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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starter not quite up to the task after rebuild

Mike, Your last sentence tells me you know what you should do with it. As you ay, It will free-up with use so use it. That's what they were made for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Do You Guys Have to Let the Engine Warm Up Before Driving Away?

I ALWAYS let it warm up. If it's not warm, it runs like a pig - no pull, no revs. It's also harder on the engine. A warm engine has been proven to have less wear than a cold one. That's why Taxis...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By Synchro909
Re: dropping the pan

I've never used guides to put the sump back on. I hold the A frame with one hand so that my forearm is under the sump. Once I lift it high enough to get my arm under it, it is easy to lift it into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By Synchro909
Re: dropping the pan

Getting at those bolts is tight at the front and the back. My cars are drivers so I cut a slot in the heads of the bolts and use a square shanked screw driver. You clearly have hex heads so just keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,523
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Stopping Distances

Those distances are consistent with what I got. 19 feet from 20 mph.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,653
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Seafoam

Is the Sea Foam container labelled as Flammable? Same for MMO? If they are not, I might be able to get some shipped over. If they are, forget it - too much regulation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Odd-ball 30 Pickup......

A sedan cut down to a commercial vehicle. What will they think of next?!?!?!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wire vs lock washers

I'm sure we have all seen a spring washer gouge a groove under the head of a bolt and into the surface it was against as the bolt is undone. By the time a spring washer is working as it should, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,935
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

That's all very nice but what tyre size relate to those figures? A 5.00X19 tyre is about 3.3% smaller than a 4.5X21 tyre.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Interesting dual-horn '31 radiator shell

FWIWE, no Model As were imported into Australia in 1931. By 1930, the depression had hit and sales were almost non existent, never the less, Henry sent a shipload of cars without bothering about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Does anyone use carbon conductive grease to protect ground points?

I've never heard the term "Carbon conductive grease" so I can only guess what you are talking about. However, I always use a tiny amount of dielectric grease on any electrical contact
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fuel valve Victoria

I'd throw the Teflon tape in the rubbish bin and use Permatex #3.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Starter and fly wheel

I use a few drops of Loctite 290 to keep the ring gear in place. It's never let me down.
290 is the wick-in version so you just place a drop or three where the ring gear contacts the flywheel and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,612
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine question

No. That gets you not only the fully machined 5 main bearing block but the new crankshaft and con rods as well along with a few bits and pieces like thrust faces for the crank end play. These motors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil drain plug

The sump still has to come off to fix it so why?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,523
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Stopping Distances

Nor would I.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Oil drain plug

Those bosses are only soldered in. What you describe is not uncommon by any means. I had it happen once when I was 2,500 miles from home. I had to drop the sump to change the oil, then drove home and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,523
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Stopping Distances

No, they are not a direct fit. The shaft on the rear brakes is bigger than the front actuating shaft so I made a sleeve. After removing the original arm, I put the sleeved rear arm on (oriented so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,514
Posted By Synchro909
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,523
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Stopping Distances

I can tell you exactly what the setup was in the best car because it was mine but first, the range. The worst car just about disappeared over the horizon - the one we felt obliged to adjust for him....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,523
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Stopping Distances

Our club recently did a workshop on brakes and afterwards, all of the cars were tested. One of them was so bad, we didn't allow him to drive home before we got all that was possible out of that worn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Synchro909
Re: How often does a Model A have a need for a tow truck?

In 50,000 miles, I have had to put the A on a truck twice. First time was after it stood for hours in pouring rain and the top of the motor got wet through the middle hinge. If I had time, it would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine Build Video

I can't understand why it is so expensive to have a Model A engine rebuilt when it only takes 8 minutes!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,874
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil in Crankcase

After reading this thread again, I did a search for MMO. Only one or two places sell it and only online from what I could see but at $100 a US gallon, it will stay in the shop.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Engine block cleaning question

There are a few places that go below zero at times but freezing is not an issue for the big majority of us. I've never given it a second thought. I have run glycol in some of my As but these days, I...
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