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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By SAJ
Re: Silica gel desiccant

Silica gel absorbs water until it is saturated and no more can be absorbed.
It can then be regenerated by heating to drive off the absorbed water many many times. But this is hit or miss with with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By SAJ
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

Hi Davey, do you remember I got your coyote mountain book from you at Reno?
It was a great read, and you have reminded me to get it back from my oldest son and read it again.
That was a good pizza...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By SAJ
Re: Instead of advertising we pay yearly fee?

Yes I would donate to it like a shot. This forum is part of my life, along with several others that I read twice a day. I pay monthly for the Jaguar enthusiasts forum, which has about 50 new posts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By SAJ
Re: Radius ball cap

Nice one Dave. My ball was round but loose in the socket. I used a vice to press a brass cup freeze plug into the socket using the wishbone ball to form it as shown. It matched the socket and ball...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By SAJ
Re: Toe-In Lesson Learned

I adjusted my toe in with a home-made trammel to 1/16th inch. Then took it to a laser alignment place who do the clubs Model A's and my alignment was perfect. They also checked front to rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By SAJ
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

I see now Mike K gave a much more complete comment than I have a while ago in another thread.
Apologies to Mike.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By SAJ
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

Synchro, wintergreen oil is the common name for methyl salicylate. It is a cousin of aspirin ( acetyl salicylic acid) chemically, with many similar anti inflammatory properties. It is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By SAJ
Re: Crankshaft Counterbalance Weight

Wow folks! I will never say "mines bigger than yours" again.
I will stick to challenging 90 year olds to arm wrestling in future.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By SAJ
Re: Crankshaft Counterbalance Weight

Brett, we did not get a tool post grinder with this behemoth. But there was one listed in the pre-war catalogue.
The machine has been "rescued" from the scrap heap so may never be used properly, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By SAJ
Re: Model "A" Ford Clubs

Gerry I got a broken down 28 Phaeton when I was 17. But with no top, I could only take girls out in fine weather. So I sold it for an English Vauxhall Velox.
I knew I would get another Model A,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By SAJ
Re: Model "A" Ford Clubs

Ray I am finding the opposite. I am 76. Still own a manufacturing company, but only get to work at 11am and leave my desk for my workshop in the same factory buildings at 5 or 6 pm, where I mess...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By SAJ
Re: Crankshaft Counterbalance Weight

Would this one be rigid enough? It is a 42 inch throw facing and boring lathe weighing 10.5 tons without the face plate shown. There is no tail stock on this type but another face plate or a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By SAJ
Re: Pitman Arm Question

I had a shortened pitman arm on my RHD 1930 roadster with 7 tooth box.
The steering hit both stops just as it did with the longer arm.
The box broke so I fitted a 2 tooth box and the steering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By SAJ
Re: *** Annual MAFCA Voting for Directors ***

We have met Jim many times when we come over from New Zealand for MAFCA events.
Always ready to chat and pass on his knowledge, he is a top guy and gets my vote and Diane's.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By SAJ
Re: Mirrors for '28 A Roadster

My Roadster also had mirrors belted onto both front wheel well spares.
These are useless. I have left them on because they had worn the paint off the spare wheel covers by vibrating in road dirt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,066
Posted By SAJ
Re: Rain

Synchro, on our roadster some kind of dressing comes out of the canvas top and gets beaten into a white foam by the flapping onto against canvas sraps.
This builds up after several hours driving and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,066
Posted By SAJ
Re: Rain

We use our standard roadster rain or shine. I never put my front side curtain on except when parked. My wife's one goes on because she hates getting damp. We use the rear side curtains in rain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,823
Posted By SAJ
Re: Insert bearings

AER inserts are described as bimetal, steel backing with aluminium silicon bearing surface. No babbitt in them. This information is from various sources including a long description from Vince Falter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By SAJ
Re: Selfmade a top boot

The snaps on my standard roadster boot fasten to their counterparts on the vertical inside surface (ie not the horizontal top surface) of the wooden rail behind the seat back. If not fastened here...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By SAJ
Re: Oil pressure

If you have a full flow oil filter, maybe the one fitted to the valve cover, the paper element will exert enough flow resistance to show on a gauge fitted to the aforementioned ( in posts 2 and 3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,044
Posted By SAJ
Re: Con Rod Nuts

It is "Metrinch spanners". I have never tried them, though
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,146
Posted By SAJ
Re: Rear Hub Assembly

I lapped a hub to a very worn axle taper that had been run loose with cotter pin in place. The hub moves inwards very rapidly as you remove material from the surfaces and I had to make 2 shims both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By SAJ
Re: ring gear slipping off

Here is a link to previous posts on this topic. Scroll down to se what I did. This has now been done on a number of club cars. We call, these grub screws "Scotch keys" when used in this manner. It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By SAJ
Re: ring gear slipping off

Here is a link to previous posts on this topic. Scroll down to se what I did. This has now been done on a number of club cars. We call, these grub screws "Scotch keys" when used in this manner. It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,481
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bad rod bearing

Werner Yes I was sure you meant that. I was worried someone less knowledgeable would think you were grinding just the insert shells.
If you leave the shells in the caps and surface them on a...
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