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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By updraught
Re: Head gaskets

The secret from Secrets on GraphTite gaskets.
https://www.secretsofspeed.com/gaskets.htm

Also, they have a new head.
https://www.secretsofspeed.com/rocket-428-images.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By updraught
Nice photos

https://www.facebook.com/imbuedwithhues/photos/a.204047289763366/1574135516087863

https://www.facebook.com/imbuedwithhues/photos/a.204047289763366/1559784397522975
"Imbued with Hues...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By updraught
Re: History Of The Fender-Well Spare Mounting

Probably more interesting:

"The side-mount spare wasn’t a new idea. Companies like Locomobile had been offering them since the early 1900s, but back then side-mount spares precluded using one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By updraught
Re: windshield folds too far

The posts should lock out, this is an earlier type.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 876
Posted By updraught
Re: Lightened Flywheel

When you try to accelerate the flywheel will suck the energy created by the cam and release it when you decelerate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By updraught
Re: History Of The Fender-Well Spare Mounting

"The early days of motor travel took place on primitive roads that were littered with stray horseshoe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoe) nails. Punctures (flat tires) were all too common, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By updraught
Re: Best in class head

What does the other side look like then?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By updraught
Re: Model A horn.

You've been watching too many of those American WW2 war films:

"The diving alarm is sounded twice to signal a dive and three times for emergency surfacing, and is accompanied by either the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By updraught
Re: Model A horn.

Maybe for 12 volt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By updraught
Re: Help with a Mallory 11A

Not sure what a "Model S" is. Some photos of one for sale previously.
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/lot-of-3-model-a-b-ford-mallory-distributors.1096539/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,568
Posted By updraught
Re: My first iron OHV casting!

Currency conversion is getting better. It'll be cheap when it gets to 2011 rates again.

$US is dropping:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By updraught
Re: More head casting progress...

OK. Thanks.
There was a Riley 2 port sold here in Oz in the 70's and early 80's called the Jenkins.
It was just a bare head and I don't think many were ever completed. You had to try to adapt some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By updraught
Re: More head casting progress...

What's the story on the OHV?
Is it complete, or DIY valve gear?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By updraught
Re: Thermo Quail

It's also because of the quality pot metal. The birds gets loose and the thermometer breaks.
You then buy another thermometer. Before you can fix it, the bird falls off.

You then spend the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By updraught
Re: Fossils and 1930 Ford ute.

I take it the AAA one was a US type. Probably more sophisticated than ours.
We never got the steel pickup bed here, so the one pictured is a factory Oz pickup. Lots of wood, simple panels,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By updraught
Fossils and 1930 Ford ute.

From the Australian Museum web site:
https://australian.museum/blog/museullaneous/1930s-the-one-that-got-away/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By updraught
Restoration in India

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-war/181243-restoration-1930-ford-model-phaeton.html


RHD :):cool::)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By updraught
Re: We've lost another one

Not sure what it's like on your side of the planet, but jobs are going to be very hard to come by for the next several years here. If you have a good business, stick to it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By updraught
Re: Who Needs Original 1930 Break shoes

Please edit and remove your personal information and send a PM (message) to the original poster. There is far too much identity theft going on. You don't want that ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,400
Posted By updraught
Re: TV Tool: Speed Out-WORKS!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjdpz05u2DY
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,284
Posted By updraught
Re: Devastating Blow

In the US you drive on the wrong side of the road not the right.

The crumple zones on the A look good. The swing out windscreen enhances safety and the four wheel brakes obviously save lives as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By updraught
Re: Who sells the best repro radiator shell?

You haven't delt with Speedway I see ...

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1695395

The cheap look would be the single micro coat of nickel. If it fits OK you could have it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,148
Posted By updraught
Re: Speedometer error

Some states here have a speed check on the motorways. It would be a radar thing. You need to keep a constant speed as you go thru for the radar and gps. My gps speedo is dead accurate. They measure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,741
Posted By updraught
Re: Speaking of Auto Part Stores I'll share my experience.

If you're running a swimming pool store in Alaska you'll need all the local support you can get.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By updraught
Re: King Pin Retaining Bolts

Queens English

https://i2.wp.com/bikebooboos.com/files/2012/09/Cotter-pin-crank.png
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