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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
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: 1,005
Views: 127,191
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: 480
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: 480
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: 875
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: 1,088
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: 1,088
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: 827
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: 827
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: 896
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: 3,436
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: 2,532
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: 747
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: 2,173
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: 2,532
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: 2,532
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: 2,173
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: 397
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: 973
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: 973
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.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: compression

Glad to hear the MMO amounts used. My 601 Ford tractor stuck a valve about a year ago, a pushrod popped out of place so it took some time and work to get it running again. I determined it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Quick change rear end

I run an early Halibrand in my speedster. I drive on the street and run hill climbs so there is a definite advantage for me. John is right about modern QC gears, they are quite quiet. I run a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Power At Rear Wheels

I don't have one for a stock engine but years ago I dynoed my pickup with a mild 2-port Riley. It put 60 HP to the wheels. It was an electric dyno, so I could power the vehicle using the dyno's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Piston and cylinder clearance / measurement???

I run .010" on my Bonneville engine with forged pistons.
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