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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Frankenengine

It all depends on how much you actually drive..an AA where I live might see 100 miles.a.year. due to the local traffic,the idiots would make it miserable..a worn but in spec. engine would be fine..I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Frankenengine

Babbit flakes and cracks..babbit is tinned to the bearing caps but pinned to the block,dont be alarmed if the babbit is 'loose' on the block side.
The hydrodynamic principle applies,.001 inch...
Forum: Model-A Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Aftermarket accessories

Additional fumaze pics
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Frankenengine

Pressure testing is important. vital on V8's..I took the time to run up some block plates..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Frankenengine

Completely realistic and rewarding if you end up with a runner..it takes study, patience, a certain amount of skill and the ability to use and read measuring tools. Ive found two axioms that help.......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Flywheel housing mounting

Okay you want the theory huh, have you even seen the front FAM mount? its a stiff mount rubber biscuit design like the rear's, spread across the front cross member. The stock ford front mount allows...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Flywheel housing mounting

I agree,real important that you use the front rubber FAM mount as well,else your clutch will chatter like a dog passing peach pits
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Flywheel housing mounting

^^^ What Brett said^^^..in theory I might argue the FAM mount, it provides support for the 'cross member' effect but not as much as the box mount. However it does supply better load absorption due to...
Forum: Model-A 11-23-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Jack Shaft
Aftermarket accessories

https://i.imgur.com/j9mkFyP.jpg

Aftermarket model a accessories, make offer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Engine knock

If the rod was bent the side clearance measurement wouldn't be true
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,192
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

Doesn't matter if its stock or modified, just finish it and drive it. Don't get huffy cause it doesn't suit you,its not your car. As a modifier,I use all the basic model a components and don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Engine upgrade

I agree Gene,drive the wheels off it..they aren't museum pieces..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Leather main bearing

Yep,its like the hill was so steep we had to back the A unit to keep from starving for fuel..even if it isn't true I'd give anything to hear those stories again from my father.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Lightened Flywheel

The flywheel stores kinetic energy aiding driveability
.Heavy wheel for street,light one for track..Ford determined the ideal weight for stock cars at 63 pounds,B flywheel is 50 lbs to offset the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Engine upgrade

Its all good,change and run what you like,its your car. From a performance view mechanical advance distributors are superior to manual advance stock distributors,your timing adjusts automatically to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,649
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

Amen, always wondered why body and paint guys are a little goofy, thought it was paint and bondo fumes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Engine knock

excessive rod endplay a cheap fix is to dabble some solder on the rod thrust faces and fit them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Engine upgrade

Stock engine are fun, modified engines are fun..my model A reflects an 'era' the car lived through as well..

Flathead V8's are a lot of work for a little gain..

https://i.imgur.com/y0OXul9.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: oil lube circuit

Ford called it "pump-splash-gravity" feed

Pump: The pump is clearly the most over engineered part on a model a...capable of almost 100 psi,it actual job is to lift the oil about 8 inches,from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Leather main bearing

Pack a rear axle with bananas and it will stay quiet long enough to sell.

Oatmeal and pepper makes a good radiator stop leak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,649
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

Did you tack the whole job? ...you could say thats a thousand dollar cut.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,649
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

Sport Coupe top? Love it..not only that no one likes a soft top that doesn't go down,the first sentence of the installation instruction,written by a professional upholsterer says this is a difficult...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Removing rust from engine

Why paint the outside if you're not sure of the inside.A model a ford engine requires periodic maintenance, including bearing adjustments,vital to a long and economical engine life..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Charming Photo of Henry and Edsel Ford

Vertical integration was Fords goal but he never achieved it.. he came close given the multiple processes and the 5000 plus pieces of his unit of manufacture.

War work was done at 'cost plus a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Bent timing pin

In the mechanic world "a good thing to pry against" is called a 'purchase'..

"get ya a purchase from that timing pin son"
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