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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By drolston
Re: 1948 ford flathead oil change

I don't even trust a bottle of wine with a plug any more. Buy the screw top stuff.
Sure as heck would not trust a plug to keep the oil in my umpteen thousand flathead overhaul. A little black...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 395
Posted By drolston
Re: New Member New car

The '41 was a transition year to the wider body and the front suspension has some unique components.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By drolston
Re: 1940 tudor deluxe hood latch help needed!

Does the air deflector prevent you from putting a bread knife between the grill and hood to push the release lever?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By drolston
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

If a $200 aluminum radiator that looks great, fits perfect, and is rated for 500 horsepower seems too good to be true . you know the rest. That Champion rating must have been for sub-zero air...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By drolston
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

Sounds like the radiator may be the culprit, but before you do something really expensive about that, be sure the timing is as advanced as you can get without pinging, and that you are not running...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By drolston
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

For the record: The truck radiator mounting ears and lower tank fit the car frame mount and splash pan, without modification. The top tank fits (just barely) between the fenders. The only fop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By drolston
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

In this case the old unit (01T = 39-41 122" wheelbase truck) is doing the job. Could not see any lime coating around the tubes in the top tank, but I reverse flushed it with plain water, which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By drolston
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

Other way around. Took the Champion out and put the bigger truck radiator back in. That was the cure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By drolston
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

Champion aluminum radiator three rows; truck radiator four, and the truck radiator tubes look a bit wider (front to back). So the surface area exposed to air flow is much greater, and that is the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By drolston
Finally got it to not overheat!

Summary: 284 inch 59A/B with Offy 425 heads, mild Schneider 248f cam and Champion aluminum radiator with 7lb cap. Block was cleaned by flathead expert at overhaul. With summer temperatures in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By drolston
Re: The Case of the Gasping Flathead

Weird! Is clamp that tightens the base of the air cleaner to the top of the carb jamming or interfering with the choke?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By drolston
Re: No fuel pressure at normal engine temp

Some electrical pumps block flow when not running. The kind you should use allows fuel to be dranw through, even when turned off.

If that is not the problem, disconnect fuel line from pump and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By drolston
Re: hesitation

Check the squirt in both barrels before you change jets. Weak stream means accel pump plunger loose fit, or blocked passage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By drolston
Re: Woops. What next

The points should be fine. If they were open, nothing happens at the points. If they were closed they would be conducting current, which may overheat the coil, but is no stress on the points. If...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By drolston
Re: HELP Setting dual point distributor

The "shade tree" way to do it is to remove the distributor and keep fiddling with the point gap adjustment until you have it exactly at the spec gap, with the points fastened down tight. The term...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By drolston
Re: Scat vs Merc crank

Put a SCAT stroker (4.125) rotating assembly in my 59A/B. Out of the box, you could turn the crank with two fingers, with the mains torqued down. Still holding 35 psi oil pressure at idle, hot. No...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By drolston
Re: Possible clutch shatter

Good solid motor mounts are necessary, but they must be cinched down pretty tight, or they will allow flexing fore and aft and roll, either of which causes clutch chatter. I picked up a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By drolston
Re: 41 coupe shock replacement advice

With the shock link removed, can you tell the health of the shock by moving the arm by hand? How much resistance should there be to moving it by hand?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By drolston
Re: what is correct wiring for a 12v system

Agree. Ammeter should be in wire from solenoid battery connection to the fuse/breaker panel. A volt meter is a great addition to keep track of generator or alternator function.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By drolston
Re: Misfire

Condenser.
Fuel pump output.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By drolston
Re: Oil leak from drain plug

#2 (non-hardening) Permatex.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By drolston
Re: 12 volt electric wiper motor for 1941 1/2 ton pickup?

Reasonably priced no. But expensive from Mac's: here it is.

https://www.macsautoparts.com/early_v8_ford_truck/electric-wiper-motor-conversion-kit-12-volt-ford-pickup-truck.html
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By drolston
Re: 1934 Ford Compression

Anything over 90 psi is good. What you hope for is all cylinders to be within a 10 lb range. The flathead will start and drive with compression in the 60's, but it will likely be a smokey, smelly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,642
Posted By drolston
Re: How hot is too hot?

I have been fighting overheat at interstate speeds. Have 3 97's on progressive, all with .045 jets. Went to .048 on the center carb and that dropped cruise temp by about 10 degrees. At that speed,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,642
Posted By drolston
Re: How hot is too hot?

Sounds off by 1000 rpm for normal gearing and tire diameter.
And .091 jets in a 97 carb is way rich. Something off there too.
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