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Old 07-06-2019, 09:10 AM   #1
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Default 1930 Sport Coupe finally!!

Finally put it on the rollback and took it to my shop. It's sit in my dad's garage for atleast five years and not been cranked, probably closer to ten if not more. You know how time gets away.. It's in pretty solid shape but as always you keep finding things, j shape in front fender that's welded underneath. It's a little rusty in the rear underneath but looks like just surface rust. I'd say if disassembled there's probably more serious rust. But it stays dry and won't hit the road salt while I'm custodian.

It's fun and brings back memories I didn't even know I had, my grand dad with old parts in his little out building with dirt floor that was his workshop. Stumbling over old frames that were covered up by weeds and asking my dad "what's this"? Oh, that's an old model (t) (a) frame, rear end, body. The stuff wasn't that special then as poor folks had used up what they thought was the useful life of it and they wanted something new and trouble free.. Ha!

I don't know about you fellows but I feel a connection with the past that's very satisfying with this car.

I've learned a few things,,, it's a 1930 sport coupe with an engine assembly number A4331520. I'm getting February of 1931????? Title number doesn't match but it's close with a433----- The cross rail in front of the seat is marked NK1535, assembled in Norfolk Va?? Not sure what 1535 signifies?

Since I have you here I will ask one more question,,,,,,, what is the threaded looking thing behind the bearing? It looks like it's bent just a little.
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:13 AM   #2
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what is the threaded looking thing behind the bearing? It looks like it's bent just a little.
Which bearing? You need to be more specific.
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Which bearing? You need to be more specific.
I couldn't post the photo of it, not sure why. It's behind the inner front wheel bearing. I'll try and post a photo later if I can figure out what's wrong. Might be image size and I'm having a hard time figuring out how to resize on the iPad.
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:49 AM   #4
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Finally got it resized. It looks like it's threaded and is larger diameter than the back of the bearing.
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First of all it is not threaded...it is pressed onto the spindle.

In the repro parts books it is refered to as "Front Axle Inner Dust Ring".

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Old 07-06-2019, 11:01 AM   #6
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First of all it is not threaded...it is pressed onto the spindle.

In the repro parts books it is refered to as "Front Axle Inner Dust Ring".

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Old 07-06-2019, 11:04 AM   #7
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Below is a url address for Brattons parts which shows all of the front end.

If you are talking about the part with the four bolts it is a "front brake grease baffle" but if you are talking about the part that is to the inside of that it is part of the front spindle.
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:23 AM   #8
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Sorry, here is the url!

https://www.brattons.com/front-spind...embly.htmlorry
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:28 AM   #9
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It is what Steve said "front axle inner dust seal".

Thanks for that link though.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:13 PM   #10
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thats a gem. beautiful car. I had cracks on all four fenders



Get some barbeque black rustoleum and a wire brush to slow rust.I find it gives me motivation on projects, its a 5 minute job and if I lose motivation the rust dont grow.




new to the model A read this how to.






http://modelabasics.com/Starting%20&%20Driving.htm

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Old 07-07-2019, 12:59 PM   #13
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The NK 1535 is a production number. We feel they are for each assembly plant and are probably by body style. We believe they stamped the digits sequentially starting in late 1927 with number one for each body type. In 1930 they probably reverted back to number one for each body style and continued through the end of Model A production in 1931. The Norfolk assembly plant made 3,303 Sport Coupes in 1930, so it appears yours was assembled around mid year. Does it have an oval or round speedometer?
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:49 PM   #15
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Speedometer is oval.
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Sport Coupes died a quick death with the public..134k in '29,19k in 31,less than 6k in '32.

They were the hottest thing going at Model A introduction
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To the OP, nice looking car. Good luck with it. What are the intentions? Getting it to run safely or a full blown resto?
Question on the sport coupe. Does the top come down?
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I want to repair/replace anything relevant to itís safe operation, maybe weather stripping and worn out welting or the like. I want to drive it on some 50-100 mile trips like on the Blue Ridge parkway maybe to Boone NC ( home of the App state mountaineers) (you Michigan Wolverine fans know who that is ). I do not plan on restore as I donít have the money to put into it. I donít want to hurt itís value or condition though.

Top does not come down .

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To the OP, nice looking car. Good luck with it. What are the intentions? Getting it to run safely or a full blown resto?
Question on the sport coupe. Does the top come down?
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No,the sport coupe top does not come down..squint your eyes all you want it aint a cabriolet. Does the back of your top flap open?
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No,the sport coupe top does not come down..squint your eyes all you want it aint a cabriolet. Does the back of your top flap open?
It does open but Unfortunately is a newer replacement top (plastic window).

All the wood is solid except the one piece above the drivers side. It's solid except for the outer edge so I will have to replace that one eventually. I may go for a new top then but I'm afraid it'll look like lipstick on a pig.
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