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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:12 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Help please in fitting rear bumpers to Ute. (Pickup)

It is not my practice to drive my As at night but on one occasion I did. Myself in ute and my tourer following. The crew in my tourer reported a vehicle passing them and the failure of this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:51 PM
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Views: 121,751
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Request to Jim and Rust Runner.

How about you each post some pictures of these A's that were bequeathed to you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 03:37 PM
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Views: 930
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Farmer Special. So that's what that noise was.

In past years I’d see many Model A utes which started life as a tourer (or Phaeton as they were marketed in America). This was when folks could afford more modern motorcars and the A’s went to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 03:36 PM
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Views: 121,751
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

a recent shot of you Jim?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 02:05 PM
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Views: 121,751
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Morning Jim. 1958? Now that's 63 years ago. Weren't all girls pretty 63 years ago? Your picture all those years back. Cheers, gary
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 04:01 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

thanks Keith for your kind comments. It's encouraging to get feed back like that.

I shot at him and he at me. We came face to face.

This is a story of two war time foes who came face to face....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 12:18 AM
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Views: 121,751
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

[QUOTE=Jim Brierley;1972824]I'm a little late with this, but I worked at LAX for almost 10 years, LAX is a small airport on the west side of Los Angeles. We had our own fuel station, pumped gas,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:20 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Sorry Katy.

I didn’t explain that well did I, let me start again.
The ski instructor had his students line up, shoulder to shoulder on his right and left. Packed tightly and wearing skis. So...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Battery charger

[QUOTE=eagle;1972137]One thing to remember, slow or trickle chargers are much better for the battery than higher rate chargers. If one of my vehicle batteries gets accidentally discharged, if its not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,109
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

I have a new radiator in my tourer and a new pressurised radiator in my ute. Both '28. Today and next 4 days are forecast to be 38c (100F) or excess. Keeping them cool is still a problem even with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By woofa.express
Re: aluminum radiators

I recently saw metal (steel or aluminium) fly screen material covering the exterior of an aluminium radiator. It looked great, It was an excellent disguise.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 01:54 PM
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Views: 121,751
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

And to conclude the story of Les Diableties.

A senior ski instructor, a personable fellow, who could be heard yodelling across the mountains was a practical joker. It was the last afternoon of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 03:17 AM
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Views: 121,751
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

thanks Chuck. It's pleasing to know there are people who enjoy reading them. For you I will add an extension to the Les Diablerets story. Here it is.


Les Diaberels (again). Following on from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By woofa.express
Re: posting a pic

Smart costumes,
Smart motorcar antiquepa.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 03:02 PM
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Views: 121,751
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Les Diablerets.

A small Swiss mountain ski resort. From Montreux take a small train up the mountain. This train propels itself by cog and chain, very slowly up the steep slope to the small...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,001
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Old sayings

Notice in a workshop that serviced my aeroplanes. Because of the hourly rate it is obvious it wasnt recent.

Workshop rates.
30 dollars an hour.
60 dollars an hour if you have started.
120...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 121,751
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

And this was Moo's glimpse of his wife and kids from the bus, from the previous story.
Written on the brown cardboard is "we love you dad."
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 121,751
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

We are feeling downcast today.

We are a close family that frequently celebrate the events of our children and grandchildren but today there is an element of sadness as a result of confinement due...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By woofa.express
Re: model a 21" wheels

and you can attach them to a post and roll your garden hoses onto them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 121,751
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

This is some correspondence I've conducted with my friend Cam

Hi Cam. Thank you for your positive feedback about my stories. It makes it worthwhile knowing people do like them. They are written...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 121,751
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Colouring in off road fuel.

Yes Katy, I understand this is a common practise in many countries including North America.
Our farming and mining fuel has no road tax for by definition it is used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Merry Christm"A"s

good on you mgambuzza. enjoyed watching that. gary
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,959
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Signs, back in the day

it's not only the spartan which sounds great, but the exhaust on your A and the rumble of the 1340 in cruise or work rpm. I love them all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 121,751
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Buying gas.

A small tanker used to visit our farm and fill our 44-gal drums with petrol. We pumped it into the tractors which were 3 Farmall As and a W4. In addition we had an International WD4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 03:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,959
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Signs, back in the day

hello Mr Rutter. I remember my dad complaining bitterly when gas rose from 5 pence a gallon (Imp gal) to 7 pence a gallon. I had only recently moved from nappies (diapers) to short trousers.
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