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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ron W
Re: After Replacing the Headgasket

Hi Ed. After you've checked it a few times, don't worry about it. I haven't checked mine in 3 years plus. No issues! I would be careful about block sealer. My radiator had problems flowing well...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 23,092
Posted By Ron W
Re: Ford 150 OD Transmission install in 31 Roadster

When I did mine, I removed the magnets and welded a bung on the bottom and used a plug with a magnet. Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ron W
Re: Oil gallery modification

Oil does not need to go over the first dam. If you look at the cover you will see that oil can go around the dam and into the middle chamber. Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ron W
Re: Re-facing valve seats in block: seat angle ?

I went with 3-angle. I used at least 1/16 to 3/32 flat contact surface. Seems OK so far.
Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,534
Posted By Ron W
Re: am i in trouble?

You said you heard the noise after putting on a muffler. Make sure the muffler isn't loose before rebuilding the engine. If you have the pan off, measure the forward and back movement. If it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,966
Posted By Ron W
Re: Is there adifference between an "A" or "B" head gasket

The gasket does not protrude into the combustion chamber as the head is shaped with more relief around the valves like the "B". Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,111
Posted By Ron W
Re: Zenith rebuilt. No power past 40mph

Did this engine run OK before? Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,966
Posted By Ron W
Re: Is there adifference between an "A" or "B" head gasket

I use a copper "B" gasket on my high compression "A" head with "A" block. I think it is the ideal combo! Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,111
Posted By Ron W
Re: Zenith rebuilt. No power past 40mph

I agree with George. Double check your timing before buying new parts. Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,560
Posted By Ron W
Re: Oill pressure off the chart

As Tom has indicated, you are reading the pressure required to push the oil through the filter. When the filter is plugged it reads high. That's one way to tell. Mine exceeds 20# when revved up ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,560
Posted By Ron W
Re: Oill pressure off the chart

What weight oil are you using? Do you have a filter? Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,250
Posted By Ron W
Re: Downdraft question

Watch out for puddling in the lower vertical section. Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,396
Posted By Ron W
Re: Thermostat problems

Good catch Bill! I think I would reverse the pump flow so the flow is in the normal direction. Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,396
Posted By Ron W
Re: Thermostat problems

I had a feeling you were not using a stock pump. It acts like the direction of flow may be wrong. Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,396
Posted By Ron W
Re: Thermostat problems

Mine has two 1/8th " holes to allow some circulation while warming up. I've never had a problem. The hot water must be able to reach the thermostat before it boils. Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By Ron W
Re: Pre - ignition Problem.

A 5.2 head would not produce 100 psi unless it has been milled. It sounds like you have a hot spot in the combustion chamber which could be caused by a sharp edge (among other things) from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,015
Posted By Ron W
Re: Thermostat?

If your engine is pressurized 180 is good. If your engine is not pressurized 180 is only 32 from 212. 160 gives you 52 degrees of safety. I use 160. Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,375
Posted By Ron W
Re: Rear Wheel Bearing Grease Silver Gray. Is this Rear End Shot?

Sorry, I did miss that you had packed the bearings yourself. I guess I'm half asleep when I read the forum. Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,375
Posted By Ron W
Re: Rear Wheel Bearing Grease Silver Gray. Is this Rear End Shot?

Graphite grease is often used in high pressure applications. It is commonly used in saw mill machines. I think that is what you have. There is no need to replace or condemn parts that are not worn. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By Ron W
Re: Crank Shaft End Thrust Question?

You can't use the rear main thrust bronze without removing the babbit. If it were mine I would leave it till the motor needed a rebuild for other reasons. Other opinions may vary. Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,027
Posted By Ron W
Re: He who dies with the most toys.....

My stuff is for my pleasure. When I'm gone the family can do what pleases them. Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,865
Posted By Ron W
Re: TIG practice and a question

Ron Covell has 2 great videos here; http://covell.biz/dvds
Ron W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,865
Posted By Ron W
Re: TIG practice and a question

Craters can be caused by contaminants and/or not enough argon. Use at least 15 cfph on steel. Holes 1/4 in or larger should be plugged first with metal the same thickness and then welded. That...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By Ron W
Re: Pretty sure this isn't Model A...

I believe it is for setting saw teeth. Ron W
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