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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

It really is a simple comparison. If you look at the picture of the burnishing machine, you can see there is a heavy flywheel mass on the opposite end of the machine from the block. The machine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Just so we are clear Mike, the bearings still must be line-bored as a way to ensure all three are coplanar. What the burnishing is doing is making the surface area of the bearing be closer in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 09:04 AM
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Views: 1,239
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

I am not sure that is an accurate statement about the crankshaft growing quite a bit. My experience is that it grows the same as if it were in regular operation. The process of burnishing is to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: installing a front crossmember

To add to what everyone else has said;

As Bob said, the holes must be ¼". If someone has drilled the rivets out to install bolts, the hole will need to be welded closed, then redrilled with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Late 31 tank in 30 cowl

Maybe find a donor firewall with the teardrop and graft it in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Chassis painting

I think it often falls in alignment with C.S, Lewis' quote about doing the right thing when no one is looking. :D :eek: ;)

Actually, I think it really boils down to what is happening to the hobby...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Actually the bearings still need to be cut to size, but the burnishing method heats the casting only to the point where it becomes soft. This allows the bearing material to flow ever so slightly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Window Riser Handles and "Show Quality" Nickel Plated Escutcheons

I feel your pain. Customers do not realize that we pretty much need to assemble their vehicle twice during the restoration process. If you don't mock-fit everything, it will haunt you in the end. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Chassis painting

For me, I have spent nearly a lifetime of studying this. The Corvette and the Ford Model-A are the two most documented vintage vehicles ever produced. When the original factory prints, along with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Rear “C pillar” 31 Tudor

Send me your email through a PM, and I will e-mail you pictures and dimensions of what you are missing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

I am going to add something that many do not understand about this process. When most crankshaft grinders resize a crankshaft, we are using a process call plunge grinding. Unlike a cylindrical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: #! Vicki wood sill replacement

Can I just make a piece for the front section from about the middle of door to front?

Sure, that can be done and it can be glued or tenoned in with a domino or peg.




How hard to change the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Often times in specialty topics such as this, jealousy and personal agendas tend to overshadow facts. Dissention is often the results.

While I have not reviewed the video in awhile, as I recall,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Model A hot water heater installation

I am kinda playing with the same issue with a customer's car now. Does anyone have any original literature showing a Haydees or Southwind heater installed on a Model-A? I am struggling to believe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Yes. The crankshaft was the original burnisher. Even on a rebuild where the crankshaft has been resized, it is an advantage to use the crankshaft to burnish.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: lug nut removal

In a nutshell, you need to purchase a swage cutter to begin with. I know some people will suggest using a hole saw instead however I do not have any experience using that and I could see where that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

I have participated on Fordbarn for better than 20 years or so, and this has always been a topic of discussion. Originally when Ford authorized shops did the rebuild, they used a large burnishing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Paint recommendations

You also make an interesting observation. Nitrocellulose Lacquer paints were still in their infancy in 1930, and the Pigment technologies were everychanging, ...however what most people do not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Paint recommendations

Ed, that is an interesting comment in red. I am unsure what to say in this because I have collected a couple of different paint books over the years that are slightly different from each other. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: vintique stone guard

Yes, as Mark said, it is the emblem hole that is the difference between a 1930 and the 1931 shell. They will interchange physically but the emblem does not align.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Sound deadening? Anyone done it?

Yep, add me to the list too. We even do it on open cars also.

Below are pix of a Fordor, Tudor, and a Roadster. Just understand that Dynamat is a good vibration damper but not a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: 6v Alternator

Lets break this down further. Pretend you remove the "+" and the "-" labels from the battery. At this point, it really does not matter whether it is considered a + ground or - ground when you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: 6v Alternator

Ummmm, ...that really is not the way it is supposed to be done. The interruption needs to be between the battery and the main power line feeding all of the circuits power. In the case of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Paint recommendations

To kinda prove my point at the expense of my buddy & friend Bob's comment above, DuPont has not been in the paint business since 2013 now. DuPont sold to Axalta 7-8 years ago ...and IMO Axalta has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Paint recommendations

Your question could easily fill a full-day seminar. Much of what you are asking also depends on whether basecoat/clearcoat, -or single-stage 2k paints are going to be used. I am not a fan of...
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