Re-Engineering the Model A Engine


Long time MAFCA member Terry Burtz of Campbell California has long been working on a project to have a new Model A engine block, crankshaft and connecting rods manufactured. The engine will be identical to the original Model A engine on the outside but will have 5 main bearings, a balanced crankshaft, and full pressurized oil system.

He began this project in 2007 and has worked with California foundries for several years trying to get an end product that would cost about the same as rebuilding an original Model A engine. The project stalled in 2015 and for the 4 years, there was no new news.

However, this year, Terry got in touch with a man with businesses in China and USA that manufactures engines. They have met and discussed Terry's project and it looks like the project is back on track.

THe team is hopeful that they will have the first machined samples available by late fall 2019 and will send updates including pictures as the project matures.

The articles that Terry has been emailing interested parties over the years can be found on his website under the menu item UPDATES.

If you'd like to join his mailing list, go to the CONTACT INFORMATION page on his website and sign up.

The latest update can be found here. 10/23/20
Older updates can be found here.

June 19 - Terry Burtz has forward photos of the first engine blocks being sent to the US for machining. View those photos here “UPDATED”

Last Updated: 10/23/2020