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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 345
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Bench test Vacuum on fuel pump

Funny story... Back in the day, replacing a brand X fuel pump, had it off and pushed the lever down. Nothing happened till I looked it straight in the outlet and released the lever. Oh, boy. It's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 345
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Bench test Vacuum on fuel pump

Anthony, the pushrod is loose, able to stand beside instead of under the pump arm. This incorrect position may be what you are experiencing. The correct position will compress the actuater arm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 345
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Bench test Vacuum on fuel pump

Anthony, for the cramped space issue, the pump top is able to clock around to whatever position is favorable to the installation. This goes for both types, with or without the glass bowl.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 345
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Bench test Vacuum on fuel pump

Anthony, You won't show vacuum until you APPLY vacuum. Also, the diaphram may be ok and the check valves sticky, or the bowl gasket not sealing. In any case, the pump body itself should still be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By ford38v8
Re: car ID

Correct. Authorized accessory.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,943
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Electric steering

I disagree. The Prince of Darkness was a well deserved title. My Sprite and my wifeís MGB had more Lucas issues than any other sort.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,204
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Synthetic Oil?

I personally think the reports of leaks or no leaks are personal perception and specific to the observed engine. I don't think anyone can point to a scientific study of the question, unless sponsored...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 880
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1947 Ford - convert to open drive line

Coop, I have to agree with ok Ron in this. Nobody needs a big beefy rear end with a flathead. Your reasons make sense for a big engine, but the extra weight and the loss of efficiency you cite are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Trip back in time

For those familiar with the Fordson, can you confirm what I've read about them being prone to flipping over backwards while plowing, if the plow catches on a stump or a boulder? I'm a city boy, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Perhaps Another "Dumb" Question

Wheatstalk pennies in the heat riser holes in the block. Wheatstalk for the alloy metal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 628
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Instrument lights 1939 Ford Deluxe

Yes, the reostat has an off position also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 628
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Instrument lights 1939 Ford Deluxe

The'39 DeLuxe switch is a reostat, while the V8 model is a toggle switch. A toggle would work on the DeLuxe, but is not correct. The correct one has a butterscotch (twist) knob with a thin arrow on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 39 ford waterpumps

Jim, use only a bit of grease to hold the new gaskets in place during installation. No sealant is required, which would make it difficult to scrape off next time. Also, it's always a good idea to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 88,372
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Engine block I.D. pictures

I for one very much appreciate your research and have learned from your work. I'm sure many others have also. As Photobucket is no longer viable for this thread, whatever method you decide on that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Stray Voltage?

George, my doctor hooked me up like that for my last stress test. :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '38 headlights switch/tube

Apparently, the spring and clip is not engaged at the bottom of the horn rod tube. Under the car below the steering box, you'll see a large bulb with wire harness exiting. On this bulb is a wire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Low speed miss

You indicated an issue with the accelerator pump. Some kits have a pump rod that is too short. Also, you may have lost the check valve ball from the bottom of the pump cylinder, held in place by a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,245
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Oil leak

You have discovered the secret reason for only using a bit of grease to hold gaskets in place during installation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Not enough power up hills....

Thatís an easy call. If all cylinders donít kick in when needed, your Northstar computer is obviously at fault.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Crankshaft pulley cross member clearance

Jakno, I have no answer to your motor mount question, but in referencing your engine, you should know that the block itself is a 59 series, produced from 1945 till 1948. I cannot see your heads,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '47 Ford Woodie at BJ auction yesterday.

You canít knock Jack Roush as part of that stuff. Roush has a long long history of true love of Fords. Iím proud to have judged a couple of his Dearborn restorations on the V8 Club Concourse.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,245
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Oil leak

I put a three bolt cover on my 59L block no problem. Should be the same. ...So, you have a post distributor on a 59A block?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '47 Ford Woodie at BJ auction yesterday.

Exactly right. They are investors, period. It's only about the money, nothing else. They buy policies from Lloyds of London and don't give a damn if their garages burn to the ground.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 38 sedan

Gayle, Your '38 is a beauty! I do have one off-topic concern, from one picture posted: I see that there is a Body Number? plate riveted to the frame near the steering box. This is a concern because...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 6 volt regulator

They are where you find them. I don't think anyone makes them anymore, and there are no gigantic stashes of regulators anywhere.
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