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. […]
Motor Life Feb 1954 Spark Advance Hop-up Trouble Spot By Barney Navarro Among the mistakes made in hopping up engines, few exceed in number the misapplication of spark advancing principles. The chief source of error is the limited information available about spark lead. That which is distributed, unfortunately, fails to cover some essential factors and […]
Source – .midstateantiquestockcarclub.com Now this is a subject that any red blooded Flathead fan should take great interest in. Without proper lubrication, all that hard earned work on the block, and all those beautiful, hard to find performance parts, will soon be for naught. As with anything, a race engine is only as good as […]
Detailed Description on How to Start the Model A. Do this and it will start every time.
Compiled by Fred Mills A list of the production line blocks, this list does not include replacement blocks: 1932 – straight down drain cocks, no recessed area at front of motor 1933 – early had angled drain cocks, no recessed area at front of motor late had angled drain cocks, start of recessed area 1934 […]
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 […]
These early V8 distributors (used 1942 to 48) were mounted to the front of the Flathead engines. They were generally set for timing in a special fixture, but can be set in this way too. Adjust the breaker gap to .014 to .016 inch. Make this adjustment by bringing a lobe of the cam under […]
Model Year Make and Engine Passenger Car Model (note a) First Serial Number (See note B below) 1932 V8 18 18- 001 to 18- 203,126 1933 V8 40 18- 203,127 to 18- 457,477 1934 V8 40 18- 457,478 to 18-1,234,356 1935 V8 48 18-1,234,357 to 18-2,207,110 1936 Ford V8 Linc-Zephyr V12 68 901 […]
Changing the engine in a 1951 Ford Tudor from a straight 6 to Flathead V8
So today we are going to cover what to do about sludge and carbon inside your engine. Most car owners remove the worn out engines and hot tank all dirty part. Any engine that has carbon buildup in the combustion chambers, also has sludge in the lifter chambers (valley) is badly worn and need a […]
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.