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  • Model A Torque Table?

    Has anyone made up a torque table for the Model A?
    Regards - Neil Wilson - [email protected]

  • #2
    Brattons has one in their catalogue, and I am fairly sure Mitch has re-posted that here in the technical area, with some refinements. For example the spec for the camshaft is way over what the cam gear makers suggest

    here it is
    SPECIFICATIONS FORD MODEL A SPECIFICATIONS Camshaft bearing clearance .001 to .003 Cooling system 3 gal. Connecting rod to crankshaft clearance .001 to .00336 Crank rod pins 1.500 less 1 to 2 thousands for oil (1.498/1.499) Crankshaft bearing size 1
    Last edited by tbirdtbird; 11-16-2017, 10:30 AM.


      BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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      I torqued the lid on my Peanut Butter, by GUESS & couldn't get it off!---Should I weld on a Washer & a Nut?
      Dad Hungry

    • tbirdtbird
      tbirdtbird commented
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      Bill, that is too much work, just break the jar with a hammer

    • CarlG
      CarlG commented
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      Peanut Butter jars are now plastic, hammer just bounces off.

    • MikeK
      MikeK commented
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      Freeze the plastic jar with dry ice. Then the hammer will work.

  • #3
    As Ford never had torque specs, any table would be just a guess based on bolt size like the Les Andrews books have in it. Some values would be too much for the intended use.


    • #4
      Just tighten until tight. Ford did not use torque wrenches, but had a different wrench for each application, and the handle was designed to provide the correct tightness. That is why the rod nuts are 21/32. Only the rod nut wrench would fit that job. Common sense is the best guide. Anybody with any mechanical experience knows how tight a bolt or nut should be.
      Eastern Connecticut


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