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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Russ/40
Re: Spark Control . . . on hills, under load, etc.

I don't know if it's just me, but I've never heard any ping in my A. Seems it wants to run 1/2 way down the quadrant all the time. I'm running a 6:1 head, so it does the hills pretty effortlessly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By Russ/40
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Engine in my 1929 tudor sounds like it knocks

Gee, what do you have in that motor, what Rear gears" 60MPH
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By Russ/40
Re: B model distributor question

I understand fully the concept of early and late ignition. Specifically I was hoping someone would post a photo of the advance hardware below the upper plate. There seems to be little room for much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By Russ/40
Re: B model distributor question

What does the advance mechanism look like?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,568
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Couldn't Resist It

Well, the teardown of the "opportunity" motor is complete. The mains are toast. Barely any oil grooves remaining, and very scored. Rod bearings usable, for a while anyway. looks like I end up with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Cowl lights- AV8 Roadster

Ron, we have read your comments on cars your working on. Please post a photo of the 27T project!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,568
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Couldn't Resist It

I wondered when that question would be asked. I've been charged with being the custodian of a '40 Fordoor for going on 40 years now. A gem of a runner that has rewarded me with many years of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,568
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Couldn't Resist It

All valves are trash, look like the lash was ground with a hand grinder. Half were burnt, all were ground to sharp edges. The cam shows peculiar wear due to the foot of the lifters have a hole in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,568
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Couldn't Resist It

Update of the motor assessment. For those amused by my wrenching. Pulled the valve cover, and found all intake valves to be between .005 and .008. Cylinder 1 exhaust to be .035 plus. #2 exhaust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,568
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Couldn't Resist It

Very easily! Peeking in the plug holes, the valves sit real deep. No adjustable lifters, and lash is all over the place.#1 exhaust must be .050"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,568
Posted By Russ/40
Couldn't Resist It

Opportunity Knocks, and I just had to have another to play with. Hoping to get lucky. Definitely not opened up in a Long time. It came with a transmission, and fully dressed. I'll check a few things...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Russ/40
How to identify a coil rebuilt by Skip

I've got my coils all mixed up to where I don't remember which one it is. How do you identify a Skip rebuild?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Distributor Part Fits

I think my head hurts. I just do the best I can, and don't worry about it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Headbolts

Likely identifies Fords sources.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Flathead Alum Heads-Block Alignment

I guess my sentiment on the corosion of the sleeves comes from my experience taking down engines, and being surprised by the extent of corrosion on studs in engines that have been in service for only...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Evolution of installing cylinder heads

I can give no empirical data to back up my feelings in the matter, but my gut has always told me; if they move, their loose, if they don't, leave them alone.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Flathead Alum Heads-Block Alignment

Gary, I have my doubts as to the longevity of the aluminium sleeves. The wall thickness being very thin, I would think they would degrade through corrosion to the point they would add to future head...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Russ/40
Re: My Broken 41 pickup Pt3: The repair. Or not. VIDEO

Enjoyed working with you Mart. Like having a garage buddy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Russ/40
Return to the Rear Float a Motor Thread

Hello, I have been working on the rear float a motor addition to my 39' transmission in my RPU. I have decided to stop for some advice. I was able to adapt the FAM rear cushion casting to the V8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Pickup bed rivets...

Pluck, when restoring my truck I also found some of the needed rivets were either hard to locate or were non-obtanium. I made my own when necessary.

Example in point: you can take a common round...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Flathead 1951 V-8 Rotatable valves

How many do you need?

I call that the washer, and the center sleeve is the cone. Inside the cone is the keepers.

PM me with what you need.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Mart's 41 pickup: Broken axle investigation. VIDEO

How long were you driving your truck with that repaired axle?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Russ/40
Steering Wheel Finishing

I have a repo 28/29 steering wheel on my truck. Will it deteriorate from ozone, like some other polymers? Im speaking of how some plastics and rubbers get real sticky from hand grease or ozone. Will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Hi compression head and stock ignition

I'm running an "A" distributor with the "B" point cam now with my new 6.1 compression head. It runs so nice, I for the first time since finishing the truck, really feel like I can take it anywhere.
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