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Forum: Model-A 07-20-2017, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Bob/Kansas City
SOLD - Rear Spring Spreader

For sale is a Bratton's rear spring spreader. Used twice and works like new. $75.00 plus shipping. email rstuhr@sbcglobal.net
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Engine starting...

Make sure you put the spark lever back up to start it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: smaller tires and wheels

The aspect ratio of the tire should be taken into account along with rim diameter as both will affect your final gearing. A taller sidewall vs. a shorter sidewall will make a difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: 1931 Roadster with holes in doors

Even if you don't install side curtains installing the sockets will fill the open holes and give the car a more finished look. I got mine from Bratton's along with the little tool to install 'em and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: '31 Roadster dash rail - UPDATE

Update: After unsuccessfully looking for an original dash rail for several months and looking at repro dash rails and reading the negative comments about the repros I decided to see if I could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,838
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: CLutch Chatter

If you have oil on the clutch disc and flywheel there's a cheater fix to temporarily reduce or stop the chatter. Take the floor boards out and remover the inspection cover on the clutch housing....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,174
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: TCP paints

I used the TCP acrylic lacquer base color and clear on my roadster and was very pleased with the result. I put on four coats of color and it came out so well that I was tempted not to clear coat it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Roadster Upholstery

Brent, Thanks for the link it has some great pics in the roadster galleries. It appears that the material comes up the vertical surface of the package tray and wraps around the wood belt rail at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Roadster Upholstery

I am about to start on the upholstery for my early '31 roadster and am not sure exactly how the package tray should look when it is done.
There were no original parts left to go by so if anyone has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,565
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: AeroKroil rust penetrate

It's amazing stuff ! I used it when I disassembled my roadster that had been sitting in semi weatherproof shed for almost 30 years and I couldn't believe how easy it made things come apart. It's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
'31 Roadster dash rail UPDATE

I'm now getting down to interior components on my '31 roadster build and need to replace the old dash rail.
My old one was largely built up with body filler some 30 years ago and now the filler is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Steering Assembly Attached to Chassis

I ran into the same problem that you described when I mounted my steering column on my frame. The new bolts that I received from Bratton's were too long so I just cleaned and painted the old Gen U...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,189
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Body removal-install 2 men

That's a 2 ton hoist that I got from H F on a super sale. I've used it for working on my Model A's as well as on my motorcycle. It's a nice lift !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,189
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Body removal-install 2 men

Not sure what body style you're working with but here's how I did my roadster.. No help needed ! Easy as can be....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Today, I painted!

You might try adding a regulator at the spray gun to help control air pressure easier. You'll get a much more accurate air pressure control that way. The regulators are cheap and effective. HF has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,626
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Any stainless steel Finishers out there?

Times 2 on this method. I just did my shell, headlights and cowl band this way and it produced really nice results. Be sure to clean your buffing wheel, or switch wheels, when changing from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: armrests

Not sure what your is but for a '29 Town Sedan there is a wood brace that runs below the rear quarter window from the door frame back to the rear of the inside of the body. The arm rest has a screw...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,842
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Help needed from the electrical experts

I wanted to report back with the rest of the story on the results of the testing I did last night after I got the garage warmed up. I found that the repro cable from switch to distributor was ok....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,842
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Help needed from the electrical experts

Thank you to all for the additional suggestions. My guess at this point is that either the cable is bad or I have a short in the distributor.
I want to make sure that I have installed the wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,842
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Help needed from the electrical experts

Is there a method of checking the cable from switch to distributer to see if there is a short? To me it seems odd that with the black wire from the cable attached to the switch and with key on there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,842
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Help needed from the electrical experts

Tom Endy - Unfortunately I don't have an extra distributer so can't approach this problem that way. The dist on the car is freshly rebuilt with new top and bottom plates, new wire between the two,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,842
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Help needed from the electrical experts

Ok with key on, black wire removed I do get 6.4 volts at both terminals on the switch so I looks like switch is good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,842
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Help needed from the electrical experts

Mitch
By probing the wires I get the following:

Black wire with key on I get .3 volts. with key off I get no voltage

Red wire with key on I get .46 volts and with key off I get 6.4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,842
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Help needed from the electrical experts

Mitch//PA - Here's what I got for further test results...Just in case of corrosion I did clean the points with a bit of sandpaper and blew out any grit.

With the dash hanging, Key on and points...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,842
Posted By Bob/Kansas City
Re: Help needed from the electrical experts

Mitch//pa (http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/member.php?u=288) - I'll test this and get back to you.

1931 flamingo - Yes, the rotor is turning ok.
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