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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,197
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Re: Rear main seal options - which one?

A properly restored rear main will not leak more than the proverbial few drops. No need for an after market seal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Compression Ratio with a babbit engine

Have a 6.8 CR Weiand head, used for street and hillclimbs for 8 years no problem on babbitt. RPM is the limiting factor in an A engine with stock splash oil system, not compression ratio, because of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Dual Carb Options for Miller Over Head

Bill: The 1 1/16" Holleys came out in 1955. Don't know how it would be on a Lincoln V12 but you find some strange things on old cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Does this noise sound familiar to anyone?

I would go with vacuum. Good news is there are only a few places in an A for a vacuum leak. I would first check torque/tightness of the manifold and carb. Thats easy. Then try it without the fan belt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,915
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Adding a 4 blade instead of my 2 blade fan.

Not sure how you have your timing set up. If you have a stock FSI, total advance range is about 32 degrees. If you have adjusted the timing so that max advance is 21 degrees BTDC, the initial setting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,915
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Adding a 4 blade instead of my 2 blade fan.

Agree a fan not needed at highway speeds, it actually gets in the way and robs HP. Retarded timing will also cause an engine to run hot. Check how much advance you use. Maybe try a little more....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,809
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Center main bearing

Pirinnos (sp) has the center main kit for sale for $12. Call direct to order 940-382-2742. The web site is hard to figure out and get around in,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,809
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Center main bearing

Dennis Piranios has a kit for center main oiling, all the parts including taps, cheap, takes oil from the block passage not the pump. Have used it for years, no problem....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Weiand model A head

I have a Weiand head, cc'd to 6.8 CR, but had to opened the chambers a bit for oversize valves. It is similiar to the Winfield crows foot design. Good head. Use it. PS: I have babbitt bearings and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,812
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Rebuilt B engine has no power dilema

Agree with 909. You can use the A distributor, but it has to be timed to the B cam, so needs a B timing cover with the B timing pin location. Check that the cam is aligned with the crank while you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Oil leak frustration

The correct cork gasket? The 28-9 and 30-31 main caps had different size gasket grooves and the gasket kits have the 2 differenct sizes. May have put in the wrong one. They will both touch the gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Oil mist on left side of engine

Look at the center main bolt. Seepage there sometimes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,473
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Chasing the knock.

Agree with Michael a. Am surprised this thread has moved from a knock to other things, the latest being ignition. Kinda curious how far and into what issues it goes. Not a problem with me, just sort...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Oil pan sludge

My dad used to drain the oil, put in a gallon of kerosene and run the engine for about 5 minutes. This on an old International PU. Claimed it kept the engine clean, and I imagine it did, but I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Wrist pins

Hard if not impossible to check anything definitely. As chap52 says, disconnecting the rod may allow you to test for "jiggle", ie what I would call up and down play. While you are at it you can check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,473
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Chasing the knock.

Agree with Farrell in Vancover. The engine is old, dirty and the knock is substantial. You can dick around with various things piecemeal for a long time trying one thing at a time. My personal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,473
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Chasing the knock.

Since the pan is off, you should check the rod and main bearing clearances with plastigage, and check the babbitt condition of the caps. There are lots of threads on this in the search function. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By PC/SR
Re: V8 clutch and pressure plate

Regardng the pressue plate, the so called tractor style had the arm pivot pins secured by E clips, one eventually came off and I was stranded. The Long clutch has the pivot pins positively secured by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,508
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Tappets?

The stock lifter is 1.110--1.125. That is a lot of tolerance. As I recall, the so called double lock lifters are .998, and the single lock friction fit are 1.118.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,508
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Tappets?

I adjust the valves one at at time. You can eyeball when the lobe is fully up, ie, the valve is fully open. Then rotate the crank pulley one full revolution, which rotates the camshaft 180 degrees,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By PC/SR
Re: How do you remove front brake drums?

You do not need the Andrews book for this. Just loosen the adjusters. Turm the adjusters counterclockwise to loosen.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By PC/SR
Re: How do you remove front brake drums?

Above suggestions are good. Test is, can you rotate the drum freely by hand? If not the adjusters are too tight as suggested. If you can rotate it by hand, and still cannot remove the drums, I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,209
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Slang-feel free to add

Smitty's Straight thru muffler packed with steel shavings. Marvelous rap/rumble sound, makes a dual exhaust Chev 6 the best sound around.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By PC/SR
Re: New motor break-in with babbit bearings

Babbit bearings make no difference in break in. I just gradually accelerate to about 45-50, then let off down to 25 or so and do it again 4-5 times. The deceleration sucks oil up the rings. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,671
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Interpreting Compression Test Results

The numbers look pretty normal to me, except the 102 on #4 cold. That's odd. Would retest. Leak down test should confirm it or not. I do not think a 6:1 head would generate 102 psi.
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