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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The new "Burtz" motor - onto the next project ?

Wow, you'd have to be a real thrill seeker to want to go that fast in a Model T. I'm told the brakes are like holding a cotton ball against the wheel
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine green

Looks about right to me - maybe a little blue but who cares? I took a sample of the green supplied by a vendor into the local hardware big box recently and asked for them to match the colour. What I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Synchro909
Re: head gasket

I only use the graphite gaskets with sealer and NEVER those ones with the silicone lines. Once was enough for those.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By Synchro909
Re: wrong rotor position

I once had the timing on one of my cars go out of adjustment as I took off from the lights. Like the OP, the rotor was pointing half way between the contacts and the car was backfiring so badly it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,023
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Decided against turn signals.....what about this idea?

Henry used safety glass and installed shock absorbers in the interest of safety. They added to the price of a new car which went against what he wanted but he did it anyway to protect his customers'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Won't start now

What is earl???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Long-shot search

Clearly I can't help in your search but it occurs to me that title details or at least engine number would help identify your family's cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fuel shut off valve leak

The OP didn't say anything about it being a replacement valve. I've never seen one of those so I can't comment either way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 994
Posted By Synchro909
Re: starter amps

Give the man a prize!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fuel shut off valve leak

If the scoring is minor, as you say, this will do the trick. I've posted about this one I don't know how many times.
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/product.htm?pid=979345&cat=41707
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By Synchro909
Re: overheated motor won't start now

Was the engine still hot when you put water in it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,352
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Air Filter

Thanks Ruth. Is the filter I see inside there made of paper? Looks like it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 994
Posted By Synchro909
Re: starter amps

You are correct up to a point. To do the same job, requires the same power so with double the voltage, you only need half the amps. Trouble is, a 12 v starter doesn't do the same job as a 6 v one. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 994
Posted By Synchro909
Re: starter amps

With respect, I think you have it backwards. The resistance of the starter doesn't change when you put 12 volts through it. With double the voltage, double the current will flow.
Resistance (R) is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 994
Posted By Synchro909
Re: starter amps

I suspect you should have been referring to 12 v in one of those. Perhaps you could tell us which. Maybe in the first one you were referring to 12 v with the higher current.
BTW, the current for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,352
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Air Filter

I can guess but I'm not sure I know exactly what an air maze is. I'm expecting it is some air cleaner that suits only LHD cars and that's why I haven't seen one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Synchro909
Re: rubber boots

I do similar but don't wind the windows down. I figure that by leaving them up, I am creating positive air pressure in the cabin, thus forcing air out through the gaps where the hot air would come...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,352
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Air Filter

I run the filter setup outlined in post #5 for longevity of the engine. I often drive in dusty conditions and don't feel like paying for another rebuild any sooner than absolutely necessary.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The new "Burtz" motor - onto the next project ?

As Jeff concludes, spending money on one of these engines is money very well spent. To get that sort of life out of an engine that costs all up, not much more than a rebuild of an original one makes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Synchro909
Re: rubber boots

My cars are drivers so show considerations don't count. I have given up on those boots because they crack and tear quickly and easily. IMO, they are junk just like so many other "improvements".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,352
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Air Filter

We are RHD so none of the filters you guys use will work except maybe the "Hiboy" one but that can't be used with one of those oil filters on the side cover kits. We have to get creative. I make a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Front wheel bearings

I was taught to tighten the nut till there is just discernible drag, then back off to the next slot for the split pin.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,239
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Cost of Running Burtz Engine

Y, Not being a hot rodder wanting to insert a different engine, I don't know what they use - could be anything. That said, there are those who say that my Model A is a hot rod even though it has the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,239
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Cost of Running Burtz Engine

Terry, No, I did not try them. They didn't turn up on any search I did, probably because I was looking for an Australian supplier. It's not an issue now as I have the bearings. BTW, As I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,239
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Cost of Running Burtz Engine

You are exactly correct. We get stung big time on freight - so much so that buying from the US is often not an option. As a rule of thumb, I double the $US price for what it will cost me by the time...
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