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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By kimeccles
main wood bow question 30 Cabriolet

Hi,

I bought the main wood top bow and it is in 5 pieces, two vertical sides that attach to the lower metal triple hinge, two short curved pieces and the long horizontal top piece. I have the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By kimeccles
Re: light switch out of alignment?

Thanks. I will check the spider location.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By kimeccles
light switch out of alignment?

My light switch on the steering wheel seems to be messed up with my new wiring harness attempt.

What is the correct sequence for a 1930 Ford Cabriolet light switch? I thought left was dim ( cowl...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,679
Posted By kimeccles
Re: Ignition, way of

Benson, Thanks for the clarification.

Yes, I was generalizing. You can add fluid, but they don't leak, so it is "sort of" sealed? They can be adjusted for winter, summer. I like the look and feel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,028
Posted By kimeccles
Re: Check your fan blades

Werner,

Try something like this.


https://www.brattons.com/fan-knock-off-tool.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,028
Posted By kimeccles
Re: Check your fan blades

When I got my car it had a two blade fan... Actually it was a four blade fan with two blades hacksawed off. LOL. It was also micro cracked on some rivets. Needless to say I use a new aluminum two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,679
Posted By kimeccles
Re: Ignition, way of

If you want some excellent shocks that look close to original, but are sealed and very well made, consider Stipe Shocks at the link below. I had mine tested and they came very close to original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By kimeccles
Cabriolet window channels

The guidelines say that the window channel felt which is only on the rear part of the door windows on the Cabriolets is supposed to be "short pieces".

The one I got from Bratton's is a full long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By kimeccles
Re: 1930 rumble seat original but rubber pads too big

I cursed mine for many days. Warming helps. Soapy water helps. Pushing and prying from under helps. I had to cut/grind nearly half the top off to get latch and alignment right.

They did finally...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By kimeccles
Re: cup shaped interior washers and screw purpose?

thanks for the additional info.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By kimeccles
Re: 68B Cab chrome door garnish tube bolts?

Thanks for the info on tube nuts.

Is there supposed to be a thin piece of felt glued into the side of the front window molding U shaped channel shown in my middle picture? Mine had some type of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By kimeccles
Re: cup shaped interior washers and screw purpose?

I agree they look good vs standard oval head screw by itself.

So you also have them with machine screws too on the steel part of the window door trim, not just the wood screws?

I can see how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By kimeccles
cup shaped interior washers and screw purpose?

Hi,

I have a bag of the so called modern original size screws and parts for a 68B Cabriolet. Of course nothing is labeled. So this is a cup shaped special washer, there are 10 of them. This chrome...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,480
Posted By kimeccles
Re: broken screws in oak, drill or give up?

Ed Wendell, and all others,

Thanks very much for the additional advise.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,480
Posted By kimeccles
Re: broken screws in oak, drill or give up?

Thanks everyone for some great ideas and discussion. I found this site based on comments above.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/screw-extractor-1-4
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,480
Posted By kimeccles
broken screws in oak, drill or give up?

Probably written about before, but I have two upper window garnish wood screws maybe #8 or #10 broken off in the only spot I can put the metal vertical chrome garnish on. These screws look broken...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By kimeccles
Re: 68B Cab chrome door garnish tube bolts?

I have been informed by a forum member that my front window garnish should be woodgrain. Oh well, I chromed mine because it was rusty chrome to start and was probably original metal.

I also found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By kimeccles
68B Cab chrome door garnish tube bolts?

Hi,

These are the tube bolts for the window front door chrome on a 68B. I re-chromed the molding garnish.

I have 4 long tubes and one shorter one. I think I need to have all 6 of these, but did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By kimeccles
1930 Cabriolet top header bar part?

edited to say I found the part.

Is there a way to delete posts that are done?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By kimeccles
Re: 1930 Cabriolet pass door lock question

Thanks. I took it out and looked more closely and it has cracked so the retainer ring broke off as mentioned above.

Now to make matters worse, the keeper screw in the door to hold the lock housing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By kimeccles
1930 Cabriolet pass door lock question

Hi,

I just put my original passenger door lock back in and when I turn the key so the door opens, it seems fine and the key comes out and lock stays where it belongs.

But when I try to lock the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By kimeccles
Re: window door seal front side felt?

Well now I think the felt goes into a small channel inside the door front window edge, and this part in my picture on the right just goes next to it on the front door window door edge area to look...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By kimeccles
rubber floor mat rumble seat 1930 cab size?

Does anyone know the correct dimensions for the rubber floor mat in the rumble seat area for a mid/late 1930 Cabriolet?

I see Rubber mat for Coupes and Roadsters. 19 5/8 x 37 1/8 wide available at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By kimeccles
window door seal front side felt?

Hi,

This picture has the wind lace retainer on the left which helps seal the door window on the rear side. The other chrome part has a small slot maybe a bit less than 1/8 inch wide, and something...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,626
Posted By kimeccles
Re: Posting pictures on the Barn?

Thanks, I will do it right from now on.
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