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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,554
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Sidemounts - 1 or 2 ?

If you must have them, I would consider one and mount it on the passenger side to evenly distribute the weight with just the driver in the car. Why waste the money with an extra tire? Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Ed in Maine
Model A Ford Trunks

Does anyone have a trunk accessory supplier that they would recommend for handles, leather trim corners and edging and latches? I have looked on the internet and none of the suppliers I have seen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Paint recommendations

This is a topic that you can spend months studying. I was getting ready to paint my 31 slant windshield cabriolet in Kewanni Green and Elpointe green. I tried to get a close match to what I thought...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 6 volt group 1 battery

I purchased a Group 1 at NAPA a few months ago for $106.00. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Model A Ford Trunks

Thank you all for your excellent suggestions. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Ed in Maine
Model A Ford Trunks

A few weeks ago some of you sent me an article on how to build your own trunk. I did get started and have made the bottom and sides. I am having trouble making the curved top. The plywood I used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Zenith Carb Leak Puzzle

A leaking carb is a real pain. I purchased the carb rebuild manuals written by Steve Pargeter and Russ Reheis/Gordon Biggar. They are an excellent addition to your library. The one thing that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1931 Cabriolet 68C, Installation of Package Tray

Thank you Kevin. It sounds like what I have on my 32 Coupe. I will take a look at that. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 Cabriolet 68C, Installation of Package Tray

I am mounting the package tray. Where do I position the top of the sheet metal support of the package tray on the wood belt rail? I would guess it should be about 1/4 in. below the top of the wood....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Ed in Maine
Cabriolet 68C Belt Rail Fit Up

I have placed the belt rail back from the body moulding 1/4 in. to allow for proper fit of the top fabric and hide-um welting. This will move the wood into the passenger compartment. This will also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Finishing the Belt Rail on 68C Cabriolet

Thank you for your comments. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Ed in Maine
Finishing the Belt Rail on 68C Cabriolet

I have had a local carpenter cut out the three pieces that make up the belt rail. I have a 2 1/2 x 16 in. belt sander with #50 sand paper which does a wonderful job fitting the wood to the body...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: lost interest in 2013, working on it again.

Hello Banjoman, I have been in your shoes with my 1932 Coupe. It took me 26 years to finish the project. Much of the time, I was just looking at it! It was body work and missing parts. Thank God for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
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: 487
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: 1,028
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: 278
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: 274
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: 172
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: 608
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: 213
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: 1,180
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: 431
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: 923
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: 236
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
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