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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Model A transport

A friend of mine used Reliable to move an entire collection of 13 cars half way across the US. Though not the cheapest, he was very please with their service. Hagerty Drivers Club members get a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Original headlights

Starting in mid-1930, German assembled (and later manufactured) Model A's were equipped with OEM headlights made by BOSCH. As far as I know, no one has reproduced those German BOSCH Ford headlight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,066
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Reserve Oil Can

Gr Dich Werner,

You might be interested to know that your oil can is actually an oil can for a Ford Model T based on how the spout screws into the base.

Though they look very similar, on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Factory Balancing of Rotating Assembly

Bob:

Here is a similar article that appeared in the 1 April 1928 issue of Ford News describing the balancing process of the flywheel:
http://www.ahooga.com/upload12/fullsizeoutput_29df.jpeg
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Factory Balancing of Rotating Assembly

Bob: Yes, that is correct. As for the Model A crank shaft, there were 77 operational steps in the production and machining of each crank shaft. The balancing of the crank shaft was done in a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Factory Balancing of Rotating Assembly

....and here is a description of how the flywheels were balanced (description starts at the bottom of the page to the left by the red arrow; also note the caption under the photo):
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Factory Balancing of Rotating Assembly

....adding to what Brent said, each of those operations underwent a weight equalization process. Here for example it the description of how the pistons were machined to the exact weight (in grams as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Selfmade a top boot

Hi Werner,

I looked though some original Ford factory photos showing 1928-1929 Roadsters with top boots and found the following photos that might be of help. I have cut out and enlarged the top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Stainless Steel Model A

Here is a 1931 trifold brochure from Allegheny Metal featuring the various rustless steel parts of the Model A:

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,359
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Stainless steel water pipes?

Gr Dich Andy,

From your photos, it looks like you have a 1928-1929 water pipe installed on your 1930 car. That is probably why it looks, to you, like it does not fit right. You are correct....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Info about vintage A racecars wanted

Gretzi Willi,

There was a Ford magazine published for the Swiss market in the Model A years titled "Ich und mein Auto" (in German) and "Revue Ford" (in French). Here is the cover of one of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Model A Plaque

Brattons (https://www.brattons.com) sells one similar:
https://www.brattons.com/skin/frontend/brattons/default/images/logo.jpg (https://www.brattons.com)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Original photos of 31 roadster seats and seat back?

How about this 1931 Roadster interior photo:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=428474&stc=1&d=1587799423

Brad in Maryland
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: How Were They Painted?

I think the following document will answer most of your questions.

It is an extract from the 3 July 1930 issue of American Machinist (pages 3-7) titled "Finish and Trim of FORD BODIES" by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,356
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

....a couple Model A era Ford employee badges from Belgium :D:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=428085&stc=1&d=1587519985

These were discovered about 25 years ago,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Original BOYCO canister

Here is a set of original containers with their original running board bracket:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=427998&stc=1&d=1587437293
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: To the English Model A'ers

Pluck: I posted a reply over on https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=427066&stc=1&d=1586634779...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,033
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: What is the hardest Model A accessory to find

Nice looking Wiggler Rotoscope Motometer topper :cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,041
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Sedan delivery auction

Brennt: According to the auction house web site, that 23% is their Buyer's "Internet Premium" if you bid online via Proxibid. They break that down as follows: 15% Auction House, 5% Proxibid, 3%...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,041
Posted By Brad in Germany
Arrow Re: Sedan delivery auction

There is a 1931 Model A Delivery coming up for sale at the Donely Auctions (https://www.proxibid.com/1931-Ford-Delivery-Sedan-Barn-Find/lotInformation/53506534) on 18 April. Is that possibly the one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,173
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Knock on Model A's door

Brattons does the same with specific bumper kits by year and body style. (https://www.brattons.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Door+bumper+set)

The set that I posted would be the correct one for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,033
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: What is the hardest Model A accessory to find

Here's a bunch of the fender lights I have collected over the years....some '28-29's and '30-31's as well as a commercial vehicle fender light (painted black). Note also the original armored cable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,173
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Knock on Model A's door

What a good looking car......love the original German license plate!

As for the clunking noise, do you have all of your door bumpers installed?

Here's a photo of them from Brattons Antique Auto...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,288
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Nice Town car photo

Looks like the wiper motor is on the outside of the windshield also....

Brad in Maryland
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,066
Posted By Brad in Germany
Re: Reserve Oil Can

Werner: What size and shape oil can are you planning on mounting under your hood?

Here are some other examples of oil can brackets for various shapes and sizes of oil cans. I use them to...
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