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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Too tight pistons will seize, and scar pistons and bore, so easily seen. Tight rings might do the same but am not sure. There are 2 guys that do babbitt near me, with a good reputation. I've had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,316
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Originally Posted by History
I absolutely love California, it is a beautiful place where you could snow ski in the morning and surf in the afternoon. The place is on my mind all the time,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Thanks Herm, and Mike, very interesting!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Insert con rod suggestions

I agree with Railcarmover! Until my last Bonneville engine I always used stock B rods, mostly with babbitt. Dipper oiling is good to 4,000 RPM's or so. I've always run C cranks, because I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Railcarmover, I'm not sure the rear bearing would run dry, just don't want to chance it. On my insert engine I run a 1-piece Burtz seal, and it stays dry. I also run a babbitted mains engine on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Change

I agree with WHN. Hindsight is wonderful, but keep in mind where the A came from. We must walk before we can run!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Jumper wire

I'm definitely not an electrician, but always thought the stock ignition was set to ground the points, thru the armored cable, when ignition key is turned on, and there was power to the points from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

I set all mains at .0025" on my inserted race engines, with a groove to feed the rear at 2 different spots. First I ever heard Patrick L's story about extra clearance helping rear flange breakage!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Hydralic conversion

There was a guy on Facebook, banger hot rods, quite awhile ago advertising them, might be worth a try?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Electrolock question

Yes, the pipe only acts as a guide. The wire would connect to the plate as the standard cable does, some modification will be needed at the wire end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: water pump ID

To my knowledge, the V8 pumps used a carbon seal, far superior to any lip seal, may be worth looking into?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

Because Kelsey's spokes go thru the rim, they must be sealed in order to run tubeless tires. A dab of silicone on each spoke, covered by a wrap of tape is all that is needed. I run 215-70-16R tires...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 3.27 ring and pinion, anyone using one ?

I tried 3.27's in my speedster a few years ago. Highway cruising was OK but not as high as I wanted, takeoff from stop was not good, using a 28 tooth V8 trans, on hill climbs it was terrible. With...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 1931 Passenger Bus

Keep us posted on parts needed. I have a later trans that is supposed to be in good shape, the gears will interchange with AA gears. I will also donate a reground engine camshaft if needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Information on "Transition" (1927) Model A

I suspect your car was all Model A that someone has replaced the body with a T body, some evidence is the '35 wire wheels. 1935 was the only year 16" wires were used by Ford.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Stupid Question #2: how does an iron frame act as a ground on our cars

Steel or iron isn't used as wire for the reason stated, it corrodes, rusts, easily.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Electrolock question

Yes it will. The thread is a standard pipe thread, 3/8" if I remember right. So feed the wire directly into the hole, or put a short piece of pipe into it first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

I believe that when babbitt is machined, there is no need to 'bed' it in. I like .0015, more if you are going to race it. I set my Bonneville engine at a minimum of .002".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Strange Happenings health wise

I have dizziness occasionally too, and I'm only 82. Hot weather seems to make it worse. I find it helps to take a few deep breaths before getting up out of my chair. I've also had general weakness...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Oil filter

I always run full-flow filters on my engines, some have been inserted, some babbit. Having said this, I worked at LAX for almost 10 years, during the time the EPA was clamping down on a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,059
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Budd cab pickup question

Somewhat related, my widebed is an early 'late 31'. It has all the late features except the cab has a 'soft' roof, as the earlier A trucks had. Ford used all the stock on hand before making any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: motor problems again

I've never measured block temps, I would think they'd be about the same as water temp? The block may be a bit cooler than head or water temp as heat is being put into the water by the head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: B4 water pump on A OHV conversion

Neither did I, but I'm not a Cragar-guy, I like my 4-port Riley's!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear Bearing Shim?

As Patrick says, plus the inner seal is often installed backwards, so not pushing the grease into the wheel bearing but allowing it into the diff area.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: motor problems again

It has 60 psi oil pressure? A stock B engine will have 3-4 psi when cold and less than 1 when hot, at highway speeds. So unless the crank has been drilled for full pressure, there is more wrong...
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