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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By George D
Re: Magnetic transmission oil drain plug?

I made my own for engine trans and rear end using 1/4” long 1/4” diameter high strength magnets I bought online. Just drill into drain plugs 3/16” deep 1/4” wide and stick them in they will hold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,815
Posted By George D
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

When I change the oil in the A I usually very slowly pour about a half quart oil in before replacing the drain plug. The fill pipe is in the front of the block the fresh oil slowly cascades through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,640
Posted By George D
Re: Crankshaft in New Rebuilt Model A Engine Won't Turn

I assembled an A engine once using permatex assembly lube on the mains and rods the stuff was so sticky I could not turn the engine over with a 2' breaker bar. Babbitt was new and clearances were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,498
Posted By George D
Re: oil pressure

There are three dams in the lifter chamber I don't believe oil should ever flow over any of them. They are used to keep oil in the area's of the main bearing tubes when going up or down long steep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By George D
Re: High volume oil pump.

Using a clear plastic lifter cover drain back tube on a fresh rebuilt engine with fresh stock pump I have discoverd that at higher rpm the pump will drain the pan faster then the oil can return. At...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,279
Posted By George D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,554
Posted By George D
Re: Bars leak duration

I used Bars Leak to temporally fix some nasty cracks under the valve seats of a 9n ford tractor in 1986. It has been used hard ever since and not leaked a drop. The answer is Bars Leak will last at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 953
Posted By George D
Babbitt metal

I believe from reading online that the original ford babbitt formula was 86% tin 7% copper 7% antimony. I have the chance to purchase some babbitt bars that are 91% tin 4.5% copper 4.5 antimony, it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By George D
Re: My Fleet Is Growing

Been working the ##& out of a 47 8n for as long as I can remember, can't kill it tough tractor, just dug out from under a 3ft snowfall with it a week ago. I think ford built some pickups in the 40's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,671
Posted By George D
Re: B Camshaft

The B cam I have is like new with right size bearing diameters haven't measured the lift, did not know there were three different B cam's. I have nothing against a new one but the one I have dosnt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,671
Posted By George D
Re: B Camshaft

Ok wow that sums it up. Does anyone make the 1.187" tappets preferably adjustable?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,671
Posted By George D
B Camshaft

Hello I have a B cam in excellent condition that I would like to use in my model A engine. I also have new single lock tappets that measure 1.120" at the base. Are these compatible or do I need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 43,783
Posted By George D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,155
Posted By George D
Re: Distributor housing cracks

I had the same problem recently, my solution was to turn the OD of the cracked area to .710" and down about .250".
Next a steel bushing was made ID .709" (light press fit) .750 OD .250 long. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,908
Posted By George D
Re: Cleaning out crud in water jackets

Just did this yesterday. Took a piece of 1/4 thick 2" wide 3" long steel plate and drilled two 7/16" holes to match the holes in block. Next i drilled and tapped 3/8" pipe plug hole near were the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,825
Posted By George D
Re: transmission shift lever

My reproduction lever did the same as in post seven, just started to turn left or right. I discoverd that it was made in two pieces sleeved together and silver soldered. Never even made it out of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,105
Posted By George D
Re: Rear Wheel Bearing Grease Silver Gray. Is this Rear End Shot?

Just went through this 2 weeks ago, new hubs and bearings last summer about 1000 miles since. What i found was that some not all of the bearing end pins would stick out past the cage and were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,382
Posted By George D
Re: Very noisy ride 1931 coupe

Installed a set this spring using used 600w from transmition. They dripped for a few weeks then stopped, no squeaks rides more smoothly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By George D
Re: Brass GVA driver

I guess your right Bill........ Didnt think of that
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By George D
Brass GVA driver

I have a Zienith 2 carb that has a brass GVA driver. The inside rod is steel and staked into position. Is this an aftermarket part Or did ford use these?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,373
Posted By George D
Re: Dull dril bits

I think the rivits are spinning
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By George D
Center main boo boo

Dismantled an engine puchased just for the block. When pulling the crank it was found that the center main was completely stripped of all Babbitt. The rods and other bearings looked like new. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By George D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,841
Posted By George D
Re: Best plugs..??

Re-pop 3x champion seem to chew their way through pretty good. Got them as a gift, an expensive gift.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,531
Posted By George D
Re: Float needle sticking

The steel needle and brass seat combination have been used for years in many different kinds of cars tractors small engines and what have you. Not very often do they need replacement but frequently...
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