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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By john charlton
Re: Engine disassembly; Uh Oh.

This is a typical freeze crack it is unlikely to spread probably been like that for years . The crack most likely has self sealed by rust . I would not try to seal it with JB weld etc etc . V ing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By john charlton
Re: Missing Valve seat

I did have the same problem ,the engine would run on four and then three now and again .I guess the seat was sometimes in position enough for some compression . Finally would only run on three ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By john charlton
Re: time for new starter brushes I suppose

Carbon Tetrachloride is very nasty stuff it used to be used in dry cleaning back in the day . The fumes when inhaled does damage to liver and kidneys etc etc . It is said it can be detected in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By john charlton
`931 de luxe roadster on You Tube

Just been watching a dedicated man starting a long dormant car . After many attempts it fires up ,great joy it runs !!! . Sadly this happens all too often and many a good usable engine with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,672
Posted By john charlton
Re: Clutch slipping.

Check your private message from me .

John in Suffolk England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By john charlton
Re: Transmission for a multidisc clutch

The transmission input shaft is different as it has a splined end with a big nut on it .The spline engages the multidisc clutch pack . If you are taking the clutch pack apart to change discs take...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By john charlton
Re: 31 model a differential drive shaft removal technique

Putting a jack in the banjo is a definate NO NO !!! IMHO . Any slight distortion of the banjo will compromise the fit of the two axle sides .There is a very easy cheap way to make a puller to pull...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By john charlton
Re: 31 model a differential drive shaft removal technique

With the rear axle housing broken down the drive shaft with the pinion still on it will slide out of the banjo.

John in Tonbridge Wells Kent County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By john charlton
Re: Repair Rear Shackle Mounts

I have had very badly worn rear axle perches . Normally part of the steel bush remains in the hole and is easily driven out . I then insert a new steel bush and after trimming the hole back to fairly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By john charlton
Re: 30 CC Pickup door jamb width

27 7/8" on a 31 Budd cab .

John in windy wet weather Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By john charlton
Re: AA-2042 Brake Adjust Shaft

Try Sammy Guthrie at "Arizona Model A" on 480 782 0266 he most likely has them good used .

John in Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,329
Posted By john charlton
Re: Having Fun With it?

To refit the tray engage the side with oilpump hole edge into the female slots .The tray will then sit at an angle .Get a suitable wooden drift and give it a smart bop midway at the raised edge with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,077
Posted By john charlton
Re: What do I need to do to get a reliable engine?

My daughters will sit in it but not under it or on it .But one is 48 and the other is 32 so maybe I will have to wait for a grand daughter but she is 3 .Lovely pics get the next generation interested...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,091
Posted By john charlton
Re: Using Ford Barn as an distraction

Condolences on your loss we are all thinking of you .

John in Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,034
Posted By john charlton
Re: Something is not right!

Could be a bent steering arm or both ,check out another car to see if can detect any difference .

John in Suffolk County England.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,329
Posted By john charlton
Re: Having Fun With it?

Stand the pan up in a suitable container and wait for as much gloop that will drain .Put the pan in a large garbage bag and drop it from shoulder height onto a hard surface (not concrete ) When you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,329
Posted By john charlton
Re: Having Fun With it?

The bonus in using this system is that you need not disturb the factory fitted plug . The pictures are just to show how the cable tie holds the pump up when the engine is in the car . In practise the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By john charlton
Re: AA 4 speed transmission question .

I know you all have been waiting with bated breath and yes the retainer AA 7085 B can be used in place of AA 7085 . The muff coupling cap fits neatly in the forged retainer . More totally useless...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,706
Posted By john charlton
Re: Water pump to buy?

In England the Pinto was made here at Fords Dagenham plant by the million .They went up to 2300 cc . They were a "non interference" engine so no damage when the cambelt failed The junkyards were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By john charlton
Re: My "new" 1931 Phaeton

In England I finished a restoration on a 28 phaeton.It had started life as a tudor but that body was too far gone so I installed an ex Uruguay phaeton body. I told our DVLA (Driver Vehicle Licencing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By john charlton
Re: AA 4 speed transmission question .

Thank you Doug for your kind offer I will see how we go .

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,420
Posted By john charlton
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

I think you would be really amazed at how many As survive .My son and I have 14 between us mainly by accident like Topsy said "they just grewed".I have worked in Brazil many still on the road in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By john charlton
Re: AA 4 speed transmission question .

Thank you both for the advice most appreciated . Further investigation reveals the output shaft was renewed because it was damaged at the front end in the pocket area . This original damage caused by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,026
Posted By john charlton
Re: Hinge pins

My son and I built a 30 CCPU from parts collected from Sammy Guthries "bone yard". The cab was off an AA tanker truck which was restored with a much better cab . The cab was in dire state and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By john charlton
AA 4 speed transmission question .

A fellow club member here in England has an 1930 wrecker/recovery. It drops out of high gear and has asked me for advice . I thought at first the input shaft and 1st/3rd gear were worn allowing it to...
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