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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By California Charlie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By California Charlie
Painting the body with or without the doors on

I have future plans to paint a 1931 Slant Window Fordor Sedan and have a couple of questions:

-Is is preferred having the doors on or off when painting the body? Painting the doors separately and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By California Charlie
Re: engine / trans install question

I'm planning on installing the engine and trans as one unit. Is a frame spreader an absolute must?? Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By California Charlie
Re: Not a Ford , but what is it?

1929-1930 Lincoln???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By California Charlie
Re: Frame welting application

Thank you Brent.

A friend drove over to my home with his project Model A Ford which the body had not been removed from the frame. After looking at the frame underneath the car, I could see the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By California Charlie
Re: Frame welting application

Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer my questions. All the information was very informative to me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By California Charlie
Frame welting application

I'm at the point of installing welting on my 1931 frame and would like to know in inches how far back does the welting go towards the back of the frame. An inch measurement taken from the very end of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By California Charlie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By California Charlie
Spark Retard positioning during ignition timing

With the engine out of the car, and in the process of performing ignition timing, can someone tell me where the fully retarded positioning lever of the distributor arm should be.

Is the fully...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By California Charlie
Radius Rod Ball Cap Bolts

Is there a difference in the Radius Rod Ball Cap Bolts? The new bolt set that I have allows the bolts to sink too deep into the bottom of the Bell Housing. The cross shaft that keeps the bolts from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By California Charlie
Re: Clutch Release Fork Positioning

I think I have a release fork like Tom's. Perhaps that would be the real answer that I'm looking for. Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By California Charlie
Transmission Work Stand

I've been helped several times from this site that I thought I would pass this information on to those working on rebuilding their transmissions. I ran across this a while ago, and from memory I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By California Charlie
Clutch Release Fork Positioning

With my restoration process I always seem to come upon a situation where it's not covered in the many restoration books I have.


My question has to do with the positioning of the release fork...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By California Charlie
Re: Bell Housings early to late- Bell Housing Guru question

Thanks very much! The article was extremely helpful.


Tom appears the be the Guru I was looking for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By California Charlie
Bell Housings early to late- Bell Housing Guru question

I'm assembling parts together and getting ready to connect the transmission to the bell housing. My original '31 Bell Housing was cracked and I obtained another which I'm wondering if it's an earlier...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By California Charlie
Re: Body to Frame Webbing

Thanks Steve. You sure did put a lot of time with your research into this matter. Your input was much appreciated.
Charlie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By California Charlie
Body to Frame Webbing

Guys,
I'm ready to install the frame to body webbing and have a question as to how far back to go with the webbing. If I understand the basics, I am to start the webbing from the very front of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By California Charlie
Re: To Axle Shim or not to Axle Shim-That is the Question

Thanks everyone. I sincerely appreciate everyone's input.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By California Charlie
To Axle Shim or not to Axle Shim-That is the Question

Hi Guys,
Continuing forward with my Model A Hydraulic Brake conversion.

Not for the weak of heart.

Not an effort I would ever attempt again, but too much $ invested in conversion parts at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,629
Posted By California Charlie
Re: Hydraulic brakes

Hi Davy,

Update: I tried using axle shims on my rear axle, I found some good results from keeping the rear drums from rubbing on my backing plates, but after I did that, I was told "Absolutely"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,629
Posted By California Charlie
Re: Hydraulic brakes

Thanks once again Steve for your suggestion about the axle shims. Makes sense to me, and perhaps there was some thought with the first eBay kit I did buy and receive. Even though those kit parts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,629
Posted By California Charlie
Re: Hydraulic brakes

Thanks Steve for your suggestion about the axle shims. They did come with my eBay junk kit, and since they are just collecting dust in a box, I'll give them a try. Your input is much appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,629
Posted By California Charlie
Re: Hydraulic brakes

Paul,

I appreciate your interest to make a comment to help me out.

I had great success with the front brake installation. No problem there. The problem I'm having is with the rear brake drums...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,629
Posted By California Charlie
Re: Hydraulic brakes

Ken, I emailed and called the Early V8 Garage and no one bothered to return my call or answer my email. This is part of the frustration I'm having with trying to get some help with my hydraulic brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,629
Posted By California Charlie
Unhappy Re: Hydraulic brakes

I'm currently going through the Model A Hydraulic Brake conversion. A really big headache of which I've spent a lot of money and time and knuckle busting effort with.

I bought one kit on eBay...
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