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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: backfire out of exhaust after warmed up shut down.

The backfire comes from unburned fuel in the exhaust system. Start with a good tune-up. It could be a fouled plug, rich fuel mixture, etc., etc., or even a leak somewhere in the exhaust system.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Too funny

The price is certainly fair, but the shipping???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: model a engine jumps time

I understand having impure thoughts, but it is unsafe to scratch your bum while driving!!! This from the CA DMV booklet. -:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Front hydraulic brake conversion.

Lincoln brakes are the same diameter and shoe width, but being self-energising, they require less foot pressure to operate. IMO, no real advantage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Ford's Different Wheel Sizes

All cars in those years were making the same changes, not just Ford. I think it was driven by tire technology.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,618
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: not your average coupe

Too bad, but thanks for the reports. I understand about those long lines, years ago there was only 1 course, and the line was looooong!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,618
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: not your average coupe

You've got time, pull the head and have a look. Many of us have made repairs much more serious than a valve, and were able to make more runs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

Copper lines: Copper will work harden IF it is allowed to flex or vibrate. In the 50's, etc., most production cars had a small copper line from the engine to the oil pressure gauge, I was a truck...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Front hydraulic brake conversion.

It will be difficult to equalize front and rear as you propose. You could try hydraulics on the rear only if you like, they are much better than mechanicals. If doing them on only 1 axle, use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Correct placement of front and rear grease baffles...

Not sure what you are talking about, a photo would help. Are these the approx 1" wide tin things that are there to keep grease from getting out to the linnings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: valve clearence

Duration also changes slightly, less clearance gives more duration. Too little clearance can cause valves to burn. I recommend .012" on intakes, .014" exhausts on my B and C re-grinds, which were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear Main Oil Leak

I've used the Burtz seal with great success, they are 1-piece, so no leak at the parting line.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,618
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: not your average coupe

Good luck Derek, keep us posted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear Axle Messtoration

Replace the housings! When welded on they distort, putting a strain on axles and wheel bearings. When we weld on race car axle housings, we have to straighten them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear Main Oil Leak

We used to use rope packing as most cars did back in the 50's and 60's. The slinger could be left as-is or machined off. You might do this without disassembling the engine, put the packing in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dry Camshaft Gear

I use a tool similar to JoeK's but made it myself in the 60's, and use an impact wrench on it, with the cam in a vice. You could probably do it in the car using a pair of vice grips on the gear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

If making a new line, use copper tubing. If the flare is not identical, the copper will conform. In your case, I doubt it is to apply more pressure, but to act as a gasket???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Getting my creation to go 1.5 to 3 MPH

That is a cool looking tractor, any photos of it as finished?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dry Camshaft Gear

Years ago I installed a cast aluminum gear that had a casting flaw in the middle of one tooth, I ran that gear for years in my wide-bed, probably 40,000 miles, it never was a problem or noisy. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Information Wanted:

The first number on Winfield heads indicate the original compression ratio but it's a good idea to cc the head to find what it is now. Compression won't hurt the engine, detonation will, so don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dry Camshaft Gear

There is so much oil flying around in there it will amaze you! I would go with your aluminum, I have used them for years and found them quiet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,254
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Swapping engines, any tips?

Closely inspect the bell housing, they tend to crack near the mounting pads. I put a small piece of carpet, 1 1/2' x 2', over the front crossmember to protect the paint on a freshly painted oil pan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Torque for rear main nuts?

In the old days bolts that were slightly oversize, big enough to make them a drive-fit into the block, were available and used to keep things aligned. When inserts are used, the caps are often...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Hot 4 Banger radiator question

History, Didn't mean to ignore you, just hadn't returned to this thread. Yes, there were signs of the war, mosty on smaller, little-used streets, there was still some rubble, mostly from stone walls...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Oil pan bolts

I just use a wobble-socket.
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