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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By woofa.express
Re: The Battery Game

So you keep track of the costs? I can't do that. I don't want my wife to know just how much money I've spent on these beauties of mine. It equates to several European holidays, a beachside cottage or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,289
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Take a gander at this.

With apologies to you Katy.

Hi Katy. I apologies for taking so long to respond to your question about Gordon Taylor, who yes was knighted becoming Sir Gordon Taylor.
Originally declined by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,289
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Take a gander at this.

I understand the first Cub, which may have been a Taylorcraft, was powered by a 28 hp engine. It was said to be underpowered, and that be an understatement, and the engine was replaced by a 37 or 38...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Camshafts

thankyou to Jim Brierley and Synchro.

Valuable is the knowledge of Ol' timers. received with gratitude. gary
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 107,599
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

This clip is part of an article from an Australian newspaper. The artist is a well known fellow, long passed, whose art is selling for big prices. It (obviously) is a rural scene during times of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Pros and cons of removable Phaeton top?

The tournaq likewise shrinks if it is not fitted even for a couple of days.
Tourneq or Tournaq ???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Pros and cons of removable Phaeton top?

Years ago I purchased a La Baron Boney top for my Phaeton. The edges didn't extend sufficiently and I asked an old timer upholstery man to extend them. He told me it would be easier to make a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Camshafts

camshaft question.

my 28 tourer has a better performing engine that my 28 ute. the first was overhauled by an old-timer, the second by the same workshop but a new owner.

I believe the first had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 107,599
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

My Radial Engine Experience.

Radial engines are mostly 9 cylinder (radials must be an odd number or multiples of odd numbers e.g. twin row). The cylinders are steel and the heads are aluminium...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 107,599
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

for those of you who opened my last story and found none; please pardon me.


Some Additional Thoughts I have on Sudan.

Khartoum airport had a junk pile of aeroplanes. Some old and outdated and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 107,599
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

removed for further editing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By woofa.express
Re: thoughts of(for) Medford, OR

Yes Aarongriffey. People should be banned from political office unless they have done a min of 20 years in a worth while product or wealth producing industry. If they have been to uni read 40 years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By woofa.express
Re: thoughts of(for) Medford, OR

Jack, it is exactly the same here in Australia. You aren't Robinson Crusoe. Following a big fire an enquiry occurs ( for this read lawyers picnic) and nothing seems to be enacted except more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 107,599
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Cotton spraying in Sudan.

The capital of Sudan is Khartoum, a city of some 5 plus million. Located where the Nile river branches in 2, the Blue Nile runs south south east and the White Nile south...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 107,599
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Peter Hamilton’s frustration at Cairo.

1976. A cropduster had an engine failure near Cairo, enroute England to Sudan.
A new (overhauled) engine was airfreighted to Cairo and an engineer by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,289
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Take a gander at this.

This is a responce to Patrick L. The previous story in this thread.

Yes it was a Curtiss aeroplane which made the first Atlantic crossing. An NC4, the N for navy (and it was built for the US navy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By woofa.express
Re: measure gap between rotor and plug posts in distributor cap

thankyou all of you. I will take the distributor off my tourer with a removable cap and put it on the ute so as I can measure. the rotor looks warn so a new replacement may well be in order. thankyou...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By woofa.express
Re: measure gap between rotor and plug posts in distributor cap

Hi Patrick. it's inclosed. how do I go about it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By woofa.express
measure gap between rotor and plug posts in distributor cap

simple question. how do I measure the gap between rotor and plug post striker post. or do I simply purchase new rotor and distributor cap. ??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,289
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Take a gander at this.

you won't believe this unless you see it for yourself. It features things that neither you or I would never have thought about. Most features I would not want. To maintain it or service or repair it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 107,599
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

The Gentlemenís Coffee Club.

In Ozland we have a menís shed organisation. I see on the internet you in the USA have likewise. Probably copied it from us here down-under.
438686

Well I joined...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,337
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Leg room

Making additional cabin room.

Yes, I do like the practicality of chopping out a couple inches from my legs when I get my knees replaced.
But in the interim, in my ute, I have replaced the thick...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 107,599
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

To deny responsibility.

An experienced cropduster I once knew, and Iím going to give the phoney name of Jack, lost control of his aeroplane on takeoff. He ran off the airstrip and crashed.

It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 107,599
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

I had thought I'd done this one but can't find it.


Nothing but Ford Model Aís.

I was spreading fertilizer, based at Guyra which is in the New England high country of northern N.S.W. My next...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,745
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Anybody else quit Ebay because of fees and tax?

[QUOTE=Synchro909;1914023]Every now and then, I look at Model As on ebay but I find I'm doing it less and less frequently these days. There are hardly any Model A by the time you take out the hot...
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