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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

I'm all ears too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Cast iron brake drums

I agree with wmws too but the front brakes on a standard Model A do not do most of the braking. There is a bias of about 60/40 towards the rear brakes. That can be improved by fitting cast drums to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Cast iron brake drums

I'd go with Randy and have him fit them to the hub and turn them concentric. They are then ready to fit and go so long as your shoes are centred, which I'd check at the same time.
You will notice a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Seven-tooth steering column "O" ring...

The vendors used to sell them but I just checked Snyders and couldn't find it. Any decent bearing supply place should have them. All you need is the diameter of the shaft and keep the OD and width to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Seven-tooth steering column "O" ring...

Whether it is 7 tooth or 2, I bore a recess in the housing and fit a modern seal. I use Penrite Steering Box Lube. I can't say it doesn't weep a little but I hardly ever need to attend to it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Loctite for pressure plate finger adjusting nuts

That's # 290, a favourite of mine. Assemble everything, adjust if necessary, then apply the loctite. Nothing could be easier.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Grounding Problems Cause By Frame Painting?

Whenever I make any electrical connection, I use a SMALL amount of dielectric grease - just a light smear. I end up with a good connection and a VERY durable one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Removing rear end, while leaving torque tube

Whether that is possible or not, can't see reassembly as anything but a right royal pain the the @$$.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Nice Gasoline Filter

I run a disposable filter similar to that on each of my cars, rubber connections and all. I figure a flexible section in the fuel line reduces the possibility of a fracture, hence reduces the risk of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

Just as well you didn't ell him about the drop bears!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Turn Signal Kit - new upgrade

Like Chap. I put a buzzer on mine but every time I put the indicators on, everybody expects me to back up!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Gauge Wire

I'd be happy to do that - once I converted the starter to 12v. I know there are some who say they run the 6v starter on 12v with no trouble but IMO, it's only a matter of time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Gauge Wire

You didn't say if you converted the starter to 12v. If you haven't, a smaller cable and as long as possible will drop the voltage to the starter a bit and help it survive the higher voltage for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By Synchro909
Re: brand new idle jet seperated

Isn't the US (at least the west coast) on the rim of the Pacific??
IMO, those low cost countries where so many of these components are made are capable of making good stuff - it's just that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Synchro909
Re: clutch fork

The pedal shaft is 1" diameter on all RHD Model As. Ford will have had to make it larger after the 7/8" shafts bent when the brake pedal was jumped on, like in an emergency stop.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Burning out headlight bulbs

Very good advice but I'd also use some dielectric grease on the connection. It will prevent any further corrosion and help make a good connection.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Clutch release shaft bushings...

Well, I bought a set a while ago. They did the throwout shaft but were waaay too small for the pedal shaft.
I just now measured a throwout fork and the ID of the eye was 22.3mm . That converts to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Clutch release shaft bushings...

Without wanting to be confrontational, what you guys seem to have missed is that the pedal shaft is NOT the same size as the throwout shaft. The bushes you are referring to (A 7508) will NOT fit. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Burning out headlight bulbs

I think Updraught has it right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Paint situation

Sand blasting is fine IF they know what they are doing. Sure, someone who doesn't have a clue can warp a panel so if the blasting shop near you has done cars before, ask to speak to an earlier...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Clutch release shaft bushings...

Sorry Steve, that is fundamentally untrue. The pedal shaft is NOT the same diameter as the release shaft and nobody sells bushes for the pedal shaft nor the shaft itself for that matter. As I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Synchro909
Re: clutch fork

Ditto that. No one sells a pedal shaft AT ALL. Bushes either!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Loud Speedometer!

When these instruments were assembled, a little lubrication was put in the appropriate places. Over the intervening 90 years, it has dried out and lost its lubrication properties causing noisy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Synchro909
Re: clutch fork

The reason I'm saying bushes are not available is because the pedal shaft you guys use is 7/8" diameter while ours is 1". The bushes the vendors sell won't do so we have to improvise by using gudgeon...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Synchro909
Re: clutch fork

What diameter is the clutch fork shaft - I can't remember but the only bushes available from the vendors that will fit the pedal shaft are gudgeon bushes and like I said, they are a real PITA to ream.
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