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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:19 PM
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Re: tell a Model A related story

Hi Katy. Yes, it was your recommended procedure that rectified this problem. It is worth a mention as my confidence grew on production/fuel burn I began to use higher power settings and the problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2021, 11:22 PM
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Views: 1,124
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Skinned Knuckles magazine

As written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Here it is copied verbatim.


And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2021, 05:04 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: 6 blade plastic radiator fan

Plastic fan.
Some time ago when I was having cooling problems I put a plastic fan in my Tourer. From a Toyota, I think it was a Corolla. It didn’t make a great deal of difference and I later found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2021, 04:52 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

[SIZE="3"][I][QUOTE=katy;2069466]I've heard of dusting Bon Ami into the intake of a running engine for seating piston rings and/or deglazing cylinder walls

Hi Katy. I didn't ask the fellow how it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 03:03 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Poor Engine Management was the Problem.

This story dates back to 1982.
The switch from a 300hp aeroplane to a 600hp Pratt radial aeroplane came as a bit of a shock considering the fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,911
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

Coming of age.

In this thread I read how aging folk are finding more and more difficult to drive their A’s. Well yes, I too are finding it likewise. But what is even more difficult is the dried-up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 08:27 PM
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Views: 168,235
Posted By woofa.express
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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Views: 168,235
Posted By woofa.express
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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Views: 168,235
Posted By woofa.express
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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Views: 168,235
Posted By woofa.express
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
Replies: 1,151
Views: 168,235
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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Views: 168,235
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
Replies: 1,151
Views: 168,235
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
Replies: 1,151
Views: 168,235
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
Replies: 1,151
Views: 168,235
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
Replies: 1,151
Views: 168,235
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
Replies: 1,151
Views: 168,235
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
Replies: 15
Views: 849
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
Replies: 1,151
Views: 168,235
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
Replies: 15
Views: 823
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
Replies: 1,151
Views: 168,235
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

The radial engine.

Iím 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
Replies: 1,151
Views: 168,235
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 ďFour BangersĒ.
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: 823
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
Replies: 1,151
Views: 168,235
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
Replies: 1,151
Views: 168,235
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...
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