A recent post on the Ford Barn reminded me of the Ford v Shay Model A debate. I almost bought a Shay before I bought my 29 Sport Coupe. Last year whilst on my latest US trip I managed to see the two next to each other. I’ll let you decide, particularly on the dash!
Good news on sorting my braking issues!
The hydraulic brake conversion done previously is a bit of a mess as you will have seen from previous posts. The backing plates had not been reworked for the Model A and are quite corroded. Via an advert in the Ford Barn I’ve managed to track down an unmolested full set of 42 -48 backing plates. These are far more preferable due to the simplified brake adjustment. The combined centre and heel adjustment of the earlier system is a real pain to adjust.
Just need them to arrive from across the pond and we can get cracking, in the meantime I’ll need to track down someone to reline my existing shoes as the rears are badly worn.
I’ve managed to purchase a NOS vacuum wiper motor via the Swap Meet section of the Ford Barn which is great news.
Only slight drawback is that the motor is in Tennessee USA, and would have cost $114 to ship!!
Good thing is that my Sister in Law visits Tallahassee Florida regularly, and can bring it back in September, shipping $20 🙂
Visited the annual show at Popham Airfield with Karen, ran into fellow “Ford Barner” John and his excellent “A” Truck. Got a few bargains. Nice day all round