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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Timing puzzle

How much rotational play do you have in the distributor cam when in the motor? Are you running a stock original cam, regrind, or a new cam? The gear on a stock or reground cam all have some wear on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Help rear main leak

Sounds like the builder didn't know how to rebuild the B engine. The pump in an A or B has the capability of as much as 100 PSI but without any restriction in the system, it won't push but about 2/3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Two piece crank shaft pulley

Cast iron pulleys fail from using pry bars to install or remove the engine. I use lots and have several originals that are perfect except for the seal area being worn. I don't see any reason why a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Motor Rebuilding

If you want babbitt bearings, you won't get them at AER.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Mail Truck Engine Noise

I would drop the pan and inspect the bearings and check the clearance. The last 2 engines in my shop had bad bearings and a pronounced knock at higher RPM's. One had a bad rod bearing and showed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Tight Bearings

After adjusting the bearings to the correct clearance, this is often the case. Put it in and run it. After a couple of minutes it will work as before but with better clearances.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,835
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Rear Main Leak Bear with me

You say it is a pressurized oil system, what seal was used in the rear cap and block?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Main bearing bolts

People, these are not high speed, high RPM, high HP engines. Don't overthink it. Fords bolts have worked for 100 years and more. Why change them?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Timing Gear Back Lash

This would only happen with aluminum cam gear. Fiber gears won't be noisy with .060 clearance. I have seen this. You probably need to check the valve adjustment or bearing clearance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Engine Knock Diagnostic Help Needed

Center main or possibly front main. Best to remove the pan and investigate before you damage something.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Fuel pump

I have found that a 12 volt pump from NAPA will produce about 2-3 # pressure when connected to 6 volts. It works fine and won't over pressure the float.
I have done it many times.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,285
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: 823
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: 1,071
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: 1,071
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: 1,071
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: 676
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: 808
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: 586
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: 1,120
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: 865
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: 1,290
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: 2,365
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: 1,104
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: 799
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....
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