Friday, March 20, 2015

Tire Truing

Does anyone remember taking the out of round tires (especially recaps) to the tire shop and having them spin cut the tires with an electric cutter to make them round??

That's what I am doing with the Model A rear tires, only I'm using ASPHALT!! I think its working, and I know its FUN!!

I actually had two issues with the "A" that needed to be taken care of. The first was a carburetor that had a terrible off-idle stumble. I spent days on this off and on and could not win. I finally went to a buddy's and borrowed another Edelbrock. After rebuilding, bigger jets, smaller rods and drilling the out the accelerator pump nozzles to .043", I had excellent nice. Mine now!!

Then there was the rebuilt?? turbo 350 that would not shift. I bought the
book, a Transgo shift programing kit and tore it apart. I replaced a junk valve body and a worn out governor with units out of my core and away we go! It took some tinkering with the governor springs but now we shift hard at 4200 RPM under load all the time, every time!

 I know two old farts in L.A. who might remember a car that looked a lot like this at Fontana in 1963. No purple headers now, and I KNOW I can still take that Olds hydro!!  A new project ahead.