I’ve been meaning to sort out the perished windows channels on the Model A, so I headed over to John Cochran’s for some expert assistance.
Once we had removed the door trims it was very interesting to find the details from the trim manufacturer from 20 years ago! I may research the detail to see if I can get a bead on who owned the car back then. I’ve tried writing to the owner listed on the title but sadly got no reply.
It was great to drive home with slightly less rattles thanks to John!
The A has been running badly of late, especially stalling out at junctions making driving a bit less than enjoyable. The car has a B carburetor fitted on the A manifold which hasn’t been milled out to match the carb (confirmed by measuring) Upon removing and stripping the carb I found that the mounting flange and therefore the carb throat has a crack which has been repaired.
Whilst I had the carb off I gave it a good clean and put it back on for the time being. Surprisingly after resetting the mixture and idle the car runbs and drives well. Decisions to be made on the carb and manifold soon!
At the recent Berkshire Motor Show, Mr Cochran remarked at the fact that the Sport Coupe was fitted with a column drop bracket which is not standard, and was causing the column to be too low which resulted in very little knee clearance for someone of my height. Once removed the room between my knees and the wheel is improved quite a bit.