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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Starting Troubles

Aaargh, I do it regularly! .. and feel such a plonker:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Starting Troubles

Ditto on points.. if it ran before there can't be much wrong with it ....If you now suspect it may be a fuel issue ...take off bottom half of carb, empty any fuel in the bowl. Pour fresh fuel into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Carb Assortment

lots of advice about carb cleaning on this forum... do a search for a plethora of opinions!
In the centraal pic the chip is well above the fuel level so you may be OK, but wise to thorughly clean...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Clevis or Eye to A-23822 Brake Pin Clearance

Thanks ....This is the important bit as I've always been concerned that dollops of grease when mixed with road grit might become a very effective " grinding paste" !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Clevis or Eye to A-23822 Brake Pin Clearance

anyone care to hazard a guess as to how long the stay within acceptable spec? 200 Miles of "normal" stop/start driving or 2000 miles?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,361
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: 12v from 3 brush Ford generator

Er, are you on the best forum for this question? magneto? carbide lights? as has been said ...yes the 6v ford 3 brush can put out enough for 12 v systems, most people don't have a regulator ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Troubleshooting advice

everyone's having twopennyworth here so here's mine...what happens if you disconnect each plug lead in turn? have you tried squirting neat fresh fuel via the s/plug holes into the cylinders and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Rutherford Head

according to an email received from Kem Robertson ".... McKee .. was a big help to me in my research effort when I started. The #43 on the valve cover is the pattern number, but there were several...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-23-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By johnbuckley
Rutherford Head

I know this is a Model A engine but we need the help of the T- boys!
Can anyone provide evidence that cylinder heads by Slim Rutherford (see pics) were produced pre 1931 (or pre any date for that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Rutherford Head

here's a picture of the car some years ago.. looks rather smarter now but very much still Empy racer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Rutherford Head

Ali or cast iron? not sure, I'll come back to you on that .. The owner is a fellow club member... . hopefully he'll come onto Fordbarn with better details. Thanks for sending the article...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Rutherford Head

Thanks Alexiska.. Do you think could you send a screen grab of the article as the site won't let me in being UK based. Thanks very much.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By johnbuckley
Rutherford Head

Can anyone provide evidence that cylinder heads by Slim Rutherford ( see pics) were produced pre 1931 (or pre any date for that matter!) perhaps a contemporary advert anywhere? or invoices ? or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Coil or condenser over heat

In addition ot all the above ...check the condenser well grounded. ( "earthed " over here!)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,366
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

Here's my method...
From Cold.
No hurry, we want the petrol vapours to get into the combustion chambers so take your time.
1. Turn on petrol tap.
2. Open choke 1-2 full turns.
3. Ensure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: 'AR' Multiple disc clutch

Just done mine .... The AR multidisc has specific flywheel and specific bellhousing,
The flywheel cover is the same . The AR transmission has a nut on the end of the input shaft for themultidic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Tudor variant

Brilliant! Thank you Brad.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

Yes, lots of import tariffs and restrictions around then as always.
Maybe it was classified as "manufacture" when value of locally sourced parts reached 50%. And Ford shifted figures around as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

Well, that's open to intrepretation ... Trafford Park in Manchester started as an assembly plant but was categorised as manufacturing plant by Ford themselves as early as 1912.
Wilkins and Hill...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Tudor variant

Info was from Ford Amical France Club.
The photo perhaps does not do it justice. On examnination of the vehicle the standard of work indicates work by a professional, but whether at the Asnieres...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By johnbuckley
Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

Would someone like to hazard what was the difference between an assembly plant and a manufacturing plant? In Wilkins and Hill American Business Abroad (1964) it gives 1925 as the start date for ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Ford Australia History

ah, countries separated by a common language :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By johnbuckley
Tudor variant

Anyone come across one of these before?. It is a 1928/29 LHD Tudor ( with small bore engine). We have been told documentation exists stating that some Fordors came out of the French factory like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: clutch problem

If the soluttion is not on any of the above posts next thing is remove the inspection plate and have a look-see whilst pushing the clutch pedal
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: clutch problem

Can it still work if you go back to the original position?
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