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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,302
Posted By Halswell
Re: Can somebody shed some light as to what these people are thinking?

WE do similar things down here in NZ. Go on You Tube and Type in Irish Man Creek Rally. You will get to see what go's on.That is a famous South Island event lots of metal roads and off road Driving,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,080
Posted By Halswell
Re: International Model A Ford Day

Mid Island Model A Club From Wanganui NZ celebrated International Model A Day yesterday. We traveled from Wanganui to Marton on back roads, 30% of them unsealed, ( roads A's were made for) for lunch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,363
Posted By Halswell
Re: Boy, does this hit close to home

You just wouldn't believe how much trouble I got in when I sold "HER" roadster pickup to buy a Coupe. Cold today down here in Covid free NZ. Happy Motoring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,879
Posted By Halswell
Re: Canadian tool mark

Old mate gave me the small spanner the other day. Has ford script and this on it.
<G-H> Never seen one like that before. Maybe from the UK?????? Happy Motoring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,842
Posted By Halswell
Re: Drinking Problem

Years ago I had an A engine that drank oil like that. When I finally pulled it apart I found it had a Gudgeon Pin score down the side of one of the cylinders. Happy Motoring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By Halswell
Re: Fords and flood

If you like to watch Model A's and other vintage cars going swimming, go to You Tube and type in the search Irishmans Rally. Enjoy. Happy motoring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Halswell
Smile Irishmans 2017

Just discovered that those Southern Kiwis have just put up film on you tube of the 2017 Irishmans Rally. This Canterbury branch Vintage Car Club NZ rally took place on 3-5 June, our winter, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,195
Posted By Halswell
Re: What did you do working on you Model A today

Today I put the last hub on the rear end for my '31 Coupe project. Rear end now completely rebuilt minus spring. Got out rear wheels, already painted, and hopefully will get tires on them tomorrow....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,905
Posted By Halswell
Re: Sold one to Buy one

Lovely Tudor. Probably a good move. I don't think those new fangled 8 cylinder cars are going to catch on. Too many parts. Cold and sunny here in Kiwi. Happy Motoring. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,875
Posted By Halswell
Smile Re: Blocked cracked

I have written about this before on the barn but I dont think any one believes me:- Clean up the cracked area vee out a little, till cast iron is really clean. Make up a strong copper sulphite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,479
Posted By Halswell
Re: 1931 Roadster Stream Crossing Photo

Wonderful That Wensum brought up the Irishman Creek Rally and Synchro909 posted the videos. One of N Zs great rallys but not for people who do not want to get their car wet dirty and maybe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By Halswell
Re: RHD short pitman arm

Great news Derek. I'll be wanting one of those. Looking forward to your update when they become available. Dave.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2016, 03:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,455
Posted By Halswell
Re: Oil Filter

Regarding Sea Slugs Question. I have been a Model A man ever since I could legally drive a car but in my declining years I have developed a closet liking for Dodge. Tucked away in my shed amongst all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,435
Posted By Halswell
Re: What do you use to reapir steering wheel cracks?

Recently I repaired the steering wheel for the 31 coupe I am restoring. It was a nice wheel not warn much with really good lines but with cracks and chips, too nice to replace. I got hold of a badly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,787
Posted By Halswell
Re: I have read that I could, but..

It shouldn"t be a problem to change over. Our Right Hand Drive cars are the opposite way round to your Left Hand Drivers. When stock the outside locking handle is on the left side and the sliding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,801
Posted By Halswell
Re: Three Stooges service a Model A Phaeton!

So how did they get the '37 into the hotel room ? Ha Ha best bit of slap stick Ive seen for ages.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,439
Posted By Halswell
Re: Swapping front crossmembers

What you are going to do may cause you some problems if you are mounting a 30/31 body radiator etc to the chassis. The mounting pad for the radiator is lower on the 30/31 front crossmember. On the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,572
Posted By Halswell
Re: Floormat

RHD floor mats are listed by Snyders. The small RDD pedal seal mat is also listed by Snyders. The pedal seal mat is also avaible here in Kiwi (NZ) I got mine from a supplier in Christchurch. Happy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,042
Posted By Halswell
Re: steam holes in head?

Get rid of the oil control rings that most suppliers provide nowdays and fit proper oil rings as would have been in the engine when it left the factory. You are not getting enough oil to the rings....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,692
Posted By Halswell
Re: What Part Would You Want to See Reproduced with Quality?

Its great that you can now get parts for the right hand drive steering boxes, both 2 & 7 tooth. This has kept a lot of RH drive cars on the road. It would now be just wonderful if new RH drive PITMAN...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,241
Posted By Halswell
Re: Annoying Rattle in my '30 Coupe

I had a mate that had a squeek in his 29 pickup. It really annoyed him. He finally cured it by taking a can of 30 grade oil and oiling everything and I mean everything. There was nothing on that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,078
Posted By Halswell
Re: The Perfect Patina ?

If you want to drive it and go touring or rallying,as we call it over here, over long distances then restore it you will not regret it. No fun breaking down or having a vehicle thats uncomfortable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,046
Posted By Halswell
Re: canadian a s

Yes a-bone newby. Tudortomnz has nailed it they used those Robertson screws everywhere in our Canadian built New Zealand A's even to hold on the dash rail and instrument pannel. Nearly 50 years ago...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,636
Posted By Halswell
Re: Engine melt down

Sorry Tom but you have missunderstood me. Perhaps I did not explain very clearly. For that I appologise. What I was trying to say is that there are different types of oil ring. 1) Plain cast iron oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,636
Posted By Halswell
Re: Engine melt down

I saw the problem as soon as I saw the photo of the offending seized piston. It has those dreadful oil control rings on it. You should never, never, never fit oil control rings on a new bore....
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