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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Selling/trading Model A parts

Most of the items that I find at a Model-A auction these days quite honestly need to be scrapped. I am in a similar situation trying to clear out my father's estate. Sorting thru his stuff, I'd bet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: stay running

I would come closer to believing you have a wire connection that is loose. This could be anywhere from the starter switch, to the terminal box, to the ignition switch, -or even inside the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: swap car show at Fletcher, NC

Holding Swap Meets in the middle of July, --even in the NC mountains is not something most people look forward to any longer. In addition, the time it takes to load up a truck and/or a trailer to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: (Advice/tips)Leaking gas from rivets surrounding shutoff valve

My experience with repairing these tanks is that there is a reinforcement flange on the inside that the rivets are bucked against. The tank metal usually is cracked (- generally caused by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Any Lore About Battery Repair in Model "A" Days?

Yes, it was a somewhat common occurance because of several things. Labor was cheap back then, and so was the ability for the common mechanic to actually repair something. Because the plates were the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,351
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Navel gazing & the future of the car hobby

Denis, my thoughts on the Steve Jobs car while he was known celebrity, he was not considered of a status that would cause most people to get excited over. On the reverse side, had that BMW been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,865
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Crankshaft in New Rebuilt Model A Engine Won't Turn

Before we get too far out in 'left field with this', are we certain we did not get the wrong flywheel bolt(s) or too long of a starter bolt installed?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: rebuilt engine with cracked block

Do as you wish, but those exterior cracks won't hurt a thing. As for reusing the babbitted caps on another block, that really won't work..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Steering column Tubes

Yes. Look at the differences where the spark & throttle quadrant is. The two part numbers you are asking about is A-3509BR and A-3509-C respectively.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: block crack

My shop would repair that crack using the stitching method followed by a sloshing it with a ceramic sealer, installing a Heli-coil in that one hole, and resurfacing the deck.


Since this is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Gas tank leaking

Two things to ask when you take the tank in for repairs.


1) Ask them what they will use to de-rust the inside of the tank. Most radiator shops no longer have the proper chemicals in their tanks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,619
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Cos of A Restoration

Or mine says; : to bring back to or put back into a former or original state.

As a professional restorer, I do exactly what my customer asks me to do. I don't see where anyone's ego is involved...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,619
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Cos of A Restoration

OK, it seems this is becoming skewed and off point. I just re-read what has been written above, and I personally don't think anyone is saying anything about comparing Fine-Point to Drivers as to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,619
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Cos of A Restoration

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Jeff, as I pointed out above, the price of quality labor is on the rise, and the cost of business overhead has risen too. Its not just in the SF area. Shops in larger metropolitan areas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,619
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Cos of A Restoration

Mike, we are definitely friends so us disagreeing is not going to change anything but you are mixing up definitions that are the very root of what has caused this whole issue.


In some ways,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,619
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Cos of A Restoration

I have followed this thread for awhile but purposely stayed out of it not to taint it from a professional POV, however after reading some of the comments above I will interject a few thoughts based...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Gas tank leaking

I'm pretty sure a copy of the print is available at the archives as I think I have seen it. Marco also had pictures posted here of an original piece removed from a vehicle. I have one too. That is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Gas tank leaking

John, there are all kinds of "remedies" but the brutal fact is none of them work as well as properly opening the tank and making the proper repairs. Feel free to contact me privately and I will walk...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,283
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Where are the best swap meets?

The biggest thing that AutoFair has going against what the original poster asked is that AutoFair is NOT a Pre-War swap meet. Quite honestly, that makes a huge difference as you must walk past all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,538
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Things You Will Do Differently Next Time

Yes sir, restorers often overlook this critical step and it shows in the end product. Even mock-fitting fender brackets and then labeling them for which side helps with reassembly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Body Cross Channels

Can you find a local metal fab shop that can brake one for you?? Any HVAC or small fab shop could whip this out in just a few minutes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Brake Rod Eyelet Reforming Tool

Bob, this is for modifying reproduction brake rods to be aesthetically correct. The center upset is machined in a lathe to the same size & shape, the threaded end is machined to mimic rolled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Brake Rod Eyelet Reforming Tool

Thanks Dudley!! Another Californian sent me a PM this afternoon with that link. I honestly had never thoughtabout checking Craig's posts until he mentioned it. Thanks again!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Brake Rod Eyelet Reforming Tool

Does anyone recognize these tools and know who the person is that actually made this tool?? I have also made one and have a few questions now.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Model As and Ts on do or die Outback tour.

Do you suppose that 15/16 Touring would have fared better if it had the later style wishbone and perches on it? Those front ends were notorious for doing exactly what has happened in these top...
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