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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
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: 427
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: 530
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: 429
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: 322
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: 314
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: 577
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: 386
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: 834
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: 2,969
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: 2,969
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: 2,969
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: 834
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: 856
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: 1,392
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: 1,392
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: 2,270
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: 2,270
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: 1,289
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: 717
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: 635
Posted By Charles Reese
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,828
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: Floorboard bolts/cup washers

pg 11-4 (2016 revision)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,828
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: Floorboard bolts/cup washers

i have a couple of 'originals' but have not found proper modern replacments .. the one in the green backed photo is from someone else (sorry, dont recall whom to give credit to). will use repros...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,828
Posted By Charles Reese
Re: Floorboard bolts/cup washers

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Some info from my notes:

CUP WASHER
- plain steel or raven finish
- 3/8” opening in center (repro = 1/4” or 5/16”); head does not contact floor mat
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By Charles Reese
Safety Reflector

“A-Tips” (Model A News (May-June, 2014) had an excellent safety suggestion for reflective safety tape. In order to use this idea, but not have the tape make direct contact with paint, stick...
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