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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rebuilding powerhouse gen: specs needed

I only have specs in amps --
motoring --2.5-3 amps
field coils --2 amps at 6 volt
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Columbia rear ratios

Here's a chart, don't know how to make it larger though
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: dist cap problems again

The 46 I had with the original caps, all the cork seals and boots never had moisture problems and even with off roading it through deep puddles that coated the engine with mud, it's all in the details
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Starter not quite up to the task after rebuild

When i got the optima battery my car cranked faster, fast enough that i was accused of converting to 12V ---what battery do you have and how old is it?
originally with the first engine rebuild on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Hydraulic brake balancing

Had a 39,and 46, when I had such problems it was from wheel cylinder leaking onto linings, after years of having to work on one car or the other for brake problems and failures I solved the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1946 Lincoln voltage regulator

Find old "motor " book covering your years and there will be in depth instructions,
Crank the engine with ignition off for 30 seconds and feel all the wires between battery and engine, where it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 16/27 cluster

When I had my 46 I couldn't find a good cluster gear, found a later partially apart transmission without the overdrive unit laying on the ground in a junkyard , the teeth looked different, and ther...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 6 volt halogen sealed beams

It depends---if you replace a 35 watt with 55 watt it will take more
even if a new light takes more it doesn't mean the charging system can't carry it, and even if there is a slight discharge it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Clutch install

When I put the 49 mercury engine in the 46 1-1/2 ton truck the original truck flywheel hit the back of the block, that got shaved off on a brake lathe ,then I found the ring gear was in a little...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cover Screws for Trico Vacuum Wipers

I just looked at 4 wipers i have apart, the later replacement ones have the smaller heads
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Sitting engine - ATF?

Oil that look "fresh and brand new" can be oil that has set in the pan for 30 years and all the dirt settled out and is thick in the bottom of the pan, drain it at least, even if you save it in a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: starter repair

I have used strips of heavy duty file folders, sprayed with clear paint, for wrapping I have used strips of old sheets, resist using plastic bottle strips, they melt easy
The cloth strips use was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rear spring

To use them as spacers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: How often does a Model A have a need for a tow truck?

Stock A has little need, but if you have modern "improvements ", then you need towing like modern cars
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,583
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: what kind of grease gun are you using?

I recently got some small cartridges at tractor supply
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Torque spec for spark plugs?

Use original wrench,as tight as you can get with one hand
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,738
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

Not the best picture, V8 transmission ratios
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Feedback on by pass spin on oil filter

I can't see the filter number on the "macs ", but a correct number for a fram spin on bypass filter would be "PB50", as used on 60s ramblers and Lincoln welder with continental engine, it has built...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Do these front drum/hubs have a center "hub cap" to keep dirt out of the grease?

the first installation of press in caps can need some force, just pounding on the dome of the cap will dent it, a piece of pipe that rests against the ridge will help it seat square and without...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,377
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 10mpg

I got 23 average over several thousand miles of driving to 50-65, full advance, closed gav with regular gas, haven't kept detailed records lately, with nj ethonal gas I still get over 100 miles on 5...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 46 ford rear drum cutting

on the top of the drum doktor are the rear drum adapters, one that fits in the wheel bearing, and the small cone for the outside. ---a drum doktor cuts different than most brake lathes instead of a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 46 ford rear drum cutting

The Barrett brake lathe has adapters that fit in the wheel bearing without removing the seal, and a small cone for the outer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,971
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Oil Filter Poser

On most oil filters the bypass opens at 6-12 pounds
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Hall Toledo Grinding Stones

The hall Toledo has different threads and mounting than other systems, it works differently than other systems too, the stone only contacts a small area an a eccentric changes the stones centerline
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cast iron surface rust removal

What year brake drums??
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