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Scored something kinda cool yesterday. A Rayfield Carb - direct replacement for model a. Apparently suppose to be 'performance' replacement. Who knows how much better it really is. But still in the box. (I don't have it in my hands yet - a family member picked it up for me). Hopefully it works but looks kinda cool to me! I do plan on making my own intake and header this winter possibly so this would look nice on there!

Anyone happen to know anything about these carbs?? I can't find much info googling... Not for a model a carb anyways.

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It wouldn't have any dried out parts inside that would give you hassles? Cool part for sure. And you are MAKING your own header and intake? Hope you post lots about that. Wicked.

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Nothing inside to get wrecked really. Not sure if it has a removable white metal venturi like the zenith carbs - those can crumble. It's gravity fed system - so no diaphrams. Just a could jets and a float in there really.

I prob won't start that header intake project until winter sometime I think.. no rush for that.

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I would like to see the door repairs before the header and untake !!!



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So would I...

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Working on the floor of the car right now. It's all mocked up here - now gotta stain and seal the wood and paint my metal covers. I still gotta maybe come up with a rubber grommet or something for the gas pedal... thinking about that...I have some ideas..

Also good time to figure out what kinda battery disconnect to use and where to mount it.

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Looking good Nick.

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Started working on the winter projects for the roadster. Driving a stock model a was a lot of fun.... but the plan for this winter is to turn it into a prewar hotrod. Probably mostly cosmetic changes for the first year. I took the fenders off, I have 1935 16" wire wheels that I just sandblasted and now need to paint. I'm going to use big and little tires. I got a set of firestone dirt trackers from a friend near by for my rears. I've made a custom torque tube exhaust and a turnout so far. Just welded it up last night and fired up the car..... I LOVE IT!!! sounds amazing. Makes the car sound so much meaner than it really is. lol It's gotta great sound and not overly loud - it's just right. Not sloppy sounding at all.

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Cool


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Might want to use 2 of those hangers on there , they look a little light .



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33 guy wrote:

Might want to use 2 of those hangers on there , they look a little light .


 I use the thicker ones. It takes longer for them to melt.



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Noted! Lol thanks.

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Looks great and I need the same sort of grommet for my brake pedal arm on the floor of my truck. Post up what you come across when it happens eh. The torque tube idea for the exhaust is really rad and fits the pre-war mould really well. wicked!

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Well my roadster just got a whole lot cooler! I finally got something I've been wanting for a long time! I also picked up a really nice pair of 30/31 headlights. I very much prefer the 30/31 shape over the 28/29! I've also had the bottom spring re-arched to reverse the eyes to lower the front about 1". I do need to get myself a shorter pitman arm though - there is too much angle now in the drag link and need to get it back to being parallel with the road. Luckily that's easy - you can but a repop shortened pitman arm for just this reason.

I have a 32 4 cyl radiator - everything bolts right up - except the overall height needs to come down just under 2" when putting a 32 rad shell on a 28/29. I'm trying to place everything so if I want to run the hood it all fits as it should.

I need to make my headlight mounts next - they'll be made in the traditional way - a model a headlight bar cut down and mounted to the frame rail and then heated and bent so the little bucket is in the right spot.
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Hey Nick. Have you figured out what you are going to use for grommets on the pedals yet?

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I made one for the gas pedal but no plans to do anything to the other pedals that’s just how they were I believe.

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Ok. Was going to let you know that on the Econolines vans from '61-'67 the pedals came up through the floor. Can get them from Macs in Buffalo for $17 US. Not sure on the size. I can get some measurements if you want. www.macsautoparts.com/ford_econoline/brake-pedal-arm-floor-seals.html

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Looking good Beans, Great job you are doing on the old A Model. I really enjoyed driving mine in it's factory form when I first got it, ( I think everyone should experience driving a Model A at least once ),... just not on roads with heavy traffic, lol.

My second or third time out in mine, I ventured over to what is called the Lake Road West of Port Burwell,... generally not too busy unless on a Sunday when people from the area are heading to or from the many churches in the surrounding area. It happened to be Sunday, and I was heading back East on the Lake Road toward Burwell, cruising at 45 mph,... and I noticed a long line of traffic heading west ( Mexican Mennonite folk heading home from their church in Port Burwell ),... holding my rear view mirror still long enough to glance into it,.. I noticed an equally long line of traffic behind me,... I was considering pulling over and letting them all pass,... but the West bound traffic looked as if it was about to peter out so I kept on motoring, and eventually people started passing me,.. some waving and smiling,... and some just gritting their teeth, and flashing evil stares. About the sixth or seventh car to pass me was a young couple with two little blonde girls sitting in the back seat, probably seven to 9 year old's,... and as they passed the lady was looking the Model A over and smiled as they went by slowly not breaking any speed laws, and the two little girls were turned sideways in their seat staring at me out the rear window,... the one on the right just kept up a continuous stare,... while the one on the left sitting behind her dad kept firing quick glances back and forth from me to her parents up front,... and on about her 4th glance back at me up came the famous " Mid Finger Salute ", and an evil little grin to top it off LOL,... funny to see this little tyke all dressed up in her Sunday Best coming from church, and pull that off,....I didn't see any ruckus inside their car so I assumed that she didn't get caught at it. That's when I decided that the old A Model was due for a 302 engine and modern drive train.

