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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Mouse retardant - dryer sheets

I know it's the wrong time of year to be worried about mice but during autumn when they start to move inside, I put out packets of mouse and rat poison. It contains an anticoagulant which causes the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Synchro909
Re: W.W. Tires

I would never use powder coating. The wheels on my 1930 CCPU were powder coated when I bought it in a nice burgundy colour. They have faded to a dirty rusty brown colour and they look terrible. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Gas mileage question

My fuel economy vs your fuel economy is a bit like "Which oil do you use?" Everybody has something to say, yet at the end of it all, it doesn't really matter. IMO, we should jusy get in and drive the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Yard art 28 coupe

I'm not sure how I feel about that but I do know that guy is an idiot. Even though he finally got it right that +ve was ground, he still called it "hot". It looked like a decent set of 16" wheels on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By Synchro909
Re: gas tank problems

Methylated Spirits.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,517
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Glass Wind Wings

I concluded that the problem was a combination of poor quality clamps and the glass being so heavy so I have converted to an acrylic (or is it polycarbonate?) wind wing which is much lighter. They do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Synchro909
Re: exc rear wheel bearings

True enough but if everybody wanting to sell something or who want something post it here, The forum would become a waste of time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Synchro909
Re: drive shaft diameter question

The pinion bearing lock nuts should be way larger than the drive shaft. If yours are not, I'd like to see a picture. The small drive shaft from the Mitchell O/D is much larger than the original one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Roads in the old days Australia

This will give you some idea but years ago, the roads were so rough that when you hit a pothole full of bull dust, you couldn't see it and you'd hit it at speed and maybe destroy your vehicle. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Roads in the old days Australia

Updraught, I bet that guy took a biiig run up at that dune.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Synchro909
Re: exc rear wheel bearings

Roger, I think you would be well advised to advertise those in the For Sale section of the Swap Meet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Press in Grease Fittings - Foot Petal

Do all LHD Model As have grease fittings on the pedals? I have never seen any on RHD cars apart from mine and I put them there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starting Issue - Need Ideas!

If the timing is too far advanced, as each cylinder comes up to compression on the starter, it fires before the piston is at the top. That puts enormous strain on the starter which is fighting the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Roads in the old days Australia

There are plenty who do this for fun now bet back in the day, it was a necessity - and the vehicles weren't as good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI9FFbXfY34
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 589
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Removing the cam on a Model A

I recently changed the cam shaft in one of my cars. I didn't bother $%ing around trying not to take the had off. The cam won't come out unless EVERY cam follower is held up and out of the way of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What can you do with a shop press?

I recently reconditioned the diff in one of my cars. A press would have made that job easier.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Hood Sky Hook

Non Ford but I have a 1928 6 cylinder Delage (top end French car). To lift the hood off is at least a 2 man job. I think they could make a Model A with as much metal. Heavy as it is, the car performs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,487
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Burtz engine

With some of their big property developers on the brink, the economy slowing and the unemployment rate likely to rise, the future of the CCP is not guaranteed IMO. Who knows what such a dictatorial ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The price of a Model A Ford

IMO, the price is a mere reflection of the supply and demand for each.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,470
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Antique Engine Rebuilding

In all of the inserted A engines I have, there is no side thrust face on the insert. That is taken care of by 3 bronze crescents placed in machined recesses in the block so maybe mine are from AER.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,487
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Burtz engine

I've been maintaining that for years. The fact that we get rubbish from them comes down to poor quality control on the part of our buyers, most of whom are too money hungry.
As I have said, how is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,989
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Heavy heart

I'd like to join with those offering condolences to Brent and his family. While I am not a strong believer, I respect that they are and even I find comfort knowing it brings them comfort.
My wife...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,487
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Burtz engine

IMO, Terry having to go to China to have these blocks cast shows how much we have been asleep while these (and other) skills have been lost. It's the same here and I'm sure, through out the world....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,470
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Antique Engine Rebuilding

Thanks Mike. I'll get up early (I hate that!) and ring him soon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,487
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Burtz engine

Heating up quite rapidly - and we're in he middle of it. Has there been anything said publicly over there about us buying nuclear submarines from the US and Britain under the new AUKUS arrangement?...
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