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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Fit problem with reskined rumble lid

You have to cut the skin. The flange is attached to the inner structure as you said it was welded into place. So the flange will be attached inside. Then you grind the edge of the skin to get your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Fit problem with reskined rumble lid

Without taking the skin off again. What I've done to get a good fit is to used a 1/16" cut off wheel and go down each side of the skin at the corner of the flange. Yes scary!! Do one side and then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Shipping

That's the norm here. What ever I pay $100.00 CDN. then I fiqure it will be $200.00 U.S and maybe another $50.00 if UPS is the handler.

Explain that to a customer!! JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Re-skin deck lid

Yes fold them over like original. The best thing to do is to make the inner skin fits your opening nicely. Good gap all the way around. Then when putting on the skin make sure there's no space...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By Tinbasher
Cool 28 - 29 Riding height

Does anyone know what the riding height should be on a 28-29 frame. I have 3 different frame charts and none of them show the riding height.

I want to check my front spring height as the steering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Sport Coupe Adjustable Seat

Yes the Cabriolet is the same as the coupe. You way want to remove the seat frame to get into the seat tracks so you can clean them and lub them properly. Sometimes the long ways, the short way.

JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Windshield gasket replacement

I always use a little Lacquer Thinners brushed onto both sides of the glass. Do this two or three times, two or three days before you want to take the frame apart. Then I use a hardwood block about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 7-tooth steering sector bushings

I just removed the steering column from my 28 because the worm and sector are worn. I had it out in 2 hours. I brought it out through the drivers compartment. The biggest job was removing the clutch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Roadster door rubber help

You may also need to adjust the door striker. It could be too far out, so the door isn't tight to the opening.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,457
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: letting go

Well done sir. I think the key in your statement was that the A went to a good home. And hopefully you can pass all that you've learn't along.
Have fun with your "Ice Cream Car"

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Body assembly video/instructions

This is one of the weak areas of restoring the Model A. There is very little detailed info on rebuilding the bodies. You'll find all kinds of mechanical info right down to a hardware book that will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,552
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Proper way to re-torque?

Atrick I was told by my engine rebuilder was to re-torque the head 5 times through heat cycles. So each time you run the engine up to temperature, let it cool and then torque it again. It has always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 31 Victoria

Nice, My favorite body style, JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Headliner Replacement for Tudor

Check out Classtique Auto Trim. on line. They make a good quality product and are great with info when you need it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Manifold Question

Well I got into the Manifold yesterday and found that the rings where holding the manifold away from the head. So I removed them and everything fit up and sealed nicely. Then went to start the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Manifold Question

Thanks redmodelt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Tinbasher
Manifold Question

After having the manifold and intake plained do you also need to plain the rings that go into the head? or is there enought room to leave the rings alone?

JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Rumble Compartment Screws

From what I've read the lid was installed on the car when painted. The colour was applied inside and around the lid opening then the outside was painted. So it was strickly a production job. Not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: New door glass question.

Yes you need the setting tape. It also works as cushion between the glass and the steel channel, to keep the glass from chipping or breaking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Any old school fender repairmen around

To bad your so far away. I'd take care of what you need and enjoy it.

The black fender is from a 1919 Maxwell. I had another car fall off of the hoist and damage it . The Tudor had the body warped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Re-skinned rumble lid

Yes Brent is correct. The a/m skins are to flat so I can see how it makes it wider. Use the a/m panel to repair your original or rework the one you have. The trunk or rumble lid can be a job to get a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: The Death Wobble Thing, Brakes

Ok So 5 deg's is what your looking for. I'd check the Radius ball and make sure it not worn. Also that the ball is mounted properly. If the upper plate is worn or missing this will decrease the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-30-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Pictures of door hardware 56 Crown Victoria

Thanks 56 Sedan DElivery. Just what i was looking for. JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Re-skinned rumble lid

Yes, I had the same problem. The a/m skin is about 3/16" to wide conpaired to the original. The thing to do is fit the inner structure to the car and get it gapped well. Then you'll have to cut off...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-29-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Tinbasher
Pictures of door hardware 56 Crown Victoria

I'm rebuilding the doors in a 1956 Crown Victoria. Does anyone have some exploded views of he construction of the door and the parts? Or is there a manual I can purchase that has this info.

I'm...
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