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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Distributor shaft screw size

If you are talking about the screw that holds the dist in the head, it is 3/8" N.F. thread.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,625
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: pinto engine on model A

There was a guy that lived in the San Fernando Valley, CA, back in the late 70's that put a warmed-up B engine in a Pinto and auto trans, later changed to a 4-port Riley. It was a nice driver. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,625
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: pinto engine on model A

The Pinto has too few cubic inches to make enough torque, it might be OK if you could put a much lower rear end gear in it? A friend put one in a sedan delivery, drove it to Bonneville, came home...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Remove inner oil pan

When you have the dipper tray out and cleaned, hold it up so sunlight will shine on it and check for rusted through spots. Water will settle in the dipper troughs and rust them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear main oil seal Model B engine

I use the Burtz seal. For the B, 2 full-circle seals are included in the package, the I.D. is the same but different O.D.'s because the cap and upper insert piece are different shapes. Instructions...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Replacing pistons

A rigid hone is best, they tend to straighten the bores. Clean cylinders and below them after honing, otherwise the grit will do serious damage to the engine. Change oil within 100 miles to insure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Compression test and Vacuum test readings need help

It is undoubtedly valves. You can just force compressed air into the spark plug hole and listen for where the air leaks out, likely into the exhaust pipe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,773
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: How much better is a B block than an A?

The crank in Brett's engine is a BB, the heavy counterweights were installed by official Ford rebuilders, never from the factory. Reducing bearing diameters takes away some of the rigidity of the B,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: High compression head vs cooling

Aluminum does transfer heat more quickly than iron, but the amount of heat generated does not change, so does not affect engine temp. More compression does make the engine more efficient, so more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Compression test and Vacuum test readings need help

3 and 4 being lower could mean the head gasket is leaking between the two. Try re-torquing the head first, may need a new gasket? A leak-down test would be more conclusive. If that is the problem,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Whats it worth? 30-31 Briggs fordor

Include pics of all fender. Fordors may be less desirable than other body styles, although wit new wood already installed, it may not make it so?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,761
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

I prefer "stitching" the block rather than welding, and maybe it can be done without removing the engine if the crack is reachable. I just lube the throwout bearing, using a wheel bearing packer to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,341
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 4-banger book

Y-block, I don't keep a list but will post here when I have more on hand, probably near the end of the year? Cost has gone to $34 mailed here in the States, first class mail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 32 B4 rear seal missing

Dan McEarchern, dmcgears@yahoo.com or phone #510-532-8228
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,341
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 4-banger book

I've had several wives buy it for their husbands, for Christmas.

Thanks to all !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

I welded mine in 1959, still doing well. Bevel the joint deeply, weld, peen, weld, etc. Peening is important as it relieves stress.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Water Glass

Yes but a stitch repair is better, depending on where the crack is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 1930 Model A Tudor Value?

Just for comparison, I recently sold my early '30 tudor to a friend. The paint was OK but not as nice as yours, same with interior. It had a fresh touring engine, Ryan overdrive, hydraulic brakes,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,341
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 4-banger book

Today's date is 11-12-19, the post is much older but the index posted from fordcragar is current, I had added a chapter on carbs & distributors. I currently have one (1) book in stock but will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,228
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Gear ratio

3.54:1 will help, 3.27:1 may be too much for a stock engine?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

Nice looking rig, had hoped to see it in Lincoln last May.

With new king pins and bushings installed and everything lubed, and it still turns hard, shorten the pitman arm. This will give you more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Camshaft rear bearing oil hole

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Low compression

A compression test will probably show where the problem is, leak-down is even better. A squirt of oil in the cylinders will show if it is rings or valves, I'm thinking valves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Old problem but new twist? Coolant loss

That's too much water loss to be caused by loose head bolts or bad gasket. I had that problem when using a new V8 pump, it was pumping too much and forcing some out the overflow. My solution was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Werner - ask away

I served in Nurnberg in '61 & '62, and found the German people to be friendly, polite and willing to talk with me, and my German was somewhere between very bad and terrible. You are as welcome here...
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