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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Fuel level 5/8 inch where did this figure originate?

yes Joe , That's the rationale behind the recommendation, but where in print did the figure first appear? . I can't find it in the service manuals was it in a 1920s/30s Ford manual, or a Zenith...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By johnbuckley
brand new idle jet seperated

Just got this out of packet ( froma reputable supplier!) and crikey it just came to pieces!! Which begs the question- what normally keeps the pieces together? Are they soldered? braized? friction...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By johnbuckley
Fuel level 5/8 inch where did this figure originate?

When was the first recommendation to set the fuel level on Zenith at 5/8 inch below the top of the lower body ? Does anybody have an original service manual showing this figure? ( I know many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Burning out headlight bulbs

poor ground at headlamp fitting is another possiblity.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,289
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

weak mixture- air leak?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Electric speedometer

I have attached a bicycle speedo ( about the price of a couple of beers) - cheap chearful and it works
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith Carb markings

... Good game this! Actually the early carbs are the ones with the brass GAV seat... 1930 and after they went to integral in casting . So... from lettering and seat I would date the upper a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith Carb markings

I didn't know that Bob, what marking did they put on them?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith Carb markings

not marked lower half bodies were produced by Holley Jul- Dec 1928 ( from Steve Pargeter's excellent Zenith Model A Guidelines Restoration Guide) . FYI they are all interchangeable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Sharp Scrape/squeal from coasting

long shot .... can you tighten wheel/lug nuts a little bit more?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Stuck side cover for timing gear

Well said Alexiskai. Good on yer! Unsolicited opinion as opposed to useful advice occurs all too often on forums -even fordbarn.com . Don't be afraid of asking advice and try to ignore ignorant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Stuck side cover for timing gear

Removal of the side plate of the timing cover. To remove this undo the two retaining side bolts (7/16th) , the three front bolts ( 9/16th) and the sump nut which also retains it. The sump nut...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Transmission for a multidisc clutch

thanks are the casing interchangeable or they different too?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By johnbuckley
Transmission for a multidisc clutch

I need to rebuild the transmission on a '28 multidisc A. Are all the parts in the A single/multi disc transmission the same? Or do I need something special for a multidisc model? Can a rebuilt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: E-Zsteer draglink/track rod kit

[QUOTE=duke36;1835274]... drilled small holes to allow a little grease to flow like originals...QUOTE]... Neat idea. I'll do that when I dismantle these which I fitted yesterday. Test run today ......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Carb Screen

. No problem at all so long as no crud is reaching the carb.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,445
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Ford Model A Coolant Overflow Tank

not so sophisticated on my Tudor!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: E-Zsteer draglink/track rod kit

Thanks for prompt response! Does the teflon wear significantly ? am I going to need to tighten them up every so often?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By johnbuckley
E-Zsteer draglink/track rod kit

Any pros or cons about using these teflon seats instead of the original steel?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Rotor Position Question

Ouch that hurts! it is a forum and once we get goin' it's more than difficult to stop :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Rotor Position Question

..... but only on the assumption that the cam notch and the rotor arm key have been correctly and accurately located during their manufacture:). ( and as we all know there are some rogue parts out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Glass

laminated glass has multiple refections of coin, key, or candle flame etc when viewed clocely at an angle ... see pic
tempered glass more difficult to verify ...see thread ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: water pump end play how to stop?

Trouble with these collars is you have to take the pump off and to pieces to fit the collar. I am sure I saw somewhere a two-part collar that could be fitted over the shaft without removing the whole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Early GAV Seat Problem

if it's loose a blast with an airline has managed to get them out of some I've come across.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: #1 plug question

If it's consistently #1 then distribuotr body ( like ryan suggests above )would be my first check. side- play in distribuotr shaft? And we recently across a cam that was so worn down on one...
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