Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Synchro909
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Can't get it to start

Agree. I cut a small piece of fine wet and dry paper into a strip about 1/4" wide and maybe 2" long. I pull it through the closed points once, then turn it around and do the other side. Only about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Synchro909
Re: rims

You have 21" wheels. The outer edge of the rim is rolled over, not a single layer of steel and just to confirm, the diameter of the hub cap hole is 2 3/4".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Synchro909
Re: TVís Car SOS feature a Model A Ford at O'Neill Vintage Ford

There are a few LHD Model As here but there are plenty of LHD cars from the 60s and 70s. I 'm sure they all came out of the US. I have 2 Model As that I bought from over there but they were both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By Synchro909
Re: emergency radiator repair

Eggs, pepper, oatmeal, dry manure are all old time fixes. I remember my grandfather telling me about them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Newby with a question - Castor angle

A sagging front spring will increase caster but not by much.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Newby with a question - Castor angle

I fully agree. That was the reasonng behind my post at #2. While a bent axle will affect the front end geometry, ti have BOTH king pins leaning the wrong way suggests that it is more like a bent A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Got One - Now the VIN search

Why do you guys tolerate such a system? I'm 70 years old and don't remember anything like titles burdening car owners here. That means that for AT LEAST the last 55 years, we have not had titles....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 857
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Tubeless 16" tires

For safety reasons it is illegal to run tubeless tyres on those rims here. I wouldn't do it for my own sake and for the safety of my passengers and others on the road. Waaaay too much at stake to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,012
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Anti Rattler Pics

Werner, I belive the springs serve two purposes - retraction and anti rattle. A very neat and economical (typical Ford) solution.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,012
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Anti Rattler Pics

I think it is misleading to refer to those springs as anti rattlers. While they serve that purpose, their main function, in my opinion, is to act as a return spring for the brake rod. I always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

Isn't the point of a dual master cylinder to make sure that can't happen. Did you mean to say "without" a dual naster cylinder?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 938
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings

With the rollers sitting on gthe end of the trumpet, I could push the hub over them reasonably easily and there was drag when I turned the drum. I couldn't get a full turn out of the drum if I gave...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Need help identifying this Ford Hubcap

You now have a start to put together a complete car!:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Newby with a question - Castor angle

If your king pins are leaning forward at the top, they are indeed waaay out. The first thing to come to my mind is that the A frame with the ball under the bell housing has been bent. You might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 938
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings

Thanks to all those who responded. Most of you confirmed my thoughts that I should go with the looser original rollers. I'm looking forward to lots of miles out of this rear end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,647
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pronunciations

Coz it's pronounced Wedn - s - day.
On another common mispronunciation, most people pronounce Everest as ever - rest whereas the family of the man after whom the mountain is named, pronounce it Eve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1929 AA oil drain on engine

The area has been contaminated with oil. Getting solder to run will be near impossible.
I too have had this happen. I was about 3,000 miles from home at a National Rally and servicing the car for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,647
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pronunciations

Potato Tomato
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,647
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pronunciations

I'll leave you guys to stoush this one out on your own. From our perspective, you don't pronounce much correctly anyway.:D:rolleyes:
Forum: Model-A 02-07-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By Synchro909
Rear Axles

The previous owner of one of my cars didn't keep the rear axle nuts tight. The result is, I have to replace the axles in that car and I have one other with a galled taper. I am looking for anything...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Synchro909
Re: engine won't crank

Check the terminals are clean and tight.
When I was a kid I had no money (like most of us) so it was commoon to have a flat battery. To test the condition of it, we would turn on the lights, then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 938
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings

Especially with fewer rollers! That would make the damaging effects of a heavy shock even worse. Imagine how much better off we would all be if replacement parts were as good as the originals. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Three questions about parking brake

That's why they are called a "Hand Brake" or "Parking Brake" elsewhere in the world!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 938
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings

Those responses have confirmed my thoughts. The tight rollers stay in the box and the original ones will roll on.
I don't think the sleeves on the axle housings were stretched but had thought about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,531
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 30w oil

I agree with that. Engine oils in the day were not very good. Even the cheapest oil available today is light years ahead of anything they had back then.
I use what ever oil is on special at the...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:38 PM.