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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,127
Posted By Flathead
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

An inline four of this size would need a balance shaft to be totally smooth. You have to draw the line somewhere or you will end up with a totally different animal. I would be happy with a new B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By Flathead
Re: Model A Improvements

I think the addition of a fuse to the electrical system would be reasonable. To be fair, when the A was new it had genuine Ford wiring properly installed and all brand new so it is hard to know if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Flathead
Re: Tillotson carburetors

Smith & Jones has gasket sets for these, the float and needle valve are the same as Zenith. They are held together with one bolt like a Zenith but because they are pot-metal warping is a problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Flathead
Re: Sealed water pump bearings

Be sure the oil passages in the block are clear so that the bushings get lubricated. Gasket cement and crap often plug them up. You need those double pulley truck pumps if you have to have sealed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,502
Posted By Flathead
Re: Ford flathead drivability

A clue is that the problem started after leaving the key on and frying the points. I would definitely try a new coil, the old one would have gotten real hot when the key was left on with the points...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Flathead
Re: Bent Intake Valve

Do those recessed valves have any clearance?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,010
Posted By Flathead
Re: Harmonic Balancer

I would find the generator to be important if we are talking about no belt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By Flathead
Re: Police engines

Yes, it is how the part numbering system was set up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Flathead
Re: Tudor front seat crunch time

EZ-GO Golf Cars have a nice foam in their seats. I stocked up when I worked there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By Flathead
Re: 4" Merc crank & rods

Are you sure it hasn't been stroked to 4 1/8 with those 2" rod journals? Which rods do you have?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Flathead
Re: 1930 Tudor door dovetails

I think you can "fish" new rubbers and brass guide into the hole from the outside of the door. The vendors sell a kit for this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,295
Posted By Flathead
Re: Lebaron Bonney

I need an interior for my A, I am very interested in this issue. I always planned to use LeBaron Bonney but now that I have the money saved up I want to be sure about my choice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,377
Posted By Flathead
Re: H&H Model A motor thrust bearing issue

Very true, but what is the point of going through all those modifications when the original will certainly last at least that long if not abused?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,377
Posted By Flathead
Re: H&H Model A motor thrust bearing issue

Neither the block nor the crank were designed for center thrust, I question this modification.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,513
Posted By Flathead
Re: Smith & Jones

I have always had good service from them myself.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Flathead
Re: New distributor skips a beat

One thing that might help narrow down the problem is using a spark tester like the Nurex one. It has an adjustable gap and you can watch the spark while the engine is running. When the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By Flathead
Re: Worn out 31 roadster value?

I agree Bob, the plan would be to swap the motor and do the minimum to make it safe for local use. No cosmetics other than a good cleaning, blanket for the seat and maybe a new top. All work to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By Flathead
Re: Worn out 31 roadster value?

Thank you gentlemen for you help! One problem is that there is no asking price, the owner has only recently decided to part with it and has not set a price. If my friend can get it it will stay stock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By Flathead
Worn out 31 roadster value?

A friend is trying to buy a 31 Deluxe Roadster and asked me what I thought it was worth, never an easy answer. I looked at it with him but I don't have pictures. The car has not run in at least 20...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Flathead
Re: Shock fluid/oil

The right fluid depends a lot on how tight the internal clearances are. If the rebuilder says 80/90 I would go with that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,765
Posted By Flathead
Re: Where to get the best quality pistons/rings for my A?

Thank you for the info, that answers my questions
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,765
Posted By Flathead
Re: Where to get the best quality pistons/rings for my A?

Does anyone carry Sil-Vo-Lite pistons? They used to be popular.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By Flathead
Re: New Guy

I like 30-31 style but be aware that late 31 with indented firewall does not have a fuel shut off inside the vehicle. I like to shut off the fuel when I walk away and opening the hood every time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By Flathead
Re: Classtique Upholstery

Lot of good music in Floyd. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,680
Posted By Flathead
Re: counterbalanced crankshaft

I wouldn't drill an A crank for oil to the rods. If the motor is stock you don't need too, if it hopped up you will likely break the crank at #4 rod throw. That is the weak link.
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