Category: eBay

The Final Piece!

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As you may know the car came with a very poor quality hydraulic brake conversion, to rectify this I gathered the parts to convert the system to the superior 46-48 single adjuster system. I was however missing two grease boxes for the rear. Luckily I’ve managed to track down a pair on eBay from a nice gentleman called Al for a very reasonable cost. Hopefully these will be winging across the pond shortly!

Grease boxes shown below

Winter Project: Home Made Blasting Cabinet

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As I’ve got many horribly dirty and grimy parts on the A, I thought this looked a handy little project for the small parts (found in the magazine Practical Classics August 2014 edition)

I have all the items with the exception of the gloves, which I’ve ordered from eBay.

I’ll post some pictures once our version is in progress.

 

The Anti-Concours: 1918 Stutz Hot Rod

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Sure wish I was at Pebble Beach right now… Back in 2011 Josh and I had the opportunity to attend many of the events that take place every August on the Monterey Peninsula. We sure had a great time. It seems that everyone else did too and they must have told all their friends about it. Hotel room prices have skyrocketed as a result so we will have to be content watching from a distance yet again this year. To honor all those fancy machines sitting on the manicured lawns this morning, I wanted to featured this 1918 Stutz. Now, this is not like any Stutz you are going to see at the concours. Some might call it a blasphemy, but I think it’s just plain cool. Find it here on eBay in Lansdale, Pennsylvania for $21,500 or best offer.
Read more at http://barnfinds.com/the-anti-concours-1918-stutz-hot-rod/#3WZVA3vBwmQQ6jAg.99

Kill Switch

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Finally got around to fitting the kill switch on the Model A. With a car this old it’s nice to be able to kill the electrics when parked in the garage, this saves lifting the floor boards each time to disconnect the battery. Nifty bracket from O’Neill Vintage Ford which utilises the starter bolt, vintage style kill switch courtesy of eBay.

Herald Alternator Update, Good old eBay! (originally published in 2009)

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I had been keeping an eye out for the correct alternator bracket for the Herald as I wasn’t happy with the bodged up dynamo bracket.

A Dolomite 1500 was being broken for spares and I managed to buy the alternator mounting and adjusting brackets.

These as expected fitted well, and the belt adjusted correctly.

The belt pulley run also looks straight and the original belt can still be used,