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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Air conditioning in a open car

Hmm, Inmteresting. Made in California andthjey show a RHD car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

I've just built up a Model A from parts I had laying about. How would you guys get something like that on the road?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Synchro909
Re: International Model A Day 2019

From these posts, I gather you guys held International Model A Day on Saturday. Our club is holding our day on Sunday (today) and we are just about to leave for the venue. We make the day a memorial...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

That sounds pretty right!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

Not that I have the right to say much but I agree about the craziness of the states handling this stuff - and your states are so small!
FWIW, Australia is the same size as your lower 48 and has 6...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

Might be a way forward, then.
As for crazy systems, we have plenty too. Maybe it's because I grew up here and therefore understand the way it works here better but it seems to me you guys take the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

I don't begin to understand the concept of a title for a car (we don't have them) but from what I've read here, some states over there don't issue titles for cars over a certain age. How would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Air conditioning in a open car

How soft has our species become since the Model A was current? No air cond then and they survived.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By Synchro909
Re: new build with zero clearance,Hagerty

Too clean. I wouldn't feel comfortable working in there. I'd be afraid my wife would tell me to take off my shoes!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By Synchro909
Re: new build with zero clearance,Hagerty

When I watched the video on this, I thought the bearings had been machined with a shovel. I think they are so rough that their so called zero clearance will soon become acceptable once the high spots...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Synchro909
Re: water pump ID

I convert my Model A pumps to use a carbon seal and sealed ball bearing in the front. No leaks yet. I have made a couple of castings with slight modifications (none that would be visible) so that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Change

In a nutshell, Shake, Rattle and Roll!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Change

I agree with Mike K and with those who say a little more leg room but the biggest improvement would have been to declutter the RHS of the engine. It is near impossible to remove the carb bottom half...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine Oil consumption

I change oil at about 1,000 miles and don't need to touch it between services. The level has fallen by the time the next oil change comes around but that only means less used oil to dispose of. I'd...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,958
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Victorias

On its first outing a few years ago now, one of my cars won an award for best pre 1930. The young blokes with their hotted up cars with twin overhead fox tails, chromed greasalators and 400 horse...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Unsaddled

I'd weld it back together and maybe stiffen it. If you don't want to go that way, as said above, find another piece. Sammy Guthrie (Arizona Model A) is a good place to start.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Short circuit issues. Where to start

When I started reading this thread, I knew someone would bring up that old crock. I am not a fan of British cars but the Lucas system was waaay ahead of anything I've ever seen on any American car,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Best location for master switch in a Tudor

The previous owner had fitted a cut off swtich to my tudor before I bought it. He mounted it on the cross member with access through a hole in the floor board just big enough to poke your finger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 770
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 6V to 12V conversion

I have a 1928 Delage - 12 volts as were several others pf that era. VW was the exception over there but they eventually saw the light too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 770
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 6V to 12V conversion

While European cars were 12 volts from very early, even 24 volts, I am told. It took a LONG time for American manufacturers to get out of the 6 volt rut. Now that they have, can anybody imagine them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear brake drum hub difference

On the last rear backing plates I took apart, there was a split pin going through both of those holes and the spring was hooked on it. That is, it was in neither the inner nor the outer holes! It was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil filter

I don't think that is an excessive speed in O/D and I stuggle to see how an oil filter would have changed things for him. I wonder whether the bearing was set up with not enough clearance. I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil filter

At what speed did he travel? These cars don't like anything over 45 at the most for sustained periods. I know, I know, there are plenty of you who say they cruise at 50 or 55 mph but I would never do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By Synchro909
Re: This Drives me Crazy!!

Over here, it used to be that the equivalent of what you guys call a title went with every car from first registration to scrapped. That system was itself scrapped several decades ago. We have no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil filter

I have that picture laminated and I leave it in the window of my car when at shows etc. EVERYONE knows what it means without me saying a word!
BTW, That's not my leg. Someone fiddled with my car but...
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