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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By Russ B
Re: Wanted 15" Wheels for Model A

https://media.fotki.com/2v2HwRzc5xHuj7.jpg
1949-1951 mercury and Lincolnís are the right bolt pattern and the Mercury hub cap looks nice
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,364
Posted By Russ B
Re: Longest trip you took in a Model A

As a high school kid in the early sixties I used to drive my cabriolet from Yreka, CA to Medford Oregon over the hill on Hwy. 99 as a regular thing. There was one nice stretch of road near Ashland...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,222
Posted By Russ B
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

It is just a part of me. I am close to 75 and have had the 29 cabriolet since I was about 12. I have a CCPU and a coupe, neither running now, and had a Tudor and a roadster, all 1929s. I just enjoy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Russ B
Re: Mirrors for the Victoria

The problem I have found with outside mirrors on Model A’s is with the visibility from a right side mirror. The outside mirrors that were made back then were not designed for passenger side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,609
Posted By Russ B
Re: help with Model A market values

I am a car enthusiast, not a collector or restorer, but to consider the roadster, I would want to be able to get it back to California all for under 10k, before I would consider it. I love to build a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,819
Posted By Russ B
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

There are plenty of Model Aís in this world still, after ninety plus years. My dad bought this one new, and it was not his favorite car. He liked hydraulic brakes, temperature gauges, and oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,819
Posted By Russ B
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

https://media.fotki.com/2v22neC5hxHuj7.jpg
https://media.fotki.com/2v22WkUzGxHuj7.jpg

While my cabriolet was under construction and in shakedown mode, I wrapped my wheel with chord bought at a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Russ B
Re: Valve train disassembly question

Thanks for the help. I finished disassembly today. The only thing damaged were a couple valves, one, I cut the stem, and the other, I used a vice grip on the head to break it loose. Once all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Russ B
Valve train disassembly question

I am taking apart the frame number matching motor for my cabriolet. I last had it running in 1963, so it is mostly locked up tight, but is slowly coming apart.

Crank and pistons are now out. All...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By Russ B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,340
Posted By Russ B
Re: 28, 29 vs 30,31 What do you like any why?

I’ve had 4 different !929 body styles, one a Briggs body. The 28-29 Briggs body one piece cowl and flush fitting doors have a beauty that did not come back to Ford designs until the 1932 models. The...
Forum: Model-A 03-15-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By Russ B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,197
Posted By Russ B
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

I am doing pretty good for almost 75. This last couple weeks, I have been slowly tearing down an A motor that has been unused since 1964. And I spent much of one day moving around a pretty big batch...
Forum: Model-A 02-25-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By Russ B
Interior parts and more, CCPU, coupe, cabriolet

Interior parts 28-29 Pu, coupe, cabriolet and much more

New Snyderís bare seat springs set for PU. New L-B interior panels, black for CCPU, 25 years old, never installed.

L-B rumble seat for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 67,477
Posted By Russ B
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Thanks for the clarification. Leonard Nettles verified I am on the list. ...just anxiously awaiting for my name to come up for the invoice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,792
Posted By Russ B
Re: Serial number size

I just found a proper set of stamps on eBay after looking for a while. It even has the A and the star, and both 1’s , a 6 and a 9. I will check if it has the late 6-9, when I get it,but I could see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,983
Posted By Russ B
Re: Easy Oil Pan Baffel Removel

Kgbnut, post 20, this idea works so easily with a 2x4 and 9” c clamp. A couple turns and the dipper pan just popped loose with no drama.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 67,477
Posted By Russ B
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

I think I am on the wait list but do not recall submitting an actual form. How can i verify I am indeed on the waitlist?

Thankyou.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,890
Posted By Russ B
Re: Is there a way to determine the original color?

On my 29 cabriolet, I found body color in the creases of the A Pillar and behind the data plate. I recall also perhaps behind where the windshield opened. The color was Andalusite Blue, consistent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,309
Posted By Russ B
Re: A question for old guys

Getting close to 75, and have slowed a bit. I did the bulk of a 6 years build a few years ago, but my last redo of my 51 Ford was mostly farmed out. I have a 29 closed cab with a stuck motor I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,982
Posted By Russ B
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

My dad went through that exercise around 1930. He had his almost new 1929 cabriolet that i eventually got, but he hated the brakes that needed too much adjustment. He gave the cabriolet to his mother...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,553
Posted By Russ B
Re: Any One Seen This Style Dunn Dash Panel Before?

The 28 Chrysler had oil pressure and water temp gauges.
https://media.fotki.com/2v2EMKu75xHuj7.jpg
I put their instrument panel (after updating to 12v.) in my 29 cabriolet. My dad was not happy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By Russ B
Re: Floorboard drawing for 1931 Ford with 1939 Transmission

38 Stude center and spokes. I rolled a smaller diameter rim for it, welded it on, and Backwards Unlimited did the grip and rim color for me. The horn button is from a 34 Stude President. I made the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,267
Posted By Russ B
Re: Model A Paint Codes

PPG still had a code for Andalusite Blue for my 29 cabriolet. I used that as a starting point. They gave me a printout of the formula for the paint system I was using. I got a small amount and had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By Russ B
Re: Floorboard drawing for 1931 Ford with 1939 Transmission

https://media.fotki.com/2v2933bzFxHuj7.jpg
mine was made by upholstery shop. dark blue square weave carpet material and blue ribbed rubber mat i bought on internet (same ribbed pattern as running...
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