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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By nosbod
Re: '29 Phaeton

Many thanks for advice but as I am 73 years old and classified as young heaven knows how old you are!! Even us wrinklies embrace this new fangled
technology at times [under strict supervision of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By nosbod
Re: '29 Phaeton

Yes, thanks. Anything would be of help as most of the wooden frame is missing and the various metal pieces suffering from tin worm attack.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By nosbod
Re: '29 Phaeton

I believe it was Canadian then exported to Argentina before rocking up here in the UK.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By nosbod
'29 Phaeton

Hello, bit of a problem as I am trying to restore the body behind the rear seats. Does anybody know where I can find an illustration of how it looked originally as after 90 years I don't think mine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,265
Posted By nosbod
Re: Ignition debate

I must agree with Tom as I think our Begium friend's English is far better than a lot I have read here.As I said to my American cousin when she said she wanted to learn a second language, why not try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,364
Posted By nosbod
Re: Vintage Fords on VSCC Welsh Trial 2017

Hi Kevin,

There are basically two classes, standard and modified. I run in the standard long wheelbase class which allows no changes from original including tyre and wheel sizes, engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,364
Posted By nosbod
Re: Vintage Fords on VSCC Welsh Trial 2017

John is quite correct about bouncing to aid traction but bouncing also slows the car down so a delicate balance is needed to achieve forward motion and speed. After many years of trialing I realise...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By nosbod
Re: Blockley tyres

From personal experience I rate them very highly but make sure you use their inner tubes as well which seem to be a lot better than quality. Well worth the price.
John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,054
Posted By nosbod
Re: Drilling wheel to accept tube with off set valves.

Hi John, yes I had the same problem so drilled a wheel and used it for trialing for some time without any problem so road use should be trouble free. I eventually replaced it not from fear for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By nosbod
Re: Autojumbles UK

Hi, yes just to add to the excellent reply from Juggs, there are 2 VSCC Trials in March both of which will be well supported by myself and probably a dozen or so A's thrashing up muddy hills....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,529
Posted By nosbod
Re: With the rain comes mud...

Hi Juggs, the VSCC trials are The Exemoor, Derbyshire,Hereford,Cotswold, Scottish and Lakeland so sadly nothing out east, probably too flat ! The weather is never a problem except one year when snow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,529
Posted By nosbod
Re: With the rain comes mud...

Yes a pint or two is obligatory afterwards and yes cleaning the beast afterwards is a real pain in the nether regions as power hoses are off limits for fear of doing more harm than good. A's are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,529
Posted By nosbod
Re: With the rain comes mud...

Yes we need the extra ballast to get us through the mud as the art of the " bouncer" is grossly underestimated as without them progress would be severely limited. We also have a strict set of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,529
Posted By nosbod
With the rain comes mud...

Well here in the UK its that time of the year again when instead of putting our beloved A's back into mothballs we dust them off and hit the countryside to sort the men out from the boys -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,889
Posted By nosbod
Re: A Day in the Country

How do you do that ? Many thanks but apologies to our antipodean friends!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,889
Posted By nosbod
Re: A Day in the Country

Austin Sevens and A's are very popular for that reason. They are very strong and if they do break which is rarely the parts are all available at reasonable prices.A nice low revving engine with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,889
Posted By nosbod
Re: A Day in the Country

Yes,you are quite right as a good wet day on Friday certainly spiced up the event on Saturday making it more of a challenge. Here's my A on Sunday in need of a little TLC but at least I will have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,889
Posted By nosbod
A Day in the Country

We have just spent a pleasant weekend in the A's in the Herefordshire countryside, details of which will be explained in the attached clip. As you can see it is the most fun possibly on four wheels...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,051
Posted By nosbod
Re: '28-'29 Open cars - Windshield Wipers ?

Living in the UK it is very difficult to avoid the rain if you want to enjoy your A.
I have gone down the path of Rain X and hand operated wiper which in the odd storm dont really cope very well....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,519
Posted By nosbod
Re: High cost of licensing a Model A

Well its nice to know that something is cheaper on this side of the pond as we pay zero to keep our elderly cars on the road in terms of taxes and attract very favourable insurance rates as well .
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,506
Posted By nosbod
Re: My Bad

Yes I had the idea as well so I put it to the test on a trip to the Le mans classic where a ticket would not effect my UK licence . All went to plan when I saw a gendarme armed with a radar speed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,777
Posted By nosbod
Re: Chevy Pistons

Many thanks George . I have the rods for the standard Chevy pistons so will have to think about putting them in back to front when I rebuild the block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,777
Posted By nosbod
Re: Chevy Pistons

Many thanks for info. Sorry to show my ignorance but who is John as his pistons seem to be the ones I am looking for .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,777
Posted By nosbod
Chevy Pistons

Hi everybody ,
Yes I know this topic of using Chevy pistons has been explained in depth in other threads but I am still not clear on one point if somebody could please enlighten me.
I read that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,997
Posted By nosbod
Re: GAV closing

Not if its right hand drive !
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