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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: '31 Model A Roadster Top Wood

I recently bought a set of Deluxe Roadster top bows from Snyders. They are one piece steam bent oak. Very nice quality. The main bow needed to be thinned down and tapered some where it fits to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Engine numbers ?

Early July, 1929
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Exhaust manifold glands

I agree,

I use them an all the engines I am involved with. They help support the manifold and keep the hot exhaust gasses from the gasket.

In the middle of the Model A production for a sort...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 10, 15, and 20 Millionth Ford

Lots of fun!!!

Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,827
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Blue Ribbon Restorations

I also enjoy looking at "Survivor" cars, you can learn a lot from them.

Fine Point Restorations are not for everyone and I would not recommend someone starting down this road unless they really...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,827
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Blue Ribbon Restorations

Incognito,

I am working on a '31 Deluxe Roadster. I am down to finishing attaching the rear fenders, finishing the wheels and tires, finish chroming the windshield frame and bumpers. The rest of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,827
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Blue Ribbon Restorations

I am also currently working on one.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 6 cylinders

The early investors in Ford Motor Company wanted a higher priced, upscale car and Henry wanted to produce a lower priced more affordable car. Henry gave in and produced the Model K. This was the only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Interior Fabric

Just because Cartouch does not offer leather does not mean that leather was never installed at the factory.

As stated before, the "seating surfaces" of the front seat bottom cushion and back rest...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Model A speedometer to 40 torque tube

Use the turtle for a Model A with an early speedometer. It will bolt to your '40 torque tube.

You can also change the shaft in the '40 turtle to the early Model A shaft which is available from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Power shut-off switch

I was involved with Motorsports for more than 50 years and all my experience was the the Master Shut Off Switch was always to be on the ground side.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Interior Fabric

Only the front seat bottom cushion and backrest "seating surfaces" were leather. The rest of the front seat and interior upholstery was artificial leather. The Rumble seat upholstery was artificial...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Battery Operated Tachometer

I have been using a "Tini-Tach" battery operated tach for about 5 years now. It uses a single wire that wraps around the coil wire.
I have them in 2 of my Model A's and one on my engine stand. Very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 1931 Victoria Rear Seat Arm Rests

I think they look similar but they are different. As stated above, re-productions are available.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: First start

Most of the old style reproduction hose clamps are of very poor quality and will not clamp tightly clear around the hose. Some of the better parts suppliers offer good quality "old style" hose clamps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brakes - depth

The original lining was 3/16 inch thick when new.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Small Introduction

Good looking Model A,

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Low compression, all holes

First, I would suggest you remove the air filter and do not put it back on.

Secondly, run it a while and you may find the compression readings come up. An engine that has sat for a long period of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Ignition problem

Check the distributor cam and shaft bushings. If these are bad, the points may not be opening the same amount for each cylinder. To check this, turn the engine over by hand and check each cylinder to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: checking model A for cracked head

You can use a "Combustion Leak Test Kit" which "sniffs" the coolant to check for combustion gasses. These kits are readily available at most parts stores and are not expensive and they work.

If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brake shoe lining

Henry used woven linings with cast iron drums well into the late 30's.

Woven linings work very well with both steel and cast iron drums.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brake shoe lining

The problem with todays molded linings is they are as hard as a rock. The molded linings we used to get in the old days was a lot softer and performed well.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: wheel color

I believe Straw or Tacoma Cream would have been an optional wheel color. Straw is a just little more toward yellow than Tacoma Cream.

My opinion,

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brake shoe lining

Woven,

Henry used woven linings with cast iron drums clear up until the war.

Woven lining has a much higher coefficient of friction than the currently available molded linings which will give...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Darned reproduction parts!

I agree,

I have a lathe and can weld but I still need to buy some parts from the suppliers. Often I have to do some rework to get the results I am looking for.

I try to buy only the best...
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