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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Final Issue of FAST Magazine?

The latest and probably the last issue is in the mail. Some have received it, not me but I have spies! The Club has run out of money, dues were not updated over time like they should have been. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Cleaning a block

I do the water jackets as Ray does. Turn the block down-side up on your engine stand and the rust will fall out as you roto-rooter the block. Use eye protection!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Head gasket

I've used 2 gaskets with no problems, this on a Cyclone head. It resulted in 7.4:1 compression and cleared the pistons, which is why I did that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Head gasket

To prevent weeping, seal the gasket around the inner side of the water passages with silicone or some such thing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

The diamond is a foundry mark, most, if not all were made after regular production, up to the war years. All were not the same, I have one diamond B block that was extremely thin in #3 exhaust port,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Motor with no serial number

Bob, If yours are diamond blocks, there is a date-code in front of and above the fuel pump boss, sometimes hard to decipher.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Which SCAT crank?

Either the Burtz or Chevy seals require the slinger to be removed, so the answer to your last question is no. In the old days we used a rope seal, squeezed into the stock cap and crank. This worked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: High carbon on valves

Like George says. It is a common and normal condition, exaggerated by running too cool.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Head gasket

I like the Best[U] copper too. [U]Best gaskets are thinner than some, but that is a good thing. Best makes a composition gasket that is the same number, so request the copper as it is easier to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Motor with no serial number

I thought possibly a diamond B but that is the worst looking diamond I have ever seen and see no date cast near the fuel pump boss, so not a diamond block. Your pan is also a B, with the rear part...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

Back in the 50's I was a mechanic at a GMC dealership. Another mechanic had rebuilt a 503 engine. A few weeks later the owner brought it back to the shop because he had drained the oil and got a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

Cotter pins really don't hold the nuts in place, so are not needed. I never use castellated nuts, just plain, good quality nuts, no pins or loctite.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Babbitt Work needed in IL. Anyone!?!

I recommend Schwalm's, they do great work. I also agree with Brent as to longevity.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Which SCAT crank?

I like the Burtz seal, I think Snyders or Brattons have them?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: timeing gears

Beater, that's an original type of gear, steel, not cast iron, that's a good thing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Which SCAT crank?

I would go for the for a modern rear seal, to eliminate leaks. You may need an adapter of some kind to hold the new seal, ask SCAT. By holes, I assume that is to pressure oil the rods, not needed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 28/29 82A & 30/31 82B Closed Cab Pick Up

The 28-29 trucks had a square cab, 30-31 trucks had a rounded cab. and bigger rear window. Late '31 trucks had a wider, longer bed, fuel shut-off on the front side of the firewall and other minor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: High compression engine life.

What Phil Brown says is right on! I run B blocks with C cranks, and have 2 that are all babbitt and stock oiling, both have been run in my speedster. One was first run in my wide-bed for many years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: timeing gears

As Patrick says. I have drilled and tapped that gear on my race engine, just in case.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Hub seal orientation

stengel, correct, the seals are to keep the grease in the wheel bearing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Undocumented Victoria Owners

I have an early 1930 Vicky but I'm guessing you don't want me in the club? It has a Rutherford OHV conversion on a diamond B block, T-5 trans, 8" Ford rear end with disc brakes and early V8 brakes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Bearing fit ... engine oil gravity feed

In So-Cal I run 20-50 all year, my cars are garaged, so are rarely below 60* at start-up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Bearing fit ... engine oil gravity feed

I should be more clear on the subject. I personally run .002" clearance for street use, and .0035 piston clearance. .0025" and .008" on my race engine. 20-50 oil but synthetic racing for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Bearing fit ... engine oil gravity feed

I agree, but like more clearance, .0015 minimum.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: rear axle housing

Don't know!
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