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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,254
Posted By colin1928
Re: Continuing engine problem

Ray your on the right track measuring everything until you find that which is too tight
Here are some you have not posted
piston ring side clearance
piston ring back space
valve stem to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,705
Posted By colin1928
Re: Rod nuts

I wonder have you ever seen a broken A/B rod ?

Yes I can show 1/2 a dozen broken X style A model rods
H style not so much
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,445
Posted By colin1928
Re: Overheasting

Ford spec for a C model head idle 18 deg BTDC - 34 BTDC deg total
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,590
Posted By colin1928
Re: Head gasket Went for a ride

Another old trick is loosen the nut off a few turns and start up the n engine the head will come lose normally when it warms up a bit
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By colin1928
Re: Installing valve seats

New seats will have inst5"ructions with sizes
generally depending on material of the seats 0.003"-0.005" interference for cast iron
I go 0.005"-0.006" in side valve engines
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By colin1928
Re: Bore and piston size questions

I think you may be better off stripping it and have a engine shop measure it all for round and taper and square with really good measuring equipment
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,140
Posted By colin1928
Re: cam replacement

Larry s method works well and I have used it with original style valves and keepers
But if you have modern style valves and keepers it is easier to remove the head
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,146
Posted By colin1928
Re: Grinning and "bearing" it

Do not leave the loose part in there it will not help and only move where it is not wanted
I would rebuild it or find a better cap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,044
Posted By colin1928
Re: Model A classification

B X 1 sometimes 2
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,978
Posted By colin1928
Re: Finally posting pictures of my "Finished" Tudor

Good work hope you have miles of enjoyment
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,899
Posted By colin1928
Re: Ford Model A & B Motors

Yes it has been done before
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,064
Posted By colin1928
Re: Tube Headers for Model A

Well designed tube headers should be equal length and of a diameter that makes for a scavenge effect that will give a decent power increase
length and diameter are normally the result of trial on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,766
Posted By colin1928
Re: Large air cleaners on RHD cars

Nice work looks great
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,931
Posted By colin1928
Re: New clutch-drive shaft problem

Dennis try loosing the front engine mount and raise the front of the engine to match the angle of the trams
this has work for me in the past
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By colin1928
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,662
Posted By colin1928
Re: Piston size

Short answer NO you must measure
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,313
Posted By colin1928
Re: Chevy Pistons in a Model A engine.

I have used Chevy 283 pistons
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,160
Posted By colin1928
Re: Reg Rag Men and Model A's

Who dropped a Dollar
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 38,919
Posted By colin1928
Re: 5 main, chev, crankModel A engine

Nice job George great engineering
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,268
Posted By colin1928
Re: Down draft problems

Bad holley power valve will do as described
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,682
Posted By colin1928
Re: Rear Main Bearing -- drain Pipe

As this a V8 the main thing will be the length of the pipe correct very important give Mac Van Pelt a call he will give the length
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By colin1928
Re: Tappet adjustment

X2 what Russ said
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By colin1928
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,904
Posted By colin1928
Re: A Few Cars EFV8 Visit local collection Christchurch

Great collection and nice photos would love to see it myself one day
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,507
Posted By colin1928
Re: Model A Immodesty

Wow great trip and video love the shoots from the drone
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