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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Horn-Light steering rod

The lever should point straight down in the off position. One notch to the right (counter-clockwise) is parking lights, one to the left is low beam, second is high beams although some guys reverse...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Valve Tool

It should work, however I prefer modern 'C' clamp design, they are easier to use and leave more room for your fingers to get in there and work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: oil filter kit for B motor

It's very easy on a B engine. Send me an e-mail and I will send you the chapters on my book that explain it. jimb4e4@gmail.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 4 cylinder motors

Juggler, thanks for the recommendation. I just added a chapter on my good friend Dan Iandola, it is at the printer now. All my books are now in color, except for the vintage pics.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: GM Clutch Modification

I got mine from Clutch Masters in Rialto, CA. It is a 9" clutch, the flywheel needs machining to match the PP. The total cost was $300, with my discount. This one included the proper disc for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: GM Clutch Modification

the diaphragm clutch I use is from a Ford Ranger, very smooth with light foot pressure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: inside paint

If it's not put in there, it won't cause any troubles. IMO, not worth doing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle bells

They are dimensionally the same, so interchangeable side-to-side. So the answer is yes, you can use 2 right bells. One seam will then face forward, the other to the rear. No problem unless you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: new B motor running issue

2 lbs. is about right for Strombergs. Because the 2 rebuilt carbs act the same, I would also suspect an intake manifold or carb base leak. 81's should have #35 main jets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,413
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: wico jem 1590 magneto by ford

John, The mag must be partially disassembled to remove the impulse, it looks similar to advance weights. In our lakester we use a starter off a Toyota or something, but I also have run that engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 31 Victoria Doors

Ed, you are right. I just pull on the handle enough to slam the door, thus putting only a minimum of strain on the mechanism. Pull as close as you can to the shaft of the handle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,413
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: wico jem 1590 magneto by ford

Just a comment, I agree with hardtimes about it may not be a good idea to run a top-drive mag, especially while up in the air. If it slips or jumps time you could be stuck up there all day waiting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Fresh overhaul & modern lube'

Always use modern oils! Adding zinc or diesel oils are a waste of time and energy. Model A's have steel cams, not cast iron as in newer cars, plus they have relatively little spring pressure. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Amount of oil remaining in the engine

Guten morgen Werner, and to all. The reason we here in the States haven't gone metric is because our leaders are just plain stupid!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Australia Fires

I've lived in SoCal all my life, and have been too close to a couple of them so know what they can do! My prayers are with you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 4-banger books

Contact me at the e-mail address at the top of this page. I have very few on hand, but will re-order soon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,470
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: High compression head choice.

Babbitted main bearings do very well, I've run Bonneville at 167 mph on babbitt mains, still in good shape. Rods not as well but still no need to worry about them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Amount of oil remaining in the engine

I usually pull the pan with the engine still in the upright position, just because!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Hoof head

Thanks guy's!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine Stand

I made mine similar to the one pictured by Mr. Shaft only on mine I attach the lower bolts to the top of the pan rail, this allows easy pan installation while on the stand. Don't worry about hanging...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,470
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: High compression head choice.

Harpkatt, Your Winfield should give you good performance with no problems, just limit the spark advance because the higher compression will burn quicker than stock. If it is aluminum, it is a repro....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dan Iandola

It is. I didn't realize that at first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Hoof head

Not me, and I have been 'horsing around' with 4-bangers since 1956.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,470
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: High compression head choice.

The two quickest and easiest ways to more power in a Model A are compression and a bigger carb. Compression won't hurt the babbitt as long as you don't let it detonate, so less advance will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Remote Oil Filter, etc.

Phred, I would file a very small flat spot on the pump to assure oil gets to the cam & gear. This will not be filtered oil, but a very minor by-pass, better than the consequences of not doing so. ...
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