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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,471
Posted By atourer
Re: Part I.D.,...Australian ?

Iverson, that is interesting, I agree, thanks for showing it. The hinges look the same too from my previous research they look like the ones used on model t and are reproduced now in Sweden ! The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,471
Posted By atourer
Re: Part I.D.,...Australian ?

Gentlemen the plot thickens !!
Dudley i think the 1929 USA open cars with outside handles continued with the orange striker but in Australia I am thinking the Australian 29's must have had a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,471
Posted By atourer
Re: Part I.D.,...Australian ?

Dudley, they are both open car door strikers, the orange one is for the 1928 style with no exterior door handles and the other one is for the 1929 style with exterior door handles. It is not the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,496
Posted By atourer
Re: Rear axles

Hi Guys, I have purchase 2 new reproduction axles. They are stamped with MARK. They look to be welded up near the gear end - do you agree ?. I have read there were problems with welded axles. Also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,441
Posted By atourer
Re: Firewall date code location

Gents, this is a topic close to my heart - So I ask, at what point in manufacture was the tank stamped ? - I had read or heard that it was stamped after it was welded as a form of batch control for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,195
Posted By atourer
Re: Setting Toe-in

Guys, try this simple home made tool. It is constructed from 2 lengths of aluminium channel that slide into each other (old shower screen frame). You simply rest it on 2 pieces of wood 6" high, mark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By atourer
Re: How to original Radius Ball Cap

Thanks guys, great help. Sorry but I am not convinced yet that 1 & 2 are rubber ball - I thought these were cast iron and completely enclosed the ball, but I could be wrong. No it's not a 32...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By atourer
How to original Radius Ball Cap

Guys I am scratching together original radius ball cap parts. Trying experiment not using rubber ball. Have I got the right parts ? Part number 1 & 4 make the best pair fitting in the bellhousing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By atourer
Re: 28 lower screen post screws

Pooch, they are Robertson head - nothing like phillips head, very easy to butcher up and you will NEVER get them out - suggest lots of penetrene, lots of patience & you make up a driver to put on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By atourer
Re: Dash panel screws

Pooch, the screws are Robertson head used on early Canadian Model A's imported into Australia. They are a bit rare and indicate your car maybe quite original is it ?? I would pay care not to lose...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By atourer
Re: It's a wonder there wern't more death's back then.

Fantastic, thanks for sharing.
Apart from the risky driving what surprised me most was the vast majority of cars were only max 5-6 years old - very few cars from pre 1930 - yet this was depression...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By atourer
Picture from IMAD in Melbourne Australia

Guys, better late than never !! - We had 25 Model A's
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,099
Posted By atourer
Re: Toe-in gage

Guys, try this simple home made tool. It is constructed from 2 lengths of aluminium channel that slide into each other (old shower screen frame). You simply rest it on 2 pieces of wood 6" high, mark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By atourer
Re: Front Spring reset problems

Thanks Guys for all of your ideas - I feel "a bit of a goose". A mate came around last night and picked up that I was bottoming out on the stand I had holding up the rear of the radius rod (not the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By atourer
Re: Front Spring reset problems

Thanks guys
Yes, spring length is the same from eye to eye on all 3.
Curiously the one that now bottoms out came off a running car that did not bottom out and was in fact 1 & 1/2 inch shorter eye...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By atourer
Front Spring reset problems

Looking for advice please. Had front spring reset to measurements in Les Andrews' book. Assembled with some spring leave grease & installed it. Problem is car bottoms out when tested on axle stands....
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