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Another old kit bought from a garage sale last year guys B) !

1973 issue and built straight from the box with no aftermarket bits....

Even the old school 'glue together' tyres worked a treat and the decals were still good!

Testors silver base coat with Tamiya clear red....

Certainly was a challenge to build, the door hinges and chrome parts were a 'PINTA', still not sure if I correctly put them on trying to follow the vague instructions

:lol: !

Don't you just love that 4 banger engine :P !

Cheers

Ray

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Not bad for a vintage kit. But you should foil the rear door handle... ;)

Also... what's that hole in the firewall for? :blink:

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Nice model from a fiddly kit.

The hole in the firewall is where the fuel filter should be.

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Cheers guys, thanks for the feedback!

Funny you should say that Harry, the kit has separate chrome handles for the doors and hood, not the rear door!! So what I did rather than BMF, was carefully buff the clear red coat off exposing the silver base to outline the handle ;)

As for the hole in the firewall Danno / Joe, the instructions showed nothing about placing a filter there and no part on the tree resembles a filter :blink: !

Thanks again

Ray

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nice job on an old kit ,they are very fiddly little thing.s to work with , looks supper ,

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Nice job on one of my all time favorite kits! I have at least three in my stash!

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Nice model from a fiddly kit.

The hole in the firewall is where the fuel filter should be.

Choke rod on the four cylinder carburetor or the fuel filter :lol:1929FordModelAA_02_700.jpg

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Choke rod on the four cylinder carburetor or the fuel filter :lol:1929FordModelAA_02_700.jpg

Nope. Not the carburetor adjustment (choke) rod. The hole is too high on the firewall; the choke rod penetrates the firewall below the horizontal crease.

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Looked through a lot of old instructions, it wasn't in any of them. :huh: big enough hole though. :lol:

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Not bad for a vintage kit. But you should foil the rear door handle... ;)

Also... what's that hole in the firewall for? :blink:

Very simple, Harry! Given that Model A Fords all had their gas tanks as either the cowling itself (1928-29 roadster, coupe, 2dr sedan and the unique taxicab body) or underneath the cowl panel (1928-29 Fordor sedans, all 1930-31 body styles), that is where the fuel line came through the firewall, and where the sediment bulb was located (which is in the Revell kits, used when the stock engine is installed (remember, Model A, like every other American car at the time of the A's introduction, used gravity feed from fuel tank (Ford in particular) or a fuel reservoir at the top of the firewall in the case of vacuum-feed of gasoline from a chassis-mounted tank, in the days before AC developed the first camshaft-actuated diaphragm fuel pumps. FWIW, EVERY Model A Ford built 1927-31 had as its dashboard, the rear face of the gas tank, with a gas gauge directly in the tank itself, having a magnifier lens which even showed actual gasoline when the tank was full up!

Art

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Thanks again for the further comments guys ;)

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