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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Made in China transmission bearings

Take the bearings to an industrial bearing supply house, they will read the numbers, or measure the bearing and source a replacement for you. They will have numerious reference books to look at. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Craigslist / Rebuilt Engine

Rebuilt? Block dosen't apear to have been cleaned. Ragged fan belt. Attention to detail from the rebuilder.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,724
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Front cross member needed badly

Question on replacing the crossmember. Can the replacement be inserted into the frame rails without spreading them somehow? Never had to replace one but who knows what the next project wil need.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Question

Thanks Ken, always thought it was "Odd Person".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By desotoguy
Re: quarter glass

BTW, the 1/8"R at the lower left corner is "typical" for all four corners. Glass man may not realize that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Need windshield glass installation tips

Two pieces of 2x4, 2' long with slots 1/4" wide cut in the center about 1" deep. Setting tape completely around the glass, one joint, centered at the top of the glass. Set the glass in the slots,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Front windshield rubber for closed car

I suggest that you inspect the top rubber gasket very closely before you remove the WS. I recently attempted to replace this gasket on my coupe and found the replacement was not formed to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Windshield Blocked by Gascap...

Repo windshield hinge rubber gasket can cause an ill fitting windshield.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By desotoguy
Re: 1929 Tudor rear glass

Like Mama said, the HAMB is the place you want to ask the question.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Coupe rear window

Check http://www.mikes-afordable.com/PLST.html site, reprint of instructions for installing the roll down window.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,854
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Show me your Tudor interiors!

A question related to Model A interior, the windlace at the front of the door, is the correct installation in the slot and under the panel on the door or is should it be installed under the a pillar...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By desotoguy
Re: loading "A" on a tilt bed hauler

Don't worry about how the tow truck driver hooks the car to get it up on the bed of the truck, when he hooks the chain at the rear and starts to tighten the cable, you may want to look the other way....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By desotoguy
Re: 30-31 Roof Rib Wood

30 minutes with a band saw and a forstner bit and you will save the cost of new wood.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,014
Posted By desotoguy
Re: except cash for a car or trust a check

Even with cash, get one of those markers that will identify fake bills. Check every one. Sold an item to a person from another state, pay was cash, large sum, two of the $100 bill were fake, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Nickel plating

Never had window handles re-plated, but I have a question for those who have. How does the joint area where the roller handle and the shaft get plated? I would think that the parts would need to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Locking Door Handle

FYI if you want to replace both door handles with like key sets, Speedway motors has them as a set, about $100.00. Checked all the popular A supply and none could provide a like keyed set.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Windshield Hinge Lube

My gasket was a repo from many years ago, fit as original. Until I found my original which I thought had been tossed, I was considering cutting the new gasket into, using the exposed section above...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Looking to buy a 31 - advice needed

" I expect to put time/money into the car." I say you have an understanding of the vintage car hobby, and no preconceived notions of quick and cheap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Windshield Hinge Lube

I rubbed beeswax on my hinge. Since it doesn't have much movement I think it will be sufficient.
You should do a comparison on the new header seal to the old one. I installed my WS with a new,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Tow Dolly question

If the vehicle has power steering, which most do that would utilize a U-Haul dolly now days, the steering may not return to straight when you make a sharp turn. Since most Model A's don't have power...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Tow Dolly question

My experience with a dolly, is that if you make a sharp turn, as out of a drive onto a street, not only the wheel plate of the dolly must turn, but also the front wheels of the car must turn. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Nailing header on?

Predrill nail holes just enough to hold nail to start, use a carpenters nail set to drive nails. Those nails are a piece of cake compared to painting that area with everything in place, when you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By desotoguy
Re: blueprint of ?

If you decide to cast/machine them from aluminum, I will take one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,153
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Scam?

If I inquire, or get an uninvited response to an inquire from someone and the response seems fishy, especially if they are asking for information or payment by money order, I ask for their address to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By desotoguy
Re: sealing rain gutters

May want to check out an automotive seam sealer. Comes in a caulking tube, and can be painted.
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