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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Battery Move

i bought a optima battery,didn't look at it or touch it for 16 years hidden unbder the floor is a good place for it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,846
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

I was cruising and there wasn't enough traffic to regulate my speed, I got stopped by police, when asked I said I was probably going over 50 a bit--- you were going 62 in a 50 he said, next it was "...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 33 Cabriolet window frame "support rod"

My 36 conv sedan has similar rod and nuts. thats something I havn't taken apart ,motorcycle wheel spokes might be a source
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Question about 32-34 spindles

Perhaps it was a way of making shock mounts
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Recommended hole size for drive rivits

Pick a drill a few thousands larger than the base diameter of the rivit, the round part before the raised part
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Speedometer stopped working on my 29

Try auto parts store for universal replacement inner cable ,these you cut to length you want and crimp the end on in a vice, you can make a longer one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Early Allen vacuum meter

take plastic face shield and cut one out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Repairing radiator puncture

Most radiator shops will rip out the tube at each end and solder over the hole in the tank, it will look ugly, for a small hole in the tube on the face of it gently pushing the fins away, carefully...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,271
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Oil grooves

The block picture may not be the best it's original babbitt
The caps are NOS, what you would get at the dealer if you were pouring the mains, the factory put the oil wells in already
When I had my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Differfential Gear Ratio - Determining

Move car so valve stem is up( I use rf wheel), put in 3rd, make mark on crank pulley, roll car ahead watching mark on pulley till valve stem is up again, a little over 4 turns =4:11, 3,3/4==3:78. If...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,470
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

I have found that new production wheel cylinders need to be taken apart and inspected, some have the holes drilled wrong, the feed holes drilled off center (cut the shoe tab so the piston is out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Not enough power up hills....

looks more model T to me
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Nut size on the generator pulley

most likely the available bolt was too long ,so a larger nut was slipped over to act as a spacer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: tire pressure

The instruction book says 35lbs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Generator not charging - maybe ?

If it's a original cutout the top is spot welded on
If you take off the belt, take wire Aoff and touch to B the generator should turn( called motoring), this will do 2 things, first it will polarize...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: tilloston gasket seepage

of course if you use sealant on both sides of the gasket you will need a new gasket every time you take it apart and have a bit of work to get the gasket/glue off the surfaces
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Drivetrain Advice Needed

Here's a Columbia chart that lists different transmission ratios/rpm
Worried about going 65--?? The 39 with the 60hp , 4:44 rear had no trouble cruising at 65-70 on the level ground, when it dropped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Horn Shorted. rebuild or repair??

Slip some plastic/paper under brushes, if still draw its the field windings
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 38 sedan

Lubricating the springs will soften the ride ,the spring center bolt should have a fitting, it looks like a grease fitting, but spring lube is thin oil 75/25 with talc, chassis grease will clog the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: An aluminum pulley for a detachable fan

I think it was the cheapest option in the 60s jc whitney catalogue
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1936 Ford Convertible Trunk Back Sedan Top Irons

I didn't think to measure the iron from pivot to screw hole, I measured the green bow, inside 64" tip to tip, 51" third hole to third hole from the center of the pivot to outside of bow I got...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,524
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: New Flathead “Steaming” Exhaust

You say 8 is the bottom in the picture, but on 8ba the larger water passages on the end are in the rear of the block, could the gasket have been on backwards??
I recently worked on a packard, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,524
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: New Flathead “Steaming” Exhaust

which end was #8, the cylinder at the bottom of the picture looks looks the whole area is suspect, yes the black areas are signs of possible problems in those areas, what does the other side look like
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: install front fender??

Yes, if it has the part of the splash shield as part of the fender
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: securing generator

I used to have that problem, took off all the paint on that area of the front cover and generator
It is one of the few items on the owner instruction book in bold, do not tighten belt unless it...
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