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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Correct frame paint color

Yes "lacquer paint will crack after a few years" if you pile on excessive coats without adequate dry time in between.

No different than urethane, you need to know what you are doing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Ragner and Sally Lindman's 1929 Phaeton. Where is it now? (Henry's Lady Pages 66-

Daughters usually grow up having other interests & objectives.

Ask me how I know! (Mine is getting married Hershey weekend !!)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Correct frame paint color

ERRR?? Who said enamel was more durable than lacquer ??

On a chassis / engine areas lacquer is better suited as it isn't affected by gasoline, hot antifreeze or leaking engine oil.

Use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Multiple disc clutch question

There have been some NOS lined discs out there. Hopefully either Tom Wesenberg or Dean Drenzek can help.

I had two sets relined with later material which were slightly thicker causing a dragging...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Brake light switch

Only thig worst than used car sales are amateur used car sales.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By jb-ob
Re: What Made You Choose The Model A Over the T

A very good friend, now deceased, had a fleet of both Model T's and Model A's. His comment....

"Had I know what a blast touring in a brass T was, I never would have bothered with Model A's".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Ragner and Sally Lindman's 1929 Phaeton. Where is it now? (Henry's Lady Pages 66-

It's probably hiding under white wall tires, painted wheels, multiple step plates, and side mounts.......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Tech help with model A cabin space.

I was amazed how easy it was to climb in & out of a customer's '29 Coupe this weekend. You would definitely not be comfortable in a '28 Leatherback, Station Wagon or even a Town Car.

You need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Shocks and springs

65,

You need to manage your expectations better. Ask when all the roads in your area where paved ? The Model A was designed as an early 'off road' vehicle, not like a smooth riding Lexus.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By jb-ob
Re: 1930 Model A Deluxe Pickup

Don,

My 'wonderment' is even broader to include how did they remove all the destroyed tanks and crashed aircraft from their front & back yards ??

How do you cut up & remove a Panzer tank or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Driving in 110 degree heat

The catch was 'after a quick stop', during which the fuel in the carb bowl boiled soaking interior of the engine = flooded.

Next time (?) shut off the fuel valve allowing the engine to run dry the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Dead A on the side of the road question

Mister M.

Very common in summer months, usually from the gas in the carburetor boiling and flooding the engine while you where stopped. Hard to re-start & initially runs very badly. Next time in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Filler on stainless steel?

Jay,

I suspect if you primed the stainless first with a good epoxy primer your bondo will adhere fine over the epoxy.

jb
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,279
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Carb questions and thoughts

Yes many possible mechanical issues so before getting out the wrenches read your Owner's Manual for the correct procedure to adjust the idle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,326
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Slight Grinding when shifting - transmission oil Aerated

WWirz,

My original post should have read 140 wt.

Also check for the correct adjustment on your clutch and too high an idle speed will not allow the gears to slow between shifts.

Learning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By jb-ob
Re: B Distributor Cam

Nope, Improved profile to give longer dwell, better coil saturation = hotter spark at your plugs.

Enjoy the ride.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,326
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Slight Grinding when shifting - transmission oil Aerated

wwirz,

You might try 180 wt gear lube from a major manufacturer as Ford did in 1932.

The rest is up to you, Yes these cars operate differently in each season. You want to hear grinding, try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Frame paint/finish

Mal,

Understand with powder coating you'll need to grind various connecting pieces to create clean electrical grounds.....

jb
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Panel Delivery Rear door handle help needed

Joop,

You might forward question & photos to Jim Dix, who restored a '29 Panel.

(607)562-3711

jim@bigflatsrivet.com jb
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Part Cleaning

Kursed, You have a good friend.

Alex, Media blasting is only to remove paint finishes, will not help with rust removal unless the shop will follow up with sand to clear the rust away.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Points (ignition) file

Hey, I got one too !

"How should breaker points be dressed down ? Breaker points should be dressed with an oil stone,; never with a file"

'Know your Model A Ford' by Murray Fahnestock 1930
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,942
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Starter not quite up to the task after rebuild

NOT Your Problem but..... careless assembly using three 'too long' starter bolts that will lock against the flywheel has caused many unnecessary engine removals to re check motor clearances that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Do You Guys Have to Let the Engine Warm Up Before Driving Away?

An idea of how 'they' thought back then might be hidden in your original Owner's Manual. I'd start there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,766
Posted By jb-ob
Re: dropping the pan

Pete,

Be easy on yourself, jack up the front end and turn the steering to one side, locked. That will move the tie rod away from the front of the oil pan.

Yes a thin wall deep socket will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,624
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Sitting engine - ATF?

Following on Ray's suggestions above, install your pan bolts with a 1/4" ratchet to prevent breaking a bolt in one of the more awkward places.

While you are squandering your retirement $$, buy...
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