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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 751
Posted By updraught
Re: Coil + or -

Does inverted mean the hole is at the top or bottom?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,049
Posted By updraught
Re: Ford Tri-Motor

Ronald Reagan shows you how to identify a Mitsubishi Zero.
https://archive.org/details/RecognitionoftheJapaneseZeroFighter
My father always said you could identify them by the sound. Sort of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By updraught
Re: Modern Points cross-reference

Are they Australian ones? Maybe Bosch? Between 2016 we've lost three manufacturers ...

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1325517&postcount=25
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By updraught
Re: Fourthirty

https://youtu.be/lcJ5LUbmro0
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By updraught
Re: Model A Inner Wheel Seal

A speedster with no front brakes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,326
Posted By updraught
Re: Mitchell transmission or overdrive

Final drive standard is 3.78:1 and second gear about 7:1.

At some speed you will likely be out of the power band in either gear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,054
Posted By updraught
Re: LED Headlights

Were these Logo Lites?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,664
Posted By updraught
Re: Randy gross steering column

http://www.graffitipub.com.au/how-to-collection/767-let-me-help-you-series-1-ford-steering-code-lmhy-1.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,664
Posted By updraught
Re: Randy gross steering column

You've gotta read Vern Tardle's book on steering.
Don't worry, I'm sure it's fully approved by the Victorian govt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By updraught
Re: Aussie Model A Ute

The Bee Gees wrote one of their early songs in Wagga.

https://www.wwdhs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Wagga-Wireless-768x459.jpg


Maybe it was the inspiration for the sound track for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,664
Posted By updraught
Re: Randy gross steering column

Nope, no need to hold your mouth different.

The F1 box has the column going underneath the box. When you tip it over the column goes on top the same as the F100. I gather these boxes were used in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,664
Posted By updraught
Re: Randy gross steering column

You should be able to turn a LHD F1 box upside down for RHD.
Let me know if it works.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By updraught
Re: Tire changers, do you use the DIY units?

I was watching a video recently about a couple of guys that went out, in recent times in 4wds, looking for the remains of the "Kookaburra" a plane which disappeared here in 1929.

They had to go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,714
Posted By updraught
Re: Rear axle housing repair sleeves not hardened

Have there been problems with the new V8 bearings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,746
Posted By updraught
Re: Staying warm in winter

In the good old days we made possum blankets.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/image/6598536-3x2-700x467.jpg
Not sure that's politically correct now.

We sent some to New Zealand and they love to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By updraught
Re: who, when, where

1) Leonardo da Vinci

2) A long time ago.

3) 1588 Agostino Ramelli
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By updraught
Re: Rivets or weld?

"Since no provision is kept for expansion and contraction in the frame, therefore there is a possibility of cracks developing in it."
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By updraught
Re: Need help identifying Mallory distributor model.

Looks like you are gunning for

"2301105 18 degrees @ 2000 RPM"

https://static.speedwaymotors.com/pdf/500-2318001.pdf

Should be fairly soft springs to advance quickly, I'd think, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By updraught
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake Rod Clevis Lubrication

No oil, silicon or Teflon spray often. It is so slippery it doesn't stick to the metal for long.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By updraught
Re: truck lift

I had to look up "The Bird".
Some interesting statistics there:

ďAccording to the report, in 2007 more than 168 people were killed by falling vehicles, and more than 10,000 people were injured in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By updraught
Re: Speedo gear

>>When Iím going 40 mph on the Speedo the gps shows 35 mph :confused:so how do I fix it to be more accurate?

Use 4 inch bigger tyres.

http://www.onlineconversion.com/bigger_tires.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
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: 9,316
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: 1,037
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...
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