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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Hole in Block???

Its for overflow.. when the oil pump flow overcomes the drain back tubes capacity. it also bathes the timing gear with oil..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Shipping ....again

Uptime is crucial with the equipment I work on, Next Day Air from any of the big ones was reliable, you could set a watch by it. Not anymore, today you will be lucky to see it in 3 days with the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Water pump "studs"

One of the reasons Ford used studs was to keep the 'working' wear off the gray iron casting threads. In the short time I was involved with a club I was put in charge of technical, the basic lack of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

Rare...but you still had to get into it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

Wet/dry compression testing tells the story..an engine wears evenly,if,for instance doing a leak down pinpoints #3 exhaust valve..okay,do you just do #3? Or does the engine get a complete valve job?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Dynamite!

I believe the windshield frame color tells us its an early '28.The sport coupe was the hottest car on the scene, "everyone who was anyone" had one..Like every meteor it shines bright but doesn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,742
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Birthday present

Bird most everyone on the boards were raised that way, I was..the golden rule,be polite,love your family and country..times have changed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Special inscription on cylinder block

Most likely a post production block cast by a contractor foundry..that casting mark is unique.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,742
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Birthday present

Fact is its an automobile,the only way you keep this from happening is to not drive your car.

There are fools in every state in the union
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My next build will not include paint and body...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Stud boss height for stock heads

In the matter of degraded threads a thread compound can mitigate the factor to a degree.RTV compounds can do double duty,seal coolant migration as well as provide nominal thread support.In my opinion...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By Jack Shaft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Stud boss height for stock heads

A stud or bolt is only as strong as its width, burying threads beyond its width does not add to its grip strength.

The same reason you don't use cap screws for head bolts is used to explain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Fuel tank spark arrestor

The 'spark arrestor' was a result of Fords on going legal issues involving the cowl mounted fuel tank.. a fair amount of accident victims were burned to death. Even back then lawyers named strainers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

Generally what you find when pulling the head is that the cylinder walls are glazed, normal due to the stock ring width. I would let oil consumption guide this repair, not compression readings. We...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

I use heat and vibration to break free a rusty stud but I don't spend alot of time on them.i give it one or two trys if it doesn't come it stays..the trick is to center the pilot hole and drill...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Kind of new to the forum

I did all my own work,sandblast,epoxy primed,bodywork,sand prime and paint.Im a mechanic by trade,not a body and paint man....the reason folks pay 10 or 15k is it shows..the skills it takes to do it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Engine Stalls at Stop Signs

Multiple jet carburetors faded away not soon after the model A in part due to the difficulties tuning it,in part to the emulsion tube design,which basically incorporated all jet functions with one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

It appears you did a wet/dry test on 3&4,with a 10psi rise wet.This indicates the rings are losing the 10psi.Assuming you are using stock pistons and rings I would not worry,stock pistons use wide...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: lincon brakes

Giving up to rotation sensors and an electronic control module...meh, I've got a Camry for that. Interesting point about 'skidding', you hear that a lot from mechanical brake folks. Traction is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,635
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Front Brake Floater problem

Yes you leave the top spring off,the adjuster pins need to slide easily as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Slow post

Nice to laugh at but the current situation with overnight shipping is extreme.. I have customers who require uptime regardless of cost, and for years overnight shipping was reliable in meeting the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jack Shaft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

Ie got one in a B that someone drilled at about a 10 degree angle,then helicoiled..My plan is to use a mag drill to square the hole and timesert it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

If you end up drilling use a timesert,way better than a helicoil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

Pretty common trick for removing bearings from shafts. Oxidization, the process of using a cutting torch will stop when encountering a parting line in an assembly. Tricky part about threads is the...
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