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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Suggestions on crud removal

A good quality putty knife with a stiff blade that is razor sharp will get the bulk of the crud on the flat surfaces on the head, block and manifold cleaned off. I sharpen my putty knifes on a fine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Snyder 5.5 head

From what I've seen the high compression heads are a little bit shorter at the front revealing more of the head gasket than should be. I think this is from a standard head being used as a pattern and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Serious oil leak - rear main seal?

Yep, I agree that draining the oil and starting with putting back in 4 quarts or until it is at most halfway between low and full.
Also check to make sure you don't have a coolant leak into the oil....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Warford Information

I don't know if it can. In my 29 I just needed to remove the dual high transmission and bolt in the Warford. Direct switch. (It is simple but takes a lot of work)



They come up for sale once in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

Did you happen to get the radiator cap and gas cap switched? Run it without the gas cap on or when it starts to act up take the gas cap off and listen for it sucking in air when you do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Rusty Coolant

Use a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled h2o.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Drain valve question

Is there enough space below the baffle to allow one to "carefully" drill a small hole through the baffle so the water level could be seen?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: U joint felt seals.. how do you fit them?

I've cut strips of cork gasket material to lay in the groove to take up some of the space making them fit tighter. I use a little bit of silicone gasket maker to stick the cork into the bottom of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Rusty Coolant

I've seen this stated numerous times on this and other forums. I just don't see it happening but if so what diameter hole does one need to put in a container of a 50/50 mix to separate the coolant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

So it has sat for 10 months. To me that is not an especially long time.
I've opened up quite a few engines (Model A and others) that have sat much longer and they still have a good layer of oil on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Rear Axle Taper - What It Does

Jim if you add another shim and the nut won't go on far enough to fit a cotter pin you can sand some of the back side of the nut off allowing the pin to be fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: adjustable tappets

Bill,

It's a pretty straight forward job but does require the engine to be torn down to the basics and not a job I would want to do while the engine is in the car.

First the head, oil pan,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Mystery missfire .

Change the order of the spark plugs and see if the miss fire follows #4 plug.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Running engine with no dip stick?

Never done this before today but by accident I didn't push my dipstick in all the way in after checking the oil and drove the truck 15 miles.
Yep it make a bit of a mess. Very glad I didn't drive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,316
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

X2
Works well for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,316
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

I'd be inclined to strip it back down to just the crank and start over again.
If you can't get the crank to rotate freely with .0015 on the mains your trouble most likely is there. Add the cam...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,770
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Ignition timing question

Instead of using the timing pin use a short phillip's head screwdriver to find the dimple.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Purpose of dual points?

Lots of good information from you all!

Okay this is starting to make more sense to me. I was trying to figure out why the points weren't opening and closing the same. This is helping.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By 1crosscut
Purpose of dual points?

Okay so I have been messing about with a Mallory distributor that was on one of my industrial Model A engines.
It seems to me that to have it work properly both sets of points will need to open and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Mixing lifters

I'm not saying that I want to I'm only throwing it out there for thought. However there are a lot of folks out there that may not necessarily have the money to do a full swap and this looks like it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By 1crosscut
Mixing lifters

This evening I was working on lapping in some original style valves and a thought ran across my mind. A person has plenty of time to think while lapping in valves...

So I did a search and didn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: st"A"rt in 46 seconds

Honestly guys I'm not seeing the many mistakes you are saying that were made.
Yes the choke looked as if it slipped right back in but it was already probably warmed up.
I froze the video in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Oil Pump and Valve Chamber Question

Rock the engine back and forth a bit forth a bit. Might just have a bit of a bind against the cam shaft. Put something soft under the oil pump in case it drops out while you are doing this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Fumbled a piston

Todd and Darryl those are very generous offers and I really appreciate them. Once I get the other two mains looked at and some measurements on the cylinders I will have a better idea on what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Fumbled a piston

Thanks for all of the advice.
I have two of the industrial / binder engine power units. Between the two I should have enough parts and pieces to make one complete unit to use as a running display....
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