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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By duke36
Re: Hood alignment

If you can get Les Andrews Green book, there is a section with dimensions on hood alignment. Part of the process is raising or lowering the front cowl body bolts, the radiator support rods length and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By duke36
Re: radiator paint

We like the cheapo flat black from home depot in a generic rattle can. Very thin buildup though good enough coverage and good touch up after bugs and other debris scuff the fins.
This stuff doesn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By duke36
Re: Replacing steering box.

Usually it's the worn sector gear and sector bushings that cause a lot of steering play. If replacing the worm gear, which some suggest along with the sector, a press (or machine shop) is needed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By duke36
Re: Volvo Laycock Overdrive DIY

There was a fellow named Bob Bell in Manteca , Ca. who built and installed OD's. He provided a short 1/4" dia.rod that connected from the OD case lever over to the stock A tranny tower. A hole was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By duke36
Re: MAFCA National

Is that Bruce Davis' A400 ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By duke36
Re: Engine hoist in East Bay Area, CA

Cresco has portable knock down ones for $100+ for 4 hours.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By duke36
Re: Install gas/spark lever

Felt anti rattles were used, down approx 12" from top bushing. Alternative as recommended in other threads is to drill small hole in outer housing and squirt in small amount of rattle can low foam...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By duke36
Re: Zinc spray coatings for running board trim

A couple of options; use small dabs of semi perm. constr. adhesive or GE silicon to adhere the trim to the boards. The silicon hasn't over a year caused any chemical reaction with the zinc and will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By duke36
Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Rear Crossmember

ours was outside roofing top material (now available long /short grain vinyl)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,190
Posted By duke36
Re: Pin stripe

We've used Finesse Pinstriping Co ( NY state) tapes on a number of cars. These are stencil
type tapes that some of the pros use and come in many styles. Put tape down, use 1 Shot Enamel with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By duke36
Re: Fire Wall Insulator

We have one installed by prior owner on our late '31. Not sure they reduce noise but the front cabin doesn't seem as warm compared to other cars. A down side is that access to the j box bolts and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By duke36
Re: 160 B front door window trim

I had a very early 160 B (non indent firewall)and now a late 160 B with indent, Murray built with Murray name on seat bottom wood. Garnish moldings were the same for both models but no rear door...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By duke36
Re: 3-D printed hard-to-find parts

How about 'C' shaped metal plates with detents/ grooves to replicate the worn flat areas at the steering column spark and throttle rods. They could be glued over the existing plates after filing down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,132
Posted By duke36
Re: Rear Float-a-Motor Mount Install Issue

Antique in Rosemead was one of the earlier vendors along with JC whitney before others hit the scene. They had a bunch of original parts available also, back in the '70's. Imo, the new FAMS made of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By duke36
Re: steering box mounting frame holes

Drill frame holes out to next round size and use lip or non lip bushings
(Acme Industrial), or steel (not plastic) bushing from big box or hardware stores with i.d.hole to fit steering box bolts....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,695
Posted By duke36
Re: Good quality blackwall tire source

I installed the Lucas 19" with about 300 miles on them. They are made in Vietnam, of Nylon, not polyester. Great design and fit fender wells. Down side is they can get flat spots from sitting awhile...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By duke36
Re: Correct windshield color/Coker wheels

Ditto as stated; not sure where Coker gets theirs but some of the repro wheels have different dimples profiles where the spokes enter the rim.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By duke36
Re: Sound deadening in a roadster door

One product that may emulate the original tarry substance found in some A inside panels
would be 3m Body shutz spray undercoat . One can get a $15 undercoat gun that fits on top of the bottles of it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By duke36
Re: Advance and throttle notches

In the interim, some suggest installing a metal finger nail file (cut to fit) by pulling up on the levers against the lower springs. Grooves can be cut in the nail file face with a triangle shaped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By duke36
Re: Speedometer calibration

Some questions: Was it accurate prior to rebuild, rear end ratio (if known), 9-34 or other gears at driveshaft end, overdrive? Did you check it against GPS reading?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By duke36
Re: brake adjustment

One quick yet not always an accurate test is to feel the brake drums after a short drive. If one(s) is (are) much warmer than the others, those shoes may be adjusted too tight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,586
Posted By duke36
Re: F100 Steering by Randy

These manual boxes have recirculating ball sector gears rather than the 2 tooth or 7 tooth
stock gears, and if not mistaken, like other boxes made by Gemmer and others from the '30's on, there are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By duke36
Re: Wire wheel adaptors to 4 3/4" hub

Contact Doug: sales@ USwheeladapters.com . You'll need to provide backspacing and other dimensions they request, especially to clear the disc brake calipers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,915
Posted By duke36
Re: Adding a 4 blade instead of my 2 blade fan.

Not sure mentioned but the 4 blade fans are heavy and can stress the pump bearings if not balanced properly. We've used the 2 blade alum repro's on a number of cars and they can be balanced with a v...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By duke36
Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Dome Light Wire Guard

No need for "conduit " .Our slant window has no major wood structure like other models. The wire(s) are run to the right side from the rear mounted light on deluxe models thru a hole in the roof...
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