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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Hood adjustment

Length, Width and then Height. This may sound strange but you may have to pull the rad back with the rad support rods first. I like about 1/8" of play in the hood front to back. Then make sure that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Trunklid to tulip panel gap

The Gap top and bottom is usually about 3/16 to 1/4. Always a bear to get the alignment. I've done at least a dozen of them and they always take time. Original hinges help alot. I worked ina English...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: How much paint?

I find the average A will take 6 quarts of single stage by the time you get the body and the fenders and parts painted. I would buy a gallon of the body colour. That way when your done you should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Paint situation

Well, I've been painting classic cars for 45 years. The problem with lacquer is that it moves alot under different conditions. It expands and it shrinks with the temp. You can paint a Enamel or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
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: 4,755
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: 427
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: 593
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: 918
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: 2,060
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: 403
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: 3,078
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: 912
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: 236
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: 850
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: 745
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: 35
Views: 2,504
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: 1,269
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: 35
Views: 2,504
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: 735
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: 309
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: 978
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: 978
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: 624
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: 828
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
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