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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,215
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Double Nut Lifters Secrets

Originally Posted by Tom Wesenberg View Post
Did the nuts come loose, or is the adjustment gap growing due to the cam lobe being worn away by too small a lifter face?

I doubt a worn cam would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine knock

I agree with Nakimar. Check the alignment, don't worry about the side clearance. While you have it apart, insure that all parts are in the that are supposed to be there. I've seen more than one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine upgrade

To answer your question directly, bigger valves are expensive and not necessary for just normal driving and/or touring. The easiest and cheapest route to more power are higher compression and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

I'm with Dennis. I got into the Model A hobby when I started racing the A/B engines years, ago. First drag racing with a club I had joined, it grew from there. I've run, on the Bonneville salt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 111,059
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

Talk about narrow roads, when on the island the roads were 1 lane, with turn-out areas every hundred yards or so. When 2 vehicles approached, the first one to a turn-out stopped whilst the other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,403
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear End Gear Ratio for T5 Transmission?

My Vicky has an S-10 trans. w/the 4:1 1st gear and 26% OD and a 4.10 rear end. I normally start in 2nd gear and with the 26% OD, it is great on the highway. I do use first when starting on a hill,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Mallory, Model C type 11, Model A distributor

Try Speedway Motors in Nebraska, they may have Mallory parts???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 14mm Plugs

DB, I don't know what the plug should be for a stock engine, but yes, use a slightly colder plug with higher compression. It also depends on how you drive, highways vs. all rural roads or parades. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,934
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Kwik way lbm

I recently sold my Aamco bar for $7,000, but I included 7 Model A blocks and a few other things, a pressure tester, etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 14mm Plugs

Most of us performance guys use them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 111,059
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

Woofa, We live about 8 miles East of town, in wine country. We bought our 2.5 acres in 1985, population then was about 15,000, a small town for SoCal. There were 4 wineries, now there are 105,000...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Bent timing pin

It was probably installed by Jack-the-bear, and he got a little rough with it???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Evan's Coolant

I use 20/50 engine oil. -:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 111,059
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

Woofa, My dad was born in the land of eternal fog, that's why my skin doesn't like the sun. So what is my hobby? Land Speed Racing, on the Utah Salt Flats, just over the hill from Salt Lake City. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 111,059
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

Continuation: This was a NATO project, so don't tell anyone I posted the above, it may be classified info, or maybe not at this time? After being on the island for about 4 weeks, they decided a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 111,059
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

Not related to aircraft, but sort of a continuation of the above posting, and maybe a type of aircraft? These were Corporal missiles, maybe 25' long and about a 25 mile range. If the missiles were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 111,059
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

I admitted earlier that I know very little about aircraft, but I do have a story about them. While in the Army, I was sent TDY (temporary duty) to Benbecula, a small island off the West coast of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Evan's Coolant

30 closed cab, I've not done a thorough study either, but have read a little on the subject. Model A Times did an article on it a few years back, and found no reason to not use it. I recommend...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Evan's Coolant

Seeing as your new car came with Evans in it, try it and see how you like it. Don't worry about a little extra heat in your system, that is if it occurs. My hunch is you'll hardly tell the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,550
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Head gasket?

Best #509 is available as a copper or composite gasket, same part number. I prefer copper because when and if removal is needed, the comp is a bear to get completely off. Other racers that I know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

updraught, thanks for sending the link. I had to laugh when I read "Ford pioneered the production line, so it's little surprise each factory was a 'cookie cutter' design. That even meant Australian...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: '31 Budd Cab

Mister Moose, you can claim any speed you want, some will believe you, some will not, no matter what you post!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Intro & Adjustable Lifters Question

Joey,

You may be interested in my book 4-bangers and me? It is about modifying the A/B engines for performance and reliability. e-mail me at jimb4e4@gmail.com for details.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

Mike is right, however Australia's import laws made it much more economical if the bodies were locally made, thus Australian Fords looked a little different than U.S. bodied Fords, but were made on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Oil
Views: 888
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Oil

20-50, like others above. Diesel oils like 15-40 are not recommended by oil makers for gasoline engines.
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