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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Thearne3
Phaeton body rivets?

I exposed the rear quarter of my ‘29 phaeton to repair the post bracket that holds the support for the folded top. (Another thread)

There is a support directly below the door latch area that was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Thearne3
Re: '29 Phaeton Folded Top Support Posts

Exactly! I guess breaking the tack weld and removing the bracket is no big deal?

Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Thearne3
'29 Phaeton Folded Top Support Posts

The top support rods that come out of the rear quarter of each side of the body are loose. The passenger side is very loose!

I moved the rear seat and side panel out of the way and discovered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Generator short?

Thanks for all your replies!

Nkaminar: I had a fuse, but hadn’t installed it (sigh), so I’ve taken your advice and done so!

Patrick L: you mention the headlight connectors. I’ve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Generator short?

Update:

Rechecked the ignition voltage: 6.3v at terminal (both), coil (both sides), points with and without condenser. All good.

Checked the fuel, just to be sure and it flowed well.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Generator short?

Thanks for the replies!

Connected power to Armature without cutout and loose fanbelt: generator turned quote nicely, so not the generator (note to self: low resistance is fine!)

Turned on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Thearne3
Generator short?

Driving fine for 30 minutes, then big backfire, loss of power and won’t start. Heavy drain indicated on ammeter (10 amps). Driver side of terminal quite hot. I assume a short somewhere, so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Thearne3
SOLVED: Distributor won't drop in fully...

Thanks to all!

I realized that I have access to the distributor drive gear behind the valve cover. (told you I was feeling stupid!). 5 min to remove the oil return and valve cover and presto: i...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Distributor won't drop in fully...

Thanks for all the replies!

1. Locator pin in distributor body is also above the head, so not an issue.
2. Lower shaft sticks in upper shaft, so when I lift the distributor, the whole thing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Thearne3
Distributor won't drop in fully...

I'm already feeling stupid: I rebuild my distributor and went to drop it back in the engine. The lower shaft fits into the slots above and I can see it drop into the slot below when I turn the cam. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Remove this bolt?

Good ideas! I'll report back later this weekend.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By Thearne3
Remove this bolt?

I have never drilled out a bolt, but this may be the time. Someone long ago decided to replace the correct nut/bolt with this and it will not budge. The metal is too soft for visegrips and too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Thanks, Dick.

You are quite correct, when I set up the top, I had no idea that the hooked end of the the #2 bow was supposed to lock - like you, I've seem a number of pictures where it had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Ok...
Found the parts you referenced above at maffi.org, eg, 37400: TOP RIB SOCKET #4 SHELL REINFORCEMENT - LOWER. They are $35 for each print. Any suggestions on which drawings will be needed?
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore Β‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Mistake in repeated message
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Yes. Definitely! With the part numbers, where do we go to get prints?



This is very helpful - and daunting! What would you say to using a 2+ pound expanding foam? It would definitely provide...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore Β‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Promising idea! Any structural support is going to be a function of how well the inserted material conforms to the interior. I keep wondering if there isn't a high density closed cell expanding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Thanks, Brent. I will check the crossbows as you suggest. However, I'm still confused as to what to use to properly support the curved internal portions of the bows and also have something to tack...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Thanks for pointing out that hard rubber will hold nails/staples well. There must be an epoxy or similar that can be injected/pressed into the curve that would have both strength and staple holding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Thearne3
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Thearne3
How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Hi all,

I need advice for restoring a previously ‘restored’ set of Phaeton top irons. The set seems solid, but I’m wondering what I can’t see (internal rust, dry rot in the wood, etc). I’ve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Original Trico Wiper?

Very useful! Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Original Trico Wiper?

Thanks all! Have added URL. Didn’t notice that photo attachment had not worked!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Windshield Frame

Thanks, Brent!

My top is shot and the windshield is not right, so I've got a new blank steel frame. Your measurements are a great help.

Question: This shows a hole for the wiper. I have posted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By Thearne3
Re: ‘29 Phaeton Upholstery Color

Thanks, Mike. I made the call and Mike was very helpful. They do get a premium (both interior and tops) compared to, say, Cartouche...
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