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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,465
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Start up w/o coolant, REALLY !

That is only doable when there's still some coolant left in the system, so you can mix the cold with the hot without (hopefully) doing damage. If the system has boiled dry, you will get a geyser of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-16-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 180 Degree Intake Manifold

I guess I've missed your goal for your project. Are you just having fun messing around with old out-dated technology, maybe fine tuning here and there to get a bit more power than they did in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,465
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Start up w/o coolant, REALLY !

Plus you're likely to get shot! The risks far outweigh the rewards. Just like running your engine without coolant!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-15-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 180 Degree Intake Manifold

Old school can be fun, no doubt about it. I, too, say go for it! But don't forget: A modern single four barrel intake with a modernized Holley carb will far outperform a log style intake using...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-15-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 180 Degree Intake Manifold

Log manifolds are primitive, like log cabins! Technology has moved on. Most log manifolds (at least from back 'in the day' and home made) have abrupt 90 deg. bends instead of a smooth radius, which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,465
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Start up w/o coolant, REALLY !

It's amazing how well an A can run, in spite of self-proclaimed "experts"!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,465
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Start up w/o coolant, REALLY !

Have you ever heard the saying: "Put your money where your mouth is"? It applies here! Have the giver of this "advice" hand you a check for say, $5,000 with the promise you will deposit it a bank...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Installing new dual points

It will fit only one way so you won't get it out of time. Just make sure the tang on the shaft fits into the slot in the cam so the distributor is flush to the block before tightening the bolts!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-05-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 56 crown vic glass top

If it was removed and filled in, there will be tell-tale signs of body work. Same if the whole top was cut off and replaced.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-05-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 56 312 Coolant residue on rear main cap.

Quite possibly a head gasket weeping coolant into a back cylinder then leaking down past the rings and collecting on the cap bolt. I don't see evidence of an external leak, and if there were, how...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Drag Racing on a budget in 1962

thanks, tubman! The winner's list even had a guy from my little hometown of Sherburn!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Lowering the back of a Pick Up

But the brakes will wear out faster! Might be cheaper to buy a little extra gas than keep replacing brake shoes!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Changing cam without removing lifters

Old farm boy saying: "Sometimes the long way around the barn is the quick way home". (The bull won't chase you all around the pasture).
Shortcuts aren't always shorter! Fun to try, though!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-27-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1959 Hot Rod Annual MEL and FE Engines

There were LOTS of coincidences like this! Such as 215 Plymouth and Dodge flathead sixes vs. 215 Ford OHV six. 292 Ford V8 vs. 292 Chev six. 327 Rambler V8 (1957) vs. Chev 327 V8 (1962). 360 Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,968
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: I;m thinking ov buying a new car

Yeah, the tire companies made those letters white for a reason! Why hide them by mounting the tires backwards??!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Spark-Lever Posistion

Just install Ford's up-dated ignition system and be done with all the stewing over proper timing. By "up-dated", I mean the 1932 up-date: The 'B' centrifugal advance distributor! Or a modern...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,968
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: I;m thinking ov buying a new car

Say Ron, I heard that if you talk nice to the salesman he might let you order one with that big Mercury engine in it!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,968
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: I;m thinking ov buying a new car

I think the reason for changing the distributor was that HF II turned the bean counters loose and they said that dual point distributor costs too much!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Smile Re: Cracked Cylinder?

"Prolly"? Who's Prolly? Dolly's sister? I assume you meant "probably".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
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Views: 608
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Fmd

Some wet-behind-the-ears engineer happened to look in a Model A gas tank, and came up with an idea to steal! What's old is new again!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,165
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Cyl Heads-Navarro vs Edelbrock or Offenhauser

Just curious: It seems to me that a .035" piston to head clearance would give nearly the same compression whether flat top pistons or the original dome style. Where is all that extra compression to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 664
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 51 v-8 water pump shaft bushing problems

Ah yes, "the correct bellhousing"! Have you found whether they exist? I remember '51 Ford ads listing a Ford-O-Matic for the flat 6, but were any ever really built? As far as using a standard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Rebuilt Engine

If bolts are too long they will rub against the flywheel.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-19-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: can't access passenger rear exhaust manifold bolt

Hmm, don't recall that bolt being a problem, but can't remember what wrench I used. May have been a half-moon box end. Try that or a crow's foot.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 664
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 51 v-8 water pump shaft bushing problems

I realize that I'm jumping offtrack here, but just curious to know if you ever found a Ford-O-Matic to put behind your flathead six?
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