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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Noisy Valves

To reduce valve clearance you only have remove the headvalve cover and valves. Grind the valve and seat to reduce clearance,grind the valve stem to increase it,all can be done with the engine in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: 1931 valve cover gasket question

You have a B engine.Its your lucky day...pressurized main bearings,If it has a B cam it develops power to 2900 rpm.Look above the timing gear side cover on the block...is there a little diamond?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Marvel Carburetor

You upped the flow of the carburetor some with a different delivery system, the Marvel is an emulsion tube carburetor, a design that became popular the mid 30's. The Stromberg 97 uses the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 665
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Benefits of a thermostat?

vintage precision
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: "Diamond engine"

Its the last design revision a late '31design
Ford made a number of block revisions during production,the late 31 incorporated all of them...difference? No,more like the best.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: if you could go back in time, what Model "A" parts would you bring back?

Walk right past the ford agency and find the local Dusenberg dealer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,250
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

Based purely on a business decision your comments are sound. My point is Ford is indicted for a lack of basic business skills in his desire to continue with the T..I contend it was arrogance,he could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,250
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

Ford was sound in his reasoning ( from a personal perspective) to continue in producing the Model T. The car made him one of the richest men in to world, and there was enough money in the Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,373
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

Tank turrets were cast,early defense against shaped charges use mattress springs.American Sherman's were known as "ronsons" they lit the first time,every time..American tankers were led to believe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: "Diamond engine"

Got a '36 and 2 '37 B's .They have the latest revision done during production.Some,but not all have hardened exhaust valve seats. The diamond foundry mark has never been identified. Anything else is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Insurance policy w/o liability?

So basically no one wants to pay for quality goods and services.. this is why our hobby suffers. Mostly the owners don't want to pay up for goods and services.. and it seems the insurers don't want...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Insurance policy w/o liability?

If you oil your change purse it wont squeek to much when you open it.A policy for a 100 or so bucks, even if it laps over existing coverage (not a bad thing) for your pride and joy.. I couldn't write...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: received my deluxe flathead ted brake kit today concerned

That kiwi did a good job designing the kit, he just isn't a tech writer. Pay attention to the bottom roller pins, they must be reversed (heads out) I filed the ends of my pins so they cant touch the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,082
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: We want our "A"

Nice looking roadster..it appears to have the original chassis and components
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: emergency brake backing plate removal

If the rear radius rod is bent it can make it difficult to remove.. pull the rear backing plate bolts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By Jack Shaft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

What Werner found with his can be spotted pretty easy if you know what too look for..the actual top of the tooth bears witness to taper..the top should be 'square' equal width across the tooth..if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: cyclone head.........

Interesting chamber design and plug placment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,082
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: We want our "A"

Blown Gasket, from the seat operated temperature gauge to this self inflicted imbroglio I can only hope you stick around and post up your travels..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Carb Assortment

Bottom center first picture is a Holley
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Engine heat in cold weather

Modern engines,to meet emmision standards,have designed cooling systems optimized to reach operating temperature as quickly as possible
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Engine heat in cold weather

Higher compression raises engine effciency resulting in an engine that runs cooler than stock.The exhaust manifold and exhaust manifold gasket issues you see on here are a result of engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,056
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

Yeah, I might have been a little harsh..so why not go all the way? I work on that stuff you got the gauge from. I copied the latest systems, a relay controlled fuse protected harness, relays allow my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,056
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

Yep,gotta admit thats definitely a crazy idea.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Need help from Old school A hotrod guys, Jim Brierley, Ken Parker...and more

^^^^gotta agree with this^^^^.I have a B and a couple of FSI's ...pull offs,discarded by cats going back stock.
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