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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By Benson
Re: Zenith-ll carburetor question

Here are two ways that this happens:

The shut off can leak very slowly and:

1. A slow gasoline leak from the strainer bolt (round gasket) in front of carb.

Gasoline runs for 1/8th inch down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Benson
Re: Gasket for B block with Thomas Head

I am curious is this head an original or a Repro?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By Benson
Re: float valve

In addtion to float valve leaks I also use air pressure regulated to 4 PSI to check for leaks at these points:

1. The float valve

2. The float valve gasket seat to upper casting.

3. Strainer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By Benson
Re: float valve

Larry My comment was not aimed at you or any one person … I have seen damaged valves in the past and wanted to get the word out.

I should have made that clear in my posting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By Benson
Re: Vapor Lock

I see that it is 85 F in Coral Springs, Florida right now.



1. Does car have Winter gas in the tank?



2. Was car last filled with gas from a northern state in winter time?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By Benson
Re: float valve

Any type of valve will leak if the float hanger is binding on the float where the pin is located.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By Benson
Re: float valve

Tapping, staking or hammering on Viton valves to seat them; might make them leak worse because the "rubber" will be damaged.

5 years ago for awhile the problem was brass "filings" were not being...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By Benson
Re: What kind of glue for running board mat?

Used 3M Contact Cement from a can used for Formica counter tops after cleaning and painting RB parts ...


Rubber mat is still stuck to the running board 50 years later.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Benson
Re: Permanent Vlnyl Top

From question I am not sure if this is a Sport Coupe.

Fordwood dot com drawings will help you to ID parts in order to ask questions.

https://fordwood.com/

1. click on diagrams, get part...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By Benson
Re: Rust on Block Deck?

M-151 they rolled over rather easily, we were told to be careful on mountain roads/switchbacks on Mang Yang Pass and Ankhe Pass on QL-19.

While visiting my friend Jesse Roberts at Cam Ranh Bay he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By Benson
Re: Rust on Block Deck?

Excellent tool suggestion!


Copper gaskets with Copper Coat is my vote ... they come off without all the scraping.

Besides removing cast iron as mentioned ... in the past I have seen wires...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By Benson
Re: Driver Licneses In a Model A -- After Oct., 1st

What is a TWIT C?


Thanks Roxo !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Benson
Re: Oil filter Question

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,482
Posted By Benson
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By Benson
Re: Why a fibre thrust washer on distributor?

JOHN,


WWW.MODELASTORE.COM (http://WWW.MODELASTORE.COM) (berts) has both fiber and steel washers


steel are .015


fiber are .030 thick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By Benson
Re: NOS Mallory

Let's not dwell on it too much! :D:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,854
Posted By Benson
Re: 6.1 High Compression Head

Only 77 Ft lbs !



Something is wrong with test #1!
55 years ago Bill Kenz told me that stock Model A


gets max torque at 1200 rpm at 128 foot pounds
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,854
Posted By Benson
Re: 6.1 High Compression Head

If you pull a trailer …

5.5 or 6.0 head is a good thing along with a Stipe IB330.

4.11 and 26% Mitchell would be even better.

This is just from my 60 years of driving Model As!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,854
Posted By Benson
Re: 6.1 High Compression Head

About the Model B engine mentioned above.

I should say that the biggest mistake that I made was to change the rear end from 4.11 to 3.54.

3.54 is WAY too tall for this setup.

I have since...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,854
Posted By Benson
Re: 6.1 High Compression Head

I installed a Model A Police Head 5.2 on a worn out stock Model A engine more than 50 years ago..

This is the "head with the large B" which is 5.2 vs the another common head of the time the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Benson
Re: Lug nut quality and Dangereous lugnuts

For those that may not know this:

Vince Falter's website explains the reasons for concern about REPRO lug nuts:

Click to see webpage
http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/dangerouslugnuts.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,291
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By Benson
Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

Back in 1990 our company got bought out by a series of Corporate Raiders.


First thing they did was hire a bunch of Snot Nosed college boys with MBAs. (1 or 2 for each major city).



MBA =...
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