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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,507
Posted By updraught
Re: Inserts vs. Babbitt?

So.... pressurising the center main is to stop the babbit being whipped out due to the, shall we say.... unsmoothness of the crank (?).

My next question, here it comes.

Does this not happen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By updraught
deja vu

Sound familiar?

>>Munro said in an interview. “They’re just learning all the old mistakes everyone else made years ago.”
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By updraught
Re: Houdaille Shock

"The emphasis on production probably explains why the endemic leaks were never fixed, why steel-on-steel rotor bushings continued to be used, and why shocks were shipped with glycerin after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By updraught
Re: A Model A Thinking out Loud.

" I hope the Government doesn't figure out a way to stop us. Maybe we will be running around the roads of the future 100 years from now."

France has recently changed the speed limit on rural two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By updraught
Re: Buyer Beware

Davey, I think the bank is pulling your leg.

Have a read of this
https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/fair-credit-billing-act-1282.php

They give an example of 11 months of false...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,123
Posted By updraught
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

Do you read the instructions on a beer can?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,123
Posted By updraught
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

https://www.permatex.com/products/gasketing/gasket-sealants/permatex-form-a-gasket-no-2-sealant/

The middle one here looks the same as the one at Supercheap Auto. Should smell like alcohol ...
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,123
Posted By updraught
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

You can get Indian Head on ebay.com.au from Lithuania for about $2.30 postage.

As it is a flamable liquid you might end up in the "midnight express" jail if you try to buy it.
I'm sure someone on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,123
Posted By updraught
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

I've got a diff here that I "rebuilt" when I didn't know what I was doing.

Leaks like a sieve too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By updraught
Re: Mitchell gear spiters,

Transmission needle bearing failure?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By updraught
RHD drive instruction book

How many people have the correct instruction book?
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By updraught
Re: The Rouge turns 100

"... The Rouge River in southwest Detroit was so polluted in 1969 that it actually caught fire .... "

That's been moved to China.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By updraught
Re: Modern post manufacture shock absorbers

No.

Most rough riding is noticed in the front spring. So start there.

Without the shocks the springs should be supple enough to absorb the bumps.

You want the shocks to absorb bounce after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By updraught
Re: Modern post manufacture shock absorbers

If that was a 13 leaf spring and you had it reset, put about 8 ton of super in the back and it should ride OK.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By updraught
Re: Model A head combustion chamber shape

It's on the web

http://www.modelaparts.net/dynosheets.htm/lionmod.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By updraught
Re: BA15d LED Headlights

Until someone posts a photo of the cut off on low beam up against a wall it is all speculation ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By updraught
Re: Model A head combustion chamber shape

Probably made for speedway.

I've got an alloy head with more standard chamber, and no water pump provision, just a hose pipe at the front. Local made.

I still have some parts I was given as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By updraught
If Henry was on Twitter would anyone like him?

https://theworldnews.net/au-news/why-elon-musk-s-brain-is-different-to-yours
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By updraught
Re: where can I buy 6v 21/3 c.p. bulbs?

Ten of them $27.50 each.

$1.30 per candle power.

Each headlight would be as bright as a 21st birthday cake?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By updraught
Re: Curious of your preference

On rough roads with sprung seats (especially RHD) the driver bounces goes up and off the pedal, and comes down onto the pedal, making rough roads much worse. Some say kangaroo juice.:rolleyes:

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By updraught
Re: 30-31 Frame Horns

If you have some sort of body where the frame is visible then there is nothing like original bits.
Most are probably bent tho....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,375
Posted By updraught
Re: Interesting old car remnants

What does the badge on the radiator shell say?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By updraught
Re: MAFCA TecTip - Lub Steering Gear

Penrite steering box grease has only been produced in relatively recent years that I'm aware.

That tip may be from the days when you did what you had to do to get by.

Also, cornhead is 00?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By updraught
Re: What's the deal with these brake shoes?

"Is soft good?"

Do you want to stop?

I use soft brake linings/caliper pads and soft tyres on everything I own and drive.
I like to stop regardless of how often these things have to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By updraught
Re: 2 tooth sterering box

I'd be interested to see a photo of the box. My 29 version seems to have 32 inards with the 32 pitman arm with the replacable ball.

I think the Australian service bulletins use LHD diagrams....
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