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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By john charlton
Re: Lower door frame holes

ON my late 30 CCPU there is a rubber bumper in that area . It is secured by an oblong female clip which the oblong rubber bumper clips into . This would be the same for a 30/31 tudor . Maybe your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By john charlton
Re: Floor plans Early 1928 RHD

This depends on whether the car has a wood floor and subrails or the all steel floor and subrails . Australian built cars had wood in the body to up local content to keep down import duties . If you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By john charlton
Re: How many miles between oil changes?

I change the oil when it starts to become opaque on the dipstick .On a car with a minimal rear main oil leak this is around 2000 miles . My cabriolet has a very noticable leak and as the oil is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By john charlton
Re: "Waffled" rivets?????

The domed rivet does work as well all English built cars have domed rivets not waffled,even 30/31 AA truck cabs had them . It is a handy tool to see where the vehicle was made as some RHD South...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By john charlton
Re: Vintique's Fuse Block Assembly

The zip tie is for sure the way to go as the previous posts advise . I have the zip tie on the starter fuse block made by vintique on 6 cars ,some are very tight but I have never broken a fuse (yet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1929 transmision

When you take the trans cover off try to move the cluster ahead and astern.There should be very little play .If you have a 28 case with no shims in place there will be a lot of play,you could not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By john charlton
Re: GAZ AA in WW2

The second picture is rather horrific as the truck has been raked with machine gun fire .The hapless driver ? has been partly run over ,the truck must have been left where it stopped for quite a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,686
Posted By john charlton
Re: Do I need a new worm in the steering box?

I have changed several 2 tooth worms over the years without using a press (which I dont have) . I put the shaft in a good heavy vice and wrap a piece of light cardboard around it so the shaft is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By john charlton
Re: Weird head gasket.

If it is slightly lomger than a regular gasket and more rounded corners it is for the Dagenham 1932 BF 3" bore engine .


John in sunny morning Suffolk County England .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By john charlton
Re: Armstrong (MGB) shock conversion

Be carefull you get the right shocks with the right model A frame spacing . Armstrong shocks were fitted to many different British cars, Ford Consuls,Zephers and Zodiacs included . These shocks have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By john charlton
Re: 1930 closed cab pick up

"BROTHERS A WOOD" Professional Model A Wood Installation of Mesa AZ makes full and part top wood kits for 1930 CCPU . Very high quality work , installation service available .Phone Steve Giancola on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By john charlton
Re: Right hand drive suggestions

If you have all the parts conversion from one side to the other is very straightforward . Getting all the parts for converting from LHD to RHD is now very difficult in UK as many LHD imports have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By john charlton
Re: Sound deadening in a roadster door

Australian open cars were part wood construction ,body sills etc etc . This was to add local content and cut down import duties . Other Commonwealth cars were all steel like USA and Canada as there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,917
Posted By john charlton
Re: Unfixable random cutting out

The warning misfire could indicate fuel starvation maybe the float hung up or sticky float valve or an errant bit of teflon tape in the works . The carb is the only part of the car which is actually...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By john charlton
Re: Red Hot Exhaust

Many years ago I lent my AA truck to a relative. He returned it smelling very hot but not boiling . With the engine still running I lifted the hood and the exhaust manifold was a dull cherry red . He...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,903
Posted By john charlton
Re: Going to look tomorrow, need advice

There is one thing I do to check to see if a car has been "loved" in its past . I check the front spring shackles ,there should be a gap of about 1/4" or thereabouts between the the bottom of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,342
Posted By john charlton
Re: Is There an Axle Vent or?

I have pulled many rear ends apart over the years mainly to salvage usable parts ,we have "hedgerow discoveries" here which are several grades below a "barn find" I have never found a gasket between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By john charlton
Re: Looking for someone in Allentown, PA

Hi Joop

Go onto the Ahooga site and check with Peter Noyes he is in Mertztown he might know of someone .

John in heavy rain Suffolk County England hopefully soon in sunny Chandler AZ .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,360
Posted By john charlton
Re: NOS parts I will never use but keep .

Hi Rog

I feel a lot happier to find I am not alone !!! . Yes Suffolk County here was also sunny but rain on the way the nice weather lady tells me .Our county town is Ipswich about 40 miles SW of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By john charlton
Re: internet radio

Thanks Dennis just found it with my 3.0 reading glasses .

John in same place same weather ,they just played Brenda Lee "I,m Sorry " the best .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By john charlton
Re: internet radio

Got it here too thanks for the link .Got my AAA USA map out but could not find Banta maybe it is too small to be listed or maybe I cant read small print in the index but I did find Banning . Good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,391
Posted By john charlton
Re: Model A Gauges

We did have the 1931 indented cowl here in UK so the RHD steering column support part number AF3520-D was used . An ideal place to mount extra gauges but would mean drilling a mounting hole in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,360
Posted By john charlton
Re: NOS parts I will never use but keep .

Hi Roger

To make matters worse my pedals are on the wrong side also !!!

John in same place same weather .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,360
Posted By john charlton
NOS parts I will never use but keep .

I suppose I am not alone in that I have NOS parts which I will never use and I doubt if anyone else will ever do . I have 4 NOS AA bevel gear rear axle shafts . Brand new and still coated with thick...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By john charlton
Re: RHD Wiring Harness

Effectively the LHD loom is turned upside down to connect to the headlights . The power wire to the light switch is joined under the rad where the loom runs across same for the horn wires . I use the...
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