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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Exhaust Manifold Gasket

Johnbuckley and John Stone are both correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Insert bearings

As long as I can pick up a ladle, babbitt will be poured. I agree with redmodelt that without pressure, babbitt is better.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Oil Leak...I know i know, been asked 1000x!

I believe you have one or both of 2 problems. The rear main is out of clearance and has too much thrust or, the babbitt on the rear main is broken and pieces are missing. The only cure for the broken...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,707
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Curing The Black Ooze

You can keep on wishing the head and block are flat but, in my opinion, something is warped and needs to be machined flat. The areas you show where #2 and #3 are leaking to the outside of the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Oil leak at rear of engine.

I have been into a lot of engines that had a leak at the rear and NONE of them were leaking at the transmission. This includes a couple of my own.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Camshaft Plunger !!!!

Actually, no. Some oil is sprayed over the front dam to lube the cam gears but the majority of the excess oil in the valve chamber is returned to the pan VIA the return tube on the side of the motor....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,291
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Model B Steam Engine

I never use these gaskets unless the customer wants it. There are 2 reasons for this, one the composit gasket is more expensive and the other is, the composit is not designed for the broach cut head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By James Rogers
Re: counter weights on the crankshaft

I do it all the time at my shop.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Oil pump and pan repair suggestions.

So you will know, the pan appears to be a late 31 with the hex bung. These pans are pretty rare and if you can make the repairs without replacing the bung, I would. You could replace the whole pan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By James Rogers
Re: crankshaft timing gear

I wouldn't put any kind of direct heat on anything close to the babbitt. It will take way more than 100 degrees to get that gear off and I have melted babbitt with a cigarette lighter. Use what you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By James Rogers
Re: crankshaft timing gear

If you throw any more than 100 degrees to the gear to remove it, you will be going to a builder to have the mains done. The front main bearing is DIRECTLY behind the gear and very susceptible to any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By James Rogers
Re: unusual head torque issue

The only time I found a head gasket (copper) that didn't compress after a heat cycle is when an old gasket was re-used. They don't compress because it is compressed as much as possible. Gaskets can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By James Rogers
Re: unusual head torque issue

Did you install the head gasket? I will post a guess after you answer this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Number two cylinder looks off...

Do a compression check and let us know what you find. Also, you can run it and check it with a vacuum gauge. That will tell you volumes about the condition of the engine. May be bad valves or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Carby to manifold bolts

Probably out of necessity. The bolt holes probably stripped and this is cheaper than heli-coils.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Oil Pump rebuild questions - How to?

I use a 9/16 tap to remove the bushings. I just tap into the top or bottom and drive both out from the opposite end. An old oil shaft can be used to drive the new bushing in. Be careful of the top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Diaphragm Clutch

Richard, I believe the early 60's Chevy 6 cylinder cars with a 9" disk.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Model B distributor

The B cap has wires that plug in for later years but the early ones were like a Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Really Funny Old Midas Video

You nalso realize, the muffler guy played on Dukes of Hazzard. I don't remember his name but he was Boss Hogg's deputy after Roscoe P Coaltrain.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By James Rogers
Re: V8 clutch and pressure plate

Actually if you haven't drilled the flywheel for the pressure plate, you can use whatever would be your preference. The only limitation would be to have to use a clutch disk that fits the splines on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Front Motor Mount

There should be some space between the spring plate and the mount. The plate is only spring in case the motor bounces down against it. If you mount it with the mount solid against the plate, you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Starter shim

The reason your starter is sticking is the shaft is slightly bent and the teeth on the flywheel are worn in one place. You would be smart to replace the starter and the next time the flywheel is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,172
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Changing Timing and Crank Gear

Simple way to heat the gear. Lay the gear by the hole on the top of a 100 watt light bulb till it gets hot. It should go on easily with a little help from a hammer. Be aware, the key sticks out of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By James Rogers
Engine Failures

Just want to put this out for consideration, all beware. In the recent weeks I have had 3 motors come in with leakage at the rear and once the pan was removed, the failure was clear. The babbitt was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By James Rogers
Re: oil pressure gauge

Two alternate ways to hold the pump besides the special tool are to 1 have a helper to hold the pump with a phillips screwdriver in the hole where your gauge is connected till you have the pan up or...
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