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Farmer Dan    Posted 09-05-2017 at 14:53:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Tim Daley found a great start on the 91A-12159 screw. I few seconds in the lathe and I'll have an exact match to the original. Only thing I'm missing now is the insulator. I have two plates with this shorting out. Not luck with phone calls to McMaster Carr, Tisco or Just8Ns. Wish I knew who was making the new distributors, they have all these parts in stock if I could find their name.

    JMOR    Posted 09-06-2017 at 10:04:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Actually, the NEW distributors being sold use the license plate plastic push-in nut and a simple slotted head brass screw, so does not look much "original". Seems like they could have at least used a phillips head for centering/retention purposes?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-06-2017 at 07:16:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'm curious as to why you needed to cut down the new screw. Original part is listed at 5/16" long. McM-Carr part is 3/8" long -a 1/16" difference but there is nothing the extra length can hit to short out or cause interference. Might have been faster to just hit on your bench grinder if you were just after the original length spec. As the screw is brass, you probably could've just filed it down too. Some guys just gotta us their equipment because it is there... ; > )

    TPD

    Farmer Dan    Posted 09-06-2017 at 10:09:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Not for length, need to cut the funnel shape into it to catch the spring.

    Tim Daley(MI    Posted 09-07-2017 at 05:47:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ahhh, 10-4. Yep, the 91A12159 is not really a Fillister head, it was the only thing close I could find that would work I couldn't find any 8-32 hex head nor round head brass slotted screws, with the dished-out center. Even if CNH still could get them, they'd be priced higher than gold. I'm looking for a 1939 Ford Chassis Parts Manual to see about the actual part description. Meantime we are regulated to using an old one from a junk distributor or fabbing our own...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    HCooke    Posted 09-05-2017 at 15:11:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Dan, I have made an insulator out of heavy card stock. Alswo JMOR has posted about using a body panel plastic receiver (don't know the exact name) as an insulator.

    JMOR    Posted 09-05-2017 at 17:35:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • thanks to John (TR)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-06-2017 at 05:51:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Are those just plain plastic license plat tabs?

    Tim Daley(MI)

    JMOR    Posted 09-05-2017 at 17:38:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I am not doing well w/o Photobucket!!!!

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 09-05-2017 at 18:52:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HCooke    Posted 09-05-2017 at 18:28:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Question for administrators: How difficult and how costly would it be to host pictures on this site????

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-06-2017 at 05:50:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Harold & All-
    We looked at the possibility of the NTC doing that but it proved to be cost prohibitive. The main issue is with bandwidth. We are limited to a certain amount of files in our hosting account and as of now we are almost maxed out now. Our webmaster Tyler may be able to field this with a more technical answer, but that is only one major reason.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Michael    Posted 09-05-2017 at 22:42:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • When I found a plastic insulator that fit correctly it was at Ace Hardware in the litle specialty clips and pin boxes where all the nuts and bolts are. If I remember right it was only 20 or 30 cents. It might be worth a look if you have a local Ace near you.

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 09-05-2017 at 16:07:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • use a .250 x 3/8 nylon square nylon anchor nut available at most big box home stores. That's exactly what is in the new pot-metal plates.

    Pls post a pic of that screw when you get done w/ it on the lathe.

    36 coupe    Posted 09-20-2017 at 14:02:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • An allen screw will work fine.The coil contact spring will stay put in the screw head.I always left the timing screw on the center mark in cars,trucks and tractors.That screw was called the octane selector on cars.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 09-05-2017 at 18:58:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Also Known As license plate anchors at most auto parts stores. They were a lot more common when metal bumpers were the norm.

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