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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Radius ball cap

One of my way earlier posts was on how I repaired some of my radius rod ball and spares.
I milled the ball off, leaving a .750" shaft. Threaded the shaft to .750" UNF, then bought a ball, drill and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Lights mounted on fenders?

Some Australian states also had parking light laws which meant that extra lights were fitted to the front mudguards(fenders). In Victoria, the tail light had to be externally switchable if a separate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By dave in australia
Re: GAV needle threads... unique to this component?

As other threads in the zenith are metric, could it be a 6mm x 1mm pitch thread. That would be very close to a 1/4" x 24 tpi. I would try a metric bolt or tap of that measurement first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Piston orientation

Some, but not all, pistons are marked on the top which way is forward.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 03:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,517
Posted By dave in australia
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

If I remember correctly, the emissions requirement went on the year of the engine or body, whichever was the latest. Glad we have street rod, modified rego as well as historic rego, save people...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Piston size

It could also be 040, which would indicate .040" oversize. Plenty of engines I've pulled apart have had piston sizes stamped in the top. STD, 020, 040, 060 etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Steering arm ball replacement

I cut a 1/2 UNF thread on the ball shaft, with the die opened a bit so the thread is a few thou oversize, and then tap a 1/2 UNF thread in the arm. I then screw the two together with some 263 Loctite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,751
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Serpentine belts

Phil was one of Australia's greatest engineers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Champion W-20 plug

I use W-20's and have never had a problem with them. The engine in my Tudor was getting on a bit, and would get a bit fumy when hauling up a long climb, but the plugs never fouled.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,443
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Australia Fires

Some of the fires are in the same region where I live, East Gippsland. Luckily for me, the most we got was a lot of smoke, which is still lingering. Unfortunately, bushfires are a part of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Tudor pronunciation

I pronounce Tudor as 'chewdor', as opposed to too-door. To me a coupe or a ute is also a too-door, but the 'chewdor' is a distinct style of too-door.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Melbourne Cup

AFL is my favourite sport, but a holiday for a parade a day before the GF, crazy. At least, IMHO, paint drying is more exciting than un-canned dog food running in circles, in no way should there be a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Melbourne Cup

And the crazy thing for us Victorians, it was a public holiday. Which is just as crazy as our public holiday for a football grand final parade. not even the grand final itself.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Canadian cylinder head difference?

Wow, that number is only 60 away from my dads A, down here in Australia.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,473
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Rewiring . . . What would you do different?

I do my own wiring harnesses. As I don't enter judging, I don't need the correct cloth covered wiring. I buy auto wiring, I add fuses, and because mine is a RHD, I use relays to reduce the current...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By dave in australia
Re: RHD manifold removal

Just this weekend, I fitted my exhaust-inlet manifold to my Tudor, body on and steering column in. If you start with the front tilted up and out, you can get the assembly past, as the rear stud lines...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By dave in australia
Re: I went and done it now.

Is there such a thing as buyers remorse when it comes to Model A's? Sellers remorse definitely, but never buyers remorse.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,360
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Mikes model A ford parts

They will probably ship in two lots if you're willing to pay two shipment costs. If you were only charged for one shipping, then they will wait for the full order before sending.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,058
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Model A Ford Fender Debate

The only in black is true for US cars, but down here in Australia, Model A's came with different coloured mudguards and wheels. One combination was tan body with brown mudguards and wheels, other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Returning original engine

It's an original Australian bodied tourer, yes we call phaetons tourers as well, with all its wood framed finest. The wood content was what body manufacturing technology was at the time and also to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By dave in australia
Returning original engine

In the mid 1960's, dad's second A had a timing gear failure. As he had a few spare engines in good condition, he just swapped one for the other. He restored this car in the 1970's, but never returned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,132
Posted By dave in australia
Re: How Many Model A Owners also Own a T?

No T's, but I want a brass radiator era T. I have a number of A's, as well as a 29 DeSoto and a 29 D60 Durant.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,909
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Turn Signals . . . Your Thoughts

Especially Australian drivers, we would have to be close to being the worst and angriest.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,648
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Swapping engines, any tips?

Bolt the flywheel housing to the block, including the gasket and leave the upper 2 bolts out. Use feeler gauges to measure the gap between the housing and block at the bolt holes, and then fit the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,648
Posted By dave in australia
Re: Swapping engines, any tips?

You can crack the flywheel housing. The shims are the same thickness as the gasket, about .020" thick. When I did my flywheel housing, I did all the bolts up except the top two, measured the gap with...
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