A recent post on the Ford Barn reminded me of the Ford v Shay Model A debate. I almost bought a Shay before I bought my 29 Sport Coupe. Last year whilst on my latest US trip I managed to see the two next to each other. I’ll let you decide, particularly on the dash!
The hydraulic brake conversion done previously is a bit of a mess as you will have seen from previous posts. The backing plates had not been reworked for the Model A and are quite corroded. Via an advert in the Ford Barn I’ve managed to track down an unmolested full set of 42 -48 backing plates. These are far more preferable due to the simplified brake adjustment. The combined centre and heel adjustment of the earlier system is a real pain to adjust.
Just need them to arrive from across the pond and we can get cracking, in the meantime I’ll need to track down someone to reline my existing shoes as the rears are badly worn.
I’ve been investigating the fuel screen on the Model A’s fuel tank filler neck.
Purchased the item below from O’Neil’s, however it would appear that there are three different types:
Drop in with tabs
Drop in without tabs
My filer neck appears to be made to accept the drop in with tabs type of screen. The item I’ve purchased has no tabs and it appears it would be a really tight fit. Rather than destroy anything I’ve posted a question to my friends on the Ford Barn forum to seek the best way forward.