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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By hazelhoff
Hood hinges

Just curiosity … what makes the hood hinges scuff the paint from their opposite counterparts ? In other words, why do we see pictures of cars scuffed and others don’t ?

Henk
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,107
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Ok, i'll poke the bear..Ethanol or Straight Gasoline ?

In WW2 Model A’s ran on generators fed with wood ! Indeed, they will run on anything !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,610
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Andalusite Blue

BTW, a paint chip does not have sufficient surface for the paint shop to scan properly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,610
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Andalusite Blue

My 1929 Tudor was recently painted using PPG’s Deltron. Calling PPG, at first I received the IM 121 formula being water based. On my request PPG actually regenerated this formula to solvent based. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Fan Blade Concern

Actually some after market steel fans did exist. I happen to have one. They are made of two full single blades, twisted and welled along the edges. Look like the originals ! Mine should be safe, had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Door gap

Will take the measurements tomorrow ! The car is from Denmark. Probably imported out of the US. Maybe it was built as a CKD in Holland or France ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Door gap

Looking at pictures of Model A’s, I suspect I may have Coupe doors or something. Anybody having data on interchangeability of doors ?

Henk
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Door gap

Rotorwrench. You are absolutely right. You are describing the way I rebuilt the coachwork. The old doors were used to assure the body was square, correct door opening etc.
There simply MUST be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Door gap

Katy, I don’t know whether they were the same width. I sold the old doors to a hotrodder before I bought the repacements.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Door gap

Big Hammer,

No, original hinges ! Gonna see if I could have turned them around accidenlty by mistake ! Good thinking !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Door gap

Bob, great thinking, but ... strikers, latches etc. are all new ! Yes, I took the body apart but, saved the old subframe to measure things. That’s why I would like somebody else to measure their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Door gap

Bill, with respect the striker plates, yes they move in or out. But I have make them go up and down shimming them. But .55” shims is a lot !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Door gap

The gap is actually between the right hand side of the inner door (where the latch is mounted) and the lock-pillar. So longitudinal. The door is not twisted ! The gap is all the way down from top to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Door gap

Exactly ! What to shimm ? Did different Model A’s have variations in door width? My doors are from a donor car ... don’t have a clue from what model ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By hazelhoff
Door gap

My ‘29 tudor has a problem closing her doors. Whatever I do to the latches or their counterparts in the B-post, they won’t stay closed when driving.
The gap between the side of the door and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Still can't post pictures

JPEG works, PDF don’t
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: oil leak rear main

Eric, do check the axial clearance and the cleanliness of the oil return channel. Set the end play to max. 0,05 mm. otherwise your bearing ‘sideleaks’ will overflow the oil return capacity. Remember...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: oil leak rear main

Eric, my name is Henk, I am from Holland. Today I finished solving exactly the same problem. My engine was rebuilt 30 years ago and I never ran it. Today no leaking rear main anymore ! Even when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,901
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Main Bearing Oil Groove Opinions

I know this is an old thread but nevertheless ...
Herm and James seem to agree on an oil film carrying the load of the crankshaft. I do too ! But, pour some oil on your counter and stack some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By hazelhoff
knowledge on oil

I found a very interesting story on oil for an early Corvair. The writer is Richard Widman. I asked him what is best to use in a Model A.
Please find his answer attached.

Henk

Henk 461541
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: oil grooves

the difference when spiral grooved
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Light Bar Repaint Question

I had the same issue, headlight ground I mean. I usually wrap some copper wire around the bar-to-fender bolts before putting them in. An old farmers trick ... on old tractors the rear fender lights...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Hi-Compression Head

Watch your bearings love the 7:1 !

Henk
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Upholstery Question

I join Tacoma Bob, just over 4 k. In total will do the job.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By hazelhoff
Re: Upholstery Question

By a kit from Classtique and have it installed by on old guy in the trim shop. Worked out fine with my ‘29 Tudor !

Henk
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