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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: wierd noise in engine

I agree with George. When I bought my speedster it had a very tired engine, leaked oil BADLY, and knocked when first started, until the mains got oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Weep hole Muffler

My uncle had a new '57 Chevy, with dual pipes. He hardly ever drove more than 4 or 5 miles at a time, so the mufflers rotted out quickly. I suggested he put glass-packs on it, long ones to keep it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Weep hole Muffler

It wouldn't hurt to put one in, especially if you often take short trips.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Complexity of working on front spring U-bolts

Yes, the rad must be removed, however there is no need to switch unless you are going to have it judged.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: backfire out of exhaust after warmed up shut down.

The backfire comes from unburned fuel in the exhaust system. Start with a good tune-up. It could be a fouled plug, rich fuel mixture, etc., etc., or even a leak somewhere in the exhaust system.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Too funny

The price is certainly fair, but the shipping???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: model a engine jumps time

I understand having impure thoughts, but it is unsafe to scratch your bum while driving!!! This from the CA DMV booklet. -:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Front hydraulic brake conversion.

Lincoln brakes are the same diameter and shoe width, but being self-energising, they require less foot pressure to operate. IMO, no real advantage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Ford's Different Wheel Sizes

All cars in those years were making the same changes, not just Ford. I think it was driven by tire technology.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,667
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: not your average coupe

Too bad, but thanks for the reports. I understand about those long lines, years ago there was only 1 course, and the line was looooong!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,667
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: not your average coupe

You've got time, pull the head and have a look. Many of us have made repairs much more serious than a valve, and were able to make more runs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

Copper lines: Copper will work harden IF it is allowed to flex or vibrate. In the 50's, etc., most production cars had a small copper line from the engine to the oil pressure gauge, I was a truck...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Front hydraulic brake conversion.

It will be difficult to equalize front and rear as you propose. You could try hydraulics on the rear only if you like, they are much better than mechanicals. If doing them on only 1 axle, use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Correct placement of front and rear grease baffles...

Not sure what you are talking about, a photo would help. Are these the approx 1" wide tin things that are there to keep grease from getting out to the linnings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: valve clearence

Duration also changes slightly, less clearance gives more duration. Too little clearance can cause valves to burn. I recommend .012" on intakes, .014" exhausts on my B and C re-grinds, which were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear Main Oil Leak

I've used the Burtz seal with great success, they are 1-piece, so no leak at the parting line.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,667
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: not your average coupe

Good luck Derek, keep us posted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear Axle Messtoration

Replace the housings! When welded on they distort, putting a strain on axles and wheel bearings. When we weld on race car axle housings, we have to straighten them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear Main Oil Leak

We used to use rope packing as most cars did back in the 50's and 60's. The slinger could be left as-is or machined off. You might do this without disassembling the engine, put the packing in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dry Camshaft Gear

I use a tool similar to JoeK's but made it myself in the 60's, and use an impact wrench on it, with the cam in a vice. You could probably do it in the car using a pair of vice grips on the gear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

If making a new line, use copper tubing. If the flare is not identical, the copper will conform. In your case, I doubt it is to apply more pressure, but to act as a gasket???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Getting my creation to go 1.5 to 3 MPH

That is a cool looking tractor, any photos of it as finished?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dry Camshaft Gear

Years ago I installed a cast aluminum gear that had a casting flaw in the middle of one tooth, I ran that gear for years in my wide-bed, probably 40,000 miles, it never was a problem or noisy. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Information Wanted:

The first number on Winfield heads indicate the original compression ratio but it's a good idea to cc the head to find what it is now. Compression won't hurt the engine, detonation will, so don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dry Camshaft Gear

There is so much oil flying around in there it will amaze you! I would go with your aluminum, I have used them for years and found them quiet.
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