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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Door, long or short?

The sedan coupe (6 passenger) obviously has the longer doors to accommodate entry/exit of the rear seat, as well as a longer roof line for head room for rear seat passengers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By 40cpe
Re: mystery switch

On my '38 it is an on/off switch for the dash lights. Turn your headlights and ignition on and operate the switch to verify this is for the dash lights. Of course, you will need to be in a dark place...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Bypass Oil Filters

Cadillac, tell me about the carburetor on that pretty engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By 40cpe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Rough idle, low vacuum reading ?

Sorry I neglected to say, I do have an L100 cam. I only mentioned my readings because the original poster is running the L100 as he mentioned in post #11. I'll add that it runs a steady 17 vac at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Rough idle, low vacuum reading ?

For reference, my 276 8BA idles at 550 and about 13-14 vacuum. The needle flickers just a little.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By 40cpe
Re: crab pertronix 59ab

If your conductor strands are copper, they are not resistor wires. Pertronix recommends spiral wound resistor wires. I've read some have used copper conductor plug wires, but I wouldn't risk it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Condenser

I have to ask, is .22 considered low and .36 considered high? I think I've asked this before, but you know about age and memory.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Sometimes you have to let go


My God.....you must have been holding your chest with both hands. ENJOY! DD

I'm thinking that's what he did when the new owner made him an offer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Timing an 8ba

Does "total" advance include a vacuum advance, or just initial and mechanical?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,815
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Flathead Running rich

Charlie Schwendler <cas5845@yahoo.com>
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 36 pickup bell support over universal left out

What is that? I've not been into a pre-'37 driveline but have been into several post-'37s and can't visualize that part. What have I missed?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 8ba valve train help needed

5 years ago I built an engine. I bought most of my parts from Reds Headers. I used Chevy SS undercut valves because I was using a small base cam and was told the extra length was needed to prevent...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By 40cpe
Re: timing

Fast idle sounds like a vacuum leak. Are distributor brake lines secure?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Bench test Vacuum on fuel pump

I've never been able to work a fuel pump with my finger. It takes some effort to pump it. Find a way to hold the pump steady and put some real pressure on the arm.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,646
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Electric steering

A 50 amp fuse doesn't mean the current usage is 50 amps. There is usually a large margin between actual and fused. Sometimes the fuse size is determined by the wire capacity, not the load on the wire.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Holley ignition coil ID

This ebay site has one and is listed for 40s-50s GM cars. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Fuel pump just as a pass thru

Vic Piano did the conversion and detailed it in his thread entitled "What I did on my lunch hour". The problem is that only the most recent 20 pages of that thread are archived and available. He did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Radiator for '41 Coupe

Never heard of cold case radiators, but looked them up. They say their radiators have two rows of 1 1/4" tubes. I had a Griffin with the same tubes in my '40 with a 302. I had a thermostat controlled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,122
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Ignition Problem or Carb Problem

You need about 3-3.5 ohms resistance on a points distributor running 12V. Your coil should get hot running a 1.5 ohm coil with no external resistor on 12V. It should run more than 3-4 minutes,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Posting pics?

Nice car! I like Folkstone Grey on the '40. Maroon complements it well.

I put lots of miles on this one over 20 years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,294
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Charlie Price Vintage Speed

Let us know when you get it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By 40cpe
Re: engine shut down enrouote

Resistor? Ignition switch? Bad connection? No power at the coil through the normal route?
Turn the ignition on, start at the coil and work back to the power source until you find voltage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,643
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

The 3.25 will lower your RPMs at 55mph to 2145. I think it will take it to make a significant difference. Then you might have difficulty getting rolling. That can be helped with pick-up transmission...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 1938 interior lights

If you only need the contact base and pigtail, they are available.
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