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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Largest Size Tires?

5.25X21 tyres greatly improve the manners of a 28/29 Model A. 5.50X19 likewise for the later cars though not as marked as the first case. These are not the largest tyres you can put on but "more is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,915
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Excelsior Radial Tires

His were 5.00RX19 tyres. They all ended up showing this uneven wear pattern, even the rear ones. From reports here, it seems his experience is not uncommon. I wonder if the manufacturer has improved...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Long distance buying

I've bought 2 Model As out of the US but looked at others. For the two I bought, I relied on the word of a friend who knows Model As and who I trust. They were cars from his club. For the ones I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Long distance buying

I've bought 2 Model As out of the US but looked at others. For the two I bought, I relied on the word of a friend who knows Model As and who I trust. They were cars from his club. For the ones I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil change with external filter

How long does it take you to do 500 miles? When I'm doing a long tour, I leave oil changes to about 3,000 miles (Inserts and full flow filter). It takes me only a couple of weeks to do that mileage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,710
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A cross-country migration

Not sure I would want to own a car, Model A included that I didn't feel confident I could drive that far. I understand that the car is new to the OP but his decision to drive it that far shows...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Tips to select good Model A wheels

I made something similar and use it to balance the wheels. It's not sophisticated (but then, neither am I) but it works. I've been to about 65mph on wheels balanced this way and no sign of vibration....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Drinking Problem

That's good advice and please get back to us with results.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Honing Cylinders

That piston has been on the verge of seizing in the bore. The first place they grab is exactly as you show in the photo - at the gudgeon ends (wrist pin to you guys). With the rings jammed in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,915
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Excelsior Radial Tires

I have a friend who runs these radials and he is not impressed. He gets no longer life out of them and they wear unevenly. A couple of them have worn smooth for about 15" while there is still tread...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1930 Lamp Support Bar

My problem is the opposite. The lights won't aim high enough!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 1930 Lamp Support Bar

Now that the OP has his answer, I will jump in. I can't aim the headlights on my '30 CCPU high enough. No matter whether I use high or low beam, the light hits the road so close to the front of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Thinking about upgrading my front brakes but have some ?

Thanks, Bob. Reading between the lines, I guess you are saying that the idea will work. AA trucks are RARE here and BB trucks - well, I've never seen any genuine B series vehicle here.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Paint colours

Thanks for that, Jim. I'm not familiar with the book and my friend is not a member of MAFCA so I expect he couldn't obtain one. I appreciate that tinting codes change regularly (why can't they just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,809
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Why would you waste your money on that Model A

Response to your neighbour: This car is 90 years old and still going. By the time yours is 90 years old, it will have come back as a microwave oven, a fridge and maybe some razor blades.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Synchro909
Paint colours

I have a friend who is rather taken by the clours he saw on a Model A roadster a while ago and wants to do his car the same. I know the said car and the colours were Chickle Drab and Copra Drab. (I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Drinking Problem

It has been months since I saw that and I still can't get it out of my head. I'd like a dollar for every engine runnning with a helicoil in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Thinking about upgrading my front brakes but have some ?

A a simple way to immrove gthe front brakes, I've wondered about using the longer arms from the rear on the front. I'm sure that using arms of different length ios how Henry adjusted the bias between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Drinking Problem

In my opinion, the vast majority of engines can be rebuilt. It just depends on how much effort you are prepared to put into it.
When I was in the US a couple of months ago, I saw engines with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,119
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

Often, we never hear how things turned out for the originator of a thread so I thought I'd report back.
It's been 36 hours now since I removed the bolts on at a time, cleaned the female threads and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Synchro909
Re: A Model A Thinking out Loud.

As others have said, a great read. Apart from my Model As, I own a high value car which looks VERY impressive and cruises at 60mph all day. I have one of those and nearly 4 Model As. I figure that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Synchro909
Re: driver's door squeaks due to rubber inserts top and bottom and in the latch

If all else fails, a little dry lube of some sort on the rubbers will quieten thing down. I'd use ppowdered graphite.
Better to get things right in the first place though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Synchro909
Re: No start question

What Jackson said. Bypass the switch and check all connections in the ignition primary circuit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,633
Posted By Synchro909
Re: High compression heads?

In my tourer, which you know, Lawrie, I get more than others here have said they get - high 90's. Very close to 100 psi in each. That's higher than I would have expected from 5.5:1 compression ratio...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,261
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Terriable backfiring

Some repro switches have loose terminals at the back. Give them a wiggle (I love these technical terms!) to check. If there is any movement, get back and I'll expain again how to fix it.
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