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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:46 AM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Second incidence of Pilot induced Fuel Starvation.

It is the strangest aeroplane Iíve ever seen. An Airtruk. A strange configuration. Engine with pilot immediately behind and hopper filled behind...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:24 AM
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Views: 540
Posted By woofa.express
Re: radiator filters

Yes I liked that idea too. gary
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By woofa.express
Re: radiator filters

thankyou all for your input. I used the Gano type and in the first run of about 900 miles I pulled a good tablespoon from the filter. This was otherwise going to lodge in my new radiators. I liked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,528
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

A Pilot Induced Engine Out. (The first of Two.)

There is a very strange tree that grows in the Kimberly region of West Australia and also in Africa. It is the Boab or Boabab tree. One is very well...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:59 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,528
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

I would be pleased to hear them Bill. Start typing. Please
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Like picking at a scab: let's discuss 'oil'

Your Choice.
The choice of oil is most important. It will determine your comfort level and sleep at night. Those are the most important factors.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,443
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Why would you waste your money on that Model A

you wrote and I quote, below,
i can't spell my way out of a paper bag!

Can't spell? Who cares? Do read my story number 297.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,528
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

yes, antique cars just deteriorating away. It's not uncommon. I know a farmer with 5 vehicles that have now deteriorated beyond economical rebuild. He won't sell. I know of a single cylinder Lance...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,528
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Educating Gary.

I grew up in New Zealand and thus was schooled there. It was adventure and seeking a flying job that bought me to Australia. I was 19.
An intermediate national school exam in New...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,528
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

The Bellbrook Hotel

In 73 and 74 I was flying a Fletcher at Guyra in the New England high country. It was powered by a 400hp normally aspirated engine but lost power with increasing altitude....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,528
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Exhilarating and Embarrassing.

You know what teenage kids are like, especially girls. Always embarrassed about their parents. Yes?
We have a daughter named Sarah. But when she was born my wife...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,755
Posted By woofa.express
Re: running hot

Well I fixed the problem. Bought new radiators for each car. One pressurised and one normal. The temp cannot be read on the pressurised ( I don't have a dedicated gauge) but on the normal one with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,443
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Why would you waste your money on that Model A

No, you should move. Move to a neighbourhood with some class.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,443
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Why would you waste your money on that Model A

In addition to 3 Model A's I have a 1950 FX Holden, a G.M. product. It has just turned over 24K miles. In great condition. It is popular because it is a locally designed car and the brand has only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,443
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Why would you waste your money on that Model A

Those vehicles that are mentioned are great. Great if you enjoy complex design and engineering. Great if you enjoy chasing all around the world for spare parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,528
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

My Brush with Drug Induced Stupid People.

I was speaking with an elderly- live alone woman in Brisbane recently when a scantily dressed male about late 30’s walked through her yard and speaking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,528
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Gerard takes some interesting shots with Pom’s camera.

I took a job in Sudan in 1977 when we had what seemed to be a never ending drought. There were 11 of us made up of several nationalities....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,317
Posted By woofa.express
Re: question. simple starter motor conversion to 12v

The starter I spoke about is what is illustrated by CarlG number 54 below.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,317
Posted By woofa.express
Re: question. simple starter motor conversion to 12v

I took the starter to an old an versatile fellow who is jack of all trades and master of most. he was uncertain and endeavoured to seek help. however he came back without success, perhaps in fear of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,528
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

A Great Meet.

The 25th biannual meeting of the National Model A association at Murray Bridge S.A.. The shire major spoke at the registration dinner and promoted his shire and itís industries well....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,317
Posted By woofa.express
Re: question. simple starter motor conversion to 12v

Thankyou all for your help. I value it.


I have a new field coil coming but regret not buying a whole new starter motor. But it's done now. thanks again, gary
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,528
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

One last story before our National Meet starting on Tuesday.
Happy little kids, Happy big kids.

I have 2 A’s plus a 1950 GM Holden in our yard, being prepared for the biannual meet. We depart...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,528
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

I'm off to our Biannual meet on Sunday our time.


Our national biannual Model A meet starts in 4 days at the South Australian town of Murray Bridge. We can make it in one day okay but have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,317
Posted By woofa.express
Re: question. simple starter motor conversion to 12v

I wished I'd purchased that new starter. I did purchase a new field coil and airfreight it hopefully in time for our national meet. the coil cost, in AUD 70 and the freight AUD 99. To airfreight the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,528
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

# 4 Incident north of Deniliquin NSW. Late 1980ís.

I had owned a radial Airtractor powered by a Pratt and Whitney R1340. R meaning radial, (9cylinder) and the numbers meaning cubic inch capacity....
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