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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By SAJ
Re: Radius ball cap

Nice one Dave. My ball was round but loose in the socket. I used a vice to press a brass cup freeze plug into the socket using the wishbone ball to form it as shown. It matched the socket and ball...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By SAJ
Re: Toe-In Lesson Learned

I adjusted my toe in with a home-made trammel to 1/16th inch. Then took it to a laser alignment place who do the clubs Model A's and my alignment was perfect. They also checked front to rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,566
Posted By SAJ
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

I see now Mike K gave a much more complete comment than I have a while ago in another thread.
Apologies to Mike.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,566
Posted By SAJ
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

Synchro, wintergreen oil is the common name for methyl salicylate. It is a cousin of aspirin ( acetyl salicylic acid) chemically, with many similar anti inflammatory properties. It is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By SAJ
Re: Crankshaft Counterbalance Weight

Wow folks! I will never say "mines bigger than yours" again.
I will stick to challenging 90 year olds to arm wrestling in future.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By SAJ
Re: Crankshaft Counterbalance Weight

Brett, we did not get a tool post grinder with this behemoth. But there was one listed in the pre-war catalogue.
The machine has been "rescued" from the scrap heap so may never be used properly, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By SAJ
Re: Model "A" Ford Clubs

Gerry I got a broken down 28 Phaeton when I was 17. But with no top, I could only take girls out in fine weather. So I sold it for an English Vauxhall Velox.
I knew I would get another Model A,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By SAJ
Re: Model "A" Ford Clubs

Ray I am finding the opposite. I am 76. Still own a manufacturing company, but only get to work at 11am and leave my desk for my workshop in the same factory buildings at 5 or 6 pm, where I mess...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By SAJ
Re: Crankshaft Counterbalance Weight

Would this one be rigid enough? It is a 42 inch throw facing and boring lathe weighing 10.5 tons without the face plate shown. There is no tail stock on this type but another face plate or a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,143
Posted By SAJ
Re: Pitman Arm Question

I had a shortened pitman arm on my RHD 1930 roadster with 7 tooth box.
The steering hit both stops just as it did with the longer arm.
The box broke so I fitted a 2 tooth box and the steering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By SAJ
Re: *** Annual MAFCA Voting for Directors ***

We have met Jim many times when we come over from New Zealand for MAFCA events.
Always ready to chat and pass on his knowledge, he is a top guy and gets my vote and Diane's.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By SAJ
Re: Mirrors for '28 A Roadster

My Roadster also had mirrors belted onto both front wheel well spares.
These are useless. I have left them on because they had worn the paint off the spare wheel covers by vibrating in road dirt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By SAJ
Re: Rain

Synchro, on our roadster some kind of dressing comes out of the canvas top and gets beaten into a white foam by the flapping onto against canvas sraps.
This builds up after several hours driving and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By SAJ
Re: Rain

We use our standard roadster rain or shine. I never put my front side curtain on except when parked. My wife's one goes on because she hates getting damp. We use the rear side curtains in rain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,680
Posted By SAJ
Re: Insert bearings

AER inserts are described as bimetal, steel backing with aluminium silicon bearing surface. No babbitt in them. This information is from various sources including a long description from Vince Falter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By SAJ
Re: Selfmade a top boot

The snaps on my standard roadster boot fasten to their counterparts on the vertical inside surface (ie not the horizontal top surface) of the wooden rail behind the seat back. If not fastened here...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By SAJ
Re: Oil pressure

If you have a full flow oil filter, maybe the one fitted to the valve cover, the paper element will exert enough flow resistance to show on a gauge fitted to the aforementioned ( in posts 2 and 3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,023
Posted By SAJ
Re: Con Rod Nuts

It is "Metrinch spanners". I have never tried them, though
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,074
Posted By SAJ
Re: Rear Hub Assembly

I lapped a hub to a very worn axle taper that had been run loose with cotter pin in place. The hub moves inwards very rapidly as you remove material from the surfaces and I had to make 2 shims both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By SAJ
Re: ring gear slipping off

Here is a link to previous posts on this topic. Scroll down to se what I did. This has now been done on a number of club cars. We call, these grub screws "Scotch keys" when used in this manner. It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By SAJ
Re: ring gear slipping off

Here is a link to previous posts on this topic. Scroll down to se what I did. This has now been done on a number of club cars. We call, these grub screws "Scotch keys" when used in this manner. It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,405
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bad rod bearing

Werner Yes I was sure you meant that. I was worried someone less knowledgeable would think you were grinding just the insert shells.
If you leave the shells in the caps and surface them on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,405
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bad rod bearing

Werner, do you mean "grind the caps" not the shells? If you grind the shells you will remove the bearing crush.
My bearing clearance was also 0.002 inch with the Snyder's shells. I faced off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,343
Posted By SAJ
Re: engine rpm at idle

The bearing surfaces are separated by hydrodynamic pressure generated by the rotating journal pulling oil round the bearing from the feed wells. This oil pressure is far higher than what the pump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,405
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bad rod bearing

Werner, you have a typo there. 0.004 or 4 thou is far too much for a wrist pin.
0.01 mm is correct. A firm push fit. And a honed finish after reaming is best in my view.
SAJ in NZ
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