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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-12-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 351w block problems

I've been around and into a number of 351W engines and never ran into "oiling problems". You may be thinking of the 351C engines which had a problem because oil was routed to the cam bearings before...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 273
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

DMSFRR, I guess my info was way too early. I just thought maybe a few early Birds escaped with the 256 engine, before 292's were up and running. Seems not!
On the photo you show, again it lists...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,084
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Looking for a new job-maybe...

The problem with YouTube videos is that YouTube is like the Wild West-anything goes! I cringe when I see these ham fisted metal butchers abuse old iron in their ignorance. And then they go on to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1963 Hot Rod Ford Performance Handbook Ford 406

I think Ford factory performance just went into hibernation for awhile. It came back in the '80's with the 5.0 Mustang and has reached the point where you can now buy a factory stock GT500 with 767...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 273
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

That reference you cited shows the transmission ratios as 2.44 to 1 and 1.48 to 1. High gear, which was 1 to 1 in all automatics back then, is not listed for some reason. Therefore, it actually...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,422
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

Thanks, Neal! I was going from memory, but since have thought more about the article and it's starting to come back to me. You are right, I do believe!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,422
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

The very first Hot Rod magazine I read in 1959 had an article on repairing a broken bellhousing on a 59A block for this very reason!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-06-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Soot from exhaust on start-up

That's usually because cars of the pre-emissions era ran on the rich side, especially after some miles and wear on them. A main reason ethanol was mandated was to lean an engine down without any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,691
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Wrecked 34 phaeton

Drinking and driving was "socially acceptable" and very common back then. Driver was probably headed home from the bar. just hope he didn't kill anybody else.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 904
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What year and what is it worth?

All that clutter around the vehicle makes it a mouse haven! They will nest everywhere in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Logical Decision Thought

Here's another aspect of "restoration" or keeping it "period correct", and that is the original purpose of the Model A. Maybe we could 'restore' our minds to 1929-'31 thinking! If we lived back...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-04-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Soot from exhaust on start-up

Depending on what part of Arizona the car came from, it may already have smaller jets. The higher the altitude, the smaller the jet size needed, and much of Arizona is mountainous. Phoenix is only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,578
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

Considering all the problems with this engine, maybe you should keep an eye out for a German B engine or a Russian GAZ as a future replacement.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

Not interested in argument. Just trying to clarify the fact that rotor tip position on the points cam is fixed by the slot the rotor fits into. So when the cam lobe is positioned properly the rotor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

Yes, the rotor tip position controls where the spark goes, but not when! The "when" (or the "timing") of spark occurring is at the moment of the points opening. Point opening is not determined by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

"The spark happens when the points open." Thus timing of the spark is determined by point opening. Rotor position has no effect on when the spark occurs. Rotor position is fixed by the slot in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

That goes without saying. Setting the points first is just standard procedure. But as points wear, initial timing (lever up) changes a little and we compensate with a few clicks of the lever. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

"Points gap affects timing"? Only when the advance lever is completely up or completely down. Otherwise timing is totally controlled by the position of the advance lever. Most drivers seem to set...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,521
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Which Cam

Thanks, Ron I'm building a 296 with either 81A or EAB heads (depends on which block I use) for my '40 sedan. Would the L-100 work on the street?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,521
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Which Cam

I've heard the L-100 described as the "smiley cam". Does this mean it has a nice lopey idle, but is not a good cam for a street car?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,037
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Loss of Hot Rod Deluxe

The beauty of a print magazine is that you can read it at your leisure. Reread that last paragraph if you need to. Read it from back to front if you like! (Ever turn to the inside back cover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Engine Machining

Thanks for the info! The reason I asked about so-called "vapor lock" was because of the wide variations in auto gas vapor pressure. I remember being at the top of Pike's Peak with a carbureted '86...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: new B motor running issue

Did the same guy rebuild both carbs? Maybe he made the same mistake on both. It happens!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Engine Machining

It's hard to tell from the picture, but I don't see much of a radius on the journals. Could this have caused the crank to break?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Engine Machining

GPierce, Just curious: Does the auto fuel contain ethanol? (I would think not.) And how high can you fly before "vapor lock" becomes a problem?
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