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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By JayJay
Re: Grab handle

Beware defying the Cap.

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 843
Posted By JayJay
Re: leaking head gasket?

Isn't conventional wisdom that you should only run rod babbet bearings up to 5.5, and insert bearings higher than that? Or is that because the original "police" heads were 5.5?

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By JayJay
Re: Reamers

Tim - I'm not a huge fan of adjustable reamers either, but they do have their place. I never mic an adjustable reamer and then use that as the actual dimension. Instead, what I do is set the reamer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By JayJay
Re: AutoLite heater install

Vacuum line for the windshield wiper.


JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,545
Posted By JayJay
Re: European Fordor project

DK - in your original post you asked a number of questions. The bulk of the responses so far appear to be addressing ash vs. oak. As far as that question, I'd agree with the responses - ash is by far...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By JayJay
Re: Door cards

Daba - I'm using brown headed 18-ga x 5/8" brads in my pneumatic brad nailer for the perimeter, blends in well with (gets buried in) the brown mohair. (I just looked online, I'm not sure the brown...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By JayJay
Re: Cut code for lock cylinder?

Superb, folks, thanks a million.


JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By JayJay
Cut code for lock cylinder?

Folks - picture is of the door lock from my Town Sedan. No key. Would any of you happen to have the cut code for the A1213? And what blank? I'd like to try my local locksmith and give him all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By JayJay
Re: Horn, for what?

Some of the brass brush holders have gizmos in them to hold the brush against the brass in the long dimension so they maintain good contact with the brush holder and don't float around. Not the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By JayJay
Re: King pin replace

To consolidate a lot of what's above and maybe add in some additional thoughts: what you want to end up with is kingpins and bushings that are concentric but differ in diameter by a very small...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By JayJay
Re: powder coating prep: backside of wheel Q

I had thought of powder coating my frame, but never considered the wheels. Is this something that folks now routinely do? (Obviously not for a fine points car, but certainly has attraction for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By JayJay
Re: Nitrocellulose

Well said, Chris. And it varies within California as well. In the SF Bay Area you are not allowed to use single-stage urethane at all because the VOC (Volatile Organic Carbon) content is too high -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By JayJay
Re: Zenith Carb Questions

Thanks for seeing my typo, Bob. Was looking at the calculator and clearly had a disengagement.


JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By JayJay
Zenith Carb Questions

All - I'm into my Zenith-2 carb and have a couple of questions I'm hoping you more experienced folks can help me with. Car started and ran OK before I began, but the carb is really rusty and gnarly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By JayJay
Re: Silly question: How do you remove the gas gauge float retaining washer?

My gas gauge was a "somebody's been in here before" - the cork was a wine cork that had been pushed on and coated with something (likely shellac). I went to install a new neoprene float and found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,044
Posted By JayJay
Re: 28 model A VIN location

Hard for me to imagine that there is any state where anything regulatory is more of a PITA than California, but apparently there is. California does require verification of VIN on cars brought in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By JayJay
Re: Never Tried To Restore

I'm with you, Bob - rebabbeting bearings is way beyond my skill and tool set. And regrinding crank and cam journals is something I will leave to the pros. I'm willing to attempt most anything else....
Forum: Model-A 12-22-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By JayJay
Window crank, garnish molding screws/washers

UPDATE 12/28/2020: I think I have these located, thanks everyone for your feedback! JayJay



Folks - looking for an "mature" window crank for my 1930 Murray Town Sedan. It's called "scroll type"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By JayJay
Re: Windshield Rattles

Saxman - I've had the same problem in my 30 pickup and in cars in the past. This is not a terribly difficult job, kind of tedious, but plenty of opportunity to stop and regroup if things don't go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By JayJay
Re: Depth of threads for ratchet nut?

You might go ahead and get a long (say 2") el cheapo Grade 5 cap screw at your local hardware store, thread it in and measure how much is left when it bottoms out. Figure the length of the Grade 8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By JayJay
Re: Remove window trim?

OK, mystery solved.

On the Town Sedan there is a trim piece on the door below the window surround garnish. That trim piece is held to the door with two brads, independent of the window surround....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By JayJay
Re: Remove window trim?

Yeah, that's a very similar location. Judging from the rough edges I'm pretty sure mine was added after the dash was painted. Yours looks to me like it was punched, mine is definitely drilled....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By JayJay
Re: Remove window trim?

Y-B: Right hand side. It's a bit irregular in shape like it was filed, not drilled. Or drilled with a dull bit. About the right size for a small toggle switch but no evidence that anything was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By JayJay
Re: Remove window trim?

T-Bob and all - will do - if I can ever get the darn trim off so I can get to the backside! Seriously, apart from a lot of what appears to be just plain crud, the woodgrain trim is complete and in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By JayJay
Re: Consensus on brake drums

Fantastic input, folks. thanks a million. Turns out Randy Gross' shop is just a few hours very scenic drive for me, so I may pull the hubs and head on down. But in the meantime - windows! Please see...
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