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Does anyone know where to look for early Ford parts? Namely an entire Model A transmission?
My family has a 1919-ish Model T speedster, complete with cloth belt transmission, and we got to thinking we should swap it out for something easier to drive during the restore.
I'll post pics if I can find some, but it is in pretty bad shape at the moment, and the restore is a long way off.
Where are you located? I may be interested in the T transmission if you remove it.
Regina, Saskatchewan. But it'll be a while before this project gets moving. I have a lot to learn about this car before I do anything to it.
(I'll also forward this to a buddy of mine with an A and see if he has good advice.)
My Mom happens to have about a dozen Model A's on her ranch in Cali. I can ask if they have a spare.
Rxbalt wrote: Regina, Saskatchewan. But it'll be a while before this project gets moving. I have a lot to learn about this car before I do anything to it.
Ouch, that's a long way from here.
Very cool. Any pictures of it?
Try http://www.fordbarn.com/ and http://www.jalopyjournal.com/.
I thought the T engine and trans were one piece? While I have never driven one, they don't appear that hard to drive, different, but not difficult. Come to think of it, the model A box is a sliding gear unsynchronized unit, a whole lot harder to drive than what is basically a 2 speed automatic with manual, mechanical controls. The T trans being constant mesh, you cant grind anything. Also factor in the primary braking system on a model T is a band in the trans. The model A uses 4 wheel mechanical drums.
This is the place my dad goes to for his 'A' needs. Kind of far from you but it's the one I know.
Javelin wrote: My Mom happens to have about a dozen Model A's on her ranch in Cali. I can ask if they have a spare.
Does she have any interest in adopting me?
A friend has a mode A sitting in his back yard with a locked up engine. Otherwise in good condition. Hit me up privately if you want to know more. I think hes looking for 6 Gs for the car and I don't think hes looking to part it. Id like to chop it down and rat it out.
theses guy deal with this every day. Never been in side the place their about two block from my house....
I know a couple guys who have more knowledge of A's than anyone should. I also have a local guy who modifies and races T's at the Newport, IN hillclimb. I know they have hotrod parts available...
You guys are awesome, I've got more info than I'd need now! Maybe I should throw up a build thread when I finally get to it, huh?
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