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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Good tool to lubricate the leaf springs

Is that made from an old c clamp?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,142
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

Yep move to Florida, I left Michigan a long time ago. No regrets. And my cars thanked me!(no potholes!)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,364
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

No idea how they did it but like you lots of masking and unmasking. I’ve probably spent 30 hrs or more just masking and painting. Still have pin stripe to do!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Remove/Replace Headlight Reflector

Open lens cover, remove bulbs, gently pull reflector bucket forwards it will slide right out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Remove inner oil pan

Believe it or not a Wooden baseball bat slid into the side and give it a good pop it will come out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Thread size - windshield frame screws?

In restoring my Tudor I’ve found Henry liked 10-24 thread size and can be purchased through restoration supply houses.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

Here’s a chart I found with dimensions https://racedunlop.com/docs/40sand50s.pdf then go here https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=195-80r16-195-75r16 and plug in a modern tire size to compare...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

P195/80-r16 but good luck as far as I can tell only one tire that size the Bridgestone ecopia e2 made for electric rav4 in California
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Steering Wobble

Radius ball
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Steering Wobble

Did you look at front radius ball? I was told this can cause wobble.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,001
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Side Mirror Installation Tips Needed

Not trying to hijack this thread but I just installed a drivers side mirror on my Tudor, after trying all recommended methods I ended up having to drill the hinge pin completely out. My problem is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Need help polishing a 1931 grill shell

Mine was so bad I had to start at 320, 500,1200, 3000, polishing wheel now it looks like a mirror. Have to admit I was scared hitting it with 320 though! And don’t be in a rush take your time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Help, Paint Application Problems

Recently had the same problem I waited till it cured then wet sanded the effected area and sprayed it again no problem the second time. Assumed it was either the tack rag or wax/grease remover
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Broken gless

Just purchased a passenger side glass for my Tudor locally for $47.00 installation was pretty easy. As a side note today I installed all the new door hardware and concluded it’s best to turn handle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,571
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Lebaron Bonney has closed????

Here’s a company I found doing a quick search they say they do model a headliners wlsheadliners.com I know nothing of their quality or authenticity.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: steering question

Just guessing but your probably at its right limit. Unless the pitman arm is keyed I would put it at the 1:30 position then remove pitman arm and reattach it at 12:00.this should give you equal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,277
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Shop lighting

Upgraded half of my garage with sunco 8 pack of 4’ led complete fixtures for 190.00 on Amazon. old fixtures had bad bulbs and or bad ballasts just threw them all out, the new ones are 4500 lumens...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Model A Horn

Couple of guesses, is it blowing erratically when pressed? then I would look for a bad connection at the bottom of steering column specifically the light switch connector . Is it blowing erratically...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Memorial Day

many people make the same mistake their intentions are good, However what bothers me more than anything is how it’s become another day for stores to boost sales using a day to reflect on those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,138
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Snyders On-Line Ordering

I have been using Snyder’s for about six months now as for the update to their website I have likes and dislikes for the old and new sites the “wish list” was ideal the new “saved list” leaves a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Brake Rod Clevis Lubrication

I know this thread is a little old but what about permatex antisieze? I had several pins that were bound up and caused the rods to bend ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Floor brace

Bill the floor has been replaced with a new one and the new battery cover was purchased through Snyder’s as for a cover for the old hole there wasn’t one just a odd shaped hole in floor covered with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Floor brace

Bob Thanks I can’t seem to find just the rivets they only seem to sell them as a kit with the brackets. Im assuming they would be 1/4” x 1.25”?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By dbaldwi3
Floor brace

I’m attaching a picture of the braces under the front floor board of my 1930 Tudor , are these factory or did someone just add these sometime in the past? Thanks in advance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By dbaldwi3
Re: Winch - Wench

How about “wench the winch wench!”?
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