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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Really old gasoline question

I've run gas like that mixed about 50/50 in my 601 Ford tractor, no problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Bob, I do, that's the only ratio mine are. e-mail me at jimb4e4@gmail.com and I'll send you details.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: V8 water pump adapter?

They have a carbon-seal, like modern pumps. Many were used on modified Model A's. Downside is no fan bolts, so an electric fan must be installed, or no fan. I ran my widebed for years with no fan,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Brent, Some of the OHV's had very high compression, most did not. The last of the aluminum Riley 4-ports were 10:1, Cooks and other racing OHV's were only 6.5 or 7:1 high for the day but considered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,255
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

My doctor took me off the water pill yesterday, he thinks it might help me on this subject.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

I use NAPA 20/50 in my street engines, synthetic racing oil in my Bonneville engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Good answers by Railcar, Pete and PC/SR! My new head is 7:1 but has a raised area between the intake valve and the cylinder, to make higher ratios more viable. I ran a 7.5:1 Cyclone on the street...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: I Drive A PicUp

Jeff, a new GT would be nice, I could get in it, and drive it, but probably can't get out of it without help!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,255
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

You guys must be really old! I am 82, but with very high mileage! :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Tail light / Switch Issues

If everything was normal before you replaced the wiring, that is where your problem is. Resistors in the headlights??? Why???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: I Drive A PicUp

All A's get moved around in the wind, sedans are worse than coupes or PU's because more area is exposed to the wind. Years ago 5 of us travelled from L.A. to Bakersfield in a VW bug on a very windy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Gear Tooth Pitting

That kind of pitting is caused by wear, the teeth have gone thru the hardening. I doubt that it will fail, but will likely be noisy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

I know very little about air cleaners, I don't run them on my A's, or Bonneville engines. I do know they can be restrictive, and really complicate things when using Strombergs because the bowl vent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Reliability

I agree with all the above. For more driving pleasure, I would add a little power and an overdrive. A 6:1 compression head and downdraft carb will give a surprising increase, and not hurt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear main cap question

As Purdy and Kohnke say! I use a figure 8 pattern to insure flatness. I use a liquid sealer VERY SPARINGLY where the cap mates with the block, and a SMALL bead of silicone around the outside edge...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Miller Overhead

Your 1/8" is probably to decrease compression, but could have been also used as a gasket? Copper gaskets used for racing are not that thick. Many of those heads have been milled to increase...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Oversize and Undersize Aluminum Cam Gears

I needed a .005" undersize gear a long time ago, Dan made one for me and it worked fine.
I run his gears in my race engine, never a problem, and I have 140 lbs. spring pressure and turn the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

Use what you want, I'm just saying diesel oils aren't the best for our A's. The additives aren't the same as recommended for gas engines. Zinc wasn't used in the 30's, our engines have steel cams,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

That is for diesel engines, not recommended by oil companies for gasoline engines.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,488
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Trailering tips for protection

I live on a dirt road with several ups and downs. I check my tie-downs when I get to the paved road, about 1/4 mile and often need to tighten them a little.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 811
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine Oil Analysis

The site suggested by Katy is great, all A'ers should read it. It gives a detailed way to check oil condition for all us "cheapskates". It reinforces what has been said above about water in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 811
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine Oil Analysis

I've had it done on my F-250 diesel, after running many more miles than suggested by Ford, I was pleasantly surprised with the results. For an A, I would think doing it only once or twice to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Mallory Ignition

Dual points will add to the capability of increasing the spark, but in reality won't change the way the engine runs as it uses only what it needs. 4 cyl. engines have plenty of dwell time with one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Gordon Smith Model A compressor value

I think there is a GS group in MAFCA, might be worth a look?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Every 500 Miles!??

To eliminate guessing, and opinions, find an oil testing lab and send them a sample of your oil with 500 miles on it. You will then be sure on mileage to change at. I believe you will also be very...
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