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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Does Gauge of Ground Wire Matter

It all has to be the "good" 6V wire, the disconnect has to be good for the amperage, how many amps is the switch you want to use rated for?, the 6v starter can draw over 500 amps locked
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rust in gas tank

I used to have the standpipe and pencil filter. -and would still have problems, took them out, filled and sloshed -- drained till most was gone, left the standpipe/filter out, went for a long drive...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Q7 generator pully

The "q7" is a date code
What is the diameter?
Does it have mount for fan on the front
Is it for 2 brush generator or 3 brush generator
The "green book"(28-48 parts book) has pictures
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

Neither side of 2nd slider looks like original one
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Crankshaft Flange Data

i have a crankshaft picture that has the bolt center diameter (and pins) as 3248-3.251 if that helps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 40 transmission removal while on a 4 post lift?

I had a era 4 post lift, for such jobs I would leave the rear wheels hanging off the end, for front drive I would hang the front wheels over the end, sometimes with safety chain if I was worried...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-07-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: oil bath conversion

When the oil is at the proper level some is sucked up into the mesh when it drains back it carries dirt with it so the mesh is pretty much self cleaning
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cause of Blow By

I got to watch it happen with my smiths compresser. I had the oil level to the middle of the letter "F", the owners instruction book for the car says "up to the f", once it expelled the excess oil it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Initial start on new engine

Running without coolant is a good way to create cracks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 39 Standard Generator to 12V

if it is a 3 brush the later field coils may not fit, the housing diameter is smaller than the 2 brush
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rebuilding a 36 steering gear

use punch trough the 2 holes for lower plate bolts to remove lower race
I used a thick rubber O-ring instead of the cork seal between the housings
Are you going to use the original needle bearing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Silly question: How do you remove the gas gauge float retaining washer?

I originally tried to work the flat back to round ,then reflatten, it broke off, i have since learned to cut the washer and bend it open, then squeeze the washer back around the rod
My now too short...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,434
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 12v from 3 brush Ford generator

They can't tell you if or when if the ic they use is not made anymore
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1939-55 Ford 6 Volt Voltage regulator on Modlel A

The amperage ratings of the generator regulator have to match the generator, the generator fields have to be wired to match the regulator, some control field power, some ground
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Never started 55 year old rebuild

When I went to check bearings 10 years after rebuilt engine the rear main was crumbled, 2 other local people had the same company rebuild theirs, but not installed or run, took crankshaft out to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Clevis or Eye to A-23822 Brake Pin Clearance

If you make the fit too tight slight alignment issues could cause binding
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 876
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: clutchplate just fits the flywheel, or not ??

Every time I look at the pictures it seems that the inner diameter of the disc looks large, what looks like a wear pattern on the flywheel looks smaller than the lining on that disc,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Fun Projects Cutout

I made a diode cutout many years ago using a delco press in diode in original cutout, I removed the coil and armature, drilled a hole in the relay frame and pressed it in, it was a used diode found...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Interesting 32

There were greyhounds in the 1932 Sears catalogue for radiator ornaments
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Replated 1934 Grill

I think it is "watts" process, dull nickel plating was only polished on the face of the ribs, then chromed
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 6 volt LED headlights

It depends on what kind of light you are looking for, if you want to read street signs, see birds on branches LED is good, if you want to see the curve coming sign a tenth of a mile down the road get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Ford Shock Absorber Fluid

I read a article about motorcycle fork oils, ATF is rated as good in it's viscosity range, and tractor multi viscosity transmission oil had a good rating ---depending on how worn the socks are
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: a good headlight conversion ?

There are lens reflector units that take H4 bulbs, they can be 6V(many voltages and wattages in H4 bulbs), would be direct fit --no modifications in place of seal beam
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Topics one should cover in a "new head" walkthrough video

If you are going to use a gasket under the water outlet don't flatten it, if you are not going to use a gasket it has to be flat----
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Never Tried To Restore

I learned a long time ago that i could screw it up 3 times for what i would pay someone else to screw it up the first time
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