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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,191
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: O-ring groove in flywheel housing

Ok, I now see where you are coming from on the 6 bolts. The 'warpy housings' actually are caused by the driveline. The rear wheels/tires push the vehicle thru the rear axle housings and along the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,191
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

Yeah, you can almost stake your life on not being able to have one restored in 6 months. They only do that type of thing on TV shows!! :D


Using your analogy of a 30-40 year old restoration that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: O-ring groove in flywheel housing

Ok I am confused, how do you torque dowel pins?? :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: O-ring groove in flywheel housing

What 6 screws? :eek: A Model-A engine block only has 4. Did you machine the cylinder case for two additional bolts?

Also, even in a pressurized scenario (-which the Model-A block is not) the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Radius Ball

In looking at the print and studying the design, my opinion is the springs really are not there to allow movement but are there to avoid catastrophic failure in the event of a sudden impact such as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,191
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

Ironically, when you go back and consider many of teen-era and earlier automobiles, those were "throw away cars" also. The technology that was coming on each subsequent year's automobile made them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,191
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) 11-12-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,208
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: 19
Views: 960
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: 738
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: 521
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: 1,625
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: 1,625
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: 646
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: 1,625
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: 681
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: 22
Views: 1,268
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: 771
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: 681
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: 22
Views: 1,268
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: 232
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: 560
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: 530
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: 1,488
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...
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