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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Snyder’s 6:1 head

The torque question has been brought up, just like opinions, everyone has one.

So, here is mine;
Using studs with fine threads up top for the nuts the max is 55 ft#.
As an example, this is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Viberation - After Installing Model B Distributor

It sounds like the timing is too far advanced.

Try backing it off a few degrees.

Also, since the timing is automatically advanced with the speed of the motor, it will not sound/react the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Against compression

Railcar,

You have hit on a subject that many do not realise.
Even the driving habits can affect the life of the high mileage motor, thus unbalancing the wear.
How many times have you heard a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,659
Posted By johnneilson
Re: installed a new 6:1 head now a tapping noise

Dennis Piranio in Tx has done quite a bit of dyno work and published it

http://www.modelaparts.net/

IMHO, just slapping a HC head on any old motor is asking for trouble.
Without some idea of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Engine saga continues....

Before assembling, check the guide to seat alignment.
hard to tell, but the valve stems look to be worn on opposite sides, could be an alignment issue.

simple test, put guide in block and valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,395
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Adjusting

It used to be said "win on sunday, sell on monday" racing was ingenious years ago.

In my travels around the garage areas I spied a simple alignment tool consisting of a couple pieces of tubing and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,460
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Not Model A need identification

The headlights and hood profile looks suspiciously like a Pierce Arrow.
A friend of mine has a '13 roadster, but RHD.

J
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Pre Lube Motor

assuming this is an unmodified motor...........

Might be good to post a pic or two of the valve chamber side here on this thread
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By johnneilson
Re: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

He is still downloading the list..................
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Where to get the best quality pistons/rings for my A?

Something to consider is that different piston designs have drawbacks if not properly applied.
Ross makes some of the best pistons available. There are others too, but if a racing design is used in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By johnneilson
Re: counterbalanced crankshaft

Brent,

This should have been the first question back to OP.
When asked to put together a motor, it usually starts with 5 main bearing and how much?

My first question back is "what is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By johnneilson
Re: counterbalanced crankshaft

Brent,

I would guess that the "double HP figure" would be 80-100 HP. And you are right, many lived at those power levels. By today's standards, this would be a hot street motor, not a competition...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By johnneilson
Re: counterbalanced crankshaft

No dog in this hunt, just a couple observations;
The "A" crank journal sizes are not up to spec for a Hot motor, definitely not a competition motor. Cross drilling the crank to oil the rods makes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Eubanks crankshaft

Simply put, the base material (grey iron) is not that which can be surface hardened like a steel crank. Of course there are many types of cast iron, some used for lifters are surface hardening type...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,446
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Best Rear Main Seal

FWIW,
I too have "worked" on a couple aftermarket cranks.
No more for me.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Eubanks crankshaft

those are cast iron cranks, meehanite I believe.

Take it from there.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,446
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Best Rear Main Seal

Terry,
from the sounds of the caustic quench and subsequent anneal it almost sounds as if it is just to harden the surface. I do not know, however, I can tell you from cross drilling a few "C"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,170
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Tig welding door panel questions

Bingo, done properly MIG is fine. Of course, to be done properly, you must use proper wire, heat and shielding gas. CO2 is not the only one, 75/25 mix and TriMix is available also.


J
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,170
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Tig welding door panel questions

Deuce,

You are absolutely correct, seeing what you are doing is absolutely essential.

As with some of the "myths" told here, you might look into some of the better self darkening lens...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,170
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Tig welding door panel questions

IMHO, all 3 of these methods can be done successfully if done properly.
I have always been amazed with ability on a OA torch, like Gene Winfield, with a hammer and wet rag. Just amazing.
If you try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,693
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

Without going into politics, the whole world just seems wrapped to tightly, relax some.
I read the article as a misunderstanding between a tyro and "experts".

People look at my car and start...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,446
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Best Rear Main Seal

You can make the parts yourself or buy a kit.
look here, Dan McEachern makes very good parts.
https://www.hotforhotfours.com/advertisers.htm

J

PS, the 1.850 info above is to use a Mod "A"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,446
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Best Rear Main Seal

All,

there is a Saturn rod bearing that will just fit between the studs/bolts.
finish size on crank is 1.850
largest I could find and not have to move the main bolts.
also, if HP is above 150,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,125
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Fuel injection

Eagle, well said, it is such a privilege to live in a country where we can pursue our own destination. My reason to go fast is because I can, this year went over 175, a personal best for me. I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,125
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Fuel injection

It would take a few Hybrids to get to 150 mph.
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