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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
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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....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 890
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: So when would my car actually have been made?

Do you think Ford threw all the '30 inventory away & only used latest production items on 1/1/31? That was not how the model changes occurred in that era. The s/s '30 shells would have been used up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Cowl Lites

Just about all countries in the world had laws that required cars to have lighting when parked. Often in those days, streets were not illuminated well like today. Probably to avoid other moving...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Briggs Body Number

If there is an owners group, see if they have a register of body numbers. Yours is number 4028 of whatever is lowest & highest made for about 6 months in '31.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 1931 - 170B Fordor DeLuxe Sedan

Steve, the figure of 378 total production for 1931 of the Deluxe 170B is the same as I have on my figures on Canadian production. They are not listed on the Ford Canada Overseas Shipments records, so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 1931 Tool kit screwdriver

Handles not heavily ribbed, but subtle.
You have it easy to find & identify. Try finding a Canadian one which were a bit different!
The 'driver was eliminated from the Canadian toolkit in late '30.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

Yeah, it is a curse! [ million dollar memory] but handy at times. I read in a follow up article that the man striping the Tudor was actually from a 1936 photo & imposed into the scene.
They would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,890
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

There already has been & have appeared on this site. The colours from the original brochures have been reproduced in Australia for a few years. They were available on 'Sports' [Deluxe] cars which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

Is it from the Restorer 1975, Sept./Oct.?
I also recall that photo, but all is not quite what it seems. It does show two pin stripe men, but the main one appears to be imposed into the photo [ look...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,890
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

Bob has a good point, many traditionalists have given opinions & they believe it devalues a car with non original paint schemes, which I think is somewhat debateable. I am a purist but would not be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

As Duke36 quotes from the DeAngelis book, lower body colour first, then accent upper colour. These guys were professionals & would have been very quick.
Pin stripping was done after body paint was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Whitewall tires

The earliest era photo I have of w/w's [looks double sided] is summer 1931 & shows a 1930 68B parked outside Long Beach Ford Plant on a public open day. All other cars of various makes parked nearby...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,485
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

True, & unlike the B, the V8 was unknown territory in 1932 & Ford struggled to get it out ; he held back the Model B until it was ready, but unproven. The first buyers of the V8 were really road...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,485
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

From the original question , I agree with cwpasadena, the '32 Ford was a major advance from the Model A. I know someone with about 6 '32's, but have only been in his B4 roadster. Superior chassis,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Help to identify landau irons please

Are they one piece or folding?? Australia only received the Sport Coupe, not the Cabriolet in Model A era, so they are either A or another make entirely. There is a possibility they were an Aust....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Coupe versus Tudor survival rates

Hi. Yeah, I agree! Reason I am happy to own a Tudor & dream of a Sport Coupe because of the expense & complexity of the top!
BTW, I had my Tudor top renewed over 45 years ago & it still looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Coupe versus Tudor survival rates

Would not someone just fix a leaky roof with some bitumen solution? My Tudor had this over the leaky original roof when I got it. Any Model A body will leak after many years but I would think Tudors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Edgewater NJ Model "A" Assenbly Line

Headlamps were aligned & focused at end of the line, hence the downward tilt beforehand.
Looks like the std. cars got the all s/s 'shell & Deluxes the new 3 piece at this time.
Great video. Those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,451
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

You can probably get a good approximation of US numbers, but internationally, a survival rate in South America [ Ford US biggest export market] plus good survival rates in Sth Africa, Australia &...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,966
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Model A with T mods or Model T with A mods ??

Patrickt, The steering gear [RHD non adjust], handbrake, rear bumpers,radiator etc all appear '28 '29, hence my opinion not '30 '31.
Well, if not many Model T's or A's there, you now have both in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,966
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Model A with T mods or Model T with A mods ??

This is intriguing. Based on '28 '29 Patrickt, not '30'31.
Looks to have local made bits on it. No problem to your local fabricators, as they have been making up Jeepney'/Jeep replicas for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,966
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Model A with T mods or Model T with A mods ??

An overall view of the car would maybe more revealing. I can not see anything Model T ; the firewall appears to be '28 '29 A plus floor risers in the front footwell.. It could be local made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: 28 French Model A Ford Badge

The Dealer '32 book shows French made headlamps & horn. These are also shown in "The 1932 Ford Book.
Great find.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Tudor pronunciation

It was a fancy way to for Ford to write 'two door'& 'four door'. I have read 'Tudor' was first used by Ford Canada [1922?].
A confusion arises in English speaking countries with a British...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Tudortomnz
Re: Here's an interesting one. English Model 14. Its not Mine.

Beautiful car. 1934 Model 14 with the small bore B.
A few came new to NZ, but I have never seen one.
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