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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Flywheel ring gear pin

IMO, a pin is the hard way to go. I had a ring gear slipping on my Tudor and fixed it without even removing the motor. Through the starter motor opening in the flywheel housing, I put a few drops of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,978
Posted By Synchro909
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

That wouldn't cover any Model As outside the US and even then, I bet there are plenty out there just sitting in sheds not insured, not registered and beonging to people who are not members of a club....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

Now that I have one on an engine, I wouldn't use anything other than one of the New Zealand made pullies with a harmonic balancer built in.

Werner, I get the imperession you are becoming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Synchro909
Re: long speedo cable

If you can't get a longer cable especially made, maybe you could try Mitchells. They provide a short extension with each of their O/Ds so that the cable reaches the new drive gears.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fraud Alert

We saved one of our club members from being caught in a scam like that only a few weeks ago. My wife did a reverse search using the picture in the ad and up popped the original. The scammer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,232
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

All that has been said above applies over here too. There is one advantage I see in doing a resto yourself over buying a car someone else has done. You know what you have. I have seen (both here and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Radius Ball

The long answer and the short one are the same - NO!
If you have movement there, you are setting yourself up for what we call the death wobbles. If you undo the clamp and inspect the ball, I bet you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Valve adjustment sequence

I think that would mnean 2 turns of the engine but yes, that would work too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

Are you complaining about hard steering while the vehicle is stationary or moving? If it is heavy at zero or very low speeds, everything is normal. I don't know whether this applies to you, but there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,057
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Gear ratio

The motor in my Phaeton is very good but even then, there are hills I have to climb out of my place even before I get to the main road that require a bit of skill to get up even in standard 1st gear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Synchro909
Re: repro exhaust manifold

I am aware there is a school of thought that original parts are better than new and the way Henry did it can't be bettered. There is some merit in that but I don't subscribe to either as an absolute....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Valve adjustment sequence

Yes, Werner, I'm aware of that but power is lost also if the valves are not properly closing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Valve adjustment sequence

Reporting back. I decided to adjust them because they were dead silent, even when cold so I couldn't be sure they were n't holding the valves open a bit. I set them at 0.016 and 0.018 - wider then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Synchro909
Re: repro exhaust manifold

I don't make a rod for my own back by sticking with worn out 90 year old stuff. When I rebuild an engine, a new manifold is almost mandatory, just like I wouldn't reuse the old pistons or rings. IMO,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,211
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Club Thinning

How about asking some young people what they want!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Valve adjustment sequence

Thanks guys. That's just what I need.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By Synchro909
Valve adjustment sequence

I am adjusting the valve clearances on one of my motors and vaguely recall something about the sequence and the "rule of 9" but I can't remember the details. I think Vince Falter had details on his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Melbourne Cup

I live in Melbourne and have never been to the cup, nor do I think I ever will - just not interested.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Stop Quick, engine dies

David, I would have given him the same advice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,211
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Club Thinning

I am in two car clubs and they are both using social media to make the younger people aware of their existance. The response has been very good. In one club, we have a nucleus of younger guys and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,016
Posted By Synchro909
Re: MMO non believers

I've never seen MMO here either. I use Flashlube which is made buy a f riend of mine. It is a lead replacement compound that lubricates as well. 1 ml in a litre.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Adjustable plungers / valves

I recently replaced the cam in one of my engines with one with similar timing to the IB330 but with a lift of 0.290". The company that did the regrind (not a new cam - regrind the original) asked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 969
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Mysterious hole in valve chamber?

Perfectly normal from what I have seen in many engine blocks. It might be a crude way of doing things but IT WORKS. What else do you need?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Adjustable plungers / valves

I only use cam followers and tappets with the interference fit threads. Adjustment may be fiddley but if you calculate how much turning the tappet say, one face (1/6th of a turn) will make to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Im going to be buying some tubes and tires. good tubes? bad tubes?

We often hear this comment but tubes have NO SEAMS. Just turn one inside out and look at the uniform surface - no seams. The marks you see on the outside of the tube are from joints in the mold....
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