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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil pressure and water pipe question

I've pondered putting coolant into the back of the block to help cylinders 3 and 4 but have never got it done. When I tow with the Model A, the motor is working hard all of the time so I figured that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Frankenengine

Lucky you, Magoo 2. 4 engines! I have been looking for a while for a fairly complete engine to rebuild.
As has been said, if you can get a running engine out of what you have, you will get a great...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Synchro909
Talking Re: Good Bye Ford Barn

When I was new to FB, I received a PM from another member who took exception to one of my posts. When I reread what I had written, I could see how it could be interpreted in a way completely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Spammers at it, AGAIN

If that is so, all those people who have been banned could simply change name and come back, yet they don't. Maybe Ryan blocks their IP address somehow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,780
Posted By Synchro909
Re: axle key

Ignorant and arrogant is a bad combination!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Flywheel housing mounting

In the first Model As, the front of the engine was bolted directly to the front cross member - no movement if you ignore the flex of the chassis.
You ask why don't they crack - they do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1929 Grill Mounts

I assume you mean the stone guard. It is held on by a pair of "J" clips that hook into the holes in the shell where the headlight conduits emerge. Rubber stoppers hold it away from the shell.
Maybe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Leather main bearing

Leather bearings and wooden pistons were folk lore when I was a kid. We were told those stories by such a straight face that they had to be true.:rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By Synchro909
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

Sounds like they offer a great service. Do you think it's worth me joining?;)
Seriously, I have our local equivalent of their top membership which gives us a tow home and rental car to get ourselves...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

The fitting you show is normal. We call it a grease cup but you guys seem to have your own language when it comes to these things. I use Penrite Water Pump Grease which is not a grease at all (and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

New condensers ae a real "luck of the draw" thing to buy - and you need a lot of luck. I go for a half decent brand and stay well clear of any Chinese item. You can bet if it has no country of origin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Answer to wanted postings

On the other hand though, I have placed Wanted Ads here and found what I needed when members replied. There were no problems with any of those deals and we both were happy with the results. I can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Synchro909
Re: First "Legal" Ride

IMO, getting/keeping these cars running is part of the attraction - something most young people can't understand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

The two methods are very similar. They both use the pitch of the thread to work out how far to turn the adjustment. IMO, you have just taken it one step further with your diagram while I rely more on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,890
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

Some will think this is a crazy suggestion but crazy $#!T happens. Is the rotor button there and OK?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

I do similar. If one turn is 1/24th of an inch (0.042"), then one face on the hexagonal adjuster is 1/6th of that (0.007"). It doesn't take long to learn how much to move the spanner to get 1 or 2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Head gasket?

55 Ftlb is plenty if you have a standard head. I run a 5.5:1 head and use the same though I have heard some say they like to bump it to 57 or 8 with a high compression head
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A Engine for Rebuild

You still need the caps for poured bearings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,294
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Iím wondering if my coil is going bad

I've had 2 of those coils fail on me in short time. Not a good option, IMO.
I run any old oil filled coil now but mounted with terminals up. As has been said, you would need to get a longer HT lead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A Engine for Rebuild

That's exactly my thinking on it too. I've walked away from bare blocks many a time. Very often they come with no main bearing caps.:mad:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,525
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Night ride

In my experience with this, it's not just the headlights of cars behind me reflecting in the windscreen so they look like they are coming at you from the front, I see the tail lights of the cars in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Problems "A" New Owner May Encounter

Where's the starter?
What happened to the power steering?
Where's "D" for Drive?
But I can pick out my car in the shopping centre car park.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,525
Posted By Synchro909
Wink Re: Night ride

Or was it for privacy while a guy and his girl were in the back seat???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,251
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 7 Tooth vs. 2 Tooth

The guy in NZ was probably Derek who uses the name "Quickchange" here.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By Synchro909
Talking Re: Stuck Distributor Rotor

I have a theory that my first Model A did unspeakable things at night in the garage with the lawn mower! No more mowers but I now have 4 Model As.
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