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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Adjustable Tappets

On an engine I used to have, the steering control rod to distributor was bent and it would occassionally rub on the spark plug, causing it to short out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Comments on these leak-down test results

Definetely time for new pistons and rings, if not more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: EOG's 1928 Model A Pickup

Looks great!

B blocks are an advantage, but the problem is that many of them were and are cracked. But if yours runs fine, do not worry about it. But keep it in the back of your head.

Engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Timken front wheel bearings good source

And NOS Timken wheel bearings are very plentiful, so those are an option as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Adjustable Tappets

Pots are pistons?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: 1928 Canadian Tudor

I think it was restamped at one point. Factory stamps produced a nice straight number -all numbers were pretty much straight across. Yours is kind of up and down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,446
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Loose Rod

Scars on the wallet stay forever!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Adjustable Tappets

The ones I am playing with right now are Colony brand - I do believe AER uses them in their engines. They do have a smaller nut that sounds like yours almost. I suppose it is better than the non...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,446
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Loose Rod

Same here! Honest mistakes are OKAY as long as you recognize them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Tight Valve Guides

Just don't be lazy in the shop!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Tight Valve Guides

I will try to cool them and install them again. How far do they need to go down? I believe it is in my book, but I am too lazy to get it right now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Tight Valve Guides

I am doing this with my son to help him learn and to save a little money. So it is worth it.

I am using the straight one piece modern guides with the stainless modern valves.
Following...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Tight Valve Guides

So are the guides fine or should they be cut slightly on a lathe (if t hgv at is possible). I can mic them tomorrow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Tight Valve Guides

I should have explained it a little better: the valve guides are too big to even put in the hole. They would fit only by hitting them hard with a hammer which is way too tight. As I read, they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By chrs1961815
Tight Valve Guides

Many of you probably followed my previous thread with my rod issues. But they are now all fixed with pistons installed. I moved onto the valve train, but now I have another problem. The new valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 937
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Cracked head- pic

You might as well go for the 6:1, more bang for your buck. Not a lot of people buy the 5:5 anymore.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,446
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Loose Rod

Problem solved. It was human error on my part: I accidentally switched the rod caps between the two. Now they fit perfectly. Mistakes happen.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Valve lash/lifter question

I found that the Cadillac V 16 engine (Model 452) first offered in 1930 was the first to have hydraulic lifters.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,446
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Loose Rod

It is not the crankshaft as those two rods are stilll tight on every part of the crankshaft. They might just give me different inserts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,446
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Loose Rod

The loose rod problem was fixed by switching the rods to different journals. The other two fit too tight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,446
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Loose Rod

I talked to the shop after I determined that it was the inserts and not the crank journals. Ever ugh once in a while, an insert or two might be off a bit so it happens. He will probably hone a few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,446
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Loose Rod

It sounds like I should polish the crank and maybe make a phone call.

Should have thought twice about the shims. I just want to figure it out and get it done.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,446
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Loose Rod

I bought laminated shims from Brattons.
https://www.brattons.com/brass-connecting-rod-shims.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,446
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Loose Rod

I do need to bring out the micrometers and do some measuring. Discovered the bearings are .030, and this is on new AER rods.

I have not talked to the shop yet. I want to try and solve this on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,446
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Loose Rod

Yes they had all of the parts. They are a pretty reputable shop around here, they know Model A's. Which is why it is odd to me. So my inserts for the rods might be too large?
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