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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Synchro909
Re: home built trunk.

Mine is fabric covered ply with a light pine frame in side. I threw it together easily in a day (the day before a longish rally when I would need it)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Turn signal beeper or other solutions

IMO, when a driver has a beeper on the turn signals, it sounds like the car is going to back-up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Synchro909
Re: water pump

If you have a 2 blade fan, place the blades vertically and take the pump out to the side. You don't need as much room that way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Responding to “wanted ads”

IMO, failure to respond is yet another manifestation of how we are now not being taught courtesy.
My daughter has done a fantastic job teaching her son how to be courteous and people notice and are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine oil again

I have always used 20W50 in my Model A engines. I have been wondering what I should use in the Burtz engine. Now I know - the same as the others.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pressurized Radiator

If you're referring to the baffle you can see when you look through the filler cap, removing that will make the radiator less efficient. If the radiator is clear, the hot water will run through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,433
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What's up with Macs/Ecklers

I have always believed the truth in what my father used to say. There is nothing softer to fall back on than hard cash!
IMO, it will only take a war or serious economic crisis for this house of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Horn electrical terminal connection

If it aint broke ...... They have been working for well over 90 years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,340
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A police car pictures needed

Looks to me like someone didn't want a mundane vehicle like a mail truck so they turned it into a police vehicle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A dies with throttle open

Two things.
Have you taken the carburettor apart? If so, make sure the venturi is in there and not somewhere on your workbench.
You mentioned you were able to get the revs up by pumping the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,433
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What's up with Macs/Ecklers

I don't know about those numbers but for every person who dies, there is one less making demands on the system. It will balance less people working in customer support.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,433
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What's up with Macs/Ecklers

You guys are not alone with those issues - shortages and shipping problems. It's just the same here.
Just this morning, I read an article called "The Great Resignation" which was all about how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Squeaking near front crank pulley

I bet you have soft engine mounts. Pushing in the clutch will slightly move the engine forward and stop the squeak caused by the bolt for the front engine mount where it goes through the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Synchro909
Talking Re: 1929 AA Truck flat bed puzzle .

How about a country that still uses feet and inches, miles, pounds and Fahrenheit temperatures?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By Synchro909
Re: So, I have apparently blown head gasket

I've seen it done many times. In fact, I have 2 engines running that have been sleeved . When I was working in a restoration shop, we once had a Buick engine come in that was so badly corroded that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear Brakes

While you have it apart, check the bearing surface in the hub. They have a habit of wearing through the hardening out at the axle nut end. Once they wear, the rear wheel doesn't stand vertical any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,146
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fading Interest

High 60s is not bad but it's nothing to write home about either. There is an old saying:
Good better best
Never let it rest
till your good is better and your better, best.
IMO, you have the right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,588
Posted By Synchro909
Re: hoky fixs

I'm not criticising the guy who repaired that con rod. The fact that it kept the motor running is remarkable and a real achievement.
No comment on the brake rods!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A serial number verification

I am told the US cars had the number stamped on the chassis as you describe but it wasn't done on Canadian assembled cars. It causes some head scratching when we come to register them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,146
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fading Interest

If you're not happy with the pace in a Model A, you can either pull more horsepower out of it (easy to double it) or learn to slow down and smell the roses (or is that oil fumes?).
I enjoy my A most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,588
Posted By Synchro909
Re: hoky fixs

I worked for a short time in a car restoration business. Some "fixes" were nothing short of terrifying. There was the guy who replaced the brake rods with 3/16" long thread which has a minor diameter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wrong Gear Oil?

A thin gear oil will make gear changing more difficult to do silently IMO.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Synchro909
Re: V8 Clutch for model A

I have 4 Model As and one of them is fitted with the V8 clutch. I can never remember which one but I soon know when I get into the right one. My left foot hits the floor with a bang when I press the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Time For Clutch Adjustment?

As the oil in the gearbox warms up, your gear changing technique/timing has to change as well. On my cars, when they are stone cold, the oil is so thick, I sometimes think I must be about to bend the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By Synchro909
Thumbs down Re: Over the top rat rod

That's one way to make small dollars out of big ones.
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