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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By Synchro909
Re: RH Drive Model A

Ignition timing is on the left, throttle on the right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,749
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Supply chain woes

I recently tried to find an engine for rebuild but there was noting to be had. I finally gave up and went another route.
Where did you say those engines are? :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:57 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 53,495
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

A few years back, I saw the pile of blocks Brattons was about to throw out. After looking at some of them, I concluded many were quite salvageable. The blocks with cracks were marked at the crack and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By Synchro909
Re: RH Drive Model A

You are a winner on this one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 53,495
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Many of the items on that list could be sourced from the old engine and I see no problem doing that. After all, they would be reused if the old motor were rebuilt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By Synchro909
Re: RH Drive Model A

Does a top come with it. If not, you might not easily find one. Sure, they are the same as a LHD car but from what I gather, tourers were not that common over there. They were by far the most common...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Choke

Clothes peg.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

Where does the extra water come from to pile up in the top tank? The ONLY water the pump can move comes from the bottom of the radiator and that water comes from the top of the radiator which means...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,749
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Supply chain woes

I am being told by my shipper that the US economy is in such a mess after COVID was allowed to run rampant that there are HUGE delays getting anything out of the country. There is not enough being...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,087
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What is Engine 'Break-in'??

I'm in pretty much the same camp as Stingray70 and kawagumby. New engines these days are made to tolerances not possible when our cars were made and out of materials not available using techniques...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By Synchro909
Re: RH Drive Model A

Ford closed their Australian manufacturing plants in 2017. You are correct in that they used the "Falcon" name and that they were really good cars. To illustrate that, the Falcon had a safety rating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Lifetime of Distributor Points ?

The OP didn't say what type of points he is using so I don't think we can answer his question properly.
FWIW, I converted to modern points when I bought the car. I used the vented type and I've done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

That statement puzzles me. How can the flow rate cause coolant to go out the overflow?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 28, 29 vs 30,31 What do you like any why?

I suspect the cost cutting measures Henry found himself forced to make when the depression began to bight is the reason behind the later As being cheapened.
My vote is for the earlier style.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

How high are you filling the radiator? How low does it go after a drive?
These beasts will spit out coolant till they reach their "happy" level. That is usually to where you can just see a little...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By Synchro909
Re: RH Drive Model A

Anywhere but the US.
There was a policy in the British Commonwealth back then that C'wealth countries deal with C'wealth countries where ever possible. The US had removed themselves from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,033
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

Synchro is getting a bit weak in mine - same with the gearbox which went in at the same time.
Crunch, crunch, crunch!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,033
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

Quite so. I have seen a cutaway of an O/D and they are built so they can handle much more power than a Model A will ever put out. I have one friend who has one of these O/Ds in his '56 Victoria and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Synchro909
Re: RHD engine block?

At least we have not had to change sides! The US version of the Model T was LHD - everything before that was RHD in the US.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 53,495
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Intake valves seat on the cast iron of the block, just like the originals. They don't get anywhere near as hot as the exhaust valves and don't need hardened seats.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By Synchro909
Re: O/T Explain water bucket mouse trap

I've had quite a chuckle reading this thread.
There is a mouse plague in some of the more northern areas of he country now. The ground moves with the little buggers and the under side of cars is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Extended warranty

We have a "Do not call" register. Once you register your number, it is illegal for telemarketers to ring. Yes, they are followed up and perpetrators fined. Silent numbers are automatically included...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 53,495
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

If you decide that rebuilding your current engine is too expensive for what you will end up with and decide to go this route, IMO, the best way to source the required "extra bits" is to cannibalise...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,033
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I have a cable shift in 2 of my cars. Not much difference driving but less clutter in the car. Changing from high second to low 3rd gear is easier and I do that often.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Synchro909
Re: RHD engine block?

There are advantages to a RHD car. For starters, the starter is easy to remove (see what I did there???):) and the choke rod as has been mentioned. A mirror image engine would have been nice and I...
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