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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Running engine with a Simmons Swan Manifold

Hotrodders,the lot of ya are hotrodders :). Any improvement in carburetion is money well spent,the biggest bang for the buck is in fuel and compression for a model a..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: radiator mounts for 29 ccpu

its where you can play with height to get your hood line correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 964
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Coil + or -

Lucas,the Prince of Darkness..had a Triumph Trophy,at night you could light a smoke off the zener diode.On the other hand,German Bosch makes superior components,if youre not into fine point their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 964
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Coil + or -

https://i.imgur.com/M3Bdk6v.jpg

the best inverted 12v coil known to man..see the 15? thats where the hot wire goes,other side goes to the points..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 964
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Coil + or -

Bosch? good coil,if it has a number 15 on one of the tabs thats the hot side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,598
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Rear Main Bearing Oil Behavior

The original poster cited oil at thousands of psi due to 'squeeze'. I used the graphic to point out that no pressure is created when gravity lubricating the main bearing.I appreciate the fact that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,598
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Rear Main Bearing Oil Behavior

https://i.imgur.com/s208QVN.png?1

This is an oil flow illustration with a pressurized engine,factor the picture without pressure as in a gravity feed system and you can see that hydrodynamic force...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: model B engine

https://i.imgur.com/1XAvMPU.jpg?1

Take a look at the 12170 assembly.The B distributor uses flyweights to advance the spark,its timing curve is perfect for a model a as well it advances 1 degree...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,003
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Lebaron Bonney is Bankrupt

I bet its labor costs,its why most of the sewing is done overseas..how long were they in business?I remember LB selling kits in the 70's..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,659
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: installed a new 6:1 head now a tapping noise

I would leave the phillips (nurex) advance mechanism and retard the spark by turning the distributor cam back.Having mechanical advance set correctly is better than manual spark control.Instead of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,659
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: installed a new 6:1 head now a tapping noise

Snyder heads are relieved for piston clearance,roughly .060...compressed head gasket runs from.050 to .070,depending on style. The maximum piston protrusion I have seen is .040..given the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Coolant Debris Looks Like RTV

I agree used improperly it causes more damage than what its worth.Used correctly the advantages in assembling model A engines with modern sealants cant be overstated.Many of the old techniques...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: SnyderÂ’s 6:1 head

A torque spec is used on fasteners to remove any potential stretch from the fastener.In theory this insures the cylinder head is held in compression,unable to expand.How ever,since the assembly is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: model B engine

yes,in a most positive way..about .040 higher in measured lift if you find the right one.lobe design and duration different too.The B mechanical advance distributor is best served by timing with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Snyder’s 6:1 head

When youre done youre done,I can relate to that.Good luck,call Snyder,give them a shot at making it good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Coolant Debris Looks Like RTV

In my opinion RTV gets a bad rap..the modern stuff is amazing used correctly.That's the key, nothing like a leakless oil pan..I use it lightly to aide a head gasket in trouble spots on a deck.Nothing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Shift-Speeds

http://www.modelaparts.net/dynosheets.htm/dyno1.htm

Stock model a dyno sheet...shift with peak torque,not horsepower.The shift points are 'short' for a reason,Mr Ford was experimenting with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: SnyderÂ’s 6:1 head

Run new chrome moly studs and nuts,torque to 60 lbs.Posting a picture of the failed head gasket would help..

the engine in my avatar has a shaved snyder 5.5,.002 piston reliefs...zero piston...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,659
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: installed a new 6:1 head now a tapping noise

Ridges at the top of the cylinder bore indicate a worn engine.Dis assembly and inspection is the next step.
Given the costs invoved overhauling sooner than later is prudent
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Coolant Debris Looks Like RTV

Ive saved four radiators that were changed out due to being plugged by back flushing them with a commercial hot water/ chemical pressure washer.un believeable amount of rust scale and debris bound...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Mitchell transmission or overdrive

grew up in Islip,know all about that..out here you get the same stuff,now mixed with someone who is traveling 70 mph completely distracted by their phone
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Mitchell transmission or overdrive

Updating a model a to compete with today's drivers and road conditions is a challenge.To prove the car is still viable by modifying the original components is my goal with one.In no way is this an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: New distributor skips a beat

when you think its fuel, its electrical,when you think its electrical, its fuel.when its 'skipping short out the plugs on at a time...if that doesn't do anything most likely its fuel...stuck...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,659
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: installed a new 6:1 head now a tapping noise

Ford incorporated all their findings regarding improvements to to the A engine with the B engine.Mechanical advance distributor was one of them,along with a larger crankshft journal and main bearing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,912
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Flywheel housing

You can use shims and a gasket,shims without a gasket (sealant),gasket no shims,no shim no gasket. Play with the combinations to find the sweet spot.I went through 5 used flywheel housings before I...
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