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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Interior trim panels

Door panels and other related interior panels have a very heavy cardboard backing. In fact the term "cardboard" is somewhat misleading and perhaps a "press board" might be a better term. I'm not an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: model A Fordor year (Briggs) ?

My understanding is that all Briggs, and Murray bodied fordor models respectively, on the straight windshield models only, were interchangeable from 1929-early 1931 (vis-a-vis all Briggs from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 01:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,511
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Clear Distributor Cap

I'm thinking that I saw where Mike's Afordable now carries these once again. The following from a recent ad:

Mike's has had the Clear Distributor Cap Reproduced in Non- Script. Made from an ABS...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,502
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Extinct Model A

The late Wendell Townsend also restored a 1930 Town Car back in the 1970’s. I’m not sure where it wound up, but it was not the same one that Bob Cabrini had. Wendell was from the Atlanta area at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Ford model A Door Trim

The distinction is unique to 1929 models. The standard fordor models for both 1928 and 1929 did not have the plated brass cowl band. The Town Sedan models had an extra parallel bead at the front of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: A couple of quick finish questions for 1929 Station Wagons

Thanks again everyone for your guidance and many responses. I did notice the nice 1929 station wagon on this past issue of the MARC magazine, but was unable to see how the outside spare tire panel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Ford model A Door Trim

Actually, the single point garnish moldings are unique to 1929 models only. The double point garnish moldings were found only on 1930 and '31 models. Because of this, they are somewhat more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,457
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Friend looking for 1929-1931 straight windshield Town Sedan

Thanks once again everyone for your unparalleled willingness to help out on this. I have forwarded all of your individual posts to my friend. He has remarked about having been to several states so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: 28/29 phaeton top iron question

Same response as Bill's above with respect to our January '29 touring car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: A couple of quick finish questions for 1929 Station Wagons

My many thanks to each of you for your insight and guidance. JW - your references to the current judging standards perhaps addresses my question best, in that it would suggest that the face or outer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,457
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Friend looking for 1929-1931 straight windshield Town Sedan

Thanks once again to everyone for your continuing guidance and assistance on this. I have forwarded each of your comments on to my friend, and he has already made several out-of-state trips to see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By Dick Carne
A couple of quick finish questions for 1929 Station Wagons

If my understanding is correct, all of the metal bracing and trim pieces that were used on 1929 station wagons was painted black? If indeed that is a true statement, then I would therefore presume...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By Dick Carne
Christmas Day passing of our good friend Jim Johnston

We lost another good friend on Christmas morning - Jim Johnston of Newnan, Georgia. I have known Jim and his wife, Jackie, for roughly 15 years, and always enjoyed their company and friendship on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,701
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: New Focused-Beam LED Headlights

My concern with any LED headlight would be whether they might appear to "blind" oncoming traffic. I have been using halogens to this point, which seem to adequately light the road ahead without...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,457
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Friend looking for 1929-1931 straight windshield Town Sedan

Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts and willingness to help out on this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Decided against turn signals.....what about this idea?

I have to agree with Ken Bolton above. I'm not sure that many drivers these day even know what hand signals are anymore. I too, had an experience several years back where I was signaling a left...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,457
Posted By Dick Carne
Friend looking for 1929-1931 straight windshield Town Sedan

Hello all -

I have a friend who is looking for a nice, straight windshield Town Sedan that would make for a nice tour car. I say Town Sedan because he has mentioned that he has a preference...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

From the picture you have shown, I'm thinking that the top rests are shorter than would have come on a standard phaeton. If you will look at the top rests that wrndln posted above, I think that you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,617
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: 28-29 Phaeton

The '28 - '29 phaetons have only slightly more front seat leg room than that of the '28-'29 roadsters. Neither is quite as large as that of the '30-'31 models. I would imagine that having a fixed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,380
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Little Trailer behind a Model A

We plan to put one of the reproduction Mullins trailers on our Cabriolet. We purchased ours in two separate transactions from the previous owner (one for the frame and axles - the second for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Cabriolet 68-C vacuum line routing and installation

Thanks everyone for your timely guidance and direction on this. It make perfect sense to install the vacuum line before installing the gas tank - which is probably why I put the gas tank in first. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Cabriolet 68-C vacuum line routing and installation

Thanks Kevin - I had pretty much concluded that the right angle turn in the metal tube would empty out along the bottom of the upper windshield garnish molding, but I'm still not sure how the metal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Dick Carne
Cabriolet 68-C vacuum line routing and installation

Its been a while since I disassembled the vacuum line on our old 68-C before starting its restoration. Forgetful as I am, I'm now wondering how everything went back together. I've purchased a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: 28 Roadster Rumble Seat

The deck lid should have a slot at the top of each corner for a short metal strap (that was welded on to the upper portion of the seat cushion) to drop in to; similarly there should be a similar...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Body Style Numbers

I'm not certain if you are referring to letters after the model numbers or to something else. If you might be referencing letters that might follow the body numbers, then these would typically refer...
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