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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Starter motor--question before I reinstall

Although a starter motor may spin nicely without load this doesn't necessarily mean it'll work satisfactorily when installed. I know of no easy way of load testing these things on the work bench...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 34
Posted By johnbuckley
late GAV housing???

Any one know of a non-brass GAV housing like this? Not seen one before
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By johnbuckley
Smile Re: Backfire in overrun mode (load change)

Add to all the above ... any change in the fuel mixture or a weak spark will make ign more difficult within the cylinder. On the overrun there is extreme suction sucking through a closed throttle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: vibrates when backing up

I always assume the multiplate clutch is more likely to do this, but obviously it happens with single plate clutches too
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith carb float level

The answer is you need to ADD washers( we call them gaskets over 'ere :)) to LOWER the fuel level. Also be aware that if your new float valve is like either of the two on the left in this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith carb

One needs to test every shut off valve ... even brand new ones ..they are all suspect.
here's a list of possible leaks from Zeniths
Problem: Remedy
1 Leaking/loose float valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith carb

I agree with #2 ... the drain plug often get blamed ( and subsequently often overtightened and threads stripped in consequence!). It is likely the leak is elsewhere and fuel just trickling down to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Selfmade a top boot

Agree with #2 above. Woolies in Uk have all fabric and fittings needed. I used an ordinary domestic sewing machine , made a paper pattern with quaility paper ( not newspaper) and end result was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Water Pump Removal

if it's a 4 blade fan "No ( unless you can unbolt the blades from the hub) " .If it's a 2 blade fan then there's a good chance that you will not need to remove the rad. But sometimes it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Minimal wiring

simple hot wire...( I use croc clipped wire in the workshop testbed)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,923
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Misfire and backfire when hot

here we are. .. hot wire to by-pass pop out ( and junction box if you so wish)... it's best to disconnect the exisiting pop out wires in case there's a short circuit in them
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: connect the capacitor outside

neat Bob, and good for a quick change-over for testing
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: connect the capacitor outside

A diagram of where the condenseer can go as well as other possible changes over 90 years. You can see where the condenser can go as in Purdy's response #2... Key to the thumbnail below... Possible...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,101
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith Carburetor linkage sticking and stiff

Looks like you need to obtsain a few extras! ... as above in post #10... you're missing the sleeve, also may the spring is too short or has partially gone through the firewall- the washer should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,873
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Rear Hub Assembly

Well thank you for pointing that out. However I reckon most are probably inserted as Shew01's photo without problems arising!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,136
Posted By johnbuckley
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Gas gauge tightness?

It doesn't have to be very tight ( whatever that means to you :)) , no more than good finger tightenting using the correct wrench- (that way if it does leak you can always tweak it a bit tighter). ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,136
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: What are some of the counter intuitive things you have learned about a Model A?

Most counterintuitive thing with A? With the gear lever in the position you expect first to be.... you go backwards.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: High fuel consumption?!?!

Do I read this right Kurt?.. on a trip lasting several days you averaged over 60 mph??? Wow! what engine have you got?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: engine rpm at idle

Yes I reckon idling should not be over 500 rpm and usually aim get 420 ish. But it does vary from car to car. I believe the record is that set during the Scandinavian Granstreffen Sow Running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,242
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: What Defines Over-Revving The Model A's Engine

"....oil tray that feeds the dippers begins to suffer from 'windage' above 3200 rpm..." What's windage .. not come across the term before ( sorry I'm a Limey which explains a lot! :o)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,167
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Distributor stuck

Some distributors can be very stubborn to remove. Put lots of penetrating oil around the distributor the night before to help release it. Avoid the temptation to prise upwards with anything other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: carburator leak ???

Also re-check that the lower half isn't leaking... put on level surface fill with fuel to about 1/2 inch below lip and observe ... I use a very small smear of Blue Hylomar (if you have that in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By johnbuckley
Smile Re: Why the roller on top of the float?

yes, Ford Garage http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/ZenithAfloats.htm is an interesting page on floats. But it's not just weight that counts .... fuel level in the bowl will also be changed by the ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By johnbuckley
Why the roller on top of the float?

Why is there a roller on the top of Zenith floats? ...... ( I know it's useful to change the weight but what the real reason?)
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