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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By fordwife
Red face Re: 1940 Ford V8 Wouldn't Start

You may not need a new carb. Just pull the needle and seat and find out why its sticking.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By fordwife
Re: Toilet paper oil filter adapter

That being said , what is the advantage, if any over modern oil filters? None in my opinion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By fordwife
Re: KR Wilson 41-P-2954-25

Just a guess: to dis assemble valve guide assemblys on the early flathead v8.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By fordwife
Re: Glass Pack Mufflers

We used to pour oil in the glaspaks to make them burn out sooner and make them noisier.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,690
Posted By fordwife
Re: headers vs duals

Beware: the smithys available nowadays are not as good as the ones we had back in the day. They are thinner and will rust out pretty fast unless you drill a 1/8 or so drain hole in the bottom rear.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,886
Posted By fordwife
Re: Is it normal to build an engine test stand?

Many of us do. If you have basic welding and fabrication skills it is fairly easy to do. And you probably save some $$$$
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,372
Posted By fordwife
Re: Old sayings

An old carpenter friend used to say that a mentally slow person was " a half a bubble out of plumb."
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
Posted By fordwife
Re: Merry Christmas from Washington State

I was born in eastern WA in 1939 and taken home from the hospital in a Model A.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,576
Posted By fordwife
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,521
Posted By fordwife
Re: Anti freeze

My first car a'46 ford had one. they worked quite well. They were the first type of engine heater I ever saw. I've heard my Dad telling about building a fire under the oil pan on a model A and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,521
Posted By fordwife
Anti freeze

Back in the day, here in the northwest, and in other cold climates we would run anti freeze in our vehicles in the winter. Then in the spring we would drain it , replace it with water, then the next...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,455
Posted By fordwife
Re: Lug nuts stuck......

If all else fails, take it to a truck tire shop. They deal with this all the time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By fordwife
Re: 6v gen

I assume we are talking about a Ford. Get a good repair manual that covers the electrical system and follow the test procedure or find someone who is familiar with Ford systems. I for one would not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By fordwife
water pump lubricant

Everyone recommends using WP lube with antifreeze in our cars. One question How does this solution get by the WP seal to do its job unless it is already leaking?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,576
Posted By fordwife
Re: 4 post lifts

I agree on Bend Pak lifts. For what its worth, Jay Leno has several of them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By fordwife
Re: Stubborn Starter Drive

Just a wild guess, wrong bendix? A lot of us have replaced these starters many times and have never had this problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,674
Posted By fordwife
Re: Fond these in an attic

Yes they have value. Someone will want them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By fordwife
Re: cotter pins

In more than 60 years of working on automotive and aircraft engines, I have never seen a correctly installed cotter pin fail.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,110
Posted By fordwife
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

I'm surprised no one has mentioned using a pressure bleeder. If you can borrow or rent one, that is the best way in my opinon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,110
Posted By fordwife
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

It looks like Kube replied ahead of me. Follow his advice.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,110
Posted By fordwife
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

Did you bleed all 4 wheel cylinders? Look up previous threads on this subject.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By fordwife
Re: Mohawk lifts

I have a bend pak lift and am well satsified with it ' Jay Leno has them in him garage. I don't think he would use or endorse them if they were not top quality.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,233
Posted By fordwife
Re: Shackles? Can I build a set?

When I was in High school auto shop 60 years ago, making long shackles for our fords was a favorite project. Our teacher was a nice guy and didn't object.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By fordwife
Re: installing engine

Back in the day, we used to make guide pins by cutting the heads off of 4" bolts and screwing them into engine at 9 oclock and 3 oclock. It made the job a lot easier.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By fordwife
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