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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Piston size

It could also be 040, which would indicate .040" oversize. Plenty of engines I've pulled apart have had piston sizes stamped in the top. STD, 020, 040, 060 etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Steering arm ball replacement

I cut a 1/2 UNF thread on the ball shaft, with the die opened a bit so the thread is a few thou oversize, and then tap a 1/2 UNF thread in the arm. I then screw the two together with some 263 Loctite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,510
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Serpentine belts

Phil was one of Australia's greatest engineers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Champion W-20 plug

I use W-20's and have never had a problem with them. The engine in my Tudor was getting on a bit, and would get a bit fumy when hauling up a long climb, but the plugs never fouled.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,192
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Australia Fires

Some of the fires are in the same region where I live, East Gippsland. Luckily for me, the most we got was a lot of smoke, which is still lingering. Unfortunately, bushfires are a part of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Tudor pronunciation

I pronounce Tudor as 'chewdor', as opposed to too-door. To me a coupe or a ute is also a too-door, but the 'chewdor' is a distinct style of too-door.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Melbourne Cup

AFL is my favourite sport, but a holiday for a parade a day before the GF, crazy. At least, IMHO, paint drying is more exciting than un-canned dog food running in circles, in no way should there be a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Melbourne Cup

And the crazy thing for us Victorians, it was a public holiday. Which is just as crazy as our public holiday for a football grand final parade. not even the grand final itself.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Canadian cylinder head difference?

Wow, that number is only 60 away from my dads A, down here in Australia.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,131
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Rewiring . . . What would you do different?

I do my own wiring harnesses. As I don't enter judging, I don't need the correct cloth covered wiring. I buy auto wiring, I add fuses, and because mine is a RHD, I use relays to reduce the current...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By dave in australia
Re: RHD manifold removal

Just this weekend, I fitted my exhaust-inlet manifold to my Tudor, body on and steering column in. If you start with the front tilted up and out, you can get the assembly past, as the rear stud lines...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,501
Posted By dave in australia
Re: I went and done it now.

Is there such a thing as buyers remorse when it comes to Model A's? Sellers remorse definitely, but never buyers remorse.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,223
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Mikes model A ford parts

They will probably ship in two lots if you're willing to pay two shipment costs. If you were only charged for one shipping, then they will wait for the full order before sending.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,908
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Model A Ford Fender Debate

The only in black is true for US cars, but down here in Australia, Model A's came with different coloured mudguards and wheels. One combination was tan body with brown mudguards and wheels, other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Returning original engine

It's an original Australian bodied tourer, yes we call phaetons tourers as well, with all its wood framed finest. The wood content was what body manufacturing technology was at the time and also to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By dave in australia
Returning original engine

In the mid 1960's, dad's second A had a timing gear failure. As he had a few spare engines in good condition, he just swapped one for the other. He restored this car in the 1970's, but never returned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,945
Posted By dave in australia
Re: How Many Model A Owners also Own a T?

No T's, but I want a brass radiator era T. I have a number of A's, as well as a 29 DeSoto and a 29 D60 Durant.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,626
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Turn Signals . . . Your Thoughts

Especially Australian drivers, we would have to be close to being the worst and angriest.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,483
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Swapping engines, any tips?

Bolt the flywheel housing to the block, including the gasket and leave the upper 2 bolts out. Use feeler gauges to measure the gap between the housing and block at the bolt holes, and then fit the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,483
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Swapping engines, any tips?

You can crack the flywheel housing. The shims are the same thickness as the gasket, about .020" thick. When I did my flywheel housing, I did all the bolts up except the top two, measured the gap with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By dave in australia
Fordor ute conversion

Something different I saw at a swap meet on Sunday. An early 28 fordor cowl and tank with what looks like a series 1 land rover roof, turning it into a farm ute. Phaetons were a common body converted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By dave in australia
Re: The Joys of vintage registration

I'm glad I live in Victoria where VicRoads actually know that most vintage cars don't have a chassis number and accept that. Even my insurance accepts that there is no chassis number. It also helps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Not model A related (entirely) Kindig-it-Design

It's one of the few car shows I watch. The skills of the employees are incredible, and the cars they put out are second to none in the modified world. I also like the fact that there is no bitchiness...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,347
Posted By dave in australia
Re: radiator failure

Sounds like an episode of bush mechanics.:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Restoring the EARLY 7-tooth steering column...

I machined the end of the housing with a small radius mill tip, then placed a small diameter cross section o ring in the groove, and use a thin washer between the chassis and the housing to hold the...
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