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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear axle housing question.

The axle housings are not cast iron. They are fabricated from sheet steel, making welding to them much easier than if they were cast iron. If the housings are OK in all other espects, I'd be happy to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Can't get it to start

Agree. I cut a small piece of fine wet and dry paper into a strip about 1/4" wide and maybe 2" long. I pull it through the closed points once, then turn it around and do the other side. Only about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By Synchro909
Re: rims

You have 21" wheels. The outer edge of the rim is rolled over, not a single layer of steel and just to confirm, the diameter of the hub cap hole is 2 3/4".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Synchro909
Re: TVís Car SOS feature a Model A Ford at O'Neill Vintage Ford

There are a few LHD Model As here but there are plenty of LHD cars from the 60s and 70s. I 'm sure they all came out of the US. I have 2 Model As that I bought from over there but they were both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By Synchro909
Re: emergency radiator repair

Eggs, pepper, oatmeal, dry manure are all old time fixes. I remember my grandfather telling me about them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Newby with a question - Castor angle

A sagging front spring will increase caster but not by much.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Newby with a question - Castor angle

I fully agree. That was the reasonng behind my post at #2. While a bent axle will affect the front end geometry, ti have BOTH king pins leaning the wrong way suggests that it is more like a bent A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,259
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Got One - Now the VIN search

Why do you guys tolerate such a system? I'm 70 years old and don't remember anything like titles burdening car owners here. That means that for AT LEAST the last 55 years, we have not had titles....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Tubeless 16" tires

For safety reasons it is illegal to run tubeless tyres on those rims here. I wouldn't do it for my own sake and for the safety of my passengers and others on the road. Waaaay too much at stake to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,021
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Anti Rattler Pics

Werner, I belive the springs serve two purposes - retraction and anti rattle. A very neat and economical (typical Ford) solution.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,021
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Anti Rattler Pics

I think it is misleading to refer to those springs as anti rattlers. While they serve that purpose, their main function, in my opinion, is to act as a return spring for the brake rod. I always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,167
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

Isn't the point of a dual master cylinder to make sure that can't happen. Did you mean to say "without" a dual naster cylinder?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings

With the rollers sitting on gthe end of the trumpet, I could push the hub over them reasonably easily and there was drag when I turned the drum. I couldn't get a full turn out of the drum if I gave...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Need help identifying this Ford Hubcap

You now have a start to put together a complete car!:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Newby with a question - Castor angle

If your king pins are leaning forward at the top, they are indeed waaay out. The first thing to come to my mind is that the A frame with the ball under the bell housing has been bent. You might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings

Thanks to all those who responded. Most of you confirmed my thoughts that I should go with the looser original rollers. I'm looking forward to lots of miles out of this rear end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,651
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pronunciations

Coz it's pronounced Wedn - s - day.
On another common mispronunciation, most people pronounce Everest as ever - rest whereas the family of the man after whom the mountain is named, pronounce it Eve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1929 AA oil drain on engine

The area has been contaminated with oil. Getting solder to run will be near impossible.
I too have had this happen. I was about 3,000 miles from home at a National Rally and servicing the car for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,651
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pronunciations

Potato Tomato
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,651
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pronunciations

I'll leave you guys to stoush this one out on your own. From our perspective, you don't pronounce much correctly anyway.:D:rolleyes:
Forum: Model-A 02-07-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By Synchro909
Rear Axles

The previous owner of one of my cars didn't keep the rear axle nuts tight. The result is, I have to replace the axles in that car and I have one other with a galled taper. I am looking for anything...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Synchro909
Re: engine won't crank

Check the terminals are clean and tight.
When I was a kid I had no money (like most of us) so it was commoon to have a flat battery. To test the condition of it, we would turn on the lights, then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings

Especially with fewer rollers! That would make the damaging effects of a heavy shock even worse. Imagine how much better off we would all be if replacement parts were as good as the originals. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Three questions about parking brake

That's why they are called a "Hand Brake" or "Parking Brake" elsewhere in the world!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear wheel bearings

Those responses have confirmed my thoughts. The tight rollers stay in the box and the original ones will roll on.
I don't think the sleeves on the axle housings were stretched but had thought about...
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