Tag: Model A Restoration

A few little jobs on the Sport Coupe

A few little jobs on the Sport Coupe


Still lot’s of little jobs to do on the Model A, the other day a couple of things got done.

Left hand door had a top cap screw and D Nut missing which meant the door capping lifted at one end.

New D nut and screw and job done, tad rusty at the top of the door but so would you be if you were 89 years old!

Next were the hood bumpers and catch rubbers


It’s been a long time coming,but the Model A Cowl lacing is done!


After a long  period of prevarication and with some help I finally got around to getting the cowl windlacing sorted out, it’s one of the jobs that you always mean to get done but never do!

As you can see the old stuff was either missing or in bad shape

Removed the old windlacing and cleaned the edge of the cowl, including the removal of the wire tightening hook in the centre.

After cutting the lacing into four correctly sized pieces, the top part of the lacing is secured by passing a wire through the centre and securing it at the bottom of the cowl on both sides. The wire is tensioned by the hook in the centre of the cowl. Along with the new lacing and wire, the hook was also replaced. Once the top part is in place the side lacing is prepared for fitting by creating the holes for the securing rivets. We used a bradawl and a drill bit. The rivets were then crimped with pliers. Once all was in place the hood was refitted.

Under the A!


After painting under the bonnet/hood I took a look at the underside.

I must admit I’ve been putting this task off because it’s not the most pleasant.

I’ve added a few old pictures from a few years back to show the difference!

Looks a bit better now, but will need a few more coats as it’s sucking up the paint.


Let the work begin


The A is off to my friend Simon’s for his help in getting the “big stuff” done. Simon and his Dad have the room, facilities and expertise to help get the car over the line for some summer driving.

My friend John kindly helped with the trailering of the A up to Simon’s workshop.