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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By updraught
Re: RH Drive Model A

RHD chassis
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
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: 4,507
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: 992
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: 1,104
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: 1,754
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: 725
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: 725
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
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,165
Posted By updraught
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

Depends where the hole is that feeds the bearings I guess if it runs into it.

"Corn head grease is a polyurea thickened, soft NLGI 0
grade lubricating grease. A hybrid between a fluid gear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,165
Posted By updraught
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

Penrite is made here so it will run out the top of your steering box, not ours, so keep that in mind.
Can't everything be fixed by mixing in 90% STP? The 10% left is because STP is not a lube of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By updraught
Re: Leakless water pump weep hole

You can leave a review, it helps those of us in the sticks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 52,382
Posted By updraught
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

According to this, China is cutting its steel production as part of a green plan.
https://www.sharecafe.com.au/2021/02/05/blue-steel-whats-going-on-in-china/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,754
Posted By updraught
Re: Lightened Flywheel?

With no flywheel, when you put pedal to the metal (or wood) the energy goes to the back wheels to make you go.

With a flywheel some, or a lot, depending on weight, gets stored for later.
This...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 52,382
Posted By updraught
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

There's something like a billion dollars or something worth of our coal that can't be delivered in ships sitting off China. It's been paid for, so no skin off our noses. Our coal is usually high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By updraught
Spring fear

Not just multi disc clutch springs that can be scare the heck outa ya.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,230
Posted By updraught
Re: Tech Q ?

It's probably driven an emergency generator and been started every now and then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,562
Posted By updraught
Re: Made in USA?

A cup of coffee in a city in China regularly costs A$10.

The most expensive place for a coffee here would be Sydney airport and it is A$6.50.
There's a lot of people in the sticks tho on not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,562
Posted By updraught
Re: Made in USA?

Same up till the 80's or so. I think Argentina had a high tax on new cars to stop hard currency leaving the country.
So they kept the old cars running and made parts.
Someone else may know more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By updraught
Re: Microlon engine treatment

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/threads/the-trouble-with-oil-additives.19470/

The problem I've found with sliippery stuff like PTFE is getting it to stick to anything...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By updraught
Re: Leakless water pump weep hole

It must be one of these with sealed bearings
https://www.macsautoparts.com/1928-29-ford-model-a-water-pump-maintenance-free-with-brass-packing-nut-gasket-and-fan-hardware-28-845453-1.html
Must...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By updraught
Diesel Conversion

https://www.dieselworldmag.com/features/diesel-powered-1929-ford-model-a-pickup/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,393
Posted By updraught
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,612
Posted By updraught
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

Toyota only really got their quality control sorted in the 60's. Toyota 4wd's became a thing here in the mid 60's and replaced the Land Rovers which required maintenance every weekend. Toyota sent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By updraught
Re: received my deluxe flathead ted brake kit today concerned

This is what I got. Basic kit on the left and deluxe bits on the right.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EjRe411l3M

Fitting deluxe bits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcJ5LUbmro0
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By updraught
Re: Lite rust inside block

https://www.amazon.ca/Thermocure-Coolant-Remover-Removes-Cooling/dp/B00R74I5UY
Free delivery.
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