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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By john charlton
Re: 30/31 cowl band stud

It is much easier to connect a new part stud to the existing stub . You will damage the band if you try to remove the old stud they are well connected(trust me) When you use the MIG to make the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By john charlton
Re: 30/31 cowl band stud

I have done this and this is what I do . Find a long bolt the same thread as original . Cut the head off . With an angle grinder flapper wheel cut a 45 degree angle in the donor threaded rod and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By john charlton
Re: Truck

It has the mostly 1929 disc wheels not wires so I would bet 1929 . Up to mid 1930 the trucks had the square cab as pictured but have the BUDD "5 hole" wheels .

John in sunny day Suffolk County...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By john charlton
Re: Advice on mounting cab

You have to start at the front and work back . Make sure the frame is flat and square they will straighten cold lots of good advise here on the "barn" . Mount the radiator with the shell fitted ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By john charlton
Re: Wheel bearing preload

NO PRELOAD !!! . I snug the spindle nut up so I am sure all is well seated, .I fit a wheel with no hubcap grasp the wheel at 6 o clock and 12 o clock and adjust so I have just perceptible rock it it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By john charlton
Re: timing gear cover

My son had a nasty knock which did sound expensive . It was that the original Celeron timing wheel alloy centre was loose . The motor ran fine as the two parts were still keyed together, a new gear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,322
Posted By john charlton
Re: Help identifying the vehicle

Drain the 4 speed transmission as it will for sure have a lot of rainwater in it .If the truck has been out in the weather for a longtime with no roof rainwater runs down the shifter reverse guard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,322
Posted By john charlton
Re: Help identifying the vehicle

Before you try to start the engine drop the oil pan .pop out the dipper tray and clean everything . When you drop the pan the oil pump will drop out with it .Make sure the pump is clean and the guaze...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,401
Posted By john charlton
Re: Vintage Precision Hub Puller

I have not seen this type of hub puller in the USA, swap meets etc etc . Someone has cut slots to use it on a bigger lug nut spacing . It seems to be forged steel . It has a heavy outer nut with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,774
Posted By john charlton
Re: Dropping the pan , recent You Tube .

The wheel bearing adjustment video was several back . The way I read it seemed there could be some residual preload on the bearings . The way Paul does it works fine he has no doubt done it many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By john charlton
Re: Headlight Issue Round Two

Redmodelt has it they are the connectors I mean . You clip off the ends of the headlight wires and solder on the brass bullets .There is a special tool like pliers with a fork at each end . It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,774
Posted By john charlton
Re: Dropping the pan , recent You Tube .

I am very sure your videos appeals to ALL model A enthusiasts no matter how much knowledge they might have .I for one enjoy them and find them very informative and jogs my fading memory .

John in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By john charlton
Re: Headlight Issue Round Two

If you have the single bulb reflector then on 7 the main bulbs high or low should not glow even dimly . If just the high beam element lights on 4 and 5 then there is a fault somewhere . I do not use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By john charlton
Re: Model A Transmission

That trans will work OK but it will be noisy for sure . If it were mine I would hunt up some good used gears and replace .At the swap meets you can get lucky and buy a good trans that needs no work ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,774
Posted By john charlton
Re: Dropping the pan , recent You Tube .

Check out his latest the police car one . I am a big fan and any way he skins his cat is just fine with me . We should be pleased he takes the time to do these videos with no real gain to himself ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,774
Posted By john charlton
Dropping the pan , recent You Tube .

I watch the videos posted by the man with the nice sport coupe and town sedan he also has a wife who features sometimes . Whenever he posts a new video he is very informative and well worth watching...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By john charlton
Re: King Pin locking pin question

As a previous poster advises you are definately doing something wrong . I am very surprised you actually managed to get the locking pin flush . The pin has a taper and it will stop going in to the ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 03:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By john charlton
Re: Do You Guys Have to Let the Engine Warm Up Before Driving Away?

I start my 30 CCPU with the GAV opened a turn or two . It fires up easily with an instant choke pull /release . I am very retired 82 in a months time so in no rush life just gliding by . I let the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By john charlton
Re: Model A Counterbalanced Crankshaft

AA Trucks were built at Fords giant plant at Dagenham east of London on the river Thames with its own dock . These were built into 1936 and many thousand built fitted with the fully conterweighted B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By john charlton
Re: U-joint special washer

The edge of the dished washer has an upset to engage a spline end .This stops the washer turning when you tighten it up .

John in cool wet windy Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By john charlton
Re: 10mpg

I get around 20 MPG plus or minus that is imperial gallons so US gallons I suppose around 17 MPG . My ccpu likes to cruise at 45 MPH and I get up to high gear when I can . I do have a 28 phaeton...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By john charlton
Re: Bad Rear Axle bearing

One quick check is to jack up a rear wheel . Try to lift the wheel up against gravity and let it drop . If the bearing is good there should be virtually no movement . Grasp the wheel and try to twist...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By john charlton
Re: How do you all test for an intake manifold air leak?

WD 40 worked very well for me . Sprayed it between the block and manifold from the top The engine did an instant speed up ..

John in lovely spring weather Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By john charlton
Re: How do you all test for an intake manifold air leak?

WD 40 worked very well for me . Sprayed it between the block and manifold from the top The engine did an instant speed up ..

John in lovely spring weather Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,426
Posted By john charlton
Re: photo on new Snyder catalog

My theory is that it is a Canadian export RHD car maybe in OZ,NZ or South Africa.A flipped picture to get the steering wheel to the left side .Maybe Mr Palmer could tell us .

John in Suffolk...
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