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Forum: Model-A 11-22-2020, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Early 1928 Radiator Shell

This rare item is still available
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,736
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

Actually, the first generation rear engine mounts (on the first 200 vehicles) go together more like current Float-a-Motors. There is a bracket riveted to the frame rail that a thick piece of rubber...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,736
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

For me currently is assembling the very early 28 equalizer break system along with the first type rear engine mounts. Everything must be done in sequence otherwise it won't all fit together. I...
Forum: Model-A 11-18-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Schrader, Dill, and Acme Valve Stem Sets

Several restored valve stem sets still available
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Bent timing pin

My guess is that the timing pin was bent when someone was reinstalling the engine. They probably used a 2X4 to pry the engine into place, placing it down in the front crossmember and pushing against...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Steering wheel paint

It would help if you mentioned which steering wheel you have. I have repaired red '28 wheels by filling cracks with Super Glue and fine dust from another red wheel. After that, I simply sanded the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: model A distributor cap ?? double Script ??

If Bakelite, it is an original, used from BOP through March 28. I think that the last one that sold on eBay brought around $40.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,750
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

Yes, both of those original belts sold right away! The first original one I bought was at Hershey probably 15+ years ago. I paid $600. It was not NOS.
I have seen NOS brown fan belts sold for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: 28-29 radiator shell lacing question

The heads of the flat headed screws were underneath the lacing.
Forum: Model-A 11-12-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Gary Karr
Forum: Model-A 11-12-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Gary Karr
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Why are there so many more 1930 grill shells than 1931s?

There were actually three radiator shells made for 28/29. From the beginning of production through February '28, the lacing was woven through holes rather than riveted to the shell. It also had a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: External door handles

What you have are a Chinese attempt to reproduce a Model A door handle. Unfortunately, they are not even close to original door handles.
Forum: Model-A 11-07-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By Gary Karr
Early 1928 Radiator Shell

Early '28 radiator shell with holes for the woven lacing. It is in very restorable condition. There are a few dents that can easily be worked. There is some rust on the bottom front but not bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: The Spindle Bolt Locking Pin: A-3122

Steve, it is really pretty simple. You can mill a round notch in the later style spindle bolts that will then work with the early style round locking pins. It's best if you can use an early style...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Are repo engine pans identical to original?

I have not seen repop pans that will fit as well as originals. Another couple of ways to identify reproduction pans are the corners and the frame mounting holes. Originals have round holes, some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: A & L Metal Value Stems

Which year dust covers are you needing? A viable option may to go with originals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Chassis painting

Some were painted before assembly and some, such as the rear end, were painted after assembly. We're talking many different components with many different finishes on the chassis.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: metal valve stems. How tight?

I tighten the bridge nuts down pretty much as tight as they will go. Make sure that your bridge washers are in good condition so that they will press evenly against the tube and bottom of the stem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Heinze Wiper Motor

It is basically a Heinze HA-C2. In order for you to use it on your Model A, the power input shaft and the switch lever shafts would have to be changed. Also, to be correct, the Heinze plate would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Gary Karr
Burdick Running Board Trim

Bob Burdick is again making show quality zinc running board trim. These are made to Ford specifications and the best available. Contact him at:
Bob Burdick
24292 Airporter Way
Laguna Niguel, CA ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: SPAM Letter 101

Cash or nothing!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: 29 Tudor stop light switch question

So, here's a picture of an NOS brake light switch. The rod extends about 1-1/2" from the body while the switch is relaxed. I suspect that Dan is correct in that the travel of your brake pedal is...
Forum: Model-A 10-03-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Original Era Model A Fan Belt

Sold pending payment
Forum: Model-A 10-03-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Gary Karr
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