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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,806
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I don't own a Model A. They own me!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 80 Engines SOLD Middletown, NJ

Dave, Thanks for the offer but I have made other arrangements now. I bought the bits I need from a friend in the US but I still may be in touch. I have a couple of axles on the way from there but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 80 Engines SOLD Middletown, NJ

That nearly makes me cry. I was recently looking for an engine to rebuild but gave up. There were none to be had and I've not heard of one for a long time now. It's a very different scene over there,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Coolant Seepage at front of head

That was my suggestion to the vendor. Water off a duck's back, I'm afraid.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,806
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

About 25 years ago, I owned 3 late 20's cars. A Chrysler, a FIAT and a Delage. A fire in the workshop cost me the first two and I swore off cars after that. My wife nearly died in that fire.
After a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Flywheel Housing Check

That's one way of doing it. Another might be to put some forward pressure on the crank at the front pulley before taking a measurement.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fan Blade orientation

I think the problem goes deeper than that. By turning the blades over, they will still move air in the wrong direction. For that fan to draw air through the radiator, the motor would have to turn in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Coolant Seepage at front of head

Yes, I am in Australia and my reference to the LHS as the passenger side, while correct was done intentionally to point out the problem some less experienced people in RHD countries can have with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Coolant Seepage at front of head

Greg Jones raises a good point. Are you sure the coolant isn't coming from the water pump? The usual place for these motor to leak from the head gasket is along the passenger side of the block/head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Steering Box 7 tooth vs 2 Tooth vs F100

F100 steering boxes in RHD don't exist, as far as I know. I've never heard of them and 2 tooth steering boxes are not easy to find, even rare so over here, almost everybody runs a 7 tooth. A properly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Brake Conundrum

With both hydraulic and mechanical brakes, the limiting factor in stopping is the amount of rubber on the road. Going hydraulic and increasing power does not do anything to improve braking or safety...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 65,505
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

We were talking about wear on the skew gears at the cam shaft. If they fail, the engine will stop but like you say if the failure was at the tang, it would not and the bottom end would be toast.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fan Blade orientation

Agree with all of those points. Flipping the fan will not make it move air in the opposite direction.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Charging 6 volt Battery

Originally Posted by McMimmcs View Post
Here goes, I likely have done it wrong for 25 years but I put the 6 volt negative charger cable on the starter and the 6 volt positive cable on the head bolt....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 65,505
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

When Ford started running pressurised bearings in the B engine, what pressure did they run? Not much. I believe the early V8s only ran about 11 psi. I have a diamond B engine in one of my cars and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Charging 6 volt Battery

I suspect you have confused your positive and negatives. A 6v Model A is positive earth so you would connect the positive lead to earth, not the negative one. The sparks that will result in doing it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,536
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Gas seepage at steering column

I agree with Y B. So long as the steering column is not going to touch the original bracket, it is probably OK to leave it there but allow that things move while the car is being driven, especially...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 65,505
Posted By Synchro909
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Brake Conundrum

NOT necessarily so. Over here, Hydraulic brakes MUST have a split system so if there is a leak, the other half will work, either front or back only is better than nothing. I think only the stupid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 65,505
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Agreed. He should find another engine builder, IMO.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Differfential Gear Ratio - Determining

Because one back wheel is held stationary, the other turns twice as much as it would if both wheels were turning. In the example you gave, the back wheel would turn nearly one full turn with 2 turns...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Plug connector options?

Even for a standard head, I lengthen the leads by cutting them and soldering in what ever length is needed to do the job. I use a piece of shim brass to do the job. I always lengthen #3 lead so I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Is some blowby normal?

Or maybe it was a reference to the song by Linda Ronstadt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp9G0zkorio
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,237
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Speedometer stopped working on my 29

Boy, do I hear that! When I find a person who is decent at their job, I hang on to them. They are rare.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Is some blowby normal?

With 2 pistons going up and 2 going down, the overall volume of the sump doesn't change. Any gasses exiting from the breather are purely the result of blowby, which as has been said, is inevitable.
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