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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: I want to know about the wire-on binding

So binding comes in a different styles. The 2 we are most familiar with, sort of, are the normal stuff you can buy today and Locktite.

The difference is in how they cover the area. The purpose of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 1931 slantwindow

do they look like this:

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,695
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Installing Radius Rod Rubber Ball

Originally, for the later Fords that used the rubber, there are a pliers things that opens the hole so you can put them on.

I have one in my tools.

For the A you really should not use one as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Color of Engine /splash pan for a 1931 model A

They were dipped black enamel like the fender, splash aprons and a lot of other parts.

So they would have been a gloss black. You can see them hanging from the overhead line in factory photos that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,418
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Primer paint

There are an increasing number of roll on paints and primers. I know the boat world is using them. I an not aware, but probably it is a good idea to look.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,418
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Primer paint

I called up SPI many years ago and talked to the owner.

So first you have to understand how coatings adhere to a surface. This is generic from glues to paints. There needs to be a proper roughness...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,418
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Primer paint

You are doing it wrong.

Your error is trying to level on the metal. You need to have the filler coat the whole surface. You cant have metal through and have a level surface. The metal is too hard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 31 slant windshield crank

I think we should ask that your are talking about the handle you crank inside the car?

Or the levers that raise the window in the door?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rolling Chassis - Dustless vs sandblasting

First lets just dispel a myth.

It is NOT heat that warps the metal!!

It is the mechanial beating of the surface that causes it to expand. You control the surface expansion via speed of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 31 Fordor door latch

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Victoria Roof Dent

The fastest way to ruin a curved panel is to use heat.

I say this because you have to have a good understanding of metal and where it is stretched and where it is shrunk. The problem is the types...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,076
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: PPG Omni Urethane or the Concept DCC

Marcos used DCC single stage paint on his car.

He flattened the paint for the areas that would not be polished. The problem is you have to spray it perfect because flattened paint will buff out to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Measuring spark timing

How to make the simple too complex..

Follow directions found here:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rumble seat lid

A quick nutshell of converting to a trunk....

Relocate the handle to the bottom. Need trunk latch.

Change curved inner panel for trunk panel.

Put hinge stuff at the top.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: BEST 30-31 Roadster Wheel well patch panels

It is best to just replace what is bad.

It is not hard to make your own from scratch. It does not have to be perfect as that area is hard to see.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Best way to sell parts

It has been my experience that eBay is really the only way to move parts of the generic types. If you are trying to sell something special that is in high demand you can go anywhere, but depending...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: flow testing Model A Zenith carb jets

Here are some charts to make life easy.


I tested many jets using the Ford column length.

I did a lot of error checking and repeating and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Curious about NOS sheet metal

After A production some of the Ford replacement parts were done by contractors. So a 40's production part may not meet the standards. I had heard a 40 production flywheel NOS was not well balanced...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 68-B windshield frame

Simple rules for the frames.

Never have an original rechromed. It will rapidly start rusting under the chrome. Actually most shops wont even try.

Spend the bucks for a never rusted frame from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Electrolysis Tank

My experience with electrolytic rust removal.

Some paints come off, some come off some and there is this red primer I run across that nothing wants to take off. Just a long time with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 2 cent on Brake drums

The only choice for most people is to pay for people with the special tooling to build a set of 4 wheels worth of new brakes.

You end up with correct working brakes that are mostly bolt on, they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Model A & Philco

The Grigsby Grunow Model 110 would be a correct aftermarket radio for the Model A. It was available in 1931. It would be a control head, a speaker, a battery box and the radio box. The 32 radio used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Front spring arching and replacement?

So keep in mind, if your springs are working properly the car will not be drivable above about 25 MPH without proper working shocks.

You hit a bump and the car feels like it is going all over the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Medal Roof

Ford wanted to do things in the most economical method, but he also was concerned about quality. Keep in mind this was before shifts in manufacturing thought, well before his son got more involved....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: blasting

Depends on where you live.

They wanted $60 a wheel here in NJ a bunch of years ago. People were doing it for $30 a wheel in the south where peoples time is undervalued which can be profitable for...
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