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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By john charlton
Re: U-Joint housing inner cap.

When you find one the two holes in the bell go 3 o,clock and 9 o,clock .

John in cold spring Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By john charlton
Re: Parts list for rebuilding headlights

I would stay away from Fords original connection setup between the lamp wires and the harness . Some offshore parts I have seen would allow a short at the junction . I leave the "bullets" on the wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,233
Posted By john charlton
Re: B block hole repair

I had a valve seat come loose broke up and departed down the muffler where it still is . A chunk of the seat was still embedded in the piston top which hit the head and made a mighty racket . The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By john charlton
Re: Distributor dilemma

Just had the same thing happen to me . I lent out my underseat spare distributer to a friend checking out a rebuilt engine on a stand . I knew he would have it for a while so I built another one for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By john charlton
Re: Head stud repair with insert...Q

You say your B block deck seems thicker than normal . English Dagenham blocks have a thicker deck by about 1/16" to avoid cracking which the Detroit blocks suffer from . Does it have any casting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By john charlton
Re: Missed vital step

You can get an oil leak from the head gasket but it is very rare . The crankcase is very slightly pressurised when the engine is under load . Oil mist will pass up the distributer hole and can leak...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By john charlton
Re: California 1935, Wilshire Blvd in color (remastered film)

I might be biased but that Rolls Royce stole the show !!! I wonder what its fate was. In their twilight years many were cut down into to wreckers nice big strong frame . Very surprised at how few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By john charlton
Re: Model b waterpump

I did not see Jims post on page 2 looks like that would be a cheaper option.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By john charlton
Re: Model b waterpump

I have many B pumps here in England you can have one for free for nuddinks if you pay the shipping airmail or seamail your choice I will check out costs .If you are interested PM me your full mailing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,131
Posted By john charlton
Re: 29 Steering Wheel Play

First of all check what lash you have on the worm and sector . Grab the steering wheel and try to pull it up and down . The wheel should turn easily but there should be no vertical play . If there is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,131
Posted By john charlton
Re: 29 Steering Wheel Play

You remove the 3 bolt diamond shaped plate .Put the steering wheel dead ahead . Remove the Pitman arm and push on the shaft until the sector just clears the worm . Rotate the steering wheel half a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,131
Posted By john charlton
Re: 29 Steering Wheel Play

The Ackerman steering geometry loads the steering to return to ahead so this takes care of any lash that you would feel at the wheel . It might show up on rough roads at speed but I try to avoid that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,131
Posted By john charlton
Re: 29 Steering Wheel Play

A month or so ago I did a post on how to reduce lash . The worm is "double start" so if you remove the 3 bolt triangular side plate and push the sector out of engagement you then rotate the steering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By john charlton
Sticking Valves

I have the symptoms of sticking inlet valves ,hard starting and popping etc etc . MMMO and Seafoam are both available here in the UK . Has anyone had success injecting one or the other into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By john charlton
Re: running board length

The commercial running boards for the 28/29 pickup open or closed are the same . They are parallel sided and 44 1/2" long and 9 5/8" wide . They have no mounting holes the brackets (2) are spot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,541
Posted By john charlton
Re: RH Drive Model A

Detroit did build RHD vehicles for export mainly to non British Commonwealth countries which were served "in house" by the Canadian plant . One big export market was South American RHD countries such...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,541
Posted By john charlton
Re: RH Drive Model A

The board would not accept my first post and said try again ,so I did .

Still John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,541
Posted By john charlton
Re: RH Drive Model A

There is a LHD trans top and a RHD trans top for the later cars so the hand brake is away from the shifter . The earlier cars the hand brake was in the regular position ahead of the shifter . The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,541
Posted By john charlton
Re: RH Drive Model A

Early cars had the hand brake lever ahead of the shifter so the transmission top is the same for both LHD and RHD . Later RHD cars the handbrake lever is to the left of the shifter as LHD is to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,541
Posted By john charlton
Re: RH Drive Model A

All RHD cars have the gas pedal in the middle . Many English cars of other makes in this time had this setup as well so Ford just followed suite . I have RHD and LHD cars on the road and have no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
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: 463
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: 383
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: 383
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: 612
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...
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