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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Installation of Rebuilt Original Ignition Switch

I found it was easy to screw the bottom connector to the dist. The tricky parts was getting the switch body to fit into the gauge cluster, make the 1/8 turn and get the third screw into the switch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,536
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Looks like your moving along. You mentioned when you where forming the firewall that you had a problem with cracking. What grade of aluminum are you using? And are you annealing the areas where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Factory Paint Colors

Also use the Judging Standards. The 28 is different from 29 as it has the reveals on the doors painted the stripe colour. I have a 28 Sport Coupe that I'm getting ready to paint so I know where your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Reproducing Door Panel Retainer Nails ( A-35704-A )

This sounds like a pain. But if you can support the nail head fron underneath, then you can take a sharp punch and hammer the dimples into the nail head. The only way I can think of doing it. Have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Model A, body to subframe, to frame

The A Body is usual spot welded to the cowl at the bottom to the sub-frame. Then the lower edge of the 1/4 panels are flanged over the edge of the sub-frame. This flange is usually about 1/2 to 3/4"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,867
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Something is not right!

To check the Angle on the Steering arms you want to tie a string to the front of the steering arm at the spindle and then run the string to the centre of the rear axle. The arm should be in line with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 1929 Coupe metal header cover help

Yes get the wood in place and fitted and then fit the metal. To me it looks like it needs a good twist to make it fit. Common for a part like this from it being taken off if it was pryed to get the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,863
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

Thanks for Posting this article Brent. It says it all. I put my remarks in a facebook page that also had it. Like you I've been doing restoration work for 45 years. It took me a long time to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Is there such a thing as a 6 volt heater?

Vintage Air has a nice little heater with a fan but it's 12 volts. You may want to check with them and see if they have a 6volt unit. The heaters about 8"X6"X8" long.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 1930 Coupe Interior Screw Size

If I remember those are all #8 sheet metal screws. 3/4" long.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Headlight bar rubber gaskets

The key to what your doing is the fit of the fender brkt. the fender and the headlight bar. If everything is nice and flush it won't push the gasket out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Sandblasting sheet metal parts

The first step is to strip any paint that is on the Sheet metal. Then sandblast the part. Most of the time I use 90 PSI. and regulate the blasting by the distance I keep the nozzle from the work. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,018
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

Thanks wmws. I'll mention the site. JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 28 Tudor Sedan

Nice Car. What a great place to start from.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,018
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

Thanks Wmws. I've been looking for a listing like this. Would you mind if I added it to our Newsletter?

JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 31 Victoria

What colour Combination is this?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Passenger window on 30 5 window coupe

If you remove the interior moulding and the upper door plate you can lift the window up to the top with the regulator and slide the arm off of the lift channel. Then you can slide the assembly out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Splash Apron Mounting isses

If the hood shelve is tight against the fender, then you've have to loosen the bumper mounting bolts and try rotating them. Sometimes there out of round and by rotating them you can move the splash...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Splash Apron Mounting isses

It looks like these are painted already. Always a good idea to fit everything before you paint the parts as you've learnt. Also all aftermarket sheet metal parts have to be worked. I.E the holes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: splash apron removed

To remove the aprons you'll have to remove the body bolts and the two bolts that hold the apron to the frame. One at each end. Then you can block the body up a little (1") to slip the apron out. You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Strange E-brake observation

It could be that the E-brake is only working on part of the drum so it's locking up on the high spot. My thoughts. JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,119
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 1929 Hood Latches won't reach

Just a fix. I would shim up the hood shelf by making the wood blocks thicker where you need it. Measuring the distance thats short will tell you what you need.

The real problem maybe a sag at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Drivers door sag

First check and make sure the pins or hinges are worn. It there's no movement when you lift up on the door then you need to shim the rear cowl bolt to lift the door. JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: How to measure front wheels to straight ahead

Here's a trick to check the placement of the front and rear wheels to each other in a straight line. Get about 12' of elastic thread and attach a fish hook or safety pin opened up on each end. Then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Any good tips to lining up body bolts?

Looks like your heading the right way. Now you'll need to install the hood and start the fitting of the body. Start at the cowl and work your way back. Adding shims as you need them to get everything...
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