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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,208
Posted By updraught
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

It's an off road vehicle.

You are trying to drive in the fast lane.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By updraught
Re: Does 1929 Open Ford Roadster Windshield Latch?

I think the rubber at the bottom is supposed to help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By updraught
Re: "Ace Mechanic" name

I remember in my youth hitch hiking across country UK on a perfect spring day to Biggleswade (great name that). On the way to the Shuttleworth collection.
At the time, on those country lanes, there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By updraught
Re: Assembly line photo

A stamping machine
https://www.facebook.com/imbuedwithhues/photos/a.204047289763366/1087777924723627

When I was a kid there was a story about a man who worked at the Geelong factory stamping...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By updraught
Assembly line photo

This comes up well on a big screen
https://www.facebook.com/imbuedwithhues/photos/a.204047289763366/1219927211508697
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By updraught
Re: Leather main bearing

Throwing rocks in the tank to get the last bit of fuel out.

Actually, the local road breakdown service has an advert about their service man in the 20's fixing someones bearings on the side of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By updraught
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

https://scontent.fsyd3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/126117420_1897283693748199_7586344078678128340_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=WauyYJFEc9YAX-rzlmZ&_nc_ht=scontent.fsyd3-1.fna&oh=bae2e46...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By updraught
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

Thanks Brent.
If I spend my Covid unemployment pay cheque (fortnightly of course) on a $1000 fan belt and my spirits are raised considerably, and I go around the next corner of Hershey and there is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By updraught
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

So I go out cruising to show off my new $1000 fan belt and it snaps and gets flung into the ditch somewhere.

Can I glue it back together and still pass muster?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By updraught
Re: Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

Reported in more recent times:
"Industry sources said Aldi planned to build a 50,000 square metre distribution centre at the site, its second in NSW, and was now shopping for a builder.
.... The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By updraught
Re: Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

In Oz here the bodies were manufactured due to local content/protection laws, and to stop the ships filling up with bulky items after WW1. The chassis were assembled.

So 50/50? Or however you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By updraught
Re: Ford Australia History

OK. From Wikipedia

"A fortnight is a unit of time equal to 14 days (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day) (2 weeks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Week)). The word derives from the Old English...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By updraught
Re: Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

This is a bit about the Australian operations

https://www.drive.com.au/motor-feature/ford-australia--the-rise-and-fall-of-local-manufacturing-grj8s5

The important bit
"There were some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By updraught
Ford Australia History

Just in case someone is interested ...

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By updraught
Re: How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

They usually rust where the tube meets the sold end piece like photo 2.
You might want to check that a broken off end piece hasn't simply been welded on and is now a bit short.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,330
Posted By updraught
Re: Coil mounting position.

I used Google.

"If the tungsten transfers from the negative to the positive point one or two corrections may be made. Increase the capacity of the condenser, shorten the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By updraught
Re: Frame mounted toolbox

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/faq.php?faq=vb3_reading_posting#faq_vb3_attachments

Check the size maximum in the "manage attachments" popup.
Your picture seems to work from here.

Maybe we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,235
Posted By updraught
Re: this is what I drug home yesterday- not Ford

Buicks seemed to have quite a following here, most, if not all, would have had an open body by Holden. The guy next door keeps telling me about going roo shooting in a Marquette.

"Also in 1925, a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By updraught
Putting a Winfield carburetor on

Replacing that "original" carburettor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttae1LS00jo

A bit more technical
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVgCjJlFGNM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ6TS1fKST0...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,037
Posted By updraught
Re: Snyder 5.5 head

Don't people grind the B off as the judging is a bit pedantic?
The horror of old time speed parts.

What about one of Tod's new heads?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,037
Posted By updraught
Re: Snyder 5.5 head

It could be half the size so you need two of them, and still be "original appearing".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By updraught
Re: Sports

Here's a bit of reading
https://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/10/gatsby-in-a-duesenberg-more-fiction/
https://blog.consumerguide.com/the-cars-of-the-great-gatsby/...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By updraught
Sports

"In 2013 the car appeared in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby filmed in Sydney."

https://www.findlotsonline.com/auction-lot-details/738916/

Anyone remember seeing this in the film?

It is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,540
Posted By updraught
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

You've been criticized for criticizing those that criticized.
Dang. Can't think why that would end badly ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By updraught
Re: Oil Breather tube 20 inch flex tube

There's the Stipe one
https://www.specialtymotorcams.com/detail.php?s=stainless-steel-breather-tube-with-screen-baffels-foam-filter-alum-o-ringed-cap-excellent-blow-by-control-008
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