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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Mallory Dual Point/Pertronic

I believe they do make a conversion but I would stay with the dual-point, IMO they are more reliable. If your Mallory was made for the A/B engine, the advance curve should be fine. If it is for an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: oil lines

I just use sweat-on copper fittings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 3 or 5 brg camshaft

And vice-versa.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 3 or 5 brg camshaft

If your block was made for the 5 bearing cam, it would have obvious 5 bearing webs. If for the 3 bearing it would just have the same 3 as the crank has. There were three different 5 bearing cams. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Do you polish your balls?

The shorter arm will help a lot. BTW, it's none of your !@#$%^ business what I do with my balls! -:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Best fuel and exhaust system for power

Y-block, The best source for my book is through me at my e-mail address posted above. It is called 4-bangers and me. Unfortunately Paul bought one from Autobooks, at a higher price.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Modern Starter Design vs stock

There are already "modern" starters available that fit directly on the Model A. I don't know if they have all the features that you talk about but they seem to have a good reputation. Having the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Best fuel and exhaust system for power

e-mail me at jimb4e4@gmail.com and I'll send you the chapter of my book on building a mild performance engine, it may help you decide?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: pitted transmission gear teeth with

Can you post a photo? It depends on how badly they are pitted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Modify 1930 tudor sedan

If you are not going to show the car, fiberglass the inside of the well and re-finish the outer area. One spare is enough but that is up to you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Transmission oil,I searched

I recommend modern oils in everything, why would anyone not take advantage of the latest technology? I use 90 wt. from NAPA.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Kong Head for Model A/B engine

That's an A or B bolt pattern.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By Jim Brierley
Hill Climb

F.A.S.T. hill climb, Murrieta, CA this Sunday. 1/10th of a mile, classes for all pre-1935 4 cylinder cars. Start time 0800. $30 for FAST members, $35 for non-members, $2 donation for spectators. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Water Inlet Color

Castings are green, any sheet metal is black.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Oil pump shield modification questions

Also more apt to 'aerate'. The shield is designed to force the pump to pick up oil from very low in the pan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Kong Head for Model A/B engine

I knew Kong, but never saw or heard of a Model A head by him. He was most noted for his V8 ignitions but did make V8 heads in the 80's. They had the fins going 'the wrong way', vertically. Kong...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Waterpump lube?

Good question! I have no idea.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Copper head gasket or best Kevlar?

I prefer copper as they are easier to remove and can often be re-used. I've never had a problem with them sealing. Best makes their #509 in copper or some kind of material that works well but is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Water pump to buy?

I think he will sell directly??? daveumc29, I drove my tudor over 150 miles years ago with a very leaky pump. I removed the belt and used it to tie the pump in a position where it leaked the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: What do I have here?

I'm not sure of the years, but some of the earlier V8 shocks will bolt right on to the A frame, maybe only 32-24? They are bigger (thicker) than A shocks, with more damping power. Later ones have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model A Oil Pan Installation Questions

With cork, no sealer except a dab of silicone at the rear corner, I like the black stuff. I also prefer the stock 'dog turd' at the front, I have a few soaking in oil at all times. You will likely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Water pump to buy?

There's a guy in Kansas about to go into production with a new pump and ceramic seal. I'll let you know when they are ready.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,461
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model A flywheeel lightened

If using the A bell housing and trans, nothing needs to be trimmed. If using the B bell housing and trans, just a little off the outer, rear edge. B Bell housings must be used with the B trans and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Drive across USA

You might try advertising in The Restorer (MAFCA) or the MARC magazines. Good luck!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,036
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: model B motor in model A chassis

gmdy, I still have my Cook, last ran on the salt @ 167 MPH, on alky, with a turbo. Steve Serr of Miller hi-speed is in the process of producing a repro, improved Cook.
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