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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fuel/air mixture setting

The valve was all the way closed for the first 10,000 miles in my car till I put a down draft on it. Not all engines are created equal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pressure plate replacement

I've used repro pressure plates and had absolutely no trouble. FYI, with a bit of machining of the flywheel, a V8 pressure plate can be used. They will greatly reduce the pressure required to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,825
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Boat Anchor

There are gears available that will move 1st and 2nd up 15%, thus closing the gap to 3rd. The Model A has plenty of torque to handle the higher gears and getting the car up to speed is much easier.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Is my block dead?

I have as B block that has been repaired that way. I think the crack was caused by accident damage who knows how long ago. The crack is in the "skirt" of the block, just behind the starter motor. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Importing from US to Canada

How would you go if you went to Michigan and drove it back over the border just like you would any other car? Thousands of cars cross daily, I guess. Do they all need to have titles with them?
What...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,386
Posted By Synchro909
Re: model b engine cm gear

The early B engines didn't have a counter balanced crank shaft. Later, they did and when an early one came in for rebuild, weights were added. Later again, B engines were used in agricultural...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Filler putty for aluminum intake?

I'd try a small dab of silicone on that divot. Vacuum will hold it in place if vacuum reaches it, it is flexible and withstands temperatures way in excess of what you will get on an inlet manifold....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,825
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Boat Anchor

You give up too easily!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Piston Placement

My comments weren't aimed at you, 2935. They were intended as a general observation and suggestion. You are on the money, so long as it correct, what matters?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,386
Posted By Synchro909
Re: model b engine cm gear

But aluminium is more durable, even if it can be a bit noisy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Spark plug for driver, not show car.

I've always used Motorcraft TT10 plugs and can't see why people pay so much for some of the others. One of my cars has done over 50,000 miles on the one set and I have no thoughts of replacing them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Piston Placement

All this talk of facing the left, facing the driver's side etc all leave room for confusion. For example, if something is to be facing the driver's side, it is completely wrong wrong in RHD world. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Brake springs

Like Bruce says, leave the shoes off the wedge so they are close together. Attach the top spring, then the bottom one and only then, pull the shoes apart and slip them into place using a tool that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil interval

Some say "Do it by the book". I while ago, I bought a 1930 CCPU out of Arizona. The seller took it to his local Ford dealer for service, new tyres and fix the brakes before he advertised it. When I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Bending the front axle

To a truck repair workshop, bending a Model A axle is like breaking a pretzel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,469
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Why so many upgrades??

IMO, the use of performance improving upgrades is a balancing act. I have used all of the things you have mentioned but not without improving the middle main bearing's chances of surviving it all. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1931 Ford Model A Steering

I had to stop and think about this one. Everything is reversed over there in the US but my guess is it would move backwards.
What's the prise for a correct answer?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,364
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Problem adjusting one of the front brakes

A shot here from waaaay out in left field. You are turning the adjuster the right way, aren't you?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,307
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Thread size for a Model A spark plug

How important is originality to you? If it is high priority, you may need another head. If you'd rather have your car going than looking original, establish what thread you have by measuring the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,609
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Help identifying the vehicle

IMO, the correct this or the wrong that don't matter. Get it running reliably and safely and drive the wheels off it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,609
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Help identifying the vehicle

As Mas A Man says, be carful of split rims. Many men have been killed by them. Given your location, I think there is a decent chance your truck is of Canadian original. Look for the Robertson head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Check those belts

Just before we left on one of our long tours, I noticed the belt was like that. I was about to replace it but didn't - I left a new one on the floor in the back along with a spanner. It finally...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,853
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Vintage Precision Hub Puller

I don't know what gauge you are using but as I said, I tried two probes. One was too big, the other too small and it appears no adapters are available which would seem to me to be a sensible solution...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Re arc front spring

Brent, IT has always been my experience that a spring re arced cold will not hold its shape for long. How do yours hold up after a few years of pounding in a car?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,853
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Vintage Precision Hub Puller

I bought one of those recently based on what I had read here. It is useless. Neither port will accept the probe for the temperature gauge. The big one is who knows what size and the small one is too...
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