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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By alexiskai
Re: Stromberg 48

These guys have a lot of info:
https://www.stromberg-97.com/carburetors/stromberg-97/

Also this article about the 81:
https://www.stromberg-97.com/information/81-learn-more-about-less/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Hole in Block???

I just did a complete valve replacement and I never noticed it either. I think unless you also have the timing cover off, it's just lost visually in the dark recesses of the valve chamber.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Hole in Block???

Specifically, check out page 8. :)

It's an overflow hole.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Hole in Block???

This has come up in previous threads, they're normal. Can't remember the backstory, I'm sure others will fill in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Water pump "studs"

I feel like we're basically in agreement that:

The replacement bolts for the water pump do little if any harm
They confer some degree of convenience
The actual value, in terms of time/effort...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,533
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Special inscription on cylinder block

This is interesting, here's a Russian classic-car restorer that restored a GAZ-A engine that apparently they found at a WWII battlefield:
http://simonovmotors.ru/works/3/

Here's the shot of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,533
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Special inscription on cylinder block

I'm interested in what look like two core plugs at the top of the block in photo #1 of post 14. Doesn't match any photo of a GAZ-A engine I've ever seen. Also the shape of the reinforcement around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Water pump "studs"

I think I would be more pro-stud in this application if this were an area where torque was critical, like the head gasket or manifold gasket. But you really don't need a high clamp load to seal this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Water pump "studs"

Yeah but would you remove the plating from just the first 2mm of the bolt? To accurately mimic the studs you need a plated "nut" and an un-plated "stud."
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Water pump "studs"

To be clear: my original point was to advise against buying the bolts-camouflaged-as-studs, and to remind folks that the bolts only work as advertised when using the two-bladed fan. I don't have an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By alexiskai
Water pump "studs"

As most of you probably know, vendors have recently started selling a set of bolts for the water pump. These replace the original stud + nut joint. The sales pitch is that, with the original studs,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

In my case, a leakdown test pinpointed #2 exhaust. I pulled the head and found that someone had put an undersized valve seat insert on it, which had come loose. Engines wear evenly, but humans make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

I opted for the OTC kit because these generic ultra-cheap kits just look sketchy. Poor reviews, a lot of DOA units, and it appears that they operate at very low pressures.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

For those without the inclination or ability to DIY it, you can buy gently used kits on eBay for a decent amount. I spent $55 to get an OTC 5609 kit. You can run these kits at 90 psi.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,903
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Water vs Antifreeze

I've seen recommendations to run with 100% water for gasket break-in, but only for the initial 3 re-torques, which can and should usually be completed in less than a day. This is what Yapp recommends...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Stud boss height for stock heads

Thanks nomad, that's very close to what I was getting with digital calipers on my old stock head. Good to know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Stud boss height for stock heads

The technical way of saying this is that the strength of a steel-to-steel joint increases as the length of thread engagement increases, up to one nominal diameter (e.g., for a 7/16"-14 stud, 7/16"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By alexiskai
Stud boss height for stock heads

I'm doing some research for my cylinder head install video and I'm interested in what people say about installing the studs. Notably, some folks say you should hand tighten the studs in the block and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Shift knob info

Got mine from Twisted Shifterz (https://www.twistedshifterz.com/products/3-speed-black-shift-knob).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Shift knob info

I'm gonna assume he doesn't like the ones they have, otherwise he'd be doing that.

Sad but true story, I had a custom knob made that had the shift pattern on it. I just could not remember it for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,170
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

I did use one of the "cheap imitation" versions you can buy various places and it worked great on a couple of balky studs. Dunno how it would work on something that was seriously seized.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine Stalls at Stop Signs

Here are the ballpark values from fordgarage.com - the range of values is surprising.

455953
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine Stalls at Stop Signs

Great info here, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By alexiskai
Re: New video: preflight checklist for cylinder head installation

Good thoughts here. I was thinking about using the JB Weld ExtremeHeat putty for those minor pits.

I noted in the video that there's Team Copper Gasket and Team RTV Sealer for the water outlet....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By alexiskai
New video: preflight checklist for cylinder head installation

New video up today on the topic of a "preflight checklist" of sorts before you install a new cylinder head. Basically a list of precautions to take to reduce the chance that you damage something or...
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