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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: A head question

Bob, thanks for the info. It is indeed a copy of the Police head (5.2:1). No maker listed. This engine was very well worn but still had compression readings of:
#1-70 #2-75 #3-80 #4-80 lbs at 6,000...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
A head question

I'm overhauling a model A engine I acquired this summer. The serial number is not the regular number used on cars and trucks, so I assume it was a commercial engine. The numbers look to be factory...
Forum: Model-A 06-26-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Forum: Model-A 06-24-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
19" roller wheels and tires

I have two 19" Model A wheels with ancient tires that hold air. These are very rusty but usable. One has a damaged spoke with the hub and drum still attached. I can't get the lug nuts off. The hub...
Forum: Model-T 06-24-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 921
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
'26/'27 coi; box w/coils

I have a nice coil box with 4 coils and lid for a '26 / '27 Model T. Coils are stuck in the box. Not rusted. Sorry, I am unable to post pictures. 40.00 plus postage. USPS money order only.
Glenn...
Forum: Model-A 06-04-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 375
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Wanted - A mechanical governor -Found!

I would like to find a mechanical governor (runs off the timing gear) for a model a engine as used on stationary, ag and industrial applications. No vacuum governors, please. Leave a message here. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,987
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: ANTIQUE ENGINE REBUILDING RODS vs SNYDERS

There were 2 types of rods in common use back then. One was hinged and the other was what we see now. One of them was called a Marine style rod but my feeble old brain can't remember which one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,419
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: damaged piston what? why?

I've seen this when the spacers on a 3 part oil ring climb out of position on installation.
Not an uncommon thing if the pistons had been removed/replaced. Was the damage at a point where the oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,605
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Piston installation

An old thread for sure but it solved my problem. I'm currently doing a ring and vavlve job on my hillbillt parade jalopy. All the piston skirt slots faced the cam but number one. It was facing the...
Forum: Early V8 11-17-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Forum: Early V8 11-07-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
59A bearings & gaskets

NORS Thompson Bronze rod bearings for '39 - '42 221 Cu. in. engine. Complete set in boxes. Std. OD, .020 ID. - 50.00 plus postage. SOLD
Two sets of head gaskets for the same engine equipped with...
Forum: Early V8 11-07-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Forum: Model-A 11-04-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Shock rebuild kits, etc,

I have a shock rebuild kit for all 4 shocks and a bag of 10 rubber dog bone bushings. 10 bucks plus postage. -----SOLD------
Forum: Early V8 11-04-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Flathead ignition parts, etc.

Old age, health and eye problems are causing me to quit my old Ford hobby. Here are a few items to consider:
Mallory dual point distributor for 8BA, etc. Late red cap model with centrifugal advance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: 239 rod holes

The small hole is for lubricating the wrist pin. One odd rod indicates the engine has been repaired at one point in time. I don't think drilling it would remove enough metal to affect balance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,271
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Pulling flathead away from Trans

Roger, I'm sorry I called you Roy in my last post. I had another fellow on my mind and my brain fell out on the floor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,889
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Runs for about 10 minutes and the just quits

Partially plugged gas line. I have an A that only gets driven in parades twice a year. I drain everything down afterward. Invariably, some little piece of junk gets sucked into the line. Blow it back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Homemade Model A trunk

Beatiful work! I want to build one for my car but have yet to come up with a plan.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,271
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Pulling flathead away from Trans

Roy, that's not an uncommon problem with cars that have sat for many years. Though it needs to come straight back to avoid binding, a bunch of wiggling back and for and up and down while pulling can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Oil Filter canister on 59A

Not to get involved in a bunch of back and forth nonsense over filters, but you should install one. The original filter setup is fine. It mounts using the top 3 rear left head bolts, where they form...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,912
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: oil pressure

So, what your saying is the Ford blueprints are wrong? Maybe I don't see straight, eh? I thought my cataract surgery was supposed to fix that. I suppose next someone will tell me they excavated the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,734
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Screw on gas cap

Some reproduction/replacement caps just don't fit right. Mine, for example. The ID of the cap was too large and would not screw down tight. I would look for an original with plenty of wear. Remember,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,912
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: oil pressure

There is a little known thing that can cause a problem with oil level in the valve chamber.
If you look at the "dam" ahead of the oil tube, where splash over lubes the timing gear, you will likely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,752
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Help with radiator cap spray

I've found those MotoMeters are not at all accurate. It is true that over filling will cause coolant to come out. I always fill to cover the tubes and let the thing seek it's own level.
Are you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,841
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: milling iron heads

If you are going to use 59AB heads on a 59A engine, there is a slight difference in the valve location on the 59AB. The 59A heads need to have the area surrounding the valve head milled out for side...
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