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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,391
Posted By Russ B
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

In 1993, CA CHP did not accept my declaration that Ford considered the engine number Was the proper serial number. He insisted that the body be pulled to check the frame even though I told him the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,300
Posted By Russ B
Re: Trailer hitch

... but on the other hand, why buy a trailer hitch from any manufacturer that says donít use his hitch to pull a trailer?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,300
Posted By Russ B
Re: Trailer hitch

... but on the other hand, why buy a trailer hitch from any manufacturer that says donít use his hitch to pull a trailer?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,433
Posted By Russ B
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

In the fifties and sixties, Model A ďpickup coupesĒ were still being regularly driven in rural area. They are reflective of our WWII history. My 29 cabriolet still has the headlight that were most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Russ B
Re: Did I ruin this head?

If you have no plans other than to have an extra engine to run on a stand, it costs nothing to play with it. Grind or mill the spark plug hole surface flat and add an extra washer under the spark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,094
Posted By Russ B
Re: Tachometer for my model A

I have an old Sun Tach and sender for a four cylinder. I found a decent selection on eBay a few years ago. That will give you a traditional look. If it doesn’t work they can be rebuilt. H.A.M.B. has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,720
Posted By Russ B
Re: My friend Kenís Model A -V8

We all have our opinions and preferences, but there were enough Model A's built the everyone who wants one can get one and do whatever they want with it, and there will still be more A's for someone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,610
Posted By Russ B
Re: Killin time with Covid 19 and JC Whitney

JC Whitney was the go to source for a lot of automotive parts for those of us in more rural areas back in the sixties, and that had a few pages devoted to Model A's. For real Model A parts the best...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By Russ B
Re: 68B Cabriolet Front Folding Irons - Angeled or Straight ?

Agreed. Putting a cabriolet body back together with new wood is a job that can not be rushed if you want it all to fit good. While every body coming from Briggs Body May have had identical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By Russ B
Re: Matching Frame and Engine Value?

I have matching numbers for my cabriolet, dad bought new, but it is running a different engine now.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Russ B
Re: Cabriolet Top Fasteners

I was late paying, but they sent me a notice a week ago, and I paid. They are definitely alive. I am done with my building, but still find it useful to keep up with new bits of information. They were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By Russ B
Re: rootlieb hood quality

I think Rootleib was outstanding. They did a one off design for my cabriolet. I am luck enough to live close enough so I dropped it off there and picked it up about a week later. It was a perfect fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Russ B
Re: Cabriolet Top Fasteners

Maybe this is no help at all, but I found I had to substitute some of my oval head slotted wood screws for larger sizes due to modified countersink holes when pieces were plated. The size change was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By Russ B
Re: 68B Cabriolet Front Folding Irons - Angeled or Straight ?

My 68A looks like your photo, having a slight bend before the pivot, and a dogleg after, on the back piece. They are original pieces to the car, in family since 1929, but replated 1963 and 2015.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Russ B
Re: Cabriolet Door Alignment

I am not sure of any difference between the 68A and the 68C cabriolet bodies other than the slant windshield. On my 68A, the B pillar has a brace with a turnbuckle. With the top of the door too far...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,078
Posted By Russ B
Re: Bodywork and painting panels on or off the car?

Fitting needs to be with the body on the leveled car frame, but much work can be done more easily off the car. Assembly and disassembly multiple times was a significant part of the two thousand plus...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Russ B
Re: Front Frame Crossmember

I replaced mine a number of years ago as the original had been welded competently, but it had additional cracks. My replacement also had cracks I found once the side rails were removed. These were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,839
Posted By Russ B
Re: Hot water heat?

Yes. It is the heater control valve. It is vacuum controlled.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,839
Posted By Russ B
Re: Hot water heat?

Finned tank is a remote oil filter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Russ B
Re: 1929 Model A Fordor gas tank removal issue

They use the space for wiring and heater. Removal also allows use of a deuce dash panel and a wide variety of instrument panels that require more depth than the gas tank would allow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By Russ B
Re: 12 V alternator choice

I use a regular (3 wire) 10 SI, maybe a 60 amp unit. All parts stores have them, but most don’t carry the one wire version of the 10 SI. They are more reliable and easily wired up. If a store doesn’t...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By Russ B
Re: Trunklid to tulip panel gap

The required gap may be controlled by the need for sufficient clearance between the pieces when opening and closing the lid. You don’t want a perfect looking tight gap that will rub off the paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,839
Posted By Russ B
Re: Hot water heat?

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The heater box is a 1937 Harrison adapted to a newer aftermarket heater.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Russ B
Re: 1929 Model A Fordor gas tank removal issue

Glad it came out more or less as expected. The square of felt on my 1929 Briggs Body cabriolet was tar impregnated and just took time to slowly pry it loose. Mine looked brand new on top. Any such...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By Russ B
Re: Apologizes to the purist...

Safety concerns for me are primarily about sharing freeway space with drivers in cars having better handling and braking, who have no idea of what our cars have as limits to our ability to stop or...
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