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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 121,659
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

A good friend of mine passed a couple of years ago, and left me his '31 Vicky! All body and paint had been done, Rutherford OHV conversion on a diamond B block, T-5 trans, 8" Ford diff, etc. All it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Cylinder #4 Running Hot

I have never seen a piece of paper refuse to take ink! This may explain everything???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Piston and cylinder clearance / measurement???

Johnneilson has explained it correctly. I bore the block to .003" oversize and hone another .0005". (.0035" total) Always have the new pistons in hand before boring the block, to be certain of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 32 model b engine

Pay attention to John and John, they have it right. If you e-mail me at jimb4e4@gmail.com I will send you the chapter in my book telling the various ways to put a B into an A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Farmer Special. So that's what that noise was.

Back in the day, there was a commercially made kit to put a pickup bed into the Model A coupe body. Maybe sold by Sears or Monkey Ward???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Replacing Rear Drum Seal

If the seal has worn a grove in the axle housing it can be spaced out a bit to find a better spot for it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Replacing Rear Drum Seal

I just use a tire iron or large screwdriver.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 121,659
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

woofa, come to think about it, I've never seen an ugly girl. When I was 20 I thought a 60 year old woman was not so good looking. Today I realize there a lot of good looking 80 year olds! :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 121,659
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

I don't know about 'sportavia', but I stayed a week on a very nice 'dude ranch' in Montana in 1958, at absolutely no cost to me, it was great, horseback riding, watching a dog-retriever show, etc. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

Not kidding, not very scientific either!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,282
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: "Diamond engine"

Chris, the article is quite long, with many pictures, too big for my abilities.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

Stand in front of a mirror, seal your lips around the fitting on the gauge, blow hard while watching the needle in the mirror. You should be able to blow enough to make the needle move, that's all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
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: 23
Views: 1,282
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: 779
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: 708
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: 985
Views: 121,659
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: 708
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: 928
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: 711
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: 1,074
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: 763
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: 227
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: 763
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: 1,059
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rutherford Head

Interesting, I didn't know that although I did know he did a few OHC conversions.
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