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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Best spark plug

I'm in the minority here, but I put B6L plugs in my 8ba when I built it 5 years/5000 miles ago. It has started missing above 3000 rpm a while back. After checking the distributor, I began ohming plug...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Best spark plug

After they mentioned thread breakage and shell stretching, the statement says " Do not use anti-seize OR LUBRICANT on NGK spark plugs." This makes me think they caution against over torquing the plug...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 748
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Overdrive transmissions

'49 to '51. Ford went to swinging pedals in '52.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 748
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Overdrive transmissions

the lighting in the first picture of post # 1 is not good, but when I blow up the picture I think I see the clutch boss on the side cover. Have you looked for the boss on the transmission in post #1?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Replacing points on 39 Ford

There have been reports of generators producing voltage spikes that can fry electronic ignitions. I have always found Pertronix to have excellent tech support. A call to them explaining your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 748
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Overdrive transmissions

You will need a transmission with the boss on the shift cover to attach the clutch actuator. They are '49-'51 specific. One of the casting numbers indicates a '68 (C8A). Ford changed bolt patterns on...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By 40cpe
Re: driveshaft yoke

Some engines have been installed with motor mounts reversed. It locates the engine 2" froward from the correct position.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By 40cpe
Re: what a job, shuddering fixed and back to work.

Good for you!! I probably would have never figured it out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By 40cpe
Re: '40 coupe trunk handle lock

That is the way they work. I ground the head of a key down so it would fit under the lock cover and leave the key in the lock until I need to lock the trunk.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,625
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

I use Autolite 216 in my 8BA 276" engine with a Rochester 2G carb. My plugs show a medium brown color. I'm unsure how much effect the rest of the ignition system has on the plug color. Dirty points...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 52 Victoria overdrive

You are welcome. Please let us know how you eventually work it out. Reports on repairs, attempts and successful, adds to the knowledge base here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 52 Victoria overdrive

I don't think the governor is the problem. It is actuating the relay like it is supposed to do. It might help to remove the cover from the solenoid and clean the points. Also, all wires and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-09-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,692
Posted By 40cpe
Re: problem to start

The vacuum advance should not affect starting and the incompatible carb/dist will seem to run good if in good shape, especially if one hasn't experienced a properly operating system. The centrifugal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 52 Victoria overdrive

Your OD solenoid has "pull-in" and "holding" coils in it. The pull-in coil requires a lot more current. When your governor energizes the relay, the pull-in coil is using all the current your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By 40cpe
Re: engine analyzer questions

The point resistance scale is only one scale on the analyzer and is disregarded when using other functions. Look toward the top of the meter and see the "8 cyl, 6cyl, and 4 cyl" scales with "dwell"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Air Conditioning Condenser for an 8BA

Your concern seems to be with airflow that doesn't excessively restrict air through the radiator. I can't definitively answer your concern, but I used a Vintage Air manifolded condenser (instead of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-02-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By 40cpe
Re: My T Bird is a 292 bored 40 over I found

With a rusty tank maybe you should carry a spare fuel filter on your tour tomorrow.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-02-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Saturday first tour with the T-Bird

You have been driving and sorting it over the last few months so you have a good feel for its capabilities. It will do well. Ford built them to run, you just need to get your confidence in it built...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,435
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Been in hospital 4 Spinal Surgery

It is good to hear that you are progressing well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Just curious, 47 PU

I always understood that the 8BA came out in the '48 trucks, '49 passenger cars.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 40 Ford LED tailights

About 20 years ago Lambert Enterprises had a booth at Nats South. I bought a LE card that mounted inside the tail light housing and used the stock lens and bezel. The lights were very visible. I see...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-26-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 57 Ford model name

Scicala is correct. See this brochure. You all must see a picture in the original post that I don't.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Oil pressure with remote oil fllter

Russ didn't say specifically that he tapped the 3/8 passage and installed a threaded plug. I would guess that he did, but it would help to know for sure.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-19-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By 40cpe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By 40cpe
Re: spark plug wire set

This week I put these MSD wires on my 8BA. They are 8mm spiral wound stainless wire rated at 500 ohms/ft, same as some of the low resistance Pertronix wires. I ordered mine last week for $30 and free...
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