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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Speedometer correction with 16" Ford rims

I have run the 205/70's on stock 4" rims with no problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: emergency radiator repair

I used STP in the leaky shocks in my '54 Olds, sure stiffened the up, and stayed in longer than the "correct" fluid!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle housing question.

The center section is cast, the axle housings are not.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Something drifternt

Yeah, I got my hands REALLY DIRTY a few times while working on them too!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Need help identifying this Ford Hubcap

I run a Y-model dizzy in my Model B powered speedster, works great. The reason I run that is it only has 10* dist advance (20* crank) and that's what I need. Slips right into any A or B head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Pinion assembly installation

Heat the case with a torch, concentrating on the front end. It should take a minimum amount of heat before the bearings will slip in place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Pre Lube Motor

This is a no-pressure system. Removing the dist and pouring a quart down the hole pre-lubes the main bearings, pouring one in the oil-fill tube gives oil to the rods.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Valve clearances for Cragar Head

Clearance is determined by the cam being used. If you think it has a stock cam, set them at .014" intake and .016" exhaust. If the head has it's original rocker arms, they are 1.25:1 ratio, so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model B venturi Question

The largest one!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Babbitt

I have a Model B engine that I run on the Bonneville salt flats. The engine has been run for many years, is still using the babbitt main bearings that were installed in the 1960's. Last run in 2013...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: model B 4" head gasket info needed

At one time 'big bore' and 'big valve' gaskets were available. Contact Egge Machine to see if they still are. Also you might need to plug the 4 small holes in the B block??? Plug flush with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Square tires

If they are nylon cord, they should 'round-out' in a few miles. Otherwise they should be put in the 'round file'!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Forged vs Pressed steel hubs...when...

I'm not sure the hubs were ever pressed steel? the brake drums were pressed steel until late '31.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Where to get the best quality pistons/rings for my A?

I've used a lot of 1954-56 Olds pistons, with great success. Not sure if they are still available?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rebore vs Sleeves

Brent has a good point but I have never seen an A or B block that couldn't be bored to 4" (+.125") Racers used to bore them +.185".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Where to get the best quality pistons/rings for my A?

Ross are the best but not really needed for a stock or touring engine. With stock type pistons, use .0035" clearance or better or they will stick in the cylinders and scuff them badly. Ross may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 29 Model A Project-Speedster?

There is a Speedster Club based in OR, called the Northwest Vintage Speedster Club, web site www.nwvs.org Not sure if they are still active or not? Have fun!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Best head gasket

Racers that I know use the Best graphite gasket and report it is the best. Best also makes a copper gasket under the same number. I prefer copper, they are easier to change if needed. Always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,121
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle shaft nut, how to turn on

I haven't tried that kit from Mac's but it looks like it should work just fine. You should also check the outer end of the axle housings for wear, it is very common.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,121
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle shaft nut, how to turn on

Werner, That bearing, and the hub it rides in, should be replaced if you are going to drive the car any distance. Check the area on the end of the axle housing too. Repair "sleeves" are made for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,121
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle shaft nut, how to turn on

Once the nut is torqued there should be no looseness between the hub and axle. Is it possible the nut gets tight before the hub is all the way onto the axle? Maybe a heavy washer needs to be used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: overdrive

Like Davew, I chose the T-5, five speed. Gear ratios are much better than the F-150.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Vents in Bell Housing

If it lasted for 90 years, they are probably not needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Anyone fit toolboxes to the Pickups?

I just have an old Valvoline wooden case in the bed. I made a lid for it and have felt between the lid and bed to keep it from sliding forward or the lid opening at speed. I have a heavy rubber mat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dropped axel

A reverse-eye spring will lower the car about 1&1/2", so get the axle that will lower it as you want. There may be some alignment issues with the brake mechanism, the axle will be lower than before...
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