I use this book a lot when working on my own Zenith carbs. It is important that the shaft fits well in the carb. After driving it for a while, I discovered that it didn't turn into a Toyota Prius when it comes to economy. Contains tons of technical information on the restoration of original Model A Zenith carburetors. Just a little better than stock now. However the flange on the Model B manifold is rotated somewhere in the range of 7 degrees, compared to a Model A manifold. Here's what the completed installation looks like.
Be careful with small brass parts and soft metal Venturi. You can see it as the large aluminum duct directly behind the carburetor. These changes provide greater airflows. Again there are subtle differences in the fittings both by year and by manufacturer. However, if they are not damaged they can easily be restored. This second kit gives you four of the thicker gaskets that were used originally. Jets must be removed from the bowl before this tool can be inserted.
It's Auto Care and Restoration in Redding California. The choke rod will align if a Model B carburetor is mounted to a Model A manifold in a Model A. Epilog - it's many months later now, and I never did get the linkage parts, but don't need them anymore, anyway. Looks like this: The real problem is that it gets terrible gas mileage. This is the Zenith parts book illustration showing the two models, one for Model B's and one especially for Model A's.
Zenith used the millimeter unit to designate sizes. Pumped up all of the tires, topped off the transmission, steering box and rear end with 600w oil, drained what little dead gas there was pint at most , and sprayed some carb cleaner in the gas inlet port of the carb. The lower bodies are marked Zenith or Zenith-1. That's because some jets are new old stock, some are originals and some are new depending on availability. They were manufactured by Zenith, Holley and even Ford themselves, although the Ford version is quite rare.
When the engine is started with the choke closed a greater vacuum is formed, pulling in a larger amount of fuel. The table above shows the Zenith number for the venturi, jets, and valves specified for both the Model A and B version carburetors. Explore the rich history of Snyder's Antique Auto Parts which began as a hobby and grew to become a complete source for Model T and Model A Ford collectors. While that's probably the best way to do it, I decided that since my Model-B motor had the boss for a mechanical fuel pump, I'd use one of those to be more in keeping with the vintage nature of the car. For example, the Model B used a number 22 venturi. Therefore, if a Model B manifold is used in a Model A with either a Model A or Model B carburetor the Model A choke rod will not align and connect properly. Use shim gaskets under the needle and seat to adjust the level.
Maintained by Steve Plucker on the Fordbarn Sooner Model A Club by Tom Endy After reading this page: Visit the for historical and detailed information. All the basic parts for rebuilding an original cast iron zenith carburetor. Since its beginning, the Snyder's family has been proudly reconditioning, manufacturing and selling parts for enthusiasts across the globe. There were many carburetors that came on the market to fill the need when consumers found that a standard Zenith wasn't available or they were too expensive. The person I bought my car from set me up with a box of random Model-B fuel pump parts. Bending floats leads to cracked leaking floats. Second: Close the high speed adjustment on the dash, and open one full turn.
Model A Brake Shoes Brand New or Rebuilt Hydraulic and Mechanical All the parts you need are right here at Vintage! All other items are available seperately as required. Kit contains: gaskets, adjusting needle, adjusting needle seat, main jet, cap jet, Idle jet, float pin, float valve, compensator jet, idle mixture needle and drain plug. Snyder's Antique Auto Parts has been the hobbyist's chosen source for Model T and Model A Ford parts and accessories for over fifty years. If your shaft is worn, it can cause your motor to run poorly at an idle. Be sure the idling screw on throttle lever is set to run the engine at a driving speed of six to seven miles per hour.
Our catalog can be sent to you upon request. It acts like a straw; the stronger the suction the greater amount of fuel will be supplied. We offer the complete range of spare parts for these carbs, which are all compatible with the three manufacturers. If you are into rebuilding Zenith carburetors you might want to read this. Quite a few of the parts are interchangeable. And this control can be easily disconnected at the carburetor with the sliding of a sleeve. Visit for further problem solving.
By the time I purchased the parts from Mr. Puts the filter above the carburetor so it is not affected by gas dripping into the element. Model A Ford Tillotson Carburetor Tillotson Carburetor Model A Ford Tillotson Carb The Tillotson Carburetor was a popular aftermarket carb that was fitted to a lot of Model A Fords. Model-A Carburetor Upgrade Model-A Carburetor Upgrade The stock Model-A carburetor is a very simple one-barrel updraft carburetor. Pretty poor for a 2,200 lb car. If you want to get the float level exactly right, it is best to buy a pack of each kit.
And while you're here, take a tour through our convenient online catalog. Filter cleaner and oil can be purchased at your local parts store when this is necessary. Nice people, but it took about a month for the order to be filled. Third: Start the engine and run the engine until thoroughly warm. I had to make a little aluminum spacer at the top to extend it out a little from the bracket. Element comes pre-oiled and can be cleaned and recharged when necessary.