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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Timing an 8ba

Does "total" advance include a vacuum advance, or just initial and mechanical?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,960
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Flathead Running rich

Charlie Schwendler <cas5845@yahoo.com>
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 36 pickup bell support over universal left out

What is that? I've not been into a pre-'37 driveline but have been into several post-'37s and can't visualize that part. What have I missed?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 8ba valve train help needed

5 years ago I built an engine. I bought most of my parts from Reds Headers. I used Chevy SS undercut valves because I was using a small base cam and was told the extra length was needed to prevent...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By 40cpe
Re: timing

Fast idle sounds like a vacuum leak. Are distributor brake lines secure?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Bench test Vacuum on fuel pump

I've never been able to work a fuel pump with my finger. It takes some effort to pump it. Find a way to hold the pump steady and put some real pressure on the arm.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,392
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Electric steering

A 50 amp fuse doesn't mean the current usage is 50 amps. There is usually a large margin between actual and fused. Sometimes the fuse size is determined by the wire capacity, not the load on the wire.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Holley ignition coil ID

This ebay site has one and is listed for 40s-50s GM cars. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Fuel pump just as a pass thru

Vic Piano did the conversion and detailed it in his thread entitled "What I did on my lunch hour". The problem is that only the most recent 20 pages of that thread are archived and available. He did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Radiator for '41 Coupe

Never heard of cold case radiators, but looked them up. They say their radiators have two rows of 1 1/4" tubes. I had a Griffin with the same tubes in my '40 with a 302. I had a thermostat controlled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,796
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Ignition Problem or Carb Problem

You need about 3-3.5 ohms resistance on a points distributor running 12V. Your coil should get hot running a 1.5 ohm coil with no external resistor on 12V. It should run more than 3-4 minutes,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Posting pics?

Nice car! I like Folkstone Grey on the '40. Maroon complements it well.



I put lots of miles on this one over 20 years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,884
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Charlie Price Vintage Speed

Let us know when you get it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By 40cpe
Re: engine shut down enrouote

Resistor? Ignition switch? Bad connection? No power at the coil through the normal route?
Turn the ignition on, start at the coil and work back to the power source until you find voltage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,231
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

The 3.25 will lower your RPMs at 55mph to 2145. I think it will take it to make a significant difference. Then you might have difficulty getting rolling. That can be helped with pick-up transmission...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 1938 interior lights

If you only need the contact base and pigtail, they are available.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,750
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Choke/throttle rods set up

If I understand your question: When the choke is pulled out, the throttle is advanced and won't release until the accelerator is patted. Sliding the choke to a reduced position won't release the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Autolite 216 plugs

As stated above, .025 is standard. A larger gap requires more voltage to jump the gap. The discharge will seek the easiest path to ground and may jump through plug wire insulation, cracks in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 8BA Running Temperatures

My 8CM has 180 degree stats. It struggles to get to 160 in cool weather. I tell myself it is because the water pumps' bypass is sending cool water straight to the heads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Early '51 Merc. overdrive Transmission

This was posted on the Early V8 site a few days ago.
"According to the 1949-1950-1951 Ford Passenger Car Shop Manual
Transmission standard: 3 1/4 pints with overdrive 4 1/2 pints
Note: with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,640
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Oil pressure mystery

I was thinking maybe loose mains, but if you have that much oil pressure it doesn't sound like it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,640
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Oil pressure mystery

Try this: With your engine oil warm, rev your engine to about 1500 rpm and hold it steady. Observe the oil pressure, then goose the throttle while observing the pressure, then let off the throttle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

If the level in the top tank is below the input to the radiator from the engine, there will be aeration from the splash. If the bubbles make it to the water pumps, I don't know. If they do, the pumps...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Battery Comment - Not What You Think!

As others have noted above, it doesn't need to be really tight. I also hold the cable up close to the post in the opposite direction of the wrench force to support the post.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,682
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

My thoughts? It should fire on your compression. The oil increases compression because the rings aren't seated.
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