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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Need education on Old Sparkplugs

Check this site out: http://rstreet.us/sparkplugs/3x/3X_Spark_Plugs_2_files/frame.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Ill fitting rumble lid

From the picture, it looks like the lower panel is a repro. Put a straight edge across the top to see if it is flat. If it is, then it is a repro. An original panel should be about 1/8"(?) taller...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,607
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Out of my tank....

What about the stuff on the other side of the baffles? You can't easily get to that from the filler hole.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: patterns for cabriolet top bows

Here is my short answer:
Got the drawings from Larry.
Bought the wood from Classic.
Used the drawings to correct the mistakes in the wood from Classic.
Took the metal brace from a bad #2 bow,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Wood Frame body sill -Cutout at rear frame corner ?

No, there should not be a cutout in the wood. Countersinking the wood above the rivet heads is enough to keep the subframe from resting only on the rivet heads while you set up the floor. Once the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,399
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Rear fender welt installation

I took some extra welt material and sewed long tabs onto the fender welt spaced every 4-5 inches. Then mount the fender with the welt and pull the tabs as needed to get it the welting to sit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: 68B top install questions

I did not do the top myself. After reading everything I could, I figured it was easier to have a top fit to my car instead of trying to get a kit to fit. Lebaron makes their top kits to fit one set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: 68B top install questions

I just added an album with a bunch of top pictures.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/album.php?albumid=2129
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: 68B top install questions

Have you read Marco's Top Tips on the Cabriolet web site?
http://cabriolet.modelahouse.com/cabriolets/marco/68btop.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,494
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Which whitewalls?

And remember, if you have a fender mounted spare, Firestones won't easily fit into the fender well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,730
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Is there a "cure" for ingition noise overpowering a CB radio?

I can't give you an instant fix for this, but I can point you in hopefully the right direction. I recently built a microprocessor based (PIC chip) turn signal box to run LED signals. When the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,546
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Cabriolet assembly-photos

"Regarding door gaps, I will shoot for 0.080 or less as I refine the door gap adjustment."

Russ,
When you are checking the door gaps be sure to have the female dovetail in place. When I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Front seat riser

I wish that I could help you on this, but I am just finishing an adjustable seat Cabriolet. Have you gotten ahold of the entire collection of Cabrioletters from the Cabriolet Club? The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: HELP with horn

You need to remember that the horn has an internal resistance of approx. 1.2 ohms. So, 5A x 1.2ohm = 6volts
To take it up to 12 volts the formula would be 5A x ohms = 12volts.
ohms would equal 2.4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: 68B Cabriolet No 1 Bow - Recess at end

If you haven't already read this, you need to look at this: http://cabriolet.modelahouse.com/cabriolets/marco/68btop.html

The 2nd picture shows some of the measurement differences between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: 68B Cabriolet No 1 Bow - Upper Q lock pillar interface

I can't answer that question as I am about two weeks from having my top installed. The wood structure is in place and adjusted to open and close correctly. I hope the bow doesn't need to come apart...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: 68B Cabriolet No 1 Bow - Upper Q lock pillar interface

I used this joint to both center the bow on the car and to get the correct angle for the upper lock pillars. The pillars should angle out 5/16"(if I remember correctly), this angle will match the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 703
Posted By 30cabriolet
Emergency brake question

I was going to replace my e-brake ratchet due to the teeth being worn, so I bought the only ratchet I could find that is available from the suppliers and it is unlike what I have. Can the repro be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: repro sheet metal

The reason to buy your sheet metal from Snyders or Brattons as opposed to buying it directly from Howells is........If it is not correct you can return it to Snyders or Brattons without any trouble. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Door Key

Call, A and L Parts Specialties (860)693-0112 or 2620 (Connecticut)
they will take the number and send you a key.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,487
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: L E D lights

Almost all LED's work off of 5 volts or less. There is just a resistor placed in series with the diode to adjust the supply voltage down to what is required for each individual diode. The only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,326
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Some zenith questions

Not really strange at all if you really think about it. All those nice original parts you installed were probably removed at some time over the past 80 years because they were causing a problem. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,326
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Some zenith questions

With everything you did, you are still only about half way through a good carb overhaul. Four things that you did not do immediately come to mind:
1. With the carb in two halves blow into the idle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,326
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Some zenith questions

Depending on the exact carb you have, there are different size plugs. The plugs that come in the kits fit most, but not all the holes. I have had to turn new plugs to fit the holes that match the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,382
Posted By 30cabriolet
Re: Is this normal for an ammeter?

I will charge the battery as soon as I get home today. I will also look to see if the points are closed or open and if it makes any difference on the discharge. This is an old repro switch that may...
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