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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 16" Wheels

I wish any of those sizes were available here. How does the rim width on 18" and 17" wheels compare to the 19"?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil Breather tube 20 inch flex tube

You'll be able to stop the fumes coming in by opening the windscreen a little and closing the other windows, assuming you are in a closed car. Doing that gives a slight positive air pressure in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1930 Model A Gears Grind After New Clutch Install

If the gearbox is not properly supported in the time between the spline on the input shaft engaging the clutch plate and getting a few bolts in the bell housing, the clutch plate may be bent. If that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By Synchro909
Talking Re: Extended Warranty

That much rejection would only make me feel like I was at home with my wife. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Synchro909
Re: spark Advance

It's probably not intentional. I'd say someone forgot to advance the ignition but kept driving at fairly high speed - well, as fast as they could go with the timing that retarded. Maybe the GAV was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Patching Inner Tubes

Those "hot patches" have gone out of favour because they don't work on a synthetic tube, which they all are these days. They world very very well on rubber tubes but not appropriate for synthetic. As...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Synchro909
Re: lug nut removal

Yes, wheel nuts on wheel studs here too, just like manifold nuts on manifold studs. Strange!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Patching Inner Tubes

If you're going to glue on a patch (the only way these days), there are two often overlooked and important things to bear in mind. Firstly, rough up the tube well where the glue will go and second,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Opinion on running Mixed match rear drums

It's not a matter of braking sooner - that can be adjusted. The cast drum has a higher co efficient of friction with the brake shoes that the steel one and so, will skid before the other one. Two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Synchro909
Re: lug nut removal

Where does the term "lug nut" come from? They go on the wheel studs so LUG nut??? Not confused, just curious.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Opinion on running Mixed match rear drums

In that case, definitely NO. You will get more braking with the cast drum than the steel one. I'm sure you would end up turned around so quickly, you'll end up looking at yourself. Using miss matched...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Shipping a Model A

Ronn, Have you been talking to my wife?:o
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By Synchro909
Talking Re: Shipping a Model A

Here we go again! While it is true you drive on the right side of the road, we sit on the right side of the car and drive on the correct side of the road. Pass another beer, will you.:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Sound deadening? Anyone done it?

Dynamat in my '30 CCPU and '28 Tudor helped a lot, especially in the Tudor. I didn't bother in the Phaeton - couldn't see the point nor in my "barn find" Ute.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fall 2020

Great except it is spring.:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 828
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Taillight bulbs

I forgot that you guys use the brake lights as indicators. That was banned here back in the mid 50s after Holden used them on one model only. When I drive over there, that is just one of the many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Shipping a Model A

Yikes???? People in Europe are paying up to $270 a litre. That is over $10 a US gallon. Is it any wonder they drive smaller and more fuel efficient cars. Realities are much different outside the US.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 828
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Taillight bulbs

Why would you want to change it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Knocking on start up

I'd start with a check of the main bearings, The rods get oil from the first revolution, not after 30 seconds which is about right for loose main bearings. Adjust them to 0.0015" and you'll be on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 6v Alternator

I use an isolating switch on the earth side of the battery. There can be no parasitic draw if the battery is not connected.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Battery Game

Why do we still have to use lead-acid batteries? It has been many decades since they were state of the art.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rusty Coolant

I used to use that too - still have a bottle or two around somewhere. I stopped using it when I found that it was just like any other anti rust/ lubricant additive I had seen up till then. It attacks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Best way to tie down the top of a 1929 Phaeton

That makers a neat job of attaching the hood and it would be cheaper. That will be why Ford did it that way, IMO.
I have awful trouble uploading photos and my tourer is put away for the duration of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Synchro909
Re: U joint. How much play is acceptable?

About 12 months ago, I refitted a joint with about 1/32" rotational play at the tunnion. I've seen cars going just fine with waaay more than that too. The idea of replacing mine never even occurred...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Best way to tie down the top of a 1929 Phaeton

Mike, I didn't know that about the American tourers either but now that it has been raised, I don't know how ours came ex factory. For as long as I have been aware, our hoods are done using a row of...
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