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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,066
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: ford B engine

Keep in mind that the hole behind the timing gear is there to keep the dipper tray full, not to oil the timing gear. If you want increased oil pressure to the mains but don't drill the crank for...
Forum: Early V8 11-08-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By Miles in MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Converting MD Clutch to a SD Clutch system...

A gentleman in California with a fine-point blue 1928 pickup truck used the early bellhousing, release shaft, and pedals together with a single disk flywheel that he modified for a nine-inch V8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Transmission rear main bearing

Sorry for the misleading info; I've been working on V8 transmissions lately and assumed the A cases were the same design.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Transmission rear main bearing

The question regarding the bearing moving 1/4 inch with the bearing retainer in place does not appear to have been answered. The only way I can imagine the bearing moving that far is if it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,724
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Valve spring pressure and a Stipe cam

The spacers that Charlie Yapp sells (Scalded Dog Speed Parts) are 3/16 inch thick machined rings that have an ID that matches the OD of the standard two-piece Model A valve guides. I did not achieve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: To Axle Shim or not to Axle Shim-That is the Question

I have a roadster pickup with hydraulic brakes that I installed. I took 1/8 off the backing plate lip and 1/8 off the back of the drum and still had light contact if the end play on the axle shafts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: 1928 Ford Frame with solid front crossmember

Like everything else, a lot of these decisions are based on personal preference. I have a 1928 Fordor that retains the solid front mount and I think it is fine. It smooths out at the sweet RPM spot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,317
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Trans Rebuild

The first step is to remove the shaft for the cluster gear to allow it to drop down into the bottom of the gearbox. With the cluster gear out of the way the main drive can be removed from the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Painting a carburetor with DP90

I have used white glue applied with a toothpick to mask the brass plugs. Doesn't travel like grease and pops right off after the paint dries. Also the asphalt in the original carb finish makes it...
Forum: Early V8 03-14-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,234
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Rebuilt Toploader Transmission For Sale

Sold 3/14; thanks Fordbarn!
Forum: Early V8 03-13-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,234
Posted By Miles in MN
Rebuilt Toploader Transmission For Sale

Completely rebuilt 1939 style toploader transmission for sale. This transmission includes a 1936 gearbox combined with excellent used 1946 gears and synchros with new bearings, shafts, thrust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: What do I have here

They connected to the throwout hub with a flexible line.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,488
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Hill Climb, Nov. 6th

Check out the web page for Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. They are planning the 2017 Speedster trials and reunion for June 21-24, 2017.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2016, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Head pics for Steve Hackel.

Tod:

Looks like 18mm threads in the Winfield head; will they be available with 14mm threads? Sorry if I missed this in your earlier discussions of your new products, thanks, Miles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Electric Fuel Pump and Regulator?

I am using an Airtex fuel pump and Holley regulator to feed dual downdraft carbs on a hopped-up Model A. The Airtex pump is available for six-volt positive ground as part number E8902 which will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 36,371
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: 5 main, chev, crankModel A engine

What is the source of the Chev crank and cam? Are they early or are they from the 153 cid overhead? Didn't Chevrolet transition from four to six cylinder in 1927 or 28? Very interesting project!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,174
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Float-A-Motor mounts

To the OP:

What no one is telling you is that in order to install the B transmission with the B engine you must use a Model B flywheel housing. There is no provision on the B flywheel housing for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,545
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Sources for coolant water to get in the oil V8-60

I'm no expert but I have a close friend who I would consider to be an expert on the 60-horse V8. The water pumps on a V8 60 are lubed with engine oil through a passage in the front cover. The pumps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,953
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: solid vs spring front engine mount

It may be more accurate to say it was phased out in October of 1928. I believe the new crossmember was actually released in November. I have two October 1928 cars, one early in the month and one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,795
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Pressurized oiling system.

John:

Does your solution with Saturn inserts require four (half) bearing shells for each journal? Is the part number you listed a GM number or an aftermarket bearing manufacturer? Thanks in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,489
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Roadster Pick Up/Mirror question

I made mine from a piece of 5/16 rod with one end hammered flat for the mirror and one end threaded to replace a stanchion screw. The threads were cut far enough to allow a jam nut to bolt up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,541
Posted By Miles in MN
Re: Aluminum Winfield head ID

I purchased a 6.8:1 Winfield head about five years ago. The 6.8:1 head has what is called the "Crow's Foot" combustion chamber; there are two bumps that project into the chamber towards the valve....
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