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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,693
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: I'm not a Model A person

If you don't have the desire or skill to work on it then it isn't for you..buy a Honda.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: 1930 Model A 4-Cyl. with Electric Fuel Pump Dilemma

Carter P90091 rotary electronic fuel pump,2 psi,no regulator needed...the regulators are highly inaccurate btw.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,693
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: I'm not a Model A person

https://i.imgur.com/dOlK84q.jpg


I don't do convoys or clubs, I built mine to drive in traffic anytime I want.. double the power of a stock A, overdrive and a few other goodies..12v,modern LED...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,998
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Opportunity to buy a 2nd Model A

Hi,my name is Jack and I'm an aircooledaholic..I received pills and therapy for my addiction,I kept the 67,flipped the two fat chick's and the oval..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,998
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Opportunity to buy a 2nd Model A

Ya gotta be careful, stuff like this tends to get out of hand.. That being said, why not try something different? A buddy has a '51 Studebaker starlite coupe he's been trying to sell me, I might give...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Model A flywheel repair

I've seen them cracked..has anyone seen a catastrophic failure? Where it required repair prior to operation?Ford revised the housing a few times during production to strengthen them..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,269
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Getting Oil to the Overhead Conversion

The trouble starts when oil flow is diverted,oil flow is critical for splash side of the system.That being said 30psi In the gallery should be more than enough to supply flow to the head provided the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,352
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Longest trip yet...MPG suck!

Most of the stock engines effciency issues come from low compression,under fueling and manual timing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,681
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: model b engine cm gear

They generally crack from the exh valve to the cylinder.. sleeve, seat and pinning fixes it (the picture is a diamond block). Late B blocks don't have the clutch servo pad on the left side,an idea...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Filler putty for aluminum intake?

There is enough support to just to run a gasket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,681
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: model b engine cm gear

Or you can go with bronze. There is an inherent chatter, Ford used fiber to quiet it down. Problem with fiber is it wears, altering valve timing and sloughing off fibers which clogs the oil pump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: 1931 Model A Ball Joints

It's important to insure the balls are round.They oblong with wear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,474
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Exhaust leak...BADDDD!!!

In the Navy its called 'fantail liberty'..your stuck at sea, throw your money overboard and bang your head on a chock..you wake up broke,woozy and with a headache so you must have had a good time
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Truck

Well don't let it happen again,we don't make mistakes here:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Mounting Landue’s

MAFCA "How to restore your model a" volume 5 has detailed instructions on landau iron installation.Dont know what a Landue is..

You have alot of work ahead of you before worrying about the irons,I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Truck

Thats the Fordest looking Chevy truck I ever saw.....its a 28-early 30 model a brother.

That was a stealth edit there Dean..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Filler putty for aluminum intake?

Automotive RTV compounds, like permatex ultra will withstand the heat and fill the void, provided the void is captured.

Keeping the original exhaust manifold is a good idea, you need the heat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: What sealant to use on rear main bearing cap bolts and shims?

I use metric hard washers on all main bolts, I use threebond rtv sealant on the two front, center left and both rear washers on assembly..dont have to go crazy with it, a light smear will seal the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,161
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Why so many upgrades??

I agree, in a perfect world you are right.

First thing guys do is see if their car is faster and better than the other guys car, even amongst stock model a club members the competition is fierce....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: 28/29 versus 30/31

The cost cutting in 1930 along with the higher use of stamped steel parts as opposed to forgings used on the car through '29 makes the 28/29 superior in my opinion. The coupe pillar? its a matter of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,475
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: “Normal” model a temp

I've saved a few radiators using an industrial hot water pressure washer with degreaser chemical. it takes about 15 minutes to get the core good and hot and I work it both both ways. Water pump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Shot The Carburator

Exhaust manifold heat is transferred to the intake manifold to control icing and aide combustion. Look where Ford bolted the manifolds together, its a good sized transfer area.

Often the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Model B Carburator

Drill the center runner of your A intake manifold to 1.25" to realize any gain in performance from a B carb. The best thing is the port/starboard mount float valve, no more stalling on hard stops.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Looking for a set of Landeau

Nice pair,150 plus the ride...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Looking for a set of Landeau

No sir,got one that needs it
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