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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Restoration in India

They are very skilled metal workers in India .Look how they transformed those fenders!!

I sent some RHD parts to a guy in India a couple years ago. He said the import duty on antique car parts was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Pressure plate question

I have had one John from one of our Local UK suppliers Most of their stuff comes from Snyders. The adjusting nuts on mine weren't staked down properly.

Unfortunately I did not find out till a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Wheels

CW Pasedena has it right !! They can be repaired by properly prepped Tig weld I've done a few that way with good results
Here in the UK good wheels are not always easy to find

Best to consider...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Distributor Upper Contact Plate

That's an original 28 plate .In fact my Briggs 29 Fordor has one .
The stamped style came out later
You might be able to swap the bac-o-lite from the later type
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Restored Radiator Shells?

Might be worth a call to Bert's They have a lot of rebuilt parts
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Engine Bearing Shims

Thanks Herm
Very informative

I asked the question as some engine builders in the UK do not put the shims in just line bore after pouring the mains
I always thought that was a bad idea and now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Engine Bearing Shims

Thanks Bob that's a big help !! Not much old Vince doesn't know
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By juke joint johnny
Engine Bearing Shims

What was the thickness of the Rod and Main bearing shims on the A& B engines when they were new?

I think we should use that as a guide when pouring new bearings
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Front Fenders

Some of the early 30 fenders had a nose piece of the splash apron welded to the fender ,
The later 30-31's had a long splash apron .
If your coupe has the long splash aprons the fenders are the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,676
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

The Model T's were painted Black as it was the fastest drying paint available at the time.

In the late 1920's fast drying lacquer paint was available, that enabled Ford to use more pleasing color...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,912
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Using Ford Barn as an distraction

Try to be strong and take one day at a time ,
A lot of us have been there and know what you are going thru .

Don't worry about distracting your friends on Ford Barn.!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Wheel painting

Also straighten the spokes before powder coating ,

Not so easy to do after!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Leg room in a 28 four door

Unfortunately the 28-29 Fordor is nothing like the Tudor seat arrangement.

I am 5' 9" and it is not to easy to get in our 29 Leather back.
more difficult than the 31 pickup
Easier from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: 1930-31 Horn Not Working

Have you got a Repo light switch ? the horn connection goes thru it ,
some of those are so bad it's a wonder anything works !!

If yes find an old original one or a quality one form Brattons
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: lime scale removal

Thanks for all the good advice !!!


Most Rad shops here would put a new core in it, but they wont rod one out anymore
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By juke joint johnny
lime scale removal

Whats the best way to clean lime scale from a radiator?

Will the Vinegar treatment work or is that just for rust?

It's an original 29 Round tube rad that doesn't leak so anything is worth a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,751
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Across USA road trip

Good Luck with your Trip John

Have a word with John Charlton He is on this site and has a place in Arizona ,
for a non Resident Brit he seems to buy a few cars !!
Who knows he might even sell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: 32 4cyl. Exhaust Gasket leak running rough

Most original A & B manifolds are warped ! Though they often look perfect
Number 4 exhaust port drops down . which causes a leak and poor running

You need to put the straight edge along the 4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Fake eBay listing

IF he had said "Model A Era " that would have been OK . It looks late twenties

I think Buddy Stewart refers to the body builder

Pity he doesn't mention who made the rest of it I'm thinking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: AF700441 is this a big bore engine?

Is the AF number stamped into the engine Block or just listed on the Paperwork?
A lot of times these engines have been changed over the years. sometimes the paperwork is not up to date

The best...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,026
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

In 1975 I lived in North Palm Beach Florida and was restoring my first Model A a 28 Tudor.

There was an old Black man that had a 29 Tudor in Rivera Beach . He had Pigs in his back yard and drove...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Standar Roadster seat

Snyders makes and sells the correct dimension seat springs .
Worth contacting them IMO. O'neils could get them for you I imagine
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,384
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: How many different truck doors are there???

It would be a big help if you could post some pictures of the cab and the doors you have,

Maybe the new door you have is off of a Model A car body that has been cut down into a truck cab, that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,440
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: Tom Endy

Hope you make a speedy recovery Tom !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By juke joint johnny
Re: 1930-31 windshield posts and frame

Best to ask on the HAMB web site

as they know all about the Hot Rod modifications on there
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