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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: April 1928 Business Coupe

How was it dated to April? It would need a paper title as registered in that month in my opinion.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 29 Tudor rear rubber mat question

For the 1930-31's, the rear seat was shortened by approx. 2" to give the impression that more area was provided than the previous Tudors. Ford actually stated the New Tudor was roomier than the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,372
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Lets see those 180 A Deluxe Phaetons

Very interesting to hear of your A's John.
Probably Argentina received the most Deluxe Phaetons , they were a wealthy market pre War [ they were a huge primary product supplier to Gt Britain] until...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 29 Tudor rear rubber mat question

No. I have an original rear mat in my Tudor& it lies flat & is located by brass studs on the metal floor railings. You would have to probably punch holes in the repro mat. The front edge of the mat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Right hand drive frame?

All the Canadian chassis here in NZ, & I believe all made in Canada were drilled for both LHD & RHD until sometime in late '30 when they were only for RHD or LHD depending on destination.
I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,637
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Things That Vibrate

At 60mph, I would say everything would be rattling. Too fast, even if modified!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,637
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Things That Vibrate

As others have noted, front windshield frame to body & door glass area & also I get squeaks from the metal floor plate around gear lever & hand brake.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Original photos of 31 roadster seats and seat back?

Try & get a look at '" Ford Model A as Henry Built It " by DeAngelis, Francis & Henry which has factory photos of the pleats on roadster seats.
Also there is a good Factory photo of an interior of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,536
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Worldwide Employee Badges, ID Cards, Passes & Permits book by James Krucki is now the reference for this subject. No need for wrong facts by non experts, nearly every Ford badge ever made is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Original body decal

In the day, image was built up by printing separate colours [ also gold & silver] & black using separate letterpress printing plates. Printed on 'transfer 'paper with top sealed layer. As Ed stated...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,407
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: What is the hardest Model A accessory to find

The fender lamps really look sharp, but I have never seen any on a car. Other than the UK which required them as John has said, the big market that used them was Argentina which may be a source. But...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 1928 Canadian Tudor

That is a re stamp, not a Ford Canada engine number. All engines stamped CA ...... up to 150,000 which was end of Aug. '29. From then on CAQ; CAW;CAE etc ending in CAD in Feb '32. These 3 digit...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-31-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Tudortomnz
T with distributor

The '23 Tudor my friend has is fitted with the distributor conversion.
This , I believe , is from an old VW Beetle. What do you guys with a dist. set the points gap at?
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-27-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 1923 Canadian Tudor

This is the Tudor in question. We did the front end joints & a slogged out king pin plus many other small jobs . Car looks tidy & has been repainted, re wired & new upholstery but has not had a major...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,387
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Car Stopped Running

Should explain ; I found the quote of original post somewhat amusing, 'foreign made ammeter'. As if everything outside US is cheap & faulty. Reality is problem ,as everyone suspects , is a cheap &...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,387
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Car Stopped Running

Was it the dreaded "foreign made ammeter" ??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Houston Texas,

Hi Ian
Great shot of the '32 Coupe with Mt Egmont [ a volcano!] & your correct tool kit display.
Cheers ; Wayne.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-13-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Tudortomnz
1923 Canadian Tudor

Although I have been interested in Model A's for 60 years & owned one for 50years, I had my first ride & drive of a '23 Tudor today.
Owned by a friend, this car has not been road legal for about 57...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Need Photos and Suggestions

Take off the door panel & put them in. The cars were designed for easy LHD & RHD conversion & metal should be punched out on your passenger door. Many cars now have locking handle on the drivers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,284
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Russian barn find - photos added as they come in

Interesting, appreciate all the Russian Model A & Gaz input you provide.
Is this Sedan one of the US CKD that Russia received as part of the Ford contract or is it a later Gaz made vehicle? The dash...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Old photo with A and AA

That is true plus the Soviets had their sights set on tractor & truck production, not cars. Cars were required for govt. dept.s but private individual ownership was not the plan in a communist state...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Has anyone seen original hubcaps?

Probably not. I looked at many Model A's here from late '60's & nearly all had missing hubcaps or were badly dented & scraped. Caps were just pried off or holding tabs snapped off easily. Looked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 1930 Model A Tudor

Ford Canada did produce a Tudor Deluxe in 1930. These [ & in 1931] were std models loaded with extras & with carpets. I have seen 2 '31 Tudor Deluxe Canadian cars, one somewhat over restored & the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,364
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 1937 Flathead lost bolt... Help!

I feel your pain on this. Did you actually see it go in ? If not, look elsewhere.
I recently thought I dropped [ same old fingers] a small feeler gauge into the valve gear of a small motorcycle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: commercial color list for 1929

Yes. not a lot of choice with commercial colours until '31, most here were dark green.
New, buyer paid more for pin stripe & paint polish. To be correct, commercials were dull finish, not buffed....
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