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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 11:46 PM
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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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Moving coupe seat back

On my 28 ute I removed the sprung cushion back and replaced it with a 2inch piece of foam rubber (covered) and then pushed the seat base to the rear as far as it would go. Then cut the wood seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Pressurized Radiator

I have fitted a pressurised radiator and a bearing non leaking water pump. I am unhappy with the radiator which has not offered any advantage above non pressurised system because it still over heats....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 10:35 PM
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Views: 476
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 04:33 PM
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Views: 476
Posted By woofa.express
Re: In search of old footage Ford assembly line footage and history

Thankyou Incogneto. I didn't find the exact same program I had in mind but I did find so many I'd never conclude them in a normal life time let alone my remaining lifetime.
Thankyou for your help....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 01:56 PM
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Views: 476
Posted By woofa.express
In search of old footage Ford assembly line footage and history

Looking for footage of Model A assembly line and other early Ford history.
I see many YouTube sites of the old Rouge plant but not the one Iím looking for.
As I remember it showed Henryís early...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

I have no experience on big jet engines but I had always thought that fuel was measured by weight. Moo, in previous story spoke of fuel by volume. I asked him if this was the practise of his airline...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

This is to follow the story on the PT6 Gas Turbine / Propellor engine and the earlier story on fuel. My son (Moo) wrote it (for the Model A Forum) after departure from Hong Kong and transmitted it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

This story was intended to follow story number 1104 on the 08/08/2021. Do read that story prior to this.

The Modern Gas Turbine Propellor Engine.

Following my story on fuel I will also write...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Further more Jim.
Do you remember Jim, some years back we spoke about the Model A. But it was the Farmall Model A, not a Ford Model A.
I grew up on an impoverished dairy farm and we had a Farmall...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 07:50 PM
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Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

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yes, that's correct Jim. Because turbine kero was cheaper than diesel (There is no road tax on the product). Cropduster operators used it in their diesel motorcars, mainly Utes, and they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 06:34 PM
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Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Hello Slatgrille.

I sat behind Pratt engines for years. Firstly R1340 then R985 for 16 years and PT6 for another 26 years. I had numerous engine failures with the radials and one where the master...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 12:18 PM
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Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Hi Fomoca. Tell me what has confused you and I'll try to put it right. Thankyou for your positive comment, it is pleasing to get support.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 01:52 PM
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Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

My last story on Lightning Ridge takes my memory back 2 years when I wrote the history of my ute that both you and I know as woofa express. Three different histories, they were all phoney. Iíd...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2021, 06:50 PM
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Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

I would think Lightning Ridge is Australia's second biggest producer. The 2016 sensis had a population of 2,300 but I would imagine many did not submit a sensis form....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Coober Pedy in South Australia

had a population of 1800 in the 2016 sensis and is the most productive and modern opal mine in Australia. Here people live both above ground and underground. Like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Whitecliffs. My error.

How silly of me. Sorry. I didnít say what was mined at Whitecliffs. Itís opals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Whitecliffs.

Itís north east of Broken Hill, a three hour drive. I see on the internet it had a population of 103 at the 2011 census. This week Australia underwent a new census so weíll soon see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Hello Mr Firth.
Itís currently 1.5 degrees Celsius here and 3 hours before sunrise. Locals will find this a very cold morning and will be slow to move themselves. Yes compared to you folk who live...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Spraying cotton in the Gazera.

The Gazera is an extensive irrigation area south of Khartoum drawing water from the Blue Nile. Tens of thousands of fedans which is their fancy word for acres. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

There are diesels and there are diesels and some marketing practices are quite confusing.

I bought fuel (diesel) at Cobram and headed east towards Canberra. Having driven only 22 miles the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

What a great time period to have grown up.
A handshake would have concluded a deal. Motorcars would have been so simple you could have made your own repairs. Pilots would have had proper flying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

This is a story from three years ago which is still pertinent to some at times. It could be useful to you too.


GOOD ADVISE BILL

CASA is our Civil Aviation and Safety Authority. It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Hello ETA. Now that explains what KATY said and what I had been wondering. Thankyou, Gary.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,511
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Parrots are Pests.

Our small rural town has a problem: parrots. Sounds strange doesnít it? In our case maybe 50,000 and at times more. The species are Corellas. For them we provide paradise: grain...
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