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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By LeRoiGross
Talking Re: Generator rebuild

I got the insulator in place and now I have trouble getting the field coils to snug up to the frame. The new repro coils are too thick. I am squeezing then flatter in a vise but still can barely get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By LeRoiGross
Talking Re: Generator rebuild

I just rechecked and if I put it on the bottom of the coils as the Snyder drawing shows, then it would protect the crossover wire between the coils. That would probably work OK. Looks like I will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By LeRoiGross
Talking Re: Generator rebuild

The insulator I am interested in is the flat paper with the corners cut off. If I put it under the top of the coils it interferes with the output bolt. If I put it under the bottom of the coils it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By LeRoiGross
Talking Generator rebuild

I am restoring my original generator and trying to figure out where the thin insulators go with my new field coils. This is a fourth generation generator with the spring and wick oiler on the back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By LeRoiGross
Question Phaeton Roof Clamp Brackets

I bought a reproduction roof frame for my 1929 Phaeton and the clamp brackets that attach it to the windshield posts do not fit right. Ford part number A-37325-B and A-37326-B. They do not have the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By LeRoiGross
Question Windshield Frame

I am installing a new windshield frame on my 1929 Phaeton and I need to drill the holes for the roof snaps. Does anyone have the layout dimensions for the 6 holes? How many inches from the left...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By LeRoiGross
Re: Striping Tape

Thanks, guys. I'll try those tips.
LeRoi
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By LeRoiGross
Exclamation Striping Tape

I need to add the stripes to the belt rail of my 29 Phaeton. I don't want to paint them, just use tape. All the paint shops have is tape with double stripes, one wide, one narrow. Where can I find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,214
Posted By LeRoiGross
Re: 600w leaking out of steering box

About 5 years ago my wife commented that my steering was loose and I needed to tighten it up. So I did. And then I replaced my Pittman arm. And then I replaced my drag link, idler balls, front end,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By LeRoiGross
Arrow Re: Brake Light Switch

I should have remembered that there at least 2 switches out there. I have a 29 and I may have fixed it by bending the contact inside. Still seems like a marginal design that will keep bugging me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By LeRoiGross
Arrow Brake Light Switch

I keep having trouble with my repro brake light switch. It doesn't make good contact inside. Is there a better design out there?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By LeRoiGross
Re: Top Iron Kit Instructions

Well, a roadster is a little different than a phaeton. The roadster has 3 bows, the phaeton has 4. The roadster has one iron assembly on each side, all connected. The phaeton has the 3 connected plus...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By LeRoiGross
Arrow Top Iron Kit Instructions

I bought a top iron kit for my 1929 phaeton and it does not have an instruction sheet for the assembly. Both Brattons and Macs tell me the supplier doesn't have instructions. Does anybody out there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By LeRoiGross
Re: Phaeton roof and windshield

Thanks for the reply Mike. I see the 8 images but unfortunately they are of low resolution and I can't read them. Could you send them to me via email in a higher resolution? I haven't yet ordered the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By LeRoiGross
Arrow Phaeton roof and windshield

When I bought my 29 Phaeton 60 years ago it had neither roof nor windshield. I found a junk yard windshield that was 2 inches short and used it until I found one of the correct height. The short one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,684
Posted By LeRoiGross
Re: Sudden rough running, out of ideas

I had my ammeter jumping around one time and traced it to the wire attached to the starter switch which carries power to everything. The nut was finger tight, not wrench tight. If you have a fuse at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,914
Posted By LeRoiGross
Re: Steering Column Housing sectors worn smooth

While filing the grooves on my sector plates, I found the control arms were riding on the inside heel of the grooved area. So I put a crescent wrench on the outer edge of the plate and lifted it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,914
Posted By LeRoiGross
Re: Steering Column Housing sectors worn smooth

Thanks for the suggestions on the sector plates. Any ideas about fixing the shaft threads?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,914
Posted By LeRoiGross
Question Steering Column Housing sectors worn smooth

I am overhauling the steering column on my 1929 Phaeton. The sector plate at the top of the shaft housing where the spark and throttle arms ride is worn almost smooth so the control arms won't stay...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,056
Posted By LeRoiGross
Angry Kwik Poly

Recently I emailed an order for Kwik Poly and received a notice that --"as of today, Kwik Poly is no longer in business. At this time, there is no one to handle the business. "
So I guess we will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 725
Posted By LeRoiGross
Question Radiator Shell

Can anyone tell me the distance between the ears on my 1929 radiator shell. The ears are where the shell attaches to the radiator. My lower ears seem to be wider apart than the upper ears so I wonder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By LeRoiGross
Re: Radiator Shell won't fit

As far as I know it is an original shell. But before I bought it 60 years ago it could have been changed. It sure is better that the repo stainless one I bought which is light weight and has a wide...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By LeRoiGross
Question Radiator Shell won't fit

I'm having trouble with my radiator shell resting on the hood clip shelf. I am restoring a 1929 Phaeton and when I install the radiator shell it sits hard on the shelf. Also the shelf is about 3/8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By LeRoiGross
Re: Door Hinges

Just discovered I made a typo in my posting. The 6/32 should be 3/32. So I have one hinge with a 3/32 gap and the other with a 3/16 gap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By LeRoiGross
Door Hinges

I am having trouble fitting the front doors of my 1929 Phaeton and I think it may be the lower hinges. In the attached picture you can see the Hinge leaves on one lower hinge are 6/32 apart and on...
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