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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Cowl Lites

Don't think a driver could see past the front bumper with the original cowl lights on a dark night. That said I bet some nut tried it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Body Off Attempt

If you remove the wheels and use four of the steel wheel dollies available from HF you can lessen the height that the body needs to be raised. Also with the dollies, if there is room to the side,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,069
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Hinge pins

PM sent
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,069
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Hinge pins

Stainless steel pins are available oversize at 0.245". I used a 0.250 reamer to size the holes in my hinges as they had some wear. I suggest a reamer rather than a drill bit as the size will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Paint situation

The body shop will dictate what needs to be done. Most will not paint over old, poor condition paint. If you decide to strip your car, do some research on Dustless Blasting, have seen video's for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,373
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

Pin striping is an art. Watched a real life stripper do the fancy work on a car one time. The attached video, while not a car, shows what a skilled hand can do. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Rumble Seat - HELP

Compare the upper part of the bumper to the ones you are removing. I had a set that was thicker and the rumble lid would not fit. It's easier to sand then down before you install them. I use dish...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Most Recommended On-Line Auctioneers

Curiosity, for an online auction, who is responsible for packing and shipping, and who pays the cost? Anyone with experience?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Door Handle

Speedway Motors has a set of left and right handles, KEYED ALIKE.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By desotoguy
Re: What color is my coupe?

I believe that the color question has covered by one of the above respondents. I will add that when you get the replacement panel, you should verify that the of the panel and the reinforcing metal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,027
Posted By desotoguy
Re: No compression all cylinders

I'm sure you have checked, but I will ask anyway, is your compression gauge operating properly?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Roll down back windows in coupes

Bartmceill: in the first pic the drain pan appears to be missing, hope you have installed it now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Trailer

While the length should be sufficient to fit the car completely on the trailer, you should check the weight capacity of the trailer especially the axle and tires. Also I would recommend that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By desotoguy
Re: 1930 Model A frame cross member question

If the front cross member is bolted in, it has been reworked/replaced sometime in the past. Verify that the top bolts are in place before you remove the side bolts. Someone may have taken a short...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By desotoguy
Re: rumble seat ins & outs

Remember, left foot first on the lower step, otherwise the passenger will be crossed up trying to get in. Don't know why, but it seems everyone wants to start with the right foot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Working in the garage

Use of a welding shield will limit the scattering of grinding dust and keep clean up more localized. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200673012_200673012
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,277
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Can the TDC pin be off by 90 Degrees?

You may want to remove the distributor cap and watch the rotor as you find TDC. True TDC the rotor wil point to #1.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Need help ID body style

I'm with Bob C on the channel floor. Also appears to have metal filled roof.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Model a Coupe Roll up rear window

If you are considering installing a roll down window, check Mile's Affordable site, there is a explanation with diagrams of how to do it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Rumble seat instal

I think Mr. Henry employed a crew of midgets to install the subject screws and tighten the pivot bolts for the lid. This operation certainly wasn't performed by an old guy with bifocals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,015
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Mikes model A ford parts

Always a good vendor for Model A parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,613
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Victorias

I believe the Victoria was built by Murray and is one of the wood sub-framed bodies. Carefully check the condition of the doors and wood sub-frame if it needs restoration.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,265
Posted By desotoguy
Re: not your average coupe

Those small aftermarket headlights will be good for an extra 0.3 mph. Good luck with your runs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Rear Lower Trunk Panel

Had a problem with repro panel being straight across the top. Could't find a good original replacement, but did find a bad original from which I took the top reinforcement bar and spare tire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Reproduction locking door handle doesn't fit?

Not sure about the fit of the repro handle but here is a bit of info for future reference. I was wanting a locking handle on the driver side for my 31 Coupe, inquired to several vendors about keyed...
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