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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Champagne

I've been running the cork from a bottle of bubbles for years without issue. After skewering it in the wire, I dipped the whole thing in tank sealer. If it is supposed to keep fuel in, I figured it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Dropping the pan , recent You Tube .

I watch the videos posted by the man with the nice sport coupe and town sedan he also has a wife who features sometimes .
That would be Paul Shinn?
I agree that the engine should not need to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Synchro909
Re: King Pin locking pin question

I agree. Hammering or pulling the cotter pins in too far will do exactly that - stretch the king pin eye and then you have to either have it repaired or put in a new axle and hope it is OK. and there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear axle shaft thread broken

I had considered this option also. It makes a lot of sense. The only negative is that the nut for that axle will be different from any other and must not be mixed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear axle shaft thread broken

Good point. I didn't realise they were the same pitch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil interval

On a well run in motor, and running a full flow filter (as I do on all of my cars) and doing short runs, I change at 1000-1500 miles with the cheapest modern oil that is on special. On long trips, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear axle shaft thread broken

Being in Germany, you have the option of reducing the size of the thread to the next possible metric size. GRutter's clip shows how they go to the next imperial size but you have more options. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rumble Seat Cover Accessory?

One of our club members has one on his roadster for wet weather. I looked away when his daughter (in a tight skirt) was trying to get out. The word "contortionist" came to mind.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,935
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Railroad Inspection Car

We don't need no stinking driver's door on the Vicky!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Synchro909
Re: AA54XXX VIN Number

Is the motor an A or B motor? The B motors didn't have a number on the block. It was located on a boss on the flywheel housing just above the starter motor but who's to say you have the original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starter not quite up to the task after rebuild

Mike, Your last sentence tells me you know what you should do with it. As you ay, It will free-up with use so use it. That's what they were made for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Do You Guys Have to Let the Engine Warm Up Before Driving Away?

I ALWAYS let it warm up. If it's not warm, it runs like a pig - no pull, no revs. It's also harder on the engine. A warm engine has been proven to have less wear than a cold one. That's why Taxis...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By Synchro909
Re: dropping the pan

I've never used guides to put the sump back on. I hold the A frame with one hand so that my forearm is under the sump. Once I lift it high enough to get my arm under it, it is easy to lift it into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By Synchro909
Re: dropping the pan

Getting at those bolts is tight at the front and the back. My cars are drivers so I cut a slot in the heads of the bolts and use a square shanked screw driver. You clearly have hex heads so just keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,575
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Stopping Distances

Those distances are consistent with what I got. 19 feet from 20 mph.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,313
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Seafoam

Is the Sea Foam container labelled as Flammable? Same for MMO? If they are not, I might be able to get some shipped over. If they are, forget it - too much regulation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Odd-ball 30 Pickup......

A sedan cut down to a commercial vehicle. What will they think of next?!?!?!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wire vs lock washers

I'm sure we have all seen a spring washer gouge a groove under the head of a bolt and into the surface it was against as the bolt is undone. By the time a spring washer is working as it should, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,013
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

That's all very nice but what tyre size relate to those figures? A 5.00X19 tyre is about 3.3% smaller than a 4.5X21 tyre.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Interesting dual-horn '31 radiator shell

FWIWE, no Model As were imported into Australia in 1931. By 1930, the depression had hit and sales were almost non existent, never the less, Henry sent a shipload of cars without bothering about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Does anyone use carbon conductive grease to protect ground points?

I've never heard the term "Carbon conductive grease" so I can only guess what you are talking about. However, I always use a tiny amount of dielectric grease on any electrical contact
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fuel valve Victoria

I'd throw the Teflon tape in the rubbish bin and use Permatex #3.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starter and fly wheel

I use a few drops of Loctite 290 to keep the ring gear in place. It's never let me down.
290 is the wick-in version so you just place a drop or three where the ring gear contacts the flywheel and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine question

No. That gets you not only the fully machined 5 main bearing block but the new crankshaft and con rods as well along with a few bits and pieces like thrust faces for the crank end play. These motors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil drain plug

The sump still has to come off to fix it so why?
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