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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,872
Posted By updraught
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

>>"... It is likely D'arsonval type"

I think a D'arsonval is too big to fit in the little can.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,872
Posted By updraught
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

Now the Chinese are paying the tarifs, maybe they will fix it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By updraught
Re: Push down ignition switch

That one sold by Macs looks like the USA made Nurex switch.
https://www.nurex.com/pop-out-ignition-switch

The $13 one will work, well, temporarily...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,667
Posted By updraught
Re: not your average coupe

Looks the same here
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By updraught
Re: Rear Main Oil Leak

Options look a bit slim.
https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_a/engine-and-related/engine-compartment/engine-seals-and-o-rings.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,913
Posted By updraught
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

Just in case anyone was wondering about speed cameras in the US and why they haven't taken off. This was reported here about Redflex the camera maker.

"While Australian motorists grumble about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,389
Posted By updraught
Re: LED Headlights

I think it's voltage drop with LED's. Got a light bar on my normal car and it has a slight flicker, but not worth worrying about....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By updraught
Re: Tire irons

>>The tire IS old and kinda tough but still fairly pliable.
Yep, pay whatever is necessary to get it off.

>>Must be I'm losing my strength as I get older geez:eek:
Try the Bear Grylls workout...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake feel . . .

You could put up a sign.
http://goulburn.ulyssesclub.org/Portals/nswgoul/images/Ride%20photos/Lightning%20Ridge/Lightning%20Ridge%20%20(5)-w670-h600.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By updraught
Re: European Classic 475/500-19 $105 ebay

The distribution center is in Germany according to their Web site. Nothing about where they are made.
Boris's hair seems more controlled. He taught English an Latin here at Timber Top on his gap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By updraught
Re: European Classic 475/500-19 $105 ebay

You could try their tubes
http://www.europeanclassictyres.com/tubes/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By updraught
Re: Winfield SU 4X cam

Thanks Jim, had to look up the Novi in the Funk and Wagnalls.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By updraught
Winfield SU 4X cam

Anyone know what the 4X is?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/273940703008?ul_noapp=true
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By updraught
Re: Current BEST TIRES for daily driver?

So what tube are you going to buy?

People have been buying these:
https://www.jegs.com/i/Coker-Tire/257/86431/10002/-1
Cheap enough

This is what Blockley have to say about tubes:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By updraught
Re: Current BEST TIRES for daily driver?

Wrong question. I can't even get a good tube for a wheel barrow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,881
Posted By updraught
Re: Synthetic Oil

It helps to keep the turbo cool.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By updraught
Re: Current BEST TIRES for daily driver?

How much are the tubes that don't explode?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By updraught
Re: changing to 5.50 Bias Ply = changing to 3.54 ratio

Looks like a small engine. Probably dropped off the good bit of the power curve.

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/october-1964/38/ruddspeed-volvo-122
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By updraught
Re: help with Mallory Unilite Distributor

Don't know anything about them. Does it say 12 volts?
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/voltage-issues-with-my-unilite-dist.207811/#post-2222729
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By updraught
Re: Shipping

Rockauto ships cheap Fedex, tax free, in three days.
Ebay shipping can be OK.
International flat rate box, with as much in it as possible.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Trw
Views: 474
Posted By updraught
Trw

Just watching a TV program on the Apollo space program and the woman who was responsible or getting them down seemed to work for TRW.
I thought they only made car parts. Seems not....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By updraught
Re: Picked up some head castings today.

So that's a Miller/Schofield OHV?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,760
Posted By updraught
Re: adapting '35 steering box to '28 A

Not sure about NZ, but I don't think many Ford F100's or Chev 1/2 ton were sold here.
Most people used a ute, and anything bigger was probably an International.
International Harvester originally...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By updraught
Re: Oil filler tube with no baffles

It was more exhausting than baffling.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By updraught
Re: Early 29 vs Late 29 Radiator Design?

http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/1930rileyvalveinhead.htm

It says:
"... water pump, head gasket and every bolt, stud and nut are interchangeable with standard Ford parts. No change in...
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