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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Hoof head

I have one exactly like that. Nice head with a high compression but is extremely heavy. Probably a third heavier than a stock head. Until now, mine is the only one I have ever seen.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By James Rogers
Re: wierd noise in engine

Could also be wrist pin rattle. I vote for the center main.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,200
Posted By James Rogers
Re: just aquired 1931 Model A, help diagnosing oil leak

Look for the timing pin under the pulley. If the PO forgot to replace it, that's most likely where it is.


As for the backfire, it sounds like you have an intake leak and a rich carb. What carb...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,062
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Hole in water jacket

Permatex #2. It does not get hard and will stop the seepage. I find many blocks that have the head studs drilled or rusted into the water jacket and this works unbelievably well. Does not harden to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,629
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Timing puzzle

How much rotational play do you have in the distributor cam when in the motor? Are you running a stock original cam, regrind, or a new cam? The gear on a stock or reground cam all have some wear on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,229
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Help rear main leak

Sounds like the builder didn't know how to rebuild the B engine. The pump in an A or B has the capability of as much as 100 PSI but without any restriction in the system, it won't push but about 2/3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Two piece crank shaft pulley

Cast iron pulleys fail from using pry bars to install or remove the engine. I use lots and have several originals that are perfect except for the seal area being worn. I don't see any reason why a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Motor Rebuilding

If you want babbitt bearings, you won't get them at AER.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Mail Truck Engine Noise

I would drop the pan and inspect the bearings and check the clearance. The last 2 engines in my shop had bad bearings and a pronounced knock at higher RPM's. One had a bad rod bearing and showed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Tight Bearings

After adjusting the bearings to the correct clearance, this is often the case. Put it in and run it. After a couple of minutes it will work as before but with better clearances.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,839
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Rear Main Leak Bear with me

You say it is a pressurized oil system, what seal was used in the rear cap and block?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Main bearing bolts

People, these are not high speed, high RPM, high HP engines. Don't overthink it. Fords bolts have worked for 100 years and more. Why change them?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,889
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Timing Gear Back Lash

This would only happen with aluminum cam gear. Fiber gears won't be noisy with .060 clearance. I have seen this. You probably need to check the valve adjustment or bearing clearance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Engine Knock Diagnostic Help Needed

Center main or possibly front main. Best to remove the pan and investigate before you damage something.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Fuel pump

I have found that a 12 volt pump from NAPA will produce about 2-3 # pressure when connected to 6 volts. It works fine and won't over pressure the float.
I have done it many times.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,401
Posted By James Rogers
Re: OK! Oldtimers, Gimme your best answer, Stuck Engine

Starter is stuck. I would bet when it seized you pressed on the starter button and it felt like stepping on a rock with no response from the starter or engine. Try to remove the starter and if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Oil Leak

I have never seen the oil leak from the rear main bolts. You have to check the thrust clearance on the rear main along with the crankshaft/bearing clearance. If the thrust is over .012 you will have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Main bearing oil leak

Originally there was no seal in the rear main. The seal that the vendors sell are modern "fixes" for leakers that don't work. I have found engines that have had ropes installed in the grooves that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Main bearing oil leak

Oil is controlled by bearing clearance only. If the bearing needs shims removed that will cause a leak. If the bearing clearances out between .002 and .0015 it is probably the thrust. You can check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Main bearing oil leak

There is no "seal" for the rear main.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Fort Wayne clutch claims setting is correct.

Ever wonder why there is an adjustment on the pedal? I have never seen a clutch assembly that didn't need any adjustment when installed new. Just part of the deal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Flywheel housing-horseshoe engine shims

Flywheel housing warped. I find most are after many, many years running without the shims.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By James Rogers
Axle position 34 ford

I would like to know the axle position on a 34. Is the axle in front of or behind the spring? I know it is not directly under it like a Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Exhaust Manifold Gasket

Johnbuckley and John Stone are both correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Insert bearings

As long as I can pick up a ladle, babbitt will be poured. I agree with redmodelt that without pressure, babbitt is better.
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