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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Tires

thanks Shew. well that's unique but my method is much better. Tyre shop.
cheers, gary
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Dynamite!

She's beautiful. The girl's pretty too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 127,041
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Homeless and no hope.

I have never had exposure to homeless and helpless people. Itís because Iíve always lived in rural locations and they simply donít exist here. Once when visiting Melbourne...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 127,041
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

The Bidgee Bridge News.

My friend Duane is a much-travelled man and has worked in many parts of the world. He too is a cropduster pilot and worked for me during the rice sowing season in Oct and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Tires

I am curious. What is the garbage bag method?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,425
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

Well that was a comprehensive rundown on aeroplane piston engines and fuel Mister Moose. There is only one thing I would add that is of interest, and only one.
The cylinders are steel and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 127,041
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Another Walter Mitty.

I lived nearly 20 years in the town of Finley which is 10 miles north of Tocumwal. One evening at the Returned Services Club, or RSL for short, I met this incredible bloke by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 127,041
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

I met Walter Mitty.

On several occasions I had noticed a swaggie walk along the levee bank outside our house. I spoke to him and he was interesting. He was clean and tidy so I invited him in. His...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 127,041
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

John Caboret.

I start this story with part of an article from a newspaper dated Feb. 2017.

ONCE a jolly swagman worked at a Melbourne bank, tired of his office job, camped behind a desk.
So...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 127,041
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Possum. Follows on from story 998.

Some years ago I flew out to the corner of NSW, Victoria and South Australia to aerial muster cattle. The property owner and I flew the area and he briefed me....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 127,041
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Homeless people.

It used to be a family rule that we all eat at the dining table. Now our kids have all left home (baby is now mid-forties) Patsy and I slob out in the lounge to eat off a tray and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,425
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

The Pietenpol.

The commentary on this has been most interesting. I never knew such an aeroplane existed until 18 months ago when my friend sent me a picture of one from Osaka. Oshkosh gary you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 127,041
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

Sympathy for those living in extremely cold climates.

Mr Ziemanís account of his dad cranking up the A on a cold Chicago morning. What and effort required and in such a miserable cold temp. Story...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,425
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

follows story number 4 from 40 Delux

Well, that may have been an option for the wealthy pilots of the day, but Bernard Pietenpol designed this plane to be a homebuilt for the average guy during...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Slow post

I have read on two occasions of mail delivery men, who have been found to have had each of their respective garages full of undelivered mail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Good Start!

Very similar to cranking your vehicle. This follows story number 6

I taught 4 in my family to fly. I did not permit them to start the aeroplane engine on the starter motor but I had them start by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Good Start!

This follows on from story number 4 by California Treviesco.

I grew up on a farm and drove tractors without power steering and starter motors. I learned very early in my life just where to put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 127,041
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

GreJac apologies for his grammar and spelling (story number 994).

Apologies not required sir. The fact that you can get your story across is all that is required.
I failed our most junior...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,425
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Failed Experiment

I ran radial engines in my aeroplanes for years. The first rebuilt exchange I purchased came without a carburettor gasket so I made one. I later learned they arenít used because the conduct of heat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Air filter for right-hand drive vehicles?

I run air filters on 2 of my Aís, both purchased from an A supplier, (the filters that is, not the Aís). One uses foam, the other metal gauze. The foam a better filter but it probably acts as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Adjust speedometer from miles to km/hour

Our open road speed limit (Australia) is 100kph (and 110kph in few selected locations) which equates to 60mph (without splitting hairs). Since my Aís wonít comfortably exceed 100kph it is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Shocks for a Model A 1930 pickup

Yes, I replaced my old, original and rigid shocks with modern cylindrical shocks purchased from Snyderís.
The result was a hard ride with no or little spring. It was like having the chassis bolted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 51,381
Posted By woofa.express
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

We could stop our 4c per litre gas sale to these bullies
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 03:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By woofa.express
Re: Who has a pickup and fitted it with rear bumper bars

Thankyou Katy and other respondence. When I get home I'll compare your replys to what I've got. Tell you a story about my bumperettes. When Patsy and I travel outback we camp on roadside or by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 127,041
Posted By woofa.express
Re: tell a Model A related story

I prepared this some 2 days ago in response to another thread and this morning I can't find that thread so here it is.-

Yes Richard, like you, I have difficulty in getting up when I am kneeling....
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