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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,030
Posted By john charlton
Re: Distributor Help!

When you remove the side cover there is a oil pan bolt underneath that has to be removed along with the big bolts .

John in sunny Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By john charlton
Re: overtight axle nuts

If the nut and axle thread are in good condition they are torqued to 100 ft/lbs not 125 ft/lbs . I have never had a failure at 100 ft/lbs with many axles over the years . Have you damaged both axles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2022, 02:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By john charlton
Re: Piece of puley broken off

Hi Werner . My truck runs mighty fine with the same pulley damage you have no belt wear . No more unusual vibration that I can tell . I would change the ribbed belt you have on now and put on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By john charlton
Re: U Joint Retainer Washer

The ones I have are mostly slightly "dished" and some have an "upset" notch on the washer edge .

John same place same weather .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By john charlton
Re: Piece of puley broken off

I have one like that and no damage to the belt witch has not come off ( yet !!!)

John in same place same weather .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By john charlton
Re: Starter Drive Bendix Spring Question

Certainly replace it and any other missing/damaged parts .

John in sunny Suffolk County England ,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,142
Posted By john charlton
Re: Pinto engine conversion

The pinto engine was fitted to the English Cortina ,capri and transits millions of them and were very reliable even after high mileage . The good news was when the cam belt broke the valves did not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By john charlton
Re: Why does it Lean?

Most RHD cars lean to the right . It is years of the drivers weight with less often balancing weight from a passenger . The frame can also sag slightly on the drivers side . I am building a LHD...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear axle and grease

When I next build an axle I will do that but the axle and hub must be perfect . It is not friction which does the trick it is a metal to metal seal like a glue in effect . Some hubs I have pulled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By john charlton
Re: Rear axle and grease

The key does certainly NOT drive the car it is the mechanical bond of dry axle taper and dry hub taper .It is a stretch taper lock fit I pull up to 100 ft pounds and never ever had a failure When...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By john charlton
Alternator Question

The alternator my CCPU suddenly decided to charge off the clock and in very short order fried the ampmeter . Had another one a swap meet $ 10 special so fitted it ever hopeful but dead as a dodo...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By john charlton
Re: 3rd brush adjustment procedure

I use my 31 Budd CCPU very frequently on very short trips . These are easy walking distance but dodgy left ankle ( OK on a bike and short term clutch pushing) has stopped anything over a couple of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By john charlton
Re: 3rd brush adjustment procedure

I set my third brush to about 8 amps charge . On long runs during daylight I will put on the parking lights and the charge drops to approx zero ,kind of a guestimate thing . Most moderns run with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By john charlton
Re: 3rd brush adjustment procedure

The screw head you see is the screw what secures the brush to the brush carrier . Do not try to unscrew that !!! . The 3rd brush is designed to be moved by hand I never use a dowel or screwdriver...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By john charlton
Re: Truck Transmission

When the roof leaks in an AA truck rainwater runs down the reverse guard rod and fills the 4 speed transmission . Rust damages the gears, shafts and bearings so good gears are in demand as most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By john charlton
July 4th

A happy and safe celebration to you all and to my many distant cousins in Butler and Carbondale PA . You never know it is a small world and one might be a "barner" !!!

John in sunny morning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1931 pickup tail light question

Yes but the ring is stainless .

John in Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By john charlton
Re: English built cars .

Ford of Canada supplied all of the British Commonwealth a vast market one third of the world back then . They did not export to the British Isles or Europe . In South Africa big Fords came from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By john charlton
Re: English built cars .

The "horsepower tax" was an annual " road tax " which penalised vehicles over 15 HP . All USA imports were much higher than this . American imports were good value durable and were factory RHD and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By john charlton
English built cars .

David Bockman 2016 Technical MAFCA tells a Norwegian fordor owner that his leather interior and sliding sunroof are not original . The car is English built RHD with fender lamps it has a "A"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2022, 04:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By john charlton
Re: Gas gauge float and what is it?

The visegrip method works every time for me . Sad news visegrips are now "Made in China " Is this the end of the World as we know it ???

John in no weather today Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By john charlton
Re: B carb on A manifold .

But Jim you are a Legend !!! I am only 83 and am for sure a sedentary old geezer as I suspect a lot on The Barn are too !!! . ( no disrespect of course )

John in same place same weather .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By john charlton
B carb on A manifold .

I know it is said the B carb gives just under 4 BHP extra . This is on a dyno with wide throttle openings the kind of driving us sedentary old geezers would not do . As in a previous post Henry never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2022, 02:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,699
Posted By john charlton
Re: Laminated Timing Gear

The timing gear failure in the AF engine sometimes caused bearing damage as the the oil pump pick up screen became blocked . I have had oil pump screens where they look like they are covered in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,699
Posted By john charlton
Re: Laminated Timing Gear

The original fitment was the "Celeron" gear . This had an aluminium centre which was bonded and keyed to the fibre gear . This was a durable long lasting gear but would become very noisy when the...
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