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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 143,340
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

woofa, I recently sold my Farmall Model A, never got it running, another missed dream!

Camels are noted for their devotion to their owners, and are rarely penned up. They recognize their owner's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Photos will not load

This site is terrible when it comes to pics. Most often it is because of too many pixels or some such nonsense, I no longer try.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,355
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Seafoam

Woofa, you can contact me at: Jaime Gonzales-Schmidt, 1243 Minor St, Poduct Junction, Outer Mongolia. Bring your own winter gear, it gets rather cold here!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Cylinder head questions.

Original block had blind stud holes, they didn't go into the water. 90 years later this may not be so. I use anti-seize on the coarse end of each stud, and either oil or assembly lube on the top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,529
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

Something to think about on compression. Picture this: You and your buddy both have '30 coupes, and are driving side-by-side down the road. His is totally stock, yours has an 8:1 head, twin 97's,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,529
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

Tim Ayers, No web site, I can hardly manage e-mails!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,529
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

The crowfoot head was originally designed by Ed Winfield, and was a great head. I'd prefer it over the Yapp head. I also make a head, 7:1 compression, with features in no other head. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,355
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Seafoam

I tend to agree with woofa, however I personally have never broken any laws. For anyone interested I do happen to have some stock in a bridge back in Brooklyn for sale!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,355
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Seafoam

Thanks guys, but now you've given me so much to think about that my head hurts! Just FYI, I posted this same question on VFF and didn't get nearly as many replies.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,595
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: F.a.s.t.

Following is info Carol sent me a few weeks ago,

No answer for the folks yet. We still have no one to do a Newsletter. However, we are going to provide hill climb insurance for one more year...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,355
Posted By Jim Brierley
Seafoam

Will Seafoam clean a carb, or more accurately keep it clean, after the car has been sitting for awhile? I don't drive my widebed very often, and the Weber carb often has plugged accelerator pump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: How to lubricate a Speedometer

I just put engine oil in a small can, and set only the stem into the oil, and leave it there overnight. Set it deep enough to get most or all of the stem submerged. I was a civilian employee at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Head gasket question

Most vintage performance heads required a Model A gasket, as opposed to the B gasket. The important thing is for the gasket to fit the head, don't worry about fitting the block, it is totally flat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 143,340
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

That's because shopping carts {the correct name :-) }were conceived by engineers on a limited budget, not the billions spent on space travel!!! If they had been designed by an average mechanic, they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: How to lubricate a Speedometer

I understand that if you take a speedo apart you will upset the magnetism and it will need re-calibrating??? I have lubed a speedo by soaking the stem section in oil, not hard to do and it worked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Good Run

Nice!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,020
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

Gear ratios can be deceiving. Just because mathematically it will raise your speed, if you don't have the horsepower, you won't go as fast as you think you can. Pushing a Model A thru the wind is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Factory Ford down draft intake, German?

You are probably right? Russia also made their "jeep" with slightly modified B engines, and likely with a down-draft carb??? That jeep was still being used in the Korean "war".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,915
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

It's my understanding that 4 cylinder engines do not need balancing as an entire assembly, just all the pieces must be done. All pistons must weigh the same, rods the same etc. Crank and/or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,759
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Batt. Supercharger

Looks and sounds like a gimmick to me???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,737
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

Hey woofa, not all of us racers lie, I sometimes admit that the only way to win is to cheat!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,945
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

Camshaft choice I have a story to tell about that. Many years ago I got a phone call from a guy wanting to buy one of my cams. He had a (heavy) fordor, all stock but wanted more power. We talked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Volumetric Efficiency

Most of us aren't that technical!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,945
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

I agree with Brent, plus gas mileage goes up with higher compression. Compression and a bigger carb are the two quickest and easiest ways to more power, cam is next but not near as effective per...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,945
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

There are some very good answers above! I ran a 7.5:1 Cyclone flathead for years with no problems. Included were several trips from SoCal to Las Vegas to visit Ed Winfield. The engine was a B/C,...
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