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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By Init1
Re: Protection for aluminum heads

I use 2 anodes. One in the radiator lower tank and one in a temp sender hole in one head.
Can't be too careful.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Init1
Re: 50 F1 fan spindle assembly

You will probably end up finding a complete unit at a swap meet.
I dont think anyone makes seperate parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By Init1
Re: Petronix ignition question

I use Pertronix in all my cars. I've never had a problem. I also use copper Packard 440 plug wires.
I do carry conventional points just in case.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,000
Posted By Init1
Re: back firing through tailpipe

It might be a little to rich. Does the exhaust smell rich at idle?
Slightly too much ignition advance will also cause backfiring.
The two things together will cause issues.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Init1
Re: Valve springs.

Flatheads use a fairly low spring rate. Unless you are racing, I'd buy a new set of stock springs. They are not expensive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Init1
Re: carb backfire

Backfiring through the carb can mean retarded timing.
Check it out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,380
Posted By Init1
Re: radial tires /bias tires

Except for that classic look, once you try a set of radials you won't go back to bias.
They made my coupe drive so much better.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By Init1
Re: Cowl Band installation help needed

Keep at it. Its a bugger but it will go back on. Make sure only a couple threads are used on the first side.
Try doing the other side first if you can't get it to reach.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,628
Posted By Init1
Re: water pump bolt

Allen heads wont strip or round off.
Even though its a low torque bolt, they can get cooked in there and cause problems getting them out.
Either way use new hardware.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Init1
Re: Starter post/stud

Replacing the starter post is a fairly simple job and its the best way to solve the problem.
You want a solid connection at the starter
That's reliable since its a heavy draw.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,628
Posted By Init1
Re: water pump bolt

Use a stainless allen head. No washer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,502
Posted By Init1
Re: Fires in California

I just drove through the Redding area last week on our way to the R.P.M. Nationals and the devistation in that area is hard to describe. I will say there are hundreds of men working in the woods...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Init1
Re: Alumunum radiator for 36 coupe ?

Contact Brice Thomas Radiator in Gadsden, Alabama.
Custom made, tig welded and good quality.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,529
Posted By Init1
Re: Charging help needed please

You may want to check if the regulator is functioning properly. Even new ones may be out of adjustment and cause issues.
And be sure it's a Ford one. GM won't work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Init1
Re: popping back fire

Generally backfiring out the exhaust means too much advance and backfiring thru the carbs means too much timing retard. I'd look at the distributor and the timing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By Init1
Re: Crankshaft Question

Looks like all the Merc cranks I've seen
The bearing journals look pretty good.
If it has a 6" wide big throw it's a Merc for sure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Init1
Re: Weak spark from points to plugs

I agree with Ken. A resister too big will kill the spark to the plugs. Poor spark plug wires will too.
Try Packard 440 wire. It's braided copper and is correct
For any flathead.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Init1
15" Ford hubcap dilemma

I'm searching for a Ford hubcap that will cover
40 Ford front and rear hubs and snap on Ford 15" pickup wheels with 4 mounting nubs on the outside.
There must be some options?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By Init1
Re: overheating flathead

Any of the pumps with bearings and improved impellers are good. Speedway, Drake, Carpenter
Are all way better than stock.
I'm using 8RT pumps as well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Init1
Re: No Charge on Battery on F-1

Very possible the regulator points are out of adjustment.
Even if it is brand new.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By Init1
Re: overheating flathead

I run the following in my 8BA:
Modern water pumps
180 degree thermostats
7 lb. Cap
Aluminum radiator

My flatty never gets over 190 even on the hottest days.
Just some suggestions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By Init1
Re: Pertronix distributer kit

I run Pertronics in all my cars. My 8BA
Is 12 volts and I use the Pertronics coil.
Works great and has a strong spark to the plugs.
I do, however, carry a points set with me on the road!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,054
Posted By Init1
Re: 8BA timing

My experience with flatheads is they seem to run best at factory settings. Stock initial timing
And around 25 total all in.
I'm using a duel point Mallory with a Pertronics
Conversion. Eliminates...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Init1
Re: Generorator not charging

Check your brand new voltage regulator.
My brand new voltage regulator was not working. The points were very far out of adjustment.
Once adjusted all my ignition problems went away. And it was made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,023
Posted By Init1
Re: Steering wheel wobble

To answer your question, type 1 VW dampers work well, are easy to install, and are inexpensive. I like the tighter steering wheel feel they provide and they reduce the "elbow factor" our old cars all...
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