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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

I prefer "stitching" the block rather than welding, and maybe it can be done without removing the engine if the crack is reachable. I just lube the throwout bearing, using a wheel bearing packer to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,126
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 4-banger book

Y-block, I don't keep a list but will post here when I have more on hand, probably near the end of the year? Cost has gone to $34 mailed here in the States, first class mail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 32 B4 rear seal missing

Dan McEarchern, dmcgears@yahoo.com or phone #510-532-8228
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,126
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 4-banger book

I've had several wives buy it for their husbands, for Christmas.

Thanks to all !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

I welded mine in 1959, still doing well. Bevel the joint deeply, weld, peen, weld, etc. Peening is important as it relieves stress.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Water Glass

Yes but a stitch repair is better, depending on where the crack is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 1930 Model A Tudor Value?

Just for comparison, I recently sold my early '30 tudor to a friend. The paint was OK but not as nice as yours, same with interior. It had a fresh touring engine, Ryan overdrive, hydraulic brakes,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,126
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 4-banger book

Today's date is 11-12-19, the post is much older but the index posted from fordcragar is current, I had added a chapter on carbs & distributors. I currently have one (1) book in stock but will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Gear ratio

3.54:1 will help, 3.27:1 may be too much for a stock engine?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

Nice looking rig, had hoped to see it in Lincoln last May.

With new king pins and bushings installed and everything lubed, and it still turns hard, shorten the pitman arm. This will give you more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Camshaft rear bearing oil hole

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Low compression

A compression test will probably show where the problem is, leak-down is even better. A squirt of oil in the cylinders will show if it is rings or valves, I'm thinking valves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Old problem but new twist? Coolant loss

That's too much water loss to be caused by loose head bolts or bad gasket. I had that problem when using a new V8 pump, it was pumping too much and forcing some out the overflow. My solution was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Werner - ask away

I served in Nurnberg in '61 & '62, and found the German people to be friendly, polite and willing to talk with me, and my German was somewhere between very bad and terrible. You are as welcome here...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,742
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Veterans Day

Reading all this makes me feel humble and very proud of you all!

I was a draftee, served in Nurnberg, Germany in a 280mm cannon outfit (the "Atomic Cannon"), then 3 months in Benbecula, a very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: model A and B dipper tray

There are differences, but all are interchangeable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Murrieta Hill Climb

History, I didn't take any pics, haven't been able to post any on this forum anyway, and have tried in the past. A few guys were taking pics, if I can get any I will post on Facebook, where it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: DId Model "A"s Come With a Spare Tire?

Don't know about fender guards but fenders are often referred to as 'mud guards'.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Jim Brierley
Murrieta Hill Climb

Yesterday was the F.A.S.T. hill climb in Murrieta, CA. I don't yet have all the numbers, but Art Moore won the SP-2 Class (OHV speedster) and King of the Hill. I won the SP-1 class in my flathead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Which Valve Springs Would You Use?

Don't worry about 80# wearing the seats. I run 100# on my speedster because of the radical cam, and have no problems with wear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Sponsoring a car for local Auto shop class

The Adirondack A's Model A Youth Program in NY has been restoring Model A's for a few years now, and auctioning them off. You might want to contact them too? I have been supporting them by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: DId Model "A"s Come With a Spare Tire?

My dad bought a new '32 Model B std. coupe, it came with a wheel, no tire. If he had bought a tire from the dealer it would have put the cost of the B to over $500, so he bought one from a Firestone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,667
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: What revs at 60MPH

Almost everyone that drives over 45 or 50 has an overdrive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: adjustable lifters

Some guys cut down the lifters, I prefer not to. Do as Bob says, it takes time but is still quicker than pulling the head. On a new engine I adjust them before I install the pistons, making it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Which Valve Springs Would You Use?

Your original springs are still good but I would either shim them to 60 lbs. seated, or use the C.W.Moss springs. If your cam is indeed stock, you won't need any stiffer springs. If it is a...
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