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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Understanding Bolt Torque vs Clamping Force

The torque that a particular bolt, etc is capable of is the design maximum and is not necessarily the best torque for the application per post #5, and the material. An aluminum part is going to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Clutch Stuck Disengaged

If you look way down pasts the pressure plate you should be able to see if the input shaft is turning. You can also see if you can get it in gear without grinding. If it grinds, the input shaft is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Ignition wire falls out

Do you have a rubber boot that holds securely?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,044
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Feedback on modern tube shocks for Model A's

I have a set of tube shocks from one of the suppliers, and while better than nothing, they are a bit stiff. I took out a leaf from the front and back spring which helped. With the heavier cars that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,531
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

I just bought a set of roller bearings from Brattons. I was uncertain if they were "dimpled" or "axled" so took one apart. It was the dimple type. Called Bratton, was told these were all he could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,755
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Timely Parts delivery

Some parts from Snyders usually 2-3 days, over a week. Package to a friend in LA, usuaally overnight, to 2, over a week. The times I guess.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By PC/SR
Flywheel housing shims

After some trial and error, I got the flywheel housing within .002 all the way around. However, it took shims of .022 on one ear and .018 on the other, which is way more than the gasket on the block...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By PC/SR
Flywheel/transmission noise

While the engine was down and out, among other things balanced the flywheel and pressure plate, installed new pilot bearing, new TO bearing, new input shaft and new input shaft bearing. Now when runs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Are the supplier's "v8 STYLE pressure plates" really for tractors?

Check with Brattons first. I bought a pplate thinking it had the counterweights because of the picture, and it was the tractor type when I received it. Maybe different now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Rear main oil pan seal

One of the caps referred to by Will N has a wider "groove" for the seal to fit into. I think, but do not truly recall, that the later caps has the wider groove. Us the seal that fits best, ie, goes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Are the supplier's "v8 STYLE pressure plates" really for tractors?

The so called tractor style have pressure plate pivot points secured by cir clips. The V8 with the counterwiegits have the pivot points secured by cotter pins. I had a cir clip come off. Clutch would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Tight Valve Guides

Try cooling them first, and then Jack Shaft's post shows the tool to use. Drive the guide in until flush with the top of the guide bore, or, leave a quarter inch or so above for a bit more stem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Tight Valve Guides

If they are the guides I think they are they are a press fit with an air hammar. I do not have the deminsions of the modern guides I used, but, are the guides you have 1 piece, and straight, or are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Installing New Head Gasket

I use a touch of anti-seize and set them finger tight in the holes. Use Brent's method of measurement if you insist on absolute correct height. Through the years the deck has certainly been shaved...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Matching Frame and Engine Value?

Psrobably worth a couple of bucks to the original restoration folks, and good for them, but not like the 60s-70s muscle car restoration guys.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Setting adjustable tappets

What WmWs says. You can eyeball the top of the lift, turn crank from there, but cannot eyeball the dead bottom.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By PC/SR
Re: oil pump options for pressure oil center main

Dennis Pirano makes a center main oiling kit that is cheap and easy to install and includes the tap to the A pump and drill bit. http://modelaparts.net/ (http://modelaparts.net/)
Takes about an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Motor with no serial number

I do not know B's. For my education is the vertical filler tube normal?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,195
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Australia Fires

Some of our Northern Calif firefighters who know fires are being dispatched to help, but what you have seems to be way beyond what we had, and I did not think that possible. Best Wishes. Hey, keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Oversize Valves

Thanks for the info on the heads and fitting the valves. Good to know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Oversize Valves

Check the clearance of oversized valves anyway. 1.7" did not clear my Weiand head combustion chamber edges. Do not know what head Jim B and Ken Parker used with no problems. Let us know. I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Oversize Valves

Check to be sure the oversize valve clears the side of the combustion chamber.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By PC/SR
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: 2,776
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: 834
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...
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