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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 904
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Coil + or -

Out of interest Tom ,Did they notice any improvement once connected correctly?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Brake adjustment - Frustration

Don't worry, Cave.... You can spend a whole day adjusting brakes and find they're just the same as when you started!:) Great fun, it's what As are about.:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Engine oil measuring rod

And Werner, just to make sure there's no confusion .... remember, our friends across the water in the USA are referring to a US quart which is 946 ml. In the UK a quart is 1136 ml.:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By johnbuckley
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Multi Disc Clutch

"fett" in german in this case translates as "grease". I didn't use any grease when I did mine , but suspect that a small quantity ( perhaps graphite grease?) may make things slide easier.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: shock absorbers which go where?

thanks for info so far... here's another pic with different orientation ( all mounting lugs are towards top of pic)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By johnbuckley
shock absorbers which go where?

Got set of shocks + arms . Please can someone tell me how to establish which shocker goes at which wheel .
ditto the arms ? Thanks .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith 2 carb rebuild question

and it may be stiff so once you're sure it's unscrewed if fallien out give it a pull with a pair of pliers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,513
Posted By johnbuckley
Smile Re: short model a film

And Dear Cousins in the USA please weep whilst glancing the prices we have to pay for tyres (aka tires) over here. ( 1GBP=approx 1.31$) thus a Michelin tire is $374, and a Firestone is $295 (each!)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Big Bore/Small Bore Model A Engine Block

[QUOTE=Tudortomnz;1715681]I believe all the large trucks sold in UK were big bore? The small bore also added 5 pounds more to the cars price ; why?/QUOTE] yes, all AA trucks were large bore,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By johnbuckley
Cool Re: Common Wealth Engines

What Australian guidelines ???:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith mystery again.

Doa44Green, sounds like you are looking at capillary action on the fresh surface of the gas bowl. Try just putting in about half and inch of gas very gently, - you'll see the sides of the bowl...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Big Bore/Small Bore Model A Engine Block

the so-called 14.9 hp of the small bore engine was the "fiscal" or RAC rating horsepower. this was ((diameter of cylinder in inches ) squared x the number of cylinders )all divided by 2.5 . This...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: brake linings

Try a large worm drive hose clip ( we call them Jubilee Clips over here) around the drum Two hose clips joined together are preferable in fact as they balance better.- This simple dodge has cured ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: broken screws in oak, drill or give up?

Not heard of that before. What sort of wood glue would you advise? Over here in the land of damp; stainless steel screws are primary choice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Windshield Glass Type

Here's the multiple reflections of laminated glass
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Rebuilding Zenith Carburetor

Yes, Absolutely right , Benson!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By johnbuckley
Canandian/New Zealand ID

I have just acquired a New Zealand 1930 Phaeton. The engine number shows as CAU 1350 ,which if correct, puts it as August 1930. But can anyone explain the significance/decode the numbers that are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Rebuilding Zenith Carburetor

All of the above in that order 1) a good fitting screw driver, 2) heat . 3) An overnight soak with penetrating /easing oil. 4) Posssibly using an extractor 5) Finally coup-de-grace very very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Help to change manifold gaskets

Not much room on a RHD is there. as suggested carby removal gives a bit more space, and I generally remove the manifold completely from the block to get things well lined up. ( as said ; it's not one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: king pin fit

. Ha how timely is this thread, as I have just spent the day replacing the King pins on a friends phaeton. YES, the king pin is most unlikely to be a totally "rock-free " fit in the axle eye...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By johnbuckley
Grease fitting threads

What are the threads for Model A grease fittings? (Over here we have such a selection on old cars - metric, whitworth, UNF, pipe thread,taper.... you name it we have it!)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Engine runs rough unles GAV is open 3/4 turn

I find that that Tillotsons normally need to be run about 3/4 to 1 turn open .With Zenith carbs I reckon 0 to 3/4 turn is within normal range .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,615
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Water in my engine oil. Where could it come from ?

Certainly worth a try! ( Reminds me of a 1950s book "Overlanding with Annabelle"- they had a cracked block in a Chevrolet truck and put in "Chemiweld" (whatever that was!) and successfully drove...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,615
Posted By johnbuckley
Smile Re: Water in my engine oil. Where could it come from ?

The sudden change makes me suspect leaking head gasket rather than condensation. So...change oil and 1) Check that cylinder head bolts are correctly torqued. If still having problems take...
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