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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By updraught
Re: 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Ute

We should build a wall so we can't hear these things.

Didn't hear mention of Russell Crowe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By updraught
Re: 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Ute

The blue one isn't a "coupe utility". Pretty obvious.

And we invented "Mary Poppins" too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By updraught
Re: 29 Model A Project-Speedster?

Doesn't look all that difficult to replicate Fangio's 1929 Ford.
http://www.museofangio.com/es/autos/7-ford-a-1929-de-bianculli/...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By updraught
Re: Front brake floater, Roadster

You may want to hold that order until you understand about the machining involved.

As you need rear hubs, the hubs have to be swedged to the drums (wheel studs hammered in) and the drums then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By updraught
Re: LED tail light coverup

Some of those bike tail lights are very directional. That is they are almost like a laser beam.
Aimed at the following driver they are quite annoying even when not flashing.

The ones we use, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By updraught
LED tail light coverup

From Speedway. Haven't tried it.

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/the-toolbox/led-tail-light-protip/29035
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By updraught
Re: Front and Rear Spring Restoration

It says here that UFO's are attracted to power lines.

https://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=326877

Grease is so yesterday anyway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By updraught
Re: Roadster Door Knob

Thanks.

Snyders has a bit more under closed car

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/inside-door-knob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By updraught
Re: Roadster Door Knob

I've only seen round brass ones in the wild.

What does the larest JS say for Canadian ones?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By updraught
Re: Kwik Poly

So, what do I use to hold my teeth in now?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By updraught
Re: Roadster Door Knob

They are Vintique. Buy them on eBay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By updraught
Re: Meaning of btt on Swap Meet

Before I Take it to the Trash
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By updraught
Constructing an engine 1930's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieF3d_YBUh4

Notice the cork clutch in the end assembly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,045
Posted By updraught
Re: Modern post manufacture shock absorbers

https://www.oks-germany.com/en/products/oks-521-mos-bonded-coating-air-hardening-spray/

This seems to be an air hardening molly spray. Anything the dust doesn't stick to would be good here, as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By updraught
Re: brake linings

Soft lining work well on anything for everyday use from what I've found.

As far as I know hard linings are only good for racing where the temperatures can be kept up. Soft linings for me on drum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By updraught
Re: Common Wealth Engines

See post 22

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47195&highlight=engine+colour&showall=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,432
Posted By updraught
Re: Seat belts - to be or not to be?

Please post photos of bodies that have separated rom frames.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,432
Posted By updraught
Re: Seat belts - to be or not to be?

Probably after the airbags

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSMrMK1c0f8KHG2E5uSOddOrM4jnUMVCam_Sow0LuK1VU8uWCqo
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By updraught
Re: Common Wealth Engines

When I was young and purchased a copy of the JS it said to use green.

This was most perplexing as I had never seen green on an engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,045
Posted By updraught
Re: Modern post manufacture shock absorbers

If you measure the compressed and extended length of those front shocks someone might be able to find one of the VW shocks to fit. The Model T guys seem to use those.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,432
Posted By updraught
Re: Seat belts - to be or not to be?

How to make a bulls eye in laminated glass.
http://www.vol1brooklyn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Boston_auto_wrecks_1930s_13.jpg

Usual hoons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGh_j388ua8
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By updraught
Re: OD power loss

Might be worth checking the overdrive for stiffness first, and oil.

Take the plugs out of the engine, put one back wheel up on an axle stand, 3rd gear, no overdrive and see how easy it turns over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By updraught
Re: unknown transmission. model A?

Might be out of something like this. Big block 8 or 10 hp.

https://www.justcars.com.au/cars-for-sale/1949-ford-prefect-ute/JCW5022907
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake floaters

Here's a diagram.

http://constructionmanuals.tpub.com/14273/img/14273_257_1.jpg

http://constructionmanuals.tpub.com/14273/css/Brake-Shoe-Energization-256.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By updraught
Re: New Car Sales Brochure

It says early to me because of the "new coupe", which generally wasn't sold here.


However, I gather, that a handfull of cars were fully imported in the very early days including 1 or 2 coupes....
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