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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: Palm Springs, CA

sadly, headed back to cold virginia on thursday
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By Charles Reese
Palm Springs, CA

In PS for a coupla days ... would love opportunity to visit with 'Early 28' guys .. im working on a Jan '28 Open Pickup
​​​​​​​Charles Reese 804-304-7115
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: early 28 steering gear

not intending to step on Jim or Gary's thread ... just posting some pix
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: Gas tank gasoline shut-off valve removal tool

Timely thread ... I removed / 'restored' / installed my fuel valve last weekend!
Wrapped a few turns of duct-tape around threads (not the ones that go into tank ... thread sealant on those!) and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: Roaster Pickup 1928 Windshield Studs

Firstly, credit should be given where due so I apologize for not remembering where I got this info/pix … I note also that you are writing from S.America so you may have a right hand drive vehicle in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: Need photo of the first Brake Rod Spring Bracket ---Rear

believe don turley posted these in the past ... same as mine. i can post pix of mine tomorroe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: Different Open Car Door Knobs

No photo(s) showing ... plz repost
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: The A-3430 Front radius rod ball socket (Upper)

Jan '28 Open Cab: example of 'stepped' upper socket. Note too the bolts have 'holes' vs. 'slots' for the retaining pin. Assume to be original, but then its been 90+ yrs ... :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By Charles Reese
Alemite Grease Fitting

would appreciate suggestions on how best to remove the original cone-shaped (press in) alemite fittings from shackles without destroying them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By Charles Reese
Tampa/Clearwater

planning on being in Tampa/Clearwater area a few days in mid March. too old for the beach so would enjoy visiting with "A" guys. am restoring Jan 28 vehicle so particularly interested in guys that...
Forum: Model-A 12-19-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 586
Posted By Charles Reese
E28 Tire Iron

FOUND ONE! thanks to everyone that responded ....

Looking for first style tire iron ... straight sides w/ full radius edge to the tip or sheared to keep same width along the length.

NOT the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By Charles Reese
Painting Front Fender

Would be interested in advice as to painting the Model A Front fender in one’s home garage?
1. how do you manage positioning the front fender during the spraying process? special rigs, etc.. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,996
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: Component Finishes

Pix would be helpful, along with names of products used (or found not useful).
humidity is the enemy! here in VA seems even fiberglass will rust:rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,996
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: Component Finishes

see below
meant to include al's28/33 quote
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,996
Posted By Charles Reese
Component Finishes

Due to the hard work and perseverance of many, the JS offers us a wealth of information re: finishes for most components of our projects. I don't wish to stir up a hornet’s nest but would like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: 1928 Rectangular Switch Cover

Remember ... the 'off-set' switch/cover had a 'notch' to prevent the rod from twisting. Until i found an original, i made do by modifying a .50 cal shell casing for my 'non-notched' switch
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-03-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By Charles Reese
Pickup Bed (Late "T")

Purportedly the initial Model “A” pickup bed was a 'carry-over' from the late production Model ”T” ... doubt this was a direct carry-over. I would like to know the specifications of the “length,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: front brake wedge information

from what i have been able to determine ....

(A2050/A2051) FRONT BRAKE OPERATING WEDGE
{Non-J.S.}:
● (BOP-Dec’27) (~2,500 vehicles): circular wedge
● (BOP-March’28): circular wedge...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: front brake wedge information

just FYI (not to hijack your thread!) ... the earliest had a very different wedge ... circular ... also a slightly different backing plate
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,756
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: 1928 transmission case lacking holes for throw out carrier

coupla FB'ers reminded me of an excellent technical site by Vince Falter ...

http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/atransmissioncases.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,756
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: 1928 transmission case lacking holes for throw out carrier

Info from Judging Standards & 'other' (probably Doc K). Don't remember where i got the pix or would give them credit!

(A7006) TRANSMISSION CASE (Type 1)
{J.S.’16-E28}: large hole for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,637
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: Shackle End Bars "Coined" dog bone ??????????

Some misc. info from my files.
1. pix from article by rob mills (sorry didn’t keep info on which club mag, month/yr etc.):(
2. page from one of Doc K’s article (Jul/Aug 2009 Model A News)
3....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: radiator emblem Q...

FYI: coupla originals (early, stepped edge)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Charles Reese
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,476
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: Floorboard bolts/cup washers

pg 11-4 (2016 revision)
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