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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Push Button Turn Signals

Thanks Guys. I checked there web-site. Looks like the way to go. JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Tinbasher
Cool Push Button Turn Signals

Is anyone using the push button turnsignal kit from Bratton's? How difficult is it to install? Is it strickly a plug and play setup or do you have to do alot of modifing to make it work. They sell it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Pasadena High School Model A Club - Update 2 of 2

This is so good. Your getting the students interested and that's what it's all about. I was lucky and had a Auto Body teacher that got me interested. 45 years later I'm still at it. Here's our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 29 Tudor hood alignment

I think your getting ahead of yourself. It would be a good idea to check the frame for level first. You can do this with a 2' straight edge from underneath. A bit of a challenge on the drivers side....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Hot water heater

Is this a Vintage Air unit? The easiest way I know of is to mount it on the firewall below the tank on the passenger side. I like this unit as it has a blower motor and lines for defrosters hoses as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 29 Tudor hood alignment

Looks like a couple of things going on. You'll have to draw the top of the rad back towards the cowl. So shorten the nuts on the support rods. That will pull the hood back and get rid of the overlap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Body to frame to help sagging doors

Double check your frame for square and level. A diagonal measurement will tell you if the frame is square. And a 4 foot straight edge down the top of the frame rails will tell you if there's no sag...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Front Kick Panel Repair

Another thought would be to put a small piece of rubber or adhesive backed felt, along the lower section where it getting bumped. To protect the panel for the future.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Roadster and coupe rear panel install.

There is no filler or seam sealer between the panel and the 1/4's. After you've fitted everything then I would paint the edges and inside and then bolt everything back up and paint the body...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Roadster and coupe rear panel install.

The lower deck lid panel is bolted to the 1/4 panels with 1/4 flat head bolts and the lower edge bolts to the rear body crossmember with pan head 10/32 screws if I remember rightly. The new panels...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Problems with windshield hitting gastank

As far as I can tell from researching the gasket between the hinge and the header, The only gasket installed at the factory was friction tape. It appears that the new rubber gaskets where a add on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Ammeter

Get and original and have it rebuilt. Bert's is a good source. Great guys to work with. JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Newby with a question - Castor angle

You should have around 6 degs. of Postive caster. Check the ball mount at the transmission. Make sure all of the parts are there and that the ball or cups it mounts in aren't worn excessively. Along...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,105
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

My thoughts are that if you find a low mile original car then I would work on preserving it just for the details in the car. In the future it would be a great reference when someone is restoring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Painting question

Both systems work for cleaning the metal. The wire brush will leave a smoother visable surface, but the wires actualy hook the surface if looked under a microscope. This when painted over will leave...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Roadster, rear side panels

Werner: Getting cars that are messed up seems to be the norm. As a friend of mine use to say, "Many cars are Repaired, few are Restored." I'm going throught this with a great looking car right now....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Ute

Sorry. The Valiant was a six Automatic. And it was never given a name. But a buddy of the teacher bought the car and shipped it to Ireland. Painted it red. I guess after 45 years, you'd call that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Paint type

Southern Polyurethanes Inc. Has a good line of products. You can make it look just like the lacquer and enamel if your into painting. To get the semi-gloss look for inside the hood and firewall etc....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Ute

Nice 34 and The Blue Model A. Here's one I build in 72. From a Plymouth Valiant. This was a High School Project. The Auto Body teacher had been building Chryslers into "Ute's" as you call them from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 29 Model A Project-Speedster?

Also check on Facebook. There's a Speedster group there. Lots of info and pictures. Some guys build some nice speedsters. JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: How to remove 1929 Coupe cowl blocks

Also check and make sure there are no wood screws going between the subrail into the wood. Then the wood blocks can be hammered out. A long chisel works well along with a good two pound hammer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By Tinbasher
Cool Re: Common Wealth Engines

Yes the Canadian car engines where Ford Green or Ford Grey. I've found 3 engines that had orignal colour on them between the flywheel housing and the engine block. As for calling it Gray I'd say it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: ORIGINAL FAN BELT restoration?

Us a mixture of 50% Glycerin and 50% liquid dish soap, mix it up and soak the rubber part in it. It will soften up the rubber and make it easier to put on and off with less chance of the fan belt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: HELP split bones with mechanical brakes and steering arm location

Check the HAMB. They should have some good info for this. The big thing is to keep your angles correct. Everything has to be square and level and the correct Caster when your done. You'll get bump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,862
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Why the Model A

Love the comments. Guess it comes down to "we just love these cars" and have a great time with them. Happy New Year. JP
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