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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
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Re: Vacuum testing to diagnose fast idle

You are never going to get a rock steady vacuum reading on a Model A at idle. It should steady up as speed increases. Try the gauge at max retard. Using a tachometer with a vacuum gauge helps with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,901
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Bill Williamson?

Really want to hear from Bill, or at least how he is doing. He is me Ford Barn buddy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Flywheel ring gear pin

Thanks for the info. I am installing a flywheel now and want to prevent problems by pinning it now. I guess any set screw would do the trick per Brent, but like the screws shown in Tom's article. Do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By PC/SR
Ring gear pins

What type/size/source pins do you guys use to pin the ring gear to the flywheel. The ones I got are too big. Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By PC/SR
Flywheel ring gear pin

What type or source do guys use as a pin for the ring gear to the flywheel. Can't get specs or measurements of the ones I see online. Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Snyder’s Inserted Rod Size?

Whatever you decide, have the balance of the rods checked by your own local machinist after you get the sizes right, unless you can do it yourself. Do Not Not Not accept anyone's statement or promise...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By PC/SR
Re: What did I just buy?

Love it. Curious to know the trans/rear end set up, and what drives the winch. I might put in a bench seat, otherwise no changes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By PC/SR
Re: FS ignition timing

The basic FSI used to have a full advance of 32 degrees which is too much for an HC head. First, call FSI and see if that is still the default timing, then adjust the initial advance so that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By PC/SR
Stud removal

Just an FYI on yet another stud removal problem, a new one for me. Bought a block, could not turn any of the studs out, in fact broke one. Followed the usual procedure and soaked with acetone/ATF...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Hi compression head and stock ignition

I drove with an HC head and stock ignition for quite awhile, and got to like it. The head is more sensitive so you can more readily find the "sweet spot" and adjust as it changes with different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,260
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Max Compression Ratio

I run 7-1 flathead for general driving and hill climbs on babbitt. No problems. The rod and main bearing journals are very wide for the engine size and have a lot of surface area. Lack of pressure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Reliability

A competent rebuild of the engine. All else flows from there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Oversize and Undersize Aluminum Cam Gears

Lash can be measured with a feeler gauge cut down to a point so it slips between the gears. The hard part is trying to figure what you need when there is no clearance because the cam/crank indexing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Holes drilled in dipper tray

Looked at Vince's pan site per Bob C and noticed the pan with the "creases" between the dipper trays. They will channel oil from one dipper to the next rather than having it just overflow with no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By PC/SR
Re: piston hit the head

The BEST composition gaskets compress to about .050. Any idea how much the head was "SKIMMED?" You might compare the height of your head from bottom to top of bolt holes to a known stock head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By PC/SR
Re: How many cc’s??

This site has an on line calculator. Just plug in the numbers. http://www.csgnetwork.com/compcalc.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Stupid Question: what kind of tire gauge are you using

As someone said, it is quicker and easier (and cheaper) to ask a dumb question than fix a dumb mistake.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By PC/SR
Re: What size are my pistons

Where are you measuring? As noted by Kirk, the top is smaller than the widest part of the bottom of the skirt. A 3.875(standasrd) bore should have a 3.872 piston diameter measured at the widest part....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Radio in my PicUp

A period radio might be fun to install. Main box under the gas tank, tuning knobs strapped to the steering column.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By PC/SR
Re: New type of motor mounts what do you think?

I cut mine into 2 pieces. Don't know if it reduced vibration, but just seemed to be more sturdy than stock.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Weiand head

You have a bad head, so to speak. There should be the same flycut on all cylinders, or none at all which I believe is the correct Weiand. You have to cc the chambers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Weiand head

I have a Wieand that is close to 7:1. To really find out, you have to cc the combustion chamber. Displacement will also affect CR if your cylinders are oversized. Add 16 ccs to the chamber volumn for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Help removing a stripped head bolt

Agree with 909. Once the set/seal is broken on the gasket, any gasket, it is nearly impossible to get it back right. Start from scratch and do it right. And as said, drain coolant Now. If only fluid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,814
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Help rear main leak

What I meant by modification was inserts, pressure oil, modern rear seal, that sort of thing. A stock rear main properly installed will not leak more than a few drops. Other posts point out what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,814
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Help rear main leak

Do you have babbitt or inserts, and pressure oil system? The oil pump will not cause a rear main leak no matter what the pressure unless some modification has been made.
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