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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: factory fan cfm

Is this drawing to scale, or just a "generic" rendering?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,254
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

Hmmm, just learned something! Here I was under the assumption that A's and AA's originally came from the factory with paint on them! Yet, I see comments to the effect that "they're only original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,033
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

Maybe we're overthinking this. JFranklin in post #6 asked what Ford's time allowance was back in the day so I listed what was quoted in a 1947 chilton Manual. 4.4 hours was 'factory time', and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,033
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

Just went and checked my 1947 Chilton's Flat Rate Manual. It only goes back to 1938 so I used the data for a 1938 V8, which should be close as clutch and drive train are very similar. It shows...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Really old gasoline question

Do not run your engine on that old gas! It will not burn completely and will leave a sticky, varnish-like goo on the exhaust valve stems, which will make them stick!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Timing

Let's back up the bus a bit and reflect on a couple of things. This statement first: "I don't set my timing by the points." Since a spark occurs when the points just start to open, it follows that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

Backlash? The only backlash involved in finding actual TDC with the positive stop method would be the oil clearance in the rod bearing! The timing gears are not involved in finding TDC. Since...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: A new idea from Mart. Mart's Real Hot Rods. On Youtube.

Please! No music! How about engine sounds instead?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Max Compression Ratio

The cited article states: "The signal from the crankshaft position is also used to monitor if any of the cylinders misfires."
Other references state that what is monitored is the slight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Just a side note on the "crankshaft torsional deflections" that Terry mentions here: These deflections are large enough to be easily measured. In fact, every modern vehicle has such a device. It's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,602
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

The "W" in 20W, etc., stands for "Winter" not "Weight"!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Why not make your own ethanol-free gas? Take a translucent five gallon plastic square container, add four gallons ethanol gas and one gallon water, and mix. Turn upside down and let it settle. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 644
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Axle Quick fix seals which direction?

Either my eyes are deceiving me, or there already is a seal installed in the hub.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Positive Ground

There is what is called "conventional theory" of electron flow through the system, and what is called "electron theory" of electron flow. Conventional theory (now disproven) said that current flow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,526
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What have you found working on your A?

It could be that the "sand" you found in the tank was actually sugar, since sugar does not dissolve in gas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Brent, can you tell us more about this Diesel conversion? When was it made? How many made? Did it work at all? Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

I believe this was a reference to a doctor's advice to drink more water. See post #1.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: cracked cyl head

Since spark occurs when the points just start to open, this is where the distributor cam should be set with the timing pin in place. The position of the rotor tip does not have a direct effect on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,602
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

"Too much gap will advance the timing to the point that it will run poorly if at all." Actually, the amount of rotor gap (or plug gap) has no measurable effect on timing. Secondary voltage rise in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: cracked cyl head

"Points gap can affect timing." Maybe a little. In reality, timing is set by that there lever on the left side of the steering column, not points gap! "Too little gap" can be compensated for by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,651
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just out of curiosity, how did you ship those rail cars?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Bent Fuel Pump Push Rod

With engine sitting on floor you pull the heads and intake, then roll the block over to pull the pan. halfway over, the pump rod starts to slide out. Oops! Do you try to save the rod, or your foot?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,265
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

Well, actually, that '57 Holley was a square bore. The Holley spread bore didn't show up until much later, as a replacement for spread bore carbs like the Quadrajet or the Carter Thermoquad or the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,591
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

Wait a minute Gene. Apparently this crank was ground in the distant past when it was common to do this. Either by customer request or the crank guy wanted to save a little wear on his grinding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Helmet and why not ????

Jim, How much voltage can a helmet rotor handle, in case a guy runs higher cylinder pressure or larger plug gaps? It's been my understanding (could easily be wrong) that these rotors can short to...
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