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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 65,001
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Disclosure: my car is certainly a driver, but IMO if the new block is very hard to tell externally from a stocker, it should pass judging and only be a factor as a tie-breaker. That would require...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,389
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Hood supports

Mine sure is handy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Head stud repair with insert...Q

The insert I used https://www.mcmaster.com/90259A154/ has a 9/16 length. (The ID should be checked.)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Spark lever position

If you have the Nurex timing strip installed, you can set the lever at TDC at full retard and then at full advance, rotate the engine and see what BTDC angle the points open.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,909
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Mitchell O.D.

Can't remember where I got this pic, but my local club had a different pinion puller that I used.

Edit: I see this is just an installer.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: The Model A versus All Other Fords

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Ranchero
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: The Model A versus All Other Fords

They were what I think you call a ute.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Head Stud Q...

When I was reinstalling the head studs, one was a little loose, so I decided to helicoil it. Well, I didn't research it well enough and, afterwards, an experienced Model Aer had to remind me to use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Throttle Position

I think my coupe's non-aerodynamics chews up a good bit of the power when going 45mph on level ground.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Throttle Position

I meant it seems like the throttle is only 25% open, is that what you mean? As a former instrumentation engineer, I salute you on adding the TPS! When I click on the graphs, they are too small to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Bruce of MN
Throttle Position

This is just out of curiosity, but in 3rd at 45 mph on the level with a Tilly, it seems like I have about 75% of the throttle travel left. Is there any easy was to see what the butterfly position...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 65,001
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

A new drain plug? See if the old one will work! ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Counterbalanced Crank

Fillet is the word.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Radius rod rubber ball replacement.

The rubber ball on my car had pooched and I was very happy to discover that the stock parts went right on and cured the shimmy. The steel ball was fine and I dont know why the rubber ball was put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,064
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

Is your overflow foamy? If so, it is a leaky head gasket. I was plagued by that until I got the tip. Knock on wood, my gasket with the 6:1 head is tight and my rad doesn't overflow now.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: valve tool needed

Yes,that conventional spring compressor works just fine!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,630
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I have a 6:1 and an OD, installed at the same time, so not scientific. I do think that an OD with a stock head would be ok, unless you were in very hilly country. For the great benefits of the HC...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,630
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I installed a Mitchell last March and love it. The only part that I didn't do myself was to stick the driveshaft splines into the U-joint, needed my neighbor to push the assembly forward and rotate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: An interesting idea regarding cylinder heads.

I certainly like my 6:1 head, but the spark lever needs more attention in hilly areas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Bent spokes

I saw Dave demonstrate this:

http://www.durableperformance.net/Do_it_Yourself_Wheel_Straightening.revised.6.22.11.web.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: How to clean the rust & crud from the engine without running it through the radia

Made from chunks of 2X4 with holesaws and plumbing fittings:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=412&pictureid=42631
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Bruce of MN
Lake Ice Saw

Is this a Model A device?


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4058&pictureid=43538
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,934
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: 4 post lift

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/4062/880286.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,122
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Lightened Flywheel?

A senior project in mechanical engineering school for us was to design a flywheel for a Gyrobus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrobus). The challenge was that if the shape was the traditional thick...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Tools...availability ?

I looked for thin wrenches at swap meets back when we had those.
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