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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By updraught
Re: Microlon engine treatment

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/threads/the-trouble-with-oil-additives.19470/

The problem I've found with sliippery stuff like PTFE is getting it to stick to anything...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By updraught
Re: Leakless water pump weep hole

It must be one of these with sealed bearings
https://www.macsautoparts.com/1928-29-ford-model-a-water-pump-maintenance-free-with-brass-packing-nut-gasket-and-fan-hardware-28-845453-1.html
Must...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By updraught
Diesel Conversion

https://www.dieselworldmag.com/features/diesel-powered-1929-ford-model-a-pickup/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By updraught
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By updraught
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

Toyota only really got their quality control sorted in the 60's. Toyota 4wd's became a thing here in the mid 60's and replaced the Land Rovers which required maintenance every weekend. Toyota sent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By updraught
Re: received my deluxe flathead ted brake kit today concerned

This is what I got. Basic kit on the left and deluxe bits on the right.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EjRe411l3M

Fitting deluxe bits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcJ5LUbmro0
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By updraught
Re: Lite rust inside block

https://www.amazon.ca/Thermocure-Coolant-Remover-Removes-Cooling/dp/B00R74I5UY
Free delivery.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,330
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake kit

The laws are different in NZ.

"Visitors to New Zealand are often surprised to learn that, on arrival, they are automatically covered by the same universal personal injury insurance scheme and, in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,330
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake kit

>>hell he ain't even American

Ford knocked off most of the early auto technology from France and Germany.

I guess America was classed as a developing country back then, like China now ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,330
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake kit

The videos for the basic Flathead kit is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EjRe411l3M
The video for the deluxe kit is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcJ5LUbmro0
That's assuming everything else...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake shoes

Whatever you buy make sure the linings fit your drums.
In some ways it is simpler to buy new drums fitted to hubs and machined, and new shoes and lining made to fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By updraught
Re: 28_29 Model A folding stanchions

The last repro ones were terminated in the early eighties. I think I got the last ones.
Sorry about that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,018
Posted By updraught
Re: Old sayings

https://stockhead.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2020.gif


If you've got nothing to aim for, you always hit your target.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,783
Posted By updraught
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

1930's/40's or so Chev books are the best at explaining how things work.

The videos from back then on Youtube are tops too.
Heck, who would have thought a kid could restore a Model A with a Chev...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,467
Posted By updraught
Re: What year F1 steering box for model A?

There's a book on it.
https://www.verntardel.com/store/p294/Ford_Steering_-_Service%2C_Repair_%26_Modification_-_Book_%231_.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,633
Posted By updraught
Re: Gas Tank Restoration

Redcoat, often used by radiator shops is supposed to be removable by acetone.
The others, you pay your money and take your chances...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,633
Posted By updraught
Re: Gas Tank Restoration

The problem is getting the sealer out. Because of the baffles, unless you cut it open, you'll never be sure you've got it all out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By updraught
Re: Gleaner engine pictures??

A bit clearer photos here
https://www.thecombineforum.com/media/1938-gleaner.76/
Most likely the exhaust just goes up into the air so sparks don't start a fire.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 122,049
Posted By updraught
Re: tell a Model A related story

This is a nicely put together article by a US diplomat stationed in Australia.

It gives a list of plants and seeds picked up by the first fleet....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 122,049
Posted By updraught
Re: tell a Model A related story

Prickly Pear came out with the first fleet.

Came across this today, thought it may be of interest:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,321
Posted By updraught
Re: Supply chain woes

What do you do with them?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,377
Posted By updraught
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

It's an off road vehicle.

You are trying to drive in the fast lane.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By updraught
Re: Does 1929 Open Ford Roadster Windshield Latch?

I think the rubber at the bottom is supposed to help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By updraught
Re: "Ace Mechanic" name

I remember in my youth hitch hiking across country UK on a perfect spring day to Biggleswade (great name that). On the way to the Shuttleworth collection.
At the time, on those country lanes, there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By updraught
Re: Assembly line photo

A stamping machine
https://www.facebook.com/imbuedwithhues/photos/a.204047289763366/1087777924723627

When I was a kid there was a story about a man who worked at the Geelong factory stamping...
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