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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,908
Posted By James Rogers
Re: OK! Oldtimers, Gimme your best answer, Stuck Engine

Starter is stuck. I would bet when it seized you pressed on the starter button and it felt like stepping on a rock with no response from the starter or engine. Try to remove the starter and if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Oil Leak

I have never seen the oil leak from the rear main bolts. You have to check the thrust clearance on the rear main along with the crankshaft/bearing clearance. If the thrust is over .012 you will have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Main bearing oil leak

Originally there was no seal in the rear main. The seal that the vendors sell are modern "fixes" for leakers that don't work. I have found engines that have had ropes installed in the grooves that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Main bearing oil leak

Oil is controlled by bearing clearance only. If the bearing needs shims removed that will cause a leak. If the bearing clearances out between .002 and .0015 it is probably the thrust. You can check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Main bearing oil leak

There is no "seal" for the rear main.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Fort Wayne clutch claims setting is correct.

Ever wonder why there is an adjustment on the pedal? I have never seen a clutch assembly that didn't need any adjustment when installed new. Just part of the deal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Flywheel housing-horseshoe engine shims

Flywheel housing warped. I find most are after many, many years running without the shims.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By James Rogers
Axle position 34 ford

I would like to know the axle position on a 34. Is the axle in front of or behind the spring? I know it is not directly under it like a Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
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: 750
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: 956
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: 1,964
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: 895
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: 655
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: 2,571
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: 1,116
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: 974
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: 1,364
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: 1,364
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: 1,078
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: 1,078
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: 848
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: 612
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: 467
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: 1,248
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Diaphragm Clutch

Richard, I believe the early 60's Chevy 6 cylinder cars with a 9" disk.
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