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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By Flathead
Re: Tattersfield, a piece of history.

Isky sold a "cheater" cam for these applications, stock lift but more duration. Catalog said it "would not pass a visual inspection", but if only the lift was checked while in the engine you were OK....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Flathead
Re: aluminum radiators

Do the Model A versions use a stock A cap? I have not seen this mentioned in the ads or listings, seems to get glossed over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Flathead
Re: Runout gauge and stand

Looks like an old ball joint tester.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By Flathead
Re: Did I finally find a GEM?

Beautiful car! How hard and brittle is the mat? That is one test, genuine or not time takes it's toll.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Flathead
Re: Nitrocellulose

I always wondered about this, was told no more lacquer but I still see gallon cans of thinner at the hardware store. Retired now but in the past I sprayed a lot of acrylic lacquer.
Thanks for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By Flathead
Re: 31 Universal Joint is it original or repro

Looks like a V8 joint which should fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Flathead
Re: Taillight grounding

As long as they aren't fiberglass fenders. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Flathead
Re: Tillotson Round Bowl Carb.

If you have a good core to rebuild, the F-1B is a decent carb. Gaskets are available from Smith and Jones Model A Parts. The float and float valve are the same as Zenith. They are held together with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 864
Posted By Flathead
Re: clutchplate just fits the flywheel, or not ??

What is the diameter of that clutch disc?

Whoops, I just realized it is 10"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By Flathead
Re: Mode A Piston expander/ knurling tool to Buy

Have you taken the engine apart yet? It could be a cracked or scored piston that would need replacement. If it has the original split skirts be sure the were all facing the correct way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By Flathead
Re: Mode A Piston expander/ knurling tool to Buy

You will probably get an earful from people telling you how knurling is a bad, outdated, waste of time, why don't you do it the right way, etc. but it does work for a while. I have one of those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Flathead
Re: Matching original paint colors & Paint Codes

Thank you Bob! The information you shared here really clarifies any questions I had about the new book, I will definitely get one after learning what has gone into it. I have a copy of the previous...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By Flathead
Re: Topics one should cover in a "new head" walkthrough video

Other topics?

Which head gasket should you use.
Correct tap for chasing threads.
Piston to head clearance.
Best way to seal water outlet to head.
Regular studs or grade eight studs.
What...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By Flathead
Re: Ceramic coatings

Remember the ceramic coated exhaust pipes on Ramblers?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By Flathead
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Flathead
Re: Bearing ID

Maybe a useful part number on bearing itself? Would require opening but you would have a visual ID plus possibly a usable part number as well. Just a thought. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By Flathead
Re: Gland rings

Thanks for the reply, I may give it a try on one of my many drooped manifolds.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By Flathead
Re: Gland rings

When you heat and straighten the droop in the rear exhaust port, is there a problem with the manifold stretching and that port being slightly too far to the rear of block?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,299
Posted By Flathead
Re: Bad Stud thread

At least it's a hole you can dig yourself out of! :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,281
Posted By Flathead
Re: Dynamic dampening front pulley

Use a standard black fan belt and keep a rainbow belt under the seat for emergency to get home. If you have the extra belt with you Murphy says you will never need it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Flathead
Re: Marietta Ignition engine rebuild?

Schwalms is well respected and has a long history with Model A's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By Flathead
Re: Terry Chapman Model A engine rebuilder.

Not to be negative but it sounds somewhat like a pig in a poke without any details, paperwork, or guarantee. It might be good but who knows? You wouldn't need to spend much more for a fresh build...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,246
Posted By Flathead
Re: Big Boys Heads

These look a little like the late Tom Hutchinson's heads. His said "Ford Speed Parts" on them, not many were made but the tooling must have gone somewhere.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,316
Posted By Flathead
Re: Replacing a loose valve seat

Bet you are excited now! Good to hear a happy ending.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,316
Posted By Flathead
Re: Replacing a loose valve seat

If the guide was treated with the magic juice I hope your new valves are straight stems. This is a fascinating discussion, I'm old enough to remember the local automotive machinist coming to the...
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