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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Problems with windshield hitting gastank

As far as I can tell from researching the gasket between the hinge and the header, The only gasket installed at the factory was friction tape. It appears that the new rubber gaskets where a add on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Ammeter

Get and original and have it rebuilt. Bert's is a good source. Great guys to work with. JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Newby with a question - Castor angle

You should have around 6 degs. of Postive caster. Check the ball mount at the transmission. Make sure all of the parts are there and that the ball or cups it mounts in aren't worn excessively. Along...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,010
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

My thoughts are that if you find a low mile original car then I would work on preserving it just for the details in the car. In the future it would be a great reference when someone is restoring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Painting question

Both systems work for cleaning the metal. The wire brush will leave a smoother visable surface, but the wires actualy hook the surface if looked under a microscope. This when painted over will leave...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Roadster, rear side panels

Werner: Getting cars that are messed up seems to be the norm. As a friend of mine use to say, "Many cars are Repaired, few are Restored." I'm going throught this with a great looking car right now....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,268
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Ute

Sorry. The Valiant was a six Automatic. And it was never given a name. But a buddy of the teacher bought the car and shipped it to Ireland. Painted it red. I guess after 45 years, you'd call that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Paint type

Southern Polyurethanes Inc. Has a good line of products. You can make it look just like the lacquer and enamel if your into painting. To get the semi-gloss look for inside the hood and firewall etc....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,268
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Ute

Nice 34 and The Blue Model A. Here's one I build in 72. From a Plymouth Valiant. This was a High School Project. The Auto Body teacher had been building Chryslers into "Ute's" as you call them from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 29 Model A Project-Speedster?

Also check on Facebook. There's a Speedster group there. Lots of info and pictures. Some guys build some nice speedsters. JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: How to remove 1929 Coupe cowl blocks

Also check and make sure there are no wood screws going between the subrail into the wood. Then the wood blocks can be hammered out. A long chisel works well along with a good two pound hammer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,058
Posted By Tinbasher
Cool Re: Common Wealth Engines

Yes the Canadian car engines where Ford Green or Ford Grey. I've found 3 engines that had orignal colour on them between the flywheel housing and the engine block. As for calling it Gray I'd say it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,743
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: ORIGINAL FAN BELT restoration?

Us a mixture of 50% Glycerin and 50% liquid dish soap, mix it up and soak the rubber part in it. It will soften up the rubber and make it easier to put on and off with less chance of the fan belt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: HELP split bones with mechanical brakes and steering arm location

Check the HAMB. They should have some good info for this. The big thing is to keep your angles correct. Everything has to be square and level and the correct Caster when your done. You'll get bump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,721
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Why the Model A

Love the comments. Guess it comes down to "we just love these cars" and have a great time with them. Happy New Year. JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,063
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Gas today-can you beat this?

$5.29 a U.S. gallon here including exchange. Southern Ontario. Canada.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By Tinbasher
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,721
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Why the Model A

Thanks for all of your responces. Great stuff. Enjoy. JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Sand Blast Box air pressure

P.S. Remember to strip the paint off any parts first. As Peter said CFM is what it's about. I've seen big compressors that have small CFM. 20 - 25 CFM is good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,721
Posted By Tinbasher
Question Why the Model A

Having restored cars for almost 45 years. I put out this question.Why the Model A. I know for myself I just like the car. The way it's built, the way people respond to it when you go by and it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,906
Posted By Tinbasher
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Installing the Rumble Seat Lid

I looked for pictures but I don't have any for the stops. The rumble seat stops need the rubber stop block. That is installed on the end of the bracket on the 45 deg. angle part. They where riveted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 28 Special Coupe on Ebay

That's the way when doing a restoration. A nice complete car. Right down to the belt moulding. A hard part to find.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,017
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Tig welding door panel questions

To answer your questions. Yes TIG is a nice way to go, but you have to take your time. It is slower than Torch or MIG welding. Fit is very important. You need to get your panel fit as tight as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Radiator Shell won't fit

Start from the base. Make sure the frame is square and level first. Then go to your fit of the hood to the cowl. This will tell you if it's just in the rad or in the frame. You should have a even...
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