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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By john charlton
Re: Loud Noise when car decellerates while i n first and second gears

You can check the wear on the torque tube bearing . Remove the speedo drive and push a heavy screwdriver up and release on the spiral gear . There will be a bit of lash where the spiral is seated on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,478
Posted By john charlton
Re: Will there be any model As left?

Old Blue Oval has got it right . I have two cars on the road driving that would not exist if the donor car had not been rodded . One was a one owner matching number car but its soul goes marching on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,279
Posted By john charlton
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

In the UK the frame is the item which has the title .High end cars mostly before WW 2 were sold as as a rolling driving vehicle with cowl instruments steering etc etc . These were bodied by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1930 Coupe Sub-frame Rails - Replace half or full?

I would only fit what needs replacing .Once you remove a complete subrail the body on that side looses rigidity and can open a can of worms . Door fit etc etc .

John in warm humid evening Suffolk...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1st gear is slightly jammed

I would bet your popping out out of second gear is due to wear on your cluster gear .I will look in my "stores" to see if I can help you . $ 500 does seem to be a high price for one delivered to your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,203
Posted By john charlton
Re: It ran when parked ..... at the bottom of the lake

As I have said before drop the pan before you try to start it !!!

John in Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By john charlton
Re: Lights mounted on fenders?

Typo on my last should read "fender" not "cowl"

Still John.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By john charlton
Re: Lights mounted on fenders?

I do not understand why the fender lights would be handed left and right as indicated by the part numbers . I have never ever seen any variation in construction that is for both 28/29 and 30 onwards...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 01:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By john charlton
Re: Lights mounted on fenders?

They were required by law in the British Isles as they marked the front end of a vehicle where as cowl lights do not . In some areas when parked overnight the "parking lights" had to be left on this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,751
Posted By john charlton
Re: non- detergent oil

I did post this some years ago on the "Barn" so here is the same story .In the mid sixties my mother in law had a early thirties Morris 12 hp . It was reliable and used every day for her to go to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By john charlton
Re: Model A Distributor with Centrifugal Advance

Prewar English small Fords had a distributor which is a straight drop in . They are fairly common at swap meets here You have to check the rotation as this small engine went to a chain drive camshaft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By john charlton
Re: Help!!!!

Drop the oil pan and pop out the dipper tray and clean everything ,the oil pump screen could well be blocked with sludge . Clean out the valve chest there are 3 holes one in the middle and one each...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By john charlton
Re: Help!!!!

Drop the oil pan and pop out the dipper tray and clean everything ,the oil pump screen could well be blocked with sludge . Clean out the valve chest there are 3 holes one in the middle and one each...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By john charlton
Re: Helpful Tips: Removing Perch Bolts From The Front Axle, Model A

I have had this problem and could not remove the perch . I took it to a machine shop and well over 20 tons were pressed on it but no go . Heat was applied but not to cherry red but still no go . In...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,930
Posted By john charlton
Re: model B motor in model A chassis

That is an interesting question .I do not know anybody with an English V8 but I will investigate and let you know.

John in same place same weather .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,930
Posted By john charlton
Re: model B motor in model A chassis

In England all "B" engines were serialled on the block pad . The law required that the engine itself must be serialled . AA trucks in England were built into 1936 . I had a 1935 AA with AA 4981139...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By john charlton
Re: Differential rebuild, lube bearings for preload adjustments?

When you tighten the lock nut on the pinion bearing it pushes the inner nut forward on its thread this will increase the preload . Check your set preload again after the lock nut is tight you might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By john charlton
Re: Sliding Lock For Passenger Door

Probably not enough call for them . We land up having the key lock handle on the drivers side . Not much fine point judging in RHD countries .

John in same place .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By john charlton
Re: Not a Ford , but what is it?

I vote for Benin which was a French colony up to 1960. Large high quality USA made cars were very popular in Europe certainly in France more than England I think .About 20 years ago I was a guest at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By john charlton
Re: international shipping questions............

I have just done this .I imported a 1929 AA truck from Chandler AZ. to Felixstowe (big UK container port) in England . I use Rinkens out of Paramount CA. could not be better. Look them up on Google...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By john charlton
Re: Not a Ford , but what is it?

My thoughts are it is a French car late twenties . France made RHD cars in this time frame . The picture most likely taken in West Africa ,French colony maybe Ivory Coast etc etc . The building in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By john charlton
Re: Sliding Lock For Passenger Door

Your right door was stamped to accept a sliding lock as RHD cars the sliding lock is on the right side . The locking handle is on the right drivers door . So you can have a LHD and RHD door . The RHD...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By john charlton
Re: Frame welting application

I stick the webbing down with 3M spray adhesive then I heat a marlin spike with a propane torch and push it through the webbing in all the hole locations . I goes through like a knife through butter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By john charlton
Re: AA Truck rear axle question .

I do have a pair of the AA-1123-R adapter plates I was thinking of trying one but the curve on the plate is the same as the bevel hub so the geometry stays the same I think . I cant use the hydraulic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By john charlton
AA Truck rear axle question .

I have an mid 1929 AA truck where the worm drive axle has been replaced by the later bevel axle . This seems to have been a fairly common retro fit . It is mentioned in the Service Bulletins . It has...
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