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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1929 Grill Mounts

I assume you mean the stone guard. It is held on by a pair of "J" clips that hook into the holes in the shell where the headlight conduits emerge. Rubber stoppers hold it away from the shell.
Maybe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Leather main bearing

Leather bearings and wooden pistons were folk lore when I was a kid. We were told those stories by such a straight face that they had to be true.:rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,158
Posted By Synchro909
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

Sounds like they offer a great service. Do you think it's worth me joining?;)
Seriously, I have our local equivalent of their top membership which gives us a tow home and rental car to get ourselves...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

The fitting you show is normal. We call it a grease cup but you guys seem to have your own language when it comes to these things. I use Penrite Water Pump Grease which is not a grease at all (and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

New condensers ae a real "luck of the draw" thing to buy - and you need a lot of luck. I go for a half decent brand and stay well clear of any Chinese item. You can bet if it has no country of origin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Answer to wanted postings

On the other hand though, I have placed Wanted Ads here and found what I needed when members replied. There were no problems with any of those deals and we both were happy with the results. I can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Synchro909
Re: First "Legal" Ride

IMO, getting/keeping these cars running is part of the attraction - something most young people can't understand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

The two methods are very similar. They both use the pitch of the thread to work out how far to turn the adjustment. IMO, you have just taken it one step further with your diagram while I rely more on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,882
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

Some will think this is a crazy suggestion but crazy $#!T happens. Is the rotor button there and OK?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

I do similar. If one turn is 1/24th of an inch (0.042"), then one face on the hexagonal adjuster is 1/6th of that (0.007"). It doesn't take long to learn how much to move the spanner to get 1 or 2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,549
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Head gasket?

55 Ftlb is plenty if you have a standard head. I run a 5.5:1 head and use the same though I have heard some say they like to bump it to 57 or 8 with a high compression head
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A Engine for Rebuild

You still need the caps for poured bearings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,278
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Iím wondering if my coil is going bad

I've had 2 of those coils fail on me in short time. Not a good option, IMO.
I run any old oil filled coil now but mounted with terminals up. As has been said, you would need to get a longer HT lead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A Engine for Rebuild

That's exactly my thinking on it too. I've walked away from bare blocks many a time. Very often they come with no main bearing caps.:mad:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Night ride

In my experience with this, it's not just the headlights of cars behind me reflecting in the windscreen so they look like they are coming at you from the front, I see the tail lights of the cars in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Problems "A" New Owner May Encounter

Where's the starter?
What happened to the power steering?
Where's "D" for Drive?
But I can pick out my car in the shopping centre car park.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By Synchro909
Wink Re: Night ride

Or was it for privacy while a guy and his girl were in the back seat???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,244
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 7 Tooth vs. 2 Tooth

The guy in NZ was probably Derek who uses the name "Quickchange" here.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By Synchro909
Talking Re: Stuck Distributor Rotor

I have a theory that my first Model A did unspeakable things at night in the garage with the lawn mower! No more mowers but I now have 4 Model As.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,641
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

I'm sure everybody has been asked "How fast will it go?" My answer to that is "I don't know. I've never tried it." (And I haven't)
I love the confused looks on people's faces when I say that,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 12 volt

What drives any electric motor is magnetic attraction and repulsion. Like poles repel and opposites attract. There are two major parts to a starter motor - the armature and the field windings. If you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Original springs and washers

I thought they looked like the control rod springs from the spark and throttle levers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Zenith carb

I seems some ham fisted @#$% tried to do who knows what with the carburettor. I'm sure there will be someone in your local Model A club who has a better core for you or even one ready to go if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,271
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Coil mounting position.

Chris, The coil can't be lowered by more than a fraction of an inch. It will hit the line where firewall and the panel in front of the fuel tank meet. See photo in post #8.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By Synchro909
Re: how to loosen stuck motor

After trying all the penetrants you can devise and if it is still really stuck, I'd take it out of the car and start taking it apart. Once the rods are detached from the crank, remove the crank and...
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