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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: How to find mechanic

I am 358 miles from him and don't know anyone in his area.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Kelsey-Hayes rims on new cast iron

I think I would call Randy Gross and ask him if the drums he sells clear, 714-292-8660 or email melmodela@aol.com. If so, send the ones you have back and buy from him.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Front hub needed

My suggestion would be to change you search to a hub and drum assembly. If you find an assembly with a good drum use, otherwise replace the drum. I say this because a professional shop would in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: How to find mechanic

Probably the best way to find a mechanic is to add your general location to your post. With a few phone calls I might be able to locate a good mechanic. Not knowing where, in general, you live...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: 28 roadster frame vs 30 coupe frame

The mechanical brake linkage will be different and the hand brake will be on the left for early '28. If you are doing a restoration the fender braces and running board brackets will be different. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: 28 roadster frame vs 30 coupe frame

The height of the pads for the radiator is slightly different.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Kelsey-Hayes rims on new cast iron

It won't solve the problem but might give more data, will an original Model A rim fit?

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Faulty ammeter

Did it work before and then stop or did it never work?

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 555
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: first time looking at a 30 Model A

What body style, Convertible Sedan, Deluxe Phaeton, 3 Window Coupe? It might be a bargain at $12,500. Take plenty of overall and close up pictures and post them for comments.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Arcing Brake Shoes

Be sure to also ask at your local Model A and Early V8 Ford Clubs. I ended up sending mine back to the manufacturer.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 05-18-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Why?

You missed the small print. Nobody can reply to ad unless you are the original poster. See: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=128984

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Help identify this flathead fan

The '32 thru '39 standard fans were all similar. You need to show a picture of the side view and maybe a measurement of how far the blade is from the generator mounting surface.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 05-17-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: windshields

You are probably thinking of "Crescent". You might try your question on quora.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Ammeter hookup

It is the same as the 6 volt system shown on all of the wiring diagrams. What is the max output of your alternator/generator? If over 20 amps you may need other changes like a 30-30 ammeter or a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Were "Suicde Doors" Really Dangerous?

About 60 years ago I was riding with a good friend in his 3 window deuce coupe with a flathead mill. When he hit second gear the door popped open. I managed to catch it when it was about 4 inches...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Steering wobbe

What were the recommendations of this forum to tighten the wheel nut?

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 05-14-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: 34 ford 5 window coupe deluxe

Leave it here (too much hassle to move) but also post it here: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=4

You posted in a seldom read section intended for questions to the editors about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Options for rims for a 35

Hydraulic drums and wire wheels usually don't get full contact. Here is what you should be looking for: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1286293&posted=1#post1286293

Charlie...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: '75 pinto 10" rotor and caliper

I don't think I have ever seen this topic in the past. You would probably have better luck on HAMB: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/forums/the-hokey-ass-message-board.5/
Good luck.

Charlie...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Options for rims for a 35

Have you spun the wheels to check for out-of-round and run-out?

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Options for rims for a 35

There is someone here in Southern California that does it but shipping would be a killer. Contact your local Model A and Early Ford V8 clubs and see if they know some place local that does that type...
Forum: The Test Forum 05-10-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Test

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Forum: Questions & Suggestions 05-09-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: posting pictures

Unfortunately the words don't explain what is really happening. The probable cause of your problem is that the file is too large. Reduce it and try posting again. If still no luck email me the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Tire Tube replacement question?

In addition to knowing what to do be sure he doesn't hand it off to the high school student they hired last week. Those wire wheels bend easily. I do mine myself with the tools in the attached...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Tire Tube replacement question?

Be sure to CAUTION YOUR FRIEND that the Model rims are not nearly as strong as modern steel rims and an air powered changer can easily damage the rim by bending it. He either needs to be very...
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