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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Weiand head

Maybe the original owner built his engine with used parts and had only one piston that needed the flycut!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Battery Acid Recharge

A six volt Optima battery will fit inside your case if you desire the original look.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

Gene, thanks for sharing some common sense! (which seems to be in short supply these days!)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,625
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Knocking

No need to mess with the distributor cam! Just set it according to the Ford procedure with the spark lever all the way up. This gives the correct initial timing for starting. The actual timing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

But your flathead doesn't have lip seals like your modern car (unless it has some modern adaptation, in which the new style seals should be made for use with synthetic).
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-17-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 912
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Harmon and Collins

I took 'alka-selzering' to mean it was foaming in the radiator from the blown gasket.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-17-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: How To Hop Up On A Budget No. 1 Ignition

More to tuning a carb than swapping jets. At full throttle high RPM, air flow may be so great that enough more fuel is 'pulled' through the jets that the mixture may get too rich even though it is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-17-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

One requirement for an oil to meet a standard (such as SJ, etc.) is that it has to be compatible with all other oils meeting that same standard.
There were a lot of myths and misunderstandings...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-17-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hot Rodding Methods

"casting techniques not good enough"? I think it was more of a sales technique! Design an engine capable of say, 450 cu. in. but start at 332 cu. in. That way you can make it bigger over the years...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Help with Engine dating

The "9" in 59 I believe comes from the Mercury engine displacement, 239 cu. in. The first year Mercury used a '99' designation: The first 9 for the year, 1939; the second 9 for the displacement,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,127
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model A Improvements

What you're describing is what probably began right after the first 'A' was driven off the showroom floor! "modifying and upgrading" was in full swing during the Model T days so there was an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model B engine

Post the engine number and someone will give the production date.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-12-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hot Rodding Methods

Well, as I remember those how-to articles, they were state-of-the-art for the time for the most part. Some were just page fillers, though. Anyway, they recommended polishing all the ports to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,528
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Brakes

Just might add: This means there must be some free play in the pedal; it should move 1/16"-1/8" before the master cylinder piston starts to move. Otherwise it will never pump up.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-12-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hot Rodding Methods

Port science has improved tremendously in the past 60 years! Those old articles are pretty much wrong! In 1957 we marveled at a 283 Chevy with fuel injection making 283 horsepower! And a '57 Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: crank shaft housing stripped can't align nut to dimple to time car

How did it get "out of time"? Was the distributor removed and reinstalled wrong? Did someone loosen the screw that holds the points cam and move the cam out of position?
If not, LEAVE THE TIMING...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-11-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hot Rodding Methods

Interesting! It's amazing that those long ago "experts" failed to check the amount of advance. That is a basic tuning procedure!
And dual coil ignition is hopelessly outdated. A single epoxy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: crank shaft housing stripped can't align nut to dimple to time car

Hmmm, seems like a poor trade here! For the Model A, repairs can be improvised or new parts installed. If needed, the A can sit unrepaired for months.
With the horse, a broken leg, twisted gut,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,340
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

That is absolutely correct. An ignition coil is really an induction coil. The primary windings are not physically connected to the secondary windings. While points are closed, current flows through...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-11-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hot Rodding Methods

Plus he drove to and from Bonneville, from Texas. He had horseshoe shims he put under the valve springs when he got to Bonneville, ran 7200 RPM, then removed the shims for the trip home, all without...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Towing a big truck

If the brakes and tires are not good enough for a little 20 mile drive, they are NOT good enough for a parade! What if a sidewall lets go? The noise will probably have the cops shooting at you!!
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-11-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hot Rodding Methods

If you want to keep running 60 year old technology use a dual point distributor with extra strong springs on the points. Then throw some shims under the strongest valve springs available in 1959. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Towing a big truck

Do they have open driveshafts? If so, just drop the rear u-joints and tie the driveshafts up, hook up the tow vehicle and go!
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