Model A manifold conversion ,help needed

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2012: Model A manifold conversion ,help needed
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike conrad on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:45 pm:

Posting this question for a good friend who's computer challenged.
He has installed a model A intake and exhaust manifold on his newly rebuild T engine also a model A carb. What he needs help with is how to best make the carb linkage. Any advice would help also pictures if possible.

The only advice I could give was keep it simple and stay away from the teaching of Rube Goldberg
P.S I know the stock NH is good simple reliable carb, but he got his mind made up about this setup.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 12:06 am:

first buy a model A carburetor linkage, then buy a model A, install the model A on the new carb linkage. its worked fairly well for me so far.

I would think as far as keeping it simple goes a throttle cable would be the way to go, connect from the steering column through the block to the carb. remember to set up the cable to pull not push.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike conrad on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 12:21 pm:

Matt, BUY A MODEL A!! Never! lol (dad has 2 A`s)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 09:05 pm:

Here are pictures that may help.






Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 09:57 pm:

Just put the Model A engine and transmission in it, and he'll have double the horsepower and a sliding-gear transmission.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Katy, Texas on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:14 pm:

Dan, are those pictures of one of your cars, or someone else?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:40 pm:

The model T had 20 brake horse power.
The model A had 24.5. How do you figure the A had double the power??????

I tried to drive a model A with a fuel filter that looked exactly like the one in the above picture. It would not run at speed when the tank was 1/2 full or less.
Had the same problem on my '26 touring.
If you need a filter get one for a motorcycle.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:42 pm:

Noooo...Not mine! Too fast....:-)

Is one of the fast brothers from Ohio, if I remember right, which doesn't happen often.

This T touring was quick. On the Rapid City SD tour, ran with 4 big people on board and climbed every hill. Stock T engine, stock rear end, just the big Model B intake and exhaust and Model B carb...said to be the best set up for a 4 cyl Ford ever made.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:43 pm:

The model A carb will wake up a good model T engine. Many have done it and loved it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:47 pm:

Actually the Ford cab-over flat head 6 226 or 254 carb is as good as you can get for an updraft carb for a model A or a pumped up T.


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