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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By john charlton
Your most useless NOS parts

I think most of us in the hobby accrue NOS parts that in real life we have no need for . I have 4 NOS AA axle shafts for the bevel gear rear end . They still have the "cosmoline bandage" around the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By john charlton
Re: Shipping a Model A

Getting back to the LHD/RHD debate . What side of the road you drive on goes back to medieval times . When you approach another horseman you need your sword arm free on the same side as he passes you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By john charlton
Re: Gap at wishbone to bell housing

Looking again I can see OOOOPS !!!

John in same place same weather .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By john charlton
Re: Gap at wishbone to bell housing

From your picture it looks to me that the bottom retainer is cast iron not pressed steel . This is the aftermarket rubber ball setup which I myself am not a fan of . With the all steel setup you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By john charlton
Re: U joint felt seals.. how do you fit them?

I took the back axle and drive line out of a 29 tudor which had been flooded for a week or so ,halfway up the windshield in fact . The vehicle had been in one family since new and had 76,000 miles on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

Thank you Mel for pointing out the pins are in backwards .I should have rectified that before the photo shoot . In one of the pictures you can see the drum had been rubbing on the backplate so if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

This is the left side the right side is a mirror image (surprise surprise !!! )

John in same place same weather (Drat )
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

Buying from Snyders or Brattons is your best bet both these companies offer high quality parts . The parts I have are all used and are 90 years old and come with no guarantee . The handbrake carrier...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

Do you have the handbrake band carrier that is the part that is circular and has holes around it . This is the plate the handbrake lever passes through from outside to inside .Can you post a pic of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

Sounds to me you have a South American car they never seem to have any handbrake parts at all . I have all the parts you will need do you still have the lever in the backplate ??? . I can send you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By john charlton
Re: U joint. How much play is acceptable?

I am assuming the play you have found is when the the U/J is "dry" and has been washed out with solvent if this is the case that U/J is good to go for many more thousands of miles in my view . If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By john charlton
Re: Best way to tie down the top of a 1929 Phaeton

Really depends on the weather . If it is an American built car the top is firmly fixed to the rear of the body so you cannot remove the whole thing . If it is a nice sunny day I would drop the top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By john charlton
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Wellcom to the "Barn" lots of nice people on here (including me !!!) Good to see your truck has kept the black commercial rad shell and headlamp buckets .I have the same truck mine is all black with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By john charlton
Re: Annoying ads

They were here too but now are gone .

John in Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1930 coupe cowl

The 30 coupe cowl is unique to the car the door hinge spacings are different from other closed cars . If you are talking about just the firewall itself then any 30 car would do .

John in Suffolk...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By john charlton
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

My prostate surgeon told me I had the largest prostate he had ever seen I was unsure if I should be happy about this ,maybe international fame and in the "Book of Records" talk shows etc etc . Anyway...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,044
Posted By john charlton
Re: Bell housing

Sounds to me something has gone wrong with the reinstallation. An A bell housing is an A bell housing just that simple (excluding multidisc ) The B bell housing is different and does not directly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By john charlton
Re: 28/29 AA Truck door glass .

With the regulator wound fully down it is well clear of the glass so I can lift the glass up and to get an easy lift once I figure out what is causing the problem .I think the front steel window...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear Axle Taper - What It Does

It has been my belief that the key should not be loaded. If the taper in the hub and taper on the axle are within spec when the axle nut is correctly torqued there is a mechanical bond between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By john charlton
Re: Worn rear axle threads

Just wondered what the torque should be put on an AA truck axle nut,way more than 125 ft/lbs I think .

John in Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By john charlton
Re: 28/29 AA Truck door glass .

I had to crop the repro lifting channel it was too long for the 28/29 door glass .I cropped it so it is 1" inside the door glass ends . It does not foul anything when the glass goes up and down with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By john charlton
28/29 AA Truck door glass .

I got the left glass in no problem apart from the gap at the top when up .It winds up and down no problem . The right one only goes a quarter of the way up and then the glass takes a veer inwards at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,105
Posted By john charlton
Re: "The Eviscerator". Is this OT? Or Almost OT? Or Right On The Money?

I think being hit by that car on a pedestrian crossing is a real possibility as poor forward vision through that slit of a windshield. Over here it would be pulled over in double quick time and you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 03:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery missfire .

I think RAY 64 has put me on the right track . The ONLY logical explanation is a sticky valve most likely the exhaust . At cranking speed the valve seats in time for good compression but at idle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery missfire .

Yes I did have a hefty spark jumping the gap . Anyway folks it is back idling happily on 4 . What was wrong is still a mystery to me. I did another cold compression test and got 55,55,60 and 62 on no...
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