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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Questions on Dwell

Will. Yours is a bit more advanced that the jig I built. The one I made has the body sitting in a bored hole in a wood block, and there is a slot for the shaft to fit into. One ear of the body...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Questions on Dwell

Bored and Stroked. You are funny. I asked the dwell meter, and it said to ask someone that knows. You got a red clip and a black clip, figure it out. I don't have a distributor machine, so I can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By 51woodie
Questions on Dwell

I was out for an afternoon drive in my '46 Coupe, 59AB, and it began to run rough. Missing on acceleration, and not revving as it should. Time to go home! The next day, I pulled the distributor,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By 51woodie
High Oil Pressure

I have read several threads on oil pressures in flatheads, and need to confirm if I am making the right decision, as to the grade of oil I am using. I have a stock 59AB in my '46 Coupe, running...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By 51woodie
Re: 1946 Lincoln voltage regulator

You might want to see if you can find an "old school" auto electric shop in your area. I took the generator and regulator from my '46 Coupe to one near where I live, for rebuild of the generator,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Oil pressure gauge

Let us know what vehicle you are working on, and it makes it easier to give more defined answers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,617
Posted By 51woodie
Re: 1940 Ford fuel gauge issue

Auto Stud. Be careful poking around in the sender, as others have cautioned. When I was repairing mine, I somehow lost the little insulating button that is at the end of the copper arm where it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Non-Zero Oil Pressure

Ford designed the gauge system to be “failsafe”. When the power is off the fuel reads E, the oil reads 0 and the temp goes to full H. Maybe you need an 80 psi oil sender? Agree with Jay, maybe 8V...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,704
Posted By 51woodie
Re: crash

Brian. I don't know what insurance companies are like in NZ, but here in Canada, they always try to deny or save themselves as much money as they can. I have had a few occasions where I avidly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Install radiator hardware?

I used a specialist to help me get the lower radiator bolts in my 46 Coupe, one of my grandsons. They have small hands, good eye sight, can squirm up under the dash, and are a lot quicker at getting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Bench test Vacuum on fuel pump

Anthony. Ford38 was referring to clocking the top of the pump assembly, by removing the six screws that hold the top of the pump on, which will give 1/6 of a turn with each hole lineup.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Bench test Vacuum on fuel pump

Anthony. Never, ass u me anything. I could be wrong, but applying vacuum to the outlet with the inlet plugged, will show if the diaphragm is leaking if the reading is not steady. Applying vacuum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Signal-stat 900 turn signal on positive ground

FourtyNiner. The indicator light quit working on mine after a while, so I opened the switch body to see if I could change the bulb. What I found was the wire that is connected to the indicator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Signal-stat 900 turn signal on positive ground

I have a 5007R in my '46 Coupe when I bought it, and the indicator didn't work. A bit of troubleshooting, and reading posts on this site and the EFV8 site, led me to the problem. A previous owner...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By 51woodie
Re: New fangled water pumps

I installed a pair of Denis Carpenter pumps on my '46, 59AB, a couple of years ago. They are performing well, no leaks and good temperatures. The impeller design is of the "closed" design, which is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Crab distributor coil images

Dean. Here is a pic of my '46, 59AB, showing the bracket mounted with two intake manifold bolts. The engine compartment looks a bit better after the cleanup. Yes, I know that the ignition wire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By 51woodie
Re: 47 Ford Headlights

Gar. Bullet connections should not be hot, unless there is a poor connection. I had to go through the connectors on my '46, to clean the bullet ends and clean and resize the female connectors. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Vacuum reading

My '46, with a stock 59AB, runs a steady 21" at idle, and 15" to 16" at 50 mph.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By 51woodie
Re: 46 crab dist tune/replace

I had Bubba do the distributor for my '46 "rabbit ear", and still working great after two seasons. It will save you a lot of bucks if you can get it done in Beamsville. Bubba does an excellent job...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,527
Posted By 51woodie
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

I turned drums, replaced shoes and wheel cylinders as well as the master cylinder. I'm getting fluid to each wheel, but will not bleed as they should. I will check the tabs out for sure.

Mike. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By 51woodie
Re: 1950 Ford Wiper

Had that problem with my '46 Coupe. I changed the vacuum motor, and not much improvement. More investigation found that the shaft that comes up through the cowl, was partially seized in the piece...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Surging

In my experience, if the surge is a gentle slow/speed up symptom, it is typically a fuel issue. It the surge is quick and jerky, that is generally an ignition problem. The causes can be many, so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Magna flux tool

Probably a very old unit, that uses permanent magnets instead of electricity to generate the needed magnetic field. Would likely work if you had the appropriate ferrous powder to "dust" the area...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Fan belt

Jim. The belt that drives the pumps and generator on my '46 Coupe, 59AB, is a Gates TR24530.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
Posted By 51woodie
Re: '40 rear axle tapered spindle

Forgot to include pics of the contact pattern I had to deal with.
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