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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,213
Posted By 1946
Re: MMO non believers

I have had a container of "Flash lube" near on full. I added 2ltrs of A.T.F. and 100ml of a solvent and have been using that at a rate of 100ml to a 50 ltr of unleaded fuel. You can get MMO here in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By 1946
Re: Axel Shims.

Thank you all for the help and information. This weekend past I took the rear brake drums off, cleaned the insides and checked the studs for tightness. The right hand side drum needed two shims for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By 1946
Axel Shims.

During the rebuild of the diff and brake system I came across the problem of worn brake drum hubs. I had the problem of when the hubs were assembled on the axels the brake drum was rubbing on the the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By 1946
Talking Re: Pet Names For Significant Other

When out driving, it is like being out with a GPS you cannot turn off!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,777
Posted By 1946
Smile Re: Take a gander at this.

Dose any one know what type magneto the pilot has on the motor.I would dearly love to get one for my Speedster build. I would also like the plans to the motor mods as they have a modified oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By 1946
Re: Turn Signal ideas

My solution to the indicators for the speedster. The top of head lamps is fitted with a two section LED, one being for the running/park lamp and the other is an indicator. The lamps on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By 1946
Re: Andre Hartford Shocks

I have a set of replica Andre Hartford shocks on the front of my speedster build.They were not cheep set and slightly different to the originals in that the pressure indicator dial is different.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,010
Posted By 1946
Re: Aus members here?

Hi from Tasmania, 40south 147 east to be exact. Home of all the beautiful wine, cheese, gin, whisky and many other delectable eats and beverages.
Looking forward to the finish of the Sydney to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By 1946
Re: Merry Christmas

Hi from right down under,ie 40 degrees south 147 east Tasmania. Had bush fires and 33c heat, so the smell of burnt trees is around.
Beautiful midnight mass last night, a prayer and thoughts for all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,960
Posted By 1946
Re: MGB shock questions

I was fortunate to be given a set of MG B shocks which were declared un roadworthy by a so called suspension service Co. They had replaced the rear shocks on a friends MG as being unserviceable, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,273
Posted By 1946
Re: Anzac

Anzac Day is special to me, like a lot of other Australians. I have a great grandfather in law who saw service in France WW1, my own father served in North Africa, and did two tours of duty in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,474
Posted By 1946
Re: cylinder sleevesMachine Shop question.

Bill is correct, I miss lead by the fact the head held the sleeves in place...sorry, the cylinder is bored for a press fit and as the process says is held by a press fit ..not by the head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,474
Posted By 1946
Re: cylinder sleevesMachine Shop question.

I stand to be corrected on this, and probably will be, but no matter. When I had my A model motor cleaned I was advised to have two 'rescue sleeves fitted. The method that was employed was to bore...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,010
Posted By 1946
Re: Aus members here?

Yes! and one from the deeeeeep south .....Hobart Tasmania.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By 1946
Some progress





Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 24,085
Posted By 1946
Re: Just wondering : what's your year of birth ?

Jack S you beat me by two months, Late June 1946, the photo in the avatar is of my 1946 Auster Aircraft, first flight 27th December 1946.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,958
Posted By 1946
Re: Model A Amature Radio Operators

One from 'Down under' 2m and some times HF on 3.5meg with a Kenwood TS-520S. VK-7HYL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 24,199
Posted By 1946
Re: what other old cars are in your garage?

In the garage I have:

1917/18 Model H Henderson 4 cylinder Motorcycle
1920 Massy Harris Stationary engine 3 1/2 hp
1929 DA Dodge sedan One owner, 67500 miles old (21st birthday present from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,029
Posted By 1946
Re: Merry christmas

A Merry Christmas to all on the'Barn'. I am with Runnerbun, the Temp here in Hobart is due to be 30c and hotter on boxing day, so no snow. Mind you we have had snow on the day, being located 47 south...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,616
Posted By 1946
Cool Re: Painting Wire Wheels Question

I have painted my wheels with a stipple brush. They were soda blasted and spray undercoated at the blaster shop. I purchased a 1/2 gallon can ( 2 liter) can of RustoLume Silver Hammertone. The wheels...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By 1946
Re: RHD short pitman arm

I also would like one of those for my Speedster. The left hand ones tend not to work well on RHD cars, funny that!:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,164
Posted By 1946
Re: Collision between a GAZ-A and a R-5 airplane

The Shuttelworth Collection in the UK has a Model'T' truck with a similar setup for starting their ex prewar biplane aircraft. I have an idea that it is called a 'Ruck Starter'
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,468
Posted By 1946
Re: Fabled mystery oil

Pooch, The famed MMO...Marvel mystery oil, can be obtained from AVIAL an aviation supply company in Melbourne Aus. I was told to get some for the engine in my 1946 Auster Aircraft, the aircraft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,186
Posted By 1946
Smile Re: Merry Christmas ..

A Very Merry Christmas to all on the barn . It is Christmas Day here now, a hot north wind and a predicted temperature of 35C. Many thanks to all who have contributed during the year, it is always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,088
Posted By 1946
Thumbs up Re: Speedster nearly finished!

That is one beautiful car, Keith you should be well pleased with the result. I have just committed the great sin of envy!
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