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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By duke36
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

How about the red coating (some builders use this) which looks like Glyptal from past decades, that's inside the block ? Can that come off and / or does it block passages in any way?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By duke36
Re: 31 Slant W/S sedan rear bumpers

Our SW measures 5 1/4" from top to hole center. Better get some others' input also because I've seen a different spec but can't locate the source.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By duke36
Re: vintique stone guard

I have a '31 with the stone guard which I removed because it was putting stress on the upper shell. The '30 may be different due to the 1 piece design.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By duke36
Re: Paint recommendations

I've used TCP (tri county paint in San Diego, Ca) supplies. They used to have an expert on Model A's named Jimmy who I believe has retired, but they know the Model A charts . They have a Restoration...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By duke36
Re: The national Museum of the US Army

WW1 museum in Kansas City.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By duke36
Re: Headlight Focus Procedure

Ford Service Bulletins ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By duke36
Re: Model A Ford Trunks

It appears you may have come across Marshall Lewis' article from decades ago in the Restorer Mag. He used 1/8" marine ply. and soaked it in water. Sometimes, one can score the back side curve with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By duke36
Re: Tie rod and drag link rubbing

Just went thru the exercise of checking steering am, replacing spring, new tie rod and shortened pitman arm; the gap between the 2 parts improved. Check other Barn threads: a shortened pitman arm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By duke36
Re: horn blows while driving

Check the spring and spider clip as suggested in post 2.. Also, check the copper bushing at the top of the horn rod so it and the rod seats properly so as not to ground below at the switch housing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By duke36
Re: Model A Tires

I've been following this thread to see others' experiences. If the car sits for a week or 2, the tires retain a flat spot with only about 500 miles on them at 35 psi. When pushing the car forward a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By duke36
Re: Model A Tires

Had a similar experience with the Lucas $100 tires also made in Nam. The issue is many of the budget tires have nylon cord that can exhibit flat spots after prolonged sitting.Like others have posted,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By duke36
Re: European Classic Tires

Are these polyester or nylon cord? Not mentioned in the spec's .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By duke36
Re: spark plug gap

See other Ford Barn threads : some like .030-.032 for higher compression heads
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By duke36
Re: Camera Recommendations for Recording Model A Suspension

A fellow named Jack Bahm did a video in 2012 of a Driving A over Bumps with a camera mounted under chassis. Shows the radius ball and other parts in motion.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,712
Posted By duke36
Re: Ignition timing question

You can use a mechanics mirror ($4-5) and small led light and look inside the cover hole to see the dimple centered (At TDC with rotor close to the #1 distrib cover contact, etc.).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By duke36
Throw out bearing hub lube extension

Has anyone tried a zerk lube extension flex tube down to the throwout bearing hub from inside the car ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By duke36
Re: Interior tacks

Suggest using brads with the smallest heads possible. Drive only far enough to set the panel below the material surface, then pull material out above head with a needle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By duke36
Re: Paint Question

Most suppliers don't have lacquer any longer, except in states or local jurisdictions still allowing the higher VOC limits. TCP Global in S. Ca. can color match a dry or wet sample in acrylic lacquer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By duke36
Re: Blue Coil for Transistor Ignition?

By all means use the old ones. If you shake them and they make no oil noise, then they are paste filled and can be installed with the terminals down like orig. A coils. Test them for resistance with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By duke36
Re: Tie Rod & Drag Link Cups: Steel v. Teflon v. Bronze

Try Silcone based grease with PTFE for the teflon. (not other chassis lubes) Would you rather replace the worn seats over time or the steel balls ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By duke36
Re: 600w vs 90w

Part of the discussion is the type of gear lube and if it's ok to use with certain types of metals like brass, bronze, etc. Some are not compatible with the modern additives.
The modern SAE 680 on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By duke36
Re: PCV valve good idea?

Vendors back in the '70's were selling a hose to run from the intake vac.. fitting to the side of a valve cover bolt . That supposedly discharged oil into the intake manifold ! I can't find the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By duke36
Re: interior tacks

Brads with the smallest heads possible are most often used to go thru the (fabric) upholstery just enough to hold the "cardboard" panel to the wood, or backing strips on some cars. Then an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By duke36
Re: 160-A Standard Fordor?

If the interior dome light is in the headliner center of the cabin, not over the rear window, usually a std 4 door. The rear bumper is not stock , so the color and bumper may indicate restoration...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By duke36
Re: '31 slant window loose door shafts

Old blu, sent you a pm.
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