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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Old Model A rear hub puller

Mine works on the same principle but is not identical. I will be making mine similar to the Mitchell unit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By Synchro909
Re: A will not run nice

Yup, more than one way to skin this cat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Dreaded stuck timing gear nut

The timing gear is already shot so I see absolutely no point getting precious about a rag between the gears or anything else. Replacement nuts are cheap so I wouldn't worry about beating that one to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Synchro909
Re: My New Model A - Yeah!

Do you ever have the makings of an excellent restoration there! I paid as much attention to the dog rolling around on the grass in the background as I did the Model A at first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Can ammeter cause trouble?

IMO, we are our own worst enemy when it comes to the vendors selling junk. Too many car owners are too tight assed to pay for quality so the vendors would be stuck with it but they can sell a cheaper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 499
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Is it worth saving an empty trans case and bell housing?

I makes me cry to hear you guys telling someone to scrap those things. I grab every part, even gearbox cases and bell housings when I can - especially bell housings. RHD ones are not so easy to find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Can't fit a socket on front oil pan bolts

I'm not interested in showing my cars so I cut a screw driver slot in the head of 6 of those bolts - 4 at the front and 2 at the back. I have a long screwdriver with a square shank. If I use a 1/4"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Old Model A rear hub puller

I made my own ball joint tool years ago and at that price, it looks like I will be making my own hub puller so that I have a decent one. The one I have now bends out of shape when I put any decent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By Synchro909
Re: A will not run nice

The easiest way to get the same result is to connect both wires to the same terminal on the ammeter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Almost...

IMO, seat belts don't do a thing to avoid a collision but they sure do improve your chances of surviving it. I have them fitted in all of my cars but they have not been engineered inspected as is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Hot Coil

By the time I had the third coil fail on my car, I was ready to try something different. A very well experienced Model A man told me to turn the coil over (put the HT output at the top). I did that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starts with hand crank only

When you try to start the motor on the starter, does it turn over slowly?
I suspect your battery has thrown in the towel. It can happen very suddenly. Even a "dead" battery can supply enough power...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Burtz Block

400,000 miles would be a modern motor with hardened bores, thin rings and al the other things engineers have done to extend their life. I bet NO model A engines, inserts or no will have gone close....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Burtz Block

I get no piston interference - yet but I don't know how many times I can flatten the head. I'm sure a lot of the increased CR is due to the over sized bores. (0.060" over)
Agreed on your comments re...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Gas gauge gaskets

For years, Car makers used plastic fuel tanks. Neoprene is hydrocarbon based, yet it is fuel safe and yes, cork is hydrogen and carbon based - it is organic. These are just a few that popped into my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Burtz Block

The Burtz engine has a 6:1 head on it, Webber carburettor and a "modified B cam. (.308 lift but more duration than the original - not wild but I don't want wild. I want drivable) Timing with an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Burtz Block

7:1 was a guess. It was a gradual increase. A little was gained each time I had the head off. A compression of 110psi divided by one atmosphere (14.5) is 7.6. It sounds a lot and it is - quite fussy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Burtz Block

Before the Burtz engine was available, I used a rebuilt engine to tow a heavy camper many tens of thousands of miles but after the most recent trip, it was showing "tired" signs. To me, one of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fender patch for light bar

If the patch is used as an under or over lay, the gap between the two pieces of metal would be an excellent place for rust to hide.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,218
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Distributor Help!

The teeth will be not much more than mush. No amount of draining or flushing would make me happy that there is nothing left in the bottom of the engine. I strongly suggest dropping the sump (pan),...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,218
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Distributor Help!

The easiest way to check whether it is the timing gear is to take the top off the distributor, then crank it over while watching the rotor button. If it is stripped, the button will not move. No need...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Death of a Legend

Wow, I just heard about her very gifted family. She understood the importance of medical research when she established the cancer treatment facility here maybe because her father won a Nobel prize...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Death of a Legend

It is not a good time to be an Australian singer. Just as well I can't sing a note.
Olivia funded the construction and development of a hospital for breast cancer treatment and research here in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starter Drive Bendix Spring Question

I've straightened a few bent starter armature shafts. They are tough , especially the 5/8" ones but with a bit of oomph, they will yield. I do it in the lather - I don't have a press.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By Synchro909
Re: overtight axle nuts

I recently had a hard nut with a burr in the thread. It destroyed the thread on the axle and I was NOT happy. I took the damaged axle to a machinist friend who cut a new one at 9/16" (same thread...
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