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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Dodge
Re: Walter O. Briggs Mansion update

In the San Francisco Bay Area in 2017 that Million would buy you a house less than 1,000 square feet. The Briggs house would be at least 10 Million here.......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Dodge
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

We just did the same thing. The motor is a 276 cu. in. With isky max one cam and Motor City Flathead heads. It has a B&M blower and Holley fuel injection.
It also ran hot with a new aluminum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Dodge
Re: Twisted cylinder head

I have had to surface several of the heads especially the 6-1 heads fresh out of the box.
I dont know what the time frame is between the casting and machining or if there is a heat treat process...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-18-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Dodge
Re: High compression head question

8 might be pushing it a bit. Go with one of the 6-1 Z heads they work great
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-13-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By Dodge
Re: Towing capacity of a 292

Its all gearing. Lower the rear end ratio to tow. Remember there were lots and lots of tow trucks made all the way to 1964 built with 292’s in them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By Dodge
Re: Rear Axle Messtoration

A plasma cuter would do a pretty good job of getting them down close enough to grind.
See if there is a mobile guy near you. Or see if you can rent one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Dodge
Re: Rear Main Oil Leak

Ouch. Is this a new rebuild from an engine builder? Or a freshen up by the owner.
If engine builder take it to him. If not....
I had one like this come in and the fix was a different crank with oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By Dodge
Re: 32 stock tudor shortened pitman arm

It’s done on Model A’s all the time and makes a big difference, why wouldn’t it work on a 32?
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-01-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Dodge
Re: Frame identification problem

You can get a range of when they used that frame, but you won’t get an exact year.
You can copy the section out of Bruce McAlleys (spelling) book that covers frames.
You need to find a CHP that’s...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Dodge
Re: Interesting Thread on Early V8 Forum

Was the number (602)228-71XX?
I got a call from this one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dodge
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,910
Posted By Dodge
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

I try not to drive my car at night but a week or so I got stuck at work after dark and had to drive my car home. It’s an early 1929 so it has a 1928 style taillight.
I had a highway patrolman coming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By Dodge
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Dodge
Re: Winfield SU 4X cam

If you look at the pictures of that cam there is an SU in front of the 4 which would make sense. SU 4. It might be someone’s copy of a Winfield, that was done a lot. Maybe that’s why the X

Or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,236
Posted By Dodge
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Terry,
Did you see that in Good old Berkeley California you can't call them manhole covers
anymore, their now maintenance hold covers......true story

Dodge
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Dodge
Re: help with Mallory Unilite Distributor

I wonder if it could be converted to pertronix, they have 6 volt units.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By Dodge
Re: wire wheels

They are also good buried in the ground as dead men to hold retaining walls. Cable around the retaining wall posts then back to the buried wheel.
They’ve been holding up ours since 1934. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,236
Posted By Dodge
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Good on you Terry, best of luck with the Chinese, they are turning out some pretty good products these days.

Good to hear about your latest progress.

And thanks for your latest update.

Dodge
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By Dodge
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,321
Posted By Dodge
Re: Cause of hot ignition coil?

Thanks for cutting one open Chuck. Maybe that’s why some survive the upside down position. Was it one sold by one of the Model A vendors? Does anyone know if a Bosch blue coil is built the same way?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,321
Posted By Dodge
Re: Cause of hot ignition coil?

Old coils were filled with pcb’s lilke a PG&E transformer not oil, shake one and see,
When they banned the use of pcb’s they went to oil. The oil filled are meant to go straight up not down and not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,321
Posted By Dodge
Re: Cause of hot ignition coil?

Is your coil wire to the distributor facing up or down? A lot of the new coils are oil filled and only like to sit upright with the coil wire in the up position. When on their side ir upside down the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Dodge
Re: MARC Promo and NAPA Auto Parts

If your a member of AAA you also get a 10% discount at NAPA auto parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Dodge
Re: Slight coolant seep on number 8 head nut (distributor cable)

Borrow another gauge or try in in another motor before you pull your motor apart....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,368
Posted By Dodge
Re: Mystery Missfire

We just had this same thing with a broken valve spring. The spark was good the compression was good but as soon as it ran the valve wouldn't seat.

Changed the valve spring and all was good with...
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