I don’t often post stuff from eBay, but I was sorely tempted by this one I have to say!
Having previously owned a US Spec Ranger the bug lurks near the surface
My heart says buy it, my brain and the post Brexit £ to $ exchange rate says no sadly 😦
Lovely vehicle, take a look here
As you may know the car came with a very poor quality hydraulic brake conversion, to rectify this I gathered the parts to convert the system to the superior 46-48 single adjuster system. I was however missing two grease boxes for the rear. Luckily I’ve managed to track down a pair on eBay from a nice gentleman called Al for a very reasonable cost. Hopefully these will be winging across the pond shortly!
Grease boxes shown below
The old set of 39 – 42 backplates removed from the Model A this week!
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Managed to sell the old brake set up to a very nice man from Oxford, they will live on as part of his A pickup project !
A bit of an update on the blast cabinet project started in the winter, stalled,and now nearly completed in the spring. We made the holes with a combination of hole cutters and the Dremel, decided to go with three for a bit of flexibility. The gloves are from eBay, taped in, but do the job! Air line goes in at the bottom corner, and the chimney is a piece of waste water pipe. Just need a filter for the chimney and we’ll give it a test. Not the most attractive thing you’ve ever seen but I think it will serve it’s purpose!
Great opportunity to own an excellent blank canvas to build a “patina” hot rod truck. This one has the sought after tall cab.
Ford Model A Pickup 1929
End Time: 21 Apr 2015 12:17:24 BST
“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it” – Henry Ford
As I’ve got many horribly dirty and grimy parts on the A, I thought this looked a handy little project for the small parts (found in the magazine Practical Classics August 2014 edition)
I have all the items with the exception of the gloves, which I’ve ordered from eBay.
I’ll post some pictures once our version is in progress.
Finally got around to fitting the kill switch on the Model A. With a car this old it’s nice to be able to kill the electrics when parked in the garage, this saves lifting the floor boards each time to disconnect the battery. Nifty bracket from O’Neill Vintage Ford which utilises the starter bolt, vintage style kill switch courtesy of eBay.