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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,427
Posted By wensum
Re: Harmonic Balancer

Yes, but there was some concern about not being able to replace the fan belt if it broke and the discussion turned to how important is the fan and is it really necessary?
I was pointing out that as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,427
Posted By wensum
Re: Harmonic Balancer

We have an electric fan with a manual switch and very rarely need to switch it on. We keep an eye on the motometer and when the red starts to show which is usually only in serious stop-start traffic,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,427
Posted By wensum
Re: Harmonic Balancer

My philosophy to a Tee (or should that be an A?) one of my reasons for going back to an A after owning some reasonably exotic vintage cars, was its simplicity and the readily available spare parts. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,427
Posted By wensum
Re: Harmonic Balancer

I'm running a modern seal with my harmonic balancer without problems or leaks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By wensum
Re: About Detonation ?

A Mallory distributor from Bubba solved my pinking problems but the distributor did require "tuning" to get the required advance because as supplied I was getting only 5 degrees advance despite it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By wensum
Re: Timing Gear Back Lash

Yes the replacement harmonic balancer pulley simply replaces the original pulley. However, due to its extra depth it sits quite close to the front spring U bolts, and it is necessary to install the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By wensum
Re: HP & Torque For Various Cylinder Heads

I am running a 7:1 Winfield and am very happy with it. I had a lot of trouble with pinking in the early days whilst using an original distributor but since changing to a Mallory the problem has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,271
Posted By wensum
Re: How’s your Shortened pitman arm working?

Clearly your roads must be a lot straighter than ours, with lots of tight bends, sometimes consecutive, the effective lower ratio caused by the shortened arm results in one having to turn the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,979
Posted By wensum
Re: Locked up engine project

I was probably lucky in my youth, bought a very straight phaeton with seized motor, towed it to the top of a quite steep road, coasted down until it got up to a reasonable speed, and then dropped the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By wensum
Re: Timing Gear Back Lash

The new Zealand made Damper is the same size as the original pulley but only a little bit deeper. The cost including shipping is very reasonable. "These dampers are made by Murray Horn in Levin N.Z....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By wensum
Re: Timing Gear Back Lash

I was driven crazy by timing gear noise. As my motor was modified with a reprofiled camshaft, I fitted an alloy timing gear, but the noise was almost unbearable. I then fitted a matched pair of steel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,992
Posted By wensum
Re: A Chinese radiator in a Model A?!!!

I bought an aluminium radiator from an American manufacturer supposedly designed to fit the Model A, but the bottom mounts and the side mounts all required modification (Luckily I have a friend who...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,051
Posted By wensum
Re: Counterweighted Crank

My understanding is that if you install a counterweighted crankshaft, then it is desirable to lighten the flywheel by at least the amount of weight the counterweights add to the original shaft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,803
Posted By wensum
Re: F150 trans or 39 Ford trans for banger?

The MACs bellhousing makes the conversion relatively simple with the original pedals mounted left or right sides and the hand brake simply mounted as per the attached photograph. I have opted for an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
Posted By wensum
Re: Any good aftermarket headlights ???

I know there is some reaction to Vintique products, but if you're after a simple answer, the Vintique headlights look authentic and come with Halogen bulbs installed.
I have had them on my speedster...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,992
Posted By wensum
Re: A Chinese radiator in a Model A?!!!

I ordered and paid for a Chinese radiator, ex China (This probably 6 years ago) and when it didn't arrive some time later, had to resort to blackmail (threatened to give bad feedback etc., on EBay)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,630
Posted By wensum
Re: Best cooling fan for best cooling?

Interesting observations; I have an electric fan with manual control and a fast touring motor. The only time I need to switch the fan on is in stop/start traffic and if on a very long steep hill in a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By wensum
Re: Dropped axel

Lots of problems with the tie rod even with a 1.5" drop unless you can use later stub axles for which dropped steering arms are available. There appear to be no dropped steering arms made for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By wensum
Re: overdrive

Graeme McNeil of MACS Speed shop in New Zealand has been supplying kits to the USA for some time. I have one in my car, but it also requires a special clutch plate which he can supply....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,279
Posted By wensum
Re: Excelsior Radial Tires

I have Excelsior 5.00 19s on my Speedster and when fitted required relocating on the rim and in one case quite a lot of balance weights to get them properly balanced.
However, I have had no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By wensum
Re: Andre Hartford Shocks

I have fitted the Offenhauser friction shocks from Speedway Motors to the front of my Speedster, a simple bolt on job. They are very simple compared with the Andre Hartford type, but what I like is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,380
Posted By wensum
Re: so this just happened....

Local hot rod experts tell me that the Model A gearbox won't stand up to improved motors and drag-strip like starts and consequently I have an F150 box in my speedster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,589
Posted By wensum
Re: Best Rear Main Seal

Our improved Model A with pressure fed mains leaked more oil than I liked, so the crankshaft (a new Burlington) was built up and a two piece Chevy oil seal used which has been successful.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,093
Posted By wensum
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

Our speedster has neither a roof or windscreen wipers and we drive it in all weathers. As a rule, so long as we are going 30mph or more we stay dry, otherwise we carry a big umbrella for traffic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By wensum
Re: 1934 Model A

Front guards look as though they've been filled in and there's no headlight bar unless it runs behind the grille?
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