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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Need Help with Model B Carb

Are Renners Corner still rebuilding B carbs for customers or do they only supply parts for them now?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith 2 float level

The most famous one-armed driver here in the UK is Archie Scott Brown ( no right hand ) who raced Lister-Jaguars in the 1950s.... full details en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_Scott_Brown ( but I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith 2 float level

Rechtsstuerung/linksstuerung....and the steering column sure gets in the way of carby access on the rechtsstuerung. of course on RHD the choke knob is in front of the driver's knees so one loses the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith 2 float level

I have found that with a very low fuel level the car misfires on powering the throttle; the fuel in the bowl acts as "reservoir" for sudden demand. ( and of course the sloshing effect of sudden...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Look at all the holes!

yes but hey're always the wrong size and wrong place!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Idle jet

Sorry to be a bit of a pessimist but although the above methods (add to which a blowtorch) sometimes work, be prepared to buy a replacement upper body.:(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Shock adsorber hints brake-rods!

Rods hitting dampers are a common problem if you enter the UK's Vintage Sports Car Club trials! - Pre 1940 cars are driven up well neigh impossible muddy steep stony tracks and fields . The rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: 4 Blade Fan Removal

Apologies, I hadn't realised the waterpump was still fixed to the engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: 4 Blade Fan Removal

a good whack with a heavy hammer has always released mine . heat/cold/thermal shock/penetrating oil ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Carb Inlet Valve

Absolutely with you Larry on this. No matter what type, steel, viton, grosse jet... I have found problems with them all.. .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,116
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Across USA road trip

Done it in a 29 phaeton and got the tshirts -- Adelaide, Alice, Darwin, Broome, Perth, Nullabor, Adelaide, followed by Adelaide Bathurst Brisbane- Followed acouple of years later by Birdsville in a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,116
Posted By johnbuckley
Smile Re: Across USA road trip

Did that one a few years ago!:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,116
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Across USA road trip

Have a word with John Charlton Yep. emailed him this morning!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,116
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Across USA road trip

Yes great book , I had a T once but it defeated my brain pathways and I sold it sharpish!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,116
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Across USA road trip

Good Morning All, ( well, it is morning here). Thank you for all your help and offers; as I feared- being a non USA resident puts several bureaucratic problems at the forefront. Mechanicals I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,116
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Across USA road trip

Thanks , you have already touched on possible difficulties that I was unaware of ... As a non-USA national can I even purchase, tax and insure a car? Is getting proof of ownership/registering the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,116
Posted By johnbuckley
Across USA road trip

Toying with the idea of a road trip across USA. Need your local input USAers for this UK limey. It's not worth shipping my own A, so how feasible would it fly in, buy a Model A (maybe in advance)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 930
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Turning the Choke knob

I find that Tillotsons generally need the GAV open much more - usually about 1 to 1.5 turns.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 930
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Turning the Choke knob

Easy adjusting on RHDs! Find that best setting varies with ambient temp, and also with fill ups of different gas . Rarely get above 900ft over here. Best setting for my cars when warm is ususally...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 930
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Turning the Choke knob

Whoa! Just the opposite ! (if we're talking the same controls) ....the GAV ( controlled by the knob in the cockpit by the knees ) enriches the cap jet flow which comes into play at above idle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Slight Carb Leak

yes,eventual seepage is common - the float valve is a metering device not a shut off valve and should recognised as such.
I have encountered problems both with metal, grose jet and viton so now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Four Blade Fan

Well there we go! I've travelled round Australia with rivetted 4 blade fan (possibly very old stock) no problem . But on the contrary the modern 4 blader bolt on (which has 2 arms on arms ) ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Wiring diagram to see if motor runs?

May be obvious to you Badpuppy, but not to everyone:) . I was just trying to help the OP.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Wiring diagram to see if motor runs?

and here's the simplest Model A ignition circuit ... which completely avoids ammeter and its wiring and switch and its wiring ( where short circuits or breaks could be causing problems). [PS...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Hard to start

x2. Retard it a bit and see if that helps.
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