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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Tires for my 16" wheels

205/75/16's if you want a stock look...cheap too.. modern radial superior to bias ply tires. Amazon crazy cheap, prime puts them at your house with no shipping cost
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

Original Winfield red head,7 to 1 compression on 'hard' babbit. Babbit does not fail from compression it fails from torsional vibration of a stock crankshaft and improper timing. Any increase in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 779
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

I have a modified car, the engine develops about double the power of stock, mitchell OD, modern radial tires on 16" wheels,f100 steering box, woven shoes, cast iron drums, Teds. friction shocks all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,160
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: 80 Engines SOLD Middletown, NJ

A few months back I saw 25 mostly complete engines go for 500 bucks..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Flywheel Housing Check

Flywheel housing alignment is critical with multidisc heavy truck clutches powering 3 shaft transmissions. Not for chatter but to insure a free running mainshaft. It can be used with a model a to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: What are you working on?

Time? you find any of that ill pay top dollar..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: What are you working on?

I'm not cutting my six pack, I'm adding to it with a six pack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: What are you working on?

Dennis you're close,what do you need?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By Jack Shaft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,879
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

A boy who was thrilled by his fathers story's of 'five dollar' model a's. He bought a 31 deluxe coupe in 1967.he put up a hundred, my two brothers and I put up fifty.. other than me they all lost...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Heard on Jeopardy tonight

Ford was highly efficient with wood...gases developed during the steam bending process weren't released to the atmosphere, they were ducted to the power plant for use as fuel.

Time managed mass...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Oil grooves

Journal bearings work on the hydrodynamic principle, a fixed constant at .001 oil clearance per inch of shaft diameter...10 inch shaft? 10 thousandths clearance. With the hydrodynamic principal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Repairing radiator puncture

You don't want to develop soldering skills on your only radiator. It is an acquired skill that takes some practice and experience to perform...shame you aren't closer, I have some practice dummies....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: B block hole repair

I'm with John,why did they groove the crack.B blocks crack and can be repaired effectively. Cracks relieve stress,properly repaired its golden.B blocks are notorious for cracking between 2 and 3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Plug connector options?

You use a pointer and a degree reference for the crankshaft pulley, nurex has them. Then use a cheapie tach dwell meter ,it reeds rpm off of the points. Once those two are set rig the timing light...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Posting pictures

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

or you can upload it off site and paste the BB code..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Plug connector options?

the gyro? best map it with a timing light..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Plug connector options?

Beware running a manual advance distributor with a high compression head...as compression goes up,the engines tolerance for timing deviation reduces.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Fuel Question

When the new administration decided American energy independence was a bad idea the price of gas will never go down, only up.

7.5 to 1 compression ratio and a Holley 94,B cam..haven't tried it but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Radial tires

Yes, and your car will ride, handle and stop better than with bias ply/rag tires. With mechanical brakes its like having ABS.. Its hard to skid the tires with the brakes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,441
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil in Crankcase

It's a solvent/lubricant it works well cleaning things like the main bearing tubes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Mitchell OD with touring engine

Changed my car by running 30.5" tires and wheels on the rear..how about a 3.54 with the 26%?..changing overdrive ratio is just one way to change the outcome..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Model A or B block relieved like V8

It's not about increasing valve relieving..its about valve lift and timing, raising compression and adding fuel.that where the money is..flathead V8? Meh, lousy power to weight ratio, propensity to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,459
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Are brake floaters worth it?

Brent Terry understands the concept of self energizing brakes. He also knows how to make the stock centered brakes function as well as they can. Many folks on here are satisfied with the stock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,459
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Are brake floaters worth it?

the spring has to be removed to allow it to 'cam' in.. got to admit, the front brake modification was genius.. the rear is not as effective.
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