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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Jack Shaft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Model A motor tear down Covid lockdown

The crank throw is flat instead of round..looks like a paddle..or a beavertail,hence the name..its a few pounds lighter than a later crank.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Copper coat gasket spray.

Spray paint,silver is best.graphite turns to goo,copper coat copper or spray paint copper your choice...triple bond everything else,or pematex ultra grey..modern sealants and ford grey iron castings...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

it will give the new owner something to do then.. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,141
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Water in oil/engine

Sent the guy who sold me a burnt chassis a picture of the completed car about 3 years later.He writes back and congratulates me,says he want to see it when he's in town.I extended the invitation,to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,141
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Water in oil/engine

damn you guys are tough,doing it inframe..I'm lazy,I like standing up,working on the engine stand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Model A motor tear down Covid lockdown

'28 five bearing cam..slid into a later block..does it have a beaver tail crankshaft? the early '28 crankshaft throws look like a beaver tail. You going to hop it up?..oh and ditch that timing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Model A motor tear down Covid lockdown

https://i.imgur.com/HGnytbe.jpg?1

If your handy you can run up a side mount for the engine stand,pick up the water inlet and two bolt hole on the top of the pan rail..you can do clutch work,pull...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,908
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Engine inspection (with pics)

Seeping is tolerable,leaking is not..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,908
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Engine inspection (with pics)

It has to do with your own skin brother,if your happy in it life is good,if your not no amount of money can save you
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Starting The Flathead

If you idle off of one carb it's impossible to synchronize them with an air flow meter ( a snail)to synchronize them both have to equally share the idle load.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: In these times, Fordbarn is my comfort

I'm lazy and my wife thinks I'm yelling at her when I say pump it..so I just open the bleeder and let gravity do the work
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Pressure plate finger adj

When you clutch disc wears that dimension changes.So no my point is all fingers need to be the same height,so the pressure plate springs are compressed evenly by the throw out bearing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Pressure plate finger adj

.750 is the standard,but the idea is equal application.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Pressure plate finger adj

https://i.imgur.com/mhNktPN.jpg?1

On the model a you have to dial in the flywheel housing too..measure all your fingers and average it out,resetting all to a prescribed length is a pain.This only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: 28 Canadian Sport Coupe Top Material Samples

http://www.haartz.com/

What Scott says..Haartz makes top material..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Model b motor

Either what 40 said or that crankshaft is as loose as the knob on a shithouse door..Pull a main cap,have a look.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

On top of all of the above,be sure and slide a piece of fuel line on the rods as an anti rattler.


Mikko,if your going to run a performance head get rid of the A distributor,go with a mechanical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,756
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Insert bearings

Ford made a number of improvements with B engine design to deal with the main bearing issues with the A.The most influential one was the mechanical advance distributor,taking engine timing from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Bending Overflow Tube

Seal closed the overflow tube,run a pressure type radiator cap with a relief type tube and neck..its pretty simple.The results are a different story,pressurizing raises the boiling point. On a model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Hinge bolt removal

Used a square shank screwdriver with a crescent wrench..went back together with never seize on the threads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Rear spring spreader

https://i.imgur.com/J19FoN7.jpg?1

If you are handy you can run one up...schedule 80 tubing,1" grade 8 all thread,7018 stick welded,single stitch,triple pass..any kind of stored energy can kill,not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Wet sand blasting??

https://i.imgur.com/Z5snGhj.jpg

Blasted mine with a 20lb pot,in a plastic booth..summertime,95 plus heat.learned my lesson.Wet ? Dry? walnut shells? next time it doesnt matter as long as I dont do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Bending Overflow Tube

If your cooling system is operating correctly you will only push out water till it finds a level,mine is about an inch low in the top tank..doesn't matter if I run it hard on a 90 degree plus day it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,756
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Insert bearings

https://i.imgur.com/CNxfyGj.png?1

Aluminum alloy bearing? they can delaminate as well. Torsional vibration on well supported and correctly applied poured bearings should be tolerated better than...
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