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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Any trick to getting the hinges out of 29 Roadster

Just a thought, but you might want to consider oversized hinge pins ... this might otherwise avoid the need to take the hinges out/off, depending of course upon your reason(s) for doing so. I did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,213
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Insurance

I'd stay away from JC Taylor. I learned the hard way that "uninsured/underinsured" does not apply to property losses. They were great at taking my premiums for over 20 years, but MIA when I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Snyders rebuilt shift towers

My post should have read "detente" spring. By swapping the forks, I was referring to swapping the forks between the two shifting shafts. So much for "auto-correct" functions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Snyders rebuilt shift towers

If your core is in good shape and you have no problems with the car jumping out of gear, you might find that it is less expensive to spend the money on a new shift lever and the tools to compress...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,525
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Burning Out Ignition Coils

You might also check to make certain that the 12 volt coils you are using contain an internal resister. Before I learned that there were also external resisters, I had issues with coil failure as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Source for colored powder for powder-coating wheels

Thanks Gary. I'll reach out to them next week.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Source for colored powder for powder-coating wheels

My preference would be Tacoma Cream, although I am also helping my nephew with a '31 slant window fordor, and he is looking at Hessian Blue. Thanks for your thoughts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Dick Carne
Source for colored powder for powder-coating wheels

I am hopeful of being able to start the restoration process on our '31 Cabriolet 68-C after the first of the year, and would like to begin to gather model-specific parts and pieces for that process. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,581
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Looking for rare welt tips

I think that we've spoken before, but I would be interested in having a set of these (possibly two sets in the event that one might get damaged in the installation of a new top). If you might be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: 1928 phaeton windshield supports

Tennis balls will work too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Value of a 1929 Model A Special Coupe driver

Values may vary depending on what part of the country you live, and whether there may be other "special" considerations that might factor in (matching numbers, provenance, etc.). You appear to have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Head lights

If you are looking to add reflectors and are looking to maximize the brightness of your headlights, I might suggest that you consider a new set of reflectors and the quartz conversion that is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,818
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: MARC ballot and Constitution change

All of the above are interesting comments. For the most part, the proposed changes appear to me to be primarily oriented toward an update and revision of semantics rather than general policy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,621
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: When is it time to sell?

I have been blessed to have accumulated several old cars over the years, but in my younger days, under my father's counsel, was required to sell a couple rather than start a parking lot in the back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Top Saddle brackets (1928 Phaeton)

On my early '29 touring car, I have found that coiling these within the strap buckle works best for me. The number of coils should completely fill one side of the latch, and when wrapped around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,918
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: New guy! Many questions

Hi David, and welcome! A couple of things: first, I think that you got an extremely good price for the car you show in your pictures - my frame of reference would suggest that you would still have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: 101 and still havin fun!

Good to hear nice stories like this, as I know that it meant a lot to your friend, both for your time and interest in him, but also for the trip down "Memory Lane". I lost a friend a few years back...
Forum: Model-A 08-08-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By Dick Carne
Would like to find running engine for a friend

I received a phone call the other evening from a friend who is hoping to find a running Model A engine. From my understanding, he would like to find one (not a fresh, rebuilt one) without any major...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Mounting a second Rear drum light

Nicely done! I added one to my early '29 phaeton years ago for safety purposes. In that regard, I would also like to add a second light on my '28 roadster, but doing so would seem somewhat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,424
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Cos of A Restoration

I'm not sure from your question if your car is a straight windshield or slant window fordor - the slant window would obviously represent a lower cost project (I have helped my nephew some on his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,724
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Whitewalls

I know that this a topic with strong sentiments on both sides. But as for white walls, are there any tire manufacturers who currently produce a "double" whitewall. I know that Denman used to produce...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,190
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: A400 68C rubber stem bumpers

I'm in the process of gathering parts/pieces for my 68C. Please add me to your list if you would, as I will need to replace these when I get to that point. Thanks in advance for your kind...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,202
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Mail truck question

For any Model A Mail Truck owner, by far and above the best resource book available is the one entitled "The Ford Model A Mail Truck" by Aldie Johnson, Jr., published in 1999 by The Postal A Press...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: 160-B top wood

We replaced the front header in my nephew's slant window with everything still attached. Although tight tolerances, I don't think that it would be necessary to dismantle the cowl section from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,202
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Mail truck question

Once you have determined that what you are looking at is indeed a Model A Mail Truck, then check to make certain that all of the metal hardware is intact. There are a few folks that have made random...
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