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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: 31 roadster conv. Top iron question

Sorry, but I may have made an error in semantics... I should have said;

"The small right angle tab you mention inserts into the slot in the strut iron slot and serves to hold the assembly snug...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: 31 roadster conv. Top iron question

For starters, you didn't ask this but I'll answer - the top irons, left/right can only go on one way so there should be nothing wrong with the way your irons sit in the folded position.

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,410
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Lebonney Baron question

To reinforce the earlier comments, I called LB this week to get a missing page that they left out of their roadster top install instructions. I also received a not so warm response. It was quite a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,520
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Lebaron Bonney Disappointment

I purchased a 31 top kit from LB and also agonized over the instructions. I looked at their video many times (terrible background music) and went back over the instructions several times. I also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: how do i fix this roadster door problem

Uh oh!

Marco's website has an excellent dissertation on roadster door alignment.

However.... here's what your problem most likely stems from. Over a period of time, and this is most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,912
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Re arching front spring

Sorry, I didn't answer all of your questions...

The Model A Ford As Henry Built it has a excellent spring chart. But if my memory serves me right, it only shows the centerline-to-centerline...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,912
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Re arching front spring

For sure, take the spring set to a spring shop. You may want to take the specs and tell them the CL to CL spring perch measurement when assembled. They should be able to do an excellent job.

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By Dan Ewing
What is correct location of bows on top irons

Would anyone be so kind as to provide me with a bit of guidance on locating the 2nd and 3rd top bows on new top irons for 31 Deluxe roadster?

Specifically, what should the distance be from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Need guidance on top irons for 30-31 Roadster

Thanks fellas, for the update and response on the top irons.

Brent - had a chat with Walt (Bratton) and he noted that there is one supplier that provides them but did not mention any names. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Dan Ewing
Need guidance on top irons for 30-31 Roadster

Can anyone provide me with a bit of guidance on whether or not there are multiple manufacturers of the 30-31 top irons for the delux roadster.

I see prices range by over $100 among the parts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Looking for information on mounting a roadster top

Call LeBaron Bonney and see if they will send you their instruction sheets. I bought a 30/31 Deluxe Roadster top and have the detailed instructions but I don't think I would use these for the 29.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Roadster Rear Window and Body Socket Hole Size

Thanks Marco and Hoarsewhisperer.

That does confirm I have the correct glass frame albeit a bit too thick glass. I'll try to locate the 1/8" laminate for authenticity but may settle for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By Dan Ewing
Roadster Rear Window and Body Socket Hole Size

Rear window in 31 Deluxe Roadster -

How may screw holes does the original window frame have? My frame has 12 holes but I get the impression from reading the LeBaron Bonney catalog that there may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Wood Restoration

Sorry - I forgot to mention, if you replace the wood, use red oak, not white oak. With red oak you do not need to stain and the clear urethane has a slight amber tint and will darken the wood just a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Wood Restoration

Sorry, but bleach will do just that. Your oak will be a sickly washed out color and oil will not color wood. Applying a stain will only make it look uglier.

Two remedies would be to a) remove the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,802
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Shock Rebuilders

Robert Paul is who you want - I just received a set of shocks Robert rebuilt for me. Very personable gentleman and very honest and easy to work with. Be patient though. There are a lot of folks ahead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 378,291
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Model A/AA Ford Websites...Can YOU add to the list?"

Glass; Sanders Reproduction Glass, www.sandersreproglass.com (http://www.sandersreproglass.com/)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Running In Advice

Karl,

I recently broke in my engine after a complete rebuild to stock conditions. I had the cylinders re-bored and then honed to fit new pistons. I also had new babbit mains re-poured and set to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 378,291
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Model A/AA Ford Websites...Can YOU add to the list?"

Model A and Model T engine rebuild, machining and babbit plus complete restoration work in College Station, Texas

http://www.mrmodelt.com/lilleker_antique_auto_home.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Generator wiring

Tom - you went through a bit of trouble with your pictured description and it is very much appreciated.

I have a much better understanding of the principle of operation. When the theory...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Generator wiring

Tom - I assumed that there must be a difference as to which end of the field windings you connect to the 3rd brush as I also assumed that it is related to the direction of armature rotation.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Generator wiring

daviscf - interesting how you have your wiring hooked up. Looking in the the Generator Book by Mcree for an internally grounded generator, the internal hook-up is described this way:

> one of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By Dan Ewing
Generator wiring

After rebuilding my 31 generator , I need a bit of help confirming the wiring hook-up. Here is the way I have it currently wired:

a) the adjustable (3rd) brush is connected to one of the field...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Light switch contact plate identification

Pat and Chet, thanks for the feedback. It was very helpful.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,705
Posted By Dan Ewing
Re: Supplier Return Credit Poilcy

I also returned a part to Sacremento Vintage Ford and received an email message stating that the amount would be credited back to my account. This was on August 4.

I have not received any credit...
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