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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: Engine work after 70 years of not running!!

Great advice, thank you, it is much appreciated. This site is full of great people and great advice!!!

One question though. What is the best way to get oil to the mains. By priming by turning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: Engine work after 70 years of not running!!

Thanks for all the responses, I will give the engine a good once over!!

Because I really don't feel all that lucky, especially with so much at stake LOL

As to why the car was parked, I am not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Engine work after 70 years of not running!!

Good evening everyone, I am back with another question. My 29 Leatherback has not been started in over 70 years. Looking for opinions on weather I should pull the oil pan and take a look at things...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
More steering column questions

Good evening everyone, I have a couple of questions on rebuilding my steering column.

1 On the sector gear section there is a grease fitting. Do I leave that there
even though I am not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: Steering opinions

Thanks for the replies!! I think I am going to go with the recommendations and re-bush and install a seal on the sector gear.

Thanks again!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Steering opinions

Good evening guys, I am seeking opinions on my 7 tooth steering rebuild. Question is, do I machine the the steering box to install bearings for the sector gear or do I just rebush it. I would like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: control arm pins

Thanks for the help. I always get good advice here!!! This is a great site!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
control arm pins

I need to drive the little pins from the control arm from the spark control arms on the steering column. They are tighter than a tick. Any ideas on how to drive them out without bending anything? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: Wiring harness question

it has a two position switch. I will try and post picture next time I am out there. Thanks!!

That looks like that is the correct harness. Thank you so much!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: Wiring harness question

Boy, now I am really confused. I just had the headlights apart, and there is only one bulb in there, with not a socket for a second bulb. It does however have high and low beams. does that make a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Wiring harness question

I need to install a wiring harness in my car. I am confused on which one to get. The car is a 29 Leatherback, single bulb headlights, and no cowl lights. My confusion comes in here. It seems that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: Window trim removal

I have a 29 Leatherback. I have removed all the screws that are holding the trim in there. It almost seems like the trim is all one piece. But that doesn't make sense to me. So are there four...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Window trim removal

Hello everyone! Question, how in the world do I get the side window trim off, so that I can get at the weather strip, and I think I have to get that out so I can remove the upholstery. Am I correct...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: Shock rebuild?

I guess my question is, how do I know if they are rebuildable. They do have some pitting on the internal parts, and show wear on the shafts. I would love to keep the original shocks with this car,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Shock rebuild?

I have four model a shocks that I have gotten apart and cleaned up and was considering rebuilding them. However I think I may be having second thoughts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: Fuel tank removal

I will check to make sure I have all the screws and bolts out, and I will also give the white vinegar also. I really do appreciate all the help I have gotten here.

Thanks everyone!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: Fuel tank removal

40-A Twin's Picture shows that the tank is obviously separate, just that mine is soldered in place at the filler neck.

I think my plan going forward will be to leave the tank in there, and just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Fuel tank removal

I have a 1929 Leatherback, the fuel tank has some of that gummy stuff at the bottom, no rust just that gummy crud. I was trying to remove the tank to clean it, but it appears to me like the filler...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: cleaning parts

You are right. I don't think it away any good metal on the threads. What I think might have happened is that the threads were rusted and it got rid of the rust on them and that's how they became...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: cleaning parts

The product I used was made by WD-40.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: cleaning parts

Thanks for all the replies. I did keep all the parts in separate boxes after disassembly. I will not blast the parts, because the internal are precision. I will use a brass brush with lacquer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: cleaning parts

Yes it was a rust dissolving product and what I think happened was that the threads had rust on them and the solvent did its job and dissolved the rust, and by doing that it made the threads to small...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
cleaning parts

I have all the shocks taken apart, but now I need to clean them. Some rust, not to bad. Some gunk from the oil that has been in them for 70 years. What is the best way to clean these parts and get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
Re: Correct frame paint color

Ahh... I can do semi-gloss black lacquer Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By 1929 Leatherback
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