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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By Russ B
Re: Apologizes to the purist...

Safety concerns for me are primarily about sharing freeway space with drivers in cars having better handling and braking, who have no idea of what our cars have as limits to our ability to stop or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,247
Posted By Russ B
Re: insurance

State Farm. They covered towing a few times, but were not needed when someone else did $11k damage to body and paint about a year ago. they were ready to jump in if I needed help, but the other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,362
Posted By Russ B
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

Mine is pin striped with One Shot-Process Blue, done by hand by a professional striper. The original ones were hand striped as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,883
Posted By Russ B
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

I used the original A color from when my dad bought the car new in late 1929, Andalusite Blue. But I painted the fenders the same and used One Shot-Process Blue as the pinstripe color. It is close...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By Russ B
Re: Apologizes to the purist...

If you want to drive and occasionally get on the freeway, it might be better to be impure. Mine has a modified A motor, F100 steering, F150 synchromesh OD trans, and 15” wheels. ... seat belts and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Russ B
Re: Stainless Restoration

Dave Cantwell, in San Bruno, has recently done nice repair and polishing of some stainless trim on my 1951 Ford. the rear window trim particularly, needed a lot of ding repairs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By Russ B
Re: Hot water heater photos

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Obviously, my car is somewhat modified; but the heater does not have to be tucked up as high as mine....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Russ B
Re: Landaui irons

I squeezed the rivet in a press, and it tightened up sufficiently.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Russ B
Re: Cabriolet top interior

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Russ B
Re: Wood graining

Grain-it is what I used on my cabriolet. the process is supposedly the same as originally used on the Model A's. It takes a lot of practice to get the technique down, but it sure is satisfying to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,075
Posted By Russ B
Re: Totaly "Restored" 1st Sport Coupe sold in San Francisco

Not original, but beautifully over restored to the owner’s individual taste. It is bargain priced compared to what it must have cost to build. It’s appeal may be limited to exclude most of the Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Russ B
Re: 1929 Coupe tail light bracket grounding

I run an extra ground wire out to the frame, grind off a bit of paint, drill and tap a 10-32, and attach there. Maybe it is overkill but I run extra grounds on just about everything, including frame...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Russ B
Re: Trunk lid gap

Mine is 3/16”. There is a bit of an arch in the lid which will push the front edge of the trunk toward the adjacent sheet metal panel when the lid is lifted. I did a lot of adjusting the gap, moving...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,530
Posted By Russ B
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Look forward to hearing more progress. Single sourcing block, crank and rods is a huge advantage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Russ B
Re: 1930 Cabriolet main bow wood by window

I just planed down the triple hinge side of the bow to fit the bow with good clearance for the rollup door windows. If the B pillar post is a bit thicker, you may need the extra width. The extra wood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,740
Posted By Russ B
Re: Looking for rare welt tips

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This photo can be zoomed in a bit to better see details of the tips, which came from Bob Anderson. The photo in the original post does not enlarge well....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,072
Posted By Russ B
Re: Seat belts - to be or not to be?

My lap belts are attached to the wood sub rails on the outside and to an additional metal cross rail for the inner bolts. 29 cabriolet
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,402
Posted By Russ B
Re: New block interest.

I still want one. 3 main, inserts, oiling.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,525
Posted By Russ B
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

In 1962-64, Model A’s were my daily car, regardless of sun, rain, or snow. My 29 cabriolet is insured for daily use, but I admit to not driving it in the rain. My 1951 Ford coupe gets more wet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,592
Posted By Russ B
Re: Long term "A" Ownership

My dad bought the cabriolet in 1929, and I have called it mine since 1958-59.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,901
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: 217
Views: 17,053
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: 2,329
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: 806
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: 5,422
Posted By Russ B
Re: Stroke

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