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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 1928 Canadian Tudor

Here a list of the Canadian Engine numbers. Hope it helps. JP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,871
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: A Frame dimensions

Welcome to Aftermarket Parts. Good enough seems to the the norm. Ugh!! 1/4" is the max for spec on a frame. But "0" is better.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,466
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Loose Rod

Welcome to the learning curve. I thought maybe the rods where mixed up from where the shop machined them and fit them. Usually it's fit and marked. Glad I'm not the only one that does these things!!...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 794
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Adding castor to the axle

I think the first step is to find out why. 1/16' is close to one degree. So find out what you have. You can use a bubble level on the face of the axle to check this. and then see what out of square....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Kewanee Green, cant find it anywhere.

A point to remember. Colour chips are only a reference, a place to start. Even as a standard there's a 10% variance depending on manufacture. Get to know the Bodyshop supplier nearest to you, have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: What Year Is This Coupe ?

I would say from the 1/4 panels its a 30 - 31. I suspect that it's hand made. Either Metal or Fibreglass.
Everyone has a "Dream", some of them are "Nightmares"

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: window crank spring question

Yes you have it right. The big thing is that you use original springs. The repop's are about twice as thick so they don't collapse properly when you go to put the escutcheon plate and handle on. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Cabriolet Door Alignment

From the look of your pictures the doors have dropped down. The way to fix that is to add a shim to the rear bolt on the cowl. Or the frame has sagged at the rear motor mount. So take a straight edge...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 1930-31 Steering Wheel installation

Welcome Aboard. Your in the right place for info. A couple of things to check. Make sure the wheel fits the spine or shaft properly. If it's new steering wheel it could be under size. Also check and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Bodywork and painting panels on or off the car?

When your working on the Hood top panels, a trick is to leave the hood rod in the hood while you do the repairs, filling and prep. This helps to keep it straight and hold it in the place it will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Hood adjustment

Length, Width and then Height. This may sound strange but you may have to pull the rad back with the rad support rods first. I like about 1/8" of play in the hood front to back. Then make sure that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Trunklid to tulip panel gap

The Gap top and bottom is usually about 3/16 to 1/4. Always a bear to get the alignment. I've done at least a dozen of them and they always take time. Original hinges help alot. I worked ina English...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: How much paint?

I find the average A will take 6 quarts of single stage by the time you get the body and the fenders and parts painted. I would buy a gallon of the body colour. That way when your done you should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Paint situation

Well, I've been painting classic cars for 45 years. The problem with lacquer is that it moves alot under different conditions. It expands and it shrinks with the temp. You can paint a Enamel or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Installation of Rebuilt Original Ignition Switch

I found it was easy to screw the bottom connector to the dist. The tricky parts was getting the switch body to fit into the gauge cluster, make the 1/8 turn and get the third screw into the switch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,949
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Looks like your moving along. You mentioned when you where forming the firewall that you had a problem with cracking. What grade of aluminum are you using? And are you annealing the areas where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Factory Paint Colors

Also use the Judging Standards. The 28 is different from 29 as it has the reveals on the doors painted the stripe colour. I have a 28 Sport Coupe that I'm getting ready to paint so I know where your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Reproducing Door Panel Retainer Nails ( A-35704-A )

This sounds like a pain. But if you can support the nail head fron underneath, then you can take a sharp punch and hammer the dimples into the nail head. The only way I can think of doing it. Have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Model A, body to subframe, to frame

The A Body is usual spot welded to the cowl at the bottom to the sub-frame. Then the lower edge of the 1/4 panels are flanged over the edge of the sub-frame. This flange is usually about 1/2 to 3/4"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,182
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Something is not right!

To check the Angle on the Steering arms you want to tie a string to the front of the steering arm at the spindle and then run the string to the centre of the rear axle. The arm should be in line with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 1929 Coupe metal header cover help

Yes get the wood in place and fitted and then fit the metal. To me it looks like it needs a good twist to make it fit. Common for a part like this from it being taken off if it was pryed to get the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,188
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

Thanks for Posting this article Brent. It says it all. I put my remarks in a facebook page that also had it. Like you I've been doing restoration work for 45 years. It took me a long time to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Is there such a thing as a 6 volt heater?

Vintage Air has a nice little heater with a fan but it's 12 volts. You may want to check with them and see if they have a 6volt unit. The heaters about 8"X6"X8" long.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: 1930 Coupe Interior Screw Size

If I remember those are all #8 sheet metal screws. 3/4" long.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Tinbasher
Re: Headlight bar rubber gaskets

The key to what your doing is the fit of the fender brkt. the fender and the headlight bar. If everything is nice and flush it won't push the gasket out.
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