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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: Body & floor rivets: Anneal them first?

Hi, Tim...I recently set 14 1/4" rivets putting in a new front cross member, and I don't know how those relate to your rivets. I did get the rivets from Big Flats. After some trial and error, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: Frame Repair

Hi, Cape Codder...I'd like to offer a fourth solution that worked for me when I needed to re-form holes in the frame for the front cross member when I had to install a new one. How about using a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: installing a front crossmember

Hi, Excalibur...I just got done replacing the front cross member in my 30 Cabriolet, and can send you some suggestions, some resources and some photos of tools I made and purchased if you'd like. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: 1929 front crossmember

Hi, Excalibur...jumping ahead a bit, but recently fought the same battle as you (only in reverse) for my 1930 Cabriolet--the original front cross member had been replaced with one from a 28-29. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: Briggs Body Number

Hi, wkvasnicka...Jason's direction is a good one, and the current e-mail address I have for Tom Moniz is 68c@frontiernet. net,... if anyone has records that would indicate when your car was built, it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: Cabriolet 68C Belt Line Wood

Hi, Ed...the original top bow wood pieces that I have (68B) are pretty chewed up, but it looks like the pieces were joined either with mortise and tenons of about 5/8" or finger joints, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,241
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: First Time Tire Change

Hi, Shew01...I'm no expert, but having just successfully gone through both a removal and reinstallation of tube and tire, here's what worked for me: Once I had the tire and tube on, I pulled out the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

Thanks so much for taking and posting these photos for me, GPierce, they were very helpful! What you showed is similar to my radiator in some respects (neck outlet, mounting brackets, etc.), but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

Thanks, GPierce...when you get a moment, I would love a photo of the radiator you have, and if the lower mounting brackets and holes are possible to show, that would be very helpful to begin to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

BobC...The radiator has a 1/4 turn cap. I'm sure the fan that's on the car is different than yours, as it's a 4-blade, vs the original 2 blade, and the shaft literally sticks out as far as the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

Hi, J Franklin...thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately, my project is a total restoration, so I have no body on the car. Even more complicating is the fact that it is a Cabriolet, so the body...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

Thanks, GRutter, BobC, and of course, Steve Plucker for giving me info and your perspectives!
BobC, I measured the distance from the front of the fan blades to the back of the radiator core...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

Not to dwell on this too much, but the more I learn, the more I realize that I don't know enough! In comparing the viewable features of radiators on Brassworks' website, I'm not sure what it is that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

Hi, Steve and Johnny...just so you know why I'm questioning and seem to be mystified, I inherited this car from my father when he died in 2010, he had been assembling it over the previous 20 years or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

Hi, Steve...it's been awhile, but you and I communicated about the correct cross member for my car before, and I went through your article carefully before buying and installing the one that's shown...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By CabrioletDon
How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

Boy, am I frustrated! I've spent a lot of time and more than a few pennies recently trying to get my '30 Cabriolet correct by replacing the front cross member including pulling the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: Engine sits too high for hand crank engagement

Hi, Razkid, I recently had exactly the same issue on my '30 Cabriolet...after replacing the incorrect front cross member (it had been replaced, poorly, before I got the car) I reinstalled the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,050
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: Boy, does this hit close to home

My wife of 33 years doesn't share my passion for old cars, but she does have a passion for me! She's my helper with all things car-related, and just last week helped me get the engine and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: Your best method for drilling out rivets?

Hi, Steve...there are a lot of good ideas and examples out there and what works for removing a small rivet in lighter material might not be correct for heavier rivets in frames. I recently had to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: 68B Cabriolet Front Folding Irons - Angeled or Straight ?

Hi, Eystein...I'm no expert, and I am far from the stage you are with my 68-B, but I checked my car's top folding irons where they are in storage, still attached to the (original) front bow. One is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By CabrioletDon
Which repro qtr panel patches best for Cabriolet?

I'm in the middle of stripping the body, engine and front suspension from my 1930 Cabriolet (68B) in order to replace the existing front crossmember with the correct one. With the primed rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: Front Frame Crossmember

Hi, Pete...
I'm in the early stages of replacing the front cross member on my '30 Cabriolet, and it does require a lot of work to put in a new one. I am restoring my car, so I didn't have lots of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By CabrioletDon
Pulling engine and transmission...can I put both in cradle?

I'm needing to pull the engine and transmission from my '30 Cabriolet project so that I can replace the existing front cross member with the correct one. I will have it stripped down to the frame,...
Forum: Model-A 02-07-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By CabrioletDon
Found the part, thanks!

Thanks, Ford Barn readers, for contacting me with part information!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By CabrioletDon
Re: Reproduction 28 Open Car Windshield Frame

Hi, Chrs1961815...thought I'd respond because I've recently corresponded with Don Snyder III about their windshield frames. Unfortunately, Snyder's source for these steel frames is not certain at...
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