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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 2 Piece Chevy Rear Seal

The crank needs to be enlarged in the seal area, and machined smooth. A new rear aluminum piece needs to be installed in the block and the cap needs some machining. You can also use the 1-piece...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: STP product for transmission?

Use modern oil, no additive!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Head Gaskets....

hardtimes, yes, but I never bothered to soak them, probably not a bad idea tho.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Winfield Valve Cover

I don't believe either Winfield or Riley ever made side covers, all are newer versions by someone else.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Head Gaskets....

I used one of my old, used once before, Victor in November. One nice thing about copper or steel gaskets is they are usually re-usable. I just spray 2 coats of silver paint on them and install...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dual-exhaust header Model A

Cast iron headers are nice but realize they hold heat so make the car hotter inside. Insulation and a muffler shield take care of most of this. Been there and done that in my '30 tudor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dual-exhaust header Model A

Ask for Victor at Red's Headers, he possibly will make you a custom header???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Advice on lightened fly wheel

Lake, In all 4 cyl. engines, all moving parts are balanced separately, crank, rods, pistons and flywheel. 6 cyl. and V8's are balanced as an assembly. You need to buy a copy of my book, 4-bangers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: updraft vs. downdraft carbs

Logan, interesting! Please don't tell updraught that I am a hot-rodder, an old one!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Advice on lightened fly wheel

The flywheel and internal engine parts are bolted together but not dependent on each other for balance or anything except the possibility of a smoother idle, and I doubt you'll notice any difference....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Thomas head marked 8???

Good looking engine, air scoops on backward.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear end question

I give them a squirt of oil as I install them, nothing after until under the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dual-exhaust header Model A

They may look cool but are not the most efficient, 4 into 1 is better and IMO sound better.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: updraft vs. downdraft carbs

I agree with simonpie. The main difference is the most-used downdrafts flow more air. The Model A is a big engine and can use much more than the stock carb.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Exhaust pipe size

Model B is also 1 3/4", just shaped differently.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: "New" engine saga

Your head studs are made by ARP, the best money can buy. I agree no need for quicker advance, more likely a lean mixture. If it indeed has higher compression than stock you will likely need less...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Leaking headgasket

Water-less coolants have an extremely high boiling point and low freezing point, both good characteristics, especially good if using an aluminum head. They also last for years. The only downside is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Electrical mystery

I bought a Cadillac powered '59 Chevy pickup years ago, got it cheap because of starting problems. Someone had even added an external starter button (using 20 ga. wire). All it needed was battery...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear main adjustment

Adding .001 on each side should give you .001" more clearance. If being done with engine in car, put a jack under the crank to take the gravity load.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,709
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: aluminum head

You could use 2 head gaskets to lower the compression, easy and quick to do but I also don't think it will make a difference in oil consumption.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,709
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: aluminum head

It's not high compression that causes babbitt problems, it is detonation. I ran a 7.4:1 Cyclone head for years with no problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Now is the time to interview our parents, friends and relatives!

Good idea Neil! I had not done that formally, but paid enough attention that I have decent knowledge of my folks history and with some research by me and relatives, I wrote what I knew down, and add...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: By by B head

A crack in that area can easily be brazed. Drill a small hole at upper end of crack to prevent crack from enlarging, grind the crack to open it a little and give more area for the brass, not clear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Differential#3

Gasket thickness, side to side, does move the ring gear, as does machining or shimming the bearings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: OHV conversion durability/longevity

Thanks Jim, be sure the pistons don't rise above the deck as my head, like many performance heads, are flat, no relief over the piston.
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