Getting an old hot-rod hero back into service: repairing a P-51 Mustang fuel gauge – Daniel Beaudry @Hemmings

Great stuff from Daniel. and the way it should be!

Who needs off the shelf when you can do this with cool old stuff? 🙂

Read the article here

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Popham Classic Car Show & Autojumble 2018

Took our annual trip to the Popham Airfield Classic Car Show & Autojumble, the show was really well attended. Here are some of the American contingent.

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I particularly liked the 1925 Model T Depot Hack and the Model A Roadster Pickup that you can see in the slideshow. Quite a number of American car clubs were well represented. This is the biggest attendance of cars in general that I’ve seen at this show in the years that I’ve been attending. The excellent weather had something to do with it at a guess I’d say? 🙂

Ford accelerates cost-cutting plan, will drop most U.S. sedans – Mistake or Genius?

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Wednesday outlined a plan to cut costs and boost profit margins at a faster pace than previously announced, which includes dropping traditional sedan models in North America that have become increasingly unpopular with consumers.

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Salesman’s 1939 Ford coupe – Classic Cars.com Journal

Here’s a pick of the day from a few weeks back by Ben Golfen at Classic Cars.com. It’s a lovely 1939 Ford V8 Coupe rocking the Flathead and a glorious colour scheme from the Swift Premium Co and has been in the same family since 1942!

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Ben’s article on the car can be found here and The listing is here

In the Garage: Damaged Model “A” Ford Sport Coupe – The Old Motor

Really interesting piece from The Old Motor especially being a Model Sport Coupe Owner albeit a 29 🙂

The article shows a damaged 1930 Sport Coupe pictured at a body shop for what we can assume is estimate and eventual repair.

Read on here

Easy A – 1980 Shay Super Deluxe Roadster – David Conwill at Hemmings

The 1980 Shay Super Deluxe Roadster provided classic Model A fun with modern safety and accessibility

A good overview of the Shay by David Conwill of Hemmings here.

I nearly bought a Shay but ended up with the real thing, I’m glad when you see them next to each other you can see the real deal is better as I did at Volo. you can read the post here

A v Shay

Don’t get me wrong I think they have their place and are a good fun option.

Some more on Shay and the replica car movement here

 

How much is my Model “A” Ford worth? – by Grant MacLaren

How much is my Model “A” Ford worth?

This is a question that is often asked in forums, at club meetings and just about everywhere where Model A owner gather either physically or virtually!

Grant McLaren’s article gives some good advice and pointers to help answer this burning question, read on here

1929 Model A Ford Sport Coupe Misfire

Upon starting the A today I was experiencing a bit of a Misfire, heard a tracking sound and found a plug arcing out on the advance & retard lever. The car has a Simmons head which means the plugs are in a non standard position. New one on me, maybe the weather? All cured by a little bit of insulation tape. I have a modern cap & leads to fit but I like the old style strips!

 

Memorandum from Ernest Kanzler to Henry Ford regarding Replacing the Model T, 1926 – The Henry Ford Archives

Ernest Kanzler

This memo was probably on of the reasons that Henry Ford eventually replaced the Model T, however it cost Kanzler his job and damaged Edsel Ford’s career.

The memo in the Henry Ford Museum Archives