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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Synchro909
Re: A little wood rot around screw holes

If you are gluing a plug into the hole DON"T use PVA glue. It will cause the screws to rust in short time.
I believe it is to do with the acetic cure of PVA but stand to be corrected on that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Shipping

That seems a bit sensitive to me. You would freak if you knew what we have to pay in freight! Prices START at $44.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Headlight Puzzle

Sounds to me like the filament is not in the correct place. It should be right at the focal pont of the reflector. If it is in front, the beam will go one way when you dip, if it is the other way, it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A Improvements

How to improve the Model A - Heck, where do I start!
When it comes to doing anything on the RHS of the motor and driver comfort, I would have run the exhaust gasses forward, then down near the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Mitchell Overdrive And Mitchell Transmission

Any good quality EP (extreme Pressure) gear oil - 90 grade and rated GL5.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Canvas top too loose

Dave, I haven't paid attention to how the top is done on those but I expect that the top piece is put on after the back is and they are independantly secured to the rearmost bow. The fix will be to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fordor ute conversion

If we drive on the "wrong" side of the road, you guys sit on the "wrong" side of the car but we drive on the "correct" side of the road!:D
BTW, I have won a few beers with this piece of trivia. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

[QUOTE=BRENT in 10-uh-C;1776557]

We had already driven some 2,000+ miles and were somewhere in Indiana when the headgasket blew on the Coupe that dad & mom were driving. My family & I were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fordor ute conversion

That passenger' side is actually the driver's side. Like others have said, I think you are looking at a mirror mounted on the mudguard.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By Synchro909
Re: crank shaft housing stripped can't align nut to dimple to time car

Both sides of the coil will light the bulb if the points are open - or dirty!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By Synchro909
Re: crank shaft housing stripped can't align nut to dimple to time car

Sometimes the dimple is not very well defined. Do as CWPASADENA said above and carefully keep pressure on the pin. The dimple is there, you have to find it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By Synchro909
What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

In a comment in another thread, it occurred to me that those amongst us who use their As for long distance touring will likely have at some time had to make a makeshift repair just to keep going....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,308
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

I had that #3/#4 cross fire once and I took too long to diagnose it. By the time I did, I could see a black dot where the spark had been tracking through the body. I was miles (I mean many hundreds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Sick ahooga horn

I have a horn that works just fine - most of the time. On average, every third or so time I want to use it, nothing happens. I have even taken the horn off the car and tested it accross a battery....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Where and how to mount disconnect switch in Tudor without new holes in metal.

Mine's mounted on the cross member so I only have to poke my finger through a hole in the floor to work it. It's just about invisible!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Locking pin

If that cotter pin keeps coming loose, it is probably because the king pin is loose in the eye. Driving will cause pin to work back and forth, stretching the eye. IMO, the only fix is it to:

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,803
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Locating dimple on timing gear

If there's any chance the engine will be started the engine with the crank handle - ever, I time the engine with the lever a couple of notches down. I run a high compresssion (5.5:1) head so I don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,308
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

I always thought he longer leads were to allow for the higher distributor which is higher due to the advance mechanism in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,308
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

M2M, that is a common problem. The spark jumps from #3 lead to the body where the internal lead to #4 post is. The spark penetrates the insulation of the body. I prevent this by either making the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Help removing a stripped head bolt

Loosening only one stud will not affect the head gasket. I had a stud strip in the block but didn't back then, have the helicoils to fix it. I left it loose and drove 25 miles to a friend's place...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,061
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

I fully understand this but let's think about it. We have the same situation here in Australia - in fact since GM and Ford closed local production, I know people who will not buy either brand because...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Help removing a stripped head bolt

That's good news. If it were stripped in the block, I would have fixed it by inserting a helicoil. That means head off and since it is right at the back of the block, access may be too restricted so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Help removing a stripped head bolt

Which thread is stripped - the one in the block or the one at the top of the stud?
Does the stud turn when you turn the nut? If so, it is the one in the block that is stripped.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine Swap

Have a friend who has put a Holden starfire motor in his car. With no overdrive and lowish diff ratio, it goes well - on revs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Have a Great Independence D"A"y

What does this have to do with Model A Fords?:confused:
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