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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 2 degree advance crank gear for model A

M2M, depends on a lot of things, as Patrick L says, it will change the torque curve up or down the RPM range depending if it is advanced or retarded. 2* will be hardly noticeable no matter what you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Adjustable Tappets

"nipped up" is Kiwi for a lot of things that go wrong. I'm not sure what happened to Derek's engine but it affected 1 cylinder, so he ran it on 3 cylinders.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Are the supplier's "v8 STYLE pressure plates" really for tractors?

Hardtimes, mine is a #07017D bought from Clutch Masters in Rialto, CA. They machined my flywheel too, I furnished one already cut for a V8 clutch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Procedure for check bearing clearance

I use plasti-gauge as it is by far the quickest and easiest, gives you the exact clearance on the first try. I put a drop of oil on the crank below the p-g, to hold it in place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,104
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Which Model A for a coast to coast trip?

My choice would be a tudor, for the reasons Bob/AZ states. A trunk on it would be handy but not critical.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 726
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: EOG's 1928 Model A Pickup

Your front motor mount is a '34, much wider than '32 and a little wider than '33. The B does bolt in, with some modifications at the rear. e-mail me at jimb4e4@gmail and I'll send you the chapter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 1928 Canadian Tudor

Cars built in Canada, for Canada, were left-hand drive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 2 degree advance crank gear for model A

I doubt if 2* would make enough difference on a stock or mild engine. Stock Model T's have their cams quite retarded compared to A's and all other more modern engines. This was more common in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: DIY Ignition cable

I drove my '29 tudor home using regular 12 gauge wire to the spark plugs, worked just fine even if it did look a little strange.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Are the supplier's "v8 STYLE pressure plates" really for tractors?

The tractor clutches don't have the weights on the fingers that V8 clutches have. They increase the clamping force at higher RPM's. I recommend diaphragm clutches, they are much smoother, clamp...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: One inch wide insert bearings

I chose Volvo because they are thinner than most bearings so less material was removed from the B rods. They have held up well, 167 mph on the salt, bearings still look good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Tight Valve Guides

Modern, straight guides are always a tight fit, they need to be. I installed a set for a friend a few years ago, one guide was not as tight as I liked it to be, I used Loktite to be sure. Fast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: One inch wide insert bearings

Yep, commonly done. The bearings could be Volvo?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Cracked head- pic

Yours is probably OK to use as-is. This is a common place for them to crack, it is not in a area where high pressure is found.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 619
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Finding TDC for leak-down test

You will find that when the pistons are at TDC and BDC, the crank will turn back and forth a bit easily, not so when not on TDC
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Adding castor to the axle

Years ago some company made a 'shim', about 1/2" thick, to add caster. 4 or 5 degrees should be enough. The shim I speak of was placed over the ball on the wishbone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: A/B engine build info./technuque Q

Nothing wrong with babbitt, the last engine I built for my Riley was done with all babbitt. It even has some advantages over inserts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dohc miller/schofield/cragar head info

There was a lot of interchange of ideas and even patterns back in the day, so some heads are almost identical, with minor changes in cam towers, etc. Have fun!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Hello! Mart here dropping in from the V8 side.

Nicely done Matt! I started doing that on my performance engines, now do it on all of my street engines too, makes it easy to use a timing light. What is that tag riveted onto the front of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model A project question

Hydraulic brakes are the way to go, for safety. If you use silicone fluid, DOT 5, they will not absorb moisture, so never cause a problem. They are easier to adjust, have more contact area, were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Serpentine belts

Thanks Dennis!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Serpentine belts

I don't put my diff out in the cold in this kind of weather!!! The idea was to show the total power used with the belt on. Don't over-think the situation! -:) If the total used is only 3 HP, it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Is My Cam Going Flat?

I use the rule of 9's. You could also set the valves while idling the engine. It is not uncommon for the base circle to not be totally concentric on performance grind.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By Jim Brierley
MAFCA National convention

Reported in the Flying Quail, a monthly update for MAFCA members, the MAFCA National convention scheduled for June 21-26 2020 has been canceled. The Alamo A's will host it in 2022.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Serpentine belts

I'm not sure of exactly what Snyder's sells with their serpentine belt, a system? At least part of the HP gain is from the extra flexibility of that belt, more flexible = easier to turn the gen &...
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