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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Synchro909
Re: USPS problems?

Glynn, I have never heard of them but they sound like a good option. For larger shipments, I have a couple of companies that consolidate and ship by the container full - cars and all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Synchro909
Re: USPS problems?

As I expected, each side of the Pacific is blaming the other. Darn it! Maybe I won't even see the priority parcel. I wonder if USPS will refund the postage seeing they didn't do as the unwritten...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear axle nut

I don't think "hardened" is what we need at all. High tensile is more like it. The objective is to prevent it distorting as the nut is tightened. Case hardening will help but not nearly as much as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Synchro909
USPS problems?

For some time now, people I know have been saying that packages from the US are not being sent to Australia by USPS. They are returned to the sender.
Only yesterday, I received an email from a US...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The new "Burtz" motor - onto the next project ?

I have never heard of disc brakes for a Model T - I only know one person who even owns one but maybe similar disc brakes for the Model A would be a good next project. They might even be hidden from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Transmission Roller Bearings

I can't for the life of me understand why people think they are saving money by buying those (or any) cheap components. For the sake of a very few dollars, they put in junk bearings, hen have to do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The new "Burtz" motor - onto the next project ?

Wow, you'd have to be a real thrill seeker to want to go that fast in a Model T. I'm told the brakes are like holding a cotton ball against the wheel
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,122
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine green

Looks about right to me - maybe a little blue but who cares? I took a sample of the green supplied by a vendor into the local hardware big box recently and asked for them to match the colour. What I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Synchro909
Re: head gasket

I only use the graphite gaskets with sealer and NEVER those ones with the silicone lines. Once was enough for those.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By Synchro909
Re: wrong rotor position

I once had the timing on one of my cars go out of adjustment as I took off from the lights. Like the OP, the rotor was pointing half way between the contacts and the car was backfiring so badly it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,045
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Decided against turn signals.....what about this idea?

Henry used safety glass and installed shock absorbers in the interest of safety. They added to the price of a new car which went against what he wanted but he did it anyway to protect his customers'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Won't start now

What is earl???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Long-shot search

Clearly I can't help in your search but it occurs to me that title details or at least engine number would help identify your family's cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fuel shut off valve leak

The OP didn't say anything about it being a replacement valve. I've never seen one of those so I can't comment either way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By Synchro909
Re: starter amps

Give the man a prize!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fuel shut off valve leak

If the scoring is minor, as you say, this will do the trick. I've posted about this one I don't know how many times.
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/product.htm?pid=979345&cat=41707
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By Synchro909
Re: overheated motor won't start now

Was the engine still hot when you put water in it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,407
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Air Filter

Thanks Ruth. Is the filter I see inside there made of paper? Looks like it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By Synchro909
Re: starter amps

You are correct up to a point. To do the same job, requires the same power so with double the voltage, you only need half the amps. Trouble is, a 12 v starter doesn't do the same job as a 6 v one. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By Synchro909
Re: starter amps

With respect, I think you have it backwards. The resistance of the starter doesn't change when you put 12 volts through it. With double the voltage, double the current will flow.
Resistance (R) is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By Synchro909
Re: starter amps

I suspect you should have been referring to 12 v in one of those. Perhaps you could tell us which. Maybe in the first one you were referring to 12 v with the higher current.
BTW, the current for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,407
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Air Filter

I can guess but I'm not sure I know exactly what an air maze is. I'm expecting it is some air cleaner that suits only LHD cars and that's why I haven't seen one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,045
Posted By Synchro909
Re: rubber boots

I do similar but don't wind the windows down. I figure that by leaving them up, I am creating positive air pressure in the cabin, thus forcing air out through the gaps where the hot air would come...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,407
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Air Filter

I run the filter setup outlined in post #5 for longevity of the engine. I often drive in dusty conditions and don't feel like paying for another rebuild any sooner than absolutely necessary.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The new "Burtz" motor - onto the next project ?

As Jeff concludes, spending money on one of these engines is money very well spent. To get that sort of life out of an engine that costs all up, not much more than a rebuild of an original one makes...
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