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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By duke36
Re: rubber parts

You may want to try Steel Rubber products in their universal line and try to match up profiles. They only (incorrectly) list the window setting rubber with lip for Model A's but should be only for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,032
Posted By duke36
Re: Anti Rattler Pics

Should be a small angle bracket attached to the frame web directly to the rear of the sidemount bracket
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By duke36
Re: Tube shocks

Look for mid 60's VW shocks with after market vendors that are oil filled only, no gas assist.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By duke36
Re: Interior Sun Visor

Bob Drake Repro's has black visors and brackets for 38-47 pickups. Or buy the brackets and use 1/8" art board (like Masonite finished on both sides) painted black to a size you prefer.
Assume you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By duke36
Re: Interior Sun Visor

Yes, what year and model do you have? Most '31 slant window sedan family of models (no outside visor) had inside visor(s) , approx 7.5 x 11, headliner material covered and with brackets as shown....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By duke36
Re: Bad manifold gaskets

Same with me. The manifolds should be surfaced unless new. Also, I use the gland rings but filing them a little to ensure the gasket seats.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By duke36
Re: Spring clips

I removed an original spring from our late '31 which had Ford script on the clips, but not rivet head bolts. Sometimes old inventory could be used up ??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By duke36
Re: Vibration

Perhaps start with the easy stuff 1st: as mentioned, fan, front motor mount tightness and springs (if original), replace FAM biscuits if 12 years old and side frame rubbers(vendors sell new ones....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By duke36
Re: Mitchell Overdrive - Shifter Modification

Yes, I have a mid 30's with Mitchell OD and the cable shifter. The T handle is mounted under the dash with home made L bracket which allows more for more leg room . The provided cable is sheathed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By duke36
Re: Paint type

Try TCP Global in s. Ca. They have the Model A formulas in Lacquer and Acry. enamel.
Restoration Line.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By duke36
Re: overdrive

Dave Delmue in N. Ca. Not sure he is still doing the complete kits.Sent you a PM.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By duke36
Re: Meaning of btt on Swap Meet

bump or relocate to top of threads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,125
Posted By duke36
Re: Modern post manufacture shock absorbers

Home Depot in US has a graphite spray that appears to work well. Dries fine and can be layered to suit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,902
Posted By duke36
Re: Check your fan blades

Agree with Bob B's posts. The vendors sell new bolts that have nuts on them to look original so the pump is easier to remove or just buy replacement hex head bolts to replace the studs in the block...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,125
Posted By duke36
Re: Modern post manufacture shock absorbers

See Empi 9600 series; pure oil filled, no gas charged.
Eyes both ends, metric holes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By duke36
Re: cup shaped interior washers and screw purpose?

Concur; haven't seen the non- raised finishing washers installed by the factory on unrestored cars mouldings. Were there exceptions ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By duke36
Re: brake linings

Concur; just finished a job with the graduated brake stick from pedal to seat frame, 1 person job, jackstands under axles as close to wheels as possible.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,902
Posted By duke36
Re: Check your fan blades

This is very timely and concur with Terry in post 2. I had a later style 4 blade fan installed by prior owner and only noticed a crack in one blade near the hub when changing water pump. The crack...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By duke36
Re: Gas and Spark Rods

Concur. We had a similar problem with throttle rod vibration with upper bushing aligned ok. and the felt in the proper place. Also, as many have posted, we drilled a small hole in the outer column...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,125
Posted By duke36
Re: Modern post manufacture shock absorbers

Concur or oil filled VW bug shocks. Check the shock parameters to fit the vendors kits. Note that the vendor's tube shocks shown won't fit with front mounted Panhard bars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,322
Posted By duke36
Re: LeBaron Bonney Co.

Bought a coupe 12 years ago that came with a Cartouche kit (Mac's- Ecklers now) that was OK but the door padding was too thick. The window cranks rubbed on the Mohair. Similar materials to Le Baron...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By duke36
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By duke36
Re: Reproduction Houdaille shocks

Prior owner installed the repro's like yours with sealed chamber; leaked and couldn't adjust them. Sorry but not worth the money. As stated, though $$$$, go with the Stipe shocks or oil filled (not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By duke36
Re: 31 slant window glass chanel

Before installing glass in channel, take the loose channel and see how it fits with the regulator arms rollers. .The arms should be on the inside face of the installed channel slots and so that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By duke36
Re: Irritating rattle. Sugestions ?

Is your horn rod original (length) with the 7 tooth or 2 tooth steering setup?
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