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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 12:07 PM
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Views: 356
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: 'AR' Multiple disc clutch

Just done mine .... The AR multidisc has specific flywheel and specific bellhousing,
The flywheel cover is the same . The AR transmission has a nut on the end of the input shaft for themultidic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Tudor variant

Brilliant! Thank you Brad.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

Yes, lots of import tariffs and restrictions around then as always.
Maybe it was classified as "manufacture" when value of locally sourced parts reached 50%. And Ford shifted figures around as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

Well, that's open to intrepretation ... Trafford Park in Manchester started as an assembly plant but was categorised as manufacturing plant by Ford themselves as early as 1912.
Wilkins and Hill...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Tudor variant

Info was from Ford Amical France Club.
The photo perhaps does not do it justice. On examnination of the vehicle the standard of work indicates work by a professional, but whether at the Asnieres...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By johnbuckley
Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

Would someone like to hazard what was the difference between an assembly plant and a manufacturing plant? In Wilkins and Hill American Business Abroad (1964) it gives 1925 as the start date for ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Ford Australia History

ah, countries separated by a common language :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By johnbuckley
Tudor variant

Anyone come across one of these before?. It is a 1928/29 LHD Tudor ( with small bore engine). We have been told documentation exists stating that some Fordors came out of the French factory like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: clutch problem

If the soluttion is not on any of the above posts next thing is remove the inspection plate and have a look-see whilst pushing the clutch pedal
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: clutch problem

Can it still work if you go back to the original position?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,224
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Why do I have to keep pulling the choke out ?

I think most fuel issues have been covered in the responses, and we're all assuming fuel , but intriguingly 40-A Twins you wrote in your OP " I have tried swapping the Zenith carb out for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith carb

yes, but last time I tried Renners they didn't export small quantities, and it's not economic anyway to just geta few $$$ worth sent across the world ... see OP location
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Zenith carb

Good luck .. you may find retapping it a difficult task; one I try to avoid if possible!
Here is a table form Steve Pargeter's excellent booklet "Zenith Model "A" Carburetor Restoration...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Distributor shaft screw size

.. and whilst we're on it why DID Ford originally put on a thin washer as well as a lock washer... does the washer serve any purpose? ( if it's to stop the screw bottoming out it surely it would have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

Mikko, My printed paper Brattons catalog 2016 has the diagram complete with names. Here's a scan of it , if it's not legible send me a PM with your email and I'll send a better quality image to you ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By johnbuckley
U joint felt seals.. how do you fit them?

How do you get these felt seals to fit neatly in the groove of the "clam shells" . The new felts looks far too big and loose in their uncompressed state.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: U joint. How much play is acceptable?

Thanks everyone. I have one of each type of U joints in the garage .... Possibly surprisingly the riveted one ( which I assume is older) has no discernable play at all .... whilst the replacement...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By johnbuckley
U joint. How much play is acceptable?

Whilst the transmission is out I'm checking the U joint. It has done at least 20K miles no problems - greased regularly . All looks good but I estimate it has about 2 thou play- ie just detectable....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Lining up UJ and Diveshaft splines, any tips?

... but he UJ taill always droops down... wretched gravity I assume ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By johnbuckley
Lining up UJ and Diveshaft splines, any tips?

Any tips on how to line up the splines of the UJ and Drive Shaft when re-installing engine and transmission? I see a special tool available from dealers.. Does it help? Is there a simple backyard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Modification to idle circuit in Zenith A and B carburetors

x2 I use very small smear of Blue Hylpomar on the threads .
Intriguing I have come across one ( and only one) British manufactured Zentith carb wihich did not have a shoulder on either the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Carburetor backfire

Yes, Thanks Patrick.. I'd forgotten about that one ..... That's another one that has caught me out! :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Carburetor backfire

yep often a symptom of a weak mixture/fuel starvation, ... so easy things first ... check the flow of fuel from tank to carb and the various stariners filters etc.. then move on to other stuff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Timing gear

In about 100000 miles of A driving over a couple of decades I have had 1 fibre gear mash up and 1 fibre gear loosen on the central metal section. So from then on it has metal gears only for me. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Carb leak

It's not the float valve or the float valve gaskets that's the leaking issue in post #1... it says ".... In this case the gas level stops below the correct level and stays there. However it still...
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