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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,072
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Shocks

Sorry, yes - think that's the price in this country including 20% VAT.
So I'm guessing they're 250 plus shipping and tax. I've only been involved with the testing so I more informed answer would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,072
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Shocks

Link to the company making them. As to how much, I believe they were talking 300 a corner.

https://rotoshim.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Universal Dampers Ltd

Look like Rotoflo shocks. Brattons sell them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: drove 70 miles to a real cool race

That looks a bit of fun.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 02:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Model T radiator shell

Obviously nickel shells are practically worthless and I'll give you a dollar for it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Model T radiator shell

Nickel shells are brass with round holes for the lacing. Steel shells have square holes for the lacing with a slot to the edge.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Shock Absorbers

Over in the UK I've been testing a newly design shock absorber that will be available soon. Bolts on like a stock shock - but works...

https://iili.io/Rw6VUb.jpg
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,072
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Shocks

So I ran the first prototype set from RKE Engineering for the cross-country journey to Pendine and back.
We fitted these to my Coupe the weekend before I left and ran as many backroads as we could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,271
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: OHV build just about wrapped up.

Love it. What cam is it running?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Stock top crow foot head, again

Liking that Tod.
The stock 14.9hp head has the sparkplug recess like that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Shocks and springs

Testing some new shocks for a local company.
They work very well so far. Should have at least 800 miles on them over the next week. Hopefully at least ten of them on Pendine Sands... The squeaking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,835
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Can somebody shed some light as to what these people are thinking?

Trialling is car control against the terrain - not the clock. The aim is to clear the section without stopping or hitting a cane. The marker canes are normally staked out to limit the amount of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,072
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Shocks

Just a quick video - installed the first prototype set yesterday for the drive across country to Pendine Sands for the VHRA Hot Rod Races. After I get back it'll be approaching a thousand miles or so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,849
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Longest trip yet...MPG suck!

Tuned B engine in my '30 Fordor running 18's and 3.54 gears and I get low 20's out of mine. And I don't hang around...

Couldn't afford to go anywhere at 10mpg!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,072
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Shocks

There's a fair amount of secret squirrel stuff happening in there that they didn't want me to share so I didn't take pictures of all the components. I think I convinced him that remote rebound...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,072
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Shocks

The body and cap are aluminium, threaded together. The rotor and vanes are one piece in steel and run in bronze bushes. The holes are ports for internal reed valves which can be designed to suit the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,072
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Shocks

A good question Juggs for which I don't have an answer at the moment. Let's guess at "competitive"?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,072
Posted By Hotrodfil
Shocks

Supplied a few old shock parts to a friend of mine who runs a machine shop across the way from work. They do prototype machine work for a competition shock absorber company. Been following his latest...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: 28 brakes

I run '32/34 front brakes on two of my cars. and '35 brakes on the Coupe. All fitted with Ted's floaters. They work well, but the downside is nobody repros the drums.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Diamond B question.

I seem to have Diamond engines in the whole fleet now - three B's and one A. The one I've just rebuilt for the Coupe had a crack around a tappet boss which I had laser welded. No difference between a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Unusual Head on 1932 Ford 4 Cylinder B Motor

If it was a marine conversion that might account for the lack of a water pump, but, that said - aluminium head wouldn't last long in a boat I guess. I've just stripped an industrial B engine that was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: Unusual Head on 1932 Ford 4 Cylinder B Motor

Had a marinised T engine that had a chain drive to crank start it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: My Lucky Day

It might be Andrew trying to get his inheritance early.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: rear axle gear ratio chart

Here's a link to mine on google drive.
You can edit it online, or download it as an excel file. Works in Libre office too.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,693
Posted By Hotrodfil
Re: European Fordor project

Your Fordor already looks better than mine AFTER I got it back on the road...
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