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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 811
Posted By Russ/40
Re: EOG's 1928 Model A Pickup

Congratulations on a very handsome looking truck. And a big Yayyyy on the color. Don't see many black ones. The B engine isn't a negative thing. It's only negative if terminally cracked, and the same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Guility as charged ??!!

Cool, keep us updated as the project progresses.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Cracked head- pic

IMO, you'd be nuts to buy the 5.5 when the 6 is the same price. I agree with the few above, that your head is usable. But, with the opportunity the head being off, I'd go for the 6:1 head. Yours is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Guility as charged ??!!

What is your plan, or direction for the "T". Whats there looks good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Eastwood spray gun

If that is all your painting, I would use a siphon gun, and stay away from HVLP. A novice painter, in my opinion, can get better results with siphon gun.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Gas damage on rubber

You might try some mild heat, like a heat lamp just close enough to maintain a temp in the 90's or so. Usually when I have seen rubber absorb some chemical, it tends to shrink back as it dries out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Water Pump Removal

It does seem drastic, but I tend to agree, i'd rather not disturb everything. I question though, can you get the new one on without taking the hood off and leaning the radiator forward?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,944
Posted By Russ/40
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

Tod, what are you considering "large numbers" ? Perhaps we who are waiting could pool our requests.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Russ/40
Re: It's Friday. We're locked down. Lets watch Mart's video!

Mart, you didn't show it, but I assume you put the rope seal in the front cover?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Thrust bearings from Boston Gear?

Your take on those questions Pete?
Forum: Early V8 03-23-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By Russ/40
New or Excellent Used 3 3/16ths Pistons

Want a nice set of new or excellent used Ford V8 pistons 3 3/16ths standard, 3 or 4 ring OK.
Want pins included please. Private msg with me first, then exchange email.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Engine facelift

Very nice, well worth all the hard work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,678
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Flywheel Housing Alignment

Herm, your most patient and very helpful. I appreciate the generous giving of your time to clarify my many questions. I was having a problem with both operations with the same two adjustments. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,678
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Flywheel Housing Alignment

SO, whether doing the 9 & 3, or the 12 & 6, the same two top shim packs are used.?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,678
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Flywheel Housing Alignment

Herm, I'm a bit confused as to your shimming process. Not clear to me where you use shims, other than the two top bolts that take the .010" slotted shims. Could you expound as to your shimming? The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Rust on Block Deck?

I used a copper gasket when installing my 6.1 head. I hate scraping off those composit gaskets. As i said above, I'm pretty liberal with the copper spray on copper gaskets and get no coolant seepage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Rust on Block Deck?

It appears some dampness was entering the cylinders. At this point, impossible to pin it down. It looks like not enough heat cycles, and miles driven occurred to present a problem. It could be short...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Russ/40
Re: New clutch: Judder from hell

The early 32, 33 and I think 34 , V8 pressure plates were the same as the model A.

I had the same problem, but the more I drove it, the better it got. The slipping of the clutch, and 2nd gear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By Russ/40
Re: 59 engine weird crack.

May be overkill, but that looks to be a real easy stitching job. You can get at both sides of the stitching. Wish you were closer, I'd do it for you free. Check the back side real well and confirm it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Head Studs

Dont have a measurement, but the studs (stock that is) have a crown on top. The crown and plus one thread i believe is correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,715
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Ricks pack

I recall Mark's as a decent supplier for the time. I liked Antique Auto Hardware as well. Was disappointed when they closed shop.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Russ/40
Re: It's Friday. Crusty Flatty Pt17. Some assembly at last!

Mart, like the way you did the valves, including your wheel technique. I also did a set recently where I used the stem grinding technique for the first time. I approached it differently, not better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Russ/40
Re: It's Friday. Crusty Flatty Pt17. Some assembly at last!

Mart, something I do not recall seeing in your videos, valve adjustment. Couldn't see your followers, so I don't know if they are adjustable. Are they, and have I missed your valve adjustments.

I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Bubba health update

It's good news when they find the cause of a problem. I spent 20 years working in a Cath Lab.
They have excellent tools these days. The "drill" you mentioned is a "Rotoblator". It gets the Hard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,899
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