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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,032
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Missing Valve seat

Diamond A and B blocks had seat inserts on the exhausts from the factory.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 975
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Exhaust port crack.... need help!

Ursus, I would pin it, IF there is enough thickness for the pin to bite into.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Connecting rod end play

Herm and George have it right. I would suspect the noise is from a main bearing too. Rod thrust doesn't usually cause noise. On my race engine, which is full pressure oiling, I have .015" rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: new B motor running issue

As Jim 1932 says, the intake may be touching the exhaust manifold, not letting the intake seal against the block. I have seen this before. A little discreet grinding would solve that problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 975
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Exhaust port crack.... need help!

One of the valve-making companies makes epoxies, one for intake and another for exhaust. The Co. name has slipped out of my ancient mind.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: ARP head studs

Does the catalog show the price? ARP are the best but a bit on the expensive side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
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) 01-23-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
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: 241
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: 866
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: 515
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: 515
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: 591
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: 255
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: 18
Views: 947
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: 3,432
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: 466
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: 3,432
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: 529
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: 692
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: 799
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: 13
Views: 943
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: 1,498
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: 692
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: 1,327
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Hoof head

Thanks guy's!
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