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  • Installing a Model A Ford Head
    by Editor on February 16, 2021 at 3:35 PM

    This video will help you with some preparatory steps to take before installing a new cylinder head on your Model A Ford. I tried to put the best information I have into a reliable procedure that anyone can do. Disclaimer: This is *one* way to preflight your flathead install, it is not *the* way. I'm certain I've made mistakes and left out important information. Happy to discuss in the comments. Chapter Headings 0:00​ Introduction 0:44​ Step 1: Acquire new cylinder head and gasket 2:13​ Step 2: Resurface and paint the new head 3:11​ Step 3: Remove the old head and gasket 4:19​ Step 4: Check and clean stud holes 6:33​ Step 5: Check for damage and witness marks 14:37​ Step 6: Check for flatness 19:34​ Step 7: Check for blocked coolant passages 22:15​ Step 8: Check for adequate piston-to-head clearance 37:36​ Step 9: Check distributor fit 38:08​ Step 10: Check your parts and supplies 39:42​ Wrap-up The more unusual tools you'll need for this checklist are a precision straightedge, feeler gauges, a deck bridge, and a dial indicator. The remaining needed tools should be stuff you already have around the workshop.

  • From Garage To Road
    by Editor on February 14, 2021 at 12:54 PM

    38 minute video of Flathead Terry putting his 1930 Model A back on the road.

  • How to align your front end.
    by Editor on September 28, 2020 at 11:29 AM

    Ford Model A's don't need fancy equipment to make them run and perform at their best. A simple toe-in gauge is all you need to tame a Model A that drives like a puppy on caffeine. By request, here is an Amazon link to a tool similar to the old one I use:

  • Adjusting your mechanical brakes
    by Editor on September 28, 2020 at 11:27 AM

    How to adjust the Ford Model A mechanical brakes properly. Ever hear someone say that mechanical brakes don't work well? What they are really saying is they have no idea how to adjust mechanical brakes properly. Today, I'm going to show you the proper way to adjust a mechanical braking system on a Model A Ford automobile. This is my friend's 1930 Model A Fordor sedan. I have previously worked on this car's brakes and know them to be in fairly good shape. That is important before attempting to adjust them.

  • How to fix an exhaust leak
    by Editor on September 28, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    This episode, your master Model A mechanic is chasing the source of an annoying exhaust leak. You will learn how to check intake and exhaust manifolds for problems and usability, learn how to prepare manifolds for installation, and learn how to prevent vacuum and exhaust leaks which can

  • Model A Best Car Ever
    by Editor on September 28, 2020 at 11:25 AM

    Ford's Model A is considered by many to be the best American car ever made. Today, I review a 1931 Ford Model A Sport Coupe.

  • Timing Your Model A
    by Editor on September 28, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    How to set the Ford Model A ignition timing. Your Model a Master Mechanic goes through the Model A timing process and explains what to do. Included are a few tips to make your Model A run better. Also, watch to see how to enter the drawing to win a free Model A timing tool.

  • Zenith Model A Seminar
    by Editor on June 19, 2020 at 10:10 AM

    Sonoma A's Tech Seminar on the Zenith Carb.

  • Sparton Horn Restoration
    by Editor on April 25, 2020 at 8:07 PM

    Ryan has added another great video on horn restoration.

  • Horn Restoration
    by Editor on April 24, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    Watch as this rusty Ames horn is restored to working condition.

  • Adjusting single nut lifters in the Mode...
    by Editor on December 29, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Nice video of adjusting the single nut lifters in the Model A engine using the Les Andrews method.

  • Model A Valve Clearances
    by Editor on December 29, 2019 at 10:20 AM

    Nice walk through on Model A Valves.

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