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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:48 AM
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Re: Model A club in Wilkes County, NC

Piedmont MARC (https://piedmontmarc.shutterfly.com/) is based in W-S.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Cam shaft nut washer

These are mentioned in a service bulletin (https://modelagarage.com/service_bulletin/loose-timing-gear/) for diagnosing and repairing a timing gear that's loose due to the camshaft nut bottoming out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Frankenengine

If you have the precision measurement tools, you'll be able to assess the crankshaft and bearings decently. The tricky (or at least time-consuming) bit will be detecting cracks in the blocks. Harder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Flywheel housing mounting

I had this in mind last night when I put a jack stand under the oil pan to remove the timing cover. I took the motor mount bolts out first and then jacked up the front juuuuust enough so the wishbone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Terry Chapman Model A engine rebuilder.

I've heard stories about Lubriplate assembly lube hardening into basically glue if you just leave the engine for years. At the very least you'd want to remove the oil pan and head to inspect the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine upgrade

The second part of that assumption is doing all the work. There are plenty of modifications to the A engine that substantially increase efficiency and do not substantially increase heat output. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine upgrade

This isn't strictly true. Heat, beyond the amount needed to get the engine up to operating temperature, is a waste byproduct of combustion inefficiency. The input energy of the fuel is converted into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine upgrade

Nice, well come over sometime.

Re: driving a car "of the era," the high-compression heads were definitely available at the time. Most heads available now are replicas of period heads. Some other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine upgrade

If there's an option to just do the head by itself, for less money, that's the most bang for the buck. Larger intake valves won't help much unless you follow up by using a different carb, enlarging...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 996
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Can anyone share any information about the “birth” of this forum.

The Internet Archive is going to be your best bet for information on previous versions of FordBarn. There are snapshots capturing the old FB from 1997-2005. After that, there's a blackout until Ryan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,929
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Replacing a loose valve seat

Yep, I got the Snyder's kit with the straight valves and the one-piece guides with shoulder.

Guy did the whole repair on the driveway in front of the shop. New insert, ground all the seats,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,929
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Replacing a loose valve seat

OK, I just had the new seat inserted and ground in, plus he reground the other 7 seats. Unfortunately I had to take a call and I missed the actual doing of the thing, so I don't know what he used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

Hi guys, it's a direct download link to Bob's video file, which is not a streaming video, it's an old-fashioned WMV (Windows Media) video. Here's the URL:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Removing rust from engine

I'm in the middle of a similar project right now, and although you want to avoid removing major components I gotta say that there are a lot of reasons to consider removing them. The following items...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,421
Posted By alexiskai
Re: A New Winter House for My "A"

Originally appeared in an 1887 novel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She:_A_History_of_Adventure) by H. Rider Haggard.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

Would have to share the profits with Bob Johnson, it was his idea. I asked him where I could get one and he said he just made his, so then I had to make mine. I did it using an amazing website,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

No worries. As I've learned, there will be at least five comments on any post:

This thing is not important
This thing is important and you're not going far enough
I disagree: [says the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

Don't worry, if you decide you don't need to use this diagram, I will not be offended.
Forum: Model-A 11-15-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By alexiskai
Service Bulletins - PDF on CD, 1928-1937

This CD contains the Service Bulletins formatted as searchable PDF, in two files. The searchable PDF makes it easy to find all references to the subject you want over the years.

Like-new, unopened...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,594
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Head gasket?

I just cleaned my block surface tonight and I mostly used a Roloc green disc and then a white disc, both on a 1/4" shank in a cordless drill. They worked well, but there were a couple spots I wasn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

Not meant to obviate confirming with a feeler, merely reduce the risk that you overshoot or undershoot your target clearance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By alexiskai
Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

I've created a printable PDF with a diagram to assist with precise adjustment of valve clearances. This diagram is based on one created by FordBarn user Bob Johnson and shown in his video...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,594
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Head gasket?

Wait a second, doesn't the Ra number go down as the finish improves? You're saying the Ra should be below 65?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Loose Pitman Arm

A drop of oil on the bolt will make sure all that torque goes toward closing the gap instead of thread friction.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,594
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Head gasket?

This is certainly plausible as a theory, but I'm curious what evidence you have that improper timing -> wide temperature swings in the head -> gasket failure. Like, what forensic traces in a gasket...
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