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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,699
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Insert bearings

Those are the bearings and I can't see anything done differently in my engine but the front and middle bearings don't last either. A piece breaks out of them from the end of the oil slot to the edge...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,699
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Insert bearings

These are the inserts being sold by the vendors. I agree trimetal would be better but they wouldn't make as much profit
I'd rather keep the leather belt holding my strides up!:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,699
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Insert bearings

I'll ask my grandkids to help me get some pictures up.
Your question about timing might be on the money but not because I advanced it too far but because it developed the Model A 3/4 crossfire and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,699
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Insert bearings

There is no copper evident in the insert. What you say about a groove in the bottom compromising lubrication, I suspected. That is why I asked.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,699
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Insert bearings

Thanks, Dave. This motor has done about 40,000 miles, mostly while working hard towing a camper that weighs about the same as the car at 50mph all day long. The journals are slightly worn so I hope...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Water in oil/engine

I remember the adds but they were back in the days when I had hair!!! BUt back tot he original question. IMO, there are 3 likely places that water could be coming from.
Cracked head
blown head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,699
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Insert bearings

The reason I asked about this is the concern in my mind about the bearing surface of the insert cracking or flaking near the groove. I don't think it would be a problem on the top insert but what of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 29 Tudor side mounted tire question

Could be! The well is one from a modern vendor - no guarantees about accuracy of fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 29 Tudor side mounted tire question

My car is a driver - not interested in having everything exactly as Henry did it.
The wheel can be a little difficult to take out of the well when the time comes because it snags on the studs. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,699
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Insert bearings

I know this is an old thread but I take back anything favourable I said in it earlier. I have just set about relacing the inserts throughout my engine. The big ends were good but the mains are a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Synchro909
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Right hand Speedometer cable placement

To our American friends: Note the shape of the clutch pedal. This engine does not have the manifolds fitted but it doesn't take much imagination to understand how tight it is for the clutch pedal to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Right hand Speedometer cable placement

The starter is to the left of the clutch pedal. There is a bracket not unlike the one you guys have for the accelerator linkage behind the block for the starter. You can easily see the location of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Right hand Speedometer cable placement

Wrong colour but you can see the cutout.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Right hand Speedometer cable placement

In my cars, there is a cut out in the metal where the floorboards fit. It is close to the middle of the car but I can't be more precise than that at the moment. I cut a notch in the floorboard an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By Synchro909
Re: New Engine Oil Change

How much pressure do you think that would give? I suspect only a couple of psi at best unless the filter is nearly blocked.
I run a Bill Stipe high volume, high pressure pump with direct feed tot he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Where to mount flower vases on a 1930 TUDOR

B pillar just above your shoulder height.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Synchro909
Wink Re: 29 Tudor crank pulley question

It won't get any worser once it fails and I fear failure is not far away if it the thread that holds the pulley to the hub is loose or damaged.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By Synchro909
Re: New Engine Oil Change

Unless you are a real stickler for originality, I'd install a filter. I have one on all of my 4 Model As which have been set up for long distance touring where help can be hundreds of miles away....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Manifold/Muffler Joint

I can't imagine that things are any different in the US from here but I use a muffler putty in there to get a good seal, as has been suggested above. It sets hard and to remove it, I use a wire brush...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By Synchro909
Re: New Engine Oil Change

I'm assuming you don't have an oil filter. If that is the case, I'd change it soonish, then go to your usual interval
BTW, it's time you retorqued the head
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Your best method for drilling out rivets?

That's the way I do it after taking the head off the rivet either with a larger drill or angle grinder with a flap disc on it. The drill is usually off center and will break through the edge of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,093
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Downdraft Carburetor question?

Another thing I have found with the downdraught carb is that in cold conditions, the throat can ice up, especially if there is humidity about, like fog. The car still runs but quite poorly. Diagnosis...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Lateral Movement in Transmission Input Shaft

It takes only a very minor amount of play in the bearing to give a significant movement way out at the end of the input shaft. If you have replaced the bearing as part of your rebuild, I'd run it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Crank grinding

No one in their right mind would stroke an A crankshaft but I've heard of it being done on a B crank.
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