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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: 29 Tudor electric wiper

One issue that I see a lot is noticeable in the picture of the installed wiper. The small round knurled nut on the wiper arm is tightened all the way. This is a tension adjustment and should only be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,725
Posted By Doug Clayton
A tragic loss to the Model A hobby, Alex Janke

Yesterday we lost Alex Janke to a terrible accident. He was a three time President of MAFCA and was currently serving as the Treasurer. Many of you probably attended one of his many seminars at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,325
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: The Fine Point cars of Reno

Just added a couple of pictures of the 160-C from Reno.
Not as flashy as the Town Car Delivery, but managed a Best-of0Show
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,119
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

Yes, your taximeter is the typical Pittsburgh meter used in many of the original Model A Taxis. It looks to be accurately restored. Is it available?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: Model A Instruction Book - In French!

Hi Jim -
I have a few different ones that I can scan for you. Any particular date that is preferable?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: Extra holes in coupe/roadster rear bumper arms

Rusty -
Well you hit upon a small detail that took me a few years to figure out, not to mention a lot of $$$$. The extra holes were added in early 1929 to accommodate the proper location for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,527
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: 31 Victoria trunk rack

If you wish to mount the deluxe luggage rack (chrome plated with wood-grained slats), the brackets are unique to the Victoria. They could be converted from the normal Roaster/Coupe style bracket by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,727
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: How Was It Done?

With regards to the painting process on bodies assembled and painted prior to shipment, the Ford paint specification sheets indicate the hoods were already at the assembly plant. At the assembly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: 68a&b side windows

There is a slight difference between the 68-A and 68-B window frames. I doubt if most people will care, but the 68-A doors with the wood structure supporting the window regulators and door latch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,623
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: How was the top bolt for the rear mounted spare

The rear inner panel is different on the early 1928 rumble seat models. They did not have the brace like Rusty shows in his photos (and no square hole in the inner panel). The bolt only went through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: 1929 Ford Industries Booklet

Let me know what you need. I have the 1929, 1930 and 1931 editions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: NOS Ford valve question

Indented FORD script valves are stainless steel and non-magnetic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: NOS Ford valve question

Valves with Ford Script are all stainless steel and in my opinion are superior to anything made today. The flat top valves were the first design of the stainless type. In the mid-late 1930's, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,028
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: Locking Spare Identity

Most lock cylinders are frozen due to the pot metal swelling. Before, going to far, try turning (in both directions) the lock cylinder with a small screwdriver. Don't twist very hard as it will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,416
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: How many model A's do you own

14 -

2 1928 Sport Coupes (one in work and one 68,000 miles)
1 1929 Roadster (the first car 1966)
2 1929 Cabriolets
2 1929 Taxis
1 1930 Cabriolet
2 1930 Town Sedans (29,000 miles and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: Victor 800 vs. Victor 800C Head Gasket Question

Early copper clad Victor gaskets were all marked with 800 only. The 800C gasket is modern, although I do not know when they added the C. Dimensionally they are the same.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,626
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: Head light adjusting screws

It was listed as a special head screw because it is a 10-32 with a #8 head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,245
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: Anal trunk spare tire bracket fasteners question

In my experience they were riveted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,553
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: Sales of Revision 4 to R.G. & J.S.

Just a quick update. The contract between MARC and MAFCA states sales to the various vendors would not take place for a year after the publication of Revision 4 and the policy would be reviewed after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,394
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: Woven brake linings and Cast Iron drums

There is a 1929 service letter than indicates a portion of all production used molded linings. I will do some research and see if I can find that letter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By Doug Clayton
Shipping Restoration Guidelines - Revision 4

After many years of effort and the contributions of countless MARC and MAFCA members. The first shipments of Revision 4 started today. Shipments will continue from both clubs until the back-log of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,645
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: Canadian Open Car Colors

Brent -
The paint colors available are listed in the 1931 Canadian Parts book. They are:
Dawn Grey
Niagara Blue
Copra Drab
Rose Beige
Mist Grey
Richelieu Blue
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,265
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: New release of restoration guidelines

Revision 4 of the Guidelines is at the printers and they turn out the material very quickly! The wait is nearly over and I am sure you will find the new material is worth the wait.

I am glad to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2016, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: Original flag terminal on cutout...

Dudley -
Your wire harnesses appear to be NOS Terminal Box to Instrument panel wiring. And yes many of the original wiring has an orange colored wire to the coil instead of red!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,603
Posted By Doug Clayton
Re: Standards revision question

Revision 3 and Revision 4 combined make the entire Restoration Guidelines. You only need to order the two revisions to get the complete book.

We are still trying to make this happen for...
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