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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Can't separate axle shaft from carrier

Someone on this site should have a good carrier that they would part with??? They are pretty common over here, I'll look to see if I have a good one. The axles normally slip out easily, let us know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 2 post car lift

Would it be feasible to put it outside and maybe put a roof over it to keep the slight mist that you Northerners get, off of it???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Can't separate axle shaft from carrier

Never heard of that problem! Is it possible the axle has worn a deep groove into itself, and just needs to be centered in order for it to slip out??? Good luck!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Cragar Head is Cracked (Again) Can it be Fixed?

The guide holes can be sleeved after the cracks are repaired. The problem is those heads were very thin in several places, so crack easily, and likely will crack again. The permanent fix is to buy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Who sells larger size intake valves?

ursus, those valves could be for 1941 Ford 6 cyl. Later Ford 6's had 11/32" stems, '41 was the only one with 5/16" stems and would fit right into the Model A, with minor enlarging of the ports.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Oil Pressure - OK

Guten morgan Werner! No oil pressure in the Model A, so no chart is available. Model B's have pressure to the main bearings only, less than 1 pound when hot, so no chart for them either.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Original shocks on lowered car

Before you do anything, manually check to see if they have enough travel as-is, you may not need to change anything???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine inspection (with pics)

Licensed, get modern straight-stem valves and guides, they are made to tighter tolerances and will seal better and last longer. Use guides with the step, that looks like original guides, the spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Which modern valve kit and valve guides?

I'm probably the guy that recommended guides with the shoulder, at the time only Mac's had such guides, but that is no longer true. I stick with that recommendation, the spring remains the correct...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Banger Engine Build

If you are going to run it that hard, be sure the engine is set up plenty loose, especially piston clearance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Hi all. New guy. Model A engine rebuilder questions.

Nothing wrong with re-ground cams, just start with a decent core. Have fun!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Banger Engine Build

For comfortable cruising I would install an overdrive and shoot for around 2100 RPM at your desired speed. It will be more comfortable and the engine will last longer. If interested in my book,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Main Bearing Bolts, Nuts, Washers

I had used long Caterpillar nuts for quite awhile, then could no longer find them at the local Cat dealer, so machined Model A lug nuts flat, sillyconed the bolt threads a little to prevent leaks,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: First trip observations.

2,000 - 2100 RPM is about ideal for cruising. IMO
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,306
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Piston installation

The thrust is on the left side. With the piston going downward on the power stroke, the rod is angled to the right, putting the thrust on the left, the cam side, as Tom stated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 953
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: The source of the problems?

I prefer to drive my modified Model A because ... I prefer it that way, and it is mine to do whatever I want to do to or with.
'31 wide bed, 4-port Riley on full pressure A block. B trans w....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Senility Strikes .

John, The problem is that you live in the land of "eternal fog", it tends to rust your brain!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,970
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: ANTIQUE ENGINE REBUILDING RODS vs SNYDERS

Same story on pistons, I never bore an engine unless I have the pistons in hand as some are more precision than others.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: What does “OP” mean?

I drink OP beer, Other Peoples!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: oil level

Should be 1 quart between L and F
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rebuilt Engine Tag - Thought I'd Share

From 40 deluxe ... Ford had a number of authorized rebuilders around the country for many years-I haven't kept up to know if they still do. They rebuilt anything that was rebuildable: engines,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,490
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: English language - a bit off topic

The Aussies call a flashlight a 'torch', that can sound scary if they tell you they have duel leaks so got the torch out! And don't ask them to spell a word that you are having trouble...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: driveshaft questions

I've used the A outer shell by drilling 4 of the bolt holes to match the '36. Then had to make smaller nuts in order to get a wrench on them. Far easier and better to use the V8 shell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: rear end/ spring

It doesn't make any difference. Often guys don't disconnect the right side, so can pull the innards out the left and leave the rest in the car. More trouble than it's worth IMO.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Fly wheel ring gear

Freezing is not required, and too much trouble. If you're cheap like me, you could remove the gear, rotate it 90* and re-install it. The gear always shows wear in only 2 places, 180* across from...
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