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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,398
Posted By Crankster
Re: Accepting cash for car sale

Larger bills started being removed from circulation in the 60s ($500 and $1000). I think as we get older at some point we tend to sort of lock in prices, or what we think something "should" cost. Dad...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,398
Posted By Crankster
Re: Accepting cash for car sale

It's actually a lot less than that and has been for some time. Even $2000 or $3000. When the law was passed, probably 1969, $10k was a lot of money. So it's actually gotten more intrusive.

They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,398
Posted By Crankster
Re: Accepting cash for car sale

It's a lot of cabbage, but it really isn't that much money anymore. It's a car. A nice car, sure. Prices going up, up, up, starts to add up after a while.

I vaguely remember as a toddler my mom...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Crankster
Re: Testing Starter

I like vintage tools too, they did make analog dial type "clamp on" ammeters for this test back at least as far as 1930s. It gets its indication from stray magnetism or somesuch, how do it know? But...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Crankster
Re: Testing Starter

Another sort of clever method can be used if you have a carbon pile type load tester.

First, measure the battery cranking voltage for several seconds with ignition disabled. Then connect the load...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-12-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 978
Posted By Crankster
Re: rocker arm oiling problems on Y block

It's an interesting question, I drove around for years without worrying too much about it. If the OIL light isn't illuminated, must be OK, right? And that's true so far as that goes, but an otherwise...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-12-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,329
Posted By Crankster
Distributor Rebuilding

You'll have to tear into the ones you have to see what's what. It's good that you have a selection to work with. If they have a lot of miles on them everything will be pretty trashed in terms of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-11-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,329
Posted By Crankster
Re: Heating up a block to get stuck dizzy out

What flavor Y-Block distributor is this? Somewhere in there around '57 they switched design quite a bit, and after this many trips around the Sun there's no telling which one might have been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Crankster
Re: Re-torquing head bolts

Stuff moves around after initial assembly in this case due to heat cycles. Expansion and contraction. So a torque check or "re-torque" just takes up any slack, so to speak. This can take a few...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Crankster
Re: How do you identify ethonol resistant carb kits?

Some of the consensus I've heard is A. Replace any rubber fuel hose regardless every year or so, or B. Use rubber fuel line that is rated for fuel injection service.

It helps I think to buy parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Crankster
Re: How do you identify ethonol resistant carb kits?

Do you recall if that power valve was a genuine Holley or maybe it was one of those generic 6.5" out of a rebuild kit? I had one of the latter fail in maybe a year without much actual use, not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By Crankster
Re: The price of a Model A Ford

What's "collectable" is definitely generational, trends come and go. Some things get "hot" for a while, and then are not. For a while now there has been a lot of overseas interest in Coleman...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-05-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Crankster
Re: wheel bearings and seals

If they are not worn excessively or fretted they can safely be reused. Correctly fitted wheel bearings can last a really long time, and they may even be better than what you can buy today.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Crankster
Re: Zinc anode for radiator

One thing an article I'm reading about "zincs" or sacrificial anodes stressed, it has to have a good electrical contact with whatever it is you're trying to protect. Just hanging a strip of zinc in...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Crankster
Re: ballast resistor

After this many years and possible mods or deletions a better course in my opinion would be simply to measure the total ohms resistance from end to end in the primary ignition circuit. In a '57...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Crankster
Re: 6v v 12v Wiring. Is there a load difference?

Is the insulation deteriorated or crumbling? They used (and tried) different materials back then. Pre-war Radios for example used cloth insulation, which has held up really well. Then some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By Crankster
Re: Any thoughts on Optima 6V

Oh, a wise guy! Watt's up with that?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By Crankster
Re: Any thoughts on Optima 6V

I've heard that too, but as a practical matter battery recycling (Lead) is at or near 100% utilization. It's worth focusing on the typical issues - heat, and vibration, chronic undercharging, this is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 978
Posted By Crankster
Re: rocker arm oiling problems on Y block

The shop manual says 35-55 psi HOT at 2000 RPM
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Crankster
Re: Zinc anode for radiator

What happens with dissimilar metal corrosion, or galvanic corrosion, the two different elements in the presence of an electrolyte (engine coolant) forms a weak electric current. That's how batteries...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-04-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By Crankster
Re: R & R Distributor?

Interesting! yeah I messed around with junkbox & defective distributors for too long before I wizened up some and started to figure out what's what. A serviceable distributor with the correct advance...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-04-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Crankster
Re: Zinc anode for radiator

The Champion radiators that are now popular will definitely not win any concours judging competitions but the construction is reasonable for the money, no epoxy to be found, and the welds are...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-04-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By Crankster
Re: R & R Distributor?

Um... yes that has been known to happen! lol

Distributor R&R and a basic understanding of the innards is a pretty useful skill to have. One of the cool things about the internet and website forums...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-03-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By Crankster
Re: R & R Distributor?

Ya hafta hold your tongue "just so" to expedite the process ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-03-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Crankster
Re: Zinc anode for radiator

There are a few problems that can occur. Aluminum is softer than other materials and can also be damaged by stray voltage. It's caused by inadequate grounding, this is a different problem than...
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