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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: F.a.s.t.

F.A.S.T. has a web page, www.hotforhotfours.com Whether the new group will take that over too, is not known to me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: F.a.s.t.

Carol will work with the new group on getting all the legal stuff transferred, etc. Ron???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: F.a.s.t.

I think most if not all of Charlie's want-list are going to happen, not sure because I'm not in the doers circle. Printing the mag is a lot more work, nice to have, but how often does the average...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 916
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: O/T Explain water bucket mouse trap

I tried to teach some of our local squirrels to swim. I trapped them in a commercial wire trap and transferred them into a small swimming pool, kinda like a 30 gallon oil drum. Those stupid things...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-28-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By Jim Brierley
Speedster Reunion

The Speedster Reunion will be held again in Lincoln, NE. Go to http://www.museumofamericanspeed.com/ for details. This is an event all T speedster guys need to attend!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-28-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By Jim Brierley
F.a.s.t.

FAST (Ford A Speed Technology) is starting up again. The Central California Group has plans to take over the newsletter/publication. Ron and Carol Mosher sent out postcards telling us of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Jim Brierley
F.a.s.t.

FAST (Ford A Speed Technology) is starting up again. The Central California Group has plans to take over the newsletter/publication. Ron and Carol Mosher sent out postcards telling us of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 128,430
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

I live in a rural area, now an attractive wine growing area with over 40 wineries, I think there were 4 when we bought in '85. I joined the local road advisory committee that gave input to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Stromberg 48

A 97 would work just as well on a touring engine, and are easier to find.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 128,430
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

You have to feel sorry for the homeless and down-and-out people, but I became somewhat prejudiced against them when I worked at LAPD, right in the center of skid row in LA. One morning as I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Split Pistons and Pin Clearance - need help

Original Ford specs said a max of .002". Those were a different design, so doesn't apply anymore. Setting new style pistons at that will result in major problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Split Pistons and Pin Clearance - need help

.004" should be very good on piston to cylinder wall clearance. I too run more clearance than most guys, but pin to piston clearance should just be a light "thumb-push" into the piston, with a light...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

I would drive it but do another test after another 500 miles. Your test indicates something not quite right, maybe a head gasket, or perhaps valves not fully seating.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: lincon brakes

Lincoln and the '39-'48 brakes are both the same size, and can use the same drums. Adapters are available to put them on A spindles. Before commercial adapters were available we used a hard-seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: lincon brakes

Pay close attention to what hardtimes said. I've run both early Ford hydraulics and a combination of Ford & Lincoln. Both work very well, the only advantage of Lincoln's over Ford is a softer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By Jim Brierley
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Crankshaft pulley - cast iron, steel or aluminum

kawagumby, One piece. They hold up OK with the dog turd, maybe not so good with a lip-seal???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Crankshaft pulley - cast iron, steel or aluminum

Cast pulley's usually only break while installing or removing the engine from the car. Having said that, a steel or aluminum pulley is a good idea. A slightly smaller than stock pulley makes it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 1928 Model A crankshaft switchover

All Model A, B, C and early V8 cranks are forged, not cast.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,579
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: A question for old guys

I'm right behind Richard in Anaheim at 83.8 years. I was in great shape at 76, could lift B blocks, etc. Then I had a major stroke, my whole right side is a half step above useless. BUT, I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,622
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max RPM's

I agree, 2,000 - 2200 is ideal for cruising.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Cold start

Big hammer, great story!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,260
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Tech Q ?

Good eye nkaminar! Lotta high-dollar equipment shown above.

Hardtimes, 4 mains? On a banger???

Short story on sludge. In '65 I was working for the City of LA. One night the foreman gave...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,622
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max RPM's

Ruth, no video, sorry. I am not technologically advanced. My Bonneville car is rear engined, and turbo charged, but still sounds pretty good.

nkaminar, I understand fatigue, but I drive mine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,622
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max RPM's

I think nkhaminar is thinking theory, and has likely not run any performance engines. I run B engines with the 'C' cranks and no damper. The engine I have run the most still has babbitted mains,...
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