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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: The Fordor you have when you're not having a Fordor.

A Deluxe Delivery with added side windows. It may well have been done as a hearse as the first poster said [ the factory hearse was based on the AA Deluxe Panel ] but whatever, it is very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Wehrmacht modifications

Interesting post. They could be captured Russian Gaz AA on the unsuccessful Nazi quest to Moscow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Model B crank in Model A

My Father did this in the mid '70's, the idea was to get the benefit of a counterbalanced crank. The other thing to do was bolt on the weights to a Model A crank for smoother operation at high revs. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Roll down back windows in coupes

Only available from mid 1931 on the Deluxe Coupe & could be ordered on the std. Coupe at cost. You could argue that the Sport Coupe also had a drop rear window, but somewhat different. Cheers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: USA Victor AF small bore gasket .

John, here in New Zealand in '60's & '70's [maybe earlier] std. A head gaskets were marked CG 'Made in England' & one I have has a Ford script.
These were the normal 'big bore' which surely had a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: I need help to overhaul 7-tooth steering

Werner, you probably do not have it, but I would recommend Les Pearsons book 'The Complete Model A Ford Restoration Manual which you should be able to get from the US A parts vendors. It has a very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: '36 Cabriolet with an "18-F" prefix

The first V8 60 was developed in Detroit in '34, released 1935 & sent to Britain & Europe to deal with h.p. taxes there but they were underpowered for the Nth American based vehicles. Ford Britain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Need to move front spring across

Loosen off the spring mount U clamp & bottom plate which also holds the crank handle mount. You just need to swivel the crank mount out & see if spring bolt is seated in crossmember hole. Sounds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Was there a Model A "Kampar" ?

The Model A Travellers Wagon was available ex factory [not a custom job] in 1931, during Fords bid to attract flagging sales, especially with commercial type sales. It was a variation of the Special...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Australian 1934 Ford Coupe Ute plus Video

I agree !! This model would be my ultimate early V8. Has the style & elegance of the '33 '34 Ford front end with the unique but supremely practical utility tray. They look too good to be used as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: RHD manifold removal

Yes John, I also do this, just pull the manifold back & scrape crap away, insert new gasket. But have also taken it completely off & certainly did not loosen column, it is a bit tight but it should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: RHD manifold removal

For the record, I have never encountered this problem& always could get the manifold off with a slight twist, never had to loosen column. You do have to push the little spark arm up & maybe loosen...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Australian 1934 Ford Coupe Ute plus Video

Are there actually any/many 'restored' [original specs] '34 Cpe Utes or roadster Utes ['33-'34] in Australia?
All I have seen pics are hot rods like this one except for one in a museum, maybe Sth...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Stock cars 1960

Same here in NZ. Ford V8's were preferred as they kept going.
Notice that British '32 Tudor B4 in the wrecking yard at the beginning!
Cheers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: starting my A tool collection

There is so much correct info on the Model A tools, just look it up. Millions of A's built so tool items are not rare in US ; imagine how difficult it is if you live in the rest of the world. Your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Strange Ford Wrench

British Ford, commercial spark plug wrench, 1930's, Ford part #17017 ; variation. ?
See comments Model A Forum - 'Strange Ford Wrench'.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: strange ford wrench

I have just looked through my Ford tool collection & found this tool [but not quite!]
Mine has the punched hex below the spark plug wrench end & the head nut hex at opposite end. # 17017 is Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Ford !

If at all possible, Ford always insisted that all worldwide plants had water access for to both receive & ship goods out. This would be for big assembly plants like Istanbul , Geelong, Brisbane,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: strange ford wrench

OK, that looks to be the Model TT [heavy T commercial chassis] spark & head nut wrench but modified. Originally, it may/should have a hex opening centre of the spark plug end which may have been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Japanese Fords

When Japan modernised in mid 19th century, they looked to Britain for ideas as they were the most modern Western industrialised nation then. Hence the driving on left side of road [RHD] & the first...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Ford !

Is this taken at Istanbul, Turkey?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: The 1930 Deluxe Tudor Sedan...

I believe they are the hanging hand assist straps at door/body pillar.
Regarding front seats, the adjusting seat is described as "the new quick adjustment mechanism, easily regulated even when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 1928 Businessman's Coupe

Oval windows on the rear quarter sides came in early '29, c. March/April. Up until then, from Business Coupe intro [ April/May 1928], no side window & rectangle rear window. Maybe someone got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: The 1930 Deluxe Tudor Sedan...

One of the harder items to add to a std. Tudor would be the sliding adjustable drivers seat of the true Deluxe Tudor. The other item which is not an easy add on is the centre dome lamp . Other items...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Strange Fordor at New England Meet

No one has raised it but could it have just had the ubiquitous 'stone guard'over the shell?. But none of the Fordors mentioned had roof fabric to the drip gutter except the '28 '29 Briggs Fabric...
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