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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Steel Wheels

1940 style wheels
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Wheel interchange

All tires were rationed during WW2,a family was allowed five tires of any condition and had to prove an 'essential for the war effort' reason to buy new from 1941 to 1945..all tires,not just 4.75-19...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Wheel interchange

dont rain much here...but thanks for your concern.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: PCV valve good idea?

The use of modern sealants during engine assembly greatly reduces the incident of oil leaks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Wheel interchange

16" Ford or Kelsey Hayes wires and modern radials.Better ride,better braking,better handling.
Could never understand the 'looks' argument,the car is safer to drive and a better ride with modern tire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Mixing lifters

No ramifications,I would use at least 4,do the exhaust valves,they benefit the most from proper adjustment.The longer they are on the seat the cooler they get.

When your cam is out swap it for a B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: PCV valve good idea?

your engine does not have a traditional rear main seal.the oil flows through the bearing,into a slinger/trough,then drains back through a tube into the pan..generally,a leaking rear main means the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 924
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Cleaning Silvered Plated Lamp Reflectors

Lamp black?knew a kid who poured some in a neighbors swimming pool..that stuff is insidious..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: counter weights are they needed?

Counterweighted crankshafts started in late 32..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,930
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

I ran modern fuse protected relay controlled circuits,this accomplishes two things,one is each circuit is fuse protected, the other is my control switches only see about 150 milliamps.The relays...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,930
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Complication is in the eye of the beholder.Yes the car stock is beautiful in form and function.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,930
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

A modern electrical system does..dont think your problem is the cars fault,it only reflects the maintenance performed on it.

https://i.imgur.com/AeJJCrj.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,416
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Will there be any model As left?

cant run an internal combustion engine without fuel,,we are on topic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,416
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Will there be any model As left?

Nope on the guesstimate part reserves are actually still being found,recoverable reserves in the Gulf of Mexico has just gone up in the past few years.


I get to wear nomex once in awhile,rail...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,416
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Will there be any model As left?

Inexpensive,abundant energy is the backbone of our economy.Nuclear power was poised to to take over from oil..till Hanoi Jane made 'China Syndrome'..today the French and Japanese lead in nuclear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Follow up to the "counter weight" thread.

Boxer design engine not as affected by torsional vibration,it balances better by design.

https://cdm15889.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15889coll2/id/6468/rec/116

Above is the oral...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,416
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Will there be any model As left?

Fracking reopens 'dried up' wells,some of the traditional west texas oil patch wells are producing again.

Oil reserves are based on what it costs to get to the oil,the expensive to get to oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,416
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Will there be any model As left?

Citing reserves doesnt tell the whole story,reserves are based on recovery cost,not identified fields. Fracturing opened vast fields in the Permian and Eagle Ford formations that were considered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: counter weights are they needed?

Counterweights reduce torsional vibration,a cause of main bearing failure.Ask yourself what you aim is for the car? Highway speed touring? Then yes counterweights..hill climb short burst 'barhopper'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Centering 1930 Model A Deluxe Coupe on towing trailer

Published research? I've been in a few bar fights where I've found my ball weight lacking,Ill grant you that..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Centering 1930 Model A Deluxe Coupe on towing trailer

What we do in the equipment world is drive the unit on the trailer till the tongue just goes down (the hitch takes load) then a few inches more. The idea as mentioned is slight load on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,416
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Will there be any model As left?

recoverable reserves based on hydraulic fracturing is huge,however we are not running out of oil,we are running out of sensible people.the current fires are being blamed on global warming,and that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Centering 1930 Model A Deluxe Coupe on towing trailer

My wife's scale doesn't go that high.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,416
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Will there be any model As left?

Thats all a refinery is,a churched up likker still..reckon crude oil will be pennies for a barrel,Im sure some greaser will be cooking gasoline on the down low for the brothers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Hi Compression Heads

32-34 ford model b engine camshaft.Its a superior camshaft for performance next to a stock A cam. Mr Brierley is a camshaft grinder,author and speed legend, Im a ham and egger...
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