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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Float-a-motor

Stuart,
I have psyched myself up to do something with the front mount in an effort to fix the problem. If it fails, I will be in touch for details of what you did the put the O/D changer in with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Ignition Advance vs Crankshaft Rotation

I'd calculate the distance this way but first, we need to know the length of the con rod, centre to centre. I'll call that distance "c" and the distance from TDC , I'll call "x"

x = 4.125 - (c cos...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Synchro909
Re: best way to dry gas tank that is in car

I sealed two tanks recently with a three step process. That meant I had to dry each of them several times by the time I flushed and washed after each step. I used an old vacuum cleaner to blow air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Float-a-motor

When FAMs are fitted, there is a horse shoe like thingy (love those technical terms) that bolts to the back of the coghouse and locates on the crossmember. Its purpose is to stop the engine/gearbox...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Steering Wheel Water Marks

If the drizzle marks were there for a while, the water might have penetrated the surface of the steering wheel. I'd try leaving it alone before I tear into it to see if the marks disappear when the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Is this bearing reusable

I wouldn't like to have to walk as far as that bearing will take you. That said, if fitting a new one makes you feel more comfortable, go for it. Peace of mind counts too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pedal shaft collar

Thanks, Benson. Now to find that old imperial measuring stick! (67 - 86mm)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Synchro909
Re: FS Ignition value

Mikes flogs them new at $340.
https://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A12100R12.html
I'd go from there. As for instructions, I have a set somewhere in the workshop that I could scan and send, if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pedal shaft collar

Now that the OP's problem has been resolved, I might side track ere.
On one of my cars, the clutch is very abrupt. It takes very little pedal movement to go from disengaged to fully engaged. New...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,007
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Tire wheel balancing: is it needed ?

A few years ago, we couldn't buy a decent tube. Seems the rot has extended to the tyres as well. Good tyres have been mede for a century. Will they ever learn not to meddle with something that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By Synchro909
Re: New production wheels

I posted recently about a guy in our club who bought a set of new wheels for the trip (about 2.000 miles) to our National Meet about 4 years ago. By the time he got there, the wheels were toast with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,007
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Tire wheel balancing: is it needed ?

I thought of this thread today as I balanced a set of 5 wheels. The tyres are new B F Goodrich 19" (USA made) on good rims. None of them needed less than 70 grams (2 1/2 ounces) and the worst was 230...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Banjo Fracture

I've seen and welded up cracks in that area but never seen one break right through like that. It was a weakness in the original design which Ford made stronger in later production. Then, of course,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What's wrong in this picture?

The motor appears to have been run (verticle lines in the bore). What are the big end bearings like??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What's wrong in this picture?

No, we sit on the right side (and drive on the correct side of the road):)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What's wrong in this picture?

That highlights a beef I have had for a long time with those who write some of those "How To" instructions, including the vendors. Although I have told them, they have not changed their instructions....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Intake manifold needed.

I have a B carburettor that I want to put on one of my engines. It looks like I will have to fabricate an inlet manifold because it won't work with an original inlet. You might fabricate one yourelf...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Front Main Bearing bolt leak

You're a lucky guy, Jerry. The fix for that is soooo easy. Bet you were a happy chappy when you foud the problem!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Front Main Bearing bolt leak

That's where I'd start.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 31 coupe will not go over 40 mph

Has this motor always been like this or is the problem more recent. Are you sure the cam is timed correctly?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Balanced Carb

An air filter fitted to a Model A carby might restrict the air flow and reduce the pressure from there on right into the manifold. Because the float bowl is originally vented to the atmosphere, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Moving the seat in a Phaeton

He is thinking along those lines. Reconfigure the frame for the backrest but not so much that it interferes too much with access to the back seat. Shorter springs in the Squab (backrest) and I think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Synchro909
Moving the seat in a Phaeton

There has been discussion at times about moving the seat back in a Coupe and other body styles. I have a friend who wants to move the seat back in his 1928 Phaeton. There are a couple of problems...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By Synchro909
Re: lime scale removal

Suds can be an issue of you're driving any distance. The suds mean the coolant doesn't work properly an the engine overheats. I use a tablet from the dish washer. Removes the grease and no foam.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Spring Shackle Identification

Thanks, For a moment I thought this was another example of a part changing name. That is consistent with what we call them.
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