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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Having trouble getting new Miller-Cragar setup to run

Stock 97 main jets are .045, power valve is #65, stay with those sizes. Be sure the accelerator pump arms are on the "S" setting. (S=summer) What is said above about fuel pumps is accurate but will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Old age= hard steering

Putting a shorter pitman arm on the box helps a lot. I'm using a AA arm on my speedster and shortened the arm years ago on my widebed. I believe Snyders sells a new arm that is shorter than stock.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: V8 Clutch for model A

I've used V8 clutches and light flywheels for years, with good luck. On the last 2 engines I did for myself I used a diaphragm clutch from a Ford Ranger pickup. They feel about the same but totally...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Pertronix With Original Pop Out Switch….

FSI says don't use a pop-out. Original Ford wiring had the coil hot at all times and the switch provided the ground for the points. Your switch undoubtedly connects the battery to the hot side of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Early Ford Hydraulic brakes in 1931 Fordor

Kevin in NJ, replace your fluid with DOT-5. We did that in 1982 with the LAPD cars, and saved a ton of money on maintenance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Early Ford Hydraulic brakes in 1931 Fordor

First do as 40 Deluxe says. I had a faulty, brand new M/cyl., had to get a second one and all was fine. Don't listen the the guys that think mechanicals are the way to go, they are a lot of trouble...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Front end shimmy

I've found it is often looseness in the drag link ends, but all the above should be checked.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: ford 9n and model a motor

It would be difficult but you would get a big gain in torque! I had an IHC model M, great tractor but without power steering my arms were dead after mowing my 2.5 acres and others nearby. I bought...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,453
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Tie down wheels or axles when towing

I've had the over-the-tire straps loosen, so I now tie just the axles. 2 on the front, 2 on the rear trying to pull the car apart. I strap it down at home, then down the road a short way just to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Anyone using an air/fuel meter?

I use an exhaust temp ga. in my Bonneville engine, it and plug readings tell me what I need to know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Enclosed trailer

I bought an 18' trailer (inside length, rear to hitch is longer) because I wanted room to haul things with the car inside. I'm very happy with the length and have utilized the extra length several...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 162,398
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

We visited a friend in Broken Hill many years ago, and had a great time. Visited the school of the Air (?), we were the only yanks there but a bus load of Mexicans stopped by the same day. We went...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle shaft replacement

The key is not the main item that holds the hub to the axle, it is the "clamping force" at the taper that locks it in, so just clean it up the best you can and tighten the bejesus out of the nut. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: High Compression Head Replacement

Compression doesn't hurt anything in your engine, detonation will kill it. Use less spark advance, and don't let it knock.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Kwikway Model F Boring Bar

I recently sold my Quickway, not a model F but perhaps I could help? jimb4e4@gmail.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,825
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 29 Model A Project-Speedster?

Anything goes on a speedster! Some use a hood off other vehicles. Commonly International K series trucks, 1940 era. I've also seen '50 Chevy pickup and '40 Fords. I always thought the '40 Willys...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model T Water Pump

I repeat, race cars used them, if they would coll a race car they will cool your street-driven car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine RPMs

I usually, but not always, shift at about 2,000 RPM.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model T Water Pump

They were often used in race cars, pushing the water insures there are no bubbles in the system. The T had no water pump from the factory but many companies made the aftermarket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: UD 16 Champion Spark Plug

I don't know what the U stands for, but D-16 is an 18mm plug so won't fit the A head. D series were the plug of choice for early after-market heads. 16 is the heat range and would be satisfactory...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: spring hangers for 2 speed rear end

Someone used to make bolt-on perches, they could be reproduced easily. They bolted to the backing-plate bolts. I did as Kurt did and then converted to a cable-shift, works great!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Hydraulic brake pull to left

It sounds like there may be a little dampness on the shoes??? Alsop check to see if the short shoes are at the rear, opposite of Bendix brakes. I use DOT 5 silicone fluid, it rejects moisture and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Fuel or ignition problem

Take a compression test and go from there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine overhaul options/decision

Minimum piston-to-wall clearance should be .003" with modern piston and the way we drive. For stock engines I bore to .003" then hone another .0005". On performance engines I allow more clearance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Valve clearance

.008" on an intake may be OK but definitely not enough on an exhaust. Either way I would give them more clearance. I recommend .012" on intakes and .014" on exhausts. Others may or may not agree.
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