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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,190
Posted By SAJ
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

I had been doing 55mph through many miles of twisty mountainous bends on the way to the Art Deco festival in Napier.
Arriving in Napier, I pulled up to go round a roundabout when suddenly the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By SAJ
Re: Castor angle

Hmm. The action of caster lifts the sprung weight up as the wheels turn if I am not mistaken. I often am!!
This should give heavier steering and more self-centreing action,
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By SAJ
Re: RHD manifold removal

I just changed the gasket in our 1931 Tudor RHD. I had to wangle, twist and contort to get the manifold off the back stud. Impossible to describe or even remember what I did. Each car may be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,232
Posted By SAJ
Re: Every 500 Miles!??

I agree with you Wensum. I have full flow oil filter and large air filter and I use Mobil 1 Synthetic 15W 40. On long trips I change 3000 miles for oil and 6000 on oil filter. Oil is black but still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,186
Posted By SAJ
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Synchro, yes that last one is a beauty! Many people on lots of forums believe it.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By SAJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By SAJ
Re: No nut manifold clamp

On RHD cars the steering column leaves little space for the manifold clamp and bolt plus nut. So I braze a stud into the clamp (Just a bolt with the head cut off) and use a nut only. Otherwise the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By SAJ
Re: Timing gear/cam noise?

I had a similar problem. My fibre gear would knock quite loudly at idle. I tried various things to remedy this. After fitting a new aluminium gear and steel crank gear and drilling the timing cover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By SAJ
Re: Timing/Spark control arm

Using the extra gap that JacksonIII mentions, I screwed in grooved bronze quadrants hand filed from scrap. The screws would be better if brass but stainless was all I could find on the day. It clicks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,760
Posted By SAJ
Re: Balancing an engine at home (Newbie)

Murray will make it without the scroll if you request that
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By SAJ
Re: A-6705-F Oil Filter Kit Installation

I drill out the cast tunnel with a 5/16 drill stub ground by eye to a hex shape on the end and held in a mini ratchet as shown in the pic along with screwdriver bits that came with the ratchet kit....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,956
Posted By SAJ
Re: Help me identify engine noise?

We have had 4 cars here recently where the starter Bendix, or barrel drive in my case, bashed the flywheel ring gear forward until clutch thrust caused it to kiss a starter motor bolt. Mine first...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By SAJ
Re: Lost a wind wing

I use 3M's grey double side adhesive foam tape ( the one with red release film each side). The one for outside use holding I think 5 kg per square inch -11 pounds that is.
Depending on glass...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,517
Posted By SAJ
Re: Hole in water jacket

Fantastic picture Benson. I am saving that one in case I ever come across a leak or problem with these studs.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,221
Posted By SAJ
Re: Scary ... What the hell happened ?

Dave, the first test I would do is sit someone in the parked car driver's seat and have them swing the steering wheel right and left continuously, past any slack in the steering box and far enough to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By SAJ
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Hello Terry, great to hear you are back on deck with this project. It must be 5 or 6 years since we visited you from New Zealand and you showed us your projects. I will be thrilled to buy one of your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,263
Posted By SAJ
Re: What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

The centrifugal weight on the Bendix of an Abell starter motor came loose, so the Bendix gear would not throw in to the ring gear.
We needed an anvil to back up the shaft so I could pein the weight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By SAJ
Re: steering hangs up in a tight turn.

I had the bottom thrust bearing come apart in a 7 tooth box. I had been doing 60mph through hills and it waited to let go as I slowed for a town.
There was terminal wheel flapping and turning the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By SAJ
Re: Is there a better swage tool?

SkimmerBob, I just use an ordinary hole saw too. I make sure to go deep enough that a gentle tap with a tiny hammer knocks the relieved stud out, because a hard tap with a bigger hammer bends the hub...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By SAJ
Re: Is there a better swage tool?

OH YEAH Y-Blockhead!
Here I am stuck in the United lounge for 8 hours with nothing to do but drink free wine and beer, eat free food and mess with Fordbarn.
Sometimes life is just too tough for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By SAJ
Re: Is there a better swage tool?

My tool came from Snyders about 8 years ago. I have done about 100 swages with it without problem. I feel the swage start to flow at about 20 tonnes and I finish at about 25 tons with a nice result....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By SAJ
Re: Broken intake-exhaust bolts - big deal or no?

I agree, I would not be too worried. As long as you are talking about the two bolts connecting the heat-transfer block in the centre that warms the intake from the exhaust manifold. I am sure this is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By SAJ
Re: Sooty Spark Plugs ????

Ericr. That is what I was referring to where I said "where your GAV needs to be set depends on the flow rates of your particular jets".
Running mixture is governed by main and compensating jet flow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By SAJ
Re: Sooty Spark Plugs ????

I think your plugs are a bit sooty, probably because you are running too rich.
Or, possibly you plugs are too cold running to burn off deposits.? You do not say what brand and grade they are.
I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By SAJ
Re: fordoor rain gutter help

Have you considered Minwax wood hardener which is an acrylic polymer dissolved in acetone or PC Petrifier, a water based similar polymer to impregnate the softened surrounding wood before filling the...
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