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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Selling model a

I don't doubt that but scammers have even tried to use this forum in their scam.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Selling model a

I knew I knew the name! He is a bit of a dealer in Model A parts who has a factory/warehouse not far from me. I have even bought the odd item from him at swap meets. Like I said, you hold all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Selling model a

What information do you have on him? Which state is he from, for example. I will check around for you though the name sounds familiar - just can't recall where I have heard it.
That said, as I said...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Posting this for a chuckle, unless you're grumpy, in which case you may hate it

$1,999 for 5 wheels! How much without the gold plating?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By Synchro909
Re: B Distributor Initial Timing

I would expect that at those speeds without a heavy load like pulling up a steep hill or towing, you would be at maximum advance. (lever all the way down.)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel interchange

No, it's not Gallipoli. Although a bit longwinded, this will explain
https://www.pacificwar.org.au/battaust/Britain_betrays_Australia.html
And another ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By Synchro909
Re: International Model A Ford Day

Were confined to our homes. The day was cancelled here. :(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel interchange

The car does not have AR hubs. The 21" wheels are the later type.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Water pump core differences

The old steel shafts were MUCH harder than the stainless crap we get these days. I understand why the vendors sell the stainless ones - people like the look of a clean shaft and are not concerned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Synchro909
Re: About oils

El Cheapo 20W50 in my As and change at about 1,000 miles - 3,500 miles if I'm on a long tour where the motor is running warm all day. I run a full flow filter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Original Owner

One day when I had my A out, someone complimented the car but finished with "but it's all replica, of course". I assured him it wasn't and asked why he thought that. "It couldn't possibly have lasted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starter windings . . . a Look-See

I've seen coils in a similar condition. I put it down to the cloth covering having rotted. It was very fragile. I had better on the shelf so I switched them but repair shouldn't be too difficult.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel interchange

I find it amazing how the same event can be almost unrecognisable from one country to another. When an English guy arrived over here a few years back, he said something about what a wonderful leader...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Body Lines of Model "A"

I can't say I care for the Victorias even though I live in Victoria!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

The screws holding the field cores in are notoriously difficult to remove and the longer it is since they were last out, the more difficult they are.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel interchange

When I put 19" wheel on the back of my '28, he hubs push the hub caps off and I can't see what is causing the hub/axle to protrude further than it would on a 30-31
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,439
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A parts Suppliers.

I've been dealing with Sammy for over a decade and rank him as a friend. He is extremely knowledgeable and ready to help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fuel Valve Leak Around Threads

It will work for a while but silicone is not petrol (gas) proof. It will fail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Radius ball cap

From memory, the ball is 1.5" diameter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Synchro909
Re: how many tie rod turns equates to 1/16 inch toe in change ?

I set the toe in by putting a piece of masking tape with a vertical line (fine ball point pen) on the front of the tyre tread of one wheel. The gauge and tape are at axle height. Then the pointer on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Bearing adjustments

My experience is the rods will way out last the main bearings so those mileages don't make a lot of sense.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Radius ball cap

I had a very worn ball so I put one of those washers on it. It didn't take long for the washer to end up UNDER the ball. I welded the washer in place on top (that's where the wear is) with plenty of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Remove rear axle seal

An old set of rear wheel bearing rollers makes an excellent tool for refitting the seals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Synchro909
Re: balance tires

Depends at what speed you travel. If you put along on back roads at 40-45 mph or less, that's not unusual. Once you get up into the 50s, that would surprise me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,505
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Will there be any model As left?

That's my thinking too but I think as fossil fueled cars are taken off the road, it will take more than 10 years for it to disappear. The writing is on the wall though.
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