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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Gas Tank

The tank in my 29 Cabriolet is under the cowl. I removed it by disassembling the fire wall. (The upper section of that is the front wall of the tank.) After freeing it up, it drops down and is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,908
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Stolen model A coupe in the drink.

I often tell my self there is little concern because most would not know how to start the car let alone drive it. Maybe I'm taking too much for granted. . . .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,814
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Travel in Cold Weather

I was told (or read somewhere) that unlike modern cars, when you drain the water from a Model A radiator, there is none left in the engine. I took over the Cab in my avatar from my Dad who restored...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Model A in TV series NCIS

That car has appeared before in earlier NCIS episodes. It is the car for Abby the goth forensic scientist. From the footage I've seen, easy to tell it's a hot rod built from a '31 coupe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: U Joint

I have purchased a used rivet style joint from e-bay and a used C clip style from Brattons. Plan is to use the better of the two. I should be OK. Either way, I thank all fellow Ford-Barners for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: U Joint

With all the eBay stories less than satisfactory I wonder what are the chances this can be as described?
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: U Joint

I was thinking that the ultimate solution would be to get another U joint from a different manufacturer. Just for laughts tho, I don't think there's a repair kit out there for this one! :):)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: U Joint

I can't tell for sure what how old one aligned since it was in pieces when removed. But I can say this, the depth of that bore of the old piece was 1-7/16" while the depth of the new one is 1-1/2". ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: U Joint

Yes I did get a heads up already one that as well. But it seemed it was very close - so close that it may not make any contact with the housing if it was seated where it belongs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By 29Cabriolet
U Joint

Hi All:
Back in July, I started a thread about my breakdown and impending repairs. Here's an update! The problem was the u joint. I purchased a new one but it doesn't fit right. The front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Pulling granny without the engine.

Due to a recent breakdown I ended up dropping the rearend to determine cause, which turned out to be the U joint. In the process, although still in working condition but showing signs of wear and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Out for a short cruise . . .

A club member suggested that some will mix 600W with the grease. The theory being that with the circular motion centrifugal force eventually sends the grease outward leaving much of the joint with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Out for a short cruise . . .

Not sure about the quantity of grease - some was removed before the picture was taken. For the record it was installed over 30 years ago. I have ordered a "complete assembly ready to install. . ." ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Out for a short cruise . . .

Update:
Well, I finally gathered up all the tools and extra hands required to begin the repair project. After inspecting the trans by removing the shifter tower, and then inspecting the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: O.T. dumb question

Isn't it a combined term referring to the car and a boat? That is, the car's tail looks like a boat - hence "boat tail"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Out for a short cruise . . .

I drained the lube from the rear end - there was plenty. Although there is a small leak, I keep the level where it should be. And maybe the good news is when I drained it, there were no broken...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Out for a short cruise . . .

Yeah puttin my money on the rear end (Literally!!) I won't be able to work on it until the weekend. But will report what I find as soon as I do!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Out for a short cruise . . .

I haven't considered brakes yet since they were completely rebuilt less than 2 seasons ago. Of course something could still break, or perhaps something less than perfect on the installation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Out for a short cruise . . .

Almost. Didn't really expect the car was driveable. But I did put it in gear and let the clutch out to confirm what I suspected at that point . . . that the rear wheels were locked.

Thanks to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Out for a short cruise . . .

. . . then --- clunk--- clunk --clunk-----screech. Both rear wheels locked up. With the engine still running and nothing broken visible underneath, I was thinking transmission or rear end. Don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Getting it narrowed down, finally!

What about the parable that says, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. . . :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Health and Safety while working on my A

I agree with Barry too! I use a similar procedure. And you don't have to be 80. Good practice at 66! :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,692
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Gear shift lever on a Model A

Yeah, before I would try this I want to see it the lever returned to its natural position. My luck, it would disconnect completely and forever! :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 961
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Seeping fuel tank at the column mount

I pulled my tank, TIG welded the rivet holes, had a radiator shop coat the inside, and used the '31 style column bracket in place of the tank mount. Re-painted and re-installed over two years now,...
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