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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Radius ball cap nuts...

Well said John. So many owners leave them loose and that just promotes destructive wear.
Dave in MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 109,503
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

There are engine kits available from the second run.
On 10/14, I increased my order from 10 to 12 kits and was told there would be warehouse stock after the current orders were filled.

Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By Dave in MN
Burtz engine topped with a Miller Hi-Speed Head

Greetings All,
I have 6,400 miles on my Burtz engine. About 1,400 of these miles were pulling a clam shell teardrop camper. Lots of power and no issues with the engine. I maintain 20-22 psi of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,680
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Roadster or Coupe?

We purchased a 29 Phaeton for our family adventures after starting with a 28 closed cab pickup.
Four in the cab was too tight and they did not like being in the back.

We had many trips to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Having trouble getting new Miller-Cragar setup to run

Jon E,
Try choking it to various degrees as you try to bring the speed up. Report back.
The air to fuel mixture could be leaning out as you slowly open the carbs.

Good Day!

FYI: I have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,291
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Pressurized Radiator

I have two Model A's with 4# pressurized systems. With leakless pumps and the sealed expansion tanks, I seldom need to add water. Seldom means seasonally. I run both of these engines at highway...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,544
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: A few timing gear questions

I agree that you now have it correct based on the last photo. (Entry #31)

See attached gears. 25 teeth on the steel gear makes it easy to mark the centerline through the hole/crankshaft. See...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,629
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Are you happy with your Mitchell Overdrive?

I installed mine in 2000 and since then have put over 98,000 miles on it. Not one issue with it. It works great. It has exceeded my expectations.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,392
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Nu-Rex Electronic Ignition Help

All of the electronic module ignition system problems I have worked on were related to a weak ground to the module. Locate and clean this connection.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Front rope oil seal

For the seals that look like they have a Teflon coating, I do not soak them in oil or trim them. I apply a light coat of Permatex #2 in the pan and front cover grooves and then tamp the seals in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,236
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Unhappy with pressurised radiator

Any amount of head gasket leak of combustion gas into the waterjacket connected to a pressurized radiator and you are going to have problems. An atmospheric radiator will take a bit of leaking and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,782
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Tom Wesenberg

I have known Tom for over 20 years, we are both members of the Model A Club in The Twin Cities. I have spoken to him twice since the fire. He sounds devistated. He needs all the kind words and yes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,341
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: High Compression Head Review

On the average, from my dyno running of engines, the 6:1 will produce about 2 hp more than the 5.5:1 head. Not lots of difference but close to 5% more hp.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,140
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: dropping the pan

Double post...Second one removed ...Tried to .....:(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,140
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: dropping the pan

I use a 1/4" cordless impact driver with a 1/2" nut driver with 6" shank.
I use it for off and on...
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Loud Thud

The loud "thud" is likely the radius ball pushing the socket assembly apart and the sound occurs when the socket reaches its limit.

The lower part of the socket is held against the ball by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Cylinder head questions.

The tap may cut away some of the metal and weaken the threads. It is best to use a thread cleaning tool. It looks somewhat like a tap but is designed for its specific use...to clean the threads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,370
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

I am running a Lion Speed Head lll on a B engine. I machined the head .074" to increase the compression and increased the clearance around the intake valves. I also rounded the sharp edges in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,829
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Engine question

Bob,
There are lots of variables as to the parts you use and how comfortable you are with doing some or all of the assembly yourself.

I build engines and I currently have a Burtz kit in my shop...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,829
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Engine question

The costs you state above were the introductory amounts if you ordered an engine kit or flywheel before the end of March, 2021.

The current cost is as stated below: (Copied the info from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,829
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Engine question

The latest model: The Burtz engine. See recent active thread.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Gilmore "Model A Day" - Sept 18. 2021

I plan to drive over from Minnesota. I have been there for the day twice. It's a good event.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,750
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

Vicky,
I am building virtually the same engine. Only the pistons and carbs will be different. If you would share please, what is your cold oil pressure at idle and warm operating oil pressure. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,750
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: The new Burtz Model A engine

I had time in the shop today to fit the bearings and crank in the Burtz engine I purchased.

Burtz engine # 21020303-0007
The main bearing housing bores were deburred. The parting lines on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,750
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

hardtimes, Exactly. In post #44 it looked like the plan was to check the clearance with Plastigage devoid of oil and that would lead to false readings.

My intention is not to rile anyone. The...
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