Englefield Steam Up

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Took the A to the local Englefield Steam Up.

Let someone have a sit in for some photos, can’t stand it when people take cars to shows and get too precious, if that’s the way you feel don’t take it…

A couple of nice Model T’s, one a Speedster, nice few hours out!

 

Hand Signals, What the Hell are Those?

I’ve decided to put some indicators on the A as it’s too darn dangerous to go without, most drivers these days don’t have a clue what these actually are…

Hand Signals Copyright www.oldclassiccar.co.uk
Hand Signals Copyright http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk

I purchased the lamps that fit into the centre of the bumper bars, not 100% sure I’ll leave them where they are at the moment but we’ll see!

Lamps are in the bumper bars, the switch is fitted to the column and the wiring has begun. The switch is the fairly standard retro unit that a lot of Hot Rodder’s use.

I purchased the switch from Duksville and chose the heavy duty unit with hazard flasher functionality.

The wiring progress can be seen below, trying to hide it as best I can.

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Wheels Day 2016, Three Years in the Making

After nearly three years of work and help from a number of folks the A made it’s show debut at the UK American car show season opener, Wheels Day at Rushmoor Arena Aldershot.

The trip was a 44 mile round trip including a motorway traffic jam and the car behaved really well with the exception of some issues on the way back. These appear to haver been cleared by replacing the grease added to the steering box by the previous owner with some 140W gear oil.

The Wheels Day show has had some ups and downs over the past few years but now looks like it’s on the way back.

Karen came along and John Barron kindly followed us there and back as wing man 🙂

Good day all round

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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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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

Scott Mills’ 1928 Model A Sedan : The Right Recipe – From Royboy Productions

Scott Mills superb 28 excellently snapped (as always :)) by Travis

28 Model A Sedan
Scott Mills’ 28 Photography by Travis at Royboy Productions

See the full glory over at Royboy Productions click!

Whilst you are there read Travis’s excellent blog and listen to the great “Chrome Pipes & Pinstripes” podcast.

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