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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By SAJ
Re: Oil Pan Gaskets

The 1/8th inch neolangite rubberized cork uses oil proof nitrile rubber. I have not seen it swell.
We managed to extrude a rubber gasket out of a fork lift sump by tightening it fully whilst...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By SAJ
Re: lug nut removal

Someone previously suggested removing 4 nuts and lowering the weight of the car onto the loose stud to provide some friction. This may work. Bob C' s suggestion is a good one too. You might be able...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By SAJ
Re: Archive of old Model A message boards

Thanks again Alexiskai. I downloaded it again to my tablet and will transfer to a PC before I unzip it.
It took 3 goes to download. The first two stalled at 60% download and wouldn't continue....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,883
Posted By SAJ
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

I am just coming to 77. I have worn out shoulders, a bent back and osteo arthritis. I can not easily get under a car or get up again without a lot of pain. So I have a 4 post drive-on hoist. But I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By SAJ
Re: gas tank problems

Steve, the pressure washer was used through the filler cap. I was trying to stand on the mudguard and see into the tank when Flat Head Ted (Ted Spain) of Ford brake floaters fame arrived at my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By SAJ
Re: gas tank problems

Meths, short for Methylated spirits. Ethanol with a bit of methanol to make it poisonous, so it cannot be imbibed.
SAJ in N Z
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By SAJ
Re: Archive of old Model A message boards

Thanks Alexiskai. I did download from your post on another forum before it got "lost". It is a great asset and I am very pleased to have it. And pleased to see you posted it here too.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By SAJ
Re: gas tank problems

I washed a very dirty tank out with a pressure washer and lots of detergent after removing the valve and placing a bucket in the car. Then sprayed the inside with meths to absorb the water and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By SAJ
Re: What can you do with a shop press?

Yes what Brent said, plus wear safety glasses when applying any serious tonnage. Tall things can fly out if not stacked perfectly and sometimes parts can split. Straightening bent shafts can cause...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,548
Posted By SAJ
Re: Antique Engine Rebuilding

Synchro I was referring to the conrod insert shells 9 which have 2 side thrust faces moulded in to each one. Not crankshaft end thrust babbit replaced by bronze thrust washers.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,114
Posted By SAJ
Re: Heavy heart

Brent, we are very very sorry to hear of your loss. Hopefully your family can come together to help you at this time. Covid is making these things so much more difficult in my country.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,548
Posted By SAJ
Re: Antique Engine Rebuilding

SYNCHRO, I have Snyders rods and inserts in my roadster. They are not from AER. The inserts have side thrust walls, imitating the original Ford rod Babbitt. AER inserts do not.
I don't know if this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,233
Posted By SAJ
Re: Brake drums

Many years ago I cut off a short piece of a damaged axle, centred-drilled both ends in one of my lathes, bored and turned a centering mandrel to a sliding fit on the axle stub and into the hub...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,763
Posted By SAJ
Re: Brake fades if hot

Updaught's post is why I always press and release the brakes on long downhill runs. This releases the gases that form from thermal decomposition of the phenolic bonding agent used in most moulded...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,005
Posted By SAJ
Re: Model A Nightmare Fire

Tom, we really feel for you from the other side of the world. As one of the good guys and one of my favourite posters you did not deserve this.
Keith True is another of my favorites and the words he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,053
Posted By SAJ
Re: Front spring broken

Werner, you do not need a spring compressor for the front spring.
Into the half inch gap you made between spring eye and axle place a piece of greased timber. Jack up the axle until the shackle has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,122
Posted By SAJ
Re: 5.5 Head Spark Advance

Ron, my roadster has a 5.5 Snyder head. It is bored out 125 thou, giving an increase in CR to about 6:1.
I was running it up to a very audible ping and then back 1 click. This was about 28 deg on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By SAJ
Re: Drive By for Greg.

Richard, that was fantastic.
We met you at the Reno MAFCA meet at the pizza place, that DaveyMc29, The Ace Mechanic, organised after we met Trudy and Dave Vestel in Melbourne to put the idea...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,285
Posted By SAJ
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

Correction to my post above about Larry's question. I was told there are 1200 registered Model A's in NZ.
And the belief is there may be about the same number or more unregistered, hiding in barns...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,547
Posted By SAJ
Re: 6.1 Head / Carburetor Choice

We have a Tudor and a Roadster both with 5.5 heads and Zenith model B carbs on drilled out A manifolds, with large K& N air cleaners fitted. Both cars will go well over 70 mph flat out and return...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By SAJ
Re: How often does a Model A have a need for a tow truck?

After high speed runs through the hilly turns to Napier city, I pulled up to the first roundabout and, as I tried to turn, the steering wheel came up towards me and the car went straight on. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,285
Posted By SAJ
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

Larry, my electronic balancer is just an old Italian Corghi. Nothing special. It has the usual cone mountings which are no good for a Model A, plus adjustable 4 and 5 stud mountings for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 02:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,285
Posted By SAJ
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

Larry, your wheels must be better than the ones we see in NZ. I have an electronic balancer that mounts the wheels through the 5 stud holes. I have balanced many front wheels that were bouncy at as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By SAJ
Re: Undercarriage Detailing

I would just sand the lumpy spots smooth, looking for cracks or holes, and if none are found, hit it with black enamel aerosol. I use Plasticote gloss black enamel aerosols. On the muffler I sand...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,723
Posted By SAJ
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

Bearing crush is very important and checked by installing the bolt or bolts on only one side of the cap, whereupon the gap left on the opposite side between the cap faces can be measured with feeler...
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