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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,593
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Rear main oil return tube

Save the plug when you remove it; they can be re-used. If it is a loose fit, place the plug on an anvil and strike it with a hammer. The strike will flatten it and expand it at the same time.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,593
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Rear main oil return tube

Steel galley plug.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Rainmaker Ron's Famous X-31

Slant Windshield...Looks like a Fordor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,593
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Rear main oil return tube

You remove the "galley" plug and then drill out the passage that runs along the bottom of the cap from front to rear. Use a 3/8" drill.
I will add some photos to my previous post late tonight of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: 2 Piece Chevy Rear Seal

Use this link for more info on the Chevy small block seal.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=165487&highlight=model+rear+seal
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: 2 Piece Chevy Rear Seal

Dan McEachern manufactures a kit to install the Chevy small block seal in Model B engines. I emailed him a couple months ago regarding developing something similar for the Model A engine. He said...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,593
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Rear main oil return tube

Purdy is probably correct about the 3/8 by 32 but I have found George Miller's suggestion works for me.

I use a 1/8" pipe thread tap and it always works. I spot weld the 3/8"steel pipe to the cap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,138
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Model B Engine

I noticed the same. I agree; more info please.
Thanks for sharing.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,593
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Rear main oil return tube

I agree with Herm: 5/16" is limited to the amount of oil flow it can handle. They have caused rear main leaks for me. I change all rear caps over to 3/8".
Good Day!

www.durableperformance.net...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Cylinder Head

You could very easily have a leak between cylinders with no leak of coolant. The width of the head gasket between cylinders 1&2 and 3&4 is pretty narrow.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Inner front race removal

Dave,
Thanks for reporting back your methods and success!
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,676
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Buying a car 2000 away

I have never purchased a Model A without looking at it before buying. Most people have a different over the phone rating system of condition than I do and that's the problem.
I would/do look before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: "New" engine saga

From your initial post, I assume you have insert main bearings. If the insert main bearings are as you state .001" to .0015", they are too tight. The minimum clearance is .00165". The clearance on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Dual-exhaust header Model A

http://www.secretsofspeed.com/exhaust-manifolds
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Sandblasting question

Rusty,
Best to clean it with chemical, wire brush or steel shot blast. When you think about it, it is a "non-presentation" part. Clean and free of sand is more important than good looking.
I do not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Leaking head gasket

Rex,
I think we are in agreement but if I may add a little more clarification: JMO: When backing off the nut before re-torqueing, one should only back off a minor amount. I only back off until I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: YIKES! Out of the clear blue, Vicky started leaking from radiator!

Art,
On a different subject: Looking at the photo you posted in entry #5, the light wire is dangerously close to the fan belt.

Note the open "j" shaped strip of metal located directly above of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,183
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Who uses the Nu-Rex wrench to timing car?

FWIW: I run my long block engines on a dyno before having my customers take delivery. I use the NU-Rex wrench to set up everyone that has a stock distributor. Works very good.
Good Day!
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,740
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Babbitt or inserted engine ? ? ?

Brent comments on the advantages of Babbitt vs. insert bearings in a previous post:

"The true bottom line is each may have a perceived advantage but IMHO neither of them have a distinct advantage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,740
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Babbitt or inserted engine ? ? ?

I have 90,000 miles on my current inserted (mains and rods) non-pressurized engine.
I equipped it with an A-Ford-Able full flow oil filter when first put into service. I have run about 60K of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,740
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Babbitt or inserted engine ? ? ?

Mark,

JMO: If I had Babbitt rods and mains starting out as new, I would record the clearances before it was run and file this info in my vehicle log. After 5k miles, I would open the engine and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,740
Posted By Dave in MN
Smile Re: Babbitt or inserted engine ? ? ?

I agree with an earlier poster: Here we go again!
Synchro, We discussed your comment privately about having bearings at .005" increments some time ago. I understand your concern but I see it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: rear main thrust

I think they are exactly the same. Steve, at Bert's, may supply the other vendors. It has been so long since I have purchased them from a source other than Bert's...
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: rear main thrust

George, On "A" blocks, I also use the combination seal and thrust.
(I purchase them 20 to 25 at a time from Bert's...Steve has them manufactured.) I follow exactly what you do in your description....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: rear main thrust

Lawrie,

IMO: The dimension from the rear main bolt can change depending on the distance between the thrust faces of your crankshaft. Note on the instructions from the manufacturer that an equal...
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