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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Piston and cylinder clearance / measurement???

Rodrelic,
From the link you provide, I can't find the reference you refer to that states a clearance of.0015" between piston and bore. I speculate these numbers could be for split skirt pistons. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Piston and cylinder clearance / measurement???

Michael,
I rebuild Model A and B engines. For an engine that is built for standard service, I hone the cylinders to provide a minimum of .0035" clearance. If the engine is to be used as a touring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Thermostat update.

DkFordor, ....."minimum waterflow"
For years, I have enlarged the two holes to 3/16" in the thermostat shown in a previous post by Bob Bidonde. I then add two additional 3/16" holes. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Model A rearend conversion

I like that comment...laughed...and agree!
I have often said over 75mph feels like you have air suspension. With the full fenders, you do!
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Running an internally cracked block on a Gordon Smith compressor?

JMO: For the limited amount of time you would use the compressor, I think the block would work for the compressor. If you are doing a rebuild on another block, best use all new components in it. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Fuses

Y-Blockhead,
Nice orderly install. Impressive!
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

Tom,
Have you heard anything regarding better bearings under development or soon to be available?
Thanks

Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,450
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: How Many 2020 Miles Did You Drive

140,000 over the last 25 years but this year with COVID under 250 miles. Least ever since I have owned an A. This year I hope to get back on the road.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Recommendation needed for add on turn signal system

I agree!

6 or 12 volt
Positive or negative ground
Self cancelling
Emergency flashers
Not sensitive to load (works with LED lights)

Great gent/owner of company to work with.
I have two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,993
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Signs, back in the day

Somewhere along Route 66 while driving our '29 Phaeton on a cross country trip:

Cattle Crossing
means go slow
That old bull
is some
Cow's beau
Burma-Shave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,573
Posted By Dave in MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,564
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Dynamic dampening front pulley

Changing the belt: While on a long road trip and about 2,400 miles before I made it home, I started to hear a “chirp” every time the alternator started to charge. The belt had worn narrow and would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Terry Chapman Model A engine rebuilder.

My opinion: $3,000 for an unknown engine is a pretty high risk even if Mr. Chapman was a reputable engine builder. You can have a short-block engine built with virtually everything new in it for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: A New Winter House for My "A"

I am a seasoned (over 45 years) licensed Home Building Contractor operating 30 miles south of the Twin Cites in Minnesota. I maintain the building licenses for our company which means I attend the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: What color to paint repro Winfield 7:1 head?

Red because you almost always get 10 more horsepower if the head is red.

All the engines I have attached to my dyno with red heads have produced at least 10 HP more than a stock engine. A few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 46,317
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Bill,
The engine bearing surfaces including the mains, cam and rods are fed oil from an oil passage located between the tappet bosses and the cylinder walls. The crankshaft is drilled to feed the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,316
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Kwik way lbm

I have a 1.5" bar on my line boring machine. Given its diameter, I use it only for boring blocks for insert bearings. Even with the increased diameter, it will chatter when cutting the thrust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Knock/rattle/tap at freewheel speed

Have you tried to duplicate the sound while in neutral with the tires blocked by slowly raising the rpms? If you have someone in the car slowly raising the rpm until the sound presents itself, with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: 12v amps gauge

To the OP: I agree with Badpuppy's comment, it is possible to use the stock 6 volt ammeter in a 12 volt system by reversing the leads.

This is off topic somewhat: I installed an AC unit in a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,293
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Lightened Flywheel

Brent,
I agree, it added weight and that was key in lowering the range of vibration. The same happend when a flywheel of approximate equal weight, that was solid...no balancer added, was tried.
The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Electronic ignition advise

Same.

98,000 miles on my NU-Rex. 1st module.
32,000 miles on my '31 S/W FSI 1st module.

I've worked on a couple cars with electronic ignition and the problem has always been an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,293
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Lightened Flywheel

Brent,
We may have discussed this before so sorry if it is a repeat. For the rest, it may be of interest.

When using a lightened flywheel, I have had the experience of the "naturally occurring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Nu Rex

I have installed a couple on customer's cars and if set/timed correctly, they work quite well. I have also replaced the main bearings on four engines that either the owner or someone else installed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: engine / trans install question

If you plan to install as one unit, do youself a favor and remove the light bar and front bumper. Put some padding on the bumper bracket ends to protect your shins.
Good luck...be safe.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: 1930 Sport Coupe 11 MPG, backfire when turned off

The "bang" is likely un-burned fuel in the muffler that ignites when oxygen reaches it. You may have a small hole in the muffler or a loose connection at the muffler flange. A rich fuel mixture...
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