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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By johnneilson
Re: "Diamond engine"

That is a good question, I do not think so. Yep, pan drop is the only way to know.
I think time to ask Mr. B

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By johnneilson
Re: "Diamond engine"

Only on the Diamond B block, or any B block

J
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By johnneilson
Re: leaking head gasket?

Yes and a bad driver not familiar with timing will hurt either.

J
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By johnneilson
Re: leaking head gasket?

Not that this is the problem, it is just an observation. Head stud torque drops for a couple reasons, gasket compression, stud/nut stretch or the threads in the block.

I suggest when making a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By johnneilson
Re: leaking head gasket?

Amen, Brother
J
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By johnneilson
Re: What should I expect

Not to worry, all the parts will be stopped on the road along with Bob when you catch up to him................

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By johnneilson
Re: My wide-bed

My Son and I visited Jim last week, as always a Big Smile and tall stories!

Fired up the pickup, it sounds really good. He just wouldn't let me drive it, He must know something I don't.

I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,205
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

Will we ever learn, History repeats itself over and over again.
I was doing some research on some old racers and found articles, same arguments as this thread back in the '90's. Brakes, Inserts,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,874
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Latest aluminum block.

Inquiring minds want to know the Block status, has the eagle landed?

Not that the Winfield information isn't interesting.........

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Using magnets instead of holes

Yes, I used a phone magnetic device to hold the GPS onto the dash.
It is DS taped to the GPS and the mag has an adjustable joint/ball to make the screen easier to read. Available on amazon for under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,212
Posted By johnneilson
Re: French Model A aluminum head

Interesting discussion about multi plug engines, some dyno testing has shown the Yapp Lion head likes just a bit of stagger between the firing of the plugs.

Brass era cars had multiple plugs, this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,515
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Diamond B question.

There are lots of issues with the crank flanges, mainly due to the slinger and resultant reduction of material where it needs to be.
Once you have seen a flange broken off the crank, and the lack of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,392
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Engine upgrade

[QUOTE=BRENT in 10-uh-C;1958259]No mention of natural thermosyphon water flow that overcomes the cavitation? No need to control the temperature with this system. The natural syphoning process...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,205
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

Chris may have hit on something here, back when the Model "A" was new, aftermarket parts were available. It wasn't un-common for a dealership to install an OHV head on one.

I can hear my Dad now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,392
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Engine upgrade

Or, just the fact that the cooling system is in-correctly designed.
Water pump scavenging the engine induces cavitation, thermostat missing to control temp and water flow.

just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Lightened Flywheel

Short answer is no, it has to do with the Moment of Inertia.

I short, the radius away from the center of rotation has more effect than just the overall weight.

It is a good question though, John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Lightened Flywheel

The vibration, or sense of vibration can also be attributed to another factor.
The original flywheel was intended to assist in the inertia of the rotating assembly and provide low speed/rpm torque....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Model A Engine for Rebuild

with free shipping too!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,281
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Replacing a loose valve seat

From my experience, this is where the trouble starts.

J
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Problems "A" New Owner May Encounter

If you think the younger generations are smarter than you, think about this.

In the owners manual for a Model"A", there are instructions on how to adjust the valves.
In todays owners manual, it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,281
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Replacing a loose valve seat

If the recess is not too badly beat up, measure and contact;
https://tuckervalveseat.wordpress.com/

Custom sizes without the custom price/minimum order issues

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,295
Posted By johnneilson
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

There is truth in that statement, at least by today's standards. Given the roads and conditions back then, it made sense.

The '32 "B" motor was a big step in the right direction, but still too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,071
Posted By johnneilson
Re: t 5 tranmission

Main advantage is a full syncro modern gearbox with quieter helical gears.
Overdrive is part of the gearbox, no extra levers, switches or pull thingys.
Kind of like having the overdrive as a part...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By johnneilson
looking for source '48-53 oilpump gaskets

I see that Melling is making new pumps, other offer them also.

I am looking for a source for the gastket that is between cover and body.

Thanks, John

PS, looking for more than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Compression Test

I want one of those gauges that reads that accurately and consistently.
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