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After driving one I can say I agree with you and think everyone should experience driving a Model A at some point in their life as well!!

Well I pick and choose my times and places to drive my model a. But I have my truck when I need to cruise somewhere and keep up with traffic so no plans to change the drivetrain. I dont want to modernize this thing one bit!

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that-a- boy Beans! Love the direction you are taking and keep up the great work!



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I'm making some traditional headlight mounts using a cut up and heat and bend a model a headlight bar. You can buy these already made but I'm trying to do this the way it woulda been done!

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Looks kinda odd without a 350 chev in it .

And you want a real  challenge to drive , try a model T Ford 





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Lol one step at a time!

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Looks absolutely perfect without a sbc in it.

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Thanks! I agree! lol

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Thanks for sharing your project with us...Fantastic Work ....

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I've been on the hunt for some old canvas to use for the roadster interior. Gotta message from a guy on facebook that said he had a canvas sail from an old racing sail boat. So I went to look at it.. it's perfect for what I need. Started googling the numbers and the name of the boat. It's called Firecracker on the sale. So the boat originally was built in 1936 for the CEO of Johnson&Johnson to race at the Olympics in Berlin. Never actually made it but the boat did compete all over the world and won some races.. I don't know anything about sail boat racing - but a number of prominent Sailors raced this boat - one in particular who owned the boat won Gold and a Silver at the olympics (not with this boat though). I found some pictures of the boat (and the sail) in the late 40's and the early 50's. Some of these pics are at a race in England. Kinda cool story to go along with my interior!

Gotta figure out how I'm going to lay this out - but I'd like to incorporate the numbers into the panels or seat somehow.
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That would be pretty cool considering the numbers on it and the history associated with it..

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Got to hand it to you. You find the most interesting and cool things for your projects.

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I like the way ya think Beans.

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Finished up and painted my spreader bar. got some help with the welding since my mask is toast right now. lol I'm switching to 30/31 headlights cause I really like the shape better than 28/29. Went to transfer the sockets but realized they're different. So gotta get some new sockets to finish that up. My rad has been dropped off at the rad shop to be shortened. I have a 32 B rad so no messing around trying to make it fit my 32 rad shell - just needs to be shortened 2" so the hoodline matches up with 28/29 cowl.

Both my doors are on the car and I'm learning how to make them kinda fit. the front of the back half of the car is too high so shimming and moving things around. I got the drivers side closing really well so far. The hinges on the bottom of the passenger side were bent way outta shape to work with my door to lots of bending, but it's getting closer. I don't have the doors finished yet so just wanna get them close before I put the pins in the hinges.

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Lookin good Beans.

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This car is fast becoming my favourite car around Nick!


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Chris Stapley wrote:

This car is fast becoming my favourite car around Nick!


 Next to that awesome black caddy of course! lol



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Ah,that old thing is just a beater...


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Done making the intake. Pretty happy I did this project. Have to figure out my throttle linkage next.

 

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That looks really slick Beans.

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Matchless wrote:

That looks really slick Beans.


 X2, nice fab work Nick.

Would this be the time for a heat shield maybe ?



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Heat shield? What do you mean exactly?

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I was just thinking, because the exhaust is so close to that intake/carb, that a heat shield under/beside the carb would prevent excess heat a bit better and prevent 'boiling' the fuel ?

Maybe with an open hood it's not necessary, but just thought I'd throw it out there.

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oh ok gothcya. Well likely I will need the opposite. I might need to get more heat to the intake to prevent icing before it's warmed all the way up. The stock intake is connected to the exhaust manifold - that's what the flat section on the exhaust manifold is for. I've spaced out my intake a little more than they typically are done because of two reasons - I want my throttle linkage to the inside so I don't have to reverse the movement, so I can just push an arm in one direction not need a pivot point. Also I intaned on building my own exhaust manifold/header one day and I'm thinking I'll need the room the way I might do it - which would be bring my exhaust back closer to the intake.

but I really don't know what I'm doing - just trying stuff. if it works great if not plan b.






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Rebuilt  stromberg 97 tonight. Went pretty smooth. Just hope it works! Kinda fun project. 

One of my emulsion tubes was damaged, common problem from over tightening main jets. It squishes the end and closes the idle holes. Luckily had spare parts and found another good one.

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Gotta tune the carb still, but it fired up right away!



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61B64EB3-121B-4FCB-83CE-F8EB1B8B0BE4.jpegI think I’ve got the jettIng pretty close. But gonna go smaller on the power valve. I think it’s still just a bit too much fuel when the accelerator pump goes. Ran it for a while tonight. Intake did get pretty cold so I think I will need some kind of heat riser to warm my intake up. I bent this thing not sure if it’ll cut it but it’s a starting point. I’ll see what happens. Stock power valve is 65 on this carb, I'm at a 67 but looks like 69 seems to be pretty common size to use for a model A.



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I used some POR15 fuel tank sealer this weekend. I hope it works. My seams were seeping and one side leaking enough to occasionally for a drop. I hear all kinds of good stories and bad stories about tank sealers - but had to give it a shot.

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Go  "TROG"!!! 

When does it get a nice new parking spot?



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Ok so I had planned to leave the original grill on but I can’t sit still sometimes. Got my 32 radiator back from the rad shop today. Completely different look. I like them both.

 

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UGLY! Go back to the A grill

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