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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: oil lines

Lawrie, If your steel lines will fit snugly into copper tees, you should be able to sweat them together, copper and steel are both compatible with solder.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Head Gasket

I like copper and silver paint. Best makes both copper and graphite (or something), with the same part number, 509. Copper is easier to clean off when changing gaskets, graphite is a beast.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Vibration

Make sure the F-O-M's bolt is snug, or replace them with stock mounts. I replaced mine and the engine was as smooth as before and had less clutch chatter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,042
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Best fuel and exhaust system for power

Paul, Don't listen to folks that have not run things, like 2 carbs. These engines have big cylinders and can use a lot of air. I run three Stromberg 81's on my speedster, and it runs great and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: oil lines

Lawrie, long copper lines will crack from vibration but not short, rigid ones or long ones if supported to eliminate movement. I don't think you would have any trouble at all with tees. Many older...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Weighing rods

Should be done on a balance-scale for best accuracy, and big-end and small-end separately as ahirt says. Having said that, the Post Office sells an electronic scale that will read in ounces or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Mallory Dual Point/Pertronic

What Purdy says is true about a lot of things, light flywheel is an example, it doesn't add power like some think but it does make it feel like it does. More compression and a bigger carb make a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Mallory Dual Point/Pertronic

I believe they do make a conversion but I would stay with the dual-point, IMO they are more reliable. If your Mallory was made for the A/B engine, the advance curve should be fine. If it is for an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: oil lines

I just use sweat-on copper fittings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 3 or 5 brg camshaft

And vice-versa.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 3 or 5 brg camshaft

If your block was made for the 5 bearing cam, it would have obvious 5 bearing webs. If for the 3 bearing it would just have the same 3 as the crank has. There were three different 5 bearing cams. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Do you polish your balls?

The shorter arm will help a lot. BTW, it's none of your !@#$%^ business what I do with my balls! -:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,042
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Best fuel and exhaust system for power

Y-block, The best source for my book is through me at my e-mail address posted above. It is called 4-bangers and me. Unfortunately Paul bought one from Autobooks, at a higher price.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Modern Starter Design vs stock

There are already "modern" starters available that fit directly on the Model A. I don't know if they have all the features that you talk about but they seem to have a good reputation. Having the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,042
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Best fuel and exhaust system for power

e-mail me at jimb4e4@gmail.com and I'll send you the chapter of my book on building a mild performance engine, it may help you decide?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: pitted transmission gear teeth with

Can you post a photo? It depends on how badly they are pitted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Modify 1930 tudor sedan

If you are not going to show the car, fiberglass the inside of the well and re-finish the outer area. One spare is enough but that is up to you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Transmission oil,I searched

I recommend modern oils in everything, why would anyone not take advantage of the latest technology? I use 90 wt. from NAPA.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Kong Head for Model A/B engine

That's an A or B bolt pattern.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Jim Brierley
Hill Climb

F.A.S.T. hill climb, Murrieta, CA this Sunday. 1/10th of a mile, classes for all pre-1935 4 cylinder cars. Start time 0800. $30 for FAST members, $35 for non-members, $2 donation for spectators. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Water Inlet Color

Castings are green, any sheet metal is black.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Oil pump shield modification questions

Also more apt to 'aerate'. The shield is designed to force the pump to pick up oil from very low in the pan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Kong Head for Model A/B engine

I knew Kong, but never saw or heard of a Model A head by him. He was most noted for his V8 ignitions but did make V8 heads in the 80's. They had the fins going 'the wrong way', vertically. Kong...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Waterpump lube?

Good question! I have no idea.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,274
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Copper head gasket or best Kevlar?

I prefer copper as they are easier to remove and can often be re-used. I've never had a problem with them sealing. Best makes their #509 in copper or some kind of material that works well but is a...
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