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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By john charlton
Re: Model A News Jan/Feb 2021 Arrived Today

Got my "Restorer" a week ago and the "MAN" today all the way across the North Atlantic . My "Restorer" had a flyer inside to advise me my membership had expired after 39 years .I normally renew by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By john charlton
Re: Assembly of steering column

They are available for the 7 tooth . Check the I D of the shaft as there are two different tube sizes .

John in Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By john charlton
Re: Stopping a Model A, stopping a AA

The AA brakes are easy to adjust so you dont have excessive travel . I have had 1 1/2 tons of gravel on the back of my 31 AA and the brakes were adequate but you do take care and think ahead .
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By john charlton
Re: Stopping a Model A, stopping a AA

The stock brakes on an A are quite adequate if in good condition and correctly adjusted . I have locked up all four wheels when lunatics have misjudged my approaching speed and pulled out of a side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By john charlton
Re: gas gauge float replacement

Use the flat steel laser cut nut removal tool . The pot metal version normally slips off, no doubt made offshore by someone who has no idea of its purpose .

John in Suffolk County England ,weather...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By john charlton
Re: 30-31 pickup cab

The problem you have is that the damaged area is stretched and no matter how hard you push and pull it you will never win . You can shrink panels by heating/ quenching but I think by the sounds of it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 998
Posted By john charlton
Re: Air filter for right-hand drive vehicles?

Henry Ford did not have a solution because air filters were not fitted when new . The ones you see on cars today are after market and not original fitment . I have RHD cars and have no airfilters as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,171
Posted By john charlton
Re: Fatigue Cracks In Model "A" Parts

Going back to flywheel cracks I do think that fatigue cracks can occur in a flywheel housing . The torque tube pushes the car along which is transmitted to the transmission then to the engine . The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,171
Posted By john charlton
Re: Fatigue Cracks In Model "A" Parts

Cracks in the flywheel housing when the front of the engine has been jacked up to change the pulley . If two of the rear engine (one each side) are not removed the flywheel housing holds the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By john charlton
Re: Front wheel bearing grease caps?

Yes that is the one as long as it is 11" dia. Some have the part number on the back spokes .

John in Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By john charlton
Re: Adjust speedometer from miles to km/hour

Try the 4.55 rear axle speedo drive cap .I think but not sure the spiral gear on the drive shaft is the same I will check the parts book .I will look in the "stores"to see if I have a 14.9 HP car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By john charlton
Re: Front wheel bearing grease caps?

In late 1931 Ford introduced a spoked cast iron front drum . It is the same pattern as the 12" model B drum but is 11" often overlooked at swap meets . This drum is threaded to take a threaded hub...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,431
Posted By john charlton
Re: A question for old guys

In the new version of the movie "Jumanji" at the end Danny de Vito says "old age is a gift" I had never ever thought of that and indeed the script writer is correct .For me that has given me a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By john charlton
Re: Is there a way to determine the original color?

I removed the Briggs body tag from the firewall of a black 1931 de luxe phaeton to reveal Ford Maroon which was still glossy . This was on an export RHD car. I have removed data plates mostly to find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By john charlton
Re: Picture perfect

That 28/29 sport coupe indeed had a hard life as I suppose it was around 10 years old .

John in Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By john charlton
Re: Stubborn hinge pin removal

I had the same problem on a rusty 30/31 pick up cab . I tried all known methods and had access to all tools including gas welding heat (not to cherry red but nearly) then douse with cold water . So...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By john charlton
Re: '28 starter

I would go for replacing the Bendix complete then it is fit and forget . 2017 Snyders catalogue has a new one USA made for $41.50 so maybe a little more now .In used Bendix the bolts get loose over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By john charlton
Re: '28 starter

Measure the shaft diameter the later starter is 5/8" if yours is this you are good to go for parts . If you have the 1/2" shaft you unfortunately will have difficulty finding parts as they are not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By john charlton
Re: '28 starter

If your car has been fitted with the single disc clutch then you can use the parts sold by the vendors . I have seen some substandard repro Bendix drives which were made in India so watch out for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By john charlton
Re: 32 model b engine

You cannot use the B exhaust manifold as the outlet is angled instead of straight down .You can use the A inlet manifold coupled to the A exhaust manifold and use an A carb .Mine run just fine with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 02:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By john charlton
Re: 32 model b engine

I have two vehicles with a B engine installed if you cut the B flywheel shroud off it is a direct bolt in job . The shroud is used in a B car or truck to mate up to the B flywheel housing which has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By john charlton
Re: NOS paint thickness

I have had a good look at the shell at the interface between the surface rust and enamel .I used a magnifying glass but I cannot detect any undercoat ,if there is both layers must be a thou,thick ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By john charlton
Re: front fender brace straightening

I have solved this problem by fitting the fenders, light bar and braces "loose" then you have wiggle room for fitting .Once everything is loosely connected it will all pull together when you bolt it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By john charlton
Re: 7 Tooth steering box tip .

A half turn either way it makes no difference .

John in windy storm "Cristoph" Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By john charlton
Re: 7 Tooth steering box tip .

Hi Synchro . On the few I have done they have worked just fine no tightness lock to lock .

John in same weather locked down Suffolk County England .
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