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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,010
Posted By Russ B
Re: Insurance

I keep mine on State Farm with no driving restrictions, but it is not cheap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,071
Posted By Russ B
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

72 and have had my 1929 cabriolet since ‘58 or 59. Working on it today and took it around the block to test recent repairs. New Thomas head on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,394
Posted By Russ B
Re: broken screws in oak, drill or give up?

Exactly how I have recovered from broken bits in oak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Russ B
Re: wheels

Ford pickups, until at least 1957 had 5 on 5-1/2” bolt circle. I think the pickups used that pattern for even many more years. My favorite wheels are the 1949-51 Mercury wheels, or the same year...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By Russ B
Re: Stroke

Welcome back!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By Russ B
Re: Fuel injection

I keep thinking about it. I run eight Moonjection efi units on a Chrysler hemi and really like it after spending years and $$s to get it right. I have a Weber 32-36 on my A and it has given me more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Russ B
Re: Veterans Day !!!

Corley, no need for feelings of guilt about the quality of your service, you served. I have thought about it myself. I had four years of deferments, graduated, and was drafted shortly thereafter,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,142
Posted By Russ B
Re: Why do you like your car.

My ‘29 cabriolet is the most comfortable A to drive that I’ve ever had, and the design of the Briggs cowl for the 28-29 bodies was ahead of its time, and just clean design.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,508
Posted By Russ B
Re: Sound deadening and Insulation Materials

I have used dynamat where the access is limited by cutting it in small pieces and placing them one at a time. The size and shape will depend on the access.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,508
Posted By Russ B
Re: Sound deadening and Insulation Materials

Dynamat Extreme can occasionally be purchased at a very good price, if you watch for good sales, on Amazon. I used a lot on my cabriolet and it really quieted the car down. I test drove mine for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,248
Posted By Russ B
Re: Trunk vs rumble seat...

Heresy I know, but I converted my Cabriolet's rumble seat to a trunk. Just more useful.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By Russ B
Re: Wireless Turn Signals

Arm signals were part of the ‘in car’ driving test when I got my initial drivers license. I don’t think it is even covered in the written test any more. I still use arm signals some times, but worry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By Russ B
Re: Rear Wood Sills: when is damage too much damage?

The answer lies in “what is the intended use of the car?”, and in “how nice does the owner want the car to be?”.

The rails on my cabriolet were rotted out in the rear when I got the car in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By Russ B
Re: Hood Shelf Blocks

My painter convinced me to make my own blocks in order to have them just a slight bit taller to keep the outside metal edge of the shelves from digging into the fender and damaging the paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Russ B
Re: Cabriolet Upholstery Question

I ordered the LB kit for my August 1929 cabriolet, but used the tan Bedford cord fabric used on the 1930 68Bís. The supplied door panel was too large for my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,774
Posted By Russ B
Re: Mirrors

For my cabriolet, I felt I had to make my own hinge mount mirrors. I did wood masters and had them cast in brass. I then finish shaped and had them plated. ...maybe a huge waste of time and money in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Russ B
Re: Body shims

Probably a thin one in the 2&3 bolt position on the left side. Fully tighten all bolts before you check fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,413
Posted By Russ B
Re: aluminum head

Tod’s fordbarn name is Tod, but he is not here a lot. He is 427designer, I believe, on H.A.M.B.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Russ B
Re: Cabriolet Folding Irons - Snaps

Mine is a late 68A which is likely the same top as an early 68B. My folding iron has two standard male snaps held by 10-32 oval slotted head screws with small heads. I used ss screws grinding the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Russ B
Big Bang Theory help

I frequently had this same problem in the early sixties with my stock motored Model A. The car now has what is a pretty typical touring motor: high compression head, FSI distributor, Weber carb,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Russ B
Re: Rear Panel Under Trunk

I bought a lot of sheet metal replacement pieces a few years back. Every One was only a starting point for additional work to get a proper fit, and as you said they were 2 GA thinner as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By Russ B
Re: Words of wisdom for first "long" trip

I first took a bunch of 40 to 60 mile trips to gain confidence in the car. I took a 500 mile trip by myself in May 2017. On a recent 100 mile trip I had a problem (about 20 miles short of returning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,226
Posted By Russ B
Re: road speed question

Mine is comfortable at 50-55 mph average for a couple hundred miles of freeway driving. Touring style motor, OD, hydraulic brakes, and 15" bias plys. To me, "comfortable" is a function of mechanical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
Posted By Russ B
Re: Steering wheel replacement to 14" dia.

I have the F100 steering and a short arm. I rolled a 15-1/2" steering wheel rim and found someone to make a new grip around it. The one inch extra clearance made a big difference and still left me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,830
Posted By Russ B
Re: door alignment

I would take it all loose, lift the body a bit and slip in a couple thick shims under the body at the #2&3 bolt location on the drivers side. Then insert and fully tighten all bolts and measure the...
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