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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By john charlton
Re: 7 Tooth steering box tip .

Hi Synchro . On the few I have done they have worked just fine no tightness lock to lock .

John in same weather locked down Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By john charlton
Re: if you could go back in time, what Model "A" parts would you bring back?

On page 277 in the Service Bulletins reprint is a picture of this new spare tyre cover . Many years ago I acquired the outer only . It was NOS and was found when a Ford main dealer building was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By john charlton
Re: 7 Tooth steering box tip .

Hi Synchro ,In the past RHD 7 tooth steering box parts were not available . My local specialist did an exchange service . The sector shaft was turned down to true and an eccentric bush made to suit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By john charlton
7 Tooth steering box tip .

There is a quick tip to decrease steering box lash in the dead ahead position . In RHD cars there is good access to the box but in LHD cars the starter motor could present access problems but I dont...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By john charlton
NOS paint thickness

I have a NOS 1931 commercial rad shell (not AA) . It does have a little shelf damage but still has most all of its original gloss black paint . It looks as if it was dip painted as at the bottom...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By john charlton
Re: Lower bearing and flange assembly 7 tooth

Cant think why it should be askew so when the light switch is assembled the light lever is at 7 o,clock and not 6 o,clock ? Is there enough stock to cut another slot ? Could you post a pic maybe I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By john charlton
Re: Replacement Running Board Bolt Bracket

You would have thought these would be a hot seller as many originals are damaged or rotted out along with the running board section above them . I have a conspiracy theory that if they were not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By john charlton
Re: A bad day!!

This is worth a try . Back off the clamp bolts to the last thread . Disconnect the right brake rod . Disconnect the the connection at the bell housing . As long as the car is secure and on stands see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By john charlton
Re: AA Truck wire wheel hubcaps

Thinking about it I cannot be the only one to think of this over the last 90 years or so but I have never seen this pictured . I have wondered why the originals go missing maybe they get damaged...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By john charlton
AA Truck wire wheel hubcaps

My newly acquired AA truck although mid 29 came with wire wheels but of course no hub caps . I know these are very hard to find. About thirty years ago I sold 5 NOS hub caps to a person in Finland...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,338
Posted By john charlton
Re: Model A News Has Shipped

I got mine a week ago .I phoned to pay by card (late again!!! ) and the office was very surprised I had received it before most USA members even though I am in England .

John in cold wintry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By john charlton
Re: Silly question: How do you remove the gas gauge float retaining washer?

When I do this i put the flattened end of the float wire in the vise and use my vise to flatten it to round . I remove the little brass washer and fit the new neoprene float and brass washer then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,782
Posted By john charlton
Re: Oh oh..Where to begin..or end?!

With the rad out the front seal is easy to do . I have done this in the car many times over the years . I have never ever had to cut the seals to fit .Soak the two seals in engine oil for a few days...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By john charlton
Re: Gratitude

A very Merry Christmas to you all !!! For the first time I was pleased to be over 80 years old in that I got a free Covid jab at our local hospital with no side effects at all . In a movie I recently...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear axle change on 1929 AA truck .

Hi Richard . I got the Pfizer vaccine 2 days ago ,painless with no side effects at all .A very mild sore upper arm like a flu jab .I get a booster one in 21 days the leaflet says side effects could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear axle change on 1929 AA truck .

Hi Brent I would convert back if a suitable cheap high speed worm drive were to be found .The worm axles here are generally beyond salvation torque tubes rotted through and seized solid but I do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By john charlton
Rear axle change on 1929 AA truck .

My recently bought AA truck has wire wheels but has been retro fitted with the later bevel gear rear axle . This is not a compatible mix as the wheel hub is unsupported when fitted to the axle . I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By john charlton
Re: 33 BB driveshaft?

You probably know this anyway . If you remove the bolts holding the big tin cover to the back of the 4 speed you can slide the cover back down the tube . The big U/J is the two piece bolt together...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By john charlton
28/29 AA truck front fender braces .

When painting the underside of my newly aquired 29 AA truck front fender I notice it is drilled for fender lights . My 28/29 cars all have the cast steel ones so I cannot compare . Is this normal and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By john charlton
Re: BEWARE - another scammer out there

A nice Indian lady just called me to advise me that my "nuisance call" blocker had expired and for a small fee (my bank account) she could reinstate it . I told her please DO NOT reinstate the call...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,286
Posted By john charlton
Re: Bad Stud thread

Correction 2 UNC nuts on the bottom of the stud not UNF OOOOOPS !!!

John in same place same weather .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,286
Posted By john charlton
Re: Bad Stud thread

I bought a rebuilt (so they said ) engine very cheap . It was cheap because someone had put a helicoil in but not straight . I screwed a new stud in and it looked like the leaning tower of Pisa ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By john charlton
Re: VIN Number/frame dating help

Hi Mr Moose I have a very early 30 or very late 29 frame under my 30 P/U it has both sides drilled and it has the "low rad pads" front cross member which has not been changed .It has the early style...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1928 Phaeton Tail light

The tail light is not original it is aftermarket . The bracket looks original .

John in cold Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By john charlton
Re: VIN Number/frame dating help

1928 and 1929 frames the holes for the steering gear is punched both sides for LHD and RHD .the 30/31 frames are stamped one side only for whatever hand they are .There is a window in early 1930...
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