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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model B crank in Model A

A counterweighted crank will probably not feel any smoother, but the main brgs will likely last longer. I did that in my last engine, runs great, but the 4-port Riley on top helps a little too. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Early V8 axle under Model A front end

Randy and Walls could be right, I don't think so but could be wrong. Best to measure before taking things apart, to be sure. '32 axles came in 2 styles, heavy duty and standard. Not sure but think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear Main Seal

There is no actual rear main seal, just a "slinger". You may want to check the main bearing clearances and remove shims if necessary. Too much clearance or bad babbitt are often the cause of leaks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Any AA trucks running 55mph?

That bus has a Steve Serr overhead valve engine conversion, I believe a late model rear end, good brakes, etc. I visited him when the bus was a nearly wasted stocker. He has many other interesting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,194
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

Headlights are aftermarket, makes no difference to me, I wouldn't drive that piece of crap anywhere!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Early V8 axle under Model A front end

So why are you asking the same question today that you asked yesterday, and got several good answers???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Early V8 axle under Model A front end

The '35 axle is wider at the spring-perch holes than Model A thru '34, so the spring-perch would be closer to the brake backing plates and the mechanism too long. A '32-'34 axle would lower the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Early V8 axle under Model A front end

Model A through '34 had the same center-to-center spring-perch distance, 1935 - '48 that distance was wider, so the spring perch on your '35 would be closer to the brake backing plate. You would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Really old gasoline question

I've run gas like that mixed about 50/50 in my 601 Ford tractor, no problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,809
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Bob, I do, that's the only ratio mine are. e-mail me at jimb4e4@gmail.com and I'll send you details.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: V8 water pump adapter?

They have a carbon-seal, like modern pumps. Many were used on modified Model A's. Downside is no fan bolts, so an electric fan must be installed, or no fan. I ran my widebed for years with no fan,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,809
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Brent, Some of the OHV's had very high compression, most did not. The last of the aluminum Riley 4-ports were 10:1, Cooks and other racing OHV's were only 6.5 or 7:1 high for the day but considered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

My doctor took me off the water pill yesterday, he thinks it might help me on this subject.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,601
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

I use NAPA 20/50 in my street engines, synthetic racing oil in my Bonneville engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,809
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Good answers by Railcar, Pete and PC/SR! My new head is 7:1 but has a raised area between the intake valve and the cylinder, to make higher ratios more viable. I ran a 7.5:1 Cyclone on the street...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: I Drive A PicUp

Jeff, a new GT would be nice, I could get in it, and drive it, but probably can't get out of it without help!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

You guys must be really old! I am 82, but with very high mileage! :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Tail light / Switch Issues

If everything was normal before you replaced the wiring, that is where your problem is. Resistors in the headlights??? Why???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: I Drive A PicUp

All A's get moved around in the wind, sedans are worse than coupes or PU's because more area is exposed to the wind. Years ago 5 of us travelled from L.A. to Bakersfield in a VW bug on a very windy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Gear Tooth Pitting

That kind of pitting is caused by wear, the teeth have gone thru the hardening. I doubt that it will fail, but will likely be noisy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,601
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

I know very little about air cleaners, I don't run them on my A's, or Bonneville engines. I do know they can be restrictive, and really complicate things when using Strombergs because the bowl vent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Reliability

I agree with all the above. For more driving pleasure, I would add a little power and an overdrive. A 6:1 compression head and downdraft carb will give a surprising increase, and not hurt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear main cap question

As Purdy and Kohnke say! I use a figure 8 pattern to insure flatness. I use a liquid sealer VERY SPARINGLY where the cap mates with the block, and a SMALL bead of silicone around the outside edge...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Miller Overhead

Your 1/8" is probably to decrease compression, but could have been also used as a gasket? Copper gaskets used for racing are not that thick. Many of those heads have been milled to increase...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Oversize and Undersize Aluminum Cam Gears

I needed a .005" undersize gear a long time ago, Dan made one for me and it worked fine.
I run his gears in my race engine, never a problem, and I have 140 lbs. spring pressure and turn the engine...
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