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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By SAJ
Re: Float-a-Motor rear mount

Flintcamp. I experienced the onset of bad clutch judder and discovered my aluminium FAM central mount had broken where the 2 vertical bolts thread into it. After welding up and re-tapping the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By SAJ
Re: Coolant Leak/Drip From Bell Housing

Hello Bob,
Twice my water pump has leaked and the green liquid drips down onto the front of the block where the front main bolt sits, then down onto the flange that the sump bolts up to. From...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By SAJ
Re: Happy new year

Thanks Updraught. But we are currently in Melbourne to get away from your smoke, which is mostly coming from NSW.
However, from our flight into Tullamarine airport we saw an awful lot of fires and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By SAJ
Re: Model "A" Merry Christmas

Merry Xmas to all Barners from NZ. No snow here so we had to create Snowmen from toilet rolls!
We had 31 cars for "Christmas in the park". Lots of photos taken by swarms of tourists enjoying a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,891
Posted By SAJ
Re: Air Filter

Interesting Synchro. My wife's Tudor with standard rear eng mount cleared the B carb by 3/16 inch, allowing the 24 gauge rolled airbox spigot to fit closely on the inlet stub with about 1/8 inch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,471
Posted By SAJ
Re: That "Opportunity Knocks" Engine

Beautiful work J and M!
Is the small circle visible in your photo or does one have to look at a real block with a loupe eyepiece? Is the circle the END of the casting wire and therefore very small?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,891
Posted By SAJ
Re: Air Filter

Here is a link to a post on KandN filter I fitted to my RHD
Model B carb. It works well, mixture is light tan on plugs with 1/4 turn open on GAV, carb is not balanced for vacuum.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By SAJ
Re: Flywheel ring gear pin

Rotorwrench, I agree they looked to be induction hardened by the coloured rings radiating from the teeth. But the back of the ring gear was still too hard for a standard high speed drill. It was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,052
Posted By SAJ
Re: Clutch chatter project results

Very nicely done Russ. I resculpted an aluminium FAM centre mount to fit with a RHD Mitchell gearchange. Engine supported on rubber FAM at front and rear. All was well until one day clutch judder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By SAJ
Re: Ring gear pins

4 off 6 mm on one car with countersunk heads (for a nice tidy look only) and 4 off 8 mm plain Allen head grub screws on the next car then 6 off 8 mm plain Allen head grubs on a third and fourth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By SAJ
Re: Flywheel ring gear pin

Here is a picture of what I did. I used a countersunk cap screw but a simple grub screw is all that is needed, since it is the threads forming a "Scotch key" that hold the parts together and the head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By SAJ
Re: Starter bench test spins slow

I have used Plasti Dip brush on electrical tape to replace the insulation on generator wires. It should work ok here too I imagine.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,151
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: 691
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: 615
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: 1,562
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: 2,843
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: 764
Posted By SAJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
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: 739
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: 583
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: 2,275
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: 822
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: 34
Views: 3,034
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: 711
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...
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