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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: inside paint

Glyptal works well BUT you must have the surface very clean and grease free of the stuff will not adhere to the surface and can flake off. New castings are not a problem but an enging that has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

I started painting Lacquer over 65 years ago. All we used was newspaper BUT we always used 2 thicknesses, never a single sheet for the reason stated above.


Even today, I still use newspaper.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

Some paint the accent color first and then mask that off and paint the body color.


I do not know if the factory did it that way but how ever they did it, they were fast at it with all the bodies...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

I installed needle bearings in the sector housing of my '30 and do not remember machining the bore. I may be wrong I think they just press right in. I do remember machining the bore for the seal.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Whitewall tires

A lot of recent movies depicting cars from the 30's usually have several Model A's. Most of the time, they are in way too good condition for the era. I recently saw a movie that was supposed to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Stink Bug Ignition Problems

I agree,


If you have more problems, consider getting rid of the "wireless" system and go to a good quality wire for the lower plate.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: best thermoatat model B

A and B are the same size.


Running a thermostat will keep your engine temperature more even. You will get better performance overall and you also will help keep condensation from forming in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: battery relocation

It is not uncommon for Optima batteries to last 10 years or more.


I have them in several of my cars and have had great success with them.


There was a period of time several years ago when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Lost key for 1931 Victoria

Vickey's are nice cars, not a whole lot of them made.


When I do a repair on my cars, I try to at the same time correct something that was done incorrectly in the past.


As you get more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Spring shackle bushings: Rubber or original?

Original type, not rubber.


My opinion,


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Lost key for 1931 Victoria

Contact Dick Crabtree. Send him your handle and buy from him a restored Pop-Out ignition switch.


He will key the handle the same as the ignition switch.


This is how the car should be. You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: battery relocation

I would suggest leaving it right where it is.


You may want to consider an Optima Battery. They work better and last a lot longer than a lead acid wet cell battery.


You may also want to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Lost key for 1931 Victoria

Take off the handle and send it to Dick Crabtree mbcrabtree@aol.com .


He can take care of it.


If you have an original Pop-out ignition switch or a Ford replacement ignition switch, he can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Clutch slipping.

Bw sure you get a GOOD clutch disc and not one from China.


There are a lot of very poor quality reproduction clutch discs out there that are very prone to failure.


Bratton's sells a very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,291
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

I have owned restored Model A's and also restored '32s, and '34s.


The '32 Ford is a major step forward from the Model A.


The '32 has better brakes, better steering, better engines, better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Rotor Position Question

The rotor position has everything to do with the timing being correctly set.


The notch in the cam is very carefully positioned in relation to the lobes. If it is not, when the points break and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Tcp global lacquor paint

Today, I ordered paint from TCP Global.


They have the good thinners and also primer/surface.


They were very professional and knowledgably.


I will keep you posted as to how the job...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Tcp global lacquor paint

About 15 years ago, I got some Lacquer from Hibernia and ago, few years later, I got some of the same color from TCP. The TCP color was a lot closer to the original than Hibernia.


I also was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,992
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Generator vs Alternator

I have a generator with an internal EVR and it works very well.


I re-silvered my original reflectors and use 32/50 bulbs.


The lights are very good.


I have been playing with LED Bulbs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By CWPASADENA
Tcp global lacquor paint

I am in the process of purchasing paint for my restoration project. I would like to use Lacquer as I have had a lot of experience with it thru the years.


Have any one used Acrylic Lacquer from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Rear main oil seal Model B engine

I am not aware of any actual options available for an actual seal for the rear main in a B Engine.


If the rear main is set up correctly and the drain back tube is open, the rear main should not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Remove inner oil pan

The last time I needed to remove the dipper tray from an oil pan, I had a 28-29 headlight bar on the bench that I tried to see if it would be a good pry bar. The curve on the end and the flange for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Rear axel

There was a special combination tool available that would fit the different size square holes in drain plugs that most service stations had however, as other previously have stated, for the Fords, a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 32' Front Brake Lines

The Early V-8 Garage makes line kits for your '32. They can supply pre-bent lines and all the fittings and related hardware. Their kits use existing holes with no modifications required.


They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,422
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: That "Opportunity Knocks" Engine

This crack is probably a result of the water in the engine freezing. This is not uncommon.


The first Model A engine I rebuilt back in the 1950's had a freeze crack in the same place. I had it...
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