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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Thermostat orientation

Yah, I had one flip one me on my first test run. Driving on a short test drive, while constantly watching the temperature gauge, it went from 180 to 145 in a matter of seconds. I knew something...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By RandyMettler
Thermostat orientation

Is this the correct orientation for a thermostat. I'm 98 percent sure it is, but than there is the 2 percent that worries me. The photo below shows the thermostat orientation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Oilfilter loation/low oil pressure?

Thanks ford38v8 for your input and all the others who posted in this thread.
I will post my results when I get the car fired up.


Regards.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Oilfilter loation/low oil pressure?

Yes the green line goes up to my electronic oil sending unit and terminates. The red line the diagram provided goes down to the remote spin-on filter. From the filter it runs into the engine block...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Oilfilter loation/low oil pressure?

I am trying to understand the oil filter system. The fitting junction at the top rear driver-side of the motor is there to distribute oil from the oil pump. One goes to the oil sending unit while...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By RandyMettler
Oilfilter loation/low oil pressure?

I have reviewed the past threads and could not find the information I need to fix my low oil pressure problem after warmup on my 8BA flathead.


My setup, as shown in the pictures, draws oil from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

I get it, vacuum can be created without air flow but without the presents of air it will stall the motor. Spark, fuel, air. I have plenty of spark, plenty of fuel and plenty of air, the carbs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

My readings are coming from the "snail" synchometer budda recommended I purchase. I have solid needles at idle adjustment screws and solid needle at my needle and seat. So what I am getting is more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

Tinker, In response to your comment, "Less then half total vacuum of 18-20in at intake"

I am sending my 94s to Charlie. Your comment is what I have been mentioning previously. I am getting 20...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

Thanks for the link Flathead Fever. That link is why I changed my power valves to Charley Price 3.5's. The internet is a wonderful thing. I just wish there was a little more out there on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

Charlie ny,

The pump you sent me works great. The oil level is not rising anymore. I bought this car to restore so I am spending a certain amount of time working on it and learning. I am not a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

Flatheadfever, in response to your help:
"We need to start all over from the beginning. I'm getting confused? Were going to do one or two things at a time."


Flatheadfever,
I have looked down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

Black50, in response to your question:
"What rpm is it running at during all of this, Randy?"

Black50
I don't have a tach so I can not tell you the exact RPM numbers. Basically after I adjusted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

Mike in AZ, in response to your help
"1 psi from pressure regulator verified by a gauge? “Turning crab”? What kind of air filters? Mike"

I have a fuel pressure regulator. I have it set 3.5 psi. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

I had to sink the carbs. In order to do that the throttle plates had to be adjusted slightly opened to balance air and fuel. The carbs would not sink otherwise, I believe the power valves are also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

51 MERC-CT
"What is this (20kg/h) reading you are getting and how does it translate to the common (in.-Hg) or (mm-Hg)?"


It translates mathematically to in-Hg slightly less than 4 times than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

":I can not get the kg/h below 20 or the car stalls". To me this indicates that the motor is tying to compensate for the tremendous amount of gas that is going down the carbs. The stalling when I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

Tinker;

"I'm confused, previous thread you said you got it worked out? Not so?"



Last night it was idling great and carbs sinked at 20. The revees were smooth, but understand, I only test...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

Flathead fever, yah the garage reeks of raw gas. I am sure the power valves are open but cannot figure out why my vacuum/airflow readings are almost pegged? It has to be obvious with these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

drolston,

Thank you for your input. This had been happening since I purchased the car. I have rebuilt the 94s twice. I have installed a fuel pressure regulator and set it at 1 psi, no change. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,593
Posted By RandyMettler
Both 94s sinked at 20kg/h at idle

I can not get the kg/h below 20 or the car stalls. 20kg/h will open both 3.5 power valve at idle. My car goes through a gallon of gas in 15 minutes at idle. Starts easy when cold. Does not like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,316
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

46kustom
In response to your suggestion,
"I think it may be worth you giving my idea a try...you have nothing to lose.
Good luck"

Yes I absolutely am going to drain the radiator fluid and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: some days just dont go too good

I find it easier to go into the job thinking I am going to make a mess this time, misplace at least one critical tool that I need to finish the job and drop at least one thing into the engine bay,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,316
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

46kustom
In response to your question,
"When you replaced the coolant, did you refill through the radiator or did you fill the block first?"


No, I just filled the system at the top of the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-16-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: Stromberg 97-insulator question

Since you haven't received any related assistance to your question, I
listed two company that sells the phenolic spacers one states it is not necessary but they recommend installing the gaskets on...
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