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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Body blocks

I recently discovered that my 30 coupe cowl is actually a 30 tudor or pickup. The body blocks are in tough shape, but sound enough for me to use them as a pattern to make new ones. If it would help,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Posting pictures question?

Watch this Youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGijbl1bfnI
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,879
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Question? Peened inner front wheel bearing

I got all new bearings and races from my NAPA dealer. Just give them the Timken numbers and they are easily cross-referenced.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Mounting Data Plates

Thanks for the pointer, John. However I will need to wait until my wife is out before I invite my girlfriend to help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Mounting Data Plates

I have a new data plate w/ rivets and can see the spiral threads. I assume--perhaps incorrectly-- that the rivets are to be driven in from the front, then peened over on the back. Absent a solid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Mounting Data Plates

This is good detail, but how do you back up the rivet head if there isn't a friend to help?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By Russell Reay
Header cover panel (2)

I posted this last week https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=306130 , but got no response, so will try again. The distance between A pillars at the top of my windshield opening is 42...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: control arm pins

I tried this several times. Even using an 8# hammer I couldn't break the pins. Ended up drilling them out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Radius rod is too long

Ten points and a gold star to Larry and Dennis for recommending that the front end of the rods be attached first. I left everything loose, and found that with the front bolt in and the nut just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By Russell Reay
Header cover panel

I did a search of this topic and found a lot of good information that will be of immense help when the time comes. I discovered that my original cover panel is for a tudor/ pu, and the new one I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Hood Hinge Retainer Kit Install

I welded one into my cowl a few weeks ago. If I recall correctly the cork/ cardboard is just to hold the nut and bolt assembly in place until it is welded.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Throttle Bracket Shims

I just read Brent Terry's expose on this subject from April 2021, and am not sure that I have an issue. I do recall that when I slid the trans input shaft into the clutch housing it went easier than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Throttle Bracket Shims

This has me concerned. I removed the engine & trans a few months ago and separated the engine from the bell to replace the pedal shaft. I do not recall there being a gasket involved. I never touched...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Russell Reay
Windshield sheet metal assembly

I need to assemble--and perhaps modify-- the sheet metal parts around my windshield (30 coupe) before painting. I have searched the threads, but found only the sketch attached. This is helpful...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,310
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: 6 blade plastic radiator fan

Ditto. I have never seen such a heater arrangement. Does it work well?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Russell Reay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Radius rod is too long

Thanks for all good suggestions. Will report on techniques used when I finally get it back together.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Radius rod is too long

I am down to bare bones--see photo, minus the wheels. I agree w/ nkaminar that measurements should locate the problem. but nothing has changed since initial disassembly. Housing didn't fall over, RR...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By Russell Reay
Radius rod is too long

I recently replaced an axle shaft. I did not intend to totally remove the radius rod, but could not untangle the brake actuating arms w/o first removing the RR. Upon re-assembly I find the RR to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: how to eliminate free play of the rear axle

The shims called for in Bob B's post are Snyder's A-4235-SH
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Front hub inner bearing race

I found that the race lip which protrudes into the axle passage is so thin/ narrow that I couldn't get purchase with any of my drifts. I ground a hook into this chisel, and it worked perfectly. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Drum incorrectly mounted to hub

I'm sure I can, but I want to have a new set of studs on hand, and everyone's opinions about what went wrong and what to do or not to do
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Russell Reay
Drum incorrectly mounted to hub

I just retrieved my new drums from the machinist with a brake lathe, and he had discovered that one had not been mounted correctly. The new drums are ductile iron and the new rear hub is just to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Holes in frame rail

Based on the number of rivets per size in the kit I think you are correct about the flat head on the frame rail and them sitting proud. Knowing that I couldn't install the other rivets correctly I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Power shut-off switch

All good input. Thanks to everyone.
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