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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By SAJ
Re: Flywheel ring gear pin

Rotorwrench, I agree they looked to be induction hardened by the coloured rings radiating from the teeth. But the back of the ring gear was still too hard for a standard high speed drill. It was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By SAJ
Re: Clutch chatter project results

Very nicely done Russ. I resculpted an aluminium FAM centre mount to fit with a RHD Mitchell gearchange. Engine supported on rubber FAM at front and rear. All was well until one day clutch judder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By SAJ
Re: Ring gear pins

4 off 6 mm on one car with countersunk heads (for a nice tidy look only) and 4 off 8 mm plain Allen head grub screws on the next car then 6 off 8 mm plain Allen head grubs on a third and fourth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By SAJ
Re: Flywheel ring gear pin

Here is a picture of what I did. I used a countersunk cap screw but a simple grub screw is all that is needed, since it is the threads forming a "Scotch key" that hold the parts together and the head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By SAJ
Re: Starter bench test spins slow

I have used Plasti Dip brush on electrical tape to replace the insulation on generator wires. It should work ok here too I imagine.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,788
Posted By SAJ
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

I had been doing 55mph through many miles of twisty mountainous bends on the way to the Art Deco festival in Napier.
Arriving in Napier, I pulled up to go round a roundabout when suddenly the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By SAJ
Re: Castor angle

Hmm. The action of caster lifts the sprung weight up as the wheels turn if I am not mistaken. I often am!!
This should give heavier steering and more self-centreing action,
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By SAJ
Re: RHD manifold removal

I just changed the gasket in our 1931 Tudor RHD. I had to wangle, twist and contort to get the manifold off the back stud. Impossible to describe or even remember what I did. Each car may be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,435
Posted By SAJ
Re: Every 500 Miles!??

I agree with you Wensum. I have full flow oil filter and large air filter and I use Mobil 1 Synthetic 15W 40. On long trips I change 3000 miles for oil and 6000 on oil filter. Oil is black but still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,562
Posted By SAJ
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Synchro, yes that last one is a beauty! Many people on lots of forums believe it.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By SAJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By SAJ
Re: No nut manifold clamp

On RHD cars the steering column leaves little space for the manifold clamp and bolt plus nut. So I braze a stud into the clamp (Just a bolt with the head cut off) and use a nut only. Otherwise the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By SAJ
Re: Timing gear/cam noise?

I had a similar problem. My fibre gear would knock quite loudly at idle. I tried various things to remedy this. After fitting a new aluminium gear and steel crank gear and drilling the timing cover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By SAJ
Re: Timing/Spark control arm

Using the extra gap that JacksonIII mentions, I screwed in grooved bronze quadrants hand filed from scrap. The screws would be better if brass but stainless was all I could find on the day. It clicks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,015
Posted By SAJ
Re: Balancing an engine at home (Newbie)

Murray will make it without the scroll if you request that
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By SAJ
Re: A-6705-F Oil Filter Kit Installation

I drill out the cast tunnel with a 5/16 drill stub ground by eye to a hex shape on the end and held in a mini ratchet as shown in the pic along with screwdriver bits that came with the ratchet kit....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,430
Posted By SAJ
Re: Help me identify engine noise?

We have had 4 cars here recently where the starter Bendix, or barrel drive in my case, bashed the flywheel ring gear forward until clutch thrust caused it to kiss a starter motor bolt. Mine first...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By SAJ
Re: Lost a wind wing

I use 3M's grey double side adhesive foam tape ( the one with red release film each side). The one for outside use holding I think 5 kg per square inch -11 pounds that is.
Depending on glass...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,654
Posted By SAJ
Re: Hole in water jacket

Fantastic picture Benson. I am saving that one in case I ever come across a leak or problem with these studs.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,466
Posted By SAJ
Re: Scary ... What the hell happened ?

Dave, the first test I would do is sit someone in the parked car driver's seat and have them swing the steering wheel right and left continuously, past any slack in the steering box and far enough to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,872
Posted By SAJ
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Hello Terry, great to hear you are back on deck with this project. It must be 5 or 6 years since we visited you from New Zealand and you showed us your projects. I will be thrilled to buy one of your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,449
Posted By SAJ
Re: What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

The centrifugal weight on the Bendix of an Abell starter motor came loose, so the Bendix gear would not throw in to the ring gear.
We needed an anvil to back up the shaft so I could pein the weight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,521
Posted By SAJ
Re: steering hangs up in a tight turn.

I had the bottom thrust bearing come apart in a 7 tooth box. I had been doing 60mph through hills and it waited to let go as I slowed for a town.
There was terminal wheel flapping and turning the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By SAJ
Re: Is there a better swage tool?

SkimmerBob, I just use an ordinary hole saw too. I make sure to go deep enough that a gentle tap with a tiny hammer knocks the relieved stud out, because a hard tap with a bigger hammer bends the hub...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By SAJ
Re: Is there a better swage tool?

OH YEAH Y-Blockhead!
Here I am stuck in the United lounge for 8 hours with nothing to do but drink free wine and beer, eat free food and mess with Fordbarn.
Sometimes life is just too tough for...
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