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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By desotoguy
Re: door handles and slide lock questions

If you wish to replace the outside handles and have a keyed lock, Speedway Motors has a set of two, keyed alike handles. For my convenience, I wanted a locking handle on the driver side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,629
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Night ride

Try one of those shades used to keep the sun off a baby in the back seat as a fix to stop the reflection. As to the original lights, I heard my uncle say about his Model A, that he had to strike a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,862
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Your most useless NOS parts

For those that have a supply of parts on the shelf, I suggest you get some of those tags with attachment wire and put as much info as possible about the part on it. It will help someone identify the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Coupe Glass Replacement

To answer you original question, the difficulty of performing any task relative to a Model A is relative to ones experience, ability and tools to do the job. The quarter windows on the Coupe will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Body to subframe resource

Each person has there own ideas as how to do the repairs. Personally I would build a support table for the subrails to elevate them at a height that is comfortable for working wile seated on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By desotoguy
Re: October Street Rods Meet

If you plan to go, better make it a day trip and not an overnight stay, the motel room prices will be quite expensive for the weekend. Any Model A there will be highly modified.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Body Cart for Tudor Body

I suggest that you use steel wheel casters on your cart, rubber or hard plastic has a tendency to flat spot after a while with a load on them, making it difficult to move.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,532
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Garage lights

Yes as 2935ford posted, the existing lights can be converted to LED with a simple rewire and the ballast can be left in place if you want. Check the 1000 Bulbs web site for great pricing on the LED...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Charlotte assembly plant

I remember my dad telling if his uncle,with whom he lived near Charlotte working at the plant in the 20's, one of his first jobs was as a driver who hopped in the finished car at the end of the line...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By desotoguy
Re: body blocks

This may help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Coupe back roll up window

Check Mike's Affordable site for instructions and diagrams on installing the roll down window.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By desotoguy
Re: plating

I suggest that you take a picture of the parts you are sending out for work and send a copy to the shop. In case of a mix up during the process it will give a record of what is in your order.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,160
Posted By desotoguy
Re: 29 Tudor electric wiper

Remove the wiper blade and try it. Bench test will not have the resistance the blade against the glass has. Maybe the motor is too weak to move the blade.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Removing the entire side of a 30 coupe - 1 piece?

Removing the entire side panel should be possible although that seems like a lot of extra work to effect the repair you describe. If I were to make the repair that you describe, I would remove...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,667
Posted By desotoguy
Re: blown fuse problem

I hope you didn't go to a larger amp fuse.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By desotoguy
Re: 1930 Tudor door glass

If you damage the heads screws while removing them, order a replacement set from one of the "A" supply houses. Careful not to use a screw that is too long as the inside top of the door can be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Hinge Pins

Yes they are knurled at the top. If they weren't, the hinge most likely would stay stationary in the center s pillar side and rotate in the door, thinnest part of the hinge. First thing to observe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,498
Posted By desotoguy
Re: To rebuild or not to rebuild - that is the question.

If you are in the "fiancé" stage of your relationship, and new to the Model A cars, I suggest you shop for a complete driver Model A. Restoring a car can be time and money consuming and a strain on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By desotoguy
Re: 31 Hood with 32 hinge

Probably came from here:http://www.rootlieb.com/ford-1928-31-hoods.html Some hot rod guys like this combo because the hinge pivot is hidden.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Do I have too much toe-in?

The measurement is best taken with the feet up and extended while in one's recliner.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Electrical Fuel Pump Wiring??

I suggest that you source and install an inertia switch from a late model Ford vehicle, this switch will cut power to the electric pump in case of an accident.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,794
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Adding castor to the axle

jimTN, are you working on a hot rod that someone built or is all the front suspension original?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,244
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Update - Locking Handles

FYI, Speedway Motors has paired, keyed alike outside door handles that fit and work as they should with no needed modification.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,398
Posted By desotoguy
Re: What kind of glue for running board mat?

You must let the contact cement, no matter the brand, dry to a "tacky" state before you place the two parts together. Contact cement will not dry if the parts are placed when it is wet, you have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By desotoguy
Re: Cowl Lites

Don't think a driver could see past the front bumper with the original cowl lights on a dark night. That said I bet some nut tried it.
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