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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Radiator

Step one : fill with water see if it leaks. step 2 if no leaks do a search on this forum for cleaning radiator
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Gas Tank

My method 1) put some fuel in, 2) agitate it with an airline 3) drain 4) repeat until clear (or bored) - No sparks anywhere please!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By johnbuckley
Smile Re: Reliability

Top of the list for me is
1) gentle driving - no thrashing
2) regular checking and regular lube
3) have a decent battery
but from your choices I'd go
a) generator to alternator
b) get a good ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,509
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

Why not use it in gasoline engines, Jim? I suspect oil companies of a simple marketing ploy - but happy to be proved wrong(!)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,314
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Model A prices...going which way?

Over here in UK I reckon the prices have kept on par with inflation generally over the twenty years period. ( maybe marginally better), but that does exclude all the $$$ I've spent on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Different Model A Venturi

Yes I concur with Brad the smaller engine was 18mm dia venturi ( approx 0.7 inch). Suspect that the venturi in the OP is someone's experimentation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,720
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Can the TDC pin be off by 90 Degrees?

I am always wary of going by any timing marks ever since I came across a Vauxhal (GM to you guys) with superfluous timing marks drilled on the flywaheel. All became OK when we ignored these rogue...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By johnbuckley
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By johnbuckley
Any visual difference between cut out and electronic regulator?

How can you tell the difference between 1) a simple mechanical cutout 2) an electronic regulator and 3) a cutout that's got a diode in it . Is there any simple way of checking what's inside them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,643
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: points burning out on the Model A distributer

how long do they last before they're pitted/burnt out? Some of the "modern" type points in particular are poor quality and seem to last only 2000 miles or so whatever.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: zenith 1 overflows.

I've problems with new float valves of whatever type and have to check them all!:
Here's the list of possible causes of Zenith leaks
Problem: Remedy
1 Leak at fuel inlet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By johnbuckley
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Best location for master switch in a Tudor

I was wondering about that but doesn't it get hit when tilting the seats to access rear compartment ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Best location for master switch in a Tudor

yeah I agree, but I wondered if anyone had a good suggestion as to where those ideals exist in a Tudor ! ( along with a good earth to frame ideally)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By johnbuckley
Best location for master switch in a Tudor

I'm wanting to fit a battery master cut off switch inside the cabin of a 1930 Tudor (preferably on the "ground " side - not the live ). Where's a good place to fit it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Stupid Question #2: how does an iron frame act as a ground on our cars

this is fun site for checking voltage drop and resistance https://www.rapidtables.com/calc/wire/voltage-drop-calculator.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Gas Shut Off Valve

What electrical shut off valve have you fitted? I have alweays thought them a prudent measure but so far I have refrained from fitting them as "they're just something else to go wrong"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Firewall vs Dash

most manufacturers ( ie excluding Ford!) over here used the term "bulkhead" .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Mixture Control (GAV)

lift the hood and grasp the choke driver with a pair of pliers to free off the GAV- you'll probably be able to turn it back and forward by hand control after that initial freeing
It sometimes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,696
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Speedometer test

When going up or down hills does GPS measure the distance along the "base of the triangle " or the "hypotenuse"? .. OK I know it's small print difference generally but significant if going up and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: backfire out of exhaust after warmed up shut down.

Yes had identical symptoms for a while... backfired about 10 seconds after I turned the ignition off after hot fast runs. I overcame the issue by ensuring I idled it slow for about 10 seconds ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Carb problims

I've never had any problem with a thin smear of blue hylomar on gaskets for 90 year old carbs! this problem in OP #1 could be as others have said fuel inlet union .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Small Bore AF Engine

My first ports of call would be https://www.belcherengineeringltd.co.uk/ and mafcgb.org.uk
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Anyone use a TomTom gps?

Does Waze always work out of phone range? I can nearly always get a GPS signal , but using a phone app is uncertain in some patches because of areas of poor phone coverage
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By johnbuckley
GPS charging on an unregulated 6v system

Experts on the Fordbarn have establlished that GPS and cell phone work OK on 6 v systems . Can some one tell me if they only work on a regulated system (eg voltage regulator or alternator )....or...
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