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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Synchro909
Re: A Lazy Sunday Drive in a Model A

Nice! No need to guess what season it was!
Are there any comments about the lousy condition of the road? that car even at the low speed it was doing was bouncing. I wouldn't want to travel far or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 944
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Before I installed an O/D, I used to sit the car on 42mph, never more. Both the car and I were happy at that and I did many thousands of miles that way. Since the O/D went in, I drive at 50mph which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Simple yet reliable....

The design philosophy behind the A and T was to make it rugged and simple so the owner could do repairs themselves. That went out the window when car makers realised how much money was to be made out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A rear end re-builder in NC

Have you considered doing it yourself? I did my first one with nothing more than Les Andrews' red book as a guide - and the knowledge that his figures for pinion preload were rubbish. Take the number...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Suggestions on crud removal

For that gooey gunk, I run the engine for a while with either a handful of laundry powder in the water but be careful not to go too far. Theat powder contains a foaming agent so the water will become...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

But what else could be wrong?? The car is 12 volt as was the coil. With no changes to anything, the replacement coil is still going fine after 7 years. The pertronic one lasted a few months.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By Synchro909
Talking Re: Pros and cons of removable Phaeton top?

Winter will make up your mind for you.:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Suggestions on crud removal

A squirt of brake cleaner and a wipe will clean up the surfaces quite well enough after you scrape of the "lumpy bits".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Sports

Not only didn't see the car - I didn't see the film!!
Nifty looking car though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

I've had a Pertronic coil fail on me before it was very old. Just another coil, IMO - no better than one made in China. Maybe they are. Hmmm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil Breather tube 20 inch flex tube

IMO, you will never notice any weakening of the mixture. I have done that for years and never even wondered whether that was happening. It helps with any rear main leak too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Help diagnosing engine knock

Any way to check the gudgeon pins without doing a full teardown?

I did mine by taking off the head and sump, then pushing the pistons and rods up through the bores and out the top so yes, you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Serious oil leak - rear main seal?

I agree with the two posts above and would add one comment. Make sure the dip stick is being fully inserted into the hole, not just to the end of the handle.
That could be the whole problem from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Does your Model A overheat ?

I have had trouble with overheating but I can't get angry with the car.
On an outback trip, I was running 5.25X21 tyres with a 26% Mitchell O/D while towing about a one tonne (2,200 lbs) trailer in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1929 tailpipe clamp picture

I was being driven nuts by the rattle back there so I decided to have a squizz at it early on in my A ownership. It was immediately obvious to me that if it were tight, it wouldn't allow the pipe to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,023
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 16" Wheels

I wish any of those sizes were available here. How does the rim width on 18" and 17" wheels compare to the 19"?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil Breather tube 20 inch flex tube

You'll be able to stop the fumes coming in by opening the windscreen a little and closing the other windows, assuming you are in a closed car. Doing that gives a slight positive air pressure in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1930 Model A Gears Grind After New Clutch Install

If the gearbox is not properly supported in the time between the spline on the input shaft engaging the clutch plate and getting a few bolts in the bell housing, the clutch plate may be bent. If that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By Synchro909
Talking Re: Extended Warranty

That much rejection would only make me feel like I was at home with my wife. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By Synchro909
Re: spark Advance

It's probably not intentional. I'd say someone forgot to advance the ignition but kept driving at fairly high speed - well, as fast as they could go with the timing that retarded. Maybe the GAV was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Patching Inner Tubes

Those "hot patches" have gone out of favour because they don't work on a synthetic tube, which they all are these days. They world very very well on rubber tubes but not appropriate for synthetic. As...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
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) 10-19-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
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) 10-19-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
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) 10-19-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
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.
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