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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 82,480
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

You might also try Gaslight Auto, Urbana, Ohio
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 12volt or not?

Replace with an Optima 6v - good battery. I have had mine since 7/10. No problems and it has a lot punch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Radial tires for early Ford

My installer used a rotary wire brush to clean the rim, applied sealant and installed the tires after wedging the beads apart overnight to facilitate installation. He balanced them using a wide 5...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Distributor timing question

Distributor machine only shows advance and dwell - your VR126 can be used to also set dwell, but it also establishes the firing point (initial advance). Do not let the 0 degrees fool you on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Radial tires for early Ford

Diamond Back has a web site and the ph # I have is 888-922-1642. You can google it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Radial tires for early Ford

Diamond Back Tires (888-992-1642) sold me 600R16 www radials for my 38 Ford. I run a pressure of 40lbs. No tubes
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Dead/ shorted battery cell

Turn the headlights on and then hit the starter - headlights go very dim - bad battery. Buy an Optima and forget the lead acid battery.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 165-170F and above spark issue?

I would run it. Wait until the ambient temp gets to 60 F or better and see if the white smoke persists - water vapor is a product of combustion. If you want to make a tiger out of kitty cat, back...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,968
Posted By Bill OH
Re: New member, new owner, 1941 pickup with driveability issues

I would clean the carb, connect the mechanical pump to supply fuel and use the electric pump to prime after the truck has set for a period fo time. Try that,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 165-170F and above spark issue?

That distributor should only have 11 degrees advance which is 22 degrees crankshaft plus 4 degrees initial makes 26 degrees total and that is about right for a flathead. Too much advance and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Garage Propane heater use?

Rick: How about an electric radiant heater - very effective to keep your backside warm!!!! Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Garage Propane heater use?

Rick: I had a natural gas tank heater in my garage and I put electric in its place to avoid the risk of gasoline fumes from the car. Propane and gasoline are heavier than air and something to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Garage Propane heater use?

Rick: Propane is heavier than air and so is gasoline. How about electric? Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 165-170F and above spark issue?

Rick: Get about 5k miles and you should have better results starting. At 50 mph at 15 hrs is 750 miles - guesstimate. Temp will drop too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 165-170F and above spark issue?

Make a metal strap pointer that uses the two 3/8ths tap holes on front of engine and I put mine on the passenger side. Remove #1 plug and insert a zip tie so that it stops the piston before TDC,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 165-170F and above spark issue?

I would disassemble the ignition switch and clean the contact surfaces. Also disconnect wires from ignition coil, ballast resistor and ignition switch and clean eye terminations and nuts with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Voltage Regulator Comment

Open the generator and clean the connections and commutator. Check that ground circuit between the generator and regulator with a digital ohmmeter - that got rid of the jumpy ammeter. Make sure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Voltage Regulator Comment

I had the same problem. I removed and opened the generator and cleaned the field and armature connections inside, tightened brush connections and cleaned commutator with fine sandpaper. Problem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,505
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Flat spot that just won't go away

I would remove the intake manifold, turn it upside down and pour gasoline in the heat riser until the riser is full. Watch that gasoline level to see if it falls away however slight. You are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Can cam gears be noisy?

I had the same noise that Cadillac512 described and it went away after break-in. I also returned the oil filter to the top of the timing cover by tapping it 1/8th NPT.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Generator no charge

38Coupe: Is that a 38 Phaeton in your avatar? Yours?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,032
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Busted Axle

I have put 2 or 3 pumps of the grease gun into the rear axle fittings on 3 different 38 Fords. Never had a problem. Moderation is the key.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Lean MisFire

Some thoughts: How about plugging the windshield wiper port on the intake or has the connection for the vacuum gauge accomplished this? Does your intake have defects in the exhaust heat cross over? ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Lean MisFire

I had a pair of Hollys on a 239 back in the day and I experienced a flat spot in the transition from idle to mains. You might try opening up the idle mixture to see if that helps. I had vacuum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Bill OH
Re: hard start

I would try 5 or 6 gaskets under the carb. Does not sound like ignition with the parts you have installed. Try checking for quality of spark when trying to start. All of the connections clean and...
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