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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Phred
Re: Pros and cons of removable Phaeton top?

"Is there any easy way to get at that piece without removing the stitching of the back seat and removing it to get at the broken piece?"

Unfortunately not. I had to do it once for each side (at...
Forum: Model-A 08-07-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
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Forum: Model-A 08-07-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By Phred
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By Phred
Re: Windshield reglazing

Screwing block of wood to hinge leaf is a GREAT tip.
Thanks Bob

Peace, Phred
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By Phred
Re: Low braking phenomena

Thanks, pedal side load and brake pin/king pin interference are things I had not thought of.
Will recheck all again because sometimes you can look but not see...

FWIW, "pumping" the brakes is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By Phred
Re: Low braking phenomena

Yes, there is a aux pedal return spring, driven nearly every day (1000 miles) since this April, was greased well in April. The phenomena probably once in every 1000+ brake applications(?). It has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By Phred
Low braking phenomena

28 phaeton, mechanical brakes, one piece not multi piece service brake cross bar, brake rods and linkages rebuilt/refurbished and well adjusted. They can lock up straight and true at speed if needed....
Forum: Model-A 03-04-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By Phred
Nu-Rex Automatic Timing

NuRex Automatic Advance timing device. Gyroscope type. Instructions included.
Used for thousands of miles in previous Model A sedan with no problems.
See Snyder's #A-12176-X $200+ new.

$85.00...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By Phred
Re: Gear Shift Lever

Thanks to all.
I'm going to find a 32 - 34 straight lever as a starting point.

Summary of what I've learned: 32 - 35 shift towers "leaned back, later towers were "upright". 32 - 34 levers were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By Phred
Gear Shift Lever

The attached gearshift lever was on a Model B Ford transmission that I am installing in my '28 Phaeton. At first I thought I would like the swoopiness of the lever, but after installation it hits the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By Phred
GM Clutch Modification

My Model A flywheel currently has the V8 clutch, and at first glance it may need bit of attention.
I have heard of a GM clutch being used with our Model A's.

If this is a not uncommon...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Phred
Re: Door glass

[COLOR="Blue"]As the owner of a glass shop for many years, I get this question a few times a week.
Technically you can "sand"/grind tempered glass, but only to an unknown point. After that point you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Phred
Remote Oil Filter, etc.

I am adding a remote oil filter to my Model A block, as the Scalded Dog "Y" headers do not allow for the handy Mikes Affordable valve cover set up.

I have filled the wide grooves (see photo) at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By Phred
Re: ARP Head Studs

Thanks guys.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By Phred
ARP Head Studs

Months/years(?) ago I remember someone having kits of ARP cylinder head studs for the Model A engine. The broached allen key end would be nice in this application.

If this sounds familiar, any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,379
Posted By Phred
Re: Oil Filter Model A on timing cover

Werner,
How did you perforate the rubber without getting debris into the filter?
Peace
Phred
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Phred
Re: Compression/Rebound on shocks

UPDATE:Given the limited suspension travel (by design or consequence) on my car and the nature of the Model A shocks, I was able to lessen the "bottoming out" condition by switching the rear shocks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Phred
Compression/Rebound on shocks

The springs on my phaeton have been modified (including some leaves removed) to lower the car to a stance I like. The rear radius rods will hit the chassis rails when the car hits a "good" bump. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Phred
'28 Phaeton Windshield Frame

Just a point of curiosity...

My standard phaeton (firewall date 06-26-28) windshield frame does not have the finger pulls on the bottom rail that are commonly seen on roadsters. The frame was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By Phred
Re: - battery post

Yes, I have used them without problems.
Peace, Phred
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Phred
Pressurized Radiator

A recent post about banger radiators brought up a suggestion of a 4# pressurized cooling system.

What would be a recommended size/volume of the overflow tank in such a system?

What would be the...
Forum: Early V8 05-05-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Phred
Winters gear set

Looking for Winters quick change gear set #4404
6 spline, 1" thick, 22/26 teeth

Peace, Phred
ph@herbsglass.com
847-312-0926
Forum: Model-A 05-05-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By Phred
Winters gear Set

Looking for Winters quick change gear set #4404
6 spline, 1" thick, 22/26 teeth

Peace, Phred
ph@herbsglass.com
847-312-0926
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By Phred
Re: Window glass

Hope this helps it does work well, tricky part may be finding some polarized sheets/film:

This is a direct quote from a good old post on the Aquatic Plants Digest:

Take two photographic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Phred
Re: 29 ccpu windshield glass install

Cloth finish towards the windshield frame, "stickier" rubber/diamond face towards the glass.

Peace,
Phred
Herb's Glass & Mirror
Elgin IL
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