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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1931 Victoria Front Pass Window Problems

I suspect the glass is not sitting in the bracket evenly. There should be a nominal 1\2" of glass protruding past the end on each side. I may have shifted or was not correctly installed.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 02:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,882
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

There is an organization in the Model A kingdom in Southern California known as the “BLT Guys”. BLT stands for Bryan, Larry, and Tom, the original three members that started the organization. What...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: wind wings

Many thanks to those that responded. Some very good suggestions here.

It appears the etched glass wind wings on the market are made by A&L and in only one pattern. Bratton's and Mac's carry them. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,882
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

The Model A was designed to run all day long at 45 mph with the engine turning over at 2000 rpm. With a Mitchell 26% overdrive and with a standard ring & pinion you can run all day long at 55 mph...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By Tom Endy
wind wings

Is there a supplier in the Model A kingdom that supplies custom etched wind wings for closed cars?

My grandson, who is 15 years old, has a 1930 Tudor that we are in the process of restoring. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1928 drive shaft removal

The early 1928 Model A's had a 370:1 ratio ring & pinion that are different from the later cars. The common pullers on the market will not work with these early R&P's. Unless you can make a unique...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear axle housing grease zerk question

That can certainly happen if you have a Borg Warner overdrive installed. All are cottage industry conversions and most use that same grease seal for an oil seal on the stub shaft of the overdrive. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear axle housing grease zerk question

I don't believe the seal is an oil seal, it is a grease seal, and is not designed to keep differential oil from reaching the brakes. I have taken hundreds of rear axle assemblies apart where the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear axle housing grease zerk question

See the attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Driveshaft

The torque is the same as for the rear axle nut, about 100 ft. lbs. I set my torque wrench at 90 ft. lbs and then look for the cotter pin hole and then pull it up to the hole.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Zenith carb question

Dash one and dash two housings are often found mated up. I suspect that back in the day when these carburetors were turned in for a core at places like Pep Boys they were disassembled and tossed in a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Horn wiring question

The motor section of the horn is isolated from ground. You can apply ground to one terminal and power to the other and the horn will work. You can reverse the leads and it will still work. I suspect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Need Carb Cleaned or Rebuild

Check that the vent hole in the gas cap is open. If it is plugged it will stop the flow of gas to the carburetor. Repo 30-31 gas caps with the single rivet in the center have a habit of allowing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission Case Question

Attached is an article about the poor quality transmission roller bearings that are currently being sold by most all the suppliers.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission Case Question

Either one works pretty much the same. However, be sure you have the correct oil baffles on the front and rear ball bearings for whatever housing you intend to use.

The ones with the cast bearings...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Model A Rearend

The early cars had a different constructed ring & pinion and also a different gear ratio. See the attached article. There is also an early and late ring gear carrier. The later spider gears also have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Keeps blowing fuses alternator problem?

A possible hidden short is behind the terminal block on the fire wall. The originals had the two threaded studs embedded in the composite material. The ones that have been coming from Hong Kong for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Keeps blowing fuses alternator problem?

I am of the opinion that an ammeter is an essential device that should be on all cars. A glance at it tells a lot about the condition of the electrical circuit.

When you first start the car up the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Keeps blowing fuses alternator problem?

I suspect you are losing the ground to the battery. When that happens the voltage from the alternator is not controlled and it raises and burns out the lights.

The usual place it is lost is where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Tie Rod Grease Fitting Direction

See attached article. The fourth paragraph should answer your question.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Replacing Rear Drum Seal

This photo was posted on fordbarn a number of years ago. The tool was made from the tapered end of a discarded Model A axle or drive shaft. The tool is inserted into the taper of the drum and used as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1931 Victoria Mirrors

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

The attached article was written a number of years ago and covers most of the reasons that a Model A transmission jumps out of gear.

The only new addition is the redesigned off-shore roller...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rewiring horn and wiper motor for 12 volts

Attached article on how to rewire the horn for 12-volts.

Tom Endy
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