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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By JRShaw
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,015
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Re: OK! Let's get personal!

I am 75-years old, but have the mentality and social skills of an 8-year old!! Having fun putting the finishing touches on my Late '31 Standard Roadster. There is a Late '31 Budd Pickup Truck living...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,885
Posted By JRShaw
Re: Stroke

Bill - Welcome back!! The group needs you. God Bless and Take Care.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,213
Posted By JRShaw
Re: Ca. Fire photo

That is a very sad and disturbing picture. Even worse is the human carnage and loss, including lives lost.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By JRShaw
Re: Front motor mount question

Guys - I am talking about a situation with zero springs, the front motor mount removed, and NO support at the front of the engine. Rear motor mounts very loose, no springs of any sort, and the forged...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Front motor mount question

Gentlemen: Has anyone seen an engine in the car with the front motor mount flange (part above the dimpled plate) that does not completely touch the plate underneath?? My late '31 Truck has the flange...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,621
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Re: Hagerty and Pelling Insurance

I have been with Taylor Insurance for a good ten (10) years on my Late '31 Truck, and have been satisfied. Basically it is a gift for them as I rarely drive this A. They recently sent my annual...
Forum: Model-A 02-26-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Carburetor parts

Any spare Zenith Carburetor parts, including the Main Jet, Cap Jet, Compensator Jet, secondary Well, Idle Jet Assembly, Throttle Assembly, Idle Air Adjustment Needle Valve, Gas Adjusting Valve (GAV),...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,047
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Re: Which Carb is best, and why?

The Zenith was the standard choice of carburetor throughout the "A" era. I believe that certain aspects and flow characteristics were specifically engineered into and during the design of the engine....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,655
Posted By JRShaw
Re: Counter balanced crank

There is a model B crankshaft (counterweighted) as well as cam in my Late '31 Truck. I am told that a non-counterweighted engine will idle slower. This is from a friend that I have known for a very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Re: car jacks

Gentlemen: What are we talking about here? What exactly is a "second stage" for any jack? Have been around cars & machinery for a long time and have never heard this tem used in reference to a jack....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,429
Posted By JRShaw
Re: Diamond Block Questions

Gentlemen - These discussions have peaked my curiosity about my own (rebuilt) diamond block engine earmarked for my roadster project. The letters are L226 preceded and followed by a slotted round...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By JRShaw
Re: 31 Roadster doors

Gentlemen: Can anyone tell me the difference between the Brookville Roadster door profile and an original Henry Ford steel one?? Just wondering as I sat reading these posts. Thank You in Advance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By JRShaw
Re: YouTube item

Chuck - Thanks for posting this. Very enjoyable!! Who needs drugs?? Take Care.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By JRShaw
Re: 1930 Model A pick up. Truck Tech

This is a very sad video; I could not watch it all of the way through. I have a Late '31 Budd Pickup with the steel roof and the wide bed. Any 1930/31 Model A is a thing of beauty.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By JRShaw
Re: Lots of smoke

Wonderful picture!! Two favorite topics - trains and cars. Thank You for posting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,730
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Re: So confusing

"B" would be called the instrument cluster -or- instrument panel IMHO. Just sayin, guys.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Re: Kw tool for rear shackle bushing removal??

People - Thank You for the replies. This morning I called and talked with a full time restorer and engine builder from the Model T up to & including flathead V8s. His suggestion was to put a hacksaw...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Kw tool for rear shackle bushing removal??

Gentlemen: I am restoring an original rear end differential, and have run into a problem. The sleeves (bushings) for the spring shackles are very much stuck in place, and evidently someone tried to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Re: "A's" on a Tour

Looks like fun plus some nice weather!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,646
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Re: A little film you might enjoy

VERY enjoyable!! thank You for sharing. Love the music as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Posted By JRShaw
Re: Money can't buy happiness

I totally agree that education as well as a good work ethic, if applied well should end up in success. Another thought - Model A's are like potato chips - one is never enough! starting assembly on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By JRShaw
Re: Defective part/early 1928???

Sorry about the picture; I thought that I had the proper technique. DSC01250.JPG DSC01249.JPG DSC01251.JPG DSC01252.JPG Hope this does it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Defective part/early 1928???

These are some pictures of a very early 1928 -or- defective 1928/29 spring shackle. There are NO holes for a cotter pin with a castellated nut. The writing has the fancy Ford script as well as "USA...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,445
Posted By JRShaw
Smile Re: Pictures of a Doghouse for Model A Engines

NEAT-O IDEA!!!! If there is ventilation needed, how about some soffit vents like on a real house. Wish there was room for a microwave and refrigerator!

Take Care.
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