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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear Brakes

While you have it apart, check the bearing surface in the hub. They have a habit of wearing through the hardening out at the axle nut end. Once they wear, the rear wheel doesn't stand vertical any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,330
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fading Interest

High 60s is not bad but it's nothing to write home about either. There is an old saying:
Good better best
Never let it rest
till your good is better and your better, best.
IMO, you have the right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By Synchro909
Re: hoky fixs

I'm not criticising the guy who repaired that con rod. The fact that it kept the motor running is remarkable and a real achievement.
No comment on the brake rods!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Model A serial number verification

I am told the US cars had the number stamped on the chassis as you describe but it wasn't done on Canadian assembled cars. It causes some head scratching when we come to register them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,330
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Fading Interest

If you're not happy with the pace in a Model A, you can either pull more horsepower out of it (easy to double it) or learn to slow down and smell the roses (or is that oil fumes?).
I enjoy my A most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By Synchro909
Re: hoky fixs

I worked for a short time in a car restoration business. Some "fixes" were nothing short of terrifying. There was the guy who replaced the brake rods with 3/16" long thread which has a minor diameter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wrong Gear Oil?

A thin gear oil will make gear changing more difficult to do silently IMO.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Synchro909
Re: V8 Clutch for model A

I have 4 Model As and one of them is fitted with the V8 clutch. I can never remember which one but I soon know when I get into the right one. My left foot hits the floor with a bang when I press the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Time For Clutch Adjustment?

As the oil in the gearbox warms up, your gear changing technique/timing has to change as well. On my cars, when they are stone cold, the oil is so thick, I sometimes think I must be about to bend the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,184
Posted By Synchro909
Thumbs down Re: Over the top rat rod

That's one way to make small dollars out of big ones.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By Synchro909
Talking Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

There, Their, They're. Don't get upset about it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel Washers

Dirttrack 49, I am jumping ahead a bit here but when you come to reassemble the hub onto the axle, make sure both the axle and inside of the hub are spotlessly clean of any trace of oil or grease. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Is Bars Leak still a good temp fix

I've found that the oil in Barsleaks causes the hoses to swell and go soft, even mushy. I use it as little as I can get away with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Spark Plug Gap

I think he is asking about the plug gap, not the points gap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear drum question

Just about every original rear hub is worn out by now. They wear most at the axle nut end and if left in service, will cause the axle to break. They are no different from anything else on the car. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Size Press To Swedge Wheel Studs?

30 tons is good but sure the hub is well supported at the back.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Synchro909
Smile Re: Rear A steering stabilizer use.

When you corner, the rear axle can move sideways as the shackles move differently on each side. That allows the body to move outwards and how much it moves depends on a few things like how fast you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear A steering stabilizer use.

I have made a Panhard bar for each of my Model As. The rear end seems to be better nailed to the road but not by a lot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel Washers

Even if the stud holes are not flogged out, I'd use the washers. They are cheap insurance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Wheel Washers

What tinkirk says but I'd still use one washer on each stud.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Front end shimmy

I NEVER hammer those cotter pins in now. I did once and ruined the axle by elongating the king pin eye.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Muffler Shield Device

AL in NY has had the same experience as I . Those shields are as useless as fly screens on a submarine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Front end shimmy

Do a search. That matter has been discussed to death. All you could wish to know will be in a previous thread.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Custom Bodied Model A Ford Phaeton

What's a Lincoln? I've never seen one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Diamond block engine

Most say that there is no difference, others prefer the diamond block. Personally, I see no difference.
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