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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: any advantages to downdraft carb & header..??

Harold Hicks designed the a exhaust manifold a did an outstanding job.I see an engine as an air pump,air in,air out..the header extracts better
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

If you're careful you can do it with the engine horizontal,truck engines have been done like that for years..you rotate the crank slowly..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: any advantages to downdraft carb & header..??

if you flip your throttle arm over your linkage will run smoother..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: any advantages to downdraft carb & header..??

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

Yes,more power,cooler running engine with better fuel economy due to more efficient combustion ..not to mention its funner..

the only internal change was a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

https://i.imgur.com/TGeQI6r.jpg?1

Dial the flywheel housing to the crankshaft..it insures the trans input shaft and crankshaft are parallel,helps stop clutch chatter
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Need info on adapting Model A engine to Model B pickup.

Ive got a B block with 21 crack pins in the deck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Timing gear/cam noise?

What's annoying is not being able to find the root cause.I have a real nice late B cam now,but I had the same issue with a regrind to B spec A cam ..so atleast in my case I can rule out the cam
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Timing gear/cam noise?

https://i.imgur.com/KhIP3Dv.jpg?1

I stole this picture...and copied the work too :) but thats what I did to mine Fordfan29
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Timing gear/cam noise?

I agree there is a inherent load /unload condition of the cam/crank gear,I believe its the reason ford used a fiber gear,and a spring loaded plunger to counteract it. Stands to reason a harmonic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Timing gear/cam noise?

I did a bunch of investigating on mine without finding a root cause,cam bores measured out good,tappet bores measure out good,gear backlash spot on in four positions.No tooth wear that would indicate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: No air filter . . .

It didn't come with an oil filter either.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Timing gear/cam noise?

I drilled my timing cover and tapped it 5/16nf and used a long allen to turn the spring loaded plunger into a thrust button..tighten the allen home,back it off a 1/4 turn,.oo5 end play,problem fixed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Ever have your engine die at a stop light?

Among the many improvements Ford made with the model B engine a new carb with a side mounted float was used..no effect from starting or stopping quickly,no touchy float adjustment,the float mounted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Body Interior Variation

Your question is a normal one and easily answered. Cars did not always come out of the branch (ford assembly plant) exact to detail,substitutions were made on the line per the branch managers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Another new Model A owner.

for the future,always remove the distributor and pour a quart or two of oil down the hole,it fills the valve gallery and oils the main bearings..after sitting five or so years the main bearings were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,532
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Too tight ring gap doesn't care if the engine is warm or cold,it will bind every time it travels the taper of the bore.

Quality babbitted model a engines with splash and gravity fed bearings can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,532
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

If I were to guess Dean I would say the main bearings are set up too tight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,532
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Depends on what is causing it to bind.The best solution to your issue is to disassemble your engine completely,then re assemble insuring everything is in spec. There are many possible causes,the only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,496
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

You cant imagine my shear joy at finding a few quarts of acrylic enamel paint in the parts warehouse at work..when I asked about it they said "we cant sell it over the counter,but we will sell it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,532
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

There is an old saying in my trade,'there is never enough time the first time,there is always enough time the second time'

You try to do quality work as quickly as possible to turn revenue.If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Body Interior Variation

A 'town car' is what we called a shitbox..you wouldn't take it out of town..

Ford Motor Company made cars to make money.Ford branches assembled cars for the dealers,branch managers had license to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,532
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

No doubt,but when I assemble an engine I shoot for a zero fail rate,you do too..I'm with you btw,let him pour your babbitt you know how to correctly fit a bearing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,849
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Transmission Issues

Drop the rear axle,split at the clamshell.pull trans and bell housing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,532
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Fords methods were based on speed of assembly and the ability to tolerate losses due to volume.Ford,for instance tolerated scrapping over 1000 tudor body assemblies tuning the welding and jig...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Dealing with pitted body panels?

https://i.imgur.com/b3MyDSQ.jpg?1

Excellent results,door panel below belt line..80 degree ambient,measured and mixed hardener,1.8 tip on primer gun,reduced volume with wide pattern,light coats....
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