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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 1940 convertible top care and operation

I never unzip my rear window, it simply folds over into the well as the top is lowered.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 950
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Dim Headlights on 40:

There is a large wiring connector located close to the headlight switch. I found that connector getting hot and was the cause of my poor lightning issues. Finally removed the connector and crimped...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Is lead still needed?

Your good to go. They have hard seats.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Is lead still needed?

What year flathead ?? Most all flatheads I’ve been into from the mid to late 30’s on up to around 1950 or 51 had hard seats. I’ve seen some of the 8ba engines that were produced toward the end of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Rear brakes Ď40

Is it just me or does the grease in picture 3 look silver like it has a lot of metal in it ? How does the bearing look and the bearing race on the axle housing ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Trans install help

U joint goes on first. Then the one piece collar. Next the driveshaft gets inserted into the ujoint and slid up until the bell end of the torque tube mates up to the one piece collar. Then the two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Crabb dist.setup pictures ??

59A with 4 1/4Ē stroke x 3 5/6Ē bore , Isky 400 jr cam. I built the engine and installed it in a 32 Sedan Delivery chassis. Body is getting painted.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 1940 Ford Tudor Trunk Cardboard

Here is some photos of the trunk and kick panels in my 40 Deluxe Tudor. I believe they are original to the car. It has 48K miles on it .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,364
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 8ba block decking

Are you checking this with or without a gasket ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 40 Ford Radio On Off Volume Switch

You find a switch yet? I probably got one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 40 hood release pin

I assumed he is referring to this pin. This is an original ornament and handle I have.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 40 hood release pin

I was thinking that the pin that the handle pivots on was a pin that had a tapered head on one side and hollow on the other end and once the handle was put in the hood ornament the pin was installed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Plugging the fuel pump pushrod without a bushing?

Just solder the tiny oil hole shut in the bushing and reinstall it. You don’t have to put a rod in it , it won’t affect oil pressure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Removing Engine from '40 Ford Question

Yes, Iíve done it many times without removing the hood. Also removed and replaced the V-12 in my 39 Zephyr with hood on. The key to doing it with the hood on is keep the chain between the boom and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Rod Clearance

Yes, itís 3.312 with the Scat rods.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Rod Clearance

Thank you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Rod Clearance

Sounds like I need to pull the crank and valve train back out and do some grinding and flushing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Rod Clearance

Does everything really grow that much when the engine is hot. ??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Rod Clearance

Iíll try a ty rap ,havenít thought of that . My feeler gauge blade is a little wider than the H beam rod so I might have more clearance than I think .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Rod Clearance

Installing a Scat 4 1/4ĒĒ stroke crankshaft and H beam rods in a 59A block. Whatís the minimum clearance I can get away with between the rod and the bottom of the bore. ? I can get a .070 feeler...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,064
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Question: 1940 Ford Radiators.

I put a new radiator in my 40 Coupe last year . It has the 91 stamped in the top tank and the height is just like the 39-40 but the cap is located in the center and is set up for a pressure cap . The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,064
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Question: 1940 Ford Radiators.

The radiator in my 39 Zephyr isn’t a pressure system either. The water pump guy ( Skip Haney ) sells a 4 pound pressure relief that clamps to the end of the overflow tube and that’s what I put on my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,668
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Fenton's or Red's or ??

I’ve got both and didn’t have an issue with either one getting around the steering box. I currently have Fenton’s on my 40 and have a 605 power steering box and they clear that also . Had them Jet...
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