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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
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Re: Mikes model A ford parts

They will probably ship in two lots if you're willing to pay two shipment costs. If you were only charged for one shipping, then they will wait for the full order before sending.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,286
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Model A Ford Fender Debate

The only in black is true for US cars, but down here in Australia, Model A's came with different coloured mudguards and wheels. One combination was tan body with brown mudguards and wheels, other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Returning original engine

It's an original Australian bodied tourer, yes we call phaetons tourers as well, with all its wood framed finest. The wood content was what body manufacturing technology was at the time and also to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By dave in australia
Returning original engine

In the mid 1960's, dad's second A had a timing gear failure. As he had a few spare engines in good condition, he just swapped one for the other. He restored this car in the 1970's, but never returned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By dave in australia
Re: How Many Model A Owners also Own a T?

No T's, but I want a brass radiator era T. I have a number of A's, as well as a 29 DeSoto and a 29 D60 Durant.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,940
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Turn Signals . . . Your Thoughts

Especially Australian drivers, we would have to be close to being the worst and angriest.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Swapping engines, any tips?

Bolt the flywheel housing to the block, including the gasket and leave the upper 2 bolts out. Use feeler gauges to measure the gap between the housing and block at the bolt holes, and then fit the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Swapping engines, any tips?

You can crack the flywheel housing. The shims are the same thickness as the gasket, about .020" thick. When I did my flywheel housing, I did all the bolts up except the top two, measured the gap with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By dave in australia
Fordor ute conversion

Something different I saw at a swap meet on Sunday. An early 28 fordor cowl and tank with what looks like a series 1 land rover roof, turning it into a farm ute. Phaetons were a common body converted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By dave in australia
Re: The Joys of vintage registration

I'm glad I live in Victoria where VicRoads actually know that most vintage cars don't have a chassis number and accept that. Even my insurance accepts that there is no chassis number. It also helps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Not model A related (entirely) Kindig-it-Design

It's one of the few car shows I watch. The skills of the employees are incredible, and the cars they put out are second to none in the modified world. I also like the fact that there is no bitchiness...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,841
Posted By dave in australia
Re: radiator failure

Sounds like an episode of bush mechanics.:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Restoring the EARLY 7-tooth steering column...

I machined the end of the housing with a small radius mill tip, then placed a small diameter cross section o ring in the groove, and use a thin washer between the chassis and the housing to hold the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Aussie Model A Ute

There were Ford utes before 1933, the ute body manufacturing was outsourced and sold through Ford dealers, the sane as Briggs and Murray Fordors.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By dave in australia
Re: shock absorbers which go where?

A way to tell where they go if you can't find the AC or CW, is the notches should point towards the centre cross member.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Special Coupe

Can someone post a few photos as well? maybe with a dimension or two?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Bolt against flywheel?

I've done what Ed suggested, remove the starter, place the magnet on the flywheel, remove your plugs, place it in neutral, and turn the engine with the crank. As the magnet passes the bolt, it will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 14,125
Posted By dave in australia
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

The big five-ohh
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Angle engine

They sit vertical, that is viewed from the front, straight up and down, but they sit tail down from horizontal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,775
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Why would you waste your money on that Model A

I must be in the minority then, I own Model A's and a BMW, plus a Durant and a DeSoto.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,662
Posted By dave in australia
Re: hub caps

Some of the parts houses sell an o ring that will slip over the hub cap and sit between the cap and the wheel. The wheel normally has to be removed to remove the cap as most owners bend a few of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Possible to Limp Home With Broken Fan Belt?

Yes you can, I have had to do it, I only had about 30Km (18m) to drive to get home. It was day, so the battery only had to feed the spark. The temp hardly went over normal, but it is a modern flat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By dave in australia
Re: radiator filters

Use a nylon stocking. Cut the bottom part of the leg off and place the open end over the upper water neck inside the hose, and the toe about equal to the top part of the upper hose. Been using them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,808
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Australian barners should read this

Alas, it was Bratton's, who announced via their facebook page to those of us who follow the said page.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By dave in australia
Re: oil filter kit?

I use the Mikes-A-fodable kit. This replaces the side cover, with a filter mounting boss cast onto it. There is a tube provided in the kit, which slides into the exit of the oil supply to the valve...
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