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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

My Radial Engine Experience.

Radial engines are mostly 9 cylinder (radials must be an odd number or multiples of odd numbers e.g. twin row). The cylinders are steel and the heads are aluminium...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

for those of you who opened my last story and found none; please pardon me.


Some Additional Thoughts I have on Sudan.

Khartoum airport had a junk pile of aeroplanes. Some old and outdated and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

removed for further editing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By woofa.express
Re: thoughts of(for) Medford, OR

Yes Aarongriffey. People should be banned from political office unless they have done a min of 20 years in a worth while product or wealth producing industry. If they have been to uni read 40 years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By woofa.express
Re: thoughts of(for) Medford, OR

Jack, it is exactly the same here in Australia. You aren't Robinson Crusoe. Following a big fire an enquiry occurs ( for this read lawyers picnic) and nothing seems to be enacted except more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Cotton spraying in Sudan.

The capital of Sudan is Khartoum, a city of some 5 plus million. Located where the Nile river branches in 2, the Blue Nile runs south south east and the White Nile south...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Peter Hamilton’s frustration at Cairo.

1976. A cropduster had an engine failure near Cairo, enroute England to Sudan.
A new (overhauled) engine was airfreighted to Cairo and an engineer by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,106
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Take a gander at this.

This is a responce to Patrick L. The previous story in this thread.

Yes it was a Curtiss aeroplane which made the first Atlantic crossing. An NC4, the N for navy (and it was built for the US navy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By woofa.express
Re: measure gap between rotor and plug posts in distributor cap

thankyou all of you. I will take the distributor off my tourer with a removable cap and put it on the ute so as I can measure. the rotor looks warn so a new replacement may well be in order. thankyou...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By woofa.express
Re: measure gap between rotor and plug posts in distributor cap

Hi Patrick. it's inclosed. how do I go about it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By woofa.express
measure gap between rotor and plug posts in distributor cap

simple question. how do I measure the gap between rotor and plug post striker post. or do I simply purchase new rotor and distributor cap. ??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,106
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Take a gander at this.

you won't believe this unless you see it for yourself. It features things that neither you or I would never have thought about. Most features I would not want. To maintain it or service or repair it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

The Gentlemenís Coffee Club.

In Ozland we have a menís shed organisation. I see on the internet you in the USA have likewise. Probably copied it from us here down-under.
438686

Well I joined...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,278
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Leg room

Making additional cabin room.

Yes, I do like the practicality of chopping out a couple inches from my legs when I get my knees replaced.
But in the interim, in my ute, I have replaced the thick...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

To deny responsibility.

An experienced cropduster I once knew, and Iím going to give the phoney name of Jack, lost control of his aeroplane on takeoff. He ran off the airstrip and crashed.

It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

I had thought I'd done this one but can't find it.


Nothing but Ford Model Aís.

I was spreading fertilizer, based at Guyra which is in the New England high country of northern N.S.W. My next...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,676
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Anybody else quit Ebay because of fees and tax?

[QUOTE=Synchro909;1914023]Every now and then, I look at Model As on ebay but I find I'm doing it less and less frequently these days. There are hardly any Model A by the time you take out the hot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

My Friend David tells me-

My long-time friend and cropduster pilot David tells me the number of sprays cotton required on the Ord River irrigation area was 43 insecticide per season. That is when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

[QUOTE=Jim Brierley;1913288]I know nothing about airplanes other than I'm smart enough to not jump out of a perfectly good one. I worked as a mechanic etc.

yes Jim. I jump out of an aeroplane...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Theyíre a helping Hand.

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains.
Itís an Australian poem known by many. Penned by Dorothea...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Dumb question about steering box

I remember a statement made by an old school teacher and I quote
"don't be afraid to ask a question regardless of how dumb you think it may be. For if you don't know there will be others who...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Australian Crocodiles

I was watching an Australian Travel log on telly. The compare, named Russell Croight endeavoured to be funny by being an idiot. He was talking about crocodiles and that took...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,106
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Take a gander at this.

Hi Tom. It would be nice to finish your GN1. If you feel you won't get it finished, it would be nice to sell it to someone who will have it flying in your lifetime. That's so you can have some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Pleasing response from reader.

Woofa, I have to tell you that I have been reading your posts all along and they are one of my favorite parts of Fordbarn. I love them. I'm very sorry that it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 105,892
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

This follows the previous story. Number 891. Well it took only a little more than an hour before I received an email which you can read in the next paragraph.. What I do know is when I pull back on...
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