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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By updraught
Re: Castor angle

It's like a shopping trolley ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh7gWJAvOvs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By updraught
Re: Replating Gear Shift Lever

The bell shaped cover at the bottom has to fit the stick. If you grind too much off there it will flop around. A good platter can build up the pits with copper plate and grind it down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By updraught
Re: Oversize and Undersize Aluminum Cam Gears

Buy an aluminium one from the suppliers. If it doesn't work get one made.
One well known engine builder doesn't do metal timing gears. Do what you haveta do ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By updraught
Re: windshield tape

If your frame is getting thin, you may want to take it to a glass man and have him silicon it in.
It will help hold it all togther.

Not original, but a bit like those new ceramic tooth fillings...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By updraught
Re: The Ford Century

I gather they only do the implants in Melbourne. So you might be up with the latest.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By updraught
Re: The Ford Century

Some people here are doing work for "The Henry Ford" on computer vision research.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Q9UbgkOKI
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By updraught
Re: Ad Astra moon rovers using a Model A chassis?

https://ca-times.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/d84dd74/2147483647/strip/true/crop/4096x1716+0+0/resize/840x352!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fca-times.brightspotcdn.com%2F07%2Fd2%2F956517ec4b2faae02...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By updraught
Re: Mallory Ignition

The Y is mechanical advance only. The M is for Magspark.
And the C means it has the Magspark guts (may some breakers and a special cam??).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By updraught
Re: Hi-Lo with internal gears - the dream AA accessory

You could fit it to a car ... but then the rear wheels would be about three feet behind the back of the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By updraught
Re: Ford !

The Geelong Australia plant aerial view.
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictures/gid/slv-pic-aaa41109
Rail access close by, and on the main road to Melbourne.

The Geelong to Melbourne road was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By updraught
Re: Radial tires and inner tubes

The thing is, we are in unchartered waters here. Radials weren't designed for skinny wheels.
It's a small market.
It would be interesting to know the results of testing with different tubes. We...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By updraught
Re: eBay Winfield

Hi Jim,

I noticed the D's go for a fortune. I think one went for $1500 maybe with a manifold. They look huge. What does one do with one?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By updraught
Re: Gas additive

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/11/why-lead-used-to-be-added-to-gasoline/

With compression of 4.2:1, I doubt there is anything to worry about.

"This didnít seem to faze Midley,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By updraught
eBay Winfield

Anyone here buy the Winfield carb on eBay?
Outa my price range. Aussie dollar is looking like a peso at the moment. Don't know why....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By updraught
Re: Radial tires and inner tubes

This is my take away from it. Heard it several times.
"Stan says that a radial tube is different from a bias-ply tube. The bias-ply tube has a butt joint around the circumference of the tube. Radial...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By updraught
Re: Radial tires and inner tubes

An older thread
https://www.acdclub.org/forum/general-discussion-area-acd-forums/4733-warning-coker-radial-tires?start=6
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By updraught
Re: overflow JUG

This looks much better.
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/flivver-expedition-crosses-dreaded-desert/#mmGal
https://sahara-overland.com/2017/09/17/rare-film-of-ralph-bagnold-in-the-libyan-desert/...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By updraught
Re: Model A on ABC Show

You might just sneak in there. Supposedly set in 1927.
https://slate.com/culture/2019/04/downton-abbey-movie-predictions-1927.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By updraught
Re: Draglink has a slight kink in it.

I thought they mysteriously ended up bent "upwards" in the middle to stop the rub on the tie rod, after the suspension sags?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By updraught
Re: No air filter . . .

Toyota and Henry Ford seem to be in agreement.
https://www.unsealed4x4.com.au/heres-filtration-expert-thinks-toyotas-dust-problem
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,935
Posted By updraught
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

It's an older legal system than we have, which means more things are left over from the old days.
Our parliamentary system is "supposedly" based on the best of the British and American systems
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By updraught
Re: Windy in Florida

We were supposed to be on the ferry from Sydney, Nova Scotia with our hire car to Newfoundland right now for the 7 hour trip.
The car insurance doesn't cover being on the ferry as it is, even on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By updraught
Re: Windy in Florida

Good luck to those in Nova Scotia this weekend ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By updraught
Re: Oil filter

"I have heard it said that there are plenty of engines running around out there with bearings that are too loose. There are NO engines running around with bearings that are too tight."

That's very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By updraught
Re: A-6705-F Oil Filter Kit Installation

When you get it sorted, here is a video about filters

https://youtu.be/iTNJLEV8CG8
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