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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By dumb person
Question 1934-35 front hub/drum source?

I am told the cast front hub-with-drum with ribs on the edge is from 1934-1935.
If this is true, are these available anywhere? If not, do 1940 hubs bolt onto original spindles without any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By dumb person
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

I tried this. It doesn't work. Exactly the same volume of 'gas' and water remained.
The water smelled & tasted disgusting, nothing like ethanol.
The fuel would have had water in it.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-15-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By dumb person
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

I have used motorcraft F11 that people people discard.
A slightly leaner mixture will keep them cleaner. Too lean will melt/crack them, as it would any plug.
If you burn lots of oil they might...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By dumb person
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

A cap full of ATF with every $20 gas might help, if you don't have anything else. I do it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By dumb person
Re: Non starter

You may find you can repair the switch. I recall taking one apart and using leatherwork rivets to replace worn contacts inside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,757
Posted By dumb person
Re: hidden radio ideas or just slighty out of sight. wood hide door?

Updated the software side for better auto-play. Won't stop playing at track 127 without being prompted to play the next now.
(although the work around i used is barbaric in my eyes)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By dumb person
Re: Oil In My Water

For what it is worth.

I drove with a few stripped stud holes for a long time. There was 'oil' leaking out the head gasket. It would be logical that combustion gasses would be squeezed into the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By dumb person
Re: The Defiant One.....at the transmission shop

I've freed worse. Took many months of soaking in oil, and a few heat cycles. But they can be freed eventually.

My favourite spanner was found on a beach encrusted in rust with sand & shells...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-10-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By dumb person
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

A rag or paper towel will remove loose carbon. Some people have access to chemicals to loosen carbon. I have never tried oven cleaner but it might help, or not.

I put the flame down the end of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By dumb person
Re: RHD manifold removal

I found it is tight but you don't need to remove the column. Just very very tight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,519
Posted By dumb person
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

I have used diesel oil for a long time, yes it gets dirty quickly but that is because it's holding the contaminants.

Interestingly it erodes the sludge over a short time. But yuck, clean the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-09-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By dumb person
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

Pretty much any will work, i use A-25 as that's often all i can find.
The good thing about those plugs in champion X and A25 are resistant to heat and big enough you can clean the tips with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By dumb person
Re: trans oil

The way it was explained to me, by an long time flathead owner, is there is additives, including sulphur in some and not in other oils.
He'd seen some gearboxes black inside from sulphur.
I can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,147
Posted By dumb person
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,757
Posted By dumb person
Re: hidden radio ideas or just slighty out of sight. wood hide door?

Yeah i forgot to draw the ground. The 3.3 volt at VCC doesn't have enough grunt to run the MP3 though. I tried it. 3.6-4 volts runs it happily though.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-30-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By dumb person
Re: Home made electronic timer. A D.I.Y. at home.

The increase in fuel efficiency (and full throttle pick-up) is impressive. It's like having a rebuilt magneto, but i didn't have to lift the engine or anything. Just swap a timer.


Yes.
I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,757
Posted By dumb person
Re: hidden radio ideas or just slighty out of sight. wood hide door?

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=408248&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1569834680

Here's a draft of the MP3 player.

Currently the broken folder skip buttons (folder skip wasn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By dumb person
Re: Welding a bead on the stub axle

While i've done things like that on things that are not vehicle steering parts (E.G. farm equipment) i don't recommend it on vehicle steering parts.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-26-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By dumb person
Re: Home made electronic timer. A D.I.Y. at home.

If you look closely you'll see the original coils but without their points, the wires were joined internally.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-26-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By dumb person
Home made electronic timer. A D.I.Y. at home.

So I heard you think i'm dumb or something....

Oh ok.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=407962&stc=1&d=1569497526

Freshest scrap metal & broken 1990s TV parts the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By dumb person
Re: front spring question for a 30 hot rod

2 inches is the norm' where i live as the roads are uneven enough that a wheel would leave the ground if the axle bottoms out on the frame on one side.

May want slightly more than an inch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By dumb person
Re: No Compression in 3 & 4 Cylinders

I use a small metal pick (made from a paper clip or similar with one end sharpened) and blow out with compressed air.
If you want the paper-clip pick to stay close to the side of the hole, you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By dumb person
Re: front spring question for a 30 hot rod

In my country, 50mm (two inches).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By dumb person
Re: New Zealand - Lucky 17 Model A speedster

Might have seen that in real life once. lol at the giant model A dash.
Do you have more pictures that aren't on facehuggeralienbook?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,013
Posted By dumb person
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

I don't think sane people use lead in engine bearings in this day & age but...
I highlighted where you seem to imply use of lead, but then contradict saying that tin based (babbitt, as i call it....
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