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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Zenith Carb Float Valves

I have built hundreds of Zenith carbs for the model A and found that the original steel float valve performs well and can be found at Brattons. They seem to do well with todays gas and sometimes the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By JD 1931
Re: AA Christmas List

My Daughter home for Christmas....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Double Venturi Carb using?

I have a early double venturi that I rebuilt and run, it is very nice with all the original parts except a new double venturi and shows no signs of wear or pitting.It preforms well but does not have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,091
Posted By JD 1931
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

W-18 champion, they perform well for my original model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,018
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

I use champion W-18 for years, they work the best for me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Throttle shaft lubricant

does not require to be lubed..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,294
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Oil weight

20w x 50w Walmart with stp
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,915
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Mikes model A ford parts

I always use Mike's first for my Model A parts, Great people and great service.....J.D.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By JD 1931
Re: 30 Model A Zenith Carb

Marshall has help me with advice on a manifold leak in private messages, I believe he prefers the one on one conversations. Thanks Marshall, JD
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,815
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Turn Signals . . . Your Thoughts

I like the looks of your turn signals, the round shape looks like it belongs on the A. Are they halogen, LED or standard bulbs and where did you get them?


JD
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Leaking carb float needle

I use the original type float valve for the Zenith, new one's still available. I reseat them and make sure they are clean using compressed air....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,971
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Masking Carburetor

When painting the zenith I found that Dup-pi-color low gloss black engine high temp paint is the only one I found that will withstand the gas and not wash off, found at O'Reilly or autozone. I never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Sounds like a old tractor

Is 30 lbs torque enough for the manifold nuts? J.D.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Sounds like a old tractor

Just took off manifolds and found blown gasket on #2 exhaust. time to call Mikes...Thanks, J.D.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Sounds like a old tractor

Thank you for the replies. I did not use the gasket because it fell apart and was discarded . I did get a good seal on the clamp on manifold but still got the noise and was asking if exhaust manifold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By JD 1931
Sounds like a old tractor

Suddenly the A developed a loud exhaust noise coming from the manifold area so I order a new muffler pipe connector and copper seal (fell apart , discarded it) for the manifold connection to pipe and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Slight Carb Leak

The Zenith carb for the model a is an updraft and sometime will leak a small amount when shut down. Every time I turn the key off I shut the shut valve off and when shutting down for the day I shut...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Early Holly

All parts interchange except the venturi, the double venturi can be purchased from any model a part supply, mikes has them.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,417
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Model A's in movie

Good movie and well done even if the cars were not perfect and correct...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,068
Posted By JD 1931
Re: backfire.

Float set too low on zenith carb. can cause back fire when gas petal is released. Lean mixture...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
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Views: 1,208
Posted By JD 1931
Re: oil

20W 50W Walmart brand and STP....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Shock fluid substitute

I use hydraulic jack oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Rebuilding Zenith Carburetor

When drilling them out use just big enough bit to almost reach threads then pick out brass to threads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By JD 1931
Re: Rebuilding Zenith Carburetor

Lots of heat then in cold water, if that does not work you have to drill them out like said in the above thread. Rebulit 100's of them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By JD 1931
Re: leaking shut-off

thanks for the info, I order a rebuild kit for my old original valve today..
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