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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Adjustable tappets.

From the two above replies, I assume it is OK to install adjustable tappets? Thanks for your list of suggestions burner31.Yes, using mushroom stem valves with split guides. Re. the cam. I have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By chrisabes
Angry Adjustable tappets.

As my Covit-19 stay at home project, I have bulk stripped an old engine from a Phaeton that I have. It was completely seized and the oil in the sump was 100% sludge.
I want to re-assemble it at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,289
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Need Picture of Cutaway Water Jacket

Brilliant idea Bob. Is there a Ford Barner prepared to modify a block ? It would be very interesting to record the result of the modification.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

I totally agree with you updraught. The fitted exhaust pipe/muffler is virtually unbaffled which would improve the scavenging effect of the exhaust gasses .
Will try the "tin can" muffler and report...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

A quick update! When using the hand throttle, the vehicle accelerates reasonably smoothley. Once the RPM is increased, the engine stabilises and operates well using the pedal.
As mentioned in an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

I went for a short drive this pm.using the hand throttle, at low RPM the engine was as before but with an increase in RPM, there was a market improvement.
I will be checking the ignition components...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

Thanks for the suggestions, may have to resort to fitting a foot rest.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

No foot rest. I don't have one in my other model A and haven't felt a need for one. Would prefer to do without.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By chrisabes
Kangaroo fuel.

Well, not literally . I have just about finished the rebuild on my '28 Roadster Pickup but am having a difficult time getting the engine to accelerate smoothly. When I depress the accelerator whilst...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,537
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Model "A" Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from a very hot Australia to all fellow Barners.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Broken bolt on Bendix Spring

https://youtu.be/4yhbhHZHrz8

Herewith the link to my youtube of the bolt retrieval. The link is the first in a 4 part series so the next button has to be selected to watch parts 2, 3 & 4.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Broken bolt on Bendix Spring

Remove starter motor, attach a rubber hose onto the end a portable vacumn cleaner hose, push the other end of the hose to the bottom of the housing, behind the flywheel and switch on the vacumn....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Starter Rod length?

Hi Brent. I will be using eye end of an old brake rod cut to the required length. The starter switch is an early type with a split pin so the length is more critical than a screw in type. I am a long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By chrisabes
Starter Rod length?

Anyone have the length for the starter rod that connects the starter switch to the foot operated linkage on a RHD '28 (photo attached ).
Thanks in advance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,704
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Signal lights problem

After installing a set of indicators (flashers) on my 6 volt '28 Phaeton, they only illuminated with a faint glow. On re reading the instructions, I found the units are sent out with 12 volt bulbs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Subframe question.

Many thanks for all the comments, it would appear that the original sill was wood and at some time has been replaced as mentioned by both updraght and Wagga A'er. On closer inspection, I have found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Subframe question.

Attached are some photo's as requested. Is the framework "original" or a home made job? My intent is to use the new subframe but that depends on the information passed on to me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Help finding Frame # on my model A

Could it be a Canadian frame? I believe they were not stamped.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By chrisabes
Subframe question.

I have just received a new, complete, subframe for the 1928 roadster pickup that I am rebuilding. It would seem to me that the original subframe will have to be removed and the body reattached to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Help with phaeton seats

Very many thanks Verrence, once again, great photo's. Regards, Chris
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Help with phaeton seats

Very many thanks Verrence, once again, great photo's. Regards, Chris
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Help with phaeton seats

Great photo's verrence, as rob63mess said, photo'of the front would be great. I am also in the process of rebuilding a Phaeton (1928) Cheers, Chris
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Front engine mount question

Thank you all for your replies, there is an overwhelming vote to keep it original so that is what I will do.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,307
Posted By chrisabes
Re: Aussie and Kiwi barners

Went to the dawn service attended by a wonderful crowd of locals and visitors. As 35ragtop mentioned, the numbers attending the Anzac services are on the increase. The young generation are embracing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By chrisabes
Front engine mount question

The front engine mount on my 1928 pickup is an earlier type been part of the front cross member. I am considering cutting the front cross member thus removing the engine mount attachment points and...
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