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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Synchro909
Re: lug nut removal

Yes, wheel nuts on wheel studs here too, just like manifold nuts on manifold studs. Strange!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Patching Inner Tubes

If you're going to glue on a patch (the only way these days), there are two often overlooked and important things to bear in mind. Firstly, rough up the tube well where the glue will go and second,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Opinion on running Mixed match rear drums

It's not a matter of braking sooner - that can be adjusted. The cast drum has a higher co efficient of friction with the brake shoes that the steel one and so, will skid before the other one. Two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Synchro909
Re: lug nut removal

Where does the term "lug nut" come from? They go on the wheel studs so LUG nut??? Not confused, just curious.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Opinion on running Mixed match rear drums

In that case, definitely NO. You will get more braking with the cast drum than the steel one. I'm sure you would end up turned around so quickly, you'll end up looking at yourself. Using miss matched...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Shipping a Model A

Ronn, Have you been talking to my wife?:o
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By Synchro909
Talking Re: Shipping a Model A

Here we go again! While it is true you drive on the right side of the road, we sit on the right side of the car and drive on the correct side of the road. Pass another beer, will you.:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Sound deadening? Anyone done it?

Dynamat in my '30 CCPU and '28 Tudor helped a lot, especially in the Tudor. I didn't bother in the Phaeton - couldn't see the point nor in my "barn find" Ute.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fall 2020

Great except it is spring.:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Taillight bulbs

I forgot that you guys use the brake lights as indicators. That was banned here back in the mid 50s after Holden used them on one model only. When I drive over there, that is just one of the many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Shipping a Model A

Yikes???? People in Europe are paying up to $270 a litre. That is over $10 a US gallon. Is it any wonder they drive smaller and more fuel efficient cars. Realities are much different outside the US.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Taillight bulbs

Why would you want to change it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Knocking on start up

I'd start with a check of the main bearings, The rods get oil from the first revolution, not after 30 seconds which is about right for loose main bearings. Adjust them to 0.0015" and you'll be on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 6v Alternator

I use an isolating switch on the earth side of the battery. There can be no parasitic draw if the battery is not connected.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Battery Game

Why do we still have to use lead-acid batteries? It has been many decades since they were state of the art.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rusty Coolant

I used to use that too - still have a bottle or two around somewhere. I stopped using it when I found that it was just like any other anti rust/ lubricant additive I had seen up till then. It attacks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Best way to tie down the top of a 1929 Phaeton

That makers a neat job of attaching the hood and it would be cheaper. That will be why Ford did it that way, IMO.
I have awful trouble uploading photos and my tourer is put away for the duration of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Synchro909
Re: U joint. How much play is acceptable?

About 12 months ago, I refitted a joint with about 1/32" rotational play at the tunnion. I've seen cars going just fine with waaay more than that too. The idea of replacing mine never even occurred...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Best way to tie down the top of a 1929 Phaeton

Mike, I didn't know that about the American tourers either but now that it has been raised, I don't know how ours came ex factory. For as long as I have been aware, our hoods are done using a row of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Scammers are out in force

When we did for the first time, we had no idea either - only that it could be done somehow. A search of google gave us the answer. Try this:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

IMO, if it raised the morale of the population to feel that they were contributing to the war effort, the scrap drives had benefits other than the collection of metal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

100% in any country involved.
Up till the end of the tank battle between Rommel and Paton in the Middle East, tanks were fabricated from sheets of steel. The battel raged back and forth as one, then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Scammers are out in force

People trolling the wanted ads are a notorious hunting ground for scammers. We have caught out as number of them by doing a reverse search on the image they sent of the item. Often times, they have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Synchro909
Re: It was the Condenser

IMO, there is no point carrying a spare condenser with you unless you know it is good. We know how too many of the condensers available today are no good out of the box so carrying a new one is of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Best way to tie down the top of a 1929 Phaeton

Take it off and put it in the modern car doing the towing. It only involves undoing 2 nuts - preferably done with one person each side.
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