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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: How to test a Rex-a-co temp gauge?

There are many companies around that will repair these gauges. Do an online search of "Temperature Gauge capillary tube repair" and see what comes up. I use Abbott Instrument Restoration in Portland...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

That is the way I do it.

Do not worry about the accuracy. Usually if these gages work at all, they are reasonable accurate. As previously stated, all they really tell you is if the oil pump is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: How to test a Rex-a-co temp gauge?

The last few 230 deg SW gauges I have used I found the gauge itself either on EBay or at a swap meet and then had to have new tubes fitted to them. I have 230 deg gauges in all my Model A's and feel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Hood Painting Question

Originally, I believe the hoods wee painted as an assembly, However, I recently painted the hood for a fine point restoration I am doing. I paint it as individual pieces. I did not get any chipping...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 1931 valve cover gasket question

Let me help you out, I will be glad to take that old engine you have with the wrong valve cover and exchange it for an engine with the correct valve cover:):):).

You have a diamond block "B"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: K R Wilson Clutch tool

Where are you located?

Our Local chapter of MAFCA has one but it is not for sale.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Door latches

I agree, I would prefer good originals.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Headlight Help

X2,

I have exactly what J Franklin recommends except my original reflectors have been re-silvered. Brattons excellent new reflectors were not yet available. Very good headlights.

I have tried...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,128
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: We want our "A"

PICTURES, WE NEED PICTURES!!!!

Looks like a great car. I am sure you will give us a report when you have it in your possession.

I am partial to '30-'31 Roadsters. The first Model A I restored...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Engine Rebuild Mission

I agree with David R.

Have Bert's take a look at what you have. They know what they are doing.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: arcing brakes

This will work very well. It may be a little time consuming but will work. I recommend #80 paper and cut it into strips the width of the surface on the drum. You can use some spray adhesive and glue...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By CWPASADENA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 31 rear spring free length measurement for a roadster

I agree, "Load bearing" is probably a better term.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 31 rear spring free length measurement for a roadster

Brent,

I am having a bit of a problem following your logic. You say there are inaccuracies in the Judging standards which I agree there are but their discussion of the Roadster Rear spring is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,167
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Float-A-Motor Questions

The 2 big bolts are just snug. I loosen them until I start to pick up a little clutch chatter and then tighten them just a little.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 31 rear spring free length measurement for a roadster

alexiskai,

Good information.

While looking at the Service Bulletin you brought to our attention, I ran across a January 1931 service bulletin (page 533) titled "Springs Used Under Model A Cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Roadster door rubber bumpers

Tim,

Thanks for the offer. I have these seals already installed. It became evident that I needed some kind of a tool to re-shape the channel and I made something similar to what you did.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 31 rear spring free length measurement for a roadster

The "A 5560-C" rear spring used in the Roadsters was only used in the Roadsters and no other model. It had 7 active leaves and one dummy leaf.

The "A 5560-B" rear spring had 8 active leaves and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 31 rear spring free length measurement for a roadster

Brent,

In the 1928-1948 Ford Chassis Parts Book, commonly referred to as the "Green Bible", on page 189, Ford refers to P/N A 5560-C as "Spring assy (rear) - 7 leaf -----".

You and I both know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Nitrocellulose

Single stage urethanes are very good and can make a very good finish that closely mimics the original lacquer but I do not have a good place to paint urethanes. It takes a better dust free paint area...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Nitrocellulose

Our government here in California definitely had something to do with lacquer paint. I can no longer buy lacquer paint in California. I have the stuff shipped out of state to a relative and he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brake shoes

I have seen the new shoes and they really look good. I would suggest the new ones with WOVEN linings. The woven linings make a big difference in how your Model A will stop. The molded linings are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Roadster door rubber bumpers

I am restoring a '31 Roadster and I had to thin down this rubber quite a bit and even the one toward the bottom of the door some.

My experience,

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Engine heat in cold weather

How do you have your heater plumbed?

The best way is to take water from the upper water outlet (below the thermostat) and return it to the water inlet on the side of the engine. this allows the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 31 rear spring free length measurement for a roadster

The rear spring for the roadster is only used on the roadster. it is a 7 leaf spring with one dummy leaf. One of the leaves is thinner than the same leaf on other springs. I think it is either the...
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