90-Day Wonder: Ford’s Infamous SOHC 427 Cammer – Thom Taylor @HotRod Network!

The legendary Cammer is the engine that made NASCAR change the the rules!

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Fifty years ago, it was hailed as “Ford’s greatest engine”.

Read Thom Taylor’s article here at HotRod Network

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John’s Roadster, An Update

Whilst I was over at John’s I had the chance to look at the progress on his Model Roadster build.

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Rolling chassis more or less done body panels being test fitted before patch panels applied and bodywork done.

So Begins the Model B Gearbox Conversion

My friend John Cochran put me in touch with a very nice chap in Scotland named Ian Caldwell who happened to have a Model B gearbox for sale. The Model B gearbox offers the advantage of synchromesh over the Model A by removing the need to double declutch.

Wikipedia description

In a synchromesh gearbox, to correctly match the speed of the gear to that of the shaft as the gear is engaged the collar initially applies a force to a cone-shaped brass clutch attached to the gear, which brings the speeds to match prior to the collar locking into place.

Now I still need to gather quite a lot of extra parts to effect the conversion, these include a clutch pedal, shift lever. I’ll post the progress!

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

 

Edsel B. Ford – Condensed from several articles in 1989, by Edsel owner Ron Osborn, Drawings by Harry Bradley

Edsel Bryant Ford

A nice compilation of articles on Edsel Ford from the Edsel owners club website

Edsel’s Roadsters

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You can read the article here

My Model A The Story So Far!

Here’s a video of a lot of the work I’ve done on the Model A, (with help, John, Simon, Mr H, Karen to name but a few!), in the past three years.

I’ll improve it as time goes on, but it’s an interesting record of progress.

 

 

84 Years Old and Still Driving His First Car – Jeff Holtz New York Times

Clarence Cleveland Curtiss, of Shelton, with his 1929 Ford Model A, which he bought in 1938.

84 Years Old and Still Driving His First Car

Read on here