What's happening in my Model A Engine shop?
Insert bearing Model A engines I have completed,
Where are they?
Minnesota: 150 Inserted bearing Model A & B engines
North Dakota: 2 Inserted engines
Iowa: 9 Model A & B Engines
Michigan: 1 Inserted Touring
Colorado: 1 inserted Engine
California: 6 Inserted Engines
Louisiana: 1 inserted Engine
Texas: 1 inserted Engine
Currently working on: 5 engines
Roof Overhead Valve Head on a full pressure Model B engine.
We finished another "A" touring longblock and have been running it on the stand this week. This weekend we will be breaking down engines and processing them through the cleaning process.
Took in a Model B block we worked on about a year ago. The owner reported a "clicking" noise in the valve system and it appears to be from excessive lifter bore wear. We will install new oversize single lock lifters that are .015" oversize after reaming the housing bores for proper clearance.
We have just received 2 Model B blocks from the machining center and will be assembling them shortly. Two more should be ready to pick up next week.
Finished up our 3 Model B engine this past weekend. One more to go for my own '31 S/W Town Sedan.
Took in two Model A engines in the past week and have them to the machining center for line boring.
A '28 Coupe is in for "noise elimination". The brake rod anti-rattlers are creating most of the issues.
Another car coming tomorrow for a safety look over and tuning.
Catherine's 1930 Coupe was taken home this past Sunday. After a 2 year and 8 month restoration, it is ready to be driven and enjoyed. The car belonged to Catherine's father and he never got around to starting the restoration before he passed. Catherine was determined to restore the car and did much of the work herself with the help of many members of the Twin Cities Model A Ford Club.
The result of all the hard work is stunning!