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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Diamond block

Diamond blocks are merely blocks made after normal production ceased. they are a bit newer, had hard seats in the exhaust but not much, if anything, else. Value? Maybe a bit more than a production...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: A head on a B block

The problem is that after 90 years the area around those 4 small holes in B blocks can be enlarged from corrosion, so need plugging. Plugs must be flush with the block to support the gasket, not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,425
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Decided against turn signals.....what about this idea?

I have turn signals only in my taillights, and the switch is just a small toggle switch that I have mounted in plain sight but could easily be mounted under the dash rail, out of sight. I bought the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 176,797
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

re: Post script to 1156. Your mad dog FUGS can't be too stupid, he has free room and board, and meals every day. Wish I could say that!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: CA YOM License Plate Program Question

ThosD and Tom Endy are right. If you are a member of AAA, take the plates to them and ask. They can also do the transfer in most cases. They told me about handicap plates on commercial vehicles. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Demise of the Ford Tri-Motor

In 1928 my Dad worked for Bach Aircraft in Santa Monica, CA. Bach made a tri-motor that Dad claimed was far superior to the Ford. It had more power for one thing. Bach came to an end when a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: V-8 being swallowed from a tree

The doctor told that tree that it needed more iron in its system. Must have been good advice as the tree has grown up to be big and strong!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Re : Clings

Dennis called me on his cell phone. He talked about still having castings made for his trans adapter but the new owner will machine and sell them. I don't know about his line of brake parts. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Re : Clings

I talked with Dennis yesterday, he is doing fine but is selling at least part of his business.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,493
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Pricing for a rebuilt engine - been sitting for a time

Ask the builder what he used to prevent rusting or pre-lube everything, if any doubt, I would pull the pan, "just in case". Just before starting the engine, remove the dist, pour 1 quart of oil down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,394
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear main oil seal Model B engine

slozano, It does come with instructions. All other questions are answered above.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: lifter / lifter boss question

A lot of people do as mentioned above, I do not like to do it because it leaves less support for the lifter, side support. when building an engine, I install the crank, then the lifters and cam,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Late 31 hard top pickup

'31 pickups were like all Fords in that they evolved, Henry used up all the parts on hand before switching to the new stuff. I have a '31 with all the late parts except it still has the fabric top. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: how to eliminate free play of the rear axle

I had that problem in my speedster. I solved it by machining the inside of the carrier flat and putting a brass washer between the axle and the carrier. I used a washer out of an old hydromantic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Antique Nationas yesterday

A couple of videos for your enjoyment. https://youtu.be/8MGKfcODB-0 and https://youtu.be/y9hDVwDC-Gc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: model a ground cable routing

Now might be the time to install a battery cut-off switch. In the cable between the battery and the ground is the best place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: lowering question

Keep the top leaves in place, they are shaped to fit the crossmembers. On my '31 pickup I use a T spring on the rear and a dropped front axle. It sits quite a bit lower than stock. On my tudor I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model A speedometer to 40 torque tube

I run such a combo but only had to connect my A's speedo cable to the stock '46 torque tube. There were two different cables for the A, different on the torque tube end. The gear in the turtle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Antique Nationas yesterday

I'm not a computer guy but I went on U-tube and then to "events", but I thing the video was from a previous Nationals??? I'll try and find some current pics to post.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By Jim Brierley
Antique Nationas yesterday

The Nats went very well yesterday, good weather and turnout. The 50th will be next May at the AAA raceway in Fontana, CA.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By Jim Brierley
SFV swap meet

San Fernando swap meet coming Nov. 7th, see flyer below.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Best choke for downdraft carb?

Ruth, All Fords that originally had 97's used a solid rod directly thru the firewall. I run a speedster with 3 Stromberg's but only choke the center carb. I took an original rod, cut off near the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By Jim Brierley
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Piston question

John, I think most, if not all, new replacement pistons are solid skirt. In general these require more piston-to-wall clearance than those with the full length split. Original Ford specs say "no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 176,797
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

woofa, thanks for posting the picture. I've always wondered why they did their cams like that, just another mystery of life I guess. I wasn't correcting you, just adding info.

BTW, the proper...
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