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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Dented 1929 gas tank

"especially with your ethanol fuel": Ethanol also attacks terne plate.

Even more reason to seal it in my book.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Spark Control Rod - Why Can't They Make it Right?

Why can't they make it right???!!!? Why can't they make one at all? None of the control rods for a RHD car are made AT ALL. Not for spark, not for throttle! I am forced buy a longer than neccessary...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Dented 1929 gas tank

What you describe as a Stinger was my first thought too but it might be worth noting that if any welding is done on the tank, the terne plating inside will be ruined. I'd be happy to use those spot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Synchro909
Re: So long

Or garlic, pasta, olive oil, pizza - running on vino??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Float-a-motor

Stuart,
I have psyched myself up to do something with the front mount in an effort to fix the problem. If it fails, I will be in touch for details of what you did the put the O/D changer in with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Ignition Advance vs Crankshaft Rotation

I'd calculate the distance this way but first, we need to know the length of the con rod, centre to centre. I'll call that distance "c" and the distance from TDC , I'll call "x"

x = 4.125 - (c cos...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By Synchro909
Re: best way to dry gas tank that is in car

I sealed two tanks recently with a three step process. That meant I had to dry each of them several times by the time I flushed and washed after each step. I used an old vacuum cleaner to blow air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Float-a-motor

When FAMs are fitted, there is a horse shoe like thingy (love those technical terms) that bolts to the back of the coghouse and locates on the crossmember. Its purpose is to stop the engine/gearbox...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Steering Wheel Water Marks

If the drizzle marks were there for a while, the water might have penetrated the surface of the steering wheel. I'd try leaving it alone before I tear into it to see if the marks disappear when the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Is this bearing reusable

I wouldn't like to have to walk as far as that bearing will take you. That said, if fitting a new one makes you feel more comfortable, go for it. Peace of mind counts too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pedal shaft collar

Thanks, Benson. Now to find that old imperial measuring stick! (67 - 86mm)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Synchro909
Re: FS Ignition value

Mikes flogs them new at $340.
https://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A12100R12.html
I'd go from there. As for instructions, I have a set somewhere in the workshop that I could scan and send, if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Pedal shaft collar

Now that the OP's problem has been resolved, I might side track ere.
On one of my cars, the clutch is very abrupt. It takes very little pedal movement to go from disengaged to fully engaged. New...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,025
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Tire wheel balancing: is it needed ?

A few years ago, we couldn't buy a decent tube. Seems the rot has extended to the tyres as well. Good tyres have been mede for a century. Will they ever learn not to meddle with something that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By Synchro909
Re: New production wheels

I posted recently about a guy in our club who bought a set of new wheels for the trip (about 2.000 miles) to our National Meet about 4 years ago. By the time he got there, the wheels were toast with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,025
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Tire wheel balancing: is it needed ?

I thought of this thread today as I balanced a set of 5 wheels. The tyres are new B F Goodrich 19" (USA made) on good rims. None of them needed less than 70 grams (2 1/2 ounces) and the worst was 230...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Banjo Fracture

I've seen and welded up cracks in that area but never seen one break right through like that. It was a weakness in the original design which Ford made stronger in later production. Then, of course,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What's wrong in this picture?

The motor appears to have been run (verticle lines in the bore). What are the big end bearings like??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What's wrong in this picture?

No, we sit on the right side (and drive on the correct side of the road):)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By Synchro909
Re: What's wrong in this picture?

That highlights a beef I have had for a long time with those who write some of those "How To" instructions, including the vendors. Although I have told them, they have not changed their instructions....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Intake manifold needed.

I have a B carburettor that I want to put on one of my engines. It looks like I will have to fabricate an inlet manifold because it won't work with an original inlet. You might fabricate one yourelf...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Front Main Bearing bolt leak

You're a lucky guy, Jerry. The fix for that is soooo easy. Bet you were a happy chappy when you foud the problem!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Front Main Bearing bolt leak

That's where I'd start.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 934
Posted By Synchro909
Re: 31 coupe will not go over 40 mph

Has this motor always been like this or is the problem more recent. Are you sure the cam is timed correctly?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Balanced Carb

An air filter fitted to a Model A carby might restrict the air flow and reduce the pressure from there on right into the manifold. Because the float bowl is originally vented to the atmosphere, the...
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