Ford Model A Pickup Restoration November 2018

My younger Audi car currently needs some attention because the pipe of the dipstick is broken.

Ford Model A Restoration Project November 2018

The upper part of the yellow plastic pipe was broken and I wanted to install the new part. Actually a matter of 10 minutes, unfortunately there were some problems until the new pipe was in place.

Ford Model A Restoration Project November 2018

The whole thing was a bit more complicated than expected, because the plastic was extremely brittle and at the lowest pressure splinters have formed as you can easily see in the picture …

Ford Model A Restoration Project November 2018

The main problem was the lowest part of the tube which was pressed over a steel tube, but also a part was inside of the tube (about 5 mm deep). When trying to pull off the old pipe, it was broken in a way that a plastic ring inside the steel tube was left. How can I now get the part out without splinters falling into the oil pan … ??? I then immediately stuffed a rag deep into the steel tube and tried with a screwdriver and tweezers to remove the ring and some splitters out of the tube. Operation succeeded, but Audi should change the plastic mixture here or install a steel pipe …

Ford Model A Restoration Project November 2018

On my jack I wanted to re-weld the welding seams of the front rollers because the construction is not trustworthy. Since a U-profile was welded to a plate (weld inside looks pretty bad) and then this plate was welded to the jack.

Ford Model A Restoration Project November 2018

I have now welded a thick seam to angle bracket, plate and jack to connect them together. I have to paint the whole thing later but it will hold now my car.




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