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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 38
Posted By Jim Brierley
Speedster Reunion

The Speedster Reunion will be held again in Lincoln, NE. Go to http://www.museumofamericanspeed.com/ for details. This is an event all T speedster guys need to attend!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 35
Posted By Jim Brierley
F.a.s.t.

FAST (Ford A Speed Technology) is starting up again. The Central California Group has plans to take over the newsletter/publication. Ron and Carol Mosher sent out postcards telling us of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Jim Brierley
F.a.s.t.

FAST (Ford A Speed Technology) is starting up again. The Central California Group has plans to take over the newsletter/publication. Ron and Carol Mosher sent out postcards telling us of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 127,715
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

I live in a rural area, now an attractive wine growing area with over 40 wineries, I think there were 4 when we bought in '85. I joined the local road advisory committee that gave input to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Stromberg 48

A 97 would work just as well on a touring engine, and are easier to find.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 127,715
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

You have to feel sorry for the homeless and down-and-out people, but I became somewhat prejudiced against them when I worked at LAPD, right in the center of skid row in LA. One morning as I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Split Pistons and Pin Clearance - need help

Original Ford specs said a max of .002". Those were a different design, so doesn't apply anymore. Setting new style pistons at that will result in major problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Split Pistons and Pin Clearance - need help

.004" should be very good on piston to cylinder wall clearance. I too run more clearance than most guys, but pin to piston clearance should just be a light "thumb-push" into the piston, with a light...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

I would drive it but do another test after another 500 miles. Your test indicates something not quite right, maybe a head gasket, or perhaps valves not fully seating.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: lincon brakes

Lincoln and the '39-'48 brakes are both the same size, and can use the same drums. Adapters are available to put them on A spindles. Before commercial adapters were available we used a hard-seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: lincon brakes

Pay close attention to what hardtimes said. I've run both early Ford hydraulics and a combination of Ford & Lincoln. Both work very well, the only advantage of Lincoln's over Ford is a softer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By Jim Brierley
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Crankshaft pulley - cast iron, steel or aluminum

kawagumby, One piece. They hold up OK with the dog turd, maybe not so good with a lip-seal???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Crankshaft pulley - cast iron, steel or aluminum

Cast pulley's usually only break while installing or removing the engine from the car. Having said that, a steel or aluminum pulley is a good idea. A slightly smaller than stock pulley makes it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: 1928 Model A crankshaft switchover

All Model A, B, C and early V8 cranks are forged, not cast.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,489
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: A question for old guys

I'm right behind Richard in Anaheim at 83.8 years. I was in great shape at 76, could lift B blocks, etc. Then I had a major stroke, my whole right side is a half step above useless. BUT, I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,557
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max RPM's

I agree, 2,000 - 2200 is ideal for cruising.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Cold start

Big hammer, great story!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,218
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Tech Q ?

Good eye nkaminar! Lotta high-dollar equipment shown above.

Hardtimes, 4 mains? On a banger???

Short story on sludge. In '65 I was working for the City of LA. One night the foreman gave...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,557
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max RPM's

Ruth, no video, sorry. I am not technologically advanced. My Bonneville car is rear engined, and turbo charged, but still sounds pretty good.

nkaminar, I understand fatigue, but I drive mine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,557
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max RPM's

I think nkhaminar is thinking theory, and has likely not run any performance engines. I run B engines with the 'C' cranks and no damper. The engine I have run the most still has babbitted mains,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,218
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Tech Q ?

You got a raw deal, but on a stock engine there was never an oil pressure ga., or need for one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Fuel pressure

I would think that it would work, but if you are running a V8, with Strombergs or such, a regulator wouldn't be needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Quick change rear end

jetmek, not sure but it'll easily run 55 or so, enough to win several hill climbs.

Tim Ayers, Dan Iandola and I ran a 'Bart-built' QC in our lakester years ago. It was fabricated out of a V8 rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Quick change rear end

We run one of Derek's V8 QC rears in our Bonneville lakester. It went together easily and we have had no problems with it. 167 MPH is the best time to-date.
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