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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Russell Reay
Header cover panel and windshield opening

I'm not certain that photos show what I need to depict, so here are actual dimensions. Sorry, but I can't rotate the header panel sketch 90*. As you look at the drawings note that my scale is 1" =...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Water pump and fan

I just assumed that since it was magnetic it wasn't stainless. Learn something new every day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Russell Reay
Water pump and fan

After reading many comments about the dangers of original fans, I decided to get an aluminum one before the car is all put together. The present fan appears to be an original two blade, and there is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: getting transmission in neutral when out of car

Hold the tower and shifter so you can see the sliding forks well. Play with the shifter so you can see how the forks move into all four positions and neutral. Slide the gears around in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By Russell Reay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: 30 cab metal ws cover

This sketch is the best I've seen for depicting what goes where. Unfortunately it does not show the angle iron shelf which is situated behind the header and between the header and the cover plate
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Header panel vs. windshield frame

John- the original panel cover gives me the correct height (3 1/8") and width, but everything aft of the ws hinge is rusted away. The portion of the new panel with 10 holes is 1" wide (2.54 cm to you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,244
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Need A LOT of help with Model A inheritance

John- look up this video https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=301908. I had terrible problems with photos until this was posted. For a true digital Luddite, I found this to be all the info...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Russell Reay
Header panel vs. windshield frame

The difficulties experienced by Brace Bailey in this thread https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=233913&highlight=windshield+frame+gasket are very close to the problems I am suffering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Primer paint

I appreciate all the input. The last time I did any serious painting was 15 yrs ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: E brake drags

Update--I put everything together on both wheels--about 6 times. There was drag even without the ebrake band installed and the service shoes wiggling. I concluded that the drag is due to the tight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Primer paint

"good epoxy high build primer is your friend, but is really bad for your health. don't breath it in.

you can cheat a bit on the application."

Are you saying to apply epoxy with a roller,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Primer paint

Gonna do chicle drab.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Primer paint

Thanks for the lesson. I spent some time on the SPI forums, and found more details expanding on your guidelines. Per respiratory safety--the only ventilation in my shop is to open the doors. If we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Primer paint

This is all news to me, but very much appreciate the info. I have been warned that epoxy is very resistant to sanding, suggesting to me that I need to guard against sags and runs. What are 'recoat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Body blocks

Just finished new ones out of oak. Do you still need the dimensions/details?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By Russell Reay
Primer paint

My cowl is seriously pitted. I have applied layers of filler and sanded them down trying to eyeball and feel when things are smooth enough to paint. Unfortunately, after priming it is not uncommon...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By Russell Reay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Aluminum windshield frame

I will take all the paint recommendations into account. At this stage I can paint everything except the ws frame, and do that later. Regarding the new vs old hinge, the new frame and old hinge slip...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,601
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: New guy with a project Model AA

[QUOTE=sugarmaker;2088658]Usafexplorer,
Great looking truck. What is the tube coming off the oil fill tube going towards the back of the engine?

Functions as PCV. There is one on my 30 coupe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,601
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: New guy with a project Model AA

Great project . Photo shows steering tube in need of repair. See Restorer issue Jan/Feb 2021 for an excellent guide to repair. Worked beautifully for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Russell Reay
Aluminum windshield frame

I have a new Snyder's aluminum ws frame with new safety glass ws nicely bedded. My concern is whether to paint. I checked several old threads, and it appears that by using special primer, paint will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Any hope of revitalizing a Vermont A Club?

I check this site every morning, and just saw this post for the first time. I would join a club in a heartbeat. MAFCA shows a club in Essex Jct, but that is old info i believe. I have heard people...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: Any hope of revitalizing a Vermont A Club?

I check the FB every AM, and sometimes more often, but I see this post for the first time today--Dec 18, 8:30 AM. I would join a club in a heartbeat. Comments about a few people doing all the heavy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Russell Reay
Re: E brake drags

I think you could say the backing plate is rebuilt. Blasted, painted, threads cleaned per red book, plus new adj wedge, matched shafts, new roller tracks, new cam and camshaft, e brake carrier,...
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