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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Can rods be checked for straightness without special equipment?

A real easy way to check rods is to instal crank ,torque mains to spec.Instal all four rods and pistons. Torque rods to spec.Turn engine upside down in engine stand. Rotate engine a few times and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By Bruce Newbery
V-8 oil pump failures

I have taken 6 V 8 oil pumps, short style 1932-48 model 50 pound spring. They all have failed shaft bearing surfaces and failed bushings. I previously installed a new melling and at 5000 miles ,it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,443
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Tubeless 16" tires

Al ,I would stick with the 16 inch .The Bridgestone tire is very close to the Model a tire in outside diameter and it is probably 2 ply sidewalls. They would be perfect for your F150 overdrive so you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,443
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Tubeless 16" tires

I run at 32lbs and it handles well .I have them on my29 Hardtop pickup and on a 29 Business Coupe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,443
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Tubeless 16" tires

Yes, I have two Model A s and both have Bridgestone Ecopias . They are LRR which gives you a excellent ride and easier steering. I have over 20,000 miles on one set and not much wear. The old 21 inch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Speedometer cable keeps coming loose

I had the same problem on 3 cables I have bought in the last 3 year’s. It is because the cables are made to short. The stuff is just not made to spec. All I did on my 28-29 was remove the drive gear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,508
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Hagerty and Pelling Insurance

I live in Canada and was thinking of buying Hagerty insurance to drive across Canada and return through U.S.A . The trip would take 4 months. I was told they would not cover me because the car would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,623
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Fiberglass Fenders

I have Wescotts fiberglass fenders on my 29 hardtop pickup and have over 40,000 miles on them and no cracks and have hit some pretty big pot holes and no problems. I bought my second set in December...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: 29 Business coupe oval windows

Thanks for the reply. Do you remember about the back window. Was it mounted in the cardboard like the side windows or did it just hang free floating on the top material?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bruce Newbery
29 Business coupe oval windows

I got all my glass cut today and was really trying to figure out just how the oval windows and rear windows are installed. I have a cartouche top kit and the instructions are difficult to understand....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 774
Posted By Bruce Newbery
teacup tail light bracket.

I am installing Tea cup tail lights on my 1929 Business Coupe and need to know the height that the light bracket is mounted on the fender and also is it mounted in the centre or is more to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,355
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Wood from Classic Wood Manufacturing

I just finished installing a Classic wood MFG kit in my 1929 Business coupe and I must say the wood kit was perfect in all ways. I only had to make a few alterations. I called the manager with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,087
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Hood adjustment

I had the same problem as you have. I am building a car from the ground up and my frame and subframe were perfectly straight. I had to have two thick pads under my rad so the metal strap under the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By Bruce Newbery
business coupe vs sports coupe

I am still building my 1929 business coupe and I have some questions. My car started with a rusty subframe and one rear door post full length and one cut off at the side panel height. I had a 29...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Yet another rumble lid problem....

I bought my rumble lid from Snyders and the hinges would not line up with the rumble lid. The catalogue says to buy the repro hinges to fit the lid they sell I bought the hinges and it all fit. I do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,601
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Lion Speed Head

In my opinion ,Charlie Yapp has done more for our hobby than anyone else I know. He is a great person and in no way should he be slammed by anyone on this forum. A apology is in order I cannot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,035
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Bill Hirsch Black Miracle paint.

Thanks for the information. The floor pans were new. I lightly sandblasted them. There was no oil on them. The first time I used the Miracle paint I put it on the bare metal with a brush. I got air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,035
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Bill Hirsch Black Miracle paint.

I painted my new floor pans with the miracle paint. I sandblasted the panels, then used wax and grease remover. After it was dry, I painted the panels. To my surprise I kept getting air bubbles. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Fenderwell and rear quarter patch panels

I have welded in new fenderwells and new rear quarter panels and would like to know how far to bend the lower flange around the subframe. Also is it necessary to put in a antisqueek webbing in or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: 29 business coupe seat frame position

Hi Rusty.
Thanks for the picture. I have a repo one and one of the ears is shorter than the other and it does not sit square. Could you please measure from center of the small hole in the riser to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By Bruce Newbery
29 business coupe seat frame position

I am restoring a 29 business coupe and would like to know exactly where the seat frame is positioned. Does it fit tight against the seat riser or does it match up with the flange of the seat riser?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,420
Posted By Bruce Newbery
New wood Preservative

I was reading in Les Andrews vol.2 that all new wood should be precoated with a wood preservative and a thin antisqueak padding should be installed between the wood and the sheet metal. Could any of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By Bruce Newbery
29 business coupe rumble seat floor pans

I am currently doing a ground up restoration on a 29 business coupe with a rumble seat and I really need some help. Unfortunately it was in bad shape and I only ended up with the subrails and two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,166
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: 185/80R16 tires

Jim.
I have the Bridgestone Ecopia EP2 195/80 R16 tires on my Model a pickup They are great. The diameter is 28.2 they are low rolling resistant. The tires are marked for electric car use only.Rav...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,928
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: shock conversion

I am using Monro-matic 31089 and they are great. They are for a volkswagon beetle in the 1970 era. I am also running Bridgestone Ecopia EP-02 radials They are low rolling resistance and my 1929...
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