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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Synchro909
Re: So, I have apparently blown head gasket

I've seen it done many times. In fact, I have 2 engines running that have been sleeved . When I was working in a restoration shop, we once had a Buick engine come in that was so badly corroded that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear Brakes

While you have it apart, check the bearing surface in the hub. They have a habit of wearing through the hardening out at the axle nut end. Once they wear, the rear wheel doesn't stand vertical any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,364
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fading Interest

High 60s is not bad but it's nothing to write home about either. There is an old saying:
Good better best
Never let it rest
till your good is better and your better, best.
IMO, you have the right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By Synchro909
Re: hoky fixs

I'm not criticising the guy who repaired that con rod. The fact that it kept the motor running is remarkable and a real achievement.
No comment on the brake rods!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A serial number verification

I am told the US cars had the number stamped on the chassis as you describe but it wasn't done on Canadian assembled cars. It causes some head scratching when we come to register them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,364
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fading Interest

If you're not happy with the pace in a Model A, you can either pull more horsepower out of it (easy to double it) or learn to slow down and smell the roses (or is that oil fumes?).
I enjoy my A most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By Synchro909
Re: hoky fixs

I worked for a short time in a car restoration business. Some "fixes" were nothing short of terrifying. There was the guy who replaced the brake rods with 3/16" long thread which has a minor diameter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wrong Gear Oil?

A thin gear oil will make gear changing more difficult to do silently IMO.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Synchro909
Re: V8 Clutch for model A

I have 4 Model As and one of them is fitted with the V8 clutch. I can never remember which one but I soon know when I get into the right one. My left foot hits the floor with a bang when I press the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 460
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Time For Clutch Adjustment?

As the oil in the gearbox warms up, your gear changing technique/timing has to change as well. On my cars, when they are stone cold, the oil is so thick, I sometimes think I must be about to bend the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By Synchro909
Thumbs down Re: Over the top rat rod

That's one way to make small dollars out of big ones.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By Synchro909
Talking Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

There, Their, They're. Don't get upset about it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,635
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel Washers

Dirttrack 49, I am jumping ahead a bit here but when you come to reassemble the hub onto the axle, make sure both the axle and inside of the hub are spotlessly clean of any trace of oil or grease. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Is Bars Leak still a good temp fix

I've found that the oil in Barsleaks causes the hoses to swell and go soft, even mushy. I use it as little as I can get away with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Spark Plug Gap

I think he is asking about the plug gap, not the points gap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear drum question

Just about every original rear hub is worn out by now. They wear most at the axle nut end and if left in service, will cause the axle to break. They are no different from anything else on the car. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Size Press To Swedge Wheel Studs?

30 tons is good but sure the hub is well supported at the back.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Synchro909
Smile Re: Rear A steering stabilizer use.

When you corner, the rear axle can move sideways as the shackles move differently on each side. That allows the body to move outwards and how much it moves depends on a few things like how fast you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear A steering stabilizer use.

I have made a Panhard bar for each of my Model As. The rear end seems to be better nailed to the road but not by a lot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,635
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel Washers

Even if the stud holes are not flogged out, I'd use the washers. They are cheap insurance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,635
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel Washers

What tinkirk says but I'd still use one washer on each stud.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Front end shimmy

I NEVER hammer those cotter pins in now. I did once and ruined the axle by elongating the king pin eye.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Muffler Shield Device

AL in NY has had the same experience as I . Those shields are as useless as fly screens on a submarine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Front end shimmy

Do a search. That matter has been discussed to death. All you could wish to know will be in a previous thread.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Custom Bodied Model A Ford Phaeton

What's a Lincoln? I've never seen one.
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