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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Banger Engine Build

Bob,
From my experience the cost will be close to $7,000.00.

Be prepared to replace the "B" block if you plan to build the power and speed by upping the engine RPM only. IMO: The weak spot in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Gas tank cleaning

"Then the debris come loose and there is a bare spot that looks just like the shape of a rock or a hex nut where that bare metal began to rust."

Brent, You made me laugh at my own expense.."looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Gas tank cleaning

Good thing you only have the tank in primer. Cleaning and coating system components can be damaging to top coat paint.
There are solutions available to pour in the tank and "slosh" around. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: 5 Bearing cam ?

Stipe Machine: Tony, Bill's son, is operating the business. I believe Bill drops in on the business occasionally...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,526
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Electronic ignition kit for model a

Joe, Tap tap tap from inside the distributor? Could be the rotor hitting the contacts on the distributor body. Best check your bushings to see if the rotating assembly is worn.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Misnomer - Front Engine Support

Bob, Please go back to your original post and insert the final quotation mark at the end of the quote from Dyke's Automotive And Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia. I began reading the quote and could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,287
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Garage Hoist

Two post symetrical 9000lb BendPack. I have a vaulted ceiling in my shop at about 13 ft to the peak. The lift is centered under the peak as well as an 8" steel beam with a rolling trolley for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By Dave in MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,152
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Add on items- increase, decrease, no difference in value?

Pretty much everything has been covered well in the previous posts. The car presents itself very well from the photos you posted. The workmanship of the new looking interior and the body/paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,619
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Insulation material

I used X-mat sourced from Eastwood for sound deadening. Very easty to work with. Then sprayed 3-M High Strength contact adhesive on it and adhered bubble wrap double faced aluminum insulation that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Crankshaft pulley fitment

I have seen this happen four times in the last 15 years of working on engines and installing them in cars. My solution was to remove material from the support yoke at the area of interference. So...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,671
Posted By Dave in MN
Which Model A for a coast to coast trip? Pull a camper!

Greetings all,

Sleeping in a Model A...a bit tight. My plan is to travel cross country in a '31 S/W Town Sedan while pulling a small camper? I started on this "clam shell" camper about three...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Special Corona Projects

How about some photos? I have been thinking of doing the same since I saw one in Florida last year.
Thanks!
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Cylinder #4 Running Hot

Over the years, I have been asked to repair damaged engines that have had inadequate cylinder to piston clearance. I have noticed that the damage is almost always at number 4 or 3 cylinders. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,671
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Which Model A for a coast to coast trip?

My wife and I have traveled many miles cross country with our 29 Phaeton and hope to travel many more in our almost finished, still being tested, 31 S/W Town Sedan.

The best one to take is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Adjustable Tappets

Snyders has them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Dave in MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,861
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Loose Rod

"but, the rods and caps should have been marked."

They are.

Each rod has a unique number within a set of 4. The rod and cap are each stamped with the same number on one side.

Keeping...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By Dave in MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,861
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Loose Rod

Guys: Look at his post above. He states he is using AER (Antique Engine Rebuilding) rods. If these rods and inserts were purchased within the last 8 years, the inserts are not tri-metal. They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,861
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Loose Rod

Wow! What are the odds of getting two inserts out of four in a set that are off tolerence? I can't recall working with any and I have used over 180 sets of four from the same manufacturer.
Seems...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,861
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Loose Rod

I have assembled upwards of 180 engines with inserted rods supplied by Antique Engine Rebuilding (AER) and of those, I have run about 100 of them on an engine dyno to break them in. What I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Stipe shocks...

I have two sets on my cars. One set has about 50k miles and the still work as new. I am well satisfied.
Good Day
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: green engine paint

Tom,
I buy it by the case at Snyder’s for the engines I rebuild. The have a good product.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Bronze Model A Ford Rear Main Thrust Plate & Oil Seal installation

ghalperin,
I have used over 150 of these combination thrust and seal in rebuilding A engines with insert bearings. To avoid a leak, bed the combination thrust and seal with a sealant. Permatex #2...
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