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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By john charlton
Re: 32 model b engine

You cannot use the B exhaust manifold as the outlet is angled instead of straight down .You can use the A inlet manifold coupled to the A exhaust manifold and use an A carb .Mine run just fine with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 02:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By john charlton
Re: 32 model b engine

I have two vehicles with a B engine installed if you cut the B flywheel shroud off it is a direct bolt in job . The shroud is used in a B car or truck to mate up to the B flywheel housing which has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By john charlton
Re: NOS paint thickness

I have had a good look at the shell at the interface between the surface rust and enamel .I used a magnifying glass but I cannot detect any undercoat ,if there is both layers must be a thou,thick ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By john charlton
Re: front fender brace straightening

I have solved this problem by fitting the fenders, light bar and braces "loose" then you have wiggle room for fitting .Once everything is loosely connected it will all pull together when you bolt it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By john charlton
Re: 7 Tooth steering box tip .

A half turn either way it makes no difference .

John in windy storm "Cristoph" Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
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) 01-18-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
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) 01-18-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
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: 8
Views: 574
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: 9
Views: 769
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: 371
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: 513
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: 1,323
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: 378
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: 378
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: 2,440
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: 349
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: 1,887
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: 942
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: 416
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: 416
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: 416
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: 258
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: 132
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: 959
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...
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