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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By john charlton
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

On the production line the shims were fitted to compensate for the housing gasket thickness I doubt they were dialled in they relied on uniformity of manufacture . I have changed out cracked housings...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By john charlton
Re: Any good tips to lining up body bolts?

In England the ideal tapered punch is a "marlin spike" this is used to splice wire and also hemp rope . This is an essential tool as I heat mine up which make a neat hole in the webbing during...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear Spring Clip Bars

The title is out of my Snyders catalogue .The Brattons part is the same thing . The Brattons picture is the clip I have and looks cast iron . Most all used clips I have are bent to varying degrees ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By john charlton
Rear Spring Clip Bars

Just wondered if anyone has had a cast iron clip break whilst fitting a rear spring or worse still have a clip fail while driving . The repro pair I have for my roadster definately look cast iron and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By john charlton
Re: Returning original engine

OOOPS I see the rear door hinge now so it is a "tourer"

John in same place same weather.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By john charlton
Re: Returning original engine

I can see it is an original RHD car is it a phaeton ? (tourer in England) . The Australian phaetons we see here have wood subframes with the panels nailed on to increase local content I guess ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By john charlton
Re: Fan Belt Squeak

ATF you do not need to dress all the belt it will migrate around by itself when running . This works for me and seems to be a long lasting cure .

John in sunny morning Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By john charlton
Re: 29 Model A - accelerator issues

The RHD setup does not have the throttle bracket at the back of the engine the RHD assembly is attached to the steering column . The bracket at the back of the engine is used to activate the starter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear axle housing

Most likely Russian .

John in record breaking heat Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,043
Posted By john charlton
Re: Scary ... What the hell happened ?

I had sudden severe wobble at about 20 MPH . I pulled over but could not find anything obvious .I drove home at a sedate speed but no recurrence . I jacked up the front to check all front end...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1930 CCPU, the buzz of the neighborhood.

It must be "B POWER !!! How do you get all the bees pointing frontwards at the same time ???

John in warm sunny afternoon Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By john charlton
Re: Fire wall swap

I bought a 31 Budd cab which had been cut to take a V8 . I drilled out the spot welds and the firewall came out easily . I bought a good unmolested indented cowl for $100 and MIG welded it in . The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By john charlton
Re: Tillotson versus Zenith carburetor

I decided to experiment to see which carburetor would give the best economy and performance . Over the years I have collected many . The Marvel ran OK about the same as the Zenith but with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
Posted By john charlton
Re: Colonel Sanders

Could be the phaeton still had a spare on the back plus as it is a LHD car it most likely has a spare on the left as well !!! I have 5.25/5.50 x 17 tyres on my P/U and the spare fits the fender well...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By john charlton
Re: Transmission Bearings?

My guess is a bad u/j normally more evident on the overun when the transmission is being backdriven .

John in same place weather was cancelled today .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

Problem revealed no clearance on the exhaust valve not the inlet which I suspected . The inlet valve spring I can rotate by hand so I do have a clearance on that . I really dont want to pull the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

1001H prompted a train of thought and I removed no4 plug and started the engine and let it idle on 3 cylinders . Took a compression with the running engine and got a steady 40 PSI VOILA !!! Problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

Thank you all,the valve lash/broken spring seems to fit the bill so I will dive into the valve chest and investigate . I will keep you all informed .

John in heavy rain Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

Hi Brian T The Big Three swap meet at the Qualcom Stadium is the best that is where I bought this Budd cab pickup . I do not suspect the manifold as it feeds no 3 which runs fine but I will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

I have swapped the plugs about but no change .I installed a NOS Canadian 1 COM this has duall electrodes still no change . I have got to thinking that this a valve problem and will try 100th...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

On idle I short out the plug connecter to the head by using a large insulated screwdriver. When I short out 1,2 and 3 the engine slows and is idling on two cylinders it is very evident .When I short...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By john charlton
Re: Mystery Missfire

I have changed the cap as I have had that short between 3 and 4 before and I binned that cap . I put a new one on also I have changed the carb . The truck runs fine at highway speed and the plug is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By john charlton
Mystery Missfire

On idle my P/U will not fire on no.4 cylinder .I checked the compressions on the engine cold . 1,2,3 are all spot on 60lbs . No 4 is 65 lbs which I guess could be that caused by unburnt residue in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,183
Posted By john charlton
Re: Late 31 Pickup metal work needed- Do they not make subframe parts?

This part is called "rear cab support" and is $85 in the 2017 Snyders catalogue page A 212 .

John in cool evening Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,183
Posted By john charlton
Re: Late 31 Pickup metal work needed- Do they not make subframe parts?

The wood floors I have measured are approx 5/8" thick and the subrail "step" looks around 5/8" or maybe 3/4" . I would buy the tudor subrails as they use the same door as the CCPU . i have a 30/31...
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