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? 🙂

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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

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

Found the Cause of the Noise on Left Hand Lock on the 1929 Model A Sport Coupe

 

There has been a recirculating grinding type noise coming from the Model A on hard left hand locks since we changed the brake back plates.

Simon and I set off on a road test to pinpoint the noise and Simon nailed it!

The noise was coming from the right hand rear wheel.

After removing the wheel and hub/drum assembly we found a couple of issues.

  1. The back plate and brake drum had been rubbing
  2. The brake shoes have a raised metal edge and this has been rubbing on the inside of the brake

The brake shoe issue was alleviated by grinding the metal edge off the brake shoes

Once this was achieved the drum was placed in the lathe and a small amount of material removed to ensure that the drum and back plate were no longer  in contact.

A final road test confirmed that the diagnosis was correct and the treatment had been a success!

Here’s some photos of the work carried out

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1929 Model A Ford Sport Coupe Rumble Seat Clearance Fix

When my trunk/boot/rumble seat lid is open it leans on the spare wheel, which in turn is leading to some marking of the paint. It’s been an issue that has been hanging around for quite a while after being kindly pointed out to me by John Cochran who also provided the kit of brackets to remedy the issue.

When we started to investigate the fitting of the afore mentioned kit it was clear that all was not standard, (nothing new on this vehicle), and that a bar had been fitted across the rear of the compartment right where we would need to fit the brackets. The bar in fact worked to our advantage and we were able to secure the bump rubbers from the kit to achieve the same effect as fitting the brackets!

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Long Promised Ride in the Model A

When I first imported the Model A over three years ago I promised my Aunt Noreen a ride in the car and finally today I delivered on the promise 🙂

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