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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Paragon
Body mounting

I'm ready to mount my 30 std coupe body on the frame. Are any of you aware of any publication showing the order of mounting? Start with running boards, and shields, front fenders, rear bumper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Paragon
Re: Windshield Frame Press-In Nut

All good comments, thank you. I'll measure the ID of the hole in relationship to the knurled nut and enlarge the hole slightly - plus the JB treatment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Paragon
Windshield Frame Press-In Nut

Do any of you have any experience with installing a "windshield frame press-in nut" (Bratton's part #30100)? I've got a 30 Std Cpe with a recently painted frame and it is in excellent condition with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,817
Posted By Paragon
Re: Hinge pins

Hey desotoguy, that was the information I was seeking. I understand the location where you place the thin nylon washer. Could you send a picture? My care is a user, not a point car and I like your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,817
Posted By Paragon
Re: Hinge pins

For my 30 standard coupe, I've removed my pins with a bit of difficulty and found the drill both sides method, then punch through works best. The "C" clamp shaped press was a waste money! Once I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By Paragon
Re: #1 plug question

Gentlemen, I appreciate all of your responses. The entire distributor has been completely rebuilt and there is no play in the shaft. I believe the issue may be w/the contact points in the new cap....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By Paragon
#1 plug question

I'm assembling my 30 Std Coupe with a recently rebuilt engine. It starts immediately yet runs a bit rough. I placed a sensor on all four Champion plugs and found the #1 plug does not fire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By Paragon
top molding questions

For my '30 standard coupe, I'm debating over using the hidum welt versus the aluminum molding for the strip above the visor. My car will be a driver; it is already painted and the long-grain vinyl...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Paragon
Re: top material installation

You nailed it exactly Steve. It will be easy to wait and install the top over the warmer months and it makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the response!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Paragon
top material installation

I'm ready to install the top material in my 30 coupe which has been painted, assembled on the chassis, etc. I read in one article that the upholstery should be installed first for ease of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,653
Posted By Paragon
Re: Front windshield rubber for closed car

I'd like to know how you install the windshield weatherstrip around the side of the windshield frame where the square nuts (one on each side) are located in the bead channel? Do you notch the bead? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By Paragon
Re: body reassembly

OK, perhaps I should have been more specific. I removed the body from my 30 coupe over 20 years ago which included a complete disassembly of all fenders, removal of the gas tank, running boards,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By Paragon
body reassembly

I just completed a body off frame restoration of my 30 standard coupe. Do any of you have a body reassembly order?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By Paragon
add temperature probe

Have any of you drilled and tapped a cast gooseneck to install a temperature probe? There seems to be enough material and there isn't much pressure. I could change the gooseneck or install the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,468
Posted By Paragon
Re: How to install running board stainless trim

I'm new to your forum and will be asking a lot of questions. To start, I'm installing the running board trim on a 1930 Standard coupe that I'm restoring. I purchased the SS trim from Mac's. Does...
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