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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Spark plug terminals in Helmet dizzy cap?

Tinker, I believe those to be the stock terminals, which when installed are fully enclosed within the female sockets of the inner cap. If I'm not mistaken, the OP's question involved the way the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Spark plug terminals in Helmet dizzy cap?

Good question. Unfortunately, there is barely room for the wires, let alone adding terminals that would also need insulation from each other.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '37 headlights

Assuming that you are running the original 6v positive ground system:

Go through all your electrical connections from battery on through and back to battery. Clean, grease and tighten all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

See? I told you I'm afflicted with CRS.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '53 car No Charge after sitting a few months

Newc, I'd suspect oxidized connections preventing the charge, attitude adjusted with the hammer. Clean, grease, and tighten those harness connection points!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

Mart, that's too easy. Your helper would fall asleep in between changing positions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

Nope, not everywhere. Not going down there just yet, please. :eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

Can't remember s___t.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

Thanks, the sequence was handwritten for me by an old timer. Now I'm the old timer and I got CRS.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

There are instructions for adjustable lifters I used once (can't find them now), spark plugs out, carb blocked open, one rear wheel off the ground, tranny in reverse, adjust two valves per position,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Valve adjusting

I had Chevy 6's back in the day, which were easy peasy to adjust while running. The last one I did was in a '55 tudor, back in 1968. As I recall, the only real messes were due to being too cheap to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,414
Posted By ford38v8
Re: ford B engine

As you have removed the governor from an industrial stationary engine, I'd respectfully suggest you address the ring ridge before you crank it up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Stromberg 97 and Holly 94 core prices

A side note on the history of 97s preference over 94s: Hot Rodders of old were limited to 97's due to the early design of dual manifolds, the 97 being narrower front to back. For a pair of 94's to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1939 axle/ tubes questions

Rather than bumping it out, I'm thinking you could fabricate a jig to be used with a C clamp.
The axle looks good as is. Turn it over and examine the keyway for cracks at the inner end. Also, use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Trqnsmissions casting numbers

That's not to say they are the 91A forks. Look on the underside for the large 91A cast in numbers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Trqnsmissions casting numbers

That one, if it has the 91A forks, should be worthy of taking it to a swap meet. I'd probably clean it up nice and put a proper label on it saying what it is, and maybe ask $75 and take $50. Maybe a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Starter wrap

Chevys are prone to having headaches too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Trqnsmissions casting numbers

The early ones? Find someone that needs one and tell him "Any reasonable offer."
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Starter wrap

You should have told the guy that would be about as effective as wrapping your head in bubble wrap when you have a headache.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Safety Wire

Rebar Tie Wire is 16 gauge. "Available at all your finer hardware stores".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 40 engine temperature drop by 20 degrees

Apparently, a lot of us here gotta be "regional",
None of us here has a "wiser head",
The OP's "claim" is suspect,
And you Sir, might personally benefit with the reading material pictured below:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Trqnsmissions casting numbers

The 78 number is the case used from '37 to '39. The gears inside may be '37-'38, or the more popular '39-'48.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 40 engine temperature drop by 20 degrees

It can be done with a wheat stalk penny tapped into the crossover holes in the block. Only the wheat stalk, though, as the crappy alloys of the newer pennies won't stay in place. Alternatively, a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Holley 94 carb jets

The .51 jet would be for use at sea level to about 4000 ft. Above that altitude, .50 or .49 jets would likely run better. Trial and error, going by spark plug color. The .47 you have was likely used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Body Number Tag- '38 Convertible

They were aluminum, installed with the intention of being masked before painting. If it were mine, I'd seriously consider leaving it in it's present condition rather than to experiment with removal...
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