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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2019, 04:23 PM
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Views: 106
Posted By Alaska Mike
Lower Windshield Post

How do I replace the sockets in the lower windshield post?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: MARC National Tour

We will be there, along with friends from Florida, Chuck and Gloria Ufkes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,299
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Would you run new 1980s tyres

I like those comments, "I only go slow", I only drive local roads", "never had a problem". I always ask myself, "How fast do I want to be going when I go in the ditch?" The price of tires, is way...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,299
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Would you run new 1980s tyres

If it was 1980 I would run them. But, it is many years later. What is your car worth? What is your safety and the safety of others worth? Buy some new tires.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Preparing a 1931 Instrument panel for plating

I would send it to the plater as is. He will know what he wants to do. Anything you might do, could end up costing you more money. As Brent said, the correct way is to de-plate. That way you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Caswell's Copy Cad...

As a follow up to the discussion, I often will just plate with nickel. It can be plated right over steel rather quickly. It provides the corrosion protection, and looks very similar to cad plating....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Caswell's Copy Cad...

I have used Caswell products for several years. I have done copy cad, flash copper, fill copper, nickel, and will soon try copy chrome. It works very well for small projects, but you probably won't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,775
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: After Sandblastig...What have you found...

I agree with Brent, phosphoric acid. I have kept parts for almost a year after treating with phosphoric acid. You can spray or brush it on. I use a foam brush for small parts, and usually treat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,604
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Radiator soldering

The old electric soldering irons are really great to use. I picked up several at flea markets, for about $20
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Cad Plating and Black Oxide kits...

Caswell. Good products, excellent phone support. Good documentation
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Gallon jugs for stretching top material.

We work with vinyl all the time. The thing you should factor in, is vinyl shrinks as it ages. So all that stretching at installation time may not work to your advantage as time goes by. I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Railroad Inspection Car

I also have a speeder, or rail car. Mine came out of Canada. I would love to have a Model A or Model T adapted to rails! Lots of tours out there, all over the United States. You get to see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Hard Steering rebuilt steering box 2 tooth

Thanks to all that responded to my question. Yes, I went out and bought the Service Bulletin Book, an amazing source of information! I followed everyone's advice, and checked everything. As others...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Hard Steering rebuilt steering box 2 tooth

Toe in about 1/16th, tire pressure 32 with balloon tires from a 1935.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Hard Steering rebuilt steering box 2 tooth

I used 600 wt oil. With the wheels up, and disconnected from pitman arm, everything turns easy. With wheels up and pitman connected, it turns relatively easy. Just when I put weight on the wheels...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Hard Steering rebuilt steering box 2 tooth

Thanks for the quick answers! It seemed to work fine on the bench, but looks like I just missed something. I will start again.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By Alaska Mike
Hard Steering rebuilt steering box 2 tooth

I just rebuilt the steering box on my 1931 roadster. Followed Les Andrews book to the letter. I replaced everything, including the case with the needle bearing up grade. Thought I made all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,902
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Do I need a new worm in the steering box?

I am really happy to hear that the "aluminum plate on the floor" method worked for someone else. I about lost it when the guy started pounding on that thing, but it worked! Glad it worked for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: 31 Standard Roadster Paint

I am in the process of painting myself, and posed this question earlier. My research through the judging guidelines, is that it is painted the lower body color.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By Alaska Mike
Painting Question

I have a 1931 roadster and I am in the process of painting the hood, cowl and doors. I have two questions.


First question: Is the cowl rail (the part right under the windshield) painted the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-23-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,334
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Model T as a daily driver

I would add rear end Babbitt to the checklist of items to be replaced.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-23-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By Alaska Mike
Cowl Painting

I have a 1931 roadster, and I am in the process of repainting hood, cowl, and doors. I am replacing the welting that goes between the gas tank and the (I think it is called) the cowl rail. The part...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,902
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Do I need a new worm in the steering box?

Rebuilt mine this winter. Bought everything. Took the gear and shaft to a local machine/welding shop. They also service a lot of big trucks and tractors. Pressed the gear off the shaft with a 20...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,006
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: 2-tooth steering worm gear replacement

I recently rebuilt my steering box. I read all of the posts and decided I needed to take it to a machine shop. It did take a more than 12 ton press to take it off. It was a big one, but I don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Driving To Memorial (I hope)

I drove my Dad's Model T to his funeral. Followed the hearse. We all thought it was most fitting..
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