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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Dual Condensers?

At GMC back in the 50's we installed a radio suppressor (looked like a condenser) on the coil and generator when installing a radio, for noise suppression. I think it went on the positive side. A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 600w vs 90w

I've been using 85W-90 for years, and it rarely gets cold here. Cold here is comfortable in AK. Modern oils are far superior to vintage stuff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Mixing lifters

Absolutely no problems. All mechanical things are stupid, #1 doesn't know or care what #2 is doing!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Wheel interchange

Ruth, you are absolutely right! During WII, 19's and 21's were not available.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Coating the armature . . .

Should work fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: PCV valve good idea?

A lot of replies, not many to the question you asked. My answer ... no disadvantage. I do similar to what Bob does, also with good results. A vacuum in the crankcase can also increase horsepower,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Wheel interchange

You can also use 1935 Ford 16" wheels or 16" Kelsey-Hays wheels. Later Ford wheels have the same bolt pattern but need a spacer to prevent wheel cracking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Lack of power/rpm

Lower compression engines need more spark advance in comparison to higher compression. The mixture burns slower, in higher compression engines, the fuel molecules are closer together, so burn faster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Remove rear axle seal

I sometimes use an old valve that has has 3/4's of it ground off, maling an 'L' shaped tool. 216 Chevy valves are long stemmed, so work well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Follow up to the "counter weight" thread.

You are looking at the Model A from a modern perspective. The automobile, and everything else, developed progressively, not "once made and perfection achieved". Henry believed in cost control. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: MHS Students Model A

Try your local Model A club, you may even get a donor???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Hi Compression Heads

I don't agree that a 6:1 will out perform a 7:1, makes no sense. More compression and a bigger carb are the quickest, easiest and least expensive ways to increased power.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: MHS Students Model A

Please keep us posted on your project, and tell us what you need in the way of parts, etc. I have donated re-ground cams to student projects in the past, and am willing to do so for you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Ford Clutch

49-53 Fords used a 9 1/2" clutch (I think) and a different spline in the disc. The most commonly used clutch is the earlier 9" version, used in the late 30's and early 40's. Ford tractor clutches...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Fumbled a piston

I think it is good enough to use. The damage is not on the thrust side, and is small enough that it shouldn't cause imbalance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,000
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Bill Williamson

Describe "young nurses", under 70, under 60??? BTW , GMC's are better, they are assembled with lock washers, Chevies are not! This from a former GMC mechanic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Hydraulic Brake Blunder

Contact Cling' manufacturing, 32roadster@cox.net. They make V8 to A adapters, and brake kits so may be of help?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 28 and 30 rear end differences

I don't know about very early 28's, but when Ford changed to what all the later diffs have, the early ones of those had the drain and fill plugs in a vertical line, later the plugs were offset from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: undercoat running boards?

My wide-bed has small holes in its metal running boards, worn getting in and out of the drivers door. I think it adds a little bit of character to the truck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle questions

Ask 10 Model A guys a question, you get 12 answeres. Listen to all, then make-up your own mind. Proof is above.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rod and Main Nuts

I use nothing except oil-can oil to lube the threads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Spring Mounted engine mounts for Model A

I replaced F-O-M's on my tudor with stock mounts, and could tell no difference in any vibrations, but it helped clutch chatter as it made the whole chassis more rigid.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Tough Old Ford

He possibly had a hitch that utilized 2 small wheels that supported the load, and took away most of any tendency to sway, so his 'A' only had to do the pulling. That long of a trailer surely had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Jim Brierley
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Peking to Paris preparations / modifications

If using a fordor, I would only use a slant-window fordor, the earlier ones had a lot of wood in their bodies, and were heavier. My first choice would be a tudor, but that's up to you. Stay with a...
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