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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Help Identify Marks on Engine

Cast december 30th 1936...

L is the 12th letter, december

30 is the day of the month

6 is the year..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: lost interest in 2013, working on it again.

To your 'lost interest' issue,do something on it everyday,doesnt matter how much,just do something.

How do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: B Distributor Initial Timing

30 degrees at 2000rpm with a 6 to 1 head is in the danger area for banging out the center bearing.the engine at 4.2 to 1 compression is way more tolerant of spark advance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: T5 Valley Machining Kit

Put a "39" ford transmission in before the Mitchell and get modern synchronized shifting with better gear ratios than the A...no cutting,keep the torque tube,one kit does it all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: mud coming out of my engine???????????

Got sticks,rocks and acorns out of one.mud sounds reasonable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Adjustable Tappets

I've seen where folks grind the lifter bores so they can adjust when the valve is closed...I think that's a mistake,why reduce lifter support?for a little convenience?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Original seamed fuel line - Bundy Tube

Time went by,and down the line the heirs to the name found themselves in the retail shoe business,married to a woman named Peg,a slave to polyester and bouffant hairdos..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

All good stuff but it still falls back to the basics,each step on assembly you turn and feel..that way you find the bind...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,040
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

T he same old V8 box.brother,be unique , stuff a 300 6cyl worked with Clifford goodies...just stretch the rails and youre golden...big six is a torque monster,put a T5 and a 9 inch behind it.f100...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,040
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Screamin Jimmy..now yer talkin,spool that baby up and hang on..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

Yep and mine is 4 inches...folded in half :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: B Distributor Initial Timing

One degree per 100 rpm..24 degrees at 2400 becareful,check full advance make sure you don't exceed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

On assembly I turn the crankshaft after each process, set a main? Turn,set one piston? Turn.

When I get boring done I give the machinist the pistons to fit. Vendor pistons are inexpensive,they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: B Distributor Initial Timing

Be sure to rill a hole in the cam screw to get oil the upper shaft,thats the weak point on the B distributor

If the engine runs up to 500 degrees toss a steak on the head..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: B Distributor Initial Timing

Model A or model B engine timing..one degree of advance per thousand rpm is what you are shooting for.
diameter of pulley x3.1416 divided by 360 gives you degree spacing.On a model A stock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,040
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Huh,hardtimes said the same thing yet you didn't chastise him,not that your chastising matters....skill or money is required in this game,have a lot of either and your golden,have a little of one and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,451
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Loud Noise when car decellerates while i n first and second gears

^^^What he said,classic ring and pinion issue ^^^ under load its fine,decell it get noisy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Running engine with no dip stick?

Pump gravity and splash oil system.its like a monsoon in the crankcase,the connecting rod and crankshaft throw passes through a tray of oil each rotation with a little 'cup' or dipper picking up oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,275
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Wheel interchange

Today its hard to understand how devastating the machine gun was,Those boys on that beach found out all to well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,275
Posted By Jack Shaft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,040
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Not trying to insult you,but if you can't make a stock model a reliable ask yourself if you have the chops to build a hotrod.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: About oils

The last thing I think about is efficiency,I have a modern car for that.Whats paramount in my view for my A is protection,Viscosity plays a role,but shear and load characteristics are more important...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,275
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Wheel interchange

Your citing false history is what's not worth it,get your facts right.Cutting down model a wheels to fit 16's? ha,a handful.KH made money selling 16" bolt ons,made thousands of them.I know its...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Steel Wheels

1940 style wheels
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,275
Posted By Jack Shaft
Re: Wheel interchange

All tires were rationed during WW2,a family was allowed five tires of any condition and had to prove an 'essential for the war effort' reason to buy new from 1941 to 1945..all tires,not just 4.75-19...
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