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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By updraught
Re: TVís Car SOS feature a Model A Ford at O'Neill Vintage Ford

A lot of Canadian RHD phaetons there. Do they drive on the left?

LHD cars were not able to be registered here until recent years.
There was quite an industry doing RHD conversions, good and bad....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,034
Posted By updraught
Re: Steering lube- Penrite 1200W

Welcome to our world.

It is less than US$10 at our local auto store with %20 off this month.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By updraught
Re: Front Brake, Questions

I think he is using these:
https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_a/model-a-ford-front-brake-equalizer-floater-set-1928-34-passenger-and-pickup-1928-29-aa-truck.html

Don't think they will self...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By updraught
Re: Australia Day

Not a good day to be driving in NZ without an air cleaner today.

We're sending over a humungus dust cloud. Been a bit warm and dry here.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By updraught
Re: John Haynes passed away recently

Yes, the British certainly liked to pull their cars apart.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By updraught
Re: Start Batterie / Akkumulator (6 V)

From Speedway:

Note
...

3. Red top batteries should only be used for hot rod / street rod / O/E applications where the system has a fully functional voltage regulated charging system. Red...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By updraught
Re: Tube shocks

The VW doesn't have rusty cart springs (built in shocks).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By updraught
Re: tires

The diameter of each brand and rim size is on the Coker web site.

The overall size varies wildly between brands in imperial sizes. Not so much in metric.

Looks like about 1/2 inch difference in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,676
Posted By updraught
Re: Pronunciations

That's not quite true. They pronounce things how they are written.

Except for "coupe". This has obviously led to much confusion. :confused::eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,104
Posted By updraught
Re: Spring Lube ?? Additional....

OK. Let's see what Google says:

"how a car works"
https://www.howacarworks.com/suspension/cleaning-and-checking-leaf-springs

"Modern leaf springs do not need lubricating with oil ó which may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,104
Posted By updraught
Re: Spring Lube ?? Additional....

http://www.gomog.com/allmorgan/LeafSpringGaiters.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,104
Posted By updraught
Re: Spring Lube ?? Additional....

So, why did they add those nylon discs to the leaves in later years?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake assembly, Roadster

So these bits are rusted together?

https://www.macsautoparts.com/assets/macs/images/size/56x56/sku/64-26408-A1.jpghttps://www.macsautoparts.com/assets/macs/images/size/56x56/sku/64-26409-A1.jpg
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By updraught
Re: Australia Day

Not to be missed by any New Zealander

https://www.noted.co.nz/culture/television/underarm-cricket-underarm-bowl-doco/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By updraught
Re: tires

They are probably made at the Sava factory in Slovenia.
Their 4wd tires survive the outback just fine.

https://www.sava-tires.com/sava/emea/about-us/who-we-are/

Nice country Slovenia.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By updraught
Re: Australia Day

A Kiwi Pavlova

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSsfxe058CzBX1l3poy_ApFMRXU1aMFBmT-covey82T__TayzLU

But wait ... hasn't that green stuff been ripped off from the Chinese?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By updraught
Re: Australia Day

I thought the age bit would get a response. :cool::)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By updraught
Re: Australia Day

Well, I can't let this one pass can I?

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=386556&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1548519350

I realize Burner that you are probably far, far too young to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,527
Posted By updraught
Re: Shock absorber, mounting

It'd be cheaper to leave the rust in between the spring leaves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By updraught
Re: Australia Day

When America stopped accepting convicts, they were sent here, which was our first fleet.
They came by boat!
They landed very close to my photo and setup camp.
They had few skills and were very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By updraught
Australia Day

Happy Australia Day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,403
Posted By updraught
Re: Ford Tri-Motor

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Archive/Event/Item/1929-FORD-4-AT-E-TRI-MOTOR-AIRPLANE-70573

Got a few bullet holes in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,379
Posted By updraught
Re: 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Ute

We should build a wall so we can't hear these things.

Didn't hear mention of Russell Crowe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,379
Posted By updraught
Re: 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Ute

The blue one isn't a "coupe utility". Pretty obvious.

And we invented "Mary Poppins" too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By updraught
Re: 29 Model A Project-Speedster?

Doesn't look all that difficult to replicate Fangio's 1929 Ford.
http://www.museofangio.com/es/autos/7-ford-a-1929-de-bianculli/...
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