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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Assembly line photo

My Dad worked in a steel mill before WW2 and he had a story about a guy falling into a ladle of molten steel. Nothing left to save.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Shocks: Anyone know a reasonable rebuilder ?r ??

Search for "shocks" in the thread at the top of the list.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,238
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Leather main bearing

Tell us how you got those used stockings!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,995
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Pacemakers and Model A ignition systems

I have a 2017 Boston Scientific pacemaker and they only said that I couldn't be near any electric welding. A technician downloads data from it twice a year and hasn't brought up anything that would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Engine Bolt question

This is the tool to screw in there to keep the oil pump from falling out when you remove the pan. Easy to make your own!
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Bruce of MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Bruce of MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,587
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Head gasket?

I followed this advice and it worked for me with a 6:1 head:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1145107&postcount=7
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: TDC Finder

I'm certainly too "thrifty" to buy one and have also marked the pulley to show TDC to use with my NuRex timing indicator strip. Some of us are interested in gimmicks just to know about them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,715
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

That's a relief, I've been riding motorcycles since 1970! :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: water pump Allen Head bolt size

The Bratton's site lists a lot of thread sizes for our reference:

https://www.brattons.com/water-pump-mounting-stud-nuts-set.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,715
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

As I understand it, there weren't many long, straight paved roads back then to drive at 60 mph for an hour or more. How smooth was US 30 in Nebraska in 1928?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,715
Posted By Bruce of MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,041
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: dist. wire-lower plate

OT, but I superglued that insulating washer to the bus to make installing the condenser easier.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Suggestions on crud removal

Rather than taps to chase the threads, these should remove less metal and preserve to factory fit.

http://www.langtools.com/sku-2581-26-pc-thread-restorer-tap-and-die-set/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Battery Support Mystery

I had to bend my repro support, but nowhere near 1.5".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,737
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: t 5 tranmission

Haven't tried any of these

https://www.dan4banger.com/products.html

https://www.lainefamily.com/ModelAFiles/ModelAT5.htm

https://valleymachineshop.com/model-a-parts.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

I found what was slowing my starter; the cable from the battery measured smaller than a #4 under the insulation! :eek:

A new 1 gauge cable lets it spin like a champ. The extra resistance of my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

I have a driver similar to this https://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-2910-2-Inch-Manual-7-Piece/dp/B000NPUJYE and have used the adapter with my air impact wrench and electric impact with a screwdriver bit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

I have my starter apart and planned to replace the brushes, new ones on order. The existing ones look like they all are the same material, I'll see what the new ones look like. The brushes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,826
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Juice brakes

Here's the Boling Bros instructions. Pretty interesting!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bolingbrothers/albums/72157657485472951
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Model A Ford Trunks

Dennis' pic vertical:


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4058&pictureid=43151
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: It was the Condenser

That fiber washer shown here: https://www.brattons.com/copper-plated-distributor-condenser-to-bus-bar-screw-and-insulating-washer.html

should be "super glued to tab of lower plate for easier...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Luray Swap meet

Went today and even drove my Coupe the 50 miles. Met up with several club members and had a good time and good discussions! Lots of T parts and good A parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Lining up UJ and Diveshaft splines, any tips?

When I installed my Mitchell OD, I was under the car to align the UJ and the spline and got my neighbor to push the rear axle forward, also rotate one elevated wheel while the other was touching the...
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