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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Steering wheel turns light switch rod

I had that problem when I switched to an F-100 steering gear box. The solution I found was to install a lighter spring down at the spider. I used a spring from a Bendix brake, the one that holds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,691
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: t 5 tranmission

I've been running a T-5 in my Vicky for a few years, including some hill climbs. The Vicky has a Rutherford OHV conversion, so puts out some horsepower. I use an open drive line and an 8" rear end...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Extended Warranty

He'll just have to scam someone else!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Knocking on start up

It's probably loose main bearings as Syncro909 says. I had an engine that did that, and leaked out the rear main like you wouldn't believe. It may be time for a complete rebuild.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: How to shift the COLUMBIA?

step-down, I'm not good at posting pics, especially on his forum. My cable is in the exact center of the can, at the outer end, secured by a standard brass fitting, like you would use on copper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Alternator that Fits Serpentine pulley

Dennis Cling, 32roadster@cox.net
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,481
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Juice brakes

Nosetime and PotvinV8, Amen!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: How to shift the COLUMBIA?

I converted mine to cable-shift years ago, by drilling into the center of the vacuum can, at the outer end and the rod inside. Clamped the outer part of he cable to the can with a brass fitting, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

It sounds like you have checked all the normal things that usually cause that kind of problem. So I would do a compression test first, then I would check the cam timing. By removing the #1 spark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,481
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Juice brakes

I'm getting tired of explaining all this stuff! 39-48 brakes fit the A spindles with a kit, we used to just use a Model A piston ring and a hard-seat for A valves to space the bearings. Yes, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Compression Test

My head is starting to hurt!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Alternator that Fits Serpentine pulley

I run an alternator with Cling's system, and his pulley just slipped right on. I think all alternators have the same input size, at least all GM's do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

I built a 3/8 x 3/8 flathead in Jr. college, ran like stink but the starter never worked. I found that the roadster door was too small for my 6'2" frame to get into fast, BUT, I could start it in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Compression Test

I've always figured compression in psi by a rule of thumb of: advertised ratio x 14.7 + 14.7 = 102.9. (14.7 is sea-level atmospheric pressure) You readings of 102 indicate exactly that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Bell housing

The B housing looks like the upper half of an A housing, but is not. The large mounting holes on the sides are located differently than those on the A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model B engine transmission and brakes on Model A

e-mail me at jimn4e4@gmail.com and I will send you the chapter of my book titled 'Putting a Bee in your A'. It will not answer your brake question but may be of some help??? I think it will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Front wheel wobble

Follow Terry's advice, DON'T loosen the nut more than 1 castellation! Tapered roller bearings are meant to run under a slight pre-load. The pre-load happens when the hub heats up and expands while...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: wrong / worn axle shims

I doubt that you did anything wrong, stuff just happens. Many axles and hubs have been damaged over the years. I try to smooth the axle with a file, can't do much with the hub.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Points car

You can do that, in fact a good idea if you are interested in having your car judged at future meets. I would get a copy of MAFCA's judging standards first, to determine what class you would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Slight high speed miss

Close the plug gap slightly, say to .025", and go for a test drive. This will tell you if it a weak spark, or not. I sincerely doubt it is a fuel problem. Good luck!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Oil-Filled Condenser Mounting Orientation, Mallory 'Trashcan'

Coils are mounted so the terminals are submerged in oil, I would assume a condenser would be the same???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Brake Conversion? Or not.

Well ... seems as I am in the minority here. All the above responses include "if everything is in good shape and adjusted properly" important conditions. I disagree with the idea that you will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,257
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: throw-out bearing

I haven't bought a throw-out bearing in 50 years! When I pull a trans, I pack the bearing with wheel-bearing grease, using a wheel bearing packer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: T5 Valley Machining Kit

The radius rods are not a solid tube, they have an open seam at the bottom, full length. Welding the seam does strengthen them a little, may be OK for normal touring, but under any severe use they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Mystery missfire .

Maybe you have American plugs, they don't work well in the land of eternal fog! I'd check the manifold to block bolts, maybe even squirt a little oil or something around the port. Interesting...
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