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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,456
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Stopping Distances

Those distances are consistent with what I got. 19 feet from 20 mph.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,552
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Seafoam

Is the Sea Foam container labelled as Flammable? Same for MMO? If they are not, I might be able to get some shipped over. If they are, forget it - too much regulation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Odd-ball 30 Pickup......

A sedan cut down to a commercial vehicle. What will they think of next?!?!?!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 962
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wire vs lock washers

I'm sure we have all seen a spring washer gouge a groove under the head of a bolt and into the surface it was against as the bolt is undone. By the time a spring washer is working as it should, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,796
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

That's all very nice but what tyre size relate to those figures? A 5.00X19 tyre is about 3.3% smaller than a 4.5X21 tyre.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Interesting dual-horn '31 radiator shell

FWIWE, no Model As were imported into Australia in 1931. By 1930, the depression had hit and sales were almost non existent, never the less, Henry sent a shipload of cars without bothering about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Does anyone use carbon conductive grease to protect ground points?

I've never heard the term "Carbon conductive grease" so I can only guess what you are talking about. However, I always use a tiny amount of dielectric grease on any electrical contact
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fuel valve Victoria

I'd throw the Teflon tape in the rubbish bin and use Permatex #3.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starter and fly wheel

I use a few drops of Loctite 290 to keep the ring gear in place. It's never let me down.
290 is the wick-in version so you just place a drop or three where the ring gear contacts the flywheel and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,580
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine question

No. That gets you not only the fully machined 5 main bearing block but the new crankshaft and con rods as well along with a few bits and pieces like thrust faces for the crank end play. These motors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil drain plug

The sump still has to come off to fix it so why?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,456
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Stopping Distances

Nor would I.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil drain plug

Those bosses are only soldered in. What you describe is not uncommon by any means. I had it happen once when I was 2,500 miles from home. I had to drop the sump to change the oil, then drove home and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,456
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Stopping Distances

No, they are not a direct fit. The shaft on the rear brakes is bigger than the front actuating shaft so I made a sleeve. After removing the original arm, I put the sleeved rear arm on (oriented so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,359
Posted By Synchro909
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,456
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Stopping Distances

I can tell you exactly what the setup was in the best car because it was mine but first, the range. The worst car just about disappeared over the horizon - the one we felt obliged to adjust for him....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,456
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Stopping Distances

Our club recently did a workshop on brakes and afterwards, all of the cars were tested. One of them was so bad, we didn't allow him to drive home before we got all that was possible out of that worn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Synchro909
Re: How often does a Model A have a need for a tow truck?

In 50,000 miles, I have had to put the A on a truck twice. First time was after it stood for hours in pouring rain and the top of the motor got wet through the middle hinge. If I had time, it would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine Build Video

I can't understand why it is so expensive to have a Model A engine rebuilt when it only takes 8 minutes!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,834
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil in Crankcase

After reading this thread again, I did a search for MMO. Only one or two places sell it and only online from what I could see but at $100 a US gallon, it will stay in the shop.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine block cleaning question

There are a few places that go below zero at times but freezing is not an issue for the big majority of us. I've never given it a second thought. I have run glycol in some of my As but these days, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By Synchro909
Re: A special kind of nut

"A special kind of nut." I was expecting this to be about a Model A owner.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine block cleaning question

Check out this range of products. http://liquidintelligence.com.au/product/liquid-intelligence-239-engine-cooling-system-cleaning-kit
I've seen it used and WOW! that stuff works. Note the prices are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,319
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 10mpg

Those plugs say the motor is waaaay rich. Do you run an air filter? If so, try removing it and try again. After that, I'd start with the carburettor. Check float level first, then if that's OK, a set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine block cleaning question

Greasy cooling systems are the result of improper greasing of the rear water pump bearing. I have a friend who used a handful of laundry powder to clear it but he found that caused too much foam....
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