Reminiscing – Model A Fun – Hemmings

Model A Fun

Model A Fun

Really nice article from Richard Lentinello at Hemmings (“Reminiscing” story, edited by Richard Lentinello, comes to us from Hemmings Classic Car reader Dave Crocker of Mashpee, Massachusetts) Read on here

Wheels Day Preparation

Despite the cold weather Karen and I prepped the A for this Fridays Wheels Day Show in Aldershot, new hub caps, painting bumper trims etc.

Here’s hoping for good weather!

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Roadster Update

My friend John is restoring a Model A Roadster, I poped over the night to check on his progress.

The frame has been powder coated and a number of ancillaries have been refitted, it looks great , I’m very jealous!

He also had an old frame that he’s breaking for parts, the frame had a juice brake set up, so I am going to buy the front drums as they’ll match my 1948 setup on the Sport Coupe.

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If I had $4000 I’d Hit the Roof!

Hemmings Parts Classified FOR SALE Roof 101 Cyclone OHV and Manifold, Four Port, FORD NEW

Very desirable piece of kit for sale on Hemmings which would look great on my Sport Coupe.Only complication is that I can’t afford the $4000 to buy it….

 

 

 

Johns Latest Barn Find – Update!

Update on John’s barn find, popped over to see him today, and he’s happily working away on getting the latest find on the road!

Latest Pictures From the UK

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Original pictures from the States

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My good friend Mr Cochran has another really cool Model A barn find.

This time it’s a 1929 Tudor that was sat under a lean to for 25 years!

These pictures are from the previous owners in the States, hope to take some here in the UK soon

John’s Latest A

Popped over to see Mr Cochran’s latest acquisition and very nice it is too 🙂

Unusual but very attractive paint job, very nice interior with the exception of a little rodent damage. John has been doing some fairly extensive work on the engine which is now nearing completion. Looking forward to seeing it on the road!

Model A Tudor

Model A Tudor

You can find some more pictures on the link below

http://www.flickr.com/photos/charlville/sets/72157658303549710

 

 

Beaulieu Autojumble September 5th 2015

Took a trip to the International Autojumble at Beaulieu National Motor Museum. A poignant day as Lord Montagu the person mainly responsible for Beaulieu as is now sadly died earlier this week.

The autojumble was full of the usual weird and wonderful stuff. Not a massive showing on the Yank front, but what was there was good. I especially liked Brian Bignell’s 1929 Model A Speedster, which as you can see was built to a really nice quality 

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Here’s some of the rest 🙂

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A Model (A) of In-Efficiency

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I HAVE MY ENGINE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It took me forever to pick it up.

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Let’s go through the timeline since the last post…..

It is 4/10/15 and J&M has let me know that the babbitts are poured and the rods are balanced.  They are waiting on a clutch from the supplier.

Pour the Babbitts

Balancing Rods.  You would think the rods are balanced.  They aren’t.

Is this manly stuff?  Yes….but I have to keep myself from commenting that they are handling rods and playing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”.

Do you know how to line bore a block?

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Machining the Thrust so there is less leakage.

It is now 4/14/15 and there has been little recent progress on my Phaeton.  Even if all the pieces/parts were magically to appear in my garage tomorrow, I wouldn’t be able to reassemble the car until sometime in May or June.  So what is going…

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Transmission work: REASSEMBLY

Excellent stuff from the Old Car Road Trip blog

Old Car Road Trip

Here is a video of my transmission being taken apart and rebuilt by John Karal

Its good stuff and a GREAT “how to”.

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