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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Running Board Bracket Alignment

The apron is/should be attached to the frame on the top side. The top surface if the apron is in the same plane as the frame.
The boards and aprons being joined by rivets is not original....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Running Board Bracket Alignment

Bob-
Agreed, it looks like the outer bolt hole and mounting bracket on board don’t match too well
The bracket may have been forced inward which would account for the downward position
Perhaps a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Cabriolet 68C Body Question

I see it now thanks. Took a look at the bodies.
In the past, I’ve always put cloth, treated friction tape between the wood and metal body; that covers it. Plus, the finish welting should cover it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Running Board Bracket Alignment

In any case, in order to put the nuts and special bolts in to hold down the running boards, I obviously need to remove them. If they are one piece, are we talking about lifting the body off the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Running Board Bracket Alignment

Btw…
If original 30 one piece board and shield, they are a booger to remove. If repo the board may can be removed without the shield.
Originals are one piece and under body bolts
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Running Board Bracket Alignment

I’ve had to tweak them left and right before. I used a pipe and muscle. Haven’t tried up or down but would bet same results
Of course the board can’t be there
The jack would likely work too. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Cabriolet 68C Body Question

Not tracking…
Pic?
I have 3 bodies in the shop and not seeing a gap??
If you can’t attach pic send direct to oldbluoval@gmail.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Oldbluoval
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Free Up Key Mechanism on outside door handle

Send it to Howard Denker in Omaha
The cylinders are fragile and normal locksmith will break them and render the cylinder useless.
Post a pic of the front of the handle. Is it a Crown or B&S? Off a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Gas gauge gasket disintegrated

On the gas gauge..
Be sure and use the very thin brass washers as original. These let the nut slide on the gasket without crinkle or damage
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Model A Ford Woody - not built to the original Plans

David R…..
I agree. Looking at a small pic but I don’t see a steering wheel and side and back looks like countertop
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Mounting the top on a 68C Cabriolet

Thanks to Kevin for showing me a path to drawings years ago!
Forum: Model-A 10-19-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: 180A/ Deluxe phaeton top irons

To top
Pics can be sent if you direct email me. New in original mfg box; never on a car.
Reduced to $1200. If you need them, get with me; I don’t have an application for them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Mounting the top on a 68C Cabriolet

The factory drawing shows the main bow having a overall 51 3/16” span
If that helps you with anything
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,880
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Accepting cash for car sale

So keep it in your house??!
Id do a lock box but donít keep it on premises
Just imho
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,880
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Accepting cash for car sale

So keep it in your house??!
Id do a lock box but donít keep it on premises
Just imho
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: W.W. Tires

“I would never use powder coating.”

PERIOD….on anything automotive …..EVER
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Mounting the top on a 68C Cabriolet

Are your door post the proper span? I’d have to look at the shop, and can, but outside to outside should be 51 3/4”, I think. Is your main bow sitting directly on top of the door posts? I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Station wagon

Imho would depend on how much fixer upper
A full wood replacement (no longer readily available I think) would greatly devalue an unrestored car. Like value the chassis, fender and salvageable metal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Cone Shaped Front Wheel Bearing Retaining Washers

Maybe they are conical to allow inward clearance; if flattened wouldn’t fit??
I’d be skeptical of getting and maintaining thrust on the bearing
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Station wagon

Unless it’s one of the old, good reproduction bodies…
Look for finger joints in the wood; Original joinery is quite unique to original wood. I’d think the aging of the wood itself might be tell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Wheel Lug Thread Chaser

https://www.toolsid.com/lang-tools/26-piece-thread-restorer-tap-die-set-mpn-2581.html

WOW fine print looks like “Made in USA” and reasonable price!
Go figure! I’m about to faint!

Ooops went...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: gas tank problems

Maybe MEK? Used a lot as a powerful solvent
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: gas tank problems

There’s only one way and it is very painful!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 32,808
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Moving the 30/31 Victoria on Amer. Pickers

Basically watching TV by definition is a waste of time. Slanted news, over paid athletes, shows with social messages, vulgar themes and language……
I rest my point
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