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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By johnneilson
Re: t 5 tranmission

Main advantage is a full syncro modern gearbox with quieter helical gears.
Overdrive is part of the gearbox, no extra levers, switches or pull thingys.
Kind of like having the overdrive as a part...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By johnneilson
looking for source '48-53 oilpump gaskets

I see that Melling is making new pumps, other offer them also.

I am looking for a source for the gastket that is between cover and body.

Thanks, John

PS, looking for more than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Compression Test

I want one of those gauges that reads that accurately and consistently.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Annoying ads

Ryan,

please take the ads off, I think I saw my ex-wife on there.......

no, not those kind of ads......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,588
Posted By johnneilson
Re: T5 Valley Machining Kit

I have the early kit for the T5 with the stock "A" housing.
It does sit back a little further than the "AA" housing and requires a special clutch disk with extension on the trans input shaft.
I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Refitting Rods- Sunnen Hone

Tim,
It sounds like Mark has some experience with honing babbitt, talk to him definitely.

I only mention contacting Sunnen directly because for longer than I care to think about it they have had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Refitting Rods- Sunnen Hone

I think I would call Sunnen and discuss this with their tech folks.
I am not aware of any stone set that would work on Babbitt.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Camshafts

When getting into larger than stock cams, the larger face lifters will help.
Some we run are 1.2 dia and used on cams with bearings larger than 1.75 dia.
Of course pushing the .500 lift or higher....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,250
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

pat,

If it is truly that hard to turn, something is too tight.
It sounds like the crank is set correctly, this leaves just a few things to consider.
Check the rods to make sure the radius on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,699
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Will there be any model As left?

In 10 years there will be an increase in stills, some for me and the bad stuff for the cars
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Mitchell overdrive photo

That's nice, my exploded views are generally burnt, twisted and missing lots of parts.

J
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Model A Distributor with Centrifugal Advance

Some aftermarket heads have plugs in different positions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Model A Distributor with Centrifugal Advance

On the subject
I have found that spark plug positioning in flatheads will influence the need for less spark advance
Compression and the condition of the balance of the motor allow for more or less...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Model A Distributor with Centrifugal Advance

In the current market these days I have found that VW and MG distributors can be modified to work
After the machine work is done the advance curve will need attention

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By johnneilson
Re: TDC Finder

This is funny, while it is sold as a TDC indicator, it really is not.
Used forever as a compression stroke indicator.
Typically used when setting valve lash in modern motors.

J
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,644
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Crankshaft Counterbalance Weight

Interesting inquiry, I found old picture of B-B counterweight drawing some years ago.
I then modeled up in solidworks, from a pretty bad sketch.

I come up with mass of #4.87 per counterweight.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,967
Posted By johnneilson
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

Ronn is absolutely correct, I think some are not looking at this the right way.

With some of the opinions about modification and hot rodding being taboo, I see this differently.

What is it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Main bearings Babbitt unusual

Or they just stopped turning................
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Best in class head

Jim,

There are pics all over the web of your Cyl Head.

For the un-initiated, look at where the spark plugs are...................J

Pic liberated from HAMB Banger meet, over there....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Best in class head

I thought it was 10 MPH!!

Just an observation, all the heads raising compression will give some increase in power. There are many factors to consider, carby, manifold etc. The stock carb is like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Best in class head

I remember her too.............
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By johnneilson
Re: How is it.........

This is a good question, the answer is progress, lessons learned.

Oil filters didn't get much attention until much later, especially full flow filter systems and pressure fed bearings.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,501
Posted By johnneilson
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

By all definition, yes.
It is a part of the history of this country where people improvised and overcame.


J
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,668
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Electronic ignition advise

Some years ago when aftermarket electronic ignitions were the hot ticket, I tried a couple.
I was doing a lot of off road driving, chasing Baja races etc. I always carried a stock point plate and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By johnneilson
Re: Annoying rattle.

My shift knob does not rattle, so much for the rest of the car.............
J
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