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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

Not something I would enjoy driving.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 431
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

Yeah, my guys must be Rookies at this! :D I am curious how many shops will quote the job at 5 hours. :eek:

Tell you what, ...why don't you start by listing EVERY task you will need to do from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 431
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

Most vintage automobile repair shops will NOT give an estimate simply because of the unknowns. Not the unknown of how to do the job, but the unknowns of what has been 'MacGuyvered' during a previous...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Powerhouse generator armature restoration

Thanks. I have an armature lathe and an undercutter, but I don't have the ability to rewind the armature. I have 3 or 4 that I need to have rewound.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Powerhouse generator armature restoration

Do we have anyone here that specializes in restoring Powerhouse generator armatures?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,780
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Ohh OK. Well typically when someone puts some type of funny symbol ( :D http://www.model-a-ford.com/ROFL.gif http://www.model-a-ford.com/LOL.gif etc. ) beside their comment, it typically means they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Gas Tank

Exactly WHAT are you trying to clean out?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,780
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Terry, please go read what I am saying. My comment to Pete was said 'tongue in cheek'. You don't need to try to convince me that it didn't work as we hashed that out here many years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,780
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Terry, not according to an engine rebuilder from Texas who mounts them there and has argued to many that we don't know what we are talking about when we stated that wouldn't work! :p

Trust me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,780
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Max Compression Ratio

...or just mount it inside the flywheel! http://www.model-a-ford.com/ROFL.gif
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,780
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Max Compression Ratio

I definitely agree with you Jim. Most I think were 'power adders' for AA or BB 4-cylinder trucks to help them keep up with 6 cylinder and V-8 powered trucks. These would not have needed much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Engine Noise

I am going to say it likely is NOT valve related simply because you are not describing a miss. If you had a sticking valve or tappet, you would likely hear a backfire or miss in the engine as the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Open Car 'Curtain Light' finish.

Like it was dipped in enamel multiple times with a smooth flow-out, -or like it was sprayed with a slight orange peel texture??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Re-Silver A Rear-View

Umm yeah, that has been my issue too is finding the correct thickness.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Open Car 'Curtain Light' finish.

The Standards call for the open car soft top rear window frame to be a "rubberized enamel" satin-gloss Black finish. Has anyone ever inspected an original one upclose enough to determine the finish...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Re-Silver A Rear-View

By chance, have you found a glass shop that can cut a mirror out of the same thickness as original?? That as been my issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Front Axle Movement

Unfortunately that is the product of using those rubber wishbone ball kits. Not only do they affect steering, they also affect front brakes. Your options are to leave it as-is, -or restore the radius...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Dealer Battery carrier

Gary, to add a little more confusion, could blue be for automotive and red be for the tractor dealers?

Bruce, check your PMs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Painting Model A/AA Hubs and Backing Plates

If you are trying to replicate the finish for fine-point, then using alkyd enamel is the most perfect way. Go to your local farm supply store and purchase a gallon or two of their Black tractor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: 29 right tail light

You fabricate it by cutting off the license plate bracket. Then spray paint the license plate lens with Black paint to keep the light from shining thru.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Powerhouse Bakelite Rings

Seth, draw it up in SolidWorks and have it 3D printed on an as-needed basis. Will last forever. You really just need to pull the print and draw off of that. Then export the file to someone who has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,780
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Max Compression Ratio

To muddy up the waters a bit, does anyone remember the diesel fuel conversion for a Model-A engine? As I recall, it was like 16:1 CR on cast bearings. It sure wasn't the compression ratio that was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: steering stabilizer

Marty, if your stabilizer is worn or defective, it may not have added any resistance to the steering. A quick way to tell would be to see what kind of resistance you have when you push the steering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Gear Tooth Pitting

I may be able to help you out. I have been approached by a local lady to assist liquidating some of her late husband's stuff. I saw a large selection of Model-A gears on a shelf. There may be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: '28 coupe door check straps

The trick we use is buy a package of stainless screws from one of the big box stores. Cut two screws about 5-6 threads from the end. Chuck the cut-off section into a drill and spin it while you...
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