​                        Tools

Wrench for removing gas sender unit


Wheel Puller, will fit some A's


​Battery Clamp Puller


Water Pump wrench


​Flaring Tool


Head Puller


Swedging Tool


Grease Fitting Driver


​Light Switch Spider Tool


Timing Wrench


​Distributor Cam Wrench for 1930-31


​30 Ton Press




The below items are being offered on loan to Old Dominion Club members.

 To reserve any of these items go to the home button and click on contact. Make your request and we will get back to you.

​                           DVD's


Model T- as seen on the History Channel


Ford - The Inspiring Story of Henry Ford

with Cliff Robertson, Hope Lange, Michael Ironside.


​Henry Ford - Tin Lizzy Tycoon as seen on A&E


The Milestone Model A - The 20 Millionth vehicle produced by Ford. This is a complete documentation from the day the car was built until present day.

A majority of these tools were purchased from a major supplier of tools and parts for the Model A. These are loaned to club members only on a first come first served basis. They are all in excellent and working condition and should be returned in the same manner.


The below list is Brattons description and use with their Part #

1560T
Rear hub seal driver. Use this tool to help you install the grease seal #1560 to the correct depth for the snap ring installation. Tool only no seal.

1771
Front Hub inner/outer race installation tool. Use this tool to easily install both the inner and outer race into the front hub without damaging the race surface. Tightening the nut will draw both of the races into place. Hub and races are sold separately.


2360
Spoke straightening tool. Use this tool to help straighten the bent spokes on your wheels.

2595
Brake shoe installation tool. This is the easy way to stretch the brake spring on the backing plate for installing or removing the brake shoes. Hook the tool to the end of the brake shoe. The handle provides leverage to rock the shoe in or out of the brake wedge.

3050
Front brake lever shaft bushing reamer. This .559 reamer is fluted 13 inches long to reach both bushings in one operation

3101
Bushing Reamer for rear brake camshaft and emergency toggle lever bushing. This .688 reamer is fluted 5 inches long to reach both bushings in one operation. Custom made for these applications for us in Canada.

3501
Bushing Reamer for rear brake camshaft and emergency toggle. This .688 reamer is fluted 5 inches long to reach both bushings in one operation.

4360
Front spindle bolt bushing reamer. This .814 reamer is fluted to reach both bushings in one operation. Custom made for us in Canada.


4590
Tie rod and drag link plug tool X2. A large screw driver blade tool to be used on the tie rod or drag link plug. Heat treated. Use 7/8" wrench or socket.


5881
Spring and perch bushing driver. Use this handy tool to help remove and install new bushing in the following parts: Front & Rear Spring Bushings, Front & Rear Spring Perch Bushings, Rear Brake and Camshaft Bushings.

6082
Head nut torque tool X2  (One hand Made). Use this tool to eliminate the need to remove the distributor when you torque the head nuts.

6270
Rear axle seal driver. Slide new seal on tool, screw YOUR pipe into other end of tool. Insert tool with pipe into your axle tube. Seal will be placed in correct position, then hit end of pipe to set seal. 1/2" pipe thread.

7430
Rear Spring Spreader. Includes a bearing at each threaded end for easy turning to open spring. Can be used for both Model A & T FORDs.

7450
Front spring spreader.  Can be used for both Model A & T FORDs.

8040
Engine Head Puller. Includes studs to screw into the spark plug holes on the head and nuts

8471
Compression tester. Allows you to adapt a modern compression tester to use in the stock Model A spark plug hole. Correct compression is 55 to 70 lbs. psi. There should be no more than 6 lbs. variation between cylinders.

8790
Stock camshaft nut wrench. Use this special steel tool to remove or tighten the cam nut #8790. Use a 1/2" socket wrench to remove or install nut. Be sure the nut is on tight when you finish. Re-tighten to 100 foot pounds after turning engine over a few revolutions. Keep with car on long trips.

8922
Ratchet nut wrench. Use this wrench on the ratchet nut to help you turn the engine over. A great help when you are looking for top dead center for timing.

9280
Valve Spring compressor tool . This steel tool will compress the spring to remove or install the valve keeper.

9895
Oil pump holder tool. Use this tool to temporally hold the oil pump in the block when you drop the oil pan, by extending the screw on this tool into the groove on the oil pump.


11191
Brake & Clutch pedal bushing driver. Use this handy tool to help remove and install the bushings in both the brake and the clutch pedals.


11271
Clutch Adjustment Arm tool. Use this tool to help grab the clutch adjusting arm. It is designed to hook over the arm to allow you to remove the clevis pin.


11410
Clutch Disc alignment tool X 2. Use this tool to align the clutch disc during assembly; Place correct side of disc (shortest side of hub) against the flywheel. Install the pressure plate with the twelve bolts. Do not tighten bolts. Using the alignment tool, center the disc on the pressure plate and insert end of tool into center of pilot bearing. Torque the bolts to 25 foot pounds and remove tool.

