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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Front Axle Staightening

I'm pretty sure Ken is still in Texas.

Any local shop that has a press can straighten them. It really does not take a very much pressure and so a Harbor Freight press will work. The biggest...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Model A club in Wilkes County, NC

There are several guys in the Boone, NC area that drive all the way to east Tennessee to participate in a club meeting. I also know several guys in the Wilkes area and in West Jefferson that have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Vehicle vibration

As mentioned, many things contribute to vibrations, and driveline components are also an area that creates just as many issues. Most restorers do not check the driveshaft to be straight. Also, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: front wedge

Yes it is supposed to have a step in it (-see pictures of the factory blueprint below),

-and we personally don't use grease as most will tell you that over-greasing or using incorrect grease will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Repair of Soft Wood

Hi Linda, I took the liberty to post some of your pix for everyone to visualize along with me. Based on the pictures from your social media post, I honestly feel your wood is too far deteriorated to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Rebuilt transmission noise

John, where is this information coming from??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Repair of Soft Wood

Contrary to what you may believe, the Quarter Lock Pillar Wood is very much structural wood for the body. It is actually what the quarter panel is screwed to from the backside. Remove that piece of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Repair of Soft Wood

The product is still around, -just not the re-packaged/re-branded name. The epoxy was a methylmethaccrylate that is used in the repair of horse hooves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Repair of Soft Wood

I will tell you straight-up that you are approaching a path that you will likely regret. Early on in my professional career I used Kwik-Poly on two separate Fordors trying to save my customer money....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: "A" with wooden spoke wheels....

Ray, I think this is a unwarranted 'preconceived thought' that Model-Ts are dangerous with wooden wheels. While I agree that wood can rot, most hickory spokes do not if the vehicle is garage kept...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Kick panel with document storage

The DeLuxe open cars used this pocket. Ask your upholstery supplier to add that feature into a set of panels that matches your bodystyle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,716
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

There is a real irony in many hobbyist's perception that often things are done to improve safety and/or reliability. When you stop to study those comments, it should quickly be a realization that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Flywheel housing mounting

Marc, some thoughts based on my experiences. The main reasons why flywheel housings crack is because the rear motor mounts have broken which allowed the engine to flex or move in the frame. IMO,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,475
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Double Nut Lifters Secrets

George, welcome to Fordbarn.

I think I may have a set at the shop that I can send you a picture of that shows the difference. You must measure your lash at the base of the cam lobe however to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,704
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

Here is one area that I am struggling with this week! :D

Click here: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1955376&postcount=11
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: 31 Roadster wood floor pattern

This is where a drum sander comes in handy. The ¾" Plywood has a nominal thickness ²³⁄₃₂" which is 0.719", and the ¹¹⁄₁₆" Plywood should have a finish size of around 0.687". That means if we remove...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: 31 Roadster wood floor pattern

The biggest difference is most commercially available reproduction floorboards are the incorrect thickness.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,716
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

I have discussed this very topic on more than just a few occasions. My general feeling is it often deals with the owner's skillset. Many restorers that do Fine-point restorations are not doing it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,487
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

While you have the front drum off, pay close attention to the brake wedge to see if it is binding on the stud as the brake is depressed. Especially if it has the floater with the pin inside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: spring perches, castle nuts, and cotter keys

Yes, look at post #3 above. Those were absolute junk. They did not fit the front radius rod correctly and as Roger said above, the holes were not drilled correctly. I think most vendors sent them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

If it is only dried fuel, then anything that will dissolve something organic. Sometime using denatured alcohol or lacquer thinner can soften old residues where they can be flushed out. Gasoline...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 996
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,404
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Engine upgrade

From the perspective of an engine rebuilder, it is WAY easier to install a high-compression head at a later date than it is to install larger intake valves. If your budget is tight, opt for a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,704
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

I will share a little secret from my side of the fence. I got this trick from from my Dad and I have modified it for my business. It is very easy to get overwhelmed, ...and especially if you have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,704
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

Bob, now that you have done it, do you think they would be difficult the second (-or third) time you did that task?? Always remember;

, , , , 'Experience is something you don't get until...
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