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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:26 PM
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Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

I have repeatedly stated here that skilled labor is becoming too expensive in this country. The reverse side of this is many hobbyists undervalue what a restored Model-A costs simply because they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,044
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Club Thinning

I'm not saying that I disagree with your comment in red, but my differing thoughts are based on me being involved in the Model-A hobby for all of my life of nearly 60 years. My father was a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

An improperly shimmed spindle bolt bearing will make one very hard to steer. Make sure the load of the spindle is actually being supported on the spindle bolt bearing, -and not the spindle rubbing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Original coils. Can they be rebuilt?

Gary, John Holland was the guru on rebuilding these but as I understand it, he no longer has cores. I have wondered about having a new spool wound and then pot it in epoxy. I would start by calling...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Tim Johnstone has passed away

Christy said it best. He truly was a ‘good one’.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,526
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Failing gas tank sealant

I don't guess i received it. Send it again.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,526
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Failing gas tank sealant

I agree with you on scrubbing it off with soap & water, ...but rub your hands together with some thinner, acetone, or gasoline on them and watch what happens. :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: windshield tape

That is Mitch that is selling it in that auction. I mentioned contacting him in post #3. He is the Administrator of the Forum that is mentioned in the eBay listing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,526
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Failing gas tank sealant

Wow, I appreciate that referral however I need to make this public and this is probably the best place to start.

Yesterday we shipped 6 restored tanks back to their owners, -and we probably have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Machinery

Mike, he was speaking about connecting rods which the cap & rod is tinned which means the rod castings are not peened.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: The great American race

That very well may be true. Tom was a promoter and also had "great pride in himself". If this is the same car, -and it appears to be, then my distinct recollection is he told all of us he built it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Hi compression head and stock ignition

I realize this is probably redundant to even mention but do understand that the function of the distributor itself as it relates to a cylinder head (-high compression or not) is nothing more than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Machinery

Jack, I am only one of several professional engine rebuilders that frequent this forum, so my answers are just from my experiences and should not be considered the only answer but having something...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: The great American race

That car was built by Tom McRae who used it as his Pace Car in the late 1980s and in 1990. Tom was the founder of the Great Race, along with Interstate Batteries owner Norm Miller. The car really...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Deluxe Car Windshield folded flat

In reading another recent post about R/PU windshields (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1812174#post1812174) folded flat, I thought I would pose this question and not high-jack that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Tim Johnstone is very ill

Several weeks ago when I was in Michigan, I understood Tim was in hospice at that time.

Al, you are correct in that Tim has been a great ambassador to the hobby as a whole, -and a true gift to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Powerhouse generator armature restoration

Yep, I'd say it was. Price for an armature rebuild was under $140.00 when I spoke with Al. While some might call that expensive, it is about what new armatures for regular generator are costing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,421
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

Jeff, your comment has been one that has been commented on for decades.



Yes, it is definitely cheaper.

One thing about the Model-A hobby that took years for me to understand is that a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,421
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

Here is 'real world' explanation from 'real world' experiences. Any local auto shop working on typical modern day automobiles brings a vehicle in, swing the lift arms under the vehicle and up it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,913
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

Not something I would enjoy driving.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,421
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

Yeah, my guys must be Rookies at this! :D I am curious how many shops will quote the job at 5 hours. :eek:

Tell you what, ...why don't you start by listing EVERY task you will need to do from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,421
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

Most vintage automobile repair shops will NOT give an estimate simply because of the unknowns. Not the unknown of how to do the job, but the unknowns of what has been 'MacGuyvered' during a previous...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Powerhouse generator armature restoration

Thanks. I have an armature lathe and an undercutter, but I don't have the ability to rewind the armature. I have 3 or 4 that I need to have rewound.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Powerhouse generator armature restoration

Do we have anyone here that specializes in restoring Powerhouse generator armatures?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,053
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Ohh OK. Well typically when someone puts some type of funny symbol ( :D http://www.model-a-ford.com/ROFL.gif http://www.model-a-ford.com/LOL.gif etc. ) beside their comment, it typically means they...
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