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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Gear ratio on rearend

9 is the number of teeth on the pinion gear, 34 is the number of teeth on the ring gear. Divide 9 into 34 to get your rear axle ratio: 3.78 nominal (3.777777777 actual)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Anything on the threads?

I use anti-seize compound for brass fittings into aluminum. Been doing that for 60 years without issues. If the fitting is a gauge sender, the Teflon tape might insulate it and it may not function....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Luray Swap meet

I was there yesterday and today......very small......vendors were packing up at 10 AM today.......very few people this morning.......a bit disappointing, but still nice to get out with car guys.......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Mid atlantic model T meet 6 and 7 October in Luray, VA

I was there this morning......about 40 or so vendors, mostly Model T (of course!), small bit of V-8 stuff, small crowd. Was done in about an hour....might go back Wednesday to see if more vendors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Rear Axle Taper - What It Does

Your skepticism of the axle preload specification is way off base. You have been lucky with only 50 ft-lbs....or maybe you simply "baby" your car.

The taper on the axle is designed by the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Gas Tank Fuel Gauge reading question

The accuracy of the 80 year old technology in that gauge is significantly less than the measurable difference in the float levels with those specific liquids.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By hotrodart
Re: how many tie rod turns equates to 1/16 inch toe in change ?

Interesting question, but it is not the correct one if you are looking for the correct method to adjust toe-in/toe-out. Depending on the actual toe-in/toe-out on the car, you need to rotate the tie...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Hydraulic Brake Light Switch

Before you finalize your choice of MC.....I used a BOSS 429 MC (15/16" bore) on my '40 coupe (disc fronts).......I had to "section" the cover to clear the floorboard.....also had to lengthen the push...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Toe-In Lesson Learned

I did mine with a tape measure, then put it on a 4-wheel laser machine......the old way was right on the money.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By hotrodart
Re: No Oil Pressure in 8BA

Good lesson in this thread....I pull apart every engine.....new crates as well as previously owned/run. That's the only way to know what you have. There are usually a few surprises in every...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Best source for glass?

I got glass pieces from a junk yard and cut my own. Used the old pieces as patterns. Not difficult to do.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-24-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Transmission change

You might want to change out the

I did this swap (many years ago) and found it to be quite easy and straight forward. I bought a parts car and simply swapped over all the needed parts, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,349
Posted By hotrodart
Re: PERTRONIX Ignitor Ignition 1940 ford Helmet Dist

The Pertronix techs used to say to not use their Ignitor with a generator.....to much "noise" from the brushes and voltage spikes would blow it out.....maybe they made some electronics changes?......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Which is easier

I have always pulled the axle to remove the trans.......never even thought about pulling the engine......axle out seems easier to me......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,549
Posted By hotrodart
Re: I found a crack in an odd place while pressure testing

The military uses DEVCON on diesel engine cracks like yours.......works great and lasts a long time. I have used it with excellent results.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Drake's Gas Tank In A "35

I put a stainless Drake tank in my '40 coupe 3 years ago.....pretty much the same frame as your '35. It went in very quickly/easily without needing to raise the body. No issues at all with fit or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Shocks are bottomed out

I have a 4" dropped axle on my '40 coupe with a Posies reverse eye spring....pretty much the same set up as your '41 PU.....I used "stock" Gabriel replacement '48 Ford shocks with the "old style"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Drake '40 tank

I guess your experience with these conflicts with mine (and others) .......the Drake tank fit in perfectly with the body NOT REMOVED. A very easy, quick replacement.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Turn Signal Kit ?

The wiring and fuse need to be matched for 6 volts (heavier gage)....the bulbs take 2X the anps as 12 volt bulbs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Disk brakes

I agree with COOP entirely......I have disc fronts, Ford drum rears on my "40 coupe. It would be foolish to not change the MC for one that is designed to this purpose. I used a BOSS 429 MC (15/16...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Drake '40 tank

I put a Drake stainless tank in my '40 coupe......zero issues with fit......entire exercise took about 2, maybe 3 hours......on my back in the shop, with the car on 12 inch high ramps.. I did not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,824
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Fan came apart!!

This is a text book metal fatigue failure........these fans go through millions of cycles in the 70+ years of operating........they are not precision balanced, nor precision machined and do not have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By hotrodart
Re: shifter top problem

Have you thought about using the good parts off you old one? Seems like that would be fairly easy to do.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,320
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Do the old style bubble balancer work

I used to bubble balance tires/rims for most of the hot rods in my town that were raced at the drag strip in N.H. ......before the dynamic machines were common. No one ever had any issues.......cars...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 1940 ford pu using bear claw door latches

you might have better luck getting your answer from HAMB.
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