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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: if you could go back in time, what Model "A" parts would you bring back?

Being primarily an early guy, I would grab as many open bail light switches, on-off-dim light/horn rods, Ford script slant pole coils, upper script fluted headlight lenses, Ford script drum tail...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Trunk hinge install Help!!

The bracket in your third picture attaches to the side of the trunk opening on the body. The hinge pin is screwed in from the inside (head facing towards the outside of trunk) and into the lower...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: 28 Broadlace trim

Here's the broadlace trim on my VE-28 Coupe. It is very close to original. If your interior will be in the brown tones, your broadlace trim would also be in brown.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: 28 Broadlace trim

The broadlace trim was used on Coupes, Sport Coupes, Tudors, and Business Coupes with cloth interiors in 1928 and not used in the 1929 models.
The RG&JS does indicate that Canadian Sport Coupes also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Nitrocellulose

Hibernia Restorations used to mix nitrocellulose lacquer but I doubt they still sell it. I bought several gallons from them over 20 years ago and was very satisfied with it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Does anyone actively maintain an index to Model A technical articles?

"Technically Speaking" is a set of 14 volumes of tech articles put out by The Model A Restorers Club. They are a compilation of articles originally published in the Model A News.
They are a wonder...
Forum: Model-A 12-22-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Gary Karr
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: What adhesive to glue windlace to metal frame?

Which vehicle are you working on and what metal frames?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: 1928 Phaeton Tail light

Sorry, what you have is not correct for a 1928 Phaeton. Your tail lamp should look like these.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,692
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Theft of original license plates - is this an issue?

I also worry about losing radiator and gas caps as well as valve stem dust covers. The chances are probably greater that these would be taken from a car event than simply while parked at the market.
Forum: Model-A 11-22-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Early 1928 Radiator Shell

This rare item is still available
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,145
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

Actually, the first generation rear engine mounts (on the first 200 vehicles) go together more like current Float-a-Motors. There is a bracket riveted to the frame rail that a thick piece of rubber...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,145
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

For me currently is assembling the very early 28 equalizer break system along with the first type rear engine mounts. Everything must be done in sequence otherwise it won't all fit together. I...
Forum: Model-A 11-18-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Schrader, Dill, and Acme Valve Stem Sets

Several restored valve stem sets still available
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Bent timing pin

My guess is that the timing pin was bent when someone was reinstalling the engine. They probably used a 2X4 to pry the engine into place, placing it down in the front crossmember and pushing against...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Steering wheel paint

It would help if you mentioned which steering wheel you have. I have repaired red '28 wheels by filling cracks with Super Glue and fine dust from another red wheel. After that, I simply sanded the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: model A distributor cap ?? double Script ??

If Bakelite, it is an original, used from BOP through March 28. I think that the last one that sold on eBay brought around $40.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,497
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

Yes, both of those original belts sold right away! The first original one I bought was at Hershey probably 15+ years ago. I paid $600. It was not NOS.
I have seen NOS brown fan belts sold for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: 28-29 radiator shell lacing question

The heads of the flat headed screws were underneath the lacing.
Forum: Model-A 11-12-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Gary Karr
Forum: Model-A 11-12-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Gary Karr
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: Why are there so many more 1930 grill shells than 1931s?

There were actually three radiator shells made for 28/29. From the beginning of production through February '28, the lacing was woven through holes rather than riveted to the shell. It also had a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: External door handles

What you have are a Chinese attempt to reproduce a Model A door handle. Unfortunately, they are not even close to original door handles.
Forum: Model-A 11-07-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By Gary Karr
Early 1928 Radiator Shell

Early '28 radiator shell with holes for the woven lacing. It is in very restorable condition. There are a few dents that can easily be worked. There is some rust on the bottom front but not bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Gary Karr
Re: The Spindle Bolt Locking Pin: A-3122

Steve, it is really pretty simple. You can mill a round notch in the later style spindle bolts that will then work with the early style round locking pins. It's best if you can use an early style...
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