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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1953 Mercury Distributor - dual point / single point

Seems like there were kits back in the day to convert stock distributors to dual points. The comparatively weak coils of the day benefited from the extra dwell time in theory, but who really revved...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 49 flathead rebuild. Fuel?

There was no lead in gasoline in the early flathead era!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-08-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,315
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dual chamber master cylinder for drum brakes

It's still the original 289 (well, the crank and block are). The calipers are the 4 piston and the original rear was the 8". Currently it's only run at the strip. And true, I haven't made a panic...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-07-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,315
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dual chamber master cylinder for drum brakes

Well, the new master has internal residual valve for the rear, but no proportioning valve in the system. I have a 9" rear out of a '59 Galaxie which has smaller brake shoes than the original Cougar...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-07-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,315
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dual chamber master cylinder for drum brakes

Oops! See the egg on my face? Apparently I've been wrong all these years. My bad!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-06-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,315
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dual chamber master cylinder for drum brakes

Hmmm, need to tell this to Mercury. My '67 Cougar with factory front discs had the residual check valve mounted on the floor pan directly above the rear axle! (I removed it when installing a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Happy Easter everyone!

Where do egg laying rabbits fit in the picture?? Could it come from ancient pagan fertility festivals? Hmmm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,334
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Cam clean-up?

I too would give it a whirl. Only, I would put a couple magnets in the pan just in case. But back in the '80's when Chevies were eating camshafts for breakfast, lunch and dinner I replaced a bunch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,334
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Cam clean-up?

make sure you get the actual 8CM grind and not some generic flathead grind. There are differences!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-28-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: automatic transmission oil

If you can't find Type F fluid, just grab some B&M Trick Shift fluid. The fine print says it "meets Type F specifications". And, since the racer guys use it, the "lubricating qualities" should be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,461
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil in Crankcase

Hmmm, The only two causes for "noisy valves" are either excessively loose tappet setting or worn valve guides. How can MMO do anything for loose tappets or worn guides/stems?? If anything, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,941
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Thanks for the info! Another question: I read a magazine article years ago that stated the ARDUN head was originally designed for New York city garbage trucks that were under powered and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,941
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Interesting comment! Would you care to elaborate? Please??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: chunks, cracks, and engine parts viability?

Why toss out a perfectly good crank?! That rough spot is part of the manufacturing process and is on every flathead crank made (unless aftermarket).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model A Auto Transmission

Might I ask where you got this information? I have heard similar claims, but have never seen nor heard of any actual tests to back up such statements! Such a "rule-of-thumb" is just another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model A Auto Transmission

There is also a kit or plans to use the small 904 Torqflite trans.
But I have a concern: If your Dad doesn't have the leg strength to push in the clutch, will he be able to push the brake hard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Sea Foam vs MMO

The worst ones I've seen are fraudsters claiming to have built/purchased phony gadgets that supposedly make hydrogen from water as they drive, thus supposedly getting fantastic gas mileage! True,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-13-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What year Power Steering will work in 54 Mercury

How about an all-electric in-line unit such as from a Toyota Prius? Junkyard scrounging is one of the oldest hot rodding techniques! There are a lot of different modern cars that use electric...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-12-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,315
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dual chamber master cylinder for drum brakes

Make sure you will have sufficient pedal travel to completely bottom out the piston(s) in the master cylinder. Check before adding the brake fluid.

When you lose fluid/pressure on one side of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 66,609
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Regarding a foundry, don't you think Terry has checked high and low for one? Sometimes you just have to face reality!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 66,609
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

That would be simple: Just engineer and install a balance shaft, like modern four bangers have. With some (major) machining you might be able to adapt one from a modern engine by changing the size...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Pinion Bearing Lubrication

The white grease is for checking the contact pattern of the ring and pinion teeth. Since the ring gear is submerged in gear oil any white grease is immediately washed off anyway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,562
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Lifetime of Distributor Points ?

Did the ignition switch get left on by mistake? That will mess up a set of points in a hurry!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,565
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

I was of the understanding that cold and flu viruses are also known as coronaviruses, and the current pandemic was the result of a new strain, therefore the novel (meaning "new") virus.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,041
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: My first dumb question

The throttle linkage on the right (passenger) side is the for the floor pedal (was called the "foot feed") and the left (driver's) side is for the hand throttle which is handy for holding fast idle...
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