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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:27 PM
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Re: tell a Model A related story

Becoming trapped.

When I was younger my job was aerial mustering wild cattle in the Kimberly of WA as well as the NT. Traditionary mustering had been done by mustering teams on horseback of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 02:22 PM
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Re: tell a Model A related story

Unfortunate and Foolish to drive too fast.

To clean the rust from the block and radiator I filled the cooling system with straight vinegar. The engine boiled and overflowed making quite a mess....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 03:40 AM
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Re: tell a Model A related story

Hi 40 Deluxe.
No apology required. I did not take the slightest offence. The point you made was simply a fact. Rest easy. Just keep writing. cheers, gary
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 12:18 AM
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Re: tell a Model A related story

Do read story number 1142 below before reading this responce



The location in a turbine where the fuel is ignited is also called the hot section here as well. Also cylinders frequently get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 04:15 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Hello Allan otherwise known as 40 Deluxe.
Yes, control of insects, weeds, fungus and rodents are now protected by pesticides. These products allow the crop, whether food or fibre to produce to their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2021, 03:01 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Hello Jim.
I don’t mind if people correct me, and I do understand it wasn’t an endeavour you intended. I always welcome your inputs and enjoy reading your contributions.
But after saying that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 09:02 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Here is a radial engine cam. I see they call the shaft that drives it a camshaft. Not to confuse the question the cam is a ring and the shaft rotates this ring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 08:52 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

I've always called it a cam shaft without thinking. You are quite correct Jim and I have no problems with being corrected.
And an even number of lobes. I've never counted them but yes but I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 01:26 AM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

I just longed for a bicycle.

Every kid at school had a bicycle, or so it seemed. The school bike racks were always full and I looked over them with some envy. I had a horse, but no saddle- I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 07:43 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Were you lucky enough to inherit his A?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 03:59 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

It's for our Pleasure

For some of us work is a pleasure and what we do in our leisure is also be for our pleasure. Rewarding when we may have developed something or repaired something or given...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 12:41 PM
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Views: 750
Posted By woofa.express
Re: 6 volt Spartan horn on 12 volt system

Thanks Tom. I'm going to give that a go. gary
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2021, 08:55 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

A national hero. Aged 9. Year 1932.
This story has only a few fleeting words of a Model A but is written for both the A forum readers and others who also receive my stories.
Lennie was a national...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 05:31 PM
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Views: 793
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Champion 3x electrode

Some more worthless information for you.
It doesn’t seem so long ago, but probably 30 years, when aviation fuel (avgas) had a lead component. At a 100hly service it was necessary to remove lead in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 04:22 PM
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Views: 166,867
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

The radial engine.

I’m within my comfort zone here with this one but it is 25 years since I flew one. The two I flew most were the Pratt and Whitney Wasp 1340 cubic inch which delivers 600hp and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 04:06 PM
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Views: 166,867
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Hello to my good friend Jim Brierley.
I always enjoy hearing from you and reading your contributions. Thankyou. Likewise your book “Four Bangers”.
When I was a child and indeed my youth my parents...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Champion 3x electrode

This is perhaps some worthless information for you Al.
I remember the negative electrodes on early aviation sparkplugs. Like one in the picture below but two opposing platinum wires. The second...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 05:00 PM
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Views: 166,867
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

today trivia, tomorrow radial engines.

Trivia.
Yesterday, 23rd Sept. at the time of writing, was equinox. It’s welcome here because few days have a top temp of less than 20C (68F, I live in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 11:46 PM
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Views: 166,867
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

I asked my son (Moo) to write on the big jet engines. He did and that was story number 1123. However he tells me that was a flight plan months ago before the world became covid crazy. The last flight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 03:09 AM
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Views: 360
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Moving coupe seat back

On my 28 ute I removed the sprung cushion back and replaced it with a 2inch piece of foam rubber (covered) and then pushed the seat base to the rear as far as it would go. Then cut the wood seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,260
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Pressurized Radiator

I have fitted a pressurised radiator and a bearing non leaking water pump. I am unhappy with the radiator which has not offered any advantage above non pressurised system because it still over heats....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 10:35 PM
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Views: 529
Posted By woofa.express
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 04:33 PM
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Views: 529
Posted By woofa.express
Re: In search of old footage Ford assembly line footage and history

Thankyou Incogneto. I didn't find the exact same program I had in mind but I did find so many I'd never conclude them in a normal life time let alone my remaining lifetime.
Thankyou for your help....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 01:56 PM
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Views: 529
Posted By woofa.express
In search of old footage Ford assembly line footage and history

Looking for footage of Model A assembly line and other early Ford history.
I see many YouTube sites of the old Rouge plant but not the one I’m looking for.
As I remember it showed Henry’s early...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 04:08 AM
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Views: 166,867
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

I have no experience on big jet engines but I had always thought that fuel was measured by weight. Moo, in previous story spoke of fuel by volume. I asked him if this was the practise of his airline...
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