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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Leaking carb

No!
Even if the the fuel level correctly set at 5/8 inch below top of lower body you will find that this IS above the level of the threads on the GAV housing It is essential that the threads of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Leaking carb

Presumably the leak is from where the choke rod driver housing enters the carb.
This could be from either 1) a leak permeating through the threads of the driver housing ( it it a tapered thread to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By johnbuckley
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By johnbuckley
year when colored wheels became available?

Early As had black wheels. What year were colored wheels made available?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,281
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Model A Timing Advance System

. But what sort of auto advance are you advising????? ..... if you're aiming for true optimum at all times you need to factor in fuel quaility, temperature, mixture, and load as well , not just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Is there a washer on the brass carb adjusting needle seat?

Oh dear , this may turn out like "what oil do you use"!
Page 415/6 of the service bulletins book [Jan (32?)] gives details of the change over and states that the old style seat and washer ( which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Frame year ID

Thank you everyone
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Frame year ID

no fame number visible/decipherable
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By johnbuckley
Frame year ID

Can some one date the year of production of this frame please?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: GAV replacement

Usually straightfoward. Firstly ensure your carb is the type with a brass seat(!) later ones didn't have the seat insert. Remove the brass housing for that takes the GAV needle and peer down the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Exhaust Manifold Gasket

Why? Curious as I am a bit surprised as I would have thought it didn't matter other than if the crimp makes an indentation when its easier to flat the manifold rather than the block - same as the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: hub caps

Well I never knew that! How is it that ninety years ago they managed to do that and now we have to bend bend over the tabs or use glue/silicone ? Did they rattle when they were new?Did they come off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Libyan Sands

Libyan Sands is one of the best travel books ever for the armchair-traveller. Original footage of some of the journeys Bagnold made are available online (in the UK anyway) via British Film...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Months of confusion

you got off lightly 1929.... I took the head off once trying to trace a running fault -- should've just taken the gas cap off!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Tillotson Carburetor

the fuel level shouldn't reach as high as the join between top and lower body.... it should stay approx 1/2 -5/8 inch below ... maybe check your float valve and its gaskets are OK, check the float...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: The story of GAZ A/AA

Thank you so much for sharing the Russian GAZ/AA posting - a fascinating piece of history .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Mochi carb ID

Thanks Joop, looks similar to the Mochi 3 that started this thread, other than end entry for fuel inlet
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,486
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: question. simple starter motor conversion to 12v

" I know Model T guys use an old Bendix spring as a 'dropping' resistor, "

How on earth can this work??? What's the resistance of a bendix spring?? I can understand welding wire is a decent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,751
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: 1930-31 Front Apron Tool Box

No. Not with that tool box.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Mochi carb ID

Sorry, You're right Purdy. I was thinking of the round bowl Tilly like this pic. On examining it this Mochi 3 puzzler is completely different
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Mochi carb ID

Yes, Good point. Here's some more pics.... idle passage goes up through body, venturi different .... Is it based on one of the cast iron Tillotsons? Any body know a source of gaskets for it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By johnbuckley
Mochi carb ID

Not seen one of these before. Can anyone confirm that it's made in Argentinia and is for a model B. Has anyone stripped down and restored one of these? Any help appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Idle temp

sorry duplicate post!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Idle temp

steam and spitting ( if any )should be out of overflow only ... check overflow pipe is clear ( use airline to blow through it)....Try another rad cap for a better seal.... don't believe any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By johnbuckley
Re: Motor Starts Then Stops

Yeah! been there, done that too!
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