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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By john charlton
Re: Fan Belt Squeak

ATF you do not need to dress all the belt it will migrate around by itself when running . This works for me and seems to be a long lasting cure .

John in sunny morning Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By john charlton
Re: 29 Model A - accelerator issues

The RHD setup does not have the throttle bracket at the back of the engine the RHD assembly is attached to the steering column . The bracket at the back of the engine is used to activate the starter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear axle housing

Most likely Russian .

John in record breaking heat Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,730
Posted By john charlton
Re: Scary ... What the hell happened ?

I had sudden severe wobble at about 20 MPH . I pulled over but could not find anything obvious .I drove home at a sedate speed but no recurrence . I jacked up the front to check all front end...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1930 CCPU, the buzz of the neighborhood.

It must be "B POWER !!! How do you get all the bees pointing frontwards at the same time ???

John in warm sunny afternoon Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By john charlton
Re: Fire wall swap

I bought a 31 Budd cab which had been cut to take a V8 . I drilled out the spot welds and the firewall came out easily . I bought a good unmolested indented cowl for $100 and MIG welded it in . The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By john charlton
Re: Tillotson versus Zenith carburetor

I decided to experiment to see which carburetor would give the best economy and performance . Over the years I have collected many . The Marvel ran OK about the same as the Zenith but with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By john charlton
Re: Colonel Sanders

Could be the phaeton still had a spare on the back plus as it is a LHD car it most likely has a spare on the left as well !!! I have 5.25/5.50 x 17 tyres on my P/U and the spare fits the fender well...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By john charlton
Re: Transmission Bearings?

My guess is a bad u/j normally more evident on the overun when the transmission is being backdriven .

John in same place weather was cancelled today .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

Problem revealed no clearance on the exhaust valve not the inlet which I suspected . The inlet valve spring I can rotate by hand so I do have a clearance on that . I really dont want to pull the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

1001H prompted a train of thought and I removed no4 plug and started the engine and let it idle on 3 cylinders . Took a compression with the running engine and got a steady 40 PSI VOILA !!! Problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

Thank you all,the valve lash/broken spring seems to fit the bill so I will dive into the valve chest and investigate . I will keep you all informed .

John in heavy rain Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

Hi Brian T The Big Three swap meet at the Qualcom Stadium is the best that is where I bought this Budd cab pickup . I do not suspect the manifold as it feeds no 3 which runs fine but I will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

I have swapped the plugs about but no change .I installed a NOS Canadian 1 COM this has duall electrodes still no change . I have got to thinking that this a valve problem and will try 100th...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

On idle I short out the plug connecter to the head by using a large insulated screwdriver. When I short out 1,2 and 3 the engine slows and is idling on two cylinders it is very evident .When I short...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

I have changed the cap as I have had that short between 3 and 4 before and I binned that cap . I put a new one on also I have changed the carb . The truck runs fine at highway speed and the plug is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By john charlton
Mystery Missfire

On idle my P/U will not fire on no.4 cylinder .I checked the compressions on the engine cold . 1,2,3 are all spot on 60lbs . No 4 is 65 lbs which I guess could be that caused by unburnt residue in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,100
Posted By john charlton
Re: Late 31 Pickup metal work needed- Do they not make subframe parts?

This part is called "rear cab support" and is $85 in the 2017 Snyders catalogue page A 212 .

John in cool evening Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,100
Posted By john charlton
Re: Late 31 Pickup metal work needed- Do they not make subframe parts?

The wood floors I have measured are approx 5/8" thick and the subrail "step" looks around 5/8" or maybe 3/4" . I would buy the tudor subrails as they use the same door as the CCPU . i have a 30/31...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,100
Posted By john charlton
Re: Late 31 Pickup metal work needed- Do they not make subframe parts?

I have a Budd cab and a standard 30/31 soft top with ribs .I have measured both fore and aft subrails and they appear the same the top pressing is about 2" . The Budd seat riser is about 2" shorter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By john charlton
Re: My brothers 29 AA tanker truck overheated w/ cherry red manifold

I lent my AA truck out it smelt hot on its return .I lifted the hood and the manifold was cherry red .On the 5 mile return journey the driver had forgotten my instructions and had not advanced the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By john charlton
Re: Pickup leg room

My 31 pickup is very comfortable for my 5' 9" frame but I replaced the regular backrest with a thin ply board with 2" thick foam and vynil. In practise very little weight is placed on the back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By john charlton
Re: AF700441 is this a big bore engine?

Thank you Ray !!! .Got side tracked a bit on a 1942 Ford GPW Jeep hope to get ready for Normandy June 6th which is my 80th birthday as well .It is not a Model A but it is a Ford!!!

Regards John.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By john charlton
Re: AF700441 is this a big bore engine?

The AF 3" bore engine block was cast at Fords Cork Ireland tractor plant where they had a foundry which Manchester did not . Final machining and assembly was done at the Manchester plant . The small...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By john charlton
Re: Pick up engine #

Years ago I bought some remains of a model A van which was on the regular 103 1/2" WB .The original title info for frame and engine number was AA which which would mean it was factory fitted with the...
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