RESTORING HISTORY ONE CAR AT A TIME

1928

Generator Charge Rate

Should be adjusted to suit individual requirements. For average driving during cold weather a charging rate of 10 amperes at 1500 R. P. M. will prove satisfactory.

Phaeton and Roadster Door Handles

The new inside and outside door handles which are now furnished as standard equipment on open cars can be easily installed on Phaetons and Roadsters not so equipped, by proceeding as follows: Remove old lock. Place new lock in place, fastening with two screws to locate. Drill through square hole in lock dog, using a …

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Carburetor Choke Lever

The carburetor choke lever has been redesigned to permit easy choking when cranking the engine by hand. This change consists of adding a hole at the end of the lever (see “A,” Fig. 609) so that a wire or piece of twine can be easily attached for choking. ((609))

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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