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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By flathead 39
Re: I'm a turncoat...

Great looking Hudson.. gotta love twin H Power!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,698
Posted By flathead 39
Re: Head Bolt continually weeping

Had some weeping between head & block. Changed 16# radiator cap to a 6# and 6 oz Bar's Leaks Radiator Stop Leak. Leak stopped.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,017
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

I double clutch when I downshift in any gear. Still working on 2nd to 1st.. It's the heel & toe (gas & brake) that take practice. Was easy when I was kid..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,017
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

OK, so now you got me looking at the 3.25 again.. I've been bouncing between that & the 3.54.. Maybe by the time I'm ready (any time now) I'll be able to make up my mind. Going over the rpm/mph...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,017
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

Yes and that's what my car was designed for.. the 1939 suspension, steering, etc is most comfortable at speeds under 55 mph, and so am I (in this car). The 3 speed & stock rear end is all I want. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,017
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

Actually, changing gear ratios is my only option. I want to keep it simple and keep the stock rear end and xmission. Have pretty much decided on the 3.54 as most of my driving is on back roads and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By flathead 39
Re: hayden automotive 3647 adjustable thermostatic fan control

Finally 'got 'r done', well almost. Have to run the green (a/c override) wire through a switch to 12v, and finish adjusting the set point down to 180/160. First test, fan came on at 220 off at 200...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By flathead 39
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By flathead 39
Re: hayden automotive 3647 adjustable thermostatic fan control

Where did you install the switch? I'm wondering if a switch can be installed from the a/c override wire (green) to a 12v source.?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By flathead 39
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By flathead 39
hayden automotive 3647 adjustable thermostatic fan control

I have an alum radiator with an electric fan that runs continuously when ignition is on. Looking at the Hayden automotive 3647 adjustable thermostatic fan control. Anyone had any experience with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 4-7 psi cap for Griffin radiator?

When I contacted Griffin about a low pressure cap, no mention of any problem was mentioned, in fact I was told, by Griffin, where I could find low pressure caps that would work with their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 4-7 psi cap for Griffin radiator?

7 psi cap installed, repair made, return tank ordered. Acid tested on mountain pass, 6pct grade in places, warm day, no leak, no loss of coolant, temp gauge stayed below 200.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,267
Posted By flathead 39
Re: A lovely drive on a Spring day in my '36

Yesterday was the first day in months that the Temperature reached high 60s, so guess which one got the call-out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 4-7 psi cap for Griffin radiator?

Repair is on the schedule. I don't think I need a high pressure cap so I'm wanting to fit a low pressure cap on the radiator even after the gasket is replaced.?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By flathead 39
4-7 psi cap for Griffin radiator?

I Just discovered a cooolant leak in one head gasket. I have a Griffin radiator with griffin cap. I dont know the psi rating of the cap but their web site does not offer a low pressure cap. Anybody...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,848
Posted By flathead 39
Re: Flathead Cams

In going back through the Schneider cams, mine comes close to the P-3/8.
Anybody had experience with this cam?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,886
Posted By flathead 39
Re: Oil pressure mystery

Problem solved. Removed tube type oil line from engine to sender and replaced it with a coiled nylon line. That's all. But I truly appreciate all the responses here. This forum is great!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,017
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

Thanks, from the specs I got from the prev. owner, my cam is the Schneider P-3/8.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 02:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,017
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

Thanks to all for your responses, I was going back and forth but have decided on the 3.25. This forum is amazing!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,017
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

Thanks. Wow, Practically a perfect match! I'll definitely go with the 3.25.

thanks for the info!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,017
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

I have a Schneider cam but don't know the #. It seems to have lots torque from very low rpm until I shut it down, probably around 3000 rpm (abt 70 mph). I'm pretty sure my trans will be ok with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,017
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

Thanks, I used that & charted all 3 ratios from 25mph to 70mph. Yea I was hoping to hear from a 3.25 user two.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,017
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

Got enough motor, built 8ba, 284 cu in, cam, 2 94s properly tuned, offy heads.etc. I do live in the mountains & the 3.78s Has no problem pulling 6% grades with little effort, so the 3.54s would be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,017
Posted By flathead 39
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

I shouldn't have any trouble getting rolling in 1st gear, It's almost worthless now.. with the 378 it' like a very close ratio xmission. I like using the gear shift & will like it even more when I...
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