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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Adjustable Tappets

There is a method that you can use that I have not used on a model A yet, but an old motorcycle mechanic put me on to it when I was restoring a WD matchless G3L350 and have used on lots of KTM off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Model A motor tear down Covid lockdown

Needed a cam nut tool, so I welded one up from scraps
worked a treat!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Model A motor tear down Covid lockdown

I took your advice and adapted for a side mount
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Main bearings Babbitt unusual

Modified dipper pan, I wonder what made them do do this?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Can rods be checked for straightness without special equipment?

Not many local machine shops left and all closed due to covid lockdown.
Brendan
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Can rods be checked for straightness without special equipment?

Thanks for the replies
I have a small lathe and a Mill/Drill, not terribly accurate.
I had to look up what a last word indicator was, seems to be a dial indicator with a little leg on it, I think I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Brendan1959
Can rods be checked for straightness without special equipment?

Can rods be checked for straightness without special equipment?

I searched but have not found any thoughts on this.

Brendan
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Piston orientation

They will not be going around the block again, I wonder how well it ran with only one compression ring.
Brendan
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Piston orientation

If the pistons are supposed to have the split to the cam then they must have been in the wrong way round!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By Brendan1959
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Main bearings Babbitt unusual

After cleaning up the crank i tested with plasti gauge front and center 2 thou, rear about 6 thou.
Block seems standard size ( I have a bore gauge coming).
I have also ordered a Lisle micrometer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Piston orientation

I count 11 piston rings
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Piston orientation

Thanks
No stamps on the top
split to cam will hep
Brendan
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By Brendan1959
Piston orientation

Can anyone tell me which way the split in the piston faces, I marked the cap but not the rod (fool).
They must have had an issue finding piston rings at the last rebuild, Have a close look.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Main bearings Babbitt unusual

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8mxSmYfff0&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k3oBIk8KYU&feature=youtu.be

Thought I would try cleaning up the crank in my lathe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,615
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Decided to pull the motor/trans

What sort of hone are you using? I did not think you could go up a size with just a hone, not criticizing, it is the sort of thing I would like to do.

Brendan
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Main bearings Babbitt unusual

The crank is not drilled, I am hopeful this block can be used with these bearings, its a shame the crank has a little rust and some minor pitting, I think this one was stored outside for a while. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By Brendan1959
Main bearings Babbitt unusual

I pulled down one of my spare motors the main bearings are different to my other motors. Machined groves in the block bearings and none in the caps?
Is this unusual?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Model A motor tear down Covid lockdown

Well its completely torn down, as I suspected I had to cut the last two valves to get them out.
Then spun up a drift to get the guides out.
Next job clean up the mess and have a look for cracks....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Model A motor tear down Covid lockdown

I got the head studs out, broke 2.
I used the TIG method to get them out, the first one came out on the second try.
The second one fought all the way, I nearly ran out of nuts to weld on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Valve guide tool help needed

Mike
Your wife is right, life as home mechanic was a lot harder before these forums came along.
My milling machine is just a Mill Drill, I have just enough equipment to get by.
Brendan
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Model A motor tear down Covid lockdown

All valves out except 2, guides are not moving, any tips to get them out? I am trying not the cut the valves although i suspect I have bent them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Valve guide tool help needed

Success
Thanks to Mike Peters help
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Valve guide tool help needed

Thanks Mike
Very helpful
Brendan
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By Brendan1959
Re: Model A motor tear down Covid lockdown

I have looked in all the safe places, no luck, my normal procedure is to look and look, give up buy another use it then store it in a safe place right next to one I could not find.

I see your from...
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