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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

This with a Van Norman bar.
I remember cutting about .030 at a pass, sort of max.
Make the last cut a light one, maybe .010. This will keep a straighter bore.
Hand honing, with a good sharp boring...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: how do I replace stripped wheel lugs in a wide 5 hub

X2,
Plus use a micrometer to measure the diameter of the old stud to the new.
Should be close, not a lot larger. I would like to see it no more than .002 to .003 max. If you have to, chuck the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Difficulty shifting a 39 Trans

There is a pin in the top of the trans lid, keys into the right side of the ball, where the shifter and the lid meet, under the large sheet metal nut that holds the shifter to the lid.

If the pin...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Water pump replace

My favorite:
Center punch the head of the bolt.
Use a 3/16" or so drill to make a pilot hole.
3/8 or slightly bigger drill,
You're trying to get just far enough to drill off the head,
Remove...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Water pump removal help

Or, you could center punch the bolt- and use a 3/16" drill to pilot a hole. Then drill the head of the bolt off with a 3/8" bit. After removing the pump there is enough of the bolt left above the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: 1935 camshaft gear

Take a metal ruler, put it through the inside of the gear to draw a square line.
...This will be square to the inside of the gear.
Make a mark on the top of the cam where you want to line up to....
Forum: Early V8 07-09-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By Karl Wolf
8BA, complete engine.

This is a used engine bought by a customer to replace a "Flathead Ford".
Came from the midwest. To San Rafael, Ca. Still in the crate
It was to be used in a truck with a flathead 6 cylinder. Oops....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Ford Flathead V8 weird vacuum question

Try looking for a hole in the intake manifold, between the heat riser and the intake under the carburetor.
I bought a used intake manifold from a shop that had a hole the size of a penny there....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: converted generator

That Bosch number starts with a 0, I think.
Don't want to sound like a know-it-all, but I have sold a bunch of Bosch.

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,621
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Warning

Four on the floor- and a fifth under the seat.

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,619
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Flathead pan rail plugs?

Use brass plugs, and silicone sealer.

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: 1948 brake drum

Get a brake drum micrometer, or take your drums to a machine shop.
The drum may be machined to a smaller size than 12.000 inches.
OR your shoe linings maybe too thick. There is the possibility that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: 78-7006 3 sp. question? Long version

Someone could have reassembled the clutch throw out arm or fork to the shaft
with a roll pin (hollow center type, allowing collapse).

Karl
Forum: Early V8 04-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Karl Wolf
Ford master cylinders

There is a site that I look at, Goindustry Dove Bid, that auctions off various equipment and government surplus.
I have spotted a lot of 167 Ford master cylinders. (1939- 1948)
The pictures are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By Karl Wolf
Ford master cylinders

There is a site that I look at, Goindustry Dove Bid, that auctions off various equipment and government surplus.
I have spotted a lot of 167 Ford master cylinders. (1939-1948).
The pictures are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,599
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Pressure-Sealing Blocks

In the mid 1970's,
I worked in an automotive machine shop.
There was a fixture for doing pressure checking, made by Irontite
As an adendum, there was a provision for curculating heated Irontites...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,610
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Clutch Chattering Bad In Low/Reverse

I looked above but did not see...
Check the clutch finger height- put a straight edge on the (Installed) clutch cover,
measure to the clutch fingers. Should be the same.
Some can have an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Front brake drums

Centerpunch and drill them from behind. A bit of work- but the best. Use a 1/4" or 5/16" bit, then a 9/16 or maybe a 5/8"bit.The object is to remove the back of the stud. Drive the stuid out with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Oil pump for a 8cm mercury

Use the stock original pump.
Anything more is too much.

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,311
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Thermostats

The people in todays auto parts stores don't recognize the term "reverse poppet".
These are thermostats that fail open.
Rather than closed- cooking engine.
The're more expensive than the others. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: 8BA head studs leaking

I would use non hardening Permatex.
Use it on the threads.
And into the block ahead of the studs/bolts.
Use a pencil or something to get it below the top of the threads.
Do one bolt at a time if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Isinglass Windows

G.M., I sure would like to know what waterproofing (for boots) is that can be used on canvas. (This is for a Model A roadster top).

Thanks, Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: 38 221 engine questions

One can measure cylinder taper by using a piston ring.
Put the ring in the top of the bore, measure the end gap with feeler blades.
Put in the bottom and measure. To square it, use piston with no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,907
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Anybody use this reamer for kingpins?

X2

Make sure that your shop has the long fixture that goes through both bushings at the same time.

I'm north of SF, Ca.

Lots of the remaining shops seem to think that honing one bushing at a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Reverse eye spring shock question

I didn't save the catalog, there is one showing all the measurements.
you may be able to find a store or someone who has the book.

Karl
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