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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By FirstA
Re: Brake mystery

Single master cylinder.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By FirstA
Re: Brake mystery

Thanks, I will use your suggestion. This car was restored to go to a museum in 2002. Great looking car but they did not restore anything mechanical. Just cleaned up and made to look good. It has been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By FirstA
Brake mystery

I am working on a friends 29 Coupe. The brakes were converted to juice brakes many years ago. My problem is adjusting the front brakes. If I adjust the brakes so the wheels spins with little...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,193
Posted By FirstA
Re: up grade status

Wow, I am one post closer too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,017
Posted By FirstA
Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

I have used Eastwoods products before and had good luck. I had the frame powder coated on my 29 CCPU. Will see in time how it works out. Great so far.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,351
Posted By FirstA
Re: Confused - turn signals

I use Logo Lites. A little pricey but easy to install and they work great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,215
Posted By FirstA
Re: What fanbelt for Alternator

I used a replacement pulley and a stock belt. Works fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By FirstA
Re: How well to repro splash panels fit?

I installed a set of splash guards and running boards from Howells. The splash guards were ok but the running boards mating to stock fenders was not good. Original parts were not available to me so I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By FirstA
Re: Roof and Visor questions 29 CCPU

Thanks for the information. I checked out Marco's. A lot of good pictures!
1Crosscut - I would like a photo of your top showing the folds. My wood joints are all sanded and I will recheck...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,563
Posted By FirstA
Re: Towed another one home today

Great find! I saved the cab on my 29 ccpu from becoming part on a rat rod. I'm going to go find some bushes to beat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By FirstA
Roof and Visor questions 29 CCPU

Thanks again for all the nice comments on my first drive a while back. I only have two major things left, roof and visor. I have watched all the videos, etc. on installation of both but still have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By FirstA
Re: Manual Wipers, 29 CCPU

Thanks everyone! All help is appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By FirstA
Re: Manual Wipers, 29 CCPU

I see where Burts says it has to be lengthened. Like so many other after market parts I have purchased, you have to make them fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By FirstA
Manual Wipers, 29 CCPU

I got a new manual wiper from a vendor. I thought finally something simple to put together, one nut, what could go wrong. Alas I does not fit. My window frame is from a 28 AA and still has the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,674
Posted By FirstA
Re: First Drive

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. Its snowing today so glad I got to drive it yesterday. I will post as I progress thru the last few things. What does everyone use for windlass for the doors. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,674
Posted By FirstA
Re: First Drive

I will be getting him back to the honey due list pretty soon now!! I got to ride on the second trip around the block, very comfy! It has been amazing to watch the transformation from boxes of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,674
Posted By FirstA
First Drive

I took my first drive in my 29 CCPU today. What a thrill!! Not completely done yet as you can see and I didn't get the pictures in order. That is the trailer full of stuff I purchased from Plucker to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,826
Posted By FirstA
Re: Rear main question

Tom, our weather is a bit different here in Montana. Low humidity and it was 52 degrees outside this mourning. Garage stays cool all day. I am close to lifting the engine out so things are going...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,826
Posted By FirstA
Re: Rear main question

Thanks Tom. I was hoping you would come back with a - well all you have to do is - kind of message. I am just not excited battling the flywheel again. Doing anything tomorrow?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,826
Posted By FirstA
Re: Rear main question

I have to pull the engine to put in the long rear main bolts. Flywheel is in the way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,826
Posted By FirstA
Re: Rear main question

Thanks for the replies everyone. I will pull the engine, put in the long bolts and do it right. Always the best way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,826
Posted By FirstA
Re: Rear main question

You mean it would be stupid to try?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,826
Posted By FirstA
Re: Rear main question

My screw up was not noticed until the engine was installed and ran. A very bad rear main oil leak led me to find I had installed the wrong cap. Yes it was plasti guaged. I had 3 engines torn down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By FirstA
Unhappy Main bearing question

Woops, already sent.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,826
Posted By FirstA
Unhappy Rear main question

This is a strange question I'm sure. Has anyone ever machined a rear bearing cap that requires long bolts so it can be used with the short bolts. There is a long story about what led to this...
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