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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By rdscouple
28 roadster title

About 4 years ago I bought a basket case 28 roadster from the son of a man who had passed away several years before. He gave me a bill of sale. I'm concerned that the estranged wife of the dead guy,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,958
Posted By rdscouple
Re: The garage was cold today

I also have radiant heat in the floor of my garage. It keeps the temp at 68 degrees 24/7. Check out Radiantec .com Good product, good price.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,524
Posted By rdscouple
Re: diff

I never paint mine until it's done.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,846
Posted By rdscouple
Re: Electric Wipers

RainX makes all wipers obsolete.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By rdscouple
Re: babbit clearances

My Mickey Mouse fix.....
I took out one .001 shim, cut it in half, and installed the two pieces on the front end of the shim pack and torqued it down. The bearing is now .015 on both ends.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By rdscouple
babbit clearances

I'm plastiguaging babbit bearings. One rod bearing measures .001 in the front and .002 in the back. Should I try to fix this somehow or will it be ok?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 891
Posted By rdscouple
Babbit clearance

I'm overhauling an engine, plastiguaging the babbit mains and rods, etc. Two of the rods measure .001 on one side and .002 on the other I'm thinking about removing a shim, cutting it in half and...
Forum: Model-A 08-01-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 639
Posted By rdscouple
early 28 water pump housing

This is an early 28 water pump housing, clean, no cracks. Ready for paint and rebuild kit. Price includes shipping.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By rdscouple
pictures

I am trying to download pictures of some items by husband wants to sell. I get a message that says a "security token" is missing. I've tried one picture at a time and I still get the same thing....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By rdscouple
exhaust gaskets

I removed my exhaust manifold to clean and repaint it with VHT. Can I reuse the copper gaskets?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By rdscouple
Re: What kind of grease?

I use waterproof grease in my waterpumps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,068
Posted By rdscouple
Re: Black Wheels

It looks like a real Model A. Makem black.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,489
Posted By rdscouple
Re: Fuse .where to mount

On my show cars I run the yellow wire back through the terminal box and hook up an inline fuse holder. Then back to the terminal box and the correct terminal. That way I don't have to see a fuse...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By rdscouple
Re: Adding a Dome Light to a '29 Coupe

I too want to install a dome light in my current tour car restoration. I'm also planning to install button switches in the door jambs and rumble seat opening so the lights go on when a door or rumble...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By rdscouple
Re: paint cost again

Unless you're going to leave your Model A out in the weather, don't waste money on the best quality automotive paint. Any catalized single stage automotive paint system, if applied according to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By rdscouple
Re: All Black cars

I painted some of my Model As back in the 70s using nitro lacquer on the bodies and acrylic lacquer on the black fenders. 35 or so years later the nitro is still good. The acrylic lacquer is checking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,934
Posted By rdscouple
Re: paint costs

I do all my own prep and painting because it's fun and also because I know I can fix any problems later on. I'm going to try that single stage I've seen advertised for about $20 per quart. It comes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,760
Posted By rdscouple
Re: Firestone vs BF Goodrich??

Remember the old Allstate tires? They wore like iron. I'm sure that the current tire manufacturers know if their tires don't wear out, you won't have to buy new ones. Who, now makes Model A tires...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By rdscouple
Re: First Restore - Interior Dimension question

If you're talking about the front floorboards, those dimensions are published in many of the restoration books or you can buy finished floorboards from any parts vendor. The rear metal floors are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,700
Posted By rdscouple
Re: Block Stamping

I don't see a problem with restamping an engine with the number that's on your title and frame. The rest of the car from your donor engine probably doesn't exist. Just be sure to use the *, the A,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By rdscouple
Re: Checking vin numbers????

What if you find out that someone else owns your car? I think you would be opening a can of worms. I have a basket case roadster that I bought with a bill of sale. A friend of mine is a retired cop...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By rdscouple
Re: Gen-w/p-oil filler

The oil filler is Model B. The waterpump is an aftermarket part that uses waterproof grease as the seal. I've had one of those waterpumps on my deluxe delivery for many miles. It works good and has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,262
Posted By rdscouple
Re: Who repairs speedometers?

I've used Chris Cushman twice. Very satisfied.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,403
Posted By rdscouple
Re: Preparing block for new head

To clean stud holes I ground four vertical grooves in a hardened bolt with the same threads. I ran the bolt down the stud holes with some WD40. The crud was be picked up in the grooves
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By rdscouple
San Diego weather update good news

As of today, Monday, the forcast has changed to be sunny on friday with a possible shower about midnight on Saturday night letting up by 7:00a.m. on Sunday morning. We're in Camino, about 15 miles...
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