12260
Water pump wrench  X2. Special wrench to tighten the large packing nut.

12495
Fan knock off tool. Remove the water pump housing from the head. Remove the nut & cotter pin from the shaft. Screw this tool onto the shaft. One person will hold the fan blades with the tool pointing up. Hit the tool with a hammer several times to vibrate the fan from the shaft.


14090
Special Jet Tap. For Model 'A' and 'B' Zenith Carburetor. Cleans the threads for all jets and idle adjustment threads. This is a quality high speed tap, another one available on the market is a 10/32 tap, which is close, but not the correct size. This is a 5 MM, 75 pitch tap which is the correct size the French company, Zenith, used when making Ford's carburetors.

14680
Set fuel level in carb. Turn fuel valve off, drain gas from carburetor bowl as you remove drain plug. Screw test sight tube into drain hole. Turn fuel valve on. As gas fills carburetor bowl it will fill sight tube to the same elevation as inside the bowl. The fuel level should be 5/8" below the seam of the halves of the Zenith carburetor. Adjust float level by adding gaskets under float valve (14340 or 14341). On Tillotson set the float level at 1” above the machined surface of the carb top when the top is held upside down in your hand.


17140
Ignition spark and coil tester. This device uniquely shows ignition spark presence and coil polarity while engine is running. It shows by high intensity flashing lights that spark is present, or spark is not present, or polarity is "right", or polarity is reversed. The Sparklite works with ALL types of spark ignition systems: points or transistor. It indicates properly with 6 or12 volt, positive or negative battery systems. Instructions for use are included. Genuine NU-REX.

17150
Voltage tester. A simple test device to determine the spark voltage and ignition system condition. This tool indicates problems in the ignition system; low battery, defective coil, bad condenser, resistive points, wiring, etc. An additional use of the "C" Spark is to clear and start engines that are flooded with gasoline. Instructions included.

17501
Distributor cam wrench. This wrench has two bends in it so there is no need to remove the distributor body. Fits directly onto the cam for adjusting.

30 ton Press

Wheel Puller - Large

Model A rear fender paint brace

Sears Timing Analyzer

Sears Timing Light

Gage - Compression Tester with spark Plug adapter Model  # 161 217101

Gage - Compression Tester, Serial # 900404491

Engine Stand - no wheels

Air Tool - Central Pneumatic Serial # 372861613

Gas Gage Removal tool

Guide studs to align flywheel when mounting (hand made)

Studs to align installation of oil pan to block


               ​Books


​Henry's Lady - By Ray Miller


The Legendary Model A Ford 

by Peter Winnewsser


The Ford Century - By Russ Banham


Wheels for the World - by Douglas Brinkley


​The Ford Model A - By George DeAngelis, Edward Francis, and Leslie Henry

Old Dominion Model A Ford Club 


Place your  pointer on  one of the topics in the red and click. There are also sub pages to some topics, just move pointEr down and click. 

Club members wishing to loan Model A related tools or materials, please go to HOME/CONTACT and let us know.


 dvd's on repairs to the model a



     Replacing Your Model A Brake Drums and                           Brake Shoes                

          By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 26 Minutes


     Annual Tour Preparation

        38 Annual Maintenance Routines for

        Every Model A Ford. Also Decking Model A    

        Manifolds.         

          By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 54 Minutes


     Rebuilding and Timing Your Model A Distributor

          By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 32 Minutes


     Installing a Roof on Your 1931 Model A                               Slant Window Fordor Sedan        

          By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 52 Minutes  

     

     Putting the Spring Back in Your Model A Ford

         By Alex Janke & Bob Grady - 42 Minutes

         

     Replacing a Model A Ford Engine

         By Alex Janke & Bob Grady - 65 Minutes


     Rebuilding the Model A Ford Generator

        By Herb Neumann & Ron Accornero - 62 Minutes 


     Setting Your Model A Ford

       Engine Bearing Clearances

        By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 28 Minutes


     Rebuilding Model A Shock Absorbers

        By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 68 Minutes


      Installing an Overdrive in Your Model A Ford

         By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 31 Minutes


      Installing a New Cylinder Head and Head Gasket

       By Alex Janke & Bob Grady - 50 Minutes


     Replacing Your Model A Ford 1930 Pickup Roof

         By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 40 Minuts


     Rebuilding the Model A Ford Front End + Bonus:    

        Freeing a Stuck Spring Perch

          By Alex Janke & Bob Grady - 50 Minutes (Bonus 11 Minutes)


     Rebuilding the Model A Ford Transmission

          By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 42 Minutes


     Rebuilding Your Model A Ford Water Pump

          By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 34 Minutes


     Rebuilding Model A Starters

          By Herb Neumann & Ron Accornero - 75 Minutes


     Mounting a Tire and Changing an Inner Tube

          By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 29 Mintes


     Replacing Your Model A Ford Timing Gear While

       You are on the Road

          By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 28 Minutes


     Installing a 1930 Coupe Roof

          By Alex Janke & Bob Grady


     Rebuilding Model A 2-Tooth Steering 

          By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 49 Minutes


      Installing Flathead Ted's Brake Floater Kit

        By Bob Grady & Alex Janke - 35 Minutes