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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A Rear Main Cap Removal

I have taken the rear cap off with the engine in the car several times but I have to use an old socket handle. It is decades old and Australian made which means top quality steel was used (before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Latest aluminum block.

My thoughts on why foundries are busy and why I think they are:
One of our club members is a pattern maker and does some casting at home. Since China has gone rogue, many companies that used to have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starter Mechanism

I've converted several starters to 12 volts for myself and others by reconfiguring the original field coils. When you see what is involved, it's not that difficult.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Vehicle vibration

When you order, specify whether you have the rope seal or the modern style seal. Balancers for motors with modern seals do not have the spiral.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,507
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Heated Seats In The Model "A"

Electric seat warmers!. How soft have we become? A Model A gets too hot inside now, even in winter so I ask WHY?
Our grandparents used these car on a daily basis and overcame any coolness by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Synchro909
Re: A Very Busy Thanksgiving

I've had one of those synthetic floats in one of my cars for at least a decade and it's still going fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1928 Touring Seats

Cushions will have more/stronger springs that the squabs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Replacing float and kit for 1930 Gas Gauge

No need for a sealant. In fact using one could make it near impossible to take out again in the future.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil pressure and water pipe question

I've pondered putting coolant into the back of the block to help cylinders 3 and 4 but have never got it done. When I tow with the Model A, the motor is working hard all of the time so I figured that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Frankenengine

Lucky you, Magoo 2. 4 engines! I have been looking for a while for a fairly complete engine to rebuild.
As has been said, if you can get a running engine out of what you have, you will get a great...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Spammers at it, AGAIN

If that is so, all those people who have been banned could simply change name and come back, yet they don't. Maybe Ryan blocks their IP address somehow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,179
Posted By Synchro909
Re: axle key

Ignorant and arrogant is a bad combination!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Flywheel housing mounting

In the first Model As, the front of the engine was bolted directly to the front cross member - no movement if you ignore the flex of the chassis.
You ask why don't they crack - they do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1929 Grill Mounts

I assume you mean the stone guard. It is held on by a pair of "J" clips that hook into the holes in the shell where the headlight conduits emerge. Rubber stoppers hold it away from the shell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,269
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Leather main bearing

Leather bearings and wooden pistons were folk lore when I was a kid. We were told those stories by such a straight face that they had to be true.:rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,252
Posted By Synchro909
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

Sounds like they offer a great service. Do you think it's worth me joining?;)
Seriously, I have our local equivalent of their top membership which gives us a tow home and rental car to get ourselves...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

The fitting you show is normal. We call it a grease cup but you guys seem to have your own language when it comes to these things. I use Penrite Water Pump Grease which is not a grease at all (and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

New condensers ae a real "luck of the draw" thing to buy - and you need a lot of luck. I go for a half decent brand and stay well clear of any Chinese item. You can bet if it has no country of origin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,403
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Answer to wanted postings

On the other hand though, I have placed Wanted Ads here and found what I needed when members replied. There were no problems with any of those deals and we both were happy with the results. I can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Synchro909
Re: First "Legal" Ride

IMO, getting/keeping these cars running is part of the attraction - something most young people can't understand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

The two methods are very similar. They both use the pitch of the thread to work out how far to turn the adjustment. IMO, you have just taken it one step further with your diagram while I rely more on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,918
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

Some will think this is a crazy suggestion but crazy $#!T happens. Is the rotor button there and OK?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

I do similar. If one turn is 1/24th of an inch (0.042"), then one face on the hexagonal adjuster is 1/6th of that (0.007"). It doesn't take long to learn how much to move the spanner to get 1 or 2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Head gasket?

55 Ftlb is plenty if you have a standard head. I run a 5.5:1 head and use the same though I have heard some say they like to bump it to 57 or 8 with a high compression head
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A Engine for Rebuild

You still need the caps for poured bearings.
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