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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine Machining

That's not a bad percentage and I can't argue with whose fault it might be but if I stick to the solid valve seat, I figure nothing can come adrift - ever.
BTW, I use a lead replacement in the fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Missing Valve seat

That's the good news for the OP.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Missing Valve seat

I think you're correct there. It would be impossible for it to go out the exhaust in one piece. I've just said in another thread that I have never installed hardened valve seats and don't think I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine Machining

There has very recently been a thread on another Ford forum about the engine pictured in an earlier post. Seems the issue is they use the middle main bearing for the thrust, something that will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Steering Wheel Removal '29 Roadster

It can be a real hassle, depending on the body style. Some cars are near impossible to pull the horn rod with the steering column in place. What style is your car? If it is the roadster in your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Clutch stuck

It seems you only get this car every now and then so you're in no hurry. Try putting some penetrating oil on the input shaft where the throwout bearing slides and leave it to do its work, maybe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Steering Column Bracket

Here's an opening for some enterprising fellow. If you can lay your hands on one, make a pattern and cast them yourself. No Model As were imported here in 1931 so we didn't see that bracket. Any that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By Synchro909
Re: steering sector

I agree 100% with that. Another place often overlooked is the bolts holding the steering box o the chassis.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Donít Laugh, cam nut removal

What! Use the right tool and deprive everyone of a demonstration of your gymnastic ability? (And a laugh!)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Synchro909
Re: crankshaft counterweights

I prefer the barter system to money too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Synchro909
Re: crankshaft counterweights

For those who asked for the dimensions, there are 2 way of doing it. They both use the same dimensions to cut out the blank. The first is cut from 1 1/4" thick material and part of the "ring" is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Cleaning a Phaeton top ??

That sounds like a good plan. Any decent cleaner would only take on the job if they are confident of a good result and if they screw it up, they put a new top on it! Either way, you should be pleased.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Synchro909
Re: crankshaft counterweights

You guys are better off than we are for making those. They should be 5/8" thick but we have been metric for decades so 16mm is the nearest we can get. It's very close and most use it anyway. I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Donít Laugh, cam nut removal

Mine too but I bent the 6mm plate on a particularly tight nut!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Cracked Head

There are thousands and thousands of people who have replaced their standard head with a high compression one. Each time that is done, a (usually) decent standard one is removed. I can't see them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By Synchro909
Re: steering sector

It is clear that the 7 tooth steering box has less adjustments than a 2 tooth. One that is missing is the depth of engagement of the sector teeth in the worm. A half decent shop would make a set of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Cleaning a Phaeton top ??

I'm not game to recommend anything for fer of ruining the fabric.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Body Bolts

Yeh, I roll about laughing when I hear that one!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Body Bolts

IMO, Grade 8, fine thread bolts would be overkill. They only hold wood after all - not steel to steel. I use bolts from the local hardware store and still, i'm sure the wood would give first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Australia Fires

The forecast for rain was repeated this morning so it's looking better by the hour but it won't get to a large area affected by fires. Pretty much the whole SW quarter of the country will miss out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Australia Fires

An update. There is another cyclone forming off the NW coast. They say this time, we could get up to 50mm of the wet stuff out of it. That would be WONDERFUL!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By Synchro909
Re: "B" Distributor timing with an "A" front cover

I agree and for me, it's just as well my wife has good hearing. I sometimes think she hears what I am thinking!:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Amount of oil remaining in the engine

That certainly shows how complicated having two imperial systems has made things!
Oh how simple things would be if we all used metric (just ask NASA!).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Front motor mount fixed!

How the heck do you stop those front engine mounts squeaking where they go through the cross member? I have 2 cars where that happens but only while I don't have my foot on the clutch. I suspect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By Synchro909
Re: "B" Distributor timing with an "A" front cover

I'm trying to get the timing close on one of my engines right now. The engine has a 5.5:1 head and slightly modified cam. It has a B inlet manifold which lacks the post required to be able to set it...
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