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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 667
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) Today, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 667
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) Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
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) Yesterday, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
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: 12
Views: 484
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: 12
Views: 484
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: 24
Views: 1,010
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: 1,992
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: 676
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: 676
Posted By Jack Shaft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
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: 661
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: 1,992
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: 480
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: 792
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: 792
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: 1,031
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: 1,031
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: 866
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.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,239
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Brake kit

A little too much control for my likes,even if it is costing the lawyers..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Need help from Old school A hotrod guys, Jim Brierley, Ken Parker...and more

you can see the pin bottom right.the a distributor is fixed, you turn the point cam to time it.The red one is an original winfield,even Ed used the index hole..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Need help from Old school A hotrod guys, Jim Brierley, Ken Parker...and more

that hole indexes the stock model a distributor. wico magnetos used a bracket than anchored there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,239
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Brake kit

America is done, the kids are too lazy to steal, although I gotta admit the democrats are some pretty good thieves, they stole an election.

That kiwi is a pretty sharp cat, that lash up of his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Need help from Old school A hotrod guys, Jim Brierley, Ken Parker...and more

I have one of those aluminum repop winfields, the bore for the distributor is sloppy on mine as well .Don't run a single shaft distributor drive, get the original two piece.wrap the distributor body...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,239
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Brake kit

Ted's a heathen, he adapted Bendix's idea to a Ford design.. Some nerve figuring out self energizing brakes, hell he ain't even American. I was skeptical at first, I figured wear would be uneven and...
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