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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Synchro909
Re: Made in Dagenham

Lots of very familiar cars there!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 2 core rad

The number of rows of tubes is only one of the factors to consider. How many fins does it have? A spare never goes astray and if all goes well, youíll never need to find out how well it works.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Tie Rod & Drag Link Ball Joints

If you’re adjusting the ball joints with the steering in or near the straight ahead position and you can’t get enough tension, it is likely your balls are worn - wait, let me rephrase that! It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Surprise...no clutch.

When Iíve fitted a clutch release arm, I use a fabricated one beacause it is not possible to buy a new one that will do the job. I have to cut and weld even the fabricated one to make it work. Never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Navel gazing & the future of the car hobby

Itís not just that the younger people arenít interested in old cars, they are anti car all together. Many of them havenít even driven a car by the time they reach 30 and donít want to. With the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,621
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Crankshaft in New Rebuilt Model A Engine Won't Turn

Not only should he tighten the nuts but he should make sure the tapers are clean and FREE OF OIL AND GREASE and not galled up. A tight engine might not be his only problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Synchro909
Re: radiator paint

Something with a light colour will always be cooler than the same thing in a dark colour under the same circumstances. Radiators would work better if they were white and better still if they had no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Leak with rebuilt tillotson

If you do this, use the minimum amount of solder. Solder is heavy and too much will cause the float to float low in the fuel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,621
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Crankshaft in New Rebuilt Model A Engine Won't Turn

Based on your engine builder's responses so far, you will only get one shot at this. I think Mr Kohnke's advice is worth heeding, especially the part about having a mechanic who knows his stuff with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Leak with rebuilt tillotson

Dunk the leaky float in tank sealer and keep it as a spare. You'll be surprised how well it works.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Level in Gas Tank????

I'd empty the tank but not for the reasons given above. I set the gauge to read empty when the float is sitting on he bottom of the tank. It needs to be empty to do that.
One of my As has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Synchro909
Re: model B motor in model A chassis

The engine number on a B engine is not on the pad on the side of the block. It is on a pad on the flywheel housing just above the starter. To use an A gearbox on a B engine, the flywheel housing is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Play ID that carburettor to a dummy they all seem the same

I think the top one on the second picture is one of those Japanese. Copies of the Zenith. I have one from a deceased estate. They were painted a burgundy colour. I’ go to the workshop to get the name...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fan Belt Tension

IMO, over tightening the belt is about the most common mistake owners make. By its very design, a vee belt doesn't heed to be tightened much at all. It wedges itself into the pulley and drives just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By Synchro909
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Synchro909
Re: crunchy tranny etc.

I agree with those shift speeds. Remember, these are not sports cars but once you learn to drive them the way they were meant to be driven, they are loads of fun.
Don't hurry Aunty A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,307
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Australian barners should read this

The problem with these schemes to avoid the tax is that both the buyer and seller might be charged with avoiding tax, a Federal Offense. That said, buying through a US entity would overcome the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Front Spring Shackle Removal

I agree with redmodelt, no spreader is required for the front spring. I put a block of wood between the axle and the shackle, then jack the axle till there is no pressure on the shackle. They almost...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,307
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Australian barners should read this

I used Paypal and it didn't give me the option to use the credit card for currency conversion. Paypal did the currency conversion.

This is not legal under the Paypal terms and conditions. So I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear main seal options - which one?

Canít criticize that decision.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear main seal options - which one?

Yes, I did. When that engine was rebuilt, the seal didnít leak a drop after being installed properly. I canít remember now why I had to take it apart but I replaced the seal, thinking I was doing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Synchro909
Re: First oil change Babbet In pan

I think Iíd at least inform the reconditioner of what you found immediately, and do it in writing so you can prove later that you have if the need arises. Talk to him about it and see what he says -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear main seal options - which one?

Hoogah, if you use the Burtís (spelling?) seal, make sure you follow the instructions. When properly installed, they work very well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Radiator flow rate

Ditto, ditto, ditto.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Carburetor identify

Not to sidetrack this thread but which is the better, a marvel or the Zenith from a B engine which Has been pressure balanced?
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