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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,396
Posted By WestCoast
Re: car died, starts later

you said you had fuel, so that eliminates a fuel problem, next two things to check are coil and condenser, when engine dies again put your hand on the coil, if its to hot to leave it there you have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By WestCoast
Re: Fuel Problems on a 1947 V8 truck

most fuel pumps wont prime themselves, take an air hose and plug where you add gas with a rag, blow low pressure air in tank till the bowl on fuel pump is full, with some one cranking engine till it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By WestCoast
Re: Acrylic enamel cure

acrylic enamel with out a catalyst is like oil based enamel, it takes for ever to dry, in hot sun you might be able to start to do some work with it in 2 to 3 weeks, it depends on who made the paint,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By WestCoast
Re: closed v/8 site

russ/40,you seem to know carl pretty well, any chance you could ask him to give the site one more go around?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By WestCoast
closed v/8 site

has Roseville/carl shut down Bill B,s 32 v/8 site? I tried a couple of times to get on, all I got is site is not available, a couple of days ago he said he was going to shut it down, I guess he did
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,755
Posted By WestCoast
Re: Stuck starter motor

check bendix shaft to see if its bent, if it is nudge it back till its straight
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By WestCoast
Re: valve ID

Lawrie as you probly already know already know, original ford intake valves had a dish in the center of the valve, exhaust had flat top valves
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By WestCoast
Re: Help finding Frame # on my model A

twice in the last 30 yrs I have found the numbers on the front of the left frame horn, in front of the axle
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By WestCoast
Re: Draglink zerk problem

have someone operate the grease gun while you use a hammer to smack the drag link all the way it, some times the jarring action from the hammer smacks will loosen any old grease in the link and let...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,964
Posted By WestCoast
Re: Ford authorized sale of "imperfect" model a engines.

it means a cheap non ford part, a cheap reproduction, ford motors had some advertisement warning about buying gyp parts
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,706
Posted By WestCoast
Re: Seeping fuel tank at the column mount

all of those tanks with out the 31 bracket will leak because ever one pulls on the steering colum getting in, fix the problem right, braze or solder bracket to tank, and as rawhidekid said, fix it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,236
Posted By WestCoast
Re: Ryan

Well, he owns that site so I hope so, either soon or never
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By WestCoast
Re: Gear oil

if you want tp flush rear end or tranny use diesel fuel, around 2.50 a gallon, kerosene around 10 dollars a gallon
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,236
Posted By WestCoast
Ryan

any chance of you opening the chevy barn forum any time soon?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By WestCoast
Re: hard stop oil pressure drops to zero

on hard stops the oil surges forward away from the oil pick up tube screen leaving no oil to be picked up, when you stop the oil flows back to the pick up tube, as was said a baffle is missing or the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By WestCoast
Re: 239 bore.

a 239 stock engine is 3 3/16" inch bore (3 /.187") using hasting steel vent rings I have gone way past the books engine tolerance specs, ran strong and no smoke, good for around 40,000 miles
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,930
Posted By WestCoast
Re: 1940 Frame Interchangeability

once again go to westcotts auto site, there you will find info what year frames will interchange
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By WestCoast
Re: Arabian Sand Light

I have two codes for that color, DuPont G8883 PPG 432
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By WestCoast
Re: My $25. Seat covers

not bad for 25 bucks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By WestCoast
Re: 1929 Tudor body on 1931 frame

type westcotts auto in your search box, when you get to there site click on tech and you will go to the frame section, a lot of model a info there
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,426
Posted By WestCoast
Re: No. 7 Cyl never gives evidence of a power stroke on '46 Flathead

check the cam lobe for # 7 piston to see if its worn and not opening the points to let the plug fire
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By WestCoast
Re: heads

52 and 53 b2and 3 heads have the higest compression, 7.2, the ret have 6.8, 52 53 merc heads run 7.2. , 1cm heads 6.8
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,476
Posted By WestCoast
Re: 39 Head torque

motors manual says 35 to 40# for aluminum, I don't like copper gaskets with aluminum heads, worry about electrolisis, it my never happen but I play it safe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By WestCoast
Re: Wheel run out

lol .125 is an 1/8 inch
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By WestCoast
Re: Muffler inlet-outlet

usually on the inlet side of the muffler you will see a bunch of serrations that look like small louvers, the rounded part of the serrations point to the inlet side of the exhaust gases. I have run...
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