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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By 1930artdeco
front plate dumb question

Hi All,


I am want to hang a tour plate on the front bar and have a dumb question. How do you do it? The plate has two holes where the bolt goes through but if I do that then I can't clamp it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Reamers

Two things here:


1) Welcome to club and have you tried Boise? They are not that far from Pendelton.


2) I bought a set of adjustables (Lempco from 40-50's). They are the larger sizes but the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 750
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: My First Model A - Questions

Welcome tot eh club and really looking car. Don't forget about the AACA, they have chapters all over the place. I guarantee someone in that club has a Model A.


As far as a hot rod goes, I agree...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

Here are my thoughts and what I have done:


1) Replace steering balls to get rid of the 'death wobble'
2) Adjust steering box outside of car
3) Adjust toe-in to spec
4) When I reconnected the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: arcing brakes

I have heard that some big rig shops may also be able to do it.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: 1929 Murray Rear Fenders

Sedan rear fenders are the same for both Briggs and Murray. Depends on what a lot of work means. Might check with your local club, people always have things squirreled away.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: 2021 plans for your Model A

Just to get out and about more this year.

Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Pictures of trunk

With that curve maybe a sedan. Otherwise its anybody's guess.

Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Wood rot - wood hardener

I used a marine hardener on my rain gutter boards. It does work as it hardened the wood right up. Now I just went deep enough for the nail length but it seemed to work. Then I used an epoxy to fill...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Wiring harness clip location

As far as I know they can go wherever you want them to go. There is no set place as it just keeps the wiring loom in the frame rail. This way it doesn't flop down and get damaged by anything.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: How to clean radiator & engine water jackets ?

I have used the evapo rust and it worked well. But be prepared to filter it and/or replace it often.

Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Remove window trim?

Mine is one piece. They may just be stuck and need a little persuasion.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Consensus on brake drums

JAYJAY, I know a guy who sells them and will do studs and hubs as well. Shoot me a PM and I can get you in touch with him. He lives in Pleasant hill.


Mike


p.s.-Welcome to the Barn. Pictures?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: 1930 Ford Model A Fordor

Welcome to the barn. Two things:

1) your location may help a fellow barner/club member come over and lend a hand.

2) check out the Diablo A’s videos. I know there is one for installing the roof...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: VIN Number/frame dating help

Hello and welcome to the barn! Couple of things:

1) May want to put a location in so a nearby member can help.
2) As far as splash aprons go, they are all solid pieces except for about 6 months...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Repair of Soft Wood

I 'repaired' the wood in my Townsedan where the drip rails attach with Git Rot. Then I used a marine epoxy to fill in the larger holes and give the nails something to bite. I also know that this is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Lightened Flywheel

Ok..side note experts. I put in a CW crank and lightened the flywheel about 15 lbs., basically the amount of the crank weights. Since the weight is about the same +/- a few lbs. is the damping effect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,395
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Engine upgrade

My 2 cents worth is this. Yes the larger valves and HC head will help the engine run and breath better. Again you will have other things to do to it as mentioned above. I tweaked me engine with a HC...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Luggage Trunk Needed

Hello and welcome. Couple of things:


1) The pic is super small so at least I can't see any damage.
2) Can the damage be pounded out?
3) I see them come up from time to time on craigslist or a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,906
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: help needed w/steering wheel problem

Welcome to the forum and you may want to add your location a someone may be nearby to help. Mine did that after it pulled the box out for a tune up. It was down in the switch area with the spider...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Have " A" Great Veterans Day

1999-current USAF. Down to the last 4 years....maybe.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: roof replacement

A shameless plug for my club:) But the Diablo A's put out a video on how to do a top on a 31 slant which you can buy through MAFCA, vendors or download on our website.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

I think 'assembly' is putting together knock down vehicles before the manufacturing got up to speed. Could be wrong though.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Intro & Adjustable Lifters Question

Welcome to the Barn Joey, I have been following you on the HAMB. Keep up the good work.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: New to Barn 1930 Model A

Welcome and really nice looking car! Join a club, get the books and drive off into the sunset....

Mike
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