This week we had a great questions from one of our members. If you’re like me when the question comes up about what does this number on my Flathead head mean, I wanted to make sure my members get answers. Which lead me down the rabbit hole of what do the rest of them mean. […]
Please note that the following specifications and related information are derived from a variety of sources (including Ford shop manuals and industry shop manuals) which may show slightly different details or specs. In general, you will find that the information given is pretty common and straight forward. Also note that these relate to stock Ford […]
After purchasing several NOS head gaskets, I wanted to determine the purpose of each. Looking through the “Green book” (Ford 2848 CHASSIS PARTS BOOK dated Nov. 1950) I noted that 91A-6051-A is for the 85hp, 24 stud, 1938-42 engines with large water openings and 41A-6051 is for the same engines. (Also the 41A replacement blocks […]
John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine discusses how he resurfaced a Model A Ford cylinder head on his Bridgeport mill.
This is a simple mod for additional temperature sensors on a Navarro cylinder head. Watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop shows you how its done.
All right you Flatty guys, here is a problem that you can run into. Watch John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop as he explains the ‘big fix’.
If you are using a thermal cleaning system (TCS) to clean parts, here is a kool tool that is used to mount cylinder heads thru the spark plug holes. Watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop explains how he made the trick little tool set.
Watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop explains how to make Flathead Ford adjustable lifters easier to adjust. 949-631-6376
Have you ever had problems adjusting your flatheads lifters? Then you might want to check the adjusting screw for excessive wear as this can throw-off your settings. Watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop performs this resurfacing procedure on his tappet refacer.
This is a Ford Flathead V-8 that we rebuilt here at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop on our Simtester. It’s pretty cool to watch the valves open and close with the pistons in motion. For more information, call (949) 631-6376 Don’t forget to ‘Click’ and SUBSCRIBE!
This week we had a great questions from one of our members....
This 1934 gem shows the pitfalls of modern driving and gives the viewer some examples of poor road etiquette, as well as illustrating the correct approach.