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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,378
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

Hey woofa, not all of us racers lie, I sometimes admit that the only way to win is to cheat!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

Camshaft choice I have a story to tell about that. Many years ago I got a phone call from a guy wanting to buy one of my cams. He had a (heavy) fordor, all stock but wanted more power. We talked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Volumetric Efficiency

Most of us aren't that technical!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

I agree with Brent, plus gas mileage goes up with higher compression. Compression and a bigger carb are the two quickest and easiest ways to more power, cam is next but not near as effective per...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

There are some very good answers above! I ran a 7.5:1 Cyclone flathead for years with no problems. Included were several trips from SoCal to Las Vegas to visit Ed Winfield. The engine was a B/C,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: flywheel info

Mine are all in the 30-35 lb. range. The last two I did, I had them drilled for a diaphragm clutch, very smooth!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Will this work

Looks great, but I prefer an in-line circuit breaker. If a fuse is blown, the system is down until it is replaced. A circuit breaker re-sets itself in a few seconds, and may let your lights and/or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Removing a Model B engine with a Miller Head from a 30 Coupe

I use a 1/2" nylon (?) rope strung under the water inlet on the left side of the block, over the hoist hook and under 2 of the manifold studs on the right. The manifolds must be removed first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 138,213
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

We have a lot of American Indian-named towns here in SoCal, they are sometimes weird but not like those mentioned above! from Jim B in Temecula, CA.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Timing Pin Dimple is not TDC?

With the pin in, and a Model A cover, #1 piston is at TDC, and quite accurately. When the 2 dots on the gears are lined up, it is nowhere near TDC, this may be where the confusion lies??? A model B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model A or B block relieved like V8

What jetmek says is true. I have rounded the edge a little before but can't say it helped, and you can't go very deep or you will run into the rings area.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,568
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

Chuck, I doubt if the Burtz crank produces more torque, they are the same stroke. The port design may help, and some engines just run better for no apparent reason. The 5 mains will stabilize the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine knock at cruising speed?

Sounds to me like rods or wrist pins are on the loose side. Any other noises are not usually at the no-load position. 26* with a stock head is well within limits.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: upgrade to 1932 brakes?

'32 brakes are 12" as stated above, this gives more surface area. They also have cast iron drums, now a good up-date for A brakes. Better yet are the '35 brakes, they have all the advantages of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,568
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

GeneBob, Stipe does nice work. I'll probably run a modified '49-'53 V8 pump, using an adapter built by John Nielson, a sometime contributor on this forum. Terry says the A pump will do the job, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,113
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Is this normal wear? Aluminum cam gear

There is so much oil flying around in a running Model A engine, stock or pressurized, that I find it hard to believe it's an oiling problem. Don't believe me? Try removing any front cover bolt, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model A Auto Transmission

Art Moore is a paraplegic and has installed a Chrysler 904 in 2 of his A's. The conversion has to be done correctly, but is a very worthwhile project for any handicapped or older person. Art races...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,568
Posted By Jim Brierley
The new Burtz Mosel A engine

Yesterday I was pleased to be invited to a seminar on Terry's new engine. I didn't take a head count but there must have been about 25-30 guys there. It was hosted by Richard Parrish in Anaheim, CA....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,158
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Fraud

It is unfortunate that there are such rotten people on this earth. As BAL1962 says, there are still a lot of good people here too. I've been in the cam business since the mid 1970's, and ship them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine runs smoother with open vacuum line.

It is common for all engines to do that. For one thing, the idle speed goes up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Need Help Identifying This Carburetor

Simple answer, it's an old, dirty carb!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model b waterpump

John, I can be bargained with!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Jim Brierley
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Am I allowed to win?

In the last few years I've had the needle and seat stick closed after sitting for several months, same on my Weber side-draft. All that was needed was to tickle the needle, and gas started to flow,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model b waterpump

I have a good '32 B core I'll sell you for $40, +shipping. Using the A head would work just fine if you use the A gasket. If those small holes are not causing any problems now, they won't with the...
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