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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Crankster
Re: Suggestions to get rear axle nut lined up with cotter key hole

No it is not. He did ask what the correct way to proceed is in this particular situation. And it's right in the manual. No need to drill any holes or any weirdo stuff, just use a shim. Easy peasy....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By Crankster
Re: Hagerty and Pelling Insurance

It usually helps to look at things like this from their perspective, especially when it comes to money. Collector car or Antique auto insurance is a specialized, niche product for a small...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-22-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By Crankster
Re: Anyone have experience with this electronic ignition distributor on 1956 Thunderb

No that's fine, keep in mind the Loadomatic (Ford) distributor is a separate deal altogether and just confuses things even further. It has no mechanical advance mechanism, it is exclusively operated...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-22-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By Crankster
Re: Anyone have experience with this electronic ignition distributor on 1956 Thunderb

Not really, it is a myth that there is any appreciable difference between "ported" and manifold vacuum in terms of the distributor advance at anything other than idle, and at idle there is no load so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Crankster
Re: generator brush install

Brushes should be sanded so as to present a full contact patch with the commutator before use otherwise they will most likely burn. Every generator manual illustrates this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Crankster
Re: Suggestions to get rear axle nut lined up with cotter key hole

Standard practice right out of the maintenance manual for a castle nut that will not line up within the specified torque range is to install a thin shim or shims (washer) as required.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By Crankster
Re: back firing through tailpipe

Four (4) fluid ounces per 10 gallons of fuel. It's not a critical measurement though, "a few glugs" per tank is probably close enough. I usually measure it to stretch the supply out though. It does...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,293
Posted By Crankster
Re: Electrolysis solution?

Because ... (surprise!) dissimilar metals - in this case, steel or brass, copper, aluminum in the presence of an electrolyte - water, engine coolant, etc, makes a weak electrical current. A battery....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,293
Posted By Crankster
Re: Electrolysis solution?

Electrolysis, or stray voltage? Two different issues. Not trying to be pedantic but words mean things. Dissimilar metals in the presence of an electrolyte produce a weak current, this is to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Crankster
Re: Points/Plugs mileage

Point file or "spoon" file was used. Points will sometimes get a layer of skunge after a while and prevent good contact. A field expedient is to use a crisp banknote soaked in naptha or contact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Crankster
Re: Six volt vs. twelve volt wiring

Manufacturers went to 12 volts because the era of high output high compression engines was dawning, along with a host of power hungry electrical accessories. There was simply no way a 6 volt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,558
Posted By Crankster
Re: Water or Antifreeze ?

What is the supposed benefit of an engine coolant product that will not boil till 375 F?

The engine will have long been reduced to scrap well over a hundred degrees earlier.

Some sort of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-10-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Crankster
Re: Which is Bigger???

Thanks for thanking the thanker!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Crankster
Re: Remaining water in block after draining?

Another common misconception is that water needs to be in a confined space to cause damage when freezing. Not so. Even though there may be room for ice to expand vertically, it will exert tremendous...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By Crankster
Re: Carburetor Float valves

Replacing both valve & seat correct? Not to sound patronizing but let's be clear. They are a matched set and (should) be replaced as a pair. Some may not know this.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Crankster
Re: Remaining water in block after draining?

Different charts say different things, (depends who ya ask, I guess) but all agree it will freeze well above 0 F

The important thing here is to understand is that "antifreeze" requires mixing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Crankster
Re: Remaining water in block after draining?

Also keep in mind straight antifreeze freezes at around +25 F

Mixing with water depresses the freeze point, a 50/50 mix for example is good to -34 F below 0
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,061
Posted By Crankster
Re: USA bolt sizes - Withworth - Metric

You think they'll rename the song do ya?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,892
Posted By Crankster
Re: Macs

Received the Truck catalog for over 20 years. Last year got an Edsel or car catalog. Threw one away this year too. I don't have an Edsel. Since they did use Y blocks in the cars for a while, it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,061
Posted By Crankster
Re: USA bolt sizes - Withworth - Metric

Even the oh-so-sophisticated Frogs screwed this up. France, it will be recalled, at one time forced not only the Metric system, but (for a while) a completely new calendar, days of the week, and I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,061
Posted By Crankster
Re: USA bolt sizes - Withworth - Metric

I didn't say he was wrong. Different measurement standards are used in science all the time, and converted back and forth. Failure to allow for that - is something else.

It isn't some sort of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,061
Posted By Crankster
Re: USA bolt sizes - Withworth - Metric

People make mistakes, if that's what your point is. Scientists convert from different measurement standards all the time, it isn't cause for comment.

Unless somebody &$@s up, of course. Aircraft...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-03-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Crankster
Re: Advice on Installing 292 Y Block Rear Main Rope Seal

Ted Eaton has a webpage on his site that should prove useful

http://www.eatonbalancing.com/2008/09/10/neoprene-rear-seal-installation-for-the-y-and-others/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By Crankster
Re: 12 volt coil

Not to be pedantic but ignition coils don't actually have a resistor inside them do they, but a resistance based on the number of turns in the primary winding?

There is so much confusion on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,061
Posted By Crankster
Re: USA bolt sizes - Withworth - Metric

That's not really true, America uses the metric system for anything that really matters, in science and industry, and has for a long time. Complaining about this is a kind of virtue signaling with...
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