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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By v8nut
Re: 32-34 4 cylinder motor.

If you want to keep it original you can get a lot of ignition and carburation parts from Renners Corner. Jim in San Jose



http://www.rennerscorner.com/contact-us.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,285
Posted By v8nut
Re: Coil Tester needed

Thanks Katy. That is exactly what info I needed. I will try to build the tester you show. Jim in San Jose
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,285
Posted By v8nut
Re: Coil Tester needed

What I am looking for is a device that makes and breaks the primary circuit continuously so I can see the spark. I have a tester that measures the primary and secondary winding continuity and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,285
Posted By v8nut
Coil Tester needed

Does anybody have a US source for a coil tester like the one shown. This one is a little pricy on ebay at $50 and I would pay that except it is in Columbia and would be 3 or 4 weeks to get to me. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,191
Posted By v8nut
Re: Anyone with experiences working with Gocat speed shop?

Tubman: He offered to pay for a new set of gaskets. I didn't want him messing around with the whole front grill, radiator, etc. so I did it myself. He is not a bad guy. He just made a poor business...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,191
Posted By v8nut
Re: Anyone with experiences working with Gocat speed shop?

Just a word of caution when dealing with an engine rebuilder. I had a machine shop with an excellent reputation and long experience rebuild my 21 stud engine. After I installed it and installed the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,724
Posted By v8nut
Re: Flathead "spark knock" ???????

I know this is just terminology but I have always called the noise loose connecting rods make "knock", and this noise being talked about here "ping". I am I alone in this view?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By v8nut
Re: Transmission is locked up

Here is the bad news. This picture is of the cluster gear. I'm still not exactly sure how this happened but I think I tried to install the wrong top assembly and I got the tranny in two gears at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By v8nut
Re: Transmission is locked up

I did find the broken piece. I will post a picture of all of it when I get it apart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By v8nut
Re: Transmission is locked up

Thanks to Mac VP and others who have posted on this thread. I just found a big hunk of a broken tooth so I will pull the transmission this weekend and post the pics of what I find when I take it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By v8nut
Re: Transmission is locked up

Thanks everybody for your suggestions. I now remember that the shift tower that was on the transmission originally had been welded at the front internal fork and it is not the one I am trying to use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By v8nut
Re: Transmission is locked up

It is in the car, the top is off and it is definitely in two gears at once. It is locked up tight. My real problem is how do I free it? Can I cannot get the cluster gear or the main drive gear to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By v8nut
Transmission is locked up

Somehow my 1935 transmission is locked up. I may have tried to install the wrong top assembly. I have both a 1936 and a 1934 top assembly along with two different shift levers for them. At this point...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By v8nut
Re: timng gear from a camshaft

Be very careful when you press the timing gear back on. The registration mark or index mark on my 1935 camshaft is not easy to see. See picture below. My engine rebuilder had an apprentice assemble...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By v8nut
Re: 41 Ford in Sacramento area needs transmission work

Try calling Paul Jennings in Gilroy CA. I know he works on flathead transmissions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,139
Posted By v8nut
Re: White vinegar as radiator flush

I would recommend using a product available from Harbor Freight called Rust 911. It is a colorless odorless concentrate that you dilute with water for use. It may be similar to Evaporust . Use as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By v8nut
Re: Chemical Dip Needed

Many thanks to everyone who responded. I just talked to L&M Stripping in Van Nuys CA (818-983-1200) and they still do chemical dipping. Isn't The Barn great! Jim in San Jose.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By v8nut
Chemical Dip Needed

Is anybody still doing chemical dip derusting in California or Nevada? I know most are out of business due OSHA problems, environmental concerns etc. but are there any still in business in California...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,859
Posted By v8nut
Re: Bodywork on Fender

I would use RUST 911 from Harbor Freight
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By v8nut
Re: Removing OLD Thick Gooey Rear End Lube

I would put a couple of heat lamps on it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By v8nut
Re: 32 stock 3:54 ring & pinnion early type

I have a "new in the box" set of 3.78 gears I will sell for $300 plus shipping. Jim in San Jose.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-15-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By v8nut
Re: Failed valve spring retainer (cup washer)

This is a comparison of the two failed cup washers and the two originals. There is a very large difference in the thickness of the sheet stock they were made from as you can see in the picture. The...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-11-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By v8nut
Re: Failed valve spring retainer (cup washer)

Thanks Kelly. I was very lucky to find a set of NOS cup washers. When I get them changed out I will try to find a way to tell the repros apart from originals. Jim in San Jose
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-04-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By v8nut
Re: Failed valve spring retainer (cup washer)

Thanks everybody. I have suspected the cup washers may be inferior repros' . Jim in San Jose
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-02-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By v8nut
Failed valve spring retainer (cup washer)

I had my 24 T Fordor engine rebuilt about 2 or 3 years ago. I have put about 1000 miles on it since. Now, within the last 6 month I have had 2 cup washers fail. See pics below. I have been messing...
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