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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,012
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 55 Fairlane New member/barn find

Maybe the entire engine was swapped instead of just the intake. Are there two vacuum lines going to the distributor?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: bolt torque difference iron block & Aluminum Head

As I remember, those are 5/16" bolts so the bolt itself is the limiting factor. 12-15 ft. lbs. should be OK in aluminum as spark plugs in aluminum heads are torqued to around 20 ft. lbs.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-26-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 309
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 56' 312 No Spark..finally figured it out!

On your trans, did you reseal the shift shaft and throttle valve shaft seals? If so, the internal linkage may be out of place and not moving the shift valve. There is a pressure test port on the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-26-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 309
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 56' 312 No Spark..finally figured it out!

Good job! Just goes to show that persistence pays off!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Serpentine belts

You will notice that modern cars with serpentine belts run spring loaded idler pulleys to keep constant tension or preload on the belt to prevent slippage. How much belt tension can a Model A water...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,072
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Timing gear oiling?

Timing cover surface is vertical, so oil is going to drip back into the pan, thus appearing drier than the valley area.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Holley 94 air screws

Probably as you say, a shade tree mechanic's mistaken idea of an "improvement" to the Holley carb because, as you know, "them oil companies paid off those Holley engineers so cars would use more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,098
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: My wife hates crankshafts...

Be careful about storing a crankshaft on end. It will eventually droop over like a wilted flower!
And if you hang it in a rack it will eventually stretch out like a piece of spaghetti and not fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,637
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Who designed the Model A engine ?

Hmm, there were plenty of faster cars than a Model A (prototype or not) in 1927. Lincoln at 70 MPH, Packard at 100, a LaSalle averaged 95 MPH for 9 3/4 hours, Chrysler at 70, Pierce Arrow at 75, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Crusty Flathead Friday pt18: Assembly continues. Pistons etc.

No need to fuss over ring gap placement as the rings rotate in their grooves when the engine is running. Other than concern about not catching a ring on the relief during installation, no need to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: SBC/8BA distributor specs

???"non-LOM Ford systems have centrifugal advance with vacuum load retard system."??? Uh, no. The vacuum unit actually further advanced the ignition timing under part throttle light load conditions...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-11-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1954 f truck id

Problem is, that chart is for Y-blocks only. His truck has the factory flathead in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,902
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Test your knowledge, what do we have here?

But consider the alternative: Horses or oxen pulling an even smaller payload at far slower speeds! Plus you can't shut a horse off. Its always idling, burning a lot of hay when not working.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,359
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Shortened Pitman Arm

Not necessarily! It depends on the placement of the fulcrum. Put the crowbar under a heavy weight with a block of wood 6" from the "handle" end and try to lift the weight. Now put the block 3"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,236
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: W.C.F.B Carburetor

From experience I've learned not to trust everything printed in Hemmings. They seem to rely on submitted material written by 'most anyone, knowledgeable or not! A lot of urban myths get repeated in...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-10-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 989
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: To dwell or not to dwell

Neither advance it nor retard it! Find the real problem. Point gap, worn bushings, bad vacuum chamber, weak coil, harmonic balancer ring slipped, weak fuel pump, carb problems, etc. This is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-10-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 989
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: To dwell or not to dwell

Use a dwell meter that works on a 6V. system or use a feeler gauge and then set the timing with a timing light. If needed, set a 12 V. battery on the ground next tot eh car and connect then timing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,236
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: W.C.F.B Carburetor

Do you have a reliable, documented source for that information?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,236
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: W.C.F.B Carburetor

"56 Mercury 312's used the WCFB.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,236
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: W.C.F.B Carburetor

No, it's White Cast Four Barrel.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-07-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 989
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: To dwell or not to dwell

On setting the timing: Why are you using a vacuum gauge?! That's a diagnostic tool for finding burned valves, blown head gaskets, and vacuum leaks. A timing light is needed to accurately set the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Path of Engine Oil

That flat disc in front of the timing gear helps keep excess oil off the front (timing cover) seal. It's not in the right place to lube the cylinder walls.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Path of Engine Oil

Oil is pumped into the valve chamber, then flows down tubes to feed the main bearings by gravity, and the excess overflows the valve chamber and fills the dipper trough in the pan to feed the rods....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,408
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: automatic transmisson

Engines with automatics use a flexplate to attach the torque converter to the crankshaft and to locate the starter ring gear. This flexplate serves as a light flywheel, plus the torque converter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: flathead fuel pump push rod

Post #6 says that the cam bearing is too far REARWARD by 1/10 of an inch. Best to verify which it is.
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