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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,272
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: 3,197
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: 1,213
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: 2,849
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: 1,213
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By Russ B
Re: Floorboard drawing for 1931 Ford with 1939 Transmission

Make your own pattern in cardboard, test it, and then make one in plywood after you get the pattern right. Pretty simple job.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,277
Posted By Russ B
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

I have had my cabriolet since 1958-59. It was a bit modified when I got it with 16Ē 1935 wire wheels and BLC sealed beam headlights. It survived the depression and WWII. It was mostly complete, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,158
Posted By Russ B
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

Fitting all the wood in my 29 cabriolet. Hundreds of hours to get the fit right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,330
Posted By Russ B
Re: 16" Wheels

Got 8.20-15s on the rear of mine, 30Ē diameter, with smaller tires on front. They fit the well nicely. Most non Model A folks donít have a clue that it is not original. I think a larger contact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By Russ B
Re: 1927 Introduction of Model A

Dual rear view mirrors and chrome ring around the spare. Pretty fancy for just coming off the assembly line. Photo Shop?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By Russ B
Re: I made my 75 Birthday - Hooray

Happy Birthday! I am less than a year behind you. Still walking, but keep a cane handy. Drove the 51 coupe yesterday and the 29 cabriolet last week we gotta keep movin’. Chaotic year, but we are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,901
Posted By Russ B
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

In 1993, CA CHP did not accept my declaration that Ford considered the engine number Was the proper serial number. He insisted that the body be pulled to check the frame even though I told him the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,639
Posted By Russ B
Re: Trailer hitch

... but on the other hand, why buy a trailer hitch from any manufacturer that says donít use his hitch to pull a trailer?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,639
Posted By Russ B
Re: Trailer hitch

... but on the other hand, why buy a trailer hitch from any manufacturer that says donít use his hitch to pull a trailer?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,806
Posted By Russ B
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

In the fifties and sixties, Model A ďpickup coupesĒ were still being regularly driven in rural area. They are reflective of our WWII history. My 29 cabriolet still has the headlight that were most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Russ B
Re: Did I ruin this head?

If you have no plans other than to have an extra engine to run on a stand, it costs nothing to play with it. Grind or mill the spark plug hole surface flat and add an extra washer under the spark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,441
Posted By Russ B
Re: Tachometer for my model A

I have an old Sun Tach and sender for a four cylinder. I found a decent selection on eBay a few years ago. That will give you a traditional look. If it doesn’t work they can be rebuilt. H.A.M.B. has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,945
Posted By Russ B
Re: My friend Kenís Model A -V8

We all have our opinions and preferences, but there were enough Model A's built the everyone who wants one can get one and do whatever they want with it, and there will still be more A's for someone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,849
Posted By Russ B
Re: Killin time with Covid 19 and JC Whitney

JC Whitney was the go to source for a lot of automotive parts for those of us in more rural areas back in the sixties, and that had a few pages devoted to Model A's. For real Model A parts the best...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By Russ B
Re: 68B Cabriolet Front Folding Irons - Angeled or Straight ?

Agreed. Putting a cabriolet body back together with new wood is a job that can not be rushed if you want it all to fit good. While every body coming from Briggs Body May have had identical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By Russ B
Re: Matching Frame and Engine Value?

I have matching numbers for my cabriolet, dad bought new, but it is running a different engine now.
https://media.fotki.com/2v5Ky15NxHuj7.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Russ B
Re: Cabriolet Top Fasteners

I was late paying, but they sent me a notice a week ago, and I paid. They are definitely alive. I am done with my building, but still find it useful to keep up with new bits of information. They were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By Russ B
Re: rootlieb hood quality

I think Rootleib was outstanding. They did a one off design for my cabriolet. I am luck enough to live close enough so I dropped it off there and picked it up about a week later. It was a perfect fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Russ B
Re: Cabriolet Top Fasteners

Maybe this is no help at all, but I found I had to substitute some of my oval head slotted wood screws for larger sizes due to modified countersink holes when pieces were plated. The size change was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By Russ B
Re: 68B Cabriolet Front Folding Irons - Angeled or Straight ?

My 68A looks like your photo, having a slight bend before the pivot, and a dogleg after, on the back piece. They are original pieces to the car, in family since 1929, but replated 1963 and 2015.
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