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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By updraught
GPS speedo

Having problems finding an accurate GPS speedo lately.

Our two modern cars have Australian ones that are very good, but no longer seem to be available. These ones have been checked by radar and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By updraught
Re: What are you working on?

Won't last long once they put the wall up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By updraught
Re: What are you working on?

A man after my own heart
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,253
Posted By updraught
Re: Oil grooves

The worst that can happen is that is explodes into a thousand pieces at an inoppertune time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake Conundrum

About $2000 just for drums, linings and backing plates for mechanical
https://www.mikes-afordable.com/category/2204.html
That's to start with ...

The alternative $3500...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake Conundrum

To get mechanical brakes to work properly with all parts like/are new, will cost about as much as a new hydraulic system?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By updraught
Re: flywheel info

Bigger version. I assume it is the corrected one.
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/lightened-model-a-or-b-flywheel.1030778/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By updraught
Re: Magnetic transmission oil drain plug?

There are no bolts to pull it off. Handy for those that crunch gears a lot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,180
Posted By updraught
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

Macs has the Mellings gears on sale

https://www.macsautoparts.com/model-a-ford-oil-pump-rebuilding-kit-top-quality-melling-brand-28-28451-1.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,764
Posted By updraught
Re: Calling all Phaetons and Open Cars

The British called them tourers:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4053/4340300642_6f3a939c80_b.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 65,832
Posted By updraught
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

I've ordered from Jegs, but via ebay as the shipping is more reasonable.

It says:
1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA


Liter: 4.6
SubModel: SS
Aspiration: NATURALLY ASPIRATED
Fitment Notes:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By updraught
Re: California 1935, Wilshire Blvd in color (remastered film)

You can see more Fords going the other way on the right.

That road looks smooth. The smashed up one on the back of the truck looks terminal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
Posted By updraught
Re: Is this Model A or Model T?

They used these on the Australian roadster utes screwed to the timber sill from what I've seen....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By updraught
Re: "Colour Harmony" - 1929 Model A Fords

That's an A Model tourer with colour.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By updraught
Re: The FORD Script and exporting

There was an old pub in Blackball NZ that was called the Hilton. Had been for about 100 years or so, i'm told.
They changed the name to former Hilton to avoid a legal rangle....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By updraught
Re: Free wheeling

Maybe?

"By its nature, a freewheel mechanism acts as an automatic clutch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clutch), making it possible to change gears in a manual gearbox...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By updraught
Re: Sticking Valves

Yep, way to go. Can also spurt some penetrating oil at the valve stem thru the plug hole. Plenty big smoke ... Breath deep before starting engine.
Good for clearing rats.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,491
Posted By updraught
Re: RH Drive Model A

RHD chassis
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By updraught
Ford AA Minotier Gazogène

https://www.prewarcar.com/301230-ford-aa-minotier-gazogne-a-unique-opportunity

"So a local French company converted the Model AA into a pretty big truck in changing the frame, making it longer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,690
Posted By updraught
Re: Binder engine pictures

Digging up a past thread.

A video about combine history and putting up a statue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyH99PMdNFI
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By updraught
Re: Lake Ice Saw

We had Mobilco products.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeP-AJRBQl4
Their slasher I spent many hours on as a kid. It could have taken both legs off in an instant.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,372
Posted By updraught
Re: lincon brakes

The problem with the "braking 101" is that most modern cars have ABS.
To use ABS properly you have to practice on a skid pan to learn to trust the ABS, especially coming into a corner. You jam the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,142
Posted By updraught
Re: Lightened Flywheel?

The forces on a flywheel at 2000 revs are not going to be anywhere near 8000 revs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By updraught
Re: Slow post

China seems to be able to handle it, eventually.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjdpz05u2DY
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By updraught
Slow post

I know there are regular complaints about slow post.
This must have been delivered by Postman Pat.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-56060910
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