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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine Oil Analysis

Yes. I should have mentioned that - sorry.
It is one of those full flow units that goes on the side cover.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Synchro909
Re: RHD manifold removal

I've ranted about the stupidityof this design for ages. Ford's engineers must have designed this on a Monday after a big weekend! :(:(
If you can get that rearmost stud out with the manifold held as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Radiator cooked corn??

If the mouse was home when you started the motor, you might have cooked mouse in there too!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine Oil Analysis

I do trips longer than most in my Phaeton. It has a Mitchell O/D, insert bearings, down draft carb and a small cam. Only the middle main bearing is pressure fed. I have a temp gauge and oil pressure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Ford Century

We have a blind member in our club who wears something VERY similar only instead of that cumbersome gizmo on their ears, his is about 1/4" square and 1" mounted on th earm of his specs. An amazing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pics of KD tube shock installation

There are two bolts that hold the bracket for the bottom of the shocker to the backing plate. It broke through the lower hole. If yu go to the second picture in post #2, it was througfh the bolt you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,162
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

NOt advice but a common comment. "I thought they only came in black!"
UGGGHHHH
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,821
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Latest Scam

Like M2M said, there are genuine people from outside the US who want to buy a car. A few years ago, I negotiated a purchase with an American guy - it was down to paying him. We had even agreed on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pics of KD tube shock installation

There's no way I'd drill the front axle. Besides being illegal here, it just isn't right. I make clamps just like the ones the vendors sell. # cars done that way and no sign of trouble.
It only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,162
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

The motor is getting hot because the water is circulating too fast. It's not getting enough time in the radiator to cool down.:rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Japanese Fords

Did anybody notice the colour schemes of the cars lined up in the second clip even though it was black and white?
BTW, I also noticed that they put the steering wheel on the right side - they still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Radiator replacement

A new Brassworks HD radiator made no difference to my car. Still overheats in high ambient temps, just like the old one. That is a stack of cash I won't get back!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pickup Steering

Steering is hard at low speeds - they are not fitted with power steering and some newcomers have trouble adjusting. There is a technique. At what speed are you experiencing a problem?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,748
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1931 model A performance

I think a few people need to check the accuracy of their speedos.
When I'm asked (always by a younger person) "How fast does it go?" I answer "I don't know. I've never tried to find out." Boy does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,748
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1931 model A performance

I think it should also be remembered that there were still plenty of horses on the roads then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,243
Posted By Synchro909
Re: My 1st decent drive of Model A and discussion

I have never rebuilt a motor with babbit. All of my engines run on inserts and the middle main bearing is pressure fed by a beefed up oil pump. I've done many tens of thousands of miles on them but I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What does "All STeel" mean?

just goes to show how the variations in terminology can cause misunderstandings.

Hmmm, very different from here where "all steel" means steel framework and panels, like a modern car - no wood. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What does "All STeel" mean?

To me, all steel means all steel - no wood. If every Model A has wood in it, why would anybody call any of them all steel? Borderline deceptive, in my book but just goes to show how the variations in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Gas additive

I add a lead substiute every fill. 1ml per litre. For thoise not so familiar with the metric system, that's 1 in 1,000. It acts as an upper cylinder lubricant AND a lead replacement. I'm sure there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By Synchro909
What does "All STeel" mean?

This car is supposed to be all steel but with no interior trim fitted, well, you be the judge....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,243
Posted By Synchro909
Re: My 1st decent drive of Model A and discussion

I'd want to leave the main journals as big as possible. I see no advantage in going to all that trouble if they are turmned down to the same size as the A crank. About 1.75-1.8" (45-6mm) sounds about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starter Foot pain

I get the same pain from the accelerator and the footrest if I wear soft soled shoes and I'm on a long drive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,243
Posted By Synchro909
Re: My 1st decent drive of Model A and discussion

Counterweighted cranks and B anything are not very coomon here. They are about but you have to look for them. I have a counterweighted B crank and looked at putting it in an A engine. There is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,243
Posted By Synchro909
Re: My 1st decent drive of Model A and discussion

I think just about all of the four cylinder, 3 main bearing engines of the day were weak at the middle main bearing. They were simply under done for the way we drive them today. To improve its...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Modern Style Grease Fittings

The right sized socket should do the job!
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