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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
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) Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
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: 512
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: 23
Views: 756
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: 588
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: 19
Views: 647
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: 464
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: 1,188
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: 381
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: 307
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: 1,059
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Serpentine belts

Thanks Dennis!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
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: 1,113
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: 416
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: 1,059
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 &...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dohc miller/schofield/cragar head info

F.A.S.T. did an article earlier just on Cragar. They also did a yearly index on their magazine. Contact them and see if they can't find that article/articles?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 12 volt conversion question

With a 1-wire, all that is needed is the alternator, a 12v battery and bulb changes, they are internally regulated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Parts from suppliers

I've been getting my parts from Arizona Model A, very good service!
480-782-0266
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Wonder how hot the exhaust to muffler gets

Max temps on turbo diesels is recommended to not exceed 1200 degrees F. At light throttle your engine is probably no more than 500*.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 31 Model A rear end seals

Sounds like you need to replace the larger seal that are in the hubs of the drums. Face the lip towards the bearing, the little ones you have face outward to keep the grease from entering the diff,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 15 X 7" wire wheels

15x7's would be fine if you were running large size tires. Maybe big and little's on the rear but not so good on fronts. Be aware of the mounting face, A brake drums are stepped, not flat. As Duke...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dohc miller/schofield/cragar head info

Looking GOOD! Ron keeps saying he is working on engine removal, he works as slow as I do!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Gasket for B block with Thomas Head

Pete, Charlie's chamber looks more like the original than yours, which looks to me like maybe a Dan Price revision, and is a better design.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Uni-steer decision

Shortening the pitman arm might reduce the drag link angle, and help a little. It will also make steering effort easier. I shortened the arm on my '31 years ago, and find the small reduction in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dohc miller/schofield/cragar head info

johnnielson, what do you mean "life-long", I have only been playing with bangers for about 64 years.
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