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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

Check for vacuum leak at intake manifold where bolted to the engine block; simple and cost free, often the culprit for poor running. Squirt oil on the joint and see if it is pulled into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Gap at wishbone to bell housing

The sleeves are supposed to hold the upper cap firmly against the bottom of the bell housing. I would look for some interference between the upper cap and bellhousing that is preventing the cap from...
Forum: Late V8 05-14-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Free 1953-54 Pickup 3spd Mainshaft

Back up - come on pickup owners!
Forum: Late V8 05-14-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Miles in MN
Forum: Late V8 04-27-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
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Forum: Late V8 04-27-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
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Forum: Late V8 04-12-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
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Forum: Late V8 04-12-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Miles in MN
Forum: Late V8 04-05-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Miles in MN
49-53 Car and 51-54 Pickup Low-Reverse Sliding Gear

Very nice low-reverse slider for the early '50's three-speed side load transmissions. Has 16 helical splines internally and 28 teeth. Looks like the early V8 sliders but the spline is flatter and...
Forum: Late V8 04-05-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Miles in MN
Free 1953-54 Pickup 3spd Mainshaft

I have a nice three-speed side load open drive mainshaft available. I got it with a lot of early V8 transmission parts and have no use for it, but it's way to nice to throw away. Part number is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,627
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: ford B engine

Keep in mind that the hole behind the timing gear is there to keep the dipper tray full, not to oil the timing gear. If you want increased oil pressure to the mains but don't drill the crank for...
Forum: Early V8 11-08-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By Miles in MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Converting MD Clutch to a SD Clutch system...

A gentleman in California with a fine-point blue 1928 pickup truck used the early bellhousing, release shaft, and pedals together with a single disk flywheel that he modified for a nine-inch V8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Transmission rear main bearing

Sorry for the misleading info; I've been working on V8 transmissions lately and assumed the A cases were the same design.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Transmission rear main bearing

The question regarding the bearing moving 1/4 inch with the bearing retainer in place does not appear to have been answered. The only way I can imagine the bearing moving that far is if it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,160
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Valve spring pressure and a Stipe cam

The spacers that Charlie Yapp sells (Scalded Dog Speed Parts) are 3/16 inch thick machined rings that have an ID that matches the OD of the standard two-piece Model A valve guides. I did not achieve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,363
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: To Axle Shim or not to Axle Shim-That is the Question

I have a roadster pickup with hydraulic brakes that I installed. I took 1/8 off the backing plate lip and 1/8 off the back of the drum and still had light contact if the end play on the axle shafts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: 1928 Ford Frame with solid front crossmember

Like everything else, a lot of these decisions are based on personal preference. I have a 1928 Fordor that retains the solid front mount and I think it is fine. It smooths out at the sweet RPM spot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,561
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Trans Rebuild

The first step is to remove the shaft for the cluster gear to allow it to drop down into the bottom of the gearbox. With the cluster gear out of the way the main drive can be removed from the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Painting a carburetor with DP90

I have used white glue applied with a toothpick to mask the brass plugs. Doesn't travel like grease and pops right off after the paint dries. Also the asphalt in the original carb finish makes it...
Forum: Early V8 03-14-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,304
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Rebuilt Toploader Transmission For Sale

Sold 3/14; thanks Fordbarn!
Forum: Early V8 03-13-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,304
Posted By Miles in MN
Rebuilt Toploader Transmission For Sale

Completely rebuilt 1939 style toploader transmission for sale. This transmission includes a 1936 gearbox combined with excellent used 1946 gears and synchros with new bearings, shafts, thrust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,391
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: What do I have here

They connected to the throwout hub with a flexible line.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,561
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Hill Climb, Nov. 6th

Check out the web page for Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. They are planning the 2017 Speedster trials and reunion for June 21-24, 2017.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2016, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Head pics for Steve Hackel.

Tod:

Looks like 18mm threads in the Winfield head; will they be available with 14mm threads? Sorry if I missed this in your earlier discussions of your new products, thanks, Miles.
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