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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Radial Tires

I change them myself - it's so easy I can't believe some people pay someone to do it. I also balance them. I have an old front hub on a stand and free rrunning bearings. I mount a wheel on it and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Which tap and die set

My '30 CCPU was "restored" in Minitoba, Canada. The guy who did it chased the banjo threads and I had that problem but it is easy to fix. I drained the oil, flushed and removed the bolts one at a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Weep hole Muffler

I'm with Jim! Back in the 70's, I used to drill a hole in the muffler of every car I had - it was a pretty standard practice amongst my friends then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Victorias

Funny how poeple's preferences vary! Both my wife and dislike the Vicky. For that reason, it probably just as well I've only ever seen one or two over here. That is because no Fords arrived here in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Synchro909
Re: wierd noise in engine

That's where I look first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fumes

To seal any thread, I use a small dab of Permatex No 3 Aviation gasket sealer. Fuel and oil don't affect it and the thread can be undone easily later. I use it on the sump and gearbox plugs, fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Which tap and die set

As a starting point, I'd suggest a set of UNC and UNF taps and dies. (Unified National Coarse and Unified National Fine). That should do you except for those strange "gauge threads" no one else...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 12 VDC Wiring

Purdy is right about the coil and I have no problem with anything else he said.
The starter will still turn in the same direction so there is no need to fiddle in there unless you want to change the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Help disassembling rear left brake for 1929 Model A

You don't need to open the slot very far at all - just enough to break the grip between the lever and the shaft. One tap on a chisel or screw driver in the slot should do it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Jerry-Rig

There's gonna be some :eek: replies here!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 12 VDC Wiring

Wouldn't you need to change the coil and globes to 12 v versions and drop 12 volts to 6 for the horn? The horn will work on 12 volts but it sounds more like a scream, or was that my wife?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings - Timken part number

I assume you are talking about the rollers. Decent good hubs are like rocking horse $#!T here. Henry's hubs were not very good. See my post here https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=267937
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

It is a common refrain here to use original parts because they are better than the repros and that is often true. The rear hubs may be an exception to that. The originals ALWAYS wear through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Too funny

Well that's certainly different! Shows what can happen if you run into a tree.:rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings - Timken part number

The bearing number for what I'm using is NU 1010. The dynamic load rating is 42.5 Kn (4,333 Kg or 9,500 pounds) which will be plenty, I think (hope) bearing mind there will be 3 in each hub.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings - Timken part number

I'm due to pickup the bearings today. Fortunately, the supplier is located on my way to a friend's palce who will do the machining for me. We'll have to turn down the trumpet to take the inner part...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,899
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

Motorwrench, please don't take this as criticism.
Everybody seems to blame those who make this rubbish but I think the problem is as much with the owners of these cars and the vendors who accept it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings - Timken part number

Tom, with my conversion, the rollers will not run on the axle housing hubs. They are a complete bearing with inner and outer tracks.
I'd be happy to use the original setup if the new hubs or the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings - Timken part number

I have them on order and will post the numbers for you when I get them. Strangely, there are two suppliers. One is Japanese (FBJ) and the other, German (FAG). They are at opposite ends of the price...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Synchro909
Re: model a engine jumps time

FWIW, A friend was describing to me just yesterday that his engine with a high pressure oiling system would change timing as the distributor drive that goes into the valve chamber would move upwards...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings - Timken part number

I quite agree that ball bearings are not suitable but angular contact bearings require accurate setup. That's why I'm going for cylindrical roller bearings and leaving management of the thrust to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Synchro909
Re: valve clearence

Wise advice but how many Model As are running original valves? If they have been replaced with modern steels, things change.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Synchro909
Re: valve clearence

Depends on what the valves are made of. I recently had a camshaft reground and the people who did it said 0.025" on the exhaust with stainless valves. I settled on 0.022" and all has been well. Noisy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings - Timken part number

Repair kits sold by the vendors are of poor quality - all of them regardless of where they are made. I'm about to do away with the Ford arrangement all together. I'll be using new modern cylindrical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear Main Oil Leak

Thanks guys. I've passed on these replies to the owner and he is considering his options. He is in his 80s so the minimum amount of time spent laying on his back on a cold concrte floor in this cold...
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