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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

I have several comments for you, take it or leave it:

87 is fine, you got that right.

Higher octane cleaner burn more efficient? Higher octane may be more efficient for a high compression...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 39 Ford/Mercury transmission Removal

V8coopman has it, but for the first 2 tasks:

1 - Put the car up on sturdy jack stands
2 - Drain the transmission fluid
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1936 Ford Pickup - Electric Radiator Fan

It's best to address the reason you're considering an electric fan, as the cons outweigh the pros.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '36 Cabriolet with an "18-F" prefix

The car in question that began this thread is more interesting than the F question!

Final selling price of US$59619 for a car built as a driver without consideration of incorrect items if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By ford38v8
Re: capillary temp gauge available or modification??

The original fluid is banned, and the replacement fluid quickly fades to clear.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Holley 94 set up

Carl, With gas in the bowl, look down the throat and pump the throttle one time. You'll see two squirts of gas if the carb has been rebuilt correctly, after which the engine should start immediately....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By ford38v8
Re: need your help

That's about as pretty a '39 as I've ever seen. Lucky guy!
What's with the extra long license plate numbers that don't match each other?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 32 to 48 v8- are fuel pumps the same

That's a pretty wide open question. Can you narrow it down some?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1932 Ford V8 emblem questions

Never complain, never explain.

Henry Ford ll
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Brake adjustment 1937

You don;t need a hokey jury rig notched board. The parking brake operates the cross shaft just like the foot pedal does. Use the parking brake one notch at a time till you discover the sweet spot for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Marsden nuts

This coincides with what i'd been told, that the shaft on the shock link was shortened to provide a margin of safety for the larger tires of the Mercury, introduced for the 1939 model year. This was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Holley 94 accelerator pump helper spring

I'm with tubman on all points.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By ford38v8
Re: signing in

Now John, you know I'm 79. She's supposed to give me a clue, and she does try, but then... she's no spring chicken either. :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By ford38v8
Re: signing in

My wife makes me sign in every night to climb into bed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Spark plug terminals in Helmet dizzy cap?

Tinker, I believe those to be the stock terminals, which when installed are fully enclosed within the female sockets of the inner cap. If I'm not mistaken, the OP's question involved the way the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Spark plug terminals in Helmet dizzy cap?

Good question. Unfortunately, there is barely room for the wires, let alone adding terminals that would also need insulation from each other.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '37 headlights

Assuming that you are running the original 6v positive ground system:

Go through all your electrical connections from battery on through and back to battery. Clean, grease and tighten all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

See? I told you I'm afflicted with CRS.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '53 car No Charge after sitting a few months

Newc, I'd suspect oxidized connections preventing the charge, attitude adjusted with the hammer. Clean, grease, and tighten those harness connection points!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

Mart, that's too easy. Your helper would fall asleep in between changing positions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

Nope, not everywhere. Not going down there just yet, please. :eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

Can't remember s___t.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

Thanks, the sequence was handwritten for me by an old timer. Now I'm the old timer and I got CRS.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

There are instructions for adjustable lifters I used once (can't find them now), spark plugs out, carb blocked open, one rear wheel off the ground, tranny in reverse, adjust two valves per position,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

I had Chevy 6's back in the day, which were easy peasy to adjust while running. The last one I did was in a '55 tudor, back in 1968. As I recall, the only real messes were due to being too cheap to...
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