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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By updraught
Re: Time to work

Here everything is being locked down tighter and tighter and it is expected to go on for six months. I've read that one in ten workers are unemployed in the last few days.

However, your president...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By updraught
Re: Parts from suppliers

It's probably a good idea to order any parts for anything you need before the lock down to essential services.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By updraught
Re: 9500km in a GAZ A, AA, AAA "Москва-Кара Кум-Москва"

"1933 movie about the Moscow-Kara-Kum-Moscow rally (also held in 1933) by
Roman Carmen, chronicles from which were used in the movie "Dervishes on
Motorcycles. Caspian Nomads" about motorcycle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By updraught
Re: eBay Winfield

Winfield D's are getting cheaper
https://www.ebay.com/itm/124125558309?ul_noapp=true

"Of particular interest, they were originally installed on movie actor Clark Gable's stunning black 1929 Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By updraught
Re: Anyone running Shock Absorbers from Snyder's?

The stifness of a shock is due to the size of the hole you are trying to ram the oil through. Like trying to ram sand thru an hour glass.
The amount of oil it can hold has an impact on how much heat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,622
Posted By updraught
Re: replace wheels with steel wheels. help please.

I've read this several times and looked at the picture. Which bit is false?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,622
Posted By updraught
Re: replace wheels with steel wheels. help please.

Autotrader says:
"Although the Samurai is dead to the U.S. market, it lives on elsewhere in the world under names such as the Sierra, the Katana and the Jimny. Because Suzuki pulled the Samurai...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By updraught
Re: epidemics in the Model "A" era

This is the old Quarantine Station on Sydney Harbour here, now an upmarket hotel.
https://www.qstation.com.au/

You could do worse than be thrown in here for a few weeks ...

"The practice of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By updraught
Re: epidemics in the Model "A" era

It seems that in 1928-29 the flu was half as bad as in 1918 in the USA.

In Oz here 1918-19:
"Commonwealth Serum Laboratories was established during the First World War to alleviate Australia’s...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By updraught
Re: epidemics in the Model "A" era

They haven't been on a cruise ship then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,228
Posted By updraught
Re: Flame arrestor?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5SevuG2wj8

Don't know why he thinks it will help in a crash. It's not like it wraps around the outside of the tank or something.
Maybe if the passengers wore one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By updraught
Re: Restored Radiator Shells?

Looks like you've done one before. Did it turn out any good?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By updraught
Re: Restored Radiator Shells?

How many hours does it take to restore an original shell?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,228
Posted By updraught
Re: Flame arrestor?

It's for smokers that have lost the cap.

Do you really have warning signs about women?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,228
Posted By updraught
Re: Flame arrestor?

>>What is the theory behind the screen in filler neck of model A gas tank being a flame arrestor? I can’t figure this one out.


It is used by the salesman to calm nervous passengers while they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By updraught
Re: snowbird or snowmobile equipment info

In the box were original bits, I think, axles and stuff in like new condition. They do make some of the simpler bits I gather. At the time the Aussie dollar was way above the US dollar. Would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By updraught
Re: snowbird or snowmobile equipment info

This was at Hershey about 9 years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By updraught
Re: Cam Gear

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=270489&highlight=cam+gear
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By updraught
Re: brake life

Back in the day, probably not long. Drum brakes are hopeless in dust, gravel and water crossings. They grind themselves to an early death. Disc brakes in such conditions last much better as all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,842
Posted By updraught
Re: 6.1 High Compression Head

On trashing the English language.

So it was Webster who made a mess of your spelling. And now you can't spell either.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-WJVDDZTFY

This is the dictionary you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,842
Posted By updraught
Re: 6.1 High Compression Head

Taco. Queens English. Why can't you lot spoke proper?

https://www.tr-register.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/45637-accuracy-of-mechanical-taco-rev-counter/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,842
Posted By updraught
Re: 6.1 High Compression Head

>> My dilemma is do I change to 3.78 or 4.11?

Put a taco on it and find the power band. My guess is you want it sitting in the sweet spot of the power band.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,471
Posted By updraught
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

No. A low compression engine runs best with no back pressure.
You can tie a tin can over the end of the exhaust fairly tightly to create back pressure, (will run quieter) and try it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By updraught
Re: Who sells Stipe 330 cam apart from Stipe?

https://www.antiqueenginerebuilding.com/index.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,244
Posted By updraught
Re: Could you do this with Model A?

"Marketed largely to rouble-strapped Russian bogans, this utilitarian 4x4 owes more to obsolete Fiat designs than either rust-prone Renaults or frequently-failing Land Rovers. As such, the rugged...
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