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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By john charlton
Re: VIN Number/frame dating help

Hi Mr Moose I have a very early 30 or very late 29 frame under my 30 P/U it has both sides drilled and it has the "low rad pads" front cross member which has not been changed .It has the early style...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1928 Phaeton Tail light

The tail light is not original it is aftermarket . The bracket looks original .

John in cold Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By john charlton
Re: VIN Number/frame dating help

1928 and 1929 frames the holes for the steering gear is punched both sides for LHD and RHD .the 30/31 frames are stamped one side only for whatever hand they are .There is a window in early 1930...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By john charlton
My Lucky Day

I logged onto the "barn" and found I had 3 messages . All 3 were the same and advised me a nice man in Texas has a camshaft gear washer for sale in good condition with a email link to the seller not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By john charlton
Re: Cam shaft nut washer

Thank you all for your informative replies . I did check the service bulletins but could not find it in the index . Thank you for locating it for me . Interestingly the English parts book for 1930...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By john charlton
Cam shaft nut washer

Just changing a cam gear and I find a washer under the nut . It is slightly concave so would act as a lockwasher I suppose . I have never come across this before . I checked my English parts book and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By john charlton
Re: Flywheel housing mounting

Many flywheel housings are cracked when someone jacks the front of the engine up with both bolts each side still in place . Remove one bolt each side and then the engine can pivot and no damage done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By john charlton
Re: Leather main bearing

Nylons from the garage owners wife and sundry daughters my mom never wore them I think and I had no sisters !!!

John in same place same weather.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By john charlton
Re: Leather main bearing

As a boy I worked after school at a garage in South Africa . The sure fire short term fix for noisy rear ends and transmissions was to stuff them full with used nylon stockings . I can remember doing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,609
Posted By john charlton
Re: help needed w/steering wheel problem

I have had this problem it was the steering wheel hub contacting the horn button/light switch at the top . I used a Dremel to slightly enlarge the steering wheel top hole to give clearance and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By john charlton
Re: Engine Bolt question

Originally it was a brass slotted plug with a gas thread . To hold the oil pump in place when the oil pan is dropped some folks screw in a bolt to stop the oil pump falling out . A UNF thread bolt is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By john charlton
1929 AA Truck rear view mirror .

I bought an AA truck which came with no mirrors It does have the "d" nuts at the vizor end on the left side to attach a mirror . On the right side it has two for sure factory "d" nuts halfway up the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By john charlton
Re: Gas Cap surround and gauge

The rust around the gas cap will just be local surface rust ,scrape it off and repaint . It is easy to replace the float use the neoprene one as the previous poster advises although the sealed cork...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,156
Posted By john charlton
Re: New-to-me '29, Butchered Fenders?

The most likely explanation is that oversize wheels had been fitted maybe for rural delivery . I know you will be very tempted to get it running most people try this to "save it" . Before you do this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By john charlton
Re: A Sensitive Clutch

This can happen if the disc has become contaminated and is "sticky". As Eagle advises slip the clutch to clean up the disc . Put the car in high gear with the handbrake full on . You will not damage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,225
Posted By john charlton
Re: this is what I drug home yesterday- not Ford

Canadian Buicks were very popular in South Africa when I was a boy .My next door neighbour had a 1948 Buick Special I seem to remember it had a straight 8 "Fire Dome" engine . After school I made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,014
Posted By john charlton
Re: steering box mounting frame holes

I know most of you will not agree with what I have to say but here goes anyway . The holes in the frame are not designed to suit different bodies the elongation is designed to accept very slight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By john charlton
Re: dist. wire-lower plate

When I fit a new lower plate wire I make a complete turn so it will never fail from flexing .I have had quite a few where the wire is on its last strand before failing There is plenty of room in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By john charlton
Re: Re-setting oval speedometer

Just a note which I guess you know already never reset the trip on the move or you will damage the speedo .

John in Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By john charlton
Re: 31 lower cowl patch panel recommendations

The replacement panels come complete as seen in the previous post . I have fitted several of these over the years I do not fit the complete panel as the front end where the cowl band hooks on etc...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By john charlton
Re: Help Identify Marks on Engine

28 and 29 frames were factory drilled to be RHD or LHD .30 and 31 frames were drilled one side only LHD or RHD .. There was however some overlap I have a very early 30 frame drilled both sides and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By john charlton
Re: Steering wheel turns light switch rod

These bushings are very cheap so buy a few and experiment. Could be you could cut one side and gently open it up. When you cut it cut the "return" at the top so the sleeve does not buckle .It might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,874
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: 1,569
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: 9
Views: 693
Posted By john charlton
Re: Gap at wishbone to bell housing

Looking again I can see OOOOPS !!!

John in same place same weather .
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