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    Oil Pan Bolt Torque
    Les Andrews in his Model A Mechanics publication states that the bolts should be tourqued to 20 ft lbs. In the Brattons Parts Catalogue it states 5 or 6 ft lbs. Any thoughts?
    07-21-2018, 05:36 PM
  • Rumbler
    Les Andrews Vol I discrepancy
    by Rumbler
    For those keeping track, the Les Andrews Mechanics Handbook Volume I has a discrepancy on rear axle nut torque. On pages 1-17, 1-44 and 1-100 it states 125 ft/lbs and in the specification card in the back of the book it states 100 ft/lbs (page 1).
    08-30-2022, 02:03 PM
  • Mitch
    Les Andrews red book Vol 1 poll
    by Mitch
    Do you own the "Model A Mechanics Handbook Vol 1 by Les Andrews? It's a must have for any Model A owner which touches on most aspects of the mechanicals. I'm sure there are many here that do not own a copy yet for various reasons, incld being new to the hobby, or having other priorities. I'm doing some research so your input would be very important. We know that there are some errors listed in...
    Yes I own a copy of Vol 1
    No I do not own a copy of Vol 1
    08-31-2019, 08:11 AM
  • tbirdtbird
    Manifold Torque
    by tbirdtbird
    I was asked in a PM about my recommendation of 25-30 ft lbs of torque on the manifold nuts, and where did that number come from.
    I think this is important enough to get into the open forum, as it can spare someone a cracked manifold. I was also asked my qualifications. I believe the Andrews book suggests 55.
    My reply follows.

    I have been an engine builder for over 40 years,...
    11-15-2018, 11:10 PM
  • Mitch
    Important Errors contained in the Les Andrews Books
    by Mitch

    We have compiled a list of published errors that are in the Les Andrews texts. If you own or reference any of these books it would be prudent to make the appropriate corrections on the pages listed. For anyone that finds additional errors or the same errors...
    12-04-2017, 10:18 AM
  • Afordman31
    Lea Andrew’s Corrections for Volume one Red Book
    by Afordman31
    Where can I find the Corrections for Les Andrew’s volume 1 red book. Was informed that Vintage Ford Forum had them.
    01-03-2022, 04:07 PM
  • Mitch
    Model A Mechanics Handbook
    by Mitch
    I have a brand new Les Andrews Red book volume 1 sealed in plastic. If you don’t already own one please step forward. This book is as great reference for mechanical repairs, but be sure to fix the mistakes that we have compiled here on the VFF. (See the mistake link below). This book is free and includes domestic shipping. For non-domestic a $10.00 US credit gets applied towards the total.
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    08-22-2022, 06:53 PM
  • Mitch
    RG & JS Manual
    by Mitch
    Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards

    It seems many folks have a misconception of what this amazing reference is all about. The book is a valuable resource like the Les Andrews, Service Bulletins, and others. This is not just for restoring or working on a points car, it is a regular shop manual as well. More work went into this book over the years than any other reference available....
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    02-25-2018, 11:20 AM
  • Fomoco998
    Front spring bottom plate orientation
    by Fomoco998
    I have done allot of searching but how to tell proper way ? I put it on the way it came off but now I think it was on backwards to begin with . When I decided to go modified I loaned my Les Andrew books and never got returned . I've got it off now and is there a torque spec for U bolts ....
    05-28-2021, 11:29 AM
  • Mickey
    Valve cover bolts- torque???
    by Mickey
    Les' book says 20 ft. Pounds. Is that correct. Seems a little heavy for such small bolts....
    12-02-2017, 12:23 PM