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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,367
Posted By SAJ
Re: Air Filter

Here are my K&N filters on 2 different engines. Both right hand drive. Both model B carbs.
As Arnold says a VERY tight fit. The adaptors are just rolled, folded and brazed.
Slip fit onto inlets...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By SAJ
Re: Float Valve Operation

Colonel, Hello Houston!
Are you blowing through the valve when removed from the carby, or blowing into it while still installed and mounted on the float bowl?. If the former, like you, I cannot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By SAJ
Re: Float Valve Operation

Colonel, connect a hand pump vacuum gauge to the valve with a bit of plastic hose, put your finger on the valve to close it and pull a vacuum on the gauge dial with the pump. It should hold for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By SAJ
Re: Chemist Needed!

KenBolton. Wax and grease remover is a weak solvent. Petrol is stronger. Wax and grease remover is formulated as weak enough to not attack acrylic lacquer.
Acetone will probably dissolve or peel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By SAJ
Re: '29 Model A RH drive gas tank leak

See my reply today to a similar query titled "Chemist needed". Both repairs were on RHD cars and done without removing the tanks.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By SAJ
Re: The new "Burtz" motor - onto the next project ?

I agree with this too. Quite a few years ago in July 2014 Dave Mossman and I, together with our Wives, were hosted by Terry at his home and workshop. We were shown the amazing projects, work and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By SAJ
Re: Chemist Needed!

Chemist here Ken!
I agree with AL. My roadster leaked badly. I drained the tank, dried the crack from underneath with an IR lamp. Ground the area with a burr in a dremel to remove an old resin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By SAJ
Re: Exhaust pipe clamp

Photos as requested. Two are of the cotton reel rubber, the other 2 are under my roadster using flat steel and a piece of canvas reinforced rubber. Probably cut from a car tyre or a piece of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By SAJ
Re: Exhaust pipe clamp

Interesting comment Katy. I had to look up cotton reel exhaust mount to see if my description was valid. I found this picture
SAJ in NZ.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By SAJ
Re: Exhaust pipe clamp

Vic, my opinion only, but I used a rubber "cotton reel" exhaust mount under compression. Mounted through the standard clamp hole in the chassis rail and sitting inside the rail, on the bottom chord....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By SAJ
Re: Seized Engine

Recently a members car came to a screeching halt while diagnosing engine tapping sounds. We diagnosed a loosened flywheel bolt and removed the engine. It turned out to be the starter ring gear had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By SAJ
Re: Changing of the Guard

Sent Tom an email. Thanks Del for letting us know.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By SAJ
Re: Oil Pan Gaskets

The 1/8th inch neolangite rubberized cork uses oil proof nitrile rubber. I have not seen it swell.
We managed to extrude a rubber gasket out of a fork lift sump by tightening it fully whilst...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By SAJ
Re: lug nut removal

Someone previously suggested removing 4 nuts and lowering the weight of the car onto the loose stud to provide some friction. This may work. Bob C' s suggestion is a good one too. You might be able...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By SAJ
Re: Archive of old Model A message boards

Thanks again Alexiskai. I downloaded it again to my tablet and will transfer to a PC before I unzip it.
It took 3 goes to download. The first two stalled at 60% download and wouldn't continue....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,631
Posted By SAJ
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

I am just coming to 77. I have worn out shoulders, a bent back and osteo arthritis. I can not easily get under a car or get up again without a lot of pain. So I have a 4 post drive-on hoist. But I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 830
Posted By SAJ
Re: gas tank problems

Steve, the pressure washer was used through the filler cap. I was trying to stand on the mudguard and see into the tank when Flat Head Ted (Ted Spain) of Ford brake floaters fame arrived at my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 830
Posted By SAJ
Re: gas tank problems

Meths, short for Methylated spirits. Ethanol with a bit of methanol to make it poisonous, so it cannot be imbibed.
SAJ in N Z
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By SAJ
Re: Archive of old Model A message boards

Thanks Alexiskai. I did download from your post on another forum before it got "lost". It is a great asset and I am very pleased to have it. And pleased to see you posted it here too.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 830
Posted By SAJ
Re: gas tank problems

I washed a very dirty tank out with a pressure washer and lots of detergent after removing the valve and placing a bucket in the car. Then sprayed the inside with meths to absorb the water and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By SAJ
Re: What can you do with a shop press?

Yes what Brent said, plus wear safety glasses when applying any serious tonnage. Tall things can fly out if not stacked perfectly and sometimes parts can split. Straightening bent shafts can cause...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,933
Posted By SAJ
Re: Antique Engine Rebuilding

Synchro I was referring to the conrod insert shells 9 which have 2 side thrust faces moulded in to each one. Not crankshaft end thrust babbit replaced by bronze thrust washers.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,493
Posted By SAJ
Re: Heavy heart

Brent, we are very very sorry to hear of your loss. Hopefully your family can come together to help you at this time. Covid is making these things so much more difficult in my country.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,933
Posted By SAJ
Re: Antique Engine Rebuilding

SYNCHRO, I have Snyders rods and inserts in my roadster. They are not from AER. The inserts have side thrust walls, imitating the original Ford rod Babbitt. AER inserts do not.
I don't know if this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,584
Posted By SAJ
Re: Brake drums

Many years ago I cut off a short piece of a damaged axle, centred-drilled both ends in one of my lathes, bored and turned a centering mandrel to a sliding fit on the axle stub and into the hub...
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