RESTORING HISTORY ONE CAR AT A TIME

1928

Breaker Arm Assembly

((588)) As an added protection against car theft, the distributor breaker arm spring is now riveted around the breaker arm spring stud (see A, Fig. 588), the thickness of the head of the stud increased and the stud case hardened. These changes add two more parts to the breaker arm assembly, namely, breaker arm spring …

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Installing Piston Pins

((618)) Under no circumstances should a hammer be used on the piston pin pilot and driver when installing a piston pin. Immersing the piston in boiling water for a minute or two will expand the piston pin hole sufficiently to permit easy installation. To correctly install pin first insert the piston pin pilot and driver …

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Engine Cylinder Head Nuts

A blown out cylinder head gasket can invariably be traced to failure to securely tighten cylinder head nuts, particularly during the first 50 miles a new car is driven. During this period the new cylinder head gasket becomes slightly compressed, as a result all of the cylinder head nuts can be taken up several times …

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Tire Service

Tire Service Are you stressing to owners the importance of regularly checking tire pressures and keep- ing all tires inflated to 35 pounds? Recently a representative of one of the tire companies checked the inflation pressures on more than 400 tires on Ford owners’ cars and found pressures varying all the way from 13 to …

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Battery Bracket

Fig. 589 shows the new design battery bracket. The old design bracket will not be carried for service. Should an occasion arise where it is necessary to replace an old style bracket with the new design the new bracket can be easily installed as follows: Drill one 25/64 inch hole in center cross member at …

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Installing Drag Link

To provide additional clearance between drag link and front brake shaft housing, the end of the drag link, which was formerly assembled to the rear, is now assembled to the front. This necessitated relocating the lubricator fittings so they would be easily accessible when the position of the drag link was reversed. When installing a …

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Model A Engine Lubrication

((593)) For correct engine lubrication a high grade, well refined oil is absolutely essential. As a guide to the proper viscosity or body of oil for summer and winter conditions, which vary for different territories, the lubrication charts of reputable oil companies should be consulted. In general, an oil having the body of S. A. …

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Shock Absorber Adjustment

Cold weather adjustment for cars equipped with shock absorbers having square end needle valve is made as follows: Rear shock absorbers—Screw needle valve in until it seats, then back valve off 1/2 to 5/8 of a turn. Front shock absorbers—screw needle valve in until it seats, then back valve off 3/8 of a turn. Shock …

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New Flexible Front End Support

new Flexible Front End Support One of the problems which has constantly confronted automobile engineers is to prevent Engine vibration being transmitted to the chassis. The latest Model ” A ” improvement along this line is the introduction of a flexible front end support for the engine. The upper half of this support is bolted …

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Single Plate Clutch

Single Plate Clutch The new single plate clutch now standard for Model “A”cars and “AA”trucks is composed of two major units, namely, the cover plate assembly A-7563 and the clutch disc assembly A-7550 or AA-7550. The cover plate assembly consists of a cast iron outer driving plate and a stamped cover plate in which are …

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