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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By updraught
Re: Near Dover Delaware

If you have made a purchase, rather than a money transfer, then put in an incident with PayPal.

If PayPal keep closing the job, and you have paid by PayPal from a credit card, then also raise a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By updraught
Re: "The Eviscerator". Is this OT? Or Almost OT? Or Right On The Money?

Those paint colours you got in the USA certainly were dull.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By updraught
Re: Radial sway

"Designed to fit 1930 and 1931 Ford Model A cars and trucks, as well as other early 1930's vehicles, the new American Classic Model A+ Bias Look Radial offers the vintage look of a bias ply tire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,480
Posted By updraught
Re: Model A parts Suppliers.

When we had smoke here, we dumped it on New Zealand.

https://www.marklincoln.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/australian-smoke-haze-new-zealand-1100x619.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By updraught
About oils

https://youtu.be/IKdhgKUZhPA

A bit about modern oils. For the purist, I know, I know, but you can't get the old stuff...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,572
Posted By updraught
Re: Will there be any model As left?

You could ask NASA. They are funding one of our oldest fossil fields.
https://www.energymining.sa.gov.au/petroleum/data_and_publications/mesa_journal/news/protecting_earths_earliest_animals
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By updraught
Re: Centering 1930 Model A Deluxe Coupe on towing trailer

A bit of theory from a local document:

In North America virtually all trailer and caravan makers endorse the 10-percent rule and some go so far as to suggest the towball load should be as high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,572
Posted By updraught
Re: Will there be any model As left?

We have the technology.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,572
Posted By updraught
Re: Will there be any model As left?

No. They'll be taken out by the fires, floods, rising sea water and pestilence.
And the year hasn't finished yet ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By updraught
Re: Jed Clampetts place

A photo of the entrance to Rupert's place, Cavan, taken today and the house. Fairly average for the area. It's an operating sheep station. Nice garden, but fairly average. Been there once. He bought...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By updraught
Jed Clampetts place

His house has been sold.

https://img.youtube.com/vi/0_XAPku7SgE/0.jpg

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/12/tour-the-inside-of-lachlan-murdochs-new-150-million-la-mansion.htm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,477
Posted By updraught
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

"Did you hear the one about the guy that peeked into a Land Rover and asked the owner "How can you tell one switch from another at night? They all look the same. " - "He replied, "It does not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By updraught
Re: Shock fluid test results

Don't know if they are still available, but there was a shock restoration kit that had a bunch of lead shot to block off the holes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By updraught
Re: model a shocks

Front. You don't want pitching.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej7CRAIGXow
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By updraught
Re: Warranty

It's run out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By updraught
Re: Wandering

If something is stopping the self centering, I'd guess something is stiff.

It's sticking in one direction, then the other.

Assuming the caster is correct.
Easy enough to check if everything...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By updraught
Re: New FoMoCo TV Commercial

Must be built in Thailand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,477
Posted By updraught
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

Mostly 5 star reviews except this one:

""1 year life span like clockwork
4 years ago
New these really put out a difference you can feel more so on a small engine but they fade over time quite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By updraught
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By updraught
Re: Peking to Paris preparations / modifications

You have to apply and be accepted.
A few years ago they were favouring vintage vehicles over newer ones. You should have no trouble having a Model A accepted.

However, then there is just the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By updraught
Re: Peking to Paris preparations / modifications

I remember discussing this with a Russian and the crossing of Siberia.
All she said was "the police are SO corrupt!!!".

There was a very entertaining tv series here of the trip in original type...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By updraught
Re: Papanick still in business?

Both GPS and radar need a constant speed over a significant period of time to be accurate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By updraught
Re: Posting pictures

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/faq.php?faq=vb3_reading_posting#faq_vb3_attachments
It has to be attached as a file.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By updraught
Re: More head casting progress...

Looking good.
Do the stock top heads have a lower compression?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By updraught
Re: Looking for seller of Penrite steering box lube

Not lately no. Not since the import tax went on. Got to keep Australia great.
I can buy Penrite steering lube at the local parts store. I think it was developed for early Holden steering boxes as...
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