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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Resperator Production

Apparently GM backed out of their commitment by dropping numbers they promised and raising prices. Hopefully, Ford and Tesla will come through.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 752
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Need for early condensers?

Never had a problem with plain old Napa Echelin condensers for my '40 or shoeboxes. Been running them for 50 years! Don't know what all the fuss is about.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Air Cleaner Mystery!!

These were very common back in the 60s & 70s. Never heard of any problems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 781
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Alternator or not?

Latter model alternators ruin the appearance of a flathead. Bone ugly! These look good but not necessary. I would stick to the generator. Carry a spare if worried. Alternators go out too,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Resperator Production

They could use the French block design with an Isky cam & 3 97s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Resperator Production

Hope Ford uses a flathead V8 design.:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Cleaning carbs & fuel pumps.

Yea, but everybody, almost, is ignoring the first question which is external cleaning. Cleaning when assembled is harder because you want to avoid disturbing surrounding areas.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Cleaning carbs & fuel pumps.

The original question was external cleaning, not taking them apart. Makes a big difference for cleaning.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 781
Posted By philipswanson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,317
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Nothing better to do but work.

Watch crime show episodes like Dateline.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Cleaning carbs & fuel pumps.

Carburetor cleaner, the stinky stuff in a can.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Please educate me on scammers when selling a car

Allot of people buy cars sight unseen. I bought my '40 Ford Woodie that way for $85K in Vermont and I live in San Diego. Yours could be a scam but not because people don't buy cars without seeing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By philipswanson
Re: '40 Disk/Drum brakes, no rear brake problem

Did you bench bleed your MC before installation? This is mandatory on dual cylinders.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Radial tires on old rims

I am running Cooper smooth blackwalls on my 40 wagon on pre-67 F100 wheels with stock hubcaps. Steel belted radials at $97 at Discount tire. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By philipswanson
Re: How to properly use Glyptal

Phosphoric acid solution.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By philipswanson
Re: How to properly use Glyptal

Or you can go here and save $

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Glyptal-Brush-On-Red-Enamel-1-Quart/283815736303?hash=item4214bc73ef:g:MR8AAOSwLfNebhRv
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,417
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Winch Battery-Deep cycle vs Reg.?

Regular car batteries are usually warranted for 36 to 48 months. Deep cycle batteries are usually only warranted for 1 year because manufactures believe they will be treated much harsher. When...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,297
Posted By philipswanson
Re: How rare is a 39 Mercury?

You are missing wagons!
Forum: Early V8 03-16-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By philipswanson
Re: WTB: 1940 Columbia Install Instructions

Please cancel. Got it on E Bay for $10.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By philipswanson
Re: installing electric fuel pump in'39 piccup

The danger is if your fuel pump diaphragm tears and leaks, it comes out the bottom housing onto the engine. Now you flip the electric fuel pump on and you have one hell of a fire. Don't use it for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By philipswanson
Re: POR 15 question

Only as good as the adhesion of the paint underneath. It's much better on bare metal. Wear gloves when using because this stuff is murder to get off your hands once it dries. You have to let it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By philipswanson
Fuel Pump Weep Hole

While rebuilding my stock AC 1940 fuel pump, I notice that there is no weep hole in the casting like later ones. A weep hole is to prevent gas from entering the crankcase if the diaphragm fails. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Original Radio with new 12V Neg Gnd system

Most 6v radios run fine on reversing polarity. If in doubt, have an expert look at the schematic.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Coolant in the oil?

Head (s) might be warped.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Engine oil

Mobil I 10W 30 would be fine. I use straight 30W here in SoCa. Any good synthetic sold at Walmart. Forget Zinc in a flathead. Very low valve spring pressures.
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