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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,428
Posted By updraught
Re: Where Have All of The Chevrolets Gone?

Fords are better looking, simpler, lighter and have more character.

You feel like it could take you to the end of the earth with a bit of tinkering now and then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By updraught
Re: Anzac

This is how it was reported here 100 years ago

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/100-years-on-australians-and-british-recapture-villersbretonneux-20180425-h0z7hm.html

The WW1 German tank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By updraught
Re: Distributor Ignorance and HIGH Level of frustration

I didn't know that working on a Jaguar could improve terminology pronunciation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By updraught
Re: Anzac

I'd like to see the new John Monash Centre in France one day.
https://sjmc.gov.au/

I think it is about time his story is told. He seems to have been the only one that didn't think that throwing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By updraught
Re: 550x19 tyres were factory fitted

So you've got a car with no brakes, no power, stiff steering and aerodynamics like a brick dunny and you want to put power/braking/steering sapping wide tyres on it that will connect with every...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Rhd
Views: 330
Posted By updraught
Rhd

From the Model T forum

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1616673&postcount=16

Why did you lot change to LHD mid stream and put the manifolds on the wrong side so we can't run twin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By updraught
Re: Standard roadster for sale CA

Looks like the one my father bought for 30 quid and went at the back of it with an oxy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By updraught
Re: Anyone running 550-19 tyres?

>>I'll check out the weight of bias-ply 550-19 but I doubt slightly heavier tyres will break the camel's back when it comes to stopping.

Depends how marginal your brakes are to start with. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By updraught
Re: Anyone running 550-19 tyres?

Some of those tyres can be quite heavy (maybe 6 ply?). More weight on the outer edge of the wheel. Takes more to stop the wheels from spinning before the car can be braked. The wheels are spinning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By updraught
Re: Grease in Radiator - Detergent or Vinegar? I think I know.

Whatever you use, keep using it ...

"After the fall of Rome in 467 A.D. and the resulting decline in bathing habits, much of Europe felt the impact of filth upon public health. This lack of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By updraught
Re: Grease in Radiator - Detergent or Vinegar? I think I know.

"dishwasher detergent" that's pretty harsh stuff?
I know detergent promotes rust.
Maybe try dish washing liquid.

Evaporust has some sort of soap in it I gather.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,403
Posted By updraught
Re: Is it a bad time to sell?

I'd have a look at how Ford flogged an open car.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/59/c5/e3/59c5e3de962471dc34ba97f078a2a2c6.jpg
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By updraught
Re: They don't make them like they used to...

A portable surf life saving club room?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By updraught
Re: Accessories

We didn't get many accessories here, that I know of, however the PTO seems to have made it

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/250365.html
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By updraught
Re: Wind pressure on wiper arm

Yeah, like this, with the matching wooden seat beads ... nice

http://www.volksforum.com/albums/files/7/8/156_5647.JPG
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By updraught
Accessories

Thought this thread from a T forum was interesting. No need for shockers.
Admittedly the springs are lighter in a T.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/390215.html?1379942074
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By updraught
Made in Dagenham

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/enthusiasts/made-in-dagenham-ford%E2%80%99s-secret-classic-car-collection/ss-BBsqhDP
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,179
Posted By updraught
Re: Bad influence???

Swearing conveys emotion.

Have a look at a Pride and Prejudice film. See how the upper class never convey emotion.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,179
Posted By updraught
Re: Bad influence???

There, there, it should be their. ;)

I still spell the same things wrong and the same things right all my life.
No amount of reading/edjachun has ever improved it or made it worse.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,291
Posted By updraught
Re: How come my car isn't even worth scrapping?

Might narrow it down a bit if description is correct

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polynesi%C3%AB#/media/File:Pacific_Culture_Areas.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,291
Posted By updraught
Re: How come my car isn't even worth scrapping?

>>>Maybe his Model A broke down during the trip out to Uluru

Along with New Zealand we have our own continent.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,278
Posted By updraught
Re: Model A Times Article About Not Using Diesel Oil

>>aids in protecting main bearings

If you have a filter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 72
Pcd
Views: 3,034
Posted By updraught
Re: Pcd

Most trailer makers here use Al-Ko including IRS
http://www.alko.com.au/
Parts can be had even out in the sticks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 72
Pcd
Views: 3,034
Posted By updraught
Re: Pcd

I really, like really, like being able to stop at a red light.

Electric brakes for me. They come on before the car, and help the whole shebang to stop.

PS. I guess it is not so much of a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 72
Pcd
Views: 3,034
Posted By updraught
Re: Pcd

>>lever operates the cables who operate the brakes.

If the skinny tyres lock up and slide ... then how do the trailer brakes come on?
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