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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By SAJ
Re: Brake drums

Many years ago I cut off a short piece of a damaged axle, centred-drilled both ends in one of my lathes, bored and turned a centering mandrel to a sliding fit on the axle stub and into the hub...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,538
Posted By SAJ
Re: Brake fades if hot

Updaught's post is why I always press and release the brakes on long downhill runs. This releases the gases that form from thermal decomposition of the phenolic bonding agent used in most moulded...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,955
Posted By SAJ
Re: Model A Nightmare Fire

Tom, we really feel for you from the other side of the world. As one of the good guys and one of my favourite posters you did not deserve this.
Keith True is another of my favorites and the words he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,957
Posted By SAJ
Re: Front spring broken

Werner, you do not need a spring compressor for the front spring.
Into the half inch gap you made between spring eye and axle place a piece of greased timber. Jack up the axle until the shackle has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,063
Posted By SAJ
Re: 5.5 Head Spark Advance

Ron, my roadster has a 5.5 Snyder head. It is bored out 125 thou, giving an increase in CR to about 6:1.
I was running it up to a very audible ping and then back 1 click. This was about 28 deg on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By SAJ
Re: Drive By for Greg.

Richard, that was fantastic.
We met you at the Reno MAFCA meet at the pizza place, that DaveyMc29, The Ace Mechanic, organised after we met Trudy and Dave Vestel in Melbourne to put the idea...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,990
Posted By SAJ
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

Correction to my post above about Larry's question. I was told there are 1200 registered Model A's in NZ.
And the belief is there may be about the same number or more unregistered, hiding in barns...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,363
Posted By SAJ
Re: 6.1 Head / Carburetor Choice

We have a Tudor and a Roadster both with 5.5 heads and Zenith model B carbs on drilled out A manifolds, with large K& N air cleaners fitted. Both cars will go well over 70 mph flat out and return...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By SAJ
Re: How often does a Model A have a need for a tow truck?

After high speed runs through the hilly turns to Napier city, I pulled up to the first roundabout and, as I tried to turn, the steering wheel came up towards me and the car went straight on. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,990
Posted By SAJ
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

Larry, my electronic balancer is just an old Italian Corghi. Nothing special. It has the usual cone mountings which are no good for a Model A, plus adjustable 4 and 5 stud mountings for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 02:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,990
Posted By SAJ
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

Larry, your wheels must be better than the ones we see in NZ. I have an electronic balancer that mounts the wheels through the 5 stud holes. I have balanced many front wheels that were bouncy at as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,449
Posted By SAJ
Re: Undercarriage Detailing

I would just sand the lumpy spots smooth, looking for cracks or holes, and if none are found, hit it with black enamel aerosol. I use Plasticote gloss black enamel aerosols. On the muffler I sand...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,657
Posted By SAJ
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

Bearing crush is very important and checked by installing the bolt or bolts on only one side of the cap, whereupon the gap left on the opposite side between the cap faces can be measured with feeler...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,224
Posted By SAJ
Re: Mitchell O.D.

Synchro, I have to push or pull my Mitchel o/d gearstick very positively when warm, with no delay or pause with synchronizing pressure on the stick before the the baulk ring balls "pop" through....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,640
Posted By SAJ
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

Model A Ron, all of the Mobil 1oils I see listed contain both zinc and phosphorous in the form of ZDDP.
The lowest phosphorous is 650 ppm and the highest is way up at 1750. I use 15W50 which has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,557
Posted By SAJ
Re: 4 post lift

I have a 4 post English Bradbury. Instead of rolling transverse jacks, it has two extra longitudinal beams that adjust sideways on small rollers supported on two lateral beams. These beams rise and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,640
Posted By SAJ
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

KenBolton, I have an image in my head of a motor with sludge containing years of unfiltered metal particles from normal wear processes, plus cotton fibres released from a worn cam gear and maybe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,740
Posted By SAJ
Re: A question for old guys

700 RPM. I understand your problem. I too am 76. I was very active until about 70, when osteo arthritis got much worse in shoulders. I cannot raise my right arm much above horizontal unless I lift it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,542
Posted By SAJ
Re: fan blade disaster

He is Bruce Stratton. Email brucestratton@xtra.co.nz. I paid about NZD$175.00 for mine.
They are a carbon fibre thing of beauty.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Nkaminar, thanks for the reply. That is most interesting and I hope it turns up a better part that I have not seen or heard of. My barrels did come from Snyders, the last one probably about 7 or 8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By SAJ
Re: Where do I go from here??

One thing I would definitely check before driving it is that the rear hub bolts are fully tight and the hubs pulled up on the tapers. My roadster was run with them loose, as if adjusted for taper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Hi Doug. I hope you and Nan are staying safe from this awful virus. Diane Dave and Karen send their regards too. We will miss you at the Gisborne rally coming up soon.
I have done about 50000 miles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Thanks Terry. Even a 5/32 spacer would prevent the starter spigot from centralising in the flywheel cover register, meaning only the 3 bolts would hold it central. Are they "fitted" bolts i wonder?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Nkaminar, you show the USA ones that we are breakiing. They come from Snyders. The Indian made ones are even more fragile.
That Snyders barrel drive is what is in my photos. There is no spring in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Nkaminar, did you by any chance photograph your modern drive before you put it in? I would like to get one like you have, but do not see such available anywhere.
I have broken the slotted collar on...
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