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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: What Spindle Is This?

Possibly a V8 spindle that needs to be trashed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

"Katy" lost a head gasket on a local tour, we limped to the mid-tour stop. A friend asked if I had spare, I did so he says we can change it in 45 minutes, so his wife looks at her watch and says...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

A couple of things come to mind, first was I was following a friend in his 4-door when a huge cloud of smoke came from his car. It had lost the pipe plug on the right side of the block. Of course...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 1931 Coupe Banger Project

A friend in Escondido is running one of my heads, on a car he tours with. He removed a Snyder's 6:1, and reports more power and better gas mileage with my 7:1. BTW, my speedster with three...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Trailer Dimensions

I have what the manufacturer calls a 18', but that is the rectangular floor space area. It has a V-nose so that space is added. It has a work bench and plenty of room to haul or store stuff in. As...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 1931 Coupe Banger Project

I have thought about installing a water manifold, similar to what flathead Chryslers use. Plumbing it in the right side and directing water to the exhaust port area as that seems to be where cracks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 1931 Coupe Banger Project

A comment on cast iron exhaust manifolds such as the Duke Hallock, they absorb and emit heat and much of it goes inside the car, especially bad on a closed-car. They do look and perform nicely. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

It's probably not the coil, no matter the capacity of the coil, it only produces enough voltage to overcome plug gap and compression. a 50,000 volt coil may be only producing the 20,000 (or so)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 1931 Coupe Banger Project

Bob, sounds great! I prefer a 180* thermostat and a pusher-type electric water pump, but not a big deal. I have never moved the water inlet, but maybe not a bad idea??? Use caution on ignition...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Brake Booster ID

The original hydraulic systems on 1939-48 did not have a booster, and were for cars heavier than our A's. They worked quite well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Brake Booster ID

I would eliminate the booster. I have hydraulics on all 3 of my A's, booster on none of them and pedal pressure input is still less than with mechanicals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,229
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: short in distributor keeps reappearing - any ideas?

The dist. plate needs a good ground. I've had such a problem and moving the advance/retard lever while driving was a temporary solution.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Balancing

Balancing will increase the longevity of the engine, and might make it a little smoother. A and B engines have certain RPM's when torsional vibration occurs, this is not usually felt, and balancing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: cables

12 volt doesn't need as big as 6v.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: A visit to the Beller collection

Jordan Beller is an amiable guy, he is also active in the Model A museum in Hickory Corners, the Gilmore museum.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine Swap

It's possible but you won't be happy with it unless you modify the Pinto for more power, they don't have the torque that the A does.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,160
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Interesting! Terry is known for his quality work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Generator output too high.

Running that high voltage and amps will likely cause the generator to throw solder and destroy itself. I have no answer to the problem, good luck!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: just curious

I like your combo but would use a 4.11 rear ratio, and a 6:1 head. I do like babbitt and have been glad that's what I had, drove from Baker, CA to West Covina after tightening 1 rod. No damage to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Winfield Vibration Neutralizer

Speciality Ford Parts is difficult to make contact with, their phone number is 626-288-2121, about the only way to contact them. Good luck!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,629
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: My A Deere speedster

You weren't signed up, just talked about by one of the team.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,629
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: My A Deere speedster

You were expected to be at the Speedster Reunion last week in Lincoln, NE. I was hoping to see it but did not, disappointing! Good looking rig!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Cylinder Head Flatness

.006" is acceptable to my way of thinking, that's the guide we used when I was working on trucks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Best way to scuff a clean head

I don't see why it will need any scuffing, just scrape it clean and install the gasket after making sure both surfaces are totally flat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Driving The "A" In a Parade

I've driven in a 4th of July parade in 4,000' Anza, CA with no problems. Be sure your rad is good, there is a product called Water-Wetter that works well to help cooling. What alixiskai about water...
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