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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,654
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Storing restored model A without a garage or carport

I agree 100% that your car should be inside If at all possible.
However........ You really might want to consider this:
For abt $165 I got a Harbor Freight "Garage in a Box" using a coupon......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Tillotson carb question

I've been wondering just how easy is it to actually interchange the Tillotsons and the Zeniths, specifically in terms of the fuel-line positions being the same? Is a roadside replacement of a Tilly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: New front spring

X3+++ for "A" Springs...

An incredible, essential, resource for anyone creating a correct/safe/well-riding Model A.

[And I'm only a delighted customer, not a sales rep...]

BTW, Travis...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,262
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: My FIRST Phone call to Burt's in Colorado

Actually, it's great to know that the vendors are really busy, not just 'Ghosting ', or worse!!!
So it's reassuring, in a way, that I've been getting so many busy signals at one of my go-to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Repeated Comments About Sacramento Ford Wiring

Sorry!!! Should have written:

Sacramento offers both 10 gauge and 14 gauge choices... [not 10ga and 12ga!!]

I just wanted to ask if there are any significant safety improvements...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Repeated Comments About Sacramento Ford Wiring

It's nice to see that the Sacramento Vintage online catalog offers several Model A wiring components, in both 12 gauge and 10 gauge...
What are the comperable operating benefits? Safety issues? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Happy Birthday to Paul in Ct -


Now that's The Spirit!!!!!


And I agree with the other folks here who are as grateful as I am for the informative help you give us all.

Just to be a bit ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Cabriolet 68C Belt Rail Fit Up

1/4" Is going to be too much. Trust me...
I'd say no more than 1/8th. And it will diminish as the setback moves forward and approaches the 'B' pillar. It will depend a bit on the size/thickness of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Tie Rod & Drag Link Cups: Steel v. Teflon v. Bronze

As duke36 says,
It's all about what's going to be easier to replace/repair down the road...
Which of these various approaches will actually create the least amount of wear on which of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Fire Department license plates

Advice Wanted:
I have a set of nine "Barn Find" Connecticut license plates from 1924 to 1933 (but 1930 is missing...).
They are all the same #s and all the same letter.... All they say is:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,723
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: 1931 Pickup Journal

Super truck...
What a fine way to keep the family tradition alive.
It's great that you have been reading the Barn posts about taking a car out of deep storage, but one part seems not to have been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,034
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Installing Model A Ford == D == Shaped Nuts

Here's a dumb one:
Would JBWeld work long (well) enough to secure the cage until the bolt draws the nut up snug against the firewall... I'm wondering if one of the primary purposes of the cages is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Victoria Garnish Paint Color

They have great products!
However, a question arises about the actual pattern.... They offer a "Stippled Mahogany" plate in their kit specifically for the Model A, but they also offer a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Ct swap meet 6-28

Is this in reference to the possibility that there could be a swapmeet at Beardsley's Orchard?
Hope so....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Door Window replacment

The sales associates working on the Millwork Department design desk at most any Home Depot can order many various types of glass --- and even complicated custom shapes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,371
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: passenger tires

Which of the tires on the market today score highest in Fine Point Judging?
In the RG/JS many of the original tire details would seem difficult, if not impossible, to recreate...
I've got a set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Rear Motor Mount Bolts

Ooops, Should have typed:
Section 1-5 Revised 2011
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Rear Motor Mount Bolts

Per RG/JS, Sec 1-9,
"The heads of the bolts were safety wired in various ways with 18 gauge plain or raven finished wire."
No mention of lock washers....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,530
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

A few comments from a Model A guy, if I may.... from a guy who had the entire NOS Lebaron top and interior kit for my Cabriolet (new in the boxes) ruined by the little %$##@&^!(*)&%^-%ers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Engine Bearing Shims

Vince's tutorial/discussion on engine main-bearing shims specifically recommends using steel shims...
Do most Model A parts suppliers offer them?
Would one vendor be better than the others?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,269
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Engine pans

An adhesive rubber liner may act as a noise reducer, but it may also act as an electrical insulator... The engine pans are an integral part of the the grounding system, and need to be connected...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,004
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Lost key for 1931 Victoria

Best investment you can ever make for your Model A... (IMHO!)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Coupe versus Tudor survival rates

Wonder if it might be fundamentally related to the overall sizes of the two very different roof designs!?!?
Once the family Tudor starts springing leaks across the back roofline, then the rear...
Forum: Model-A 12-11-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 706
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Shackles wanted '31

I'm looking for a set of front and rear shackles for my S/W Cabriolet...
Prefer not to have to use repros, so I know they will be hard to find.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By 31Cabriolet68-C
Re: Waffen-SS GAZ with heavy load held up by single jack

I swear I saw this guy's booth at Hershey last month...
He had a space in the Red Field...
Wonder if he sold both of those beauties...?
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