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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Synchro909
Re: "A" model rear wheel bearing conversion.

It has taken a lot of years but a weakness in Henry's hardening process is showing up now. The process didn't harden very well at the axle nut end of the hub so the hardening wears through - I'm sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Synchro909
Re: "A" model rear wheel bearing conversion.

3 NU1010's in each hub. Their load rating is enough to carry a Sherman tank. I've done this conversion and the cheapest place I could find to buy the bearings was this crowd. They also have the seal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Radial sway

Getting a little off topic here but a common oversight made by people when they install the rear hubs is they do not make sure there is absolutely no oil or grease on the taper either on the axle or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Idling high

Remove the carburettor and back the idle stop screw right off till it is clear of its stop. At this point, it is the plate that is stopping it closing any further. Then loosen the two screws holding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Radial sway

I had a set or rear shackles do exactly that. They even looked the same. Maybe we both had faulty shackles from the same supplier. They certainly made for interesting handling while towing!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Radial sway

Yup, it probably would but would they be any worse than what we are hearing about these tyres?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Radial sway

Where are these poor tyres made?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 28 7 tooth Steering gear

Tinbasher,
I suspect your problem is not the adjustment of the bearings on the worm. It is more likely to do with the wear in the worm and sector. The sector shaft bearings are also likely in need...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pros and cons of removable Phaeton top?

Tonneau. And yes, they do shrink.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Camshafts

Gary,
I can put you onto a mob here in Melbourne who reground my cam shafts. Their grind goes on a standard camshaft which you would need to supply as a core. They are beyond a B grind for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pros and cons of removable Phaeton top?

FWIW. I know this wanders away from the OP's question but.....
Many people who own Phaetons ruin the tops by leaving them folded down or even off the car. The top fabric is stretched pretty tight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 826
Posted By Synchro909
Re: B Distributor Initial Timing

If the head is off like during assembly, I never use the timing pin. It is much easier to use the valves on #4 cylinder to get TDC on #1. Let me explain:
#4 is at TDC after the exhaust stroke at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Selling model a

I don't doubt that but scammers have even tried to use this forum in their scam.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Selling model a

I knew I knew the name! He is a bit of a dealer in Model A parts who has a factory/warehouse not far from me. I have even bought the odd item from him at swap meets. Like I said, you hold all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Selling model a

What information do you have on him? Which state is he from, for example. I will check around for you though the name sounds familiar - just can't recall where I have heard it.
That said, as I said...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 01:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,291
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Posting this for a chuckle, unless you're grumpy, in which case you may hate it

$1,999 for 5 wheels! How much without the gold plating?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 826
Posted By Synchro909
Re: B Distributor Initial Timing

I would expect that at those speeds without a heavy load like pulling up a steep hill or towing, you would be at maximum advance. (lever all the way down.)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,126
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel interchange

No, it's not Gallipoli. Although a bit longwinded, this will explain
https://www.pacificwar.org.au/battaust/Britain_betrays_Australia.html
And another ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By Synchro909
Re: International Model A Ford Day

Were confined to our homes. The day was cancelled here. :(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,126
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel interchange

The car does not have AR hubs. The 21" wheels are the later type.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Water pump core differences

The old steel shafts were MUCH harder than the stainless crap we get these days. I understand why the vendors sell the stainless ones - people like the look of a clean shaft and are not concerned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Synchro909
Re: About oils

El Cheapo 20W50 in my As and change at about 1,000 miles - 3,500 miles if I'm on a long tour where the motor is running warm all day. I run a full flow filter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Original Owner

One day when I had my A out, someone complimented the car but finished with "but it's all replica, of course". I assured him it wasn't and asked why he thought that. "It couldn't possibly have lasted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starter windings . . . a Look-See

I've seen coils in a similar condition. I put it down to the cloth covering having rotted. It was very fragile. I had better on the shelf so I switched them but repair shouldn't be too difficult.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,126
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel interchange

I find it amazing how the same event can be almost unrecognisable from one country to another. When an English guy arrived over here a few years back, he said something about what a wonderful leader...
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