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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:55 AM
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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: 1,149
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
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: 1,351
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: 553
Posted By updraught
Re: Lite rust inside block

https://www.amazon.ca/Thermocure-Coolant-Remover-Removes-Cooling/dp/B00R74I5UY
Free delivery.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,314
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake kit

The laws are different in NZ.

"Visitors to New Zealand are often surprised to learn that, on arrival, they are automatically covered by the same universal personal injury insurance scheme and, in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,314
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake kit

>>hell he ain't even American

Ford knocked off most of the early auto technology from France and Germany.

I guess America was classed as a developing country back then, like China now ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,314
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake kit

The videos for the basic Flathead kit is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EjRe411l3M
The video for the deluxe kit is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcJ5LUbmro0
That's assuming everything else...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake shoes

Whatever you buy make sure the linings fit your drums.
In some ways it is simpler to buy new drums fitted to hubs and machined, and new shoes and lining made to fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By updraught
Re: 28_29 Model A folding stanchions

The last repro ones were terminated in the early eighties. I think I got the last ones.
Sorry about that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,997
Posted By updraught
Re: Old sayings

https://stockhead.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2020.gif


If you've got nothing to aim for, you always hit your target.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,755
Posted By updraught
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

1930's/40's or so Chev books are the best at explaining how things work.

The videos from back then on Youtube are tops too.
Heck, who would have thought a kid could restore a Model A with a Chev...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By updraught
Re: What year F1 steering box for model A?

There's a book on it.
https://www.verntardel.com/store/p294/Ford_Steering_-_Service%2C_Repair_%26_Modification_-_Book_%231_.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By updraught
Re: Gas Tank Restoration

Redcoat, often used by radiator shops is supposed to be removable by acetone.
The others, you pay your money and take your chances...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By updraught
Re: Gas Tank Restoration

The problem is getting the sealer out. Because of the baffles, unless you cut it open, you'll never be sure you've got it all out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By updraught
Re: Gleaner engine pictures??

A bit clearer photos here
https://www.thecombineforum.com/media/1938-gleaner.76/
Most likely the exhaust just goes up into the air so sparks don't start a fire.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 121,681
Posted By updraught
Re: tell a Model A related story

This is a nicely put together article by a US diplomat stationed in Australia.

It gives a list of plants and seeds picked up by the first fleet....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 121,681
Posted By updraught
Re: tell a Model A related story

Prickly Pear came out with the first fleet.

Came across this today, thought it may be of interest:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,300
Posted By updraught
Re: Supply chain woes

What do you do with them?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,348
Posted By updraught
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

It's an off road vehicle.

You are trying to drive in the fast lane.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By updraught
Re: Does 1929 Open Ford Roadster Windshield Latch?

I think the rubber at the bottom is supposed to help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By updraught
Re: "Ace Mechanic" name

I remember in my youth hitch hiking across country UK on a perfect spring day to Biggleswade (great name that). On the way to the Shuttleworth collection.
At the time, on those country lanes, there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By updraught
Re: Assembly line photo

A stamping machine
https://www.facebook.com/imbuedwithhues/photos/a.204047289763366/1087777924723627

When I was a kid there was a story about a man who worked at the Geelong factory stamping...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By updraught
Assembly line photo

This comes up well on a big screen
https://www.facebook.com/imbuedwithhues/photos/a.204047289763366/1219927211508697
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,552
Posted By updraught
Re: Leather main bearing

Throwing rocks in the tank to get the last bit of fuel out.

Actually, the local road breakdown service has an advert about their service man in the 20's fixing someones bearings on the side of the...
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