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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By SAJ
Re: Undercarriage Detailing

I would just sand the lumpy spots smooth, looking for cracks or holes, and if none are found, hit it with black enamel aerosol. I use Plasticote gloss black enamel aerosols. On the muffler I sand...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,411
Posted By SAJ
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

Bearing crush is very important and checked by installing the bolt or bolts on only one side of the cap, whereupon the gap left on the opposite side between the cap faces can be measured with feeler...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,026
Posted By SAJ
Re: Mitchell O.D.

Synchro, I have to push or pull my Mitchel o/d gearstick very positively when warm, with no delay or pause with synchronizing pressure on the stick before the the baulk ring balls "pop" through....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,619
Posted By SAJ
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

Model A Ron, all of the Mobil 1oils I see listed contain both zinc and phosphorous in the form of ZDDP.
The lowest phosphorous is 650 ppm and the highest is way up at 1750. I use 15W50 which has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,540
Posted By SAJ
Re: 4 post lift

I have a 4 post English Bradbury. Instead of rolling transverse jacks, it has two extra longitudinal beams that adjust sideways on small rollers supported on two lateral beams. These beams rise and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,619
Posted By SAJ
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

KenBolton, I have an image in my head of a motor with sludge containing years of unfiltered metal particles from normal wear processes, plus cotton fibres released from a worn cam gear and maybe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,323
Posted By SAJ
Re: A question for old guys

700 RPM. I understand your problem. I too am 76. I was very active until about 70, when osteo arthritis got much worse in shoulders. I cannot raise my right arm much above horizontal unless I lift it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By SAJ
Re: fan blade disaster

He is Bruce Stratton. Email brucestratton@xtra.co.nz. I paid about NZD$175.00 for mine.
They are a carbon fibre thing of beauty.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Nkaminar, thanks for the reply. That is most interesting and I hope it turns up a better part that I have not seen or heard of. My barrels did come from Snyders, the last one probably about 7 or 8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,262
Posted By SAJ
Re: Where do I go from here??

One thing I would definitely check before driving it is that the rear hub bolts are fully tight and the hubs pulled up on the tapers. My roadster was run with them loose, as if adjusted for taper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Hi Doug. I hope you and Nan are staying safe from this awful virus. Diane Dave and Karen send their regards too. We will miss you at the Gisborne rally coming up soon.
I have done about 50000 miles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Thanks Terry. Even a 5/32 spacer would prevent the starter spigot from centralising in the flywheel cover register, meaning only the 3 bolts would hold it central. Are they "fitted" bolts i wonder?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Nkaminar, you show the USA ones that we are breakiing. They come from Snyders. The Indian made ones are even more fragile.
That Snyders barrel drive is what is in my photos. There is no spring in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Nkaminar, did you by any chance photograph your modern drive before you put it in? I would like to get one like you have, but do not see such available anywhere.
I have broken the slotted collar on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

I have had many problems with both Indian made drives and recently a Weldon USA one.
The problem is shown in the pics attached of two starters side by side with standard bendix and Weldon barrel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,386
Posted By SAJ
Re: Mode A Piston expander/ knurling tool to Buy

The alternative to knurling is Koetherizing, wherein the piston is squeezed through the gudgeon bores by a bolt and thrust bearings into a more cammed shape on the thrust faces. While under this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By SAJ
Re: Wood rot - wood hardener

SAJ here Synchro. We make fillers for rotten and broken wood in houses. For cosmetic and weathering purposes but not for structural or strength repairs.
We just developed a water based wood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,864
Posted By SAJ
Re: Spark plug socket

Further to "box wrench" we call hexagonal tube wrenches "box spanners", or some times "tube spanners" because they are made from formed seamless tubing. But tube spanners can also be those open ended...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,931
Posted By SAJ
Re: Gland rings

Brent, I have not used JB weld Extremeheat. My comments are only from the view of an industrial chemist who has formulated similar products many years ago. And to correct the statements that it is an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By SAJ
Re: Counterbalanced Crank with a harmonic balancer

You can hear torsional vibration with metal timing gears which shake together as you pass through the harmonic rev ranges.
SAJ in NZ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,931
Posted By SAJ
Re: Gland rings

According to the SDS for JB weld extremeheat it is not an epoxy but a sodium silicate (water glass) putty containing steel fines. A single pack product containing water and finally set by heat after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,282
Posted By SAJ
Re: Dynamic dampening front pulley

I agree with Wensum and Dave in MN. Much of the clatter in my aluminium timing gear was reduced. But not all. As Pete says the balancer could do with being heavier but there is not much room.
In our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By SAJ
Re: KR Wilson Combination Machine Raising Block

Hello Bruce of MN,
I have a 1930's piston Koetheriser machine patented by Emil Koether. It squeezes the piston through the gudgeon bores into a more cammed shape, which is then set in by shot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By SAJ
Re: KR Wilson Combination Machine Raising Block

1930 did you use a Sunnen portable hone or a Sunnen fixed honing machine? I just squared up worn cylinders by 0.009 inch with a 4 stone rigid portable and it was a lot of work. My arms nearly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,669
Posted By SAJ
Re: Bill Williamson

Cindy, thank you for posting that. He was a distinguished good-looking younger man! Do you have a more recent picture of him in his eighties you could post?. I recall one where he was speeding along...
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