After painting under the bonnet/hood I took a look at the underside.
I must admit I’ve been putting this task off because it’s not the most pleasant.
I’ve added a few old pictures from a few years back to show the difference!
Looks a bit better now, but will need a few more coats as it’s sucking up the paint.
Doing a little bit of under hood/bonnet painting before the weather gets too cold to get outside. Not exactly concours but looks a bit better. Much more left to do, but as you can see we’ve come quite a way!
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!
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 🙂
I’ve been meaning to sort out the perished windows channels on the Model A, so I headed over to John Cochran’s for some expert assistance.
Once we had removed the door trims it was very interesting to find the details from the trim manufacturer from 20 years ago! I may research the detail to see if I can get a bead on who owned the car back then. I’ve tried writing to the owner listed on the title but sadly got no reply.
It was great to drive home with slightly less rattles thanks to John!
Gave the A a bit of a wash and brush up after the indignity of the recovery truck a few weeks back.
Shiny, Shiny Model A
Wash and dry, Zymol Wax Prep, Meguiars Wax and Autoglym Fast Glass
Here’s some dash cam video of the A, on a local jaunt 🙂
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In response to an article I wrote to the editor Ted Kade, the pages below were published.
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Good news today, the A has been accepted for display in the arena at Wheels Day 2017 which is on Good Friday.
Better start getting it ready 🙂
1929 Model A Sport Coupe at Wheels Day 2016
Took the A along to the inaugural Wellington Country Park Farm Shop Car Rally.
For a new show the turn out was excellent, good American car turn out.
A number of A’s were present including one I hadn’t seen before and is amazingly local!
John Cochran’s truck was also present, after he and Meg had taken a long trip to the Goodwood Revival (110 miles :))