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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Re arc front spring

Great information Brent, thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: How to attach emergancy brake spring / grind coverings?

The information on a tool like the one Brent referred to is described in the Sept/Oct 2013 issue of The Restorer magazine. I made these tools using old screw drivers and they work very well and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Door Pockets

Bob, in the MAFCA Victoria Book on page 190 it states the "set in" type was up to March 1931 and the "wire" type was April 1931 to EOP. But I guess that is what you are trying to verify.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Gilmore "Model A Day" - Sept 18. 2021

I was planning to drive the Model A from Massachusetts, but a change in plans will mean taking the modern instead.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,412
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: photo on new Snyder catalog

Looks like an artist rendering of the Business Coupe instead of an actual picture. And, Like Joop said it does get your attention.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Borg Warner Coupler

Jetmek, i would like to take you up on acquiring one of those extra splines. Email me at: membership@mafca.com so we can make arrangements. TIA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Borg Warner Coupler

The units that use the splined coupling between the output of the OD to the pinion stub shaft are the preferred arrangement. I believe this modification of the Borg Warner unit was designed by Bill...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: trunk rack

I'm also using the Snyder's Luggage rack extension. Work and looks fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: trunk rack

I have used the extension brackets that Bratton's sells and they are very well made and fit well.
https://www.brattons.com/sedan-luggage-rack-extenders-sedans-only.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Borg Warner o d

OK, maybe they don't carry that part any longer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Borg Warner o d

i got mine at NAPA "Oil Seal # 3060"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,435
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Model A Auto Transmission

I believe that John LaVoy's "Model A Times" magazine is going to feature this type of conversion in upcoming issues.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,163
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Antique Grease Fittings

most of the Model A suppliers have an adapter for your grease gun that is made for the old style fittings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Glenn Johnson

OH no, such sad news. I always enjoyed our visits with Glenn and Sharon at the national events we would be attending. We seemed to be on the same breakfast schedule so it was
nice to enjoy some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Waxing a Canvas Top on Cabriolet 68B

Another suggestion is to contact Haartz Upholstery Products in Acton, MA. They are still a major supplier for the material used on Cabriolet tops. I know they have products to clean and preserve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Tail lite switch

As Tom Endy said, you can't get a better new one than the A&L made in the USA switch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Battery warmer

Well 42 degrees in my area would be considered a mild day. I think there is something more that the "cold" weather causing your battery to go dead in two days. Here we can leave the battery sit for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

As Terry Burtz suggests, using an EDM machine works great. I had a broken head stud removed locally by a shop that had those machines and the stud was removed quickly and the stud hole was in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Original interior?

It's not an original interior, but it looks very presentable. I would leave it as is. If you have a copy of the Restoration Guidelines all the factory interior materials are listed for each Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Cold Outside So Do I Run, Crank, Sit or Ignore?

Let it hibernate for a few months, with proper storage no harm will come. Leave it alone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,429
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Tires

A friend has 5.00/5.50 x 19 Lester Tires on his Town Sedan and likes the ride and looks of them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,576
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Fatigue Cracks In Model "A" Parts

Bob, this is a picture of a cracked radiator neck from the top tank. You can see the daylight shining through the crack. Since this is under the radiator shell, it makes it hard to spot.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: New guy here..my story

Feel free to contact the Pine Tree A's out of Kenneybunk. There is probably someone close you can contact for any information.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,025
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Is there a way to determine the original color?

Not primed as we think today, but unpainted bodies were treated to a process called Bonderizing which provided a surface for paint to bond to.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Tools...availability ?

I bought Craftsman tappet wrenches years ago and they may now be available now at ACE, Lowe's or Home Depot. Worth checking.
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