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    MANY blame vibrating Model A engines because of IMPROPER crankshaft re-grinding, like off center, poor indexing, crooked cranks, crooked rear surface, etc.
    QUESTION: IF, there were retired Ford Factory machinests still around, could they regrind an 80 something year old, abused crankhaft, to Henrys' "Race Car" specs & make it SUPER SMOOTH & would run 60+ MPH, for DAYS & DAYS?
    Bill W.

  • #2
    Probably not, it is after all, the nature of the beast to vibrate.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


    • #3
      QUOTE"""Top speed was around 65 mph (105 km/h). The Model A had a 103.5 in (2,630 mm) wheelbase with a final drive ratio of 3.77:1. The transmission was a conventional 3-speed sliding gear manual unsynchronized unit with a single speed reverse.""""QUOTE

      I don't see where it says all day
      3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
      Henry Ford said,
      "It's all nuts and bolts"
      "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

      Mitch's Auto Service ctr


      • #4
        I asked Chief, "Did Ol' Man Lewis' NEW Model A vibrate"?----"Couldn't tell, on the GRAVEL road, with many "RUB BOARD" sections"!!!
        Ever drive a gravel road with "RUB BOARD"?---Without WARNING, the car will drift sideways & if steered back, it might do a 180 & you hope to hell someone's NOT popping over the top of Elm Hill!!!----In my Old country, GRAVEL roads are still common, EVERYWHERE!
        Bill Scarey


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