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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:30 PM
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Views: 8,161
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Inserts vs. Babbitt?

Geez this one just came out of the mothballs!! :eek:


Personally I cannot imagine that story about bacon being anything more than an old wives' tale as it would not take very long for a strip of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: What doors will fit open style cars?

Well, you may be in luck for doors as the 50B Sport Coupe shares the same door with the 45B (regular) Coupe. While those doors are not available in reproduction, they are generally plentiful in all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Honing Cylinders

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Believe what you wish but that site is full of bad information IMO. It mentions using a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze to raise the boiling point. That is fine in a pressurized system but all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: how much engine work with good babbitt

Sure, as an engine rebuilder we do piece-work all the time. Often times we will bore, deck, or perform valve work with the babbitt intact just for the reasons you mentioned. About the only thing we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: MARC ballot and Constitution change

Maybe I am wrong but I do not see this necessarily as a bad thing to state your views.


Think of it this way, the BoD is going to vote in whatever manner they see/feel is best for the club. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Honing Cylinders

Do as you like, but IMHO you will do more damage than good trying to hone that in the car with a flex hone. The issue you have is the stones will jump over the galled area (because that aluminum has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

Around 0.010" the best I could tell. Not sure how it was mis-drilled but I am going to guess it was done on a rotary table that was not perfectly centered.


The bottom line is whoever did this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: What doors will fit open style cars?

Mike, this is a tough call because we do not know your fabrication skill level nor do we know what the goal of the vehicle is. The Sedan doors are not a direct fit as you probably know, but could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

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So here is what we did. We put the flywheel into the grinder and supported it off of the hub area and indicated it off of the flywheel ring gear to verify it was parallel to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Timber bolts

Actually, what you are looking for is called a Step Bolt. I think Restoration Supply sells them, but I just made my own a few years ago since I only need two or three. A TIG welder, a lathe, and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,274
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Thoughts on Hershey

I too have not been to Hershey in several years. I do think that swap meets as a whole are not profitable in a business man's eyes. To most hobbyists, it is another peripheral item that makes up the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

OK, a little Monday morning update. The clutch disc seems to be wearing uniformly and the edges all mic pretty close measuring about 90 apart. Unfortunately, I do not have a mic with a deep enough...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

This vehicle has about 2,000 miles since a frame-up restoration and the problem is still there, -so I'm not sure Bill's thoughts are truly applicable in this situation, as surely it has been driven...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

Hey Tom, I as unaware that the clutch housing attaches to the engine block. :p

Just kidding, ...I believe you are speaking of the the flywheel housing, and if you re-read my first post, we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

I have dealt with Ft Wayne clutch on numerous occasions, and you both are correct on their expertise.

I will do some research on this 'air gap' that you are mentioning.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

Interesting. Does anyone know why?

I have not experienced it with the flywheel conversions we have done. The only thing that I have heard is they possibly do not have enough clamping force on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

Thanks Jim. This engine has stock rear mounts. By diaphragm clutch, you are speaking of a diaphragm pressure plate and not the fingered Borg & Beck style P/P, -correct??


The reason why we have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

Ok, some additional food for thought.....


If I take 0.002" off of the flywheel, how much do you think that removed material will weigh? Using a clock face for a visual reference for this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

We are exploring a fairly rough clutch chattering situation on a vehicle that has been mechanically restored prior to this person owning the vehicle. Initially we removed the transmission thinking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: AA hearse

http://www.model-a-ford.com/ROFL.gif
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: This is probably been addressed a thousand times so here's a thousand and one

Depends on the donor engine.

Can I ask you why you want to install a B engine in an A??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Railroad Inspection Car

Here is a similar car that did not require a turntable. This gang car would have been used by several men and pulled a trailer (-or two) to go out and inspect/repair rail that needed maintenance. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Railroad Inspection Car

Mike, I believe they just had a 500 mile each way, week long excursion up your way last month that was well attended and liked. I too would like to have a Model-A powered Gang Car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Railroad Inspection Car

As some of y'all may already know, besides Model-As, Model-Ts, brass-era cars, and racing, one of my other strong interests is in Railroad Inspection or Speeder cars and riding the rails.




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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By BRENT in 10-uh-C
Re: Cleaning gas tank

Well, I don't know what to say whether that is a good "home method" or not, so allow me to pose some questions for you to think about that might help you in your thought process;


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