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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,596
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 36 Ford drag link orientation question

It has to do with the size of the acetylene tank. Smaller tanks don't convert the acetone as fast as a larger tank, therefore can't supply enough gas for high consumption tips. Although there is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,596
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 36 Ford drag link orientation question

I'm not a welding expert, but I have an O/A set up for my use in my shop. I've learned that you can put too large a rosebud on your torch and the acetylene can't produce gas fast enough to fuel the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Can I get some help? Brake drum (axle) retainers.

Just a FYI, I have some commercially made brackets on my '38. They worked fine with 5" wide 15" wheels. I changed the rear wheels to 5.5 x 15" and they rubbed the brackets in the "A" dimension on...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-11-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Two barrel card spacer with pcv

Click on the HAMB link. You will have to ask those questions to the seller.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-11-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Two barrel card spacer with pcv

Here you go:

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/3-carburetor-spacers-1-with-vacuum-port-2-beveled-for-stromberg-type-carbs.1172600/
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-11-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Two barrel carb spacer

Correct. The base of the carb has the butterflies and the idle adjusting screws in it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-10-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Two barrel carb spacer

That is the bore for the butterfly shaft. There is no spacer on the carb/manifold.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By 40cpe
Re: fluctuating fuel gauge

The Ford fuel gauges operate on a system of bi-metalic strips and points, to oversimplify it. The sending units commonly available today operate on a variable resistance system. The two operating...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,341
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 8BA compression issues

I see he had to fabricate a tool to install the valve locks, I don't see that as a issue. I have a measured 45-50 pounds and I installed mine by hand.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By 40cpe
Re: proper gearing

We have gotten used to modern cars and low RPM cruising. My '55 has a 3.25 8" rear. At 60 in direct drive it sounds like it needs another gear and it is only turning 2500 RPM. With a 3.73 rear your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,341
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 8BA compression issues

I looked at a 59 block I have and can see the port under the valve through the intake runner. I think you can see how far the head is from the top of the guide. With a good light I think you will be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,341
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 8BA compression issues

can you look down the intake port and see if the stem goes that deep into the guide?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,341
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 8BA compression issues

I think you might be on to something. If the guide is interfering with the valve, it can't be much. I thought about driving the guide down without the spring and see if the clearance changes, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By 40cpe
Re: torquing 8ba heads with an oil filter

Those are called wobble extensions. Google will find many price ranges. I have some no-name from many years ago that have served me well.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-06-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Radial Tire Size for 55/56 Ford

I don't think you will have any problems with either 205 size. I read testimonials of people using P225 and P235 with no problems. I can tell you that P255/60r15 will rub in the back on hard turns....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By 40cpe
Re: late flathead oiling?

If you successfully blocked the flow through the horizontal passage, you have to provide full flow through the barbed fittings you have installed. The horizontal passage was 7/16", Are those barbed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By 40cpe
Re: late flathead oiling?

What is the internal diameter of those fittings?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,596
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 36 Ford drag link orientation question

I think I said they are kind of scarce. Do you really need the specific oil pump, or just the pick up tube and screen?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,596
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 36 Ford drag link orientation question

Tom, I have a couple of questions about using a Mercury pan on the 8BA in a '30s car. Is the Mercury pan a proven cure for this situation? Also, Mercury changed body styles in '52, does '52 and '53...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,596
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 36 Ford drag link orientation question

You will notice that my drag link has about 3/4" of clearance on the oil pan at extreme left turn. I have no marks of rubbing in driving 4000+ miles.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,596
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 36 Ford drag link orientation question

pics in post 106 page 6 show stands under the front axle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,596
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 36 Ford drag link orientation question

The steering box and the engine are both anchored to the frame. You already have your axle on stands, so the weight of the car is on the springs and your suspension will change very little.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,596
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 36 Ford drag link orientation question

I was referring to the first picture, the pitman arm is lower than the tie rod and the axle. I don't like it, and when I find a sure-fire way to correct it I will. I resealed my large clean out...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-02-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 272 oil pressure switch and what else

What is under that nut? If it is a soft material I suspect it is a plug to repair a defect or damage. The nut pulls against a flat bottom surface to make the soft (rubber?) material expand.
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