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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: lost interest in 2013, working on it again.

Banjo, see if you have any private messages.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: "A" model rear wheel bearing conversion.

Boy, Amazon has a big range of prices for those babies: $610 to $35!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

If they have to order it, ask what the freight charges will be; if high, see what they can do to reduce.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/0169548

1330 Courtland Road NE
Roanoke, VA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: T5 Valley Machining Kit

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/album.php?albumid=1040
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Camshafts

All in the US:

http://www.modelaparts.net/webbcat.htm/catp44.htm
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: T5 Valley Machining Kit

You ought to consider a Mitchell overdrive. I installed mine this spring by myself, except for getting a neighbor to help push the u-joint onto the trans output shaft. It truly was a bolt-in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Adjustable Tappets

I ground down some wrenches, too. After that (of course) I started looking for thin wrenches at Carlisle, Hershey, etc. and found several good ones. This is a new set that I have ordered, also: ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Ignition timing question

If you want to limit the travel of the lever:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1872892&postcount=23
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Engine quit running help

Last fall, my timing gear lost teeth on a drive and stopped dead. That is easy to isolate by pulling the side cover, then turning the crank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Seatbelts in a Roadster

Plenty of seat belt threads here, though, with plenty of opinions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: No spark has me stumped?

Yes, the flag terminal is very close to the housing and the top plate. Examine it to see if it might be touching.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By Bruce of MN
TDC Finder

This looks interesting. You can listen for the sound while in front of the car turning the crank, then feel with the timing pin for the dimple.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

“Zenith for show, Tillotson for go!”
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Finding local A people

Where in WV? I am in VA, near Charles Town.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Head Gasket

These are very helpful:

https://www.brattons.com/engine-or-head-puller.html

Prices vary among the vendors.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Battery Isolator switch

Lots of previous threads on this. Search this forum for "disconnect kill cutoff"

two seaters and four seaters have different good spots for switches inside the cabin.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Changing Grease Fittings to Type

See what happens. If the press-in type holes are too big, you might have to re-drill and tap or another size might do it: https://saeproducts.com/drive-type-grease-fittings.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: 1931 Ford 01A Coupe

That Hemmings listing shows an auto trans! The wheels are later type, but don't look too bad.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,197
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

I've seen them in other states, too. Somehow in my career, I was aware of code requirements for vent fans to draw away gas vapors in the pit, sort of like bilge ventilation.

I have a vague...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

My seepage has stopped, so after it reaches the 1000 mile mark, I'll hold off on the antifreeze.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: 1935 Distributor Upgrade

Early V8 Forum, maybe?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Tillotson air balanced 1928-34 carb

This has a tip, not sure where I got it:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=412&pictureid=42958
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Rear spring spreader

It looks good. https://www.ecklers.com/model-a-ford-rear-spring-spreader-28-23743-1.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

I used a couple of these that have more meat than a heli-coil https://www.mcmaster.com/90259A154/

McMaster has thicker wall inserts, too. https://www.mcmaster.com/catalog/126/3504
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