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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 138
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 25,267
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Terry,
Would you share the part numbers for the insert main and rod bearings and rear crankshaft seal?
I assume the front will or could be a modern or the standard packing seal.

I'm interested...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,609
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Insert bearings

Synchro909,
I have used AER bearing shells for the past 12 years in over 180 engines. Since I started using them I can only recall 4 engines that had the experience of the bearing material breaking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,609
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Insert bearings

Synchro, Is it possible that the timing was a bit too far advanced for the load at times? It only takes a short run with too much advance to damage a bearing. Would you be able to share some photos...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,609
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Insert bearings

Synchro,
I made a series of tests on an engine I was building for myself on my dyno some years back related to the required oil clearance for the insert bearings I use. I found I needed to increase...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

I suggest using no antifreeze while seating the "Best" brand composition gasket. The gasket may weep a bit until it goes through a few heat/cool cycles. Yes, the same for a non high compression head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Rear Wheel Horsepower & Torque

Denis4x4, Interesting info on your engine. One of mine is similar.

FWIW: My '31 S?W Town Sedan with T-5 transmission.
My full pressure "B" engine block has: Inserts, high output Stipe oil pump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Cylinder sleeve

I suggest the 3/32. This leaves you the option of going larger later if ever needed. I have had a machine shop experience a set-up error where the machinist mis-read the mic. and bored too large for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

Bruce!, Yes...clear water.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Radial tires again

[QUOTE=aermotor;1900756]If you are getting a difference in toe in - left to right the car must be on the ground or floor. The correct procedure to check/adjust toe in will not allow a difference...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Radial tires again

I know this is splitting hairs but with excessive toe-in and only the driver in the car while test driving, there is more weight on the drivers side front tire. It would make sense that it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

Is the seepage acceptable: Well, not for me! If you are blowing some coolant by when under higher loads, I think it is only a matter of time before the gasket will fail.

I don't suggest torque...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Rusted block, repairable?

Model "B" engines can quickly become "money pits" as the more you do to them the more they seem to require.

It is difficult to give an assessment based on only a partial view of two of the 4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Removing the entire side of a 30 coupe - 1 piece?

Steve,
It is possible and actually not that difficult. We removed the panel as we were also replacing all the top wood, entire sub rails and the panel needed extensive lower section replacement....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Model A Turn Signal

I have two Electro-Tech self cancelling turn signal kits. One, a six volt system, is installed with a hidden switch and the other, a 12 volt system, has the steering column mounted switch. Both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Shock link installation

Steve,
I find the greatest cause is "out of round" balls on the shock arms. front spring perch and rear axle housing. I am assuming if you rebuilt the front end, you installed new brass ball seats....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: New Manufactured Zenith Carburators

I purchased one of the AIR BALANCED ZENITH CARBS and ran it for the first 1000 miles of a road trip and it was getting about 4 miles to the gallon less than my original. I replaced it with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Spark advance

Observation: I have rebuilt 190 engines using insert bearings. About 15 are full pressure, another 15 have unfiltered oil direct to the center main and the rest are gravity fed. Of these engines I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Spark advance

DNLs1930'
"I did read the owners manual and start full retarded and some throttle but needed to know the loping is not the best way as well as get a better understanding of the retard/advance for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: torque all head nuts

Keith,
Which head and manufacturer is suggesting 65# torque?
From my checking Snyder's website: Their Thomas, 6:1 and 5.5:1 heads all state 55#.
All their gaskets for high compression heads...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: torque all head nuts

Werner, Why re-tighten: The "Modern Silicone" head gasket requires the most cycles of re-tightening of any gasket I have used. Once seated after multiple tightening sessions, the gasket holds up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Question about 1930 Model A PU Truck with missing grease fittings

When you order the zerks, vendors sell a tool for driving them in. There are two types of drivers and zerks available Modern Style or Original Style. I prefer the modern as I find them easier to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,750
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Banger Engine Build

Bob,
From my experience the cost will be close to $7,000.00.

Be prepared to replace the "B" block if you plan to build the power and speed by upping the engine RPM only. IMO: The weak spot in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Gas tank cleaning

"Then the debris come loose and there is a bare spot that looks just like the shape of a rock or a hex nut where that bare metal began to rust."

Brent, You made me laugh at my own expense.."looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Gas tank cleaning

Good thing you only have the tank in primer. Cleaning and coating system components can be damaging to top coat paint.
There are solutions available to pour in the tank and "slosh" around. The...
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