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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: suggest an article, or video on how to change a tire on 21" rim please...

Your best bet is watch a couple of UTube videos before you start. With newly painted rims, you do not want to have someone mount the tires. Do it yourself. Also, do not use screw drivers or spoons....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Interior trim panels

These panels are then nailed with 5/8 in. finishing nails (very small heads). Then the cloth is picked up with a needle to pull the cloth over the head of the nail. The nail head disappears and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Ed in Maine
Checking Fluid in Rear Shocks on 31 Victoria

I am checking the fluid levels in the rear shocks of my 31 Victoria. The shocks are rebuilt by Arizona Model A and I think they are original housings. Anyway, I can't back out the fill plugs far...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Seeking advice - Seat riser/base repair

It looks solid enough to cleanup, cutout rust, make sheet metal patches and weld the patches in. My seat base for my Model A was rusty with many fatigue cracks. But when I got done with it, I still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,480
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Antifreeze Concentrate VS 50/50 Mix

All good comments. My cars are in Maine and they are jacked up for the winter. I don't use anti-freeze. I use Prestone Rust Inhibitor/Water Pump Lubricant and drain the radiator. With the addition of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,009
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: PPG Omni Urethane or the Concept DCC

Before you go with PPG, take a look at TCP Global Urethane Paint. I started with the a PPG dealer and the guy was no good at mixing paint. I then went with TCP Global and they were half the cost of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: TCP Global

TCP Global is a quality supplier. I use the new acrylic urethane paints. They are a bit more expensive but the stuff drys quick, glossy and hard (requires a hardener). It seems to be a very sticky...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Fuel Shutoff Valve Stuck (1930)

Hello Brandon, it has been my experience that it is very difficult to get a tight shutoff on an old valve. It is leaking because the seating surfaces are scored from rust particles. Best to get a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Chrome luggage racks

You all have mentioned chrome plating. I just purchased a polished SST/wood version from Snyders. It is just beautiful. I had poor luck with the plating on a rack that was on my Town Sedan. You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Carb float settings

You might also look for the float level tool that consists of a clear plastic tube and fitting that screws into the drain plug hole. It is very cheap. You place the tube along side of the carburetor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Float Valve Operation

Also, you might take a look at the float where the valve stem contacts it. In most cases there will be a dimple worn into the float. I like to polish this area with 370-400 paper so there are no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Carburetor passage way plugs

Many years ago before they were reproducing the carb plugs I used cut down brass wood screws of the appropriate size. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Mounting Data Plates

Russell, these are drive rivets, they have a spiral thread. Sometimes they work great, other times you really have to hit them. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1931 Instrument Panel

Thank you for your suggestions. ED
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Ed in Maine
Fitting a shaft to a distributor

I am restoring a distributor. I have pressed in the two bushings and now I want to ream them to the proper inside diameter. I miked up the shaft from Snyders and it is 0.501. My questions are:
1....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: water in the oil

I think checking the torque on the head nuts will tell you a lot. I recently purchased a 31 Victoria and after about 150 miles I found water in the oil. I checked the head nuts and they were way...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 Instrument Panel

It is time in my restoration to find a decent 31 instrument panel. I would like to find an original, refurbished instrument panel that has not lost a lot of its detail due to prep work. Is there a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Home plating kits

I know I will be criticized for this suggestion but here goes. Take a look at Rust-Oleum Metallic as an alternative to Cadmium Plating. It is called #7277830 Metallic Matte Nickel. From two feet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,568
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Preparing for the end.

This topic has been on my mind also. The hobby has been very good to me. I have had a lot of fun over the years. Obviously the big things, the cars, can be appraised and sold. I hope to enjoy them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Ed in Maine
Mounting Data Plates

Usually when I have had to mount a data plate on the firewall it is just after you have painted the firewall. Yesterday I mounted the data plate using a setting tool that is easy to make. I took a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Victoria Rear Seat Arm Rests

Hello Bill Cilker, I haven't removed the quarter side panels yet but I hope that hook is still there. Thank you for your picture. Thank you everyone for your replies. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: wheel painting fixture

I just used Brent's suggestion with a 10 ft. PVC pipe and it worked great. I painted (2) wheels at a time. The 10 ft. pipe is cheap. Don't forget to put lug nuts in the mounting holes. The paint can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Ed in Maine
Victoria Rear Seat Arm Rests

The Victoria I recently purchased does not have the rear seat arm rests. The upholstery is new and it looks bare in the rear seat without them. I would like to find a pair of originals but I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Step Pad for 31 Cabriolet

Thank you for the info. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Grinding When Cold

You mentioned that you haven't serviced the transmission since you bought it last May. Do not drive it again until you check the oil level in the transmission (600W wt.) These transmissions leaked...
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