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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By john charlton
Re: Gas gauge gasket disintegrated

If the car is RHD the speedo cable is routed differently to LHD . The cable runs up through a slot in the toe board so is a shorter route . I have my LHD cars routed this way less bends . If you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By john charlton
Re: Radius ball cap nuts...

The way I have done it many times is to snug up the nut and back off to the next cotter key hole . I do not clamp the assembly together so it is solid, the bottom clamp is then spring loaded which as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By john charlton
Re: Radius ball cap nuts...

The nuts should be tight . Remove the cotter keys and tighten to align the cotter key holes and put new cotter keys in . You have slack because of just plain wear . The system works in that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By john charlton
Re: Cone Shaped Front Wheel Bearing Retaining Washers

I think it must be a manufacturing fault .They should be flat to work as designed .

John in same place same weather
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By john charlton
Re: lug nut removal

You might find that the hub is not solid on the taper maybe it has shims . I would remove the hub cap and undo the axle nut if it is not tight tight you could get lucky and wiggle the hub and wheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By john charlton
Yard art 28 coupe

Just watched some well meaning folk get a 28 coupe running which had been moribund for many years . Sadly they did it no favours and if you have a strong stomach you can watch it on "You Tube "
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By john charlton
Re: The Restorer Sept/.Oct .

Hi Cape Codder

Very remiss of me to skip actual weather here in Suffolk County England . Right now the leaves are falling off my North American red oak in my garden . It is over 100 years old and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By john charlton
Re: The Restorer Sept/.Oct .

WOW a real cool car .way prettier than a tri chevy . Looks just the same as the one I left to its fate in Darkest Africa Same colour combination .

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By john charlton
Re: The Restorer Sept/.Oct .

Hi Mercman from OZ Your avatar looks like a 1956 Mercury Montclair . This was a very high end car in my home town of Cape Town . You had to be a real dude to own one of these !!! . In the very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By john charlton
The Restorer Sept/.Oct .

My mag arrived today all the way from sunny California to cool overcast Suffolk County England . Just wondered how many weeks I am behind you in USA . Even though it is clearly marked" Do not bend"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By john charlton
Re: Piston question

Thank you both for your replies . So as I understand it modern replacement pistons are unidirectional and can be fitted any way around I do remember reading somewhere that there is a "tongue" in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By john charlton
Piston question

Just watched the day old video on "You Tube" on fitting pistons to the block No mention was made to the alignment of the piston to the connecting rod . It looks like the pistons used were solId skirt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By john charlton
Re: REAR Radius Rods Q.

There are 3 different styles The early AR style does not interchange it is for the early single brake system . The first A radius rods had forged ends later changed to pressed steel ends they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By john charlton
Re: Jumping 6V with 12V battery

I have done it single handed when an able assistant was not available . It is a two handed job as you have to push down on the starter switch while making the connection . Both ways there are sparks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By john charlton
Re: Jumping 6V with 12V battery

I have done this many many times over the last 40 or so years . Never any damage to any component electrical or mechanical . This is how I do it . It is a two man operation or man and woman . The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By john charlton
Re: Door hinge screw removal

This has worked for me with very crusty door hinge screws . I assume you are not concerned about paint at this time . Heat the screw head very hot but not yet cherry dowse it with cold wter . Use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1929 Ford Phaeton Fantastic Original/Restored on Internet Auction ends 12 P 9-20-

This car was RHD and is ex Argentina or Uruguay . It has the fender lamps as fitted to Argentine and English production . Exports to the British Commonwealth were built in Canada and had speedometers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1929 AA Truck flat bed puzzle .

WOW !!! thank you so much for the pictures all is crystal clear now . I might be wrong but that looks like a 1936 Shebby truck very popular in Cape Town South Africa and still on the road in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1929 Model A Pickup HELP!! No forward or Reverse Gears

Do not run the engine with the transmission tower off . The forks are not holding the trans in neutral and and it could try to drop into gear and damage the gear teeth .

John in England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1929 AA Truck flat bed puzzle .

Just got to thinking maybe TT truck platforms were 6" more narrow than the AA .

John in England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1929 AA Truck flat bed puzzle .

Thank you very much !!! The "Grove Truck" has to be the answer for sure . The factory width is 73 1/4 " my truck is 67 1/4 " so a 6" crop . All 4 rear stake bed pockets had been removed and the lower...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1929 AA Truck flat bed puzzle .

This is a farm truck from California !!! 1/3 of the world still drive on the left . It comes from when you were armed and riding a horse so when you met another horseman your sword arm was on his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By john charlton
1929 AA Truck flat bed puzzle .

The flatbed on my truck has been narrowed by 6" . This would not have been an easy job the 5 steel cross sill were cropped 3" each side and rewelded back in . The front cross pockets were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By john charlton
Re: Removing fuse holder

This a neat idea and I can understand why it was done . I have the starter mounted fuse on 6 of my cars and never a problem in wet and windy England . Some have been in use for many years If they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By john charlton
Powder coating AA truck wheels

I was thinking of doing this and powder coating the snap rings silver .Then thought the coating is thicker than regular paint and might compromise the fitting of the snap ring . I know accidents have...
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