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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Wide bed A pickup

The bolts go thru both the metal and wood, then into existing holes in the frame. Obvious once you see them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 894
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: "Diamond engine"

e-mail me at jimb4e4@gmail.com and I'll send you an article I wrote on diamond engines.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Wide bed A pickup

All widebeds are not the same, but all attach to the frame in the same way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: cyclone head.........

Not sure I have a pic running the 4, and I'm not smart enough to post here anyway, on FB yes, here no. I ran 4 mostly on alcohol/nitro to get more reserve in the bowls. Fuel takes twice as much on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 120,297
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

I'm a little late with this, but I worked at LAX for almost 10 years, LAX is a small airport on the west side of Los Angeles. We had our own fuel station, pumped gas, diesel and propane. We paid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: cyclone head.........

It also could be a Cyclone for the flathead Ford 6. We used to run against one in a jalopy, ran good too. In those days 4 and 6cyl. jalopy engines could run more than 1 carb, etc. Us 4-bangars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Need help from Old school A hotrod guys, Jim Brierley, Ken Parker...and more

Sounds like the dist. is distorting and adding friction at the shaft. Fabricate a clamp, or the Stipe clamp looks good, and they do quality work. I run a Mallory that was made for a Datsun, it came...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: What should I expect

Compression and carb are the 2 easiest ways for more power, 60 HP would be my guess.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 2021 plans for your Model A

Attend the Speedster Reunion in Lincoln, NE in June, and of course plan on winning my class at their hill climb.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: My wide-bed

Dennis, I made the manifold myself, and it looks it! I can't seem to post pics on this forum, but will take one if you'll send me an e-mail I can send you one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Compressed head gasket thickness, for the record

It varies depending on the brand and material. One site I checked said 16.877cc's @ .050" and 20.253 @ .060, another 17.474, I use 20cc and figure that is close enough.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Jim Brierley
My wide-bed

Got my '31 widebed up and running for the first time in 8 years. Built a new lower end in '13, ran it about 20-25 miles and blew a head gasket. I believe the problem was too long head bolts, they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rutherford Head

Interesting, I didn't know that although I did know he did a few OHC conversions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Floorboard drawing for 1931 Ford with 1939 Transmission

I also put a piece of thick foam rubber over the shifter, under the board, to keep the heat out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rutherford Head

I've always the Rutherford head was first produced in '43, as written on the valve cover. I also think the ones made by Slim were cast steel, not cast iron. Joe Gemsa cast quite a few later-on,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: French Model A aluminum head

Terry, Running dual plugs was more common in T's than A's. Many used a Stutz distributor, they were nice looking and had 2 caps. They were driven via a side-drive setup, similar to a magneto drive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 2021International Speedsters Trials & Reunion in Lincoln

Thanks Rich! I've been attending this event for many years now, and consider it the absolute best event ever! Free run of the museum alone is well worth the price of admission. Visit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Jim Brierley
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Diameter of the 5 wheel screws

Yes, 5 bolts on a 5 1/2" circle. Used by Ford pickups, Lincolns, Jeeps and who knows what else for years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Mod a water neck for gage

Flyboy, I've done that on several 30-31 outlets, with no problems. Big job covered it nicely, just be sure to point it so it doesn't interfere with access to any head nut or other thing you may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 120,297
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

Thanks Gary, aka Woofa. Hope this won't cause you any large headaches!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Bearing caps

If the bearing material is good, you can "file" the caps to decrease clearance. Sandpaper or emery cloth on a very flat surface works well. I recommend using plastigage along the full length of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,515
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Diamond B question.

I believe all diamond blocks came with hard exhaust seats. I do know all diamond B blocks are not the same. I have one that has very big valves, with very big ports, all aftermarket because it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 120,297
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

Pietenpol first made the A powered craft, I think called the 'air camper'??? Things were tight back then and he had requests for an even cheaper to build craft, so he built a single-place craft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Verify oil pump working

The pump is submerged in oil in the pan, if it is turning, it is pumping. If it is not turning, the bearings will soon be alarmingly noisy.
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