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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
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: 443
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: 341
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: 7
Views: 332
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: 1,611
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: 1,367
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: 603
Posted By john charlton
Re: Gap at wishbone to bell housing

Looking again I can see OOOOPS !!!

John in same place same weather .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By john charlton
Re: Gap at wishbone to bell housing

From your picture it looks to me that the bottom retainer is cast iron not pressed steel . This is the aftermarket rubber ball setup which I myself am not a fan of . With the all steel setup you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By john charlton
Re: U joint felt seals.. how do you fit them?

I took the back axle and drive line out of a 29 tudor which had been flooded for a week or so ,halfway up the windshield in fact . The vehicle had been in one family since new and had 76,000 miles on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

Thank you Mel for pointing out the pins are in backwards .I should have rectified that before the photo shoot . In one of the pictures you can see the drum had been rubbing on the backplate so if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

This is the left side the right side is a mirror image (surprise surprise !!! )

John in same place same weather (Drat )
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

Buying from Snyders or Brattons is your best bet both these companies offer high quality parts . The parts I have are all used and are 90 years old and come with no guarantee . The handbrake carrier...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

Do you have the handbrake band carrier that is the part that is circular and has holes around it . This is the plate the handbrake lever passes through from outside to inside .Can you post a pic of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

Sounds to me you have a South American car they never seem to have any handbrake parts at all . I have all the parts you will need do you still have the lever in the backplate ??? . I can send you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By john charlton
Re: U joint. How much play is acceptable?

I am assuming the play you have found is when the the U/J is "dry" and has been washed out with solvent if this is the case that U/J is good to go for many more thousands of miles in my view . If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By john charlton
Re: Best way to tie down the top of a 1929 Phaeton

Really depends on the weather . If it is an American built car the top is firmly fixed to the rear of the body so you cannot remove the whole thing . If it is a nice sunny day I would drop the top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 922
Posted By john charlton
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Wellcom to the "Barn" lots of nice people on here (including me !!!) Good to see your truck has kept the black commercial rad shell and headlamp buckets .I have the same truck mine is all black with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,307
Posted By john charlton
Re: Annoying ads

They were here too but now are gone .

John in Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1930 coupe cowl

The 30 coupe cowl is unique to the car the door hinge spacings are different from other closed cars . If you are talking about just the firewall itself then any 30 car would do .

John in Suffolk...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,023
Posted By john charlton
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

My prostate surgeon told me I had the largest prostate he had ever seen I was unsure if I should be happy about this ,maybe international fame and in the "Book of Records" talk shows etc etc . Anyway...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By john charlton
Re: Bell housing

Sounds to me something has gone wrong with the reinstallation. An A bell housing is an A bell housing just that simple (excluding multidisc ) The B bell housing is different and does not directly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By john charlton
Re: 28/29 AA Truck door glass .

With the regulator wound fully down it is well clear of the glass so I can lift the glass up and to get an easy lift once I figure out what is causing the problem .I think the front steel window...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear Axle Taper - What It Does

It has been my belief that the key should not be loaded. If the taper in the hub and taper on the axle are within spec when the axle nut is correctly torqued there is a mechanical bond between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By john charlton
Re: Worn rear axle threads

Just wondered what the torque should be put on an AA truck axle nut,way more than 125 ft/lbs I think .

John in Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By john charlton
Re: 28/29 AA Truck door glass .

I had to crop the repro lifting channel it was too long for the 28/29 door glass .I cropped it so it is 1" inside the door glass ends . It does not foul anything when the glass goes up and down with...
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