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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Main bearings Babbitt unusual

Some minor pitting on the journals won't do any harm. They act as an oil reservoir. The journal and the babbit should never come into contact with each other anyway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 521
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

Whether I double declutch on the up shift depends largely on how cold the oil is. I use a quite thick oil so when the car is cold, I change early (cold motor) and it slides straight through like it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Lightened Flywheel

While I'm no expert in this area, it seems to me that a heavy flywheel will cause greater torsional stresses in the crankshaft due to its inertia. For that reason, I have gone with a lightened one at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Main bearings Babbitt unusual

Although that is not my favourite way of doing it, I've seen bearings like that go for a long time. It is clear that those are not new bearings and that they haven't been a problem so far. The oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What's going on here

Giving it a transfusion.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Musty Smell

I don't know whether this product is available in the US but I use NilOdor. It is a small spray or an even smaller bottle with a dipper stick that carries a couple of drops. That is enough. a couple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Synchro909
Re: International Model A Ford Day?

That's coz you guys eradicated the virus. My advice: Don't let anybody in from a country where it still exists.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Synchro909
Re: International Model A Ford Day?

International Model A day won't be happening here. We are locked down and even by then, won't be allowed out for something not essential. That is a pity because our club uses that day to remember...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By Synchro909
Unhappy Re: Annoying rattle.

If everybody who has experienced a rattle in their Model A posts here, this thread will be the longest on the Forum!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Synchro909
Red face Re: Speedometer not registering

This is a one stop shop for advice!
My wife has a lot of advice for me but we won't go there!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fallow up on balance beads

Is anybody else wondering what the wife might have that vibrates???:o
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Synchro909
Re: OT- My Connection To The Model A Community

Welcome back, 1930 Pickup. I noticed your name wasn't appearing. I'm genuinely pleased to see it again.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,560
Posted By Synchro909
Re: My first iron OHV casting!

The more I see, the more I like what Tod is doing. I wish I could afford one but it would cost me twice as much as it would you guys.
I am mildly surprised that the combustion chamber is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,114
Posted By Synchro909
Talking Re: Introducion

[QUOTE=Werner;1914621]Hello and good day to all of you.

Ken, Du Adlerauge!

Wade, the old key on the ring that hangs on the original pop off switch, belongs to the tool box on the running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 808
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Port & Polish Engine

IMO, porting and polishing a stock Model A engine doesn't make much difference but it does help - a little.
For a real boost to performance, there are the three Cs". Carb, Cam and Compression. A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Diamond block engine complete

There has been much discussion about that. I am of the opinion that there is really no difference better or worse. I have a diamond B and a diamond A engine and can see no difference. The general...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,971
Posted By Synchro909
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

Here, there is a rule in car judging that says that for a car to be considered a particular make or model, 5 of the 7 major components must be from that model and the others must be period. The 7...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Nu Rex

I run a distributor with points and coil and standard advance mechanism. The compression readings (cold) are all about 110 psi and I have a down draught carb and modified cam. I have found that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Ford model b waterpumps

And more time for the engine to heat the water in the block!
I believe that within the limits of reason, it doesn't much matter how fast or slow the coolant circulates. Slow circulation will see the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Striping Tape

I just replaced the ugly bright blue stripes on my Tudor with a single cream line. Very happy with the results! I bought the tape online.
What Lawrie says is a decent option. Use the double tape and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Distributor gear

If your timing is 180 degrees off, it doesn't matter a rat's @$$. Simply set the engine at TDC on #1 using the pin and reset the timing. That will involve turning the points cam on the shaft to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Ford model b waterpumps

OK, I haven't seen a B water pump. So how much coolant do you expect the B pump would move compared to the A?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

I've always preferred Person's book to Andrews'. The only down side is the (what I consider) poor index. An added bonus for us is that it deals with RHD cars as well. Andrews seems to be unaware...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Ford model b waterpumps

The B engine is very similar to the A so far as cooling goes. It is interesting to see that ford INCREASED the size of the impeller while some Model A owners try to cure a cooling problem by REDUCING...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,358
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Slamming into first gear

Don't use STP. It foams.
Never take your Model A to a dealer for anything. They know nothing about them. A couple of years ago, I bought a 1930 CCPU out of Arizona. The seller had taken it to the...
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