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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,560
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: insurance

I have been with Hagerty since having had problems with a claim with JC Taylor fifteen years ago. A lady bumped into us two years ago years - Hagerty provided absolutely the best response Iíve ever...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Trunk to luggage rack bolt or straps.

To your initial question, I have used both carriage bolts as well as straps on the two cars that I have with trunks. However, perhaps a good follow-up question would be to ask if your trunk will sit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,847
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: How much better is a B block than an A?

I am currently running a B block in my '29 Town Sedan, but if I had it to do over, I would go with an A block with inserts and a counter-balanced crank. Years ago when I acquired this B block, I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,651
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Using Ford Barn as an distraction

Losing someone is never easy. I lost my wife a few years back, but I am certain that it is something that could never begin to compare to the loss of a child. But I do know that God helped me to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Woody Wagon SIG Update

Thanks for stepping in behind Tim ... you have some pretty big shoes to fill, but I for one appreciate someone willing to venture forth and pick up the mantle to carry on the tradition for the rest...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Cabriolet 68C -- "Sources" and Wood-Related Questions

Thanks once again everyone -

By way of a short update, today we used powdered glass beads to blast the body and rear fenders on this old girl, and then immediately used epoxy primer to insure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Cabriolet 68C -- "Sources" and Wood-Related Questions

Thanks guys.

D.J., I was fortunate in that all of the door and top related hardware was still intact, so thankfully, I do not need to find replacement parts for those two trim pieces on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By Dick Carne
Cabriolet 68C -- "Sources" and Wood-Related Questions

Hello Friends, and best wishes to all for a Merry and Meaningful Christmas.

I started pulling my 68C Cabriolet apart last week, and there are several items that I have model-specific...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Wood graining

I have wood-grained Model A interior mouldings for several cars, and have generally been very pleased with the end results using the Grain-it-Technologies plates and rollers. In my opinion, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,255
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

I suppose that the most truthful response for the majority of us would be one that recognizes that most of us probably do not have either the full skillset or the equipment to fully and completely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Rumble seat instal

There should be a pair of clips that are attached to the top of the seat back/cushion, and a corresponding slot to accept these on the upper inside of the rumble lid itself. There should also be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Source for Powder Coating near Atlanta

Thanks for everyone’s thoughts and input. I have found several folks on the outskirts of town who have intimated that they might consider something in the $75-$80/wheel pricing depending on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Source for Powder Coating near Atlanta

Hi Brent -

The last set that I had powder coated (Performance Coatings in Jonesboro, GA) was at $65/wheel with them supplying the powder (black at that time for my Town Sedan). This time however,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Dick Carne
Source for Powder Coating near Atlanta

The last few cars that I have restored I have used Performance Coatings in Jonesboro to powder coat wheels, chassis parts, etc. I called them a few minutes ago to check on their current pricing for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Road trip - past two non model A trucks

My son-in-law's father has one of the old uni-body trucks from the early 1960's. They apparently fell out of favor because of uneven weight distributions in the pickup bed that would/could affect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Looking to buy Tacoma Cream powder coat paint for my painter, need help.

I recently tried to order both Hessian Blue and Tacoma Cream from them. My initial phone call to them was probably a month or so ago - nice lady on the other end (I initially left a message for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,366
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

I recall having been pulled over early one evening a few years back for only having one tail light on my '28 roadster (it still has the original fender brace/rear step plate bracket, and will not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Replacing Wood In a '30 Blindback

My nephew and I installed new wood in my '29 Briggs Town Sedan a few years back. Like so many other tasks associated with rebuilding one of these old gentlemen, replacing the wood is probably the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Kudos to snyders

My nephew and I were up in Ohio a couple of weeks ago checking on some pieces for our Mail Truck, and had an occasion to stop in at Snyders for the first time. I had spoken with Tom previously, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Standard Interior in a 30 Town Sedan?

This car appears to have the window garnish mouldings of a Town Sedan. As for the rear seat back and drop down center armrests, these could be swapped out if that level of accuracy were required. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: bolt that holds folding top irons Cabriolet?

Bert's has these listed. I got one of these for my 68-C, but unfortunately, the shoulder on the bolt would not fit through the iron without first drilling/enlarging the hole in the iron (which I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,560
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Collector Car Insurance

Several have mentioned J.C. Taylor as a good possibility. I would run as fast as possible from them. I found out the hard way that uninsured/underinsured motorists' coverages applied only to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Top bow suppiers

Top irons for both standard and 30-31 deluxe roadsters should be available through most of the Model A venders. I usually use Smith and Jones out of South Carolina, and a quick review of their web...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Any trick to getting the hinges out of 29 Roadster

Just a thought, but you might want to consider oversized hinge pins ... this might otherwise avoid the need to take the hinges out/off, depending of course upon your reason(s) for doing so. I did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,264
Posted By Dick Carne
Re: Insurance

I'd stay away from JC Taylor. I learned the hard way that "uninsured/underinsured" does not apply to property losses. They were great at taking my premiums for over 20 years, but MIA when I...
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