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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,210
Posted By MARKA
Re: Cost of Running Burtz Engine

The main issue that l have with the new block is that l WILL KNOW that the engine is a new reproduction .

I don't care if the new block is indistinguishable from an old block in appearance and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,210
Posted By MARKA
Re: Cost of Running Burtz Engine

I agree with PC/SR's post.

If I wanted to put a modern Engine in my Model A ,I would see no point in owning it.
To me part of the experience of driving my Model A is to experience the Model A as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,740
Posted By MARKA
Re: Considering buying a T

Ray
I live in Melbourne Australia which is about the same size as LA. 5 million people. I live 15 miles out in the burbs. The city spreads out in a radius of 50 miles in all directions from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,740
Posted By MARKA
Re: Considering buying a T

Hello ,
I bought a 20 Model T tourer about 20 years ago .

Since I was a kid I was attracted to the history and looks of the T as well as its agricultural Mechanics.It was the first Antique...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By MARKA
Re: Running Board Trim

Hello ,
I put zinc trims on my 1930 Coupe when I restored the car 10 years ago trying to get the original look..
Dont do it .
They are a pain in the you know what.
They tarnish and oxidize so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,663
Posted By MARKA
Re: received engine today

Hello 2 Rosella ,
I live in Melbourne Australia and if you are considering purchasing / having an engine rebuilt I can recommend from my recent experience J & M Machine company in MA.

They have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By MARKA
Re: Mitchell overdrive spline !!!

Hi Ford1931,
Thanks for the advice. I would never have thought of this as I would have thought that the torque would cause some movement at the joint where the tape is.
Did you use PVC electrical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By MARKA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By MARKA
Re: Mitchell overdrive spline !!!

Hi Tom ,
Yes the 1/2 drive beam torque wrench is in foot pounds . Thanks for alerting me to this.
I will need to get an inch pound one.
Do you know the size of the socket that will fit the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By MARKA
Mitchell overdrive spline !!!

Thanks again for the previous advice I have received on Fordbarn.


I am proceeding with the rebuild of my rear end and I am trying to to a thorough job.

The double cone bearing race in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,403
Posted By MARKA
Re: REAR END Question

Thanks to Tom and others for your advice
Yes I have deceided to go the whole hog and do it right the first time rather than risk damaging the diff and associated parts that I have replaced . And...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,403
Posted By MARKA
Re: REAR END Question

Yes tahnks for the advice I will definatley check the preload.
Time spent now will prevent grief later.

Thanks for your responses
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,403
Posted By MARKA
Re: REAR END Question

Hi Yes I have seen Tom Endy's article.
I just thought that maybe because I had not altered the pinion or crownwheel settings I would not have to check the preload settings.

All I have done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,403
Posted By MARKA
Re: REAR END Question

Does anyone have a suggestion or opinion ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,403
Posted By MARKA
REAR END Question

Hello everyone , maybe someone can give me some advice-
I have just replaced the diff carrier bearings (both bearings and cups). I have also replaced the carrier spider gears to eiminate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By MARKA
Re: Snap rings

Thanks Guys,
I will give your suggestions a try.

Regards
Mark.:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By MARKA
Snap rings

Hello ,
there are not many things that halt me in my tracks but the snap ring in the rear hub has.
This is the first time i have attempted to remove one. I want to repack the bearings

I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By MARKA
Re: Sugestions please

Hi Guy's
Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.
I think I will remove the engine with the transmission attached as I have already removed the tailshaft and diff assembly.

Thanks once again,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By MARKA
Sugestions please

Hello ,
the crankshaft on my engine has broken next to where it bolts to the flywheel.
I suspect that the flywheel and clutch assemby are being held in place by the mainshaft spigot that goes into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By MARKA
Re: Cannot get into first or reverse

You are not going to believe this.
The coupe when I purchased it had a a vinyl floor mat.
I have put Baron Le Bonney kit in th car as well as floor carpets.

When I took the carpets out to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By MARKA
Re: Cannot get into first or reverse

Tom , I checked that the throw out bearing moves forward and the arms retract o.k.

I was thinking that the clutch plate is frozen .

The car has been in a body and paint shop for 2 years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By MARKA
Cannot get into first or reverse

I drove my 1930 Coupe for the first time yesterday and when I depressed the clutch and waited for up to 30 seconds with the car stopped I could not engage first or reverse gears withot the gear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By MARKA
Re: Greasing spring shackle

Thanks Gummetal.
will give it a try.
Mark.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By MARKA
Unhappy Greasing spring shackle

Hi Everyone,
I am having difficulty greasing an original nipple a front spring shackle. I have tried using my original Alemite gun but the fitting wont take any grease.
I have removed it so that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By MARKA
Re: Fire hazard

Hi ,
there wasn't a filter in the bottom of the tank when I reinsatlled the valve at the bottom of the tank. But I made sure that I replaced the old brass screen in the sediment bowl and put in a...
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