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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Replacing Wood In a '30 Blindback

I don't mind, but I was kinda thinking the first sentence of his post was put there to disqualify me from commenting. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Dave Lopes Fordor Model A

Jack, herein often lies the issue with some folks 'restoration my way' mentality in that it often confuses later generations of what is authentic and not. Another area is older LeBaron Bonney...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Re-skin deck lid

Whatever! :rolleyes::rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Mitchell Overdrive And Mitchell Transmission

From my memory, they prescribed 90wt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Re-skin deck lid

They answered your question, .fold them over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Dave Lopes Fordor Model A

Without hi-jacking this thread too far, you are probably correct in that statement but we also need to remember that most professional rebuilders do not have the budget to be able to replicate the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,645
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

No offense taken, ...are you are probably correct in your assessment. :D :D



One person that I wish was still alive to comment here is the late Ron 'Rainmaker' Cloat. Rainmaker Ron was a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Top bow material source

Go to the source...

https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_mercury_early/bow-drill-fabric-black-62-wide-material-available-by-the-yard.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Re-skin deck lid

Ironically, if you use the reproduction skin and then use a (English) Wheeling machine on it to introduce a 90" radius into the panel creating a positive crown, it generally will fit the inner panel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Model A Improvements

Define 'best'. Often times I find people label items as being best or needed simply because they are not willing to do what was considered ordinary maintenance during the era in which the car was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: A little wood rot around screw holes

This is what we do. Hardwood dowels are available at most local hardware or lumber stores.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,645
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

Like many of y'all, I have done plenty of engine repairs, crankshaft bearing tighten-ings, and rear-end rebuilds in motel parking lots over the years of our family touring with As & Ts, but when you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: mounting body to frame

None, because the front should just have the rubber pad underneath. If you recall, there is a metal upper and lower piece there that just used wood sandwiched between. Because we fabricate the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: mounting body to frame

Well, generally speaking as you mentioned you do start at the front on these because you need to set the firewall height to allow the hood to close properly. Then you move your way rearward making...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Rearching brake shoes.

There was a day that I would do my absolute best to discourage someone from doing something like that. I guess I have mellowed after reading the foolish comments on social media Model-A pages and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,657
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: 1931 Coupe Banger Project

Yeah, but yours is a 'slug' getting to at 67 mph. With the above mods, you experience the thrill of the acceleration, ...and to some folks, that is a major part of the experience.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,657
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: 1931 Coupe Banger Project

I also suppose a lotta other engines would be cheaper, ...as in a turbocharged ZeTec or maybe an EcoBoost mated to a Tremec. Kinda changes the whole demeanor of the nostalgia part of car though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,657
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: 1931 Coupe Banger Project

I agree, ...and almost to the point of saying that if someone is strong on wanting a built 'B' engine and due to the inherent valve seat issues, -why not consider installing a Serr Miller or one of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,657
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: 1931 Coupe Banger Project

An option that would aid in cooling is something I was going to do years ago on my track roadster, ...and that was to use a ported water inlet that has a threaded bung (-the type when plumbing a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,871
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Should I pass on this A? Or would I miss out on something?

Listen there is no harm in disagreeing with me!! My point is better asked this way, ...what has this car "Survived" from that other cars have not?


Generally speaking, a preserved car that has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,871
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Should I pass on this A? Or would I miss out on something?

I guess in my mind, the person who is interested in buying this car needs to clearly define their idea of the term "Driver".

All cars are 'Survivors' if they have not been sent to a scrap yard,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Dip stick use question

I guess since the original question Don asked has been answered, let me ask you why you feel 10w-40 with the added expense of the STP is your preferred weight over something such as 20w-50, ...or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,657
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: 1931 Coupe Banger Project

Sounds like a fun project Bob. A couple of things I saw...


Do NOT shorten the rear main tube as that is a surefire way of having a rear main leak!


Purchase an aluminum head, side cover,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Dip stick use question

Again, lots of info that sometimes is misleading -at best. I suppose there is always that one person that can make the argument that oil will leak if it is parked on a steep enough incline however...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Dip stick use question

Don, the underlying intent is the oil has settled back to the crankcase after the engine has sat idle for a period (-typically overnight). Prior to engine operation, the driver would check all...
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