Once the painting was done, I reassembled the truck: installed the engine, transmission, drive shaft, a complete wiring harness from front to back, including a new gauge cluster, a new flowmaster exhaust system, lights, glass, new wheels and tires. Blue Oval Truck Parts is also a parts supplier. When I got my truck into my garage, instead of rushing into disassembly, I tried to see what I was working with. There is also information on how to find casting numbers and parts numbers, decoding serial numbers and where to find the best bargains on parts that are difficult to track down. It also has many illustrations and descriptions of many accessories used on the Model A.
V-34 1928 - 37 ea. Dunno if any other years will fit or how easy. It includes over 150 original photos with a large amount of text. There are following chapters on the starting of the car for beginners, general maintenance, even how to put a tire on a rim. I also had to wire up a starter switch to use until I could re-wire the whole truck. Do the interior lights work? I prepped for this by removing the drive train from the engine through the drive shaft, and covering or removing any other parts that I didn't want harmed by the sand and acid.
Because of the extreme wear on the cylinder walls, the engine had to be bored. It should be big enough so you have access to all angles of your vehicle: from underneath, the back, front, sides, and engine compartment. I decided to go with the inline 6 motor to keep the truck as original as possible. Here is a short list of what I did to get it ready to run for the first time in over 20 years. Tape off any lights and chrome, such as headlights and bumpers, so you do not paint them inadvertently.
Surface rust was fine, but I wanted to stay away from serious rusting in the floor pan, frame, etc. Eckler's Chevy Trucks is proud to offer Chevy Trucks restoration guides to our customers. A limited number of these books have been printed, so get yours now! So I was sold on the manual. I looked at a few trucks on the side of the road and a few others online, but the best leads were by word of mouth. Once you have the major areas repaired and restored as outlined above, then you can apply the final touches. It is full of specifications and is very helpful to the home mechanic for maintenance and repair of the Model A. You can add custom detailing, like pin stripes; you can spruce up the interior with custom mats and seat covers; or you can improve engine performance by adding fuel injection or custom exhaust parts.
A-14 1928 - 31 ea. It includes color charts, wiring diagrams and original facts on the Model A with several photos and drawings. A great book finally back in print. During its early years, the company produced just a few cars a day at its factory on Mack Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. If the exhaust pipes are pitted, replace them. Compiled from previous articles that appeared in the V-8 Times as well as engine content of previous Ford Restoration books, all in this 2-volume set. Customer Reviews Average Customer Review: 1 Reviews and share your thoughts with others.
The content is what I would want if I was restoring a car. A-2 1928 - 32 ea. Learn how to restore old Thunderbirds, Cougars, Ford pickups, Torinos, Galaxys, Monarchs, Falcons and more with these informative and illustrated volumes. I bought an engine block from another truck, and bought a rebuild kit for the 223 inline 6 engine. There is even a few Model 'A' poems at the rear. Groups of two or three men worked on each car, assembling it from parts made mostly by supplier companies contracting for Ford. Lots of my secrets and tips.
It is a copy of the original owners manuals that were shipped with the cars when they were new. A 2-Volume set of 456 pages about the development of the Ford V-8 engine. I have an old 1968 F250 4x4 Mercury pickup Canada only that I someday want to restore. It shows how many of the parts are interchangeable and their locations. C-17 1928 - 31 ea. Most likely you are looking at a serious project here, unless you have a truck that is in relatively good shape or one that has been previously restored. I was able to clean and rebuild it in a few days.
Along the same line is a tip for not over tightening the rear exhaust clamp to allow for expansion of the entire exhaust system. Ill try and get some pics and post. The project itself can take many months. Muscle car enthusiasts will delight in the step-by-step guidelines to overhauling and restoring their classic American car. The brakes on the truck are hydraulic drum brakes on all four wheels. The muffler is probably old so replace it.
I finished up with new chrome, hood emblems, interior touches, etc. Make sure all the connections work properly and install new bulbs where needed. Once the frame has been straightened and restored, the mechanicals are added, then the painted body, top, upholstery, etc is fitted, until a complete car can be driven away. With the right parts and tools, reassembly of the engine went relatively smoothly. He shows the various steps required during a restoration and explains the modifications which can be made for maximum safety.