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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By drolston
Re: stromberg

Stumble off idle? First check that both accelerator pumps are putting out a good stream in both barrels. If leather plungers, try a drop or two of motor oil on the accelerator pump shaft where it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By drolston
Re: Bronze valve guides??

I have had the engine run rough and fluttering vacuum after sitting for two months without running. Both time it cleared up by drizzling some MMO into the carb while running the throttle up and down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By drolston
Re: Coolant additives

Don't know if it is as good a claimed, but I always add NoRosion to the radiator. If you have any aluminum touching the water (heads, radiator) your might want to use a sacrificial anode. Comes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By drolston
Re: fan shroud 39

Pictures show the partial shroud I tried from Speedway. It zip-ties through the Champion aluminum radiator core. It leaves a big gap at the bottom. I added a spacer to get the fan blades just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By drolston
Re: Electric fuel pumps...

Shut down a hot engine on a hot day and without cooling air running through the carb, - the heat will transfer from the manifold heat riser section to the carb enough to actually boil modern gasohol....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,218
Posted By drolston
Re: Looking for a new job-maybe...

There are several good buggy and wagon rebuilders and parts suppliers out there for a market of maybe a hundred thousand horse drawn wagons and buggies in service. Some peoples just love to do work...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,290
Posted By drolston
Re: aluminum radiators

This board is all over regarding aluminum radiators. The low cost Champion radiators work great for some, not for others. I have a big inch flathead in my '41 coupe, with high compression. No...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,349
Posted By drolston
Re: New member, new project

My first Ford was a '35 coupe, for which I paid $95 in 1958, in about the same condition as yours. Put on hydraulic brakes for stop and swapped in a '48 Mercury engine for go. And go it did! Still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By drolston
Re: Powermaster alternator

If you are thinking of using the Powermaster that is made to look like a stock generator, think again. They squeezed a small car alternator into that generator-looking case. Mine burned out in 3000...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By drolston
Re: '41 Ford VIN No. question

If your coupe has the extra stainless trim on the fenders and the mustache above the grill, it is a "late" production model.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,219
Posted By drolston
Re: 39 coupe

Step one: pull a plug wire and see if it will jump half an inch with a nice blue spark, when cranking. If not, start at the coil; should have battery voltage with the points open, and about 1/4 less...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By drolston
Re: How do I get pressure plate out.

Short of drag racing, there is no advantage to the 11" clutch in a passenger car, and considerable disadvantages, including: difficulty of replacement (drop pan), added rotating inertia, and stiffer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By drolston
Re: Vacuum leak

Get a can of engine starting fluid. It contains volatile and easily flammable chemicals such as heptane and diethyl ether. With the engine idling slow, spray small bursts of it around throttle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By drolston
Re: How do I get pressure plate out.

An 11" truck clutch would require dropping the pan. A 9" or 10" pressure plate should come out of a '41 engine without dropping the pan, if it is a stock Ford part.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By drolston
Re: Which Cam

Can't compare to the Isky, but the Schneider 248f I run in my 284 inch flathead is very good in traffic, and has the low end torque needed to perform very well with the 3.25 rear end gears I have in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By drolston
Re: 41 won't start when hot

Had the same problem. Mine was the coil. Step one: Check the spark when cranking the hot engine. Should get a nice blue spark to jump half an inch. Good spark but no start, - then look at carb...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

That will be my next action. Spray some starting ether around the carb bases and manifold to see if I get any RPM surge.

Is there a better way to check for vacuum leaks?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

The end carbs are on progressive linkage and do not even start to open until about half throttle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By drolston
Re: What Electric Pump do you recommend?

The only ones I can find are 12 volt negative ground.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

Starts up and runs fine after a stall. No stumbling or other indications of flooding, such as gas smell or black smoke. Fuel pressure is regulated to 2.5 psi and I have a gauge on the pump output,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

Not applicable. The two end carbs are completely closed at throttle off and do not even have idle fuel circuits. All idle tuning is on the center carb.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

I will check the float again. The good thing about the Stromberg 97 is that you can pull the top off and actually measure the fuel level in the bowl with the fuel line and pump still hooked up.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By drolston
Re: No key for locking gas cap...help!

You can get a new one for $20. Not sure if it is just like original.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By drolston
Re: 40 Heater recore??

Faced with an $800 re-core, I painted a thick coat of liquid FlexSeal on some miniscule leaks (more like weeping) on my radiator. It has held up for about 1000 miles on some hot days and with a 7 lb...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

Do you think too low, or too high? Which would cause stalling when coming to a stop?
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