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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Spring Perch Troubles

Now that the axle is out, you will be able to get more pressure on it. Try jumping on the spanner or putting a pipe over it. The worst that can happen is you'll twist the bolt off but it sounds to e...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Battery connector corroding

When I connect any battery (in a car) I use a little dielectric grease. Never a problem after that.
As to your original question, this site explains it well....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,634
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Thanks for the "30". If it is labelled as flammable, they won't transport it without onerous (and expensive) safety provisions so I guess I can't get it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,083
Posted By Synchro909
Re: I wish I would have waited

Well. at least some of you have cottoned on. Double the voltage - double the current = quadrupled power as I said in posts 4 and 6
Four times the power from the starter spins the engine fast enough...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,634
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Sounds like it is worth my while checking out transporting some, then try to buy some and get it to the shipper's depot (Ranch Domingeuz, CA). Is it labelled as flammable?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,634
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

OK, Thanks. It sounds like it is not the same as we used to have.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,083
Posted By Synchro909
Re: I wish I would have waited

Quite so but it is not the whole story. it is the resistance that remains the same - not the power.
For the sake of the discussion, let's say the starter has a resistance of 1 ohm. That would mean...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,634
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

We don't have that either. Does it smell like almond?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Tappet(lifter) Noise

The tappet and cam follower are the same thing on a side valve motor. The cam follower rotates to avoid the flat face which contacts the camshaft suffering undue wear. Without rotation, it would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Auto Restorer magazine is belly up

Yup, I bet they are but a life saver for most of them is the other brands they carry. It has been a veeery long time since I saw a dealer who was Holden only.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,634
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

What does MMO smell like? We used to be able to get an Upper Cylinder Lubricant that smelled like almonds. Is it anything like that? I've never seen it here but I have asked for it. Only blank looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,083
Posted By Synchro909
Re: I wish I would have waited

This argument only holds true if the starter continues to produce the same power but as we all know, the starter spins faster on 12 volts than on 6. That means it produces (and consumes) more power....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Auto Restorer magazine is belly up

Spot on!
Another thing to go in the not far distant future is car dealerships. The only way to buy a Tesla is online and they require so little service that a traditional dealership couldn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Synchro909
Re: New reproduction rear hub and drum

The original hubs were of such poor quality. I can't see the new ones being worse.
Everybody who has had anything to do with a worn hub will know that they wear at the outer end of the bearing area...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 85,349
Posted By Synchro909
Re: tell a Model A related story

Gery, Re your charge about putting your hand outside the car, I'd ask the judge to define "outside". I'd argue that "outside" means beyond the curtilage of the vehicle. After all, the law is to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Hot water heat?

Manifold heaters can't be used on a RHD car but it still gets cold here. I'd be interested in a hot water system at reasonable cost. I say reasonable cost because we get a lot of hot air coming in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Gear oil

You can't beat Penrite Transoil 240 for the diff and gearbox in a Model A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By Synchro909
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

I'm all ears too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Cast iron brake drums

I agree with wmws too but the front brakes on a standard Model A do not do most of the braking. There is a bias of about 60/40 towards the rear brakes. That can be improved by fitting cast drums to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Cast iron brake drums

I'd go with Randy and have him fit them to the hub and turn them concentric. They are then ready to fit and go so long as your shoes are centred, which I'd check at the same time.
You will notice a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Seven-tooth steering column "O" ring...

The vendors used to sell them but I just checked Snyders and couldn't find it. Any decent bearing supply place should have them. All you need is the diameter of the shaft and keep the OD and width to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Seven-tooth steering column "O" ring...

Whether it is 7 tooth or 2, I bore a recess in the housing and fit a modern seal. I use Penrite Steering Box Lube. I can't say it doesn't weep a little but I hardly ever need to attend to it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Loctite for pressure plate finger adjusting nuts

That's # 290, a favourite of mine. Assemble everything, adjust if necessary, then apply the loctite. Nothing could be easier.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Grounding Problems Cause By Frame Painting?

Whenever I make any electrical connection, I use a SMALL amount of dielectric grease - just a light smear. I end up with a good connection and a VERY durable one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Removing rear end, while leaving torque tube

Whether that is possible or not, can't see reassembly as anything but a right royal pain the the @$$.
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