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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 04:59 AM
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Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

I had thought I'd done this one but can't find it.


Nothing but Ford Model Aís.

I was spreading fertilizer, based at Guyra which is in the New England high country of northern N.S.W. My next...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,513
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Anybody else quit Ebay because of fees and tax?

[QUOTE=Synchro909;1914023]Every now and then, I look at Model As on ebay but I find I'm doing it less and less frequently these days. There are hardly any Model A by the time you take out the hot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

My Friend David tells me-

My long-time friend and cropduster pilot David tells me the number of sprays cotton required on the Ord River irrigation area was 43 insecticide per season. That is when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

[QUOTE=Jim Brierley;1913288]I know nothing about airplanes other than I'm smart enough to not jump out of a perfectly good one. I worked as a mechanic etc.

yes Jim. I jump out of an aeroplane...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Theyíre a helping Hand.

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains.
Itís an Australian poem known by many. Penned by Dorothea...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Dumb question about steering box

I remember a statement made by an old school teacher and I quote
"don't be afraid to ask a question regardless of how dumb you think it may be. For if you don't know there will be others who...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Australian Crocodiles

I was watching an Australian Travel log on telly. The compare, named Russell Croight endeavoured to be funny by being an idiot. He was talking about crocodiles and that took...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,867
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Take a gander at this.

Hi Tom. It would be nice to finish your GN1. If you feel you won't get it finished, it would be nice to sell it to someone who will have it flying in your lifetime. That's so you can have some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Pleasing response from reader.

Woofa, I have to tell you that I have been reading your posts all along and they are one of my favorite parts of Fordbarn. I love them. I'm very sorry that it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

This follows the previous story. Number 891. Well it took only a little more than an hour before I received an email which you can read in the next paragraph.. What I do know is when I pull back on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Question asked of me.

My friend Deluxe asks if any aeroplanes were built with contra rotating engines. Yes, some were but before I respond, bear in mind my knowledge is with civil aeroplanes and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Iíd do things differently now.

I was so keen to have a Model A I rushed the chance to buy the first I saw for sale- a paddock basher. I didnít think twice. It came up well, but at a price; some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

What are my pilot kids up to?
One of my kids has had a small amount of work in the last 3 months. One trip to New Zealand and two to Singapore.
The second flys out of Hong Kong and was stood down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Pickup Leg Room Needed

No. Not if you are in Aus.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

for Brentwood Bob. you all may enjoy it and I have posted it sometime ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txiR7oEVGd0

followed by an everyday working kelpie....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Pickup Leg Room Needed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txiR7oEVGd0

that should amuse you Bob. the main star looks like a Kelpie X Blue Healer. I'll check YouTube for a kelpie running across the sheep. cheers, gary
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Pickup Leg Room Needed

I'll weigh him (it) and post a picture for you Brentwood Bob. It's (got squeeky bark) a working dog and not permitted in house or motor cars with exception of the A ute and Toyota ute.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

This is one of 2 personal stories.

Probably my last flying job. And itís a good one. I have not done a great deal of cropdusting in the last 2 years because we are in drought. So retirement is now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Pickup Leg Room Needed

On my ute I pushed the seat rearwards to the bulk head and that allowed me to cut the seat frame back about 3 inches. I then replaced the seat back with ply covered with a thin piece of foam. Still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

This story follows in sequence the previous short story number 883


Just last week I had a 6V car converted to 12V. Our small town auto electric man had all components except an ignition coil so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Small and simple story.

Our small town of 2,000 folk has a new auto electrician, a semi-retired fellow who started business some time ago in a quiet and unannounced way. I took him my GM Holden to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Gus' AA Doodlebug

Default Gus' AA Doodlebug
Hello!

Nate here, Gus is my 16 year old son. etc
If anyone has a suggestion for 20" tires that won't break the bank let us know!

why change the tyres Nate, looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Our Drought has finally broken.

Drought has been enduring but the good news is, especially for farmers, that it has broken. Winter crops, mainly cereal is sown and has emerged. Ground is wet but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Charade in Rust.

The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) is the government department that collects motor vehicle registration fees (as in yet another tax). Whilst I was at their office a farmer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,824
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Initiative and Resourcefulness of a small farming community.

Oaklands NSW. A farming community, population (from the internet) of 238. It’s not greatly different to other farming communities in...
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