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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Murietta Hill Climb 2018

P.S., nice video but that was on the Route 66 hill climb in Devore, not Murietta. We had to move because of road construction.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Murietta Hill Climb 2018

It's open to all pre-1935 automotive 4-bangers, although we rarely see makes other than Ford. There are classes for everything, stock to historic race cars. Come out and enjoy, as a competitor or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,153
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Honing Cylinders

.003" is not enough clearance, period!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: how much engine work with good babbitt

As Brent says, it is the hot-tank that ruins babbitt, I'm not sure I would want my block heated as is commonly done today. Can you disassemble and clean the block at home before taking it to a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Preventing oil to the transmission

Are you going to use the A drive shaft and torque tube? If so, you can reverse the seal in the end front of the torque tube. It is designed to keep oil from going from trans back to the diff but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Like picking at a scab: let's discuss 'oil'

I agree with Corley! The A has little valve spring pressure so doesn't need Zinc but some is good. Some guys use diesel oils, not recommended by oil companies. Synthetics are good but expensive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,153
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Honing Cylinders

The rigid hones are best, they remove any high spots in the cylinder. You may be able to rent one? Hone first to see if bores are good. Boring to 4" does not require any trick stuff, there is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Lets See Your 190A Victoria

G_don, Having computer problems so am on my old one that has no pics on it. If I ever get things sorted out, I will send pics. I tried what you say yesterday but to no avail.

Thanks, Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,153
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Honing Cylinders

As John says, it is unusual for pistons to seize at the top, and as Dave says, you need more piston-to-wall clearance. Start with a new set of pistons, bore or hone cylinders and start fresh. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Lets See Your 190A Victoria

How do I post a pic? The barn asks for an URL, I don't even know what that means.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Paint colours

I believe MAFCA has a book on paint colors, it may include colours as well? It may be of help to you???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,443
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

p.s., Bill's idea of some 2nd gear starts may work too. Also, keep the RPM low on take-offs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,443
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

Brent, The PP I'm talking about is multi-fingered, commonly used in Chevy's for many years. Not a Borg and Beck style. They require a rounded TO bearing or the release is not constant. The first...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,653
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: High compression heads?

Just a comment, the pics posted by Jason, niggled, etc. appears to be more like a Winfield chamber. The original Thomas tended to detonate, Winfields did not. On dual plug heads, I ran a big...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,443
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

Brent, I don't think that .008" would cause your chatter problem, nor removing it would be cause for re-balancing. I chased the same problem in my tudor. I replaced the float-o-motors with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle bolt question

Ford used several odd-sized nuts on his cars, connecting rod nuts for one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model A rear axle and the Pythagorean theorem

The diff itself can and does move up and down quite a bit, in an arc. The drive shaft/torque tube length does not change. A lot of good answers here, along with a lot of misunderstandings. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Forgot speedo gear on drive shaft?

Are you talking about the gear 'on' or 'in' the shaft? 'On' is no problem at all, 'in' means pulling the diff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Mitchell gear spiters,

I always question "reliable sources"!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model A rear axle and the Pythagorean theorem

Hey guys, put your brain in gear! The torque tube locates the rear end. The ball at the front of the tube allows for movement and the U-joint is directly centered in the ball. The rear hardly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: removing F-1 streering box

F1 and others are better unless you are going for blue-ribbon judging.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Flywheel housing question.

Passenger and AA are the same. As Bob C mentioned, late '31 housings were re-enforced and tended to not crack as the earlier ones do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 29' motor knock when under a load, ideas?

Any loose main bearing will do that, center is most likely, as Geo. Miller says. Is it noisy on start-up after sitting for several days? That's another indication of loose mains.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine Ticking sound

If the block is worn in the tappet bores, it will tick. The cure? Oversize tappets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Downdraft preference or Opinions?

If using only 1 carb, either one works well. In multiples Strombergs are better because of the power valve. I prefer the Stromberg because the Holley has a diaphragm accelerator pump, etc., and...
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