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Old 09-30-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Just thinking aloud but the longer I own & work my 30' Tudor (about 7 yrs. now) and the more I read posts about problems & cures to them the more I am amazed at the thinking, engineering & precision manufacturing that produced these cars over 80 years ago, long before computers & the access to modern machine shops that we have today. I can't help but to marvel at the daunting task of not only building the car but probably needing to design & build the machines to make the parts to then build the car! I know this post might seem "child like" for someone in their late 60's but after following the progress on the "New Model A engine" updates from Terry, I am amazed at the ability they had "back in the day" to cast engine blocks & parts & then precision machine them on a massive scale, all from a process of mostly trial & error. Quite an accomplishment!
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Joe, if you want to see how it was done then, look at the 8 part series on u-tube. This is a link to #3 in the series and you can access the rest from there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_2PA...eature=related
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I've always wondered about the machines that made the machines, Look at a steam locomotive from the Civil War era, or mass produced firearms, large or small it took great minds to design and build things. Bob
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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James, thanx for the link, watched all 8, What a treat!
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Great videos, saving them for a rainy day.

This is off topic, but this story is how GM built the new Caddy ATS, from Bauxite Dirt to finished car. Yep, American's still build things -- Great things.

http://www.esquire.com/print-this/ca...-1012?page=all
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Joe, if you want to see how it was done then, look at the 8 part series on u-tube. This is a link to #3 in the series and you can access the rest from there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_2PA...eature=related
THANK YOU!
I had no idea those videos existed...
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