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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Ed in Maine
Assembling 68C Belt Rail and Package Tray

I am close to assembling the belt rail and package tray. At the moment I have the door pillars braced to maintain the correct in/out position and door gap. The belt rail is wrapped with a fabric as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Vicky bracket ?????

It may go the the roof framing structure which would be above the headliner. Can't do anything it now that the headliner is installed. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Ownership History

When I bought my 1932 Model B in 1981, I researched previous ownerships. I did have a couple of previous registrations that helped a lot. I actually found the second owner who did visit my house...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Ed in Maine
Cabriolet 68C Belt Line Wood

I am working on the wood for the top of the body at the belt line. I would like to know more information on the dowels that are used between the three pieces of wood:

1. What diameter dowels...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 68C Cabriolet Fitting Quarter Body Panels

I am at the critical stage of the restoration, trying to maintain good door fit. At the moment the hood is on with very good fit, the doors are hung with very good fit with new hinges. The curvature...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Ed in Maine
Cabriolet 68C Top of Body Wood Rails

Around the top of the body there is a wood rail. What type of fasteners are used to hold these three rails to the body? These are the wood pieces that are wrapped with cloth before putting the top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: undercoat running boards?

I would paint with a good primer and black top coat. You may consider NAPA Chassis Satin Black. It is expensive at $40.00 a quart but it is indestructible. Wear rubber gloves because there is no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Ed in Maine
68C Cabriolet Door Pillar Screws

A few days ago the Ford Barn helped me out with information the special screws at the top of the door pillars. I have found them and here is the information on where to find them at the Bolt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Radiator leaking

If you take the radiator to the shop for repair, be sure to tell the shop not to mess with the top row of fins or you may see the repair below the radiator shell. I had a radiator repaired years ago...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: GAV leaking

You should also remove the float valve and wipe it off with Carb Cleaner, Lacquer Thinner or Acetone. Float valves are a problem area with the Model A. It is a good idea to install the small tubular...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Paint prep

Like Todd j I also use PPG DX330 with no problems. Never use a tack rag that you would use on wood work. After all my work in getting a panel ready, I used a tag rag and you could see all the places...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 68C Cabriolet Door Pillar

Thank you for the information. Can you confirm that these two screws thread into the top casting and that there are no other parts between the top casting and the pillar. Thank you again, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Ed in Maine
68C Cabriolet Door Pillar

It is a few years since I took apart the body skin and door pillar and I can't remember how the top of the door pillar gets fastened to the top parts. There are two large countersunk screws, one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Ed in Maine
TCP Wheel Color "Straw"

Has anyone purchased this paint from TCP and found that it is a good representation of the Model A color in the Paint & Finish Guide? Thank you, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Ed in Maine
Restoring the Victoria

I apologize if this has been mentioned before. On Youtube "A Road Less Traveled, Restore Cars" this guy is restoring a Victoria that initially was close to junk. He is a professional and is doing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Model B Carb Issues

The GAV on the Model B Carb is used differently from the Model A. Per the Service Bulletins, Ford stated that the GAV is only used when the car is cold. Then the GAV should be closed. The Service...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Ed in Maine
Model A Ford Trunks

I would like to investigate getting or making a trunk for my Victoria. Does anyone have suggestions for a quality supplier or sets of plans to make one? Thank you, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Water in oil/engine

I just experienced this problem. I removed the cylinder head and dropped the pan. There is a lot of contaminated oil trapped in the lower engine, dipper tray and in the corners of the block. I wiped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 68C Cabriolet Floor Pans

I am getting ready to install the trapezoid shaped floor pan into the subframe. I can't remember how the rear side of this pan is placed on the cross brace that is connected to the rear spring cover...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-25-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By Ed in Maine
1914 Touring Pass Rear Door Striker Plate

The striker plate on my passenger rear door is not fastened tight to the door column. The screws appear to be original, flat head. However, I'm not certain they are wood screws. There are three...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-16-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By Ed in Maine
1914 Model T Gas Tank Shutoff Valve

I have had this car for 12 years and I have had the gas shutoff off the car several times to make it tighter. It always has a "runny nose" and smells up the garage. I am looking at shutoff valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Spray paint

For spraying small items black, I have found that ACE Hardware has excellent spray heads on their rattle cans. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: "600w" trans lube foamy.

In addition to the comments above, you might check to see that the clutch free-play is correct. My car was getting a bit chirpy and found that the free-play was at 1 1/2 in. I have it now at 3/4 in....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,424
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Need to re-torque head, but socket is too fat

You should drain the coolant out of the engine if you are going to mess with the cylinder head nuts. Three weeks ago I broke a perfectly nice outlet casting torqueing the head down. I purchased new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Distilled Water?

When you add anti-freeze to the water it lowers the specific gravity of the solution. In other words, the weight of a gallon of 50/50 solution is less than a gallon of plain water. It makes the...
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