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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By John Spragg
Horn Rod

Hi Guys, has anyone cut and rejoined the horn rod as I need to replace my steering wheel in my '30 coupe and I DONOT want to remove the steering column and box. And if you have HOW DID YOU RE JOIN...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By John Spragg
Re: Filler trim? ID help

Looks like it I need one for my '30 coupe I can't seem to find one any where- would it be difficult to retro fit?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,764
Posted By John Spragg
Re: Painting Wire Wheels Question

Thank you all for the advice - much appreciated, looks like it will need to be a spray Job either can or spray gun for the best results. John Spragg, Australia.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By John Spragg
Re: Front Crank Seal Direction

This is a modern seal - round one - John Spragg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,764
Posted By John Spragg
Painting Wire Wheels Question

Has any one successfully hand brush painted with enamel paint their wire wheels after having them sand blasted? Or is this just a too difficult project? Thanks John Spragg Australia.:(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By John Spragg
Front Crank Seal Direction

:confused:I am a bit confused here I have purchased from Snyder's a front crank seal- now which way does it go on? - could some one please give me a good description on this or a diagram or hand...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By John Spragg
Question Another brake question- brake adjusting shaft.

I am also replacing the worn adjustment wedges on my rear brakes and find the brake adjusting shafts edges are also a bit rounded and show some wear, now can I dress these up on the grinder or file...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By John Spragg
Question Another brake question

I am going to replace the worn adjustment wedges on the rear and the brake adjusting shafts are showing some wear - some rounding, can I redress these on a grinder or file them to the original angle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By John Spragg
Re: Removal of brake track swedged rivets

Yes I was hoping to avoid removal of the tracks however I see one has a stress crack and the other backing plate track shows it is badly worn - best to do it properly is my summation at this stage- I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By John Spragg
Removal of brake track swedged rivets

:confused: Please tell me the best method of removing the brake roller track rivets without purchasing an expensive tool. Thanks John Spragg Australia.:o
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By John Spragg
Question Rear brake track

Questions please - is there any other way of mounting this rear brake track in the backing plate apart from the hot swedge process ? could the rivet be threaded and held tightly with a self lock nut...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 863
Posted By John Spragg
Question Complete engine and transmission stand.

Has anyone seen the May/ June MAFCA restorer magazine inside on page 2 MAFCA history magazine of 45 years ago ? It has on the cover an engine stand. It appears to be made of timber. Does anyone have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By John Spragg
Smile Re: Fuel tank welt

This is a '30 A coupe I am working on and the masking tape sounds like a good option as for the girl friend loan offer I will give that a miss thank you. I have painted this welt the same color of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By John Spragg
Fuel tank welt

Has anyone replaced this welting by attaching it to the tank with glue or silicone some way before replacing the tank? I am a one man band here trying to do it on my own, a loan of a girl friend to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,473
Posted By John Spragg
Question New oil pan

Does anyone know if it is possible to purchase a NEW oil pan for a 1930 A model? Your help would be appreciated. John Spragg - Australia
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By John Spragg
Re: Setting for V8 pressure plate

Yes stock fly wheel has been machined and lightened to 42 LBS this had been done at Bert's I have been informed, I am now fitting a Dave Delmue F150 transmission , this pressure plate came off and I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By John Spragg
Thumbs up Service from Bert's

I just want say that I purchased 5 16" wire wheels from Bert's to restore to fit my '30 A coupe on collecting them here in Australia and taking to my wheel shop I was informed that two were not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By John Spragg
Unhappy Setting for V8 pressure plate

Could you please help with advice on how I set the three fingers on the pressure plate for a V8 pressure plate to go into my 1930 A Model. Can I do this myself on the bench or must it be on the fly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,748
Posted By John Spragg
Smile Re: Removal of backrest seat in 1930 coupe

Thanks for your advice fellas- I think I have now got it ! Sadly I need to fix those window seals and have to remove that back rest seat, all I need is a hand to lift it out - anyone offering a loan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,748
Posted By John Spragg
Removal of backrest seat in 1930 coupe

Hi Guys I need help ! How do I remove the backrest seat ? I have taken out the seat - easy to do that but where are the bolts/ screws for the backrest seat ? Do I remove the parcel shelf or what ? I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,336
Posted By John Spragg
Re: Friction shocks

More details on those friction shocks and brackets please I cannot locate them in the Speedway catalog Thanks, John - Australia.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,851
Posted By John Spragg
Smile 16 " wheels, tires and beauty rings.

Hi all, I am in the process of restoring some 16" wire wheels and want to buy some 600x16 tires black wall and also some 16" steel beauty wheel rings to suit this set up. Any suggestions where I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By John Spragg
Re: Recommended Location of Temp. Probe

Hi Carl G, where did you get that special shorter l goose neck and base for the thermostat ? Looks great. John Spragg Australia.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By John Spragg
Re: 30 ccpu rear window gasket

Rear window setting rubber, does this suit the side rear windows in the coupe as well, I have been searching every where for something like this. John Spragg Australia.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,520
Posted By John Spragg
Re: Engine Mount Bracket

Thank you all guys you have been so helpful - greatly appreciated. John Spragg. Australia.
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