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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

I always wondered how many pancakes it takes to shingle a doghouse..Naturally aspirated engines require atmospheric pressure to move air..that air flow can still be measured.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

oh,and I have a diamond B on the stand..run hard? have a spare racked up,ready to go..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

Old hot rodder rule.. two up drafts better than one updraft one down draft better than two up drafts.. CFM of a model a engine about 170,CFM of a Stromberg 97 or Holley 94 about 170 CFM.. or as folks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Wire vs lock washers

Loctite is an anaerobic sealant, it cures when no air is present. Loctite will hold torque, mechanical locking hardware doesn't.

Caterpillar determined years ago lock washers were incapable of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

Btw,the crowsfoot was Ed Winfield's design,Todd is casting and marketing it..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

Brierley's stepped combustion chamber is superior to Winfield designs..turbulence is key..but hey,Charley's heads look really busy don't they.Fact is Briggs and Stratton (yeah the lawnmower guys)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Disassemble Tudor Body

Its a happy day when its all in epoxy prime.. "a cold beer and just sit and look at it" day
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Disassemble Tudor Body

Buy a cheap pot, set up a cheap booth and spend a few months suited up sweating in the summer heat, blasting your body clean.. or pay the local cat a few hundred to do it at his shop.. your choice.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

Original Winfield red head,7 to 1..provide it enough fuel and cam it (late B high lift works for me) along with a mechanical advance distributor and other goodies, she'll pull your hat clean off your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 47,720
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Paint A Car With Rustoleum?

Bobcat skid steer charcoal gray acrylic enamel,5 to 1 hardener.. shot it at home in improvised spray booth, paint was old stock at work. Like anything else, preparation is key. Actual spray technique...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,251
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: 6.1 Head / Carburetor Choice / 600 HP V8

Maximum engine performance is all about matching air flow. The basic measurement for airflow is CFM, or cubic feet per minute. The model a ford engine flows at 170 CFM or so. The ford flathead v8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,562
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Seafoam

Drive it more, nothing sits well, from cars to humans to eating a bad clam.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,319
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: 10mpg

''From reading other posts and articles around the internet''

This statement has caused more problems than can be measured. It has resulted in billions of lost dollars and a millennium of lost...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Good Run

My car show is at the next light when that kid pulls up..the one i just gapped with a hopped up model a.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Internal engine paint

Ford grey iron casting doesn't need a coating..glyptal is high dollar snake oil you ask me
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,670
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Batt. Supercharger

The browns gas generator actually works, a friend powered his Vw beetle with it. The car did burn to the ground from and electrical fire,and the generator was ungainly...but I saw it with my own...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Modern Ignition System Problem

Clear voltage signal and proper grounding is critical to avoid issues that burn modules. That is why they want it wired directly to the battery for instance,they dont trust the system in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

The model a powerplant will handles a 2.90 or so to 1 final drive ratio,especially if you can split between 3.78 and 2.90 easily..2.90 allows you to keep the engine in its torque band at a higher...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

With stock wheels and tires 62 requires real good roads.. even with 16's and modern radials you have to 'give her her head'.. don't try to hold her on a string, just 'herd' it down the road. Everyone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: How do you all test for an intake manifold air leak?

Look,I'll wear the fishnets but I won't belt out show tunes on demand...nope,not anymore
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

Mainly because in a way we are purists.. the ford flathead four cylinder has good torque stock and outstanding 'keep up with modern traffic' torque when modified. It was my desire to prove the basic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By Jack Shaft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: How do you all test for an intake manifold air leak?

the wifes hairspray...and as an added benefit it will hold for hours with a pleasant scent
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Seatbelt Question

I figure the risk is on par with riding a motorcycle..I dont wear belts riding.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Milling Snyder 6.0 Head

Raising compression is only one piece of the puzzle..fuel,camshaft design, ignition upgrades..it takes a balance of all components to make good smooth efficient power..a modified flathead ford four...
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