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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:14 AM
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Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 28 French Model A Ford Badge

The Dealer '32 book shows French made headlamps & horn. These are also shown in "The 1932 Ford Book.
Great find.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Tudor pronunciation

It was a fancy way to for Ford to write 'two door'& 'four door'. I have read 'Tudor' was first used by Ford Canada [1922?].
A confusion arises in English speaking countries with a British...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Here's an interesting one. English Model 14. Its not Mine.

Beautiful car. 1934 Model 14 with the small bore B.
A few came new to NZ, but I have never seen one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,735
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Who has one of these?

Is that a fact? Henry wanted something revolutionary to replace his beloved Model T & had X8 cylinder engines working but could not overcome tech. problems. The Model A he was not really keen on [...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Mysterious hole in valve chamber?

Hi Werner
No, that does not look correct! In mid May a hole [3/8"] was provided to get extra oil to the rear cam bearing & earlier blocks were sometimes drilled for this, but not to timing gears....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 36 Fords

David, I got the figures from 'Ford on 6 Continents - American Business Abroad' by Wilkins & Hill . I think they are car & truck combined [ + exports?] but you can not argue with Benson Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: USA Victor AF small bore gasket .

Great shot of the garage scene. Wish I had known in mid '78 when I dragged myself to Nepal via India [the old hippy trail!] but the only old vehicles I saw were the charming 'Swiss Buses ' going to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: USA Victor AF small bore gasket .

Talk about obscure Ford literature....I like it!
Other than on this post, I had never read that Japan got the small bore. There are a couple of Jap assembled Model A's here in NZ but have never seen...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 1934 Ford Australian Roadsters

Just to add to Kevins info, from somewhere I have 468 in 1933 & 570 in '34 giving the same total 1038. Production from mid '33 into early '35.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: USA Victor AF small bore gasket .

An interesting topic, John.
Yes, Ford Canada did offer small bore engines for export but we can only speculate where they [engine blocks] originated.
Among Ford Canada Export records are listed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: USA Victor AF small bore gasket .

Syncro, no Henry did not have off shore suppliers. He screwed down local suppliers to get lowest price. Some 'foreign' [eg. Australian] assembled Model A's did contain a certain amount of local...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 36 Fords

Basically, 1936 was a high point of production volume in the US [ I have 972,312 for US] whereas 1932 was a low ; height of the Depression which rolled into '33 '34 which combined [ '33+'34 total] ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: What's that on the outside of this GAZ?

This was a War situation & was to cut noticeable glare that the enemy may pick up & act on. Commonly seen on vehicles all over Europe during the W.War2.
Some of these War era AA Gaz were produced...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: The Fordor you have when you're not having a Fordor.

A Deluxe Delivery with added side windows. It may well have been done as a hearse as the first poster said [ the factory hearse was based on the AA Deluxe Panel ] but whatever, it is very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Wehrmacht modifications

Interesting post. They could be captured Russian Gaz AA on the unsuccessful Nazi quest to Moscow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Model B crank in Model A

My Father did this in the mid '70's, the idea was to get the benefit of a counterbalanced crank. The other thing to do was bolt on the weights to a Model A crank for smoother operation at high revs. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Roll down back windows in coupes

Only available from mid 1931 on the Deluxe Coupe & could be ordered on the std. Coupe at cost. You could argue that the Sport Coupe also had a drop rear window, but somewhat different. Cheers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: USA Victor AF small bore gasket .

John, here in New Zealand in '60's & '70's [maybe earlier] std. A head gaskets were marked CG 'Made in England' & one I have has a Ford script.
These were the normal 'big bore' which surely had a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: I need help to overhaul 7-tooth steering

Werner, you probably do not have it, but I would recommend Les Pearsons book 'The Complete Model A Ford Restoration Manual which you should be able to get from the US A parts vendors. It has a very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: '36 Cabriolet with an "18-F" prefix

The first V8 60 was developed in Detroit in '34, released 1935 & sent to Britain & Europe to deal with h.p. taxes there but they were underpowered for the Nth American based vehicles. Ford Britain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Need to move front spring across

Loosen off the spring mount U clamp & bottom plate which also holds the crank handle mount. You just need to swivel the crank mount out & see if spring bolt is seated in crossmember hole. Sounds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Was there a Model A "Kampar" ?

The Model A Travellers Wagon was available ex factory [not a custom job] in 1931, during Fords bid to attract flagging sales, especially with commercial type sales. It was a variation of the Special...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,235
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Australian 1934 Ford Coupe Ute plus Video

I agree !! This model would be my ultimate early V8. Has the style & elegance of the '33 '34 Ford front end with the unique but supremely practical utility tray. They look too good to be used as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: RHD manifold removal

Yes John, I also do this, just pull the manifold back & scrape crap away, insert new gasket. But have also taken it completely off & certainly did not loosen column, it is a bit tight but it should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: RHD manifold removal

For the record, I have never encountered this problem& always could get the manifold off with a slight twist, never had to loosen column. You do have to push the little spark arm up & maybe loosen...
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