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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
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Re: What does "All STeel" mean?

Ive always taken "all steel" to mean no fibreglass replacement body parts and "all Henry steel" to mean all body parts are original, not replacement/reproduction steel (most commonly fenders). Could...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
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Re: No spark?

UPDATE. Had a buddy come over and we spent a few hours trouble shooting. Went from no spark, to intermittent, (weak, strong spark) to good spark and got it running. Can't say what we did to improve...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
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Re: Went to the drags races

LOL. Roll bars in cars that are likely running 16-17 second 1/4's would be........goofy IMO
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
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Re: Went to the drags races

That would have spoiled it IMO. The more period correct the better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
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Re: No spark?

I did. I started with the condenser that worked before the rebuild but replaced it when I found I had no spark.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
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Re: No spark?

Yes. The heavy spark plug wire from the centre of the coil is what I am referring to as the "coil feed wire". I get no spark jumping to ground when I touch the + coil wire to ground. I get a spark at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
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Re: No spark?

So, I have ground from the points base plate to engine block so all seems good there. However, when testing the coil, we disconnected the + side (from the coil to dizzy) and put a jumper wire on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: No spark?

I just thought of something that may be relevant. While i had everything apart for the rebuild, while doing the dizzy, after stripping it down, I had sandblasted and painted the distributor body...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: No spark?

I'll give that a go and report back.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: No spark?

There is no solenoid for the starter. It's direct power form the battery (-), through a starter switch on the floor to the starter. Battery + to frame. I am using a jumper wire from the coil direct...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: No spark?

Cap, rotor, points, condenser and plugs are all new.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: No spark?

I have good, large ground straps from the engine to the frame and the engine to the body but will check their contacts to be sure.



Yes. I do not leave it connected. In fact, the wire is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
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Re: No spark?

I'm running a wire directly from the coil to the battery and the coil is the same one that came with the truck and it ran before.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: No spark?

Crab dizzy, coil mounted up by the oil filter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: No spark?

Yes it's positive ground. Are you saying that I have one wire from the distributor/condenser to one side of the coil and ground the other side of the coil?.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: No spark?

Yes it's in the slot.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Licensed to kill
No spark?

I rebuilt the engine (59A) in my tow truck. It ran pretty good before I pulled it but now, I have no spark. Points are new and set at 15 thou, cap and rotor are new as are the plugs. I had no spark...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Lower rad hoses

Just an update. I made my own "links" from the water pumps to the rad out of 2" exhaust pipe. Seems to work well. After the trial run in the pic I took them off and powder coated them....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,929
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: positive to negative change

Just to satisfy my own curiosity, the battery/voltage issue notwithstanding, why do you want to switch the polarity to negative ground?. Is there some advantage over positive ground?.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: '31 welting.

Thanks. That is what i thought but wanted to be sure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Licensed to kill
'31 welting.

Should there be a beaded welt between the fuel tank and the cowl on the '31's?.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: exhaust manifold coating

I used POR 15 manifold grey on a few exhaust manifolds/headers. On the one set of headers, I inadvertently had the timing retarded and the headers got glowing red hot. No effect on the finish. Pretty...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Lower rad hoses

This is my next plan. I've done this before but am less optimistic about these hoses as they require a pretty tight "S". We will see.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Lower rad hoses

I've looked at the 20151 and it does not appear to have enough curve. On mine, the bottom of the rad nipple is parallel with the top of the pimp nipple but they are only a couple inches apart. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Lower rad hoses

I already tried that mine don't need to be anywhere near that much deviation from straight. I cut and modified two copper elbows and tis welded them together but the the required curve was still too...
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