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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,007
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Radiator decision?

I have recently installed a Brassworks open pressure radiator in my 1929 Phaeton. Bought it from Bert's in Denver (and transported it as personal luggage to Australia). No installation problems BUT...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By PeterBo
Replacement Radiator

Over the last few days I have replaced the radiator in my 1929 Model A phaeton. Here in Oz, we get some hot days and last summer I had a few days where 'Betsy' got very close to boiling. I suspect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Coolant in sump oil

Hmmmm, that condensation idea is a really good thought. It has been bl...dy cold where we are and I only ran the car for 15 minutes before draining the oil. The ‘condensate’ is really white, not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By PeterBo
Coolant in sump oil

I have just changed the engine oil - No problems.

I was emptying the drain pan into a drum for responsible disposal when at the bottom of the pan, I noticed some white streaks. These milky white...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Rear brake split pin discipline

Many thanks guys. As I now look at it, you are correct and the inner clevis pin would foul with the drum. Seemed odd when reassembling but you are correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Cleaning engine water jackets

Hi David. I am about to do exactly the same thing but I have bought a new 10 tube per inch radiator to replace the old from Berts. I have not had a good look inside the water jacket yet. Reason for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Rear brake split pin discipline

Yes Dave. There are Hasslers on each side of the rear but no shocks on the front. These have operated faultlessly since I bought the car five years ago!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By PeterBo
Rear brake split pin discipline

On the attached picture, I show the rear brake drum on my 1929 Model A. You can see the that the emergency brake pins all have split pins but they face the inside of the car and hence are not easily...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By PeterBo
Re: installing stainless trim on running board

Did this to my Model A when the original running board edging was damaged. If the stainless edging has a lip, then it goes on the side of the board with the lip over the rubber mat. You may need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Start Up and Safety Checklist

Interesting. I note that the item in your checklist 30ccpickup says to 'Tighten to frame'. My understanding was that the rear muffler support was designed to be oversize to enclose the exhaust pipe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,334
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Aus members here?

Going to be a balmy 31degrees C (that’s 87.8 degrees F) here in Jindabyne, NSW.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By PeterBo
Re: instruction manual for a Repco (Australian Company) Gas Analyser Model Number 6.

Did a Google search for 'Tune Master Gas Analyser' and came up with a couple for sale in Oz. One is labelled Repco and may have an Instruction Manual with it (link is to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Lean to the right

This car does not have front shocks. The knobs on the Spring perches are there but no shocks or linkages. Interestingly but not uncommon in Oz, the rear has Hassler shocks and these seem to operating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By PeterBo
Lean to the right

I have a RHS drive 1929 Phaeton and it has a significant lean to the right (drivers side) of about 1 inch lower body on the right. I have tried greasing front and rear springs, adjusting U bolt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,118
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Timing

I am interested in this as I have been timing a new distributor using the Nurex wrench but haven't checked against Les Andrews Ford method. If it is a few degrees retarded using Nurex, and I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,839
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Model A engine wanted - Australia

Contact Keith at Henrys Model A Parts in Victoria. He should be able to source what you need. Shipping will be expensive but at least it's in Oz.

Peter
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,163
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Losing performance after about 10-15 minutes

At my age any loss of performance is concerning...

Oh, and losing power is the spelling as defined by the Queen's English (Aussie, Aussie Aussie !!!!)

Thanks for the help guys....

PeterBo
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,163
Posted By PeterBo
Losing performance after about 10-15 minutes

Have just fitted a new carburettor, and checked the manifolds for leaks etc. All appears good, no leaks and car runs beautifully. I have stripped distributor and redone timing and again appears to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Adjusting valve clearance

No - There are no flats. The valve stems are all cylindrcal. It is not a B block - just a straight stock engine.

I had the manifold off because there was a crack in the bolt attachment of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By PeterBo
Adjusting valve clearance

I have taken manifolds and valve cover off the block of my 1929 standard Model A and note clearances from tappers to valve stems of between 0.018 to 0.022". This is too large according to Les Andrews...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Radiator Spring Tension

Tom - Many thanks for your comment. This means that the order of placing washers/springs was incorrect when I bought the car 8 months ago!! This also means that the bonnet alignment will be fine. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By PeterBo
Radiator Spring Tension

I had to take the radiator out of my 1929 Phaeton to solder up a small leak in one of the top pipe joints. In preparation for replacing the radiator after fixing, I bought two new radiator mounting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,169
Posted By PeterBo
Re: Flush Gas Tank 'in' Car

All the above items are good to firstly clean the crud from the tank (flushing again and again etc), then maintain clean fuel by a filter, bowl, 3rd leg etc etc, but one other idea given to me by an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,417
Posted By PeterBo
Fender well installation

I am considering putting a spare tire fender well into a fender already on my car. I have the fender well from Snyders with clear instructions how to do it, but has anyone actually done this? I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By PeterBo
Motorcycle tubes on Model A

Haven't tried it, but you can get 19" and 21" motorcycle tubes which should fit the standard Model A rims and wheels. While not a great cost saving, these are much more easily available - Just a trip...
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