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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Flathead prices back in the day

Didn't say 'flathead' rebuilt. Today's equivalent to a flathead then would be a 302 Ford, which you can find for around 1200.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Flathead prices back in the day

If this was in the era of $1 an hour wages, and with shipping and misc., the total cost was about $80 or two weeks wages. Today, a $15 an hour wage two week's wages will still buy a rebuilt engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Oldest daily driver... with highway speeds

You can go to auto parts stores like Auto Zone or O'Reilly's and have that "Check Engine" light checked for free. Then pick up a thermostat and coolant, go home and change it for $20-$30.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Oldest daily driver... with highway speeds

Ah, nostalgia! "The older I get, the faster I was", etc. Or, "They don't make them like they used to!" Actually, this is a good thing! They make them much better now! I have seen this first-hand...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,647
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Seeking the whereabouts of........

How likely that the car is even the same color after 50 years? How likely that it is now a street rod, channeled with the fenders ripped off, and the chassis sold off and replaced with an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 36,386
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tell a Model A related story

Sad to see you go, Gary. I've enjoyed your stories. I guess it's like they say: "Some people wouldn't be happy even if you hung them with a new rope!"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Tom is back !!!

Tom, if that Buick was ever near Sedona, Flagstaff, Prescott, or anywhere else in Northern Arizona in the winter, it HAS seen salt! The standard application rate is (or was, I retired about 4 years...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-14-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Are these Model T parts?

First two look like the fan on myDad's 1940 ford 1 1/2 ton truck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,409
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

I did mean a dual master cylinder. The problem is that total pedal travel has to be the same as original or the pedal will hit the floor before the brakes are applied in case of a leak. If you've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,565
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 30w oil

Before the addition of the"W" designation, oil was catagorized by its SAE number (usually abbreviated as No.). For example, S.A.E. 10 or No. 10, etc. The term "straight" was also used; as in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,409
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

Properly adjusted mechanical brakes will slide all four wheels. Properly adjusted hydraulic brakes will slide all four wheels. Seems to be just a matter of personal preference!
I will add that a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,565
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 30w oil

Please don't say "10 weight, 30 weight, etc. oil"! That 'W' stands for "Winter", NOT Weight!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,678
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Pronunciations

See Youtube for a genuine. official 1940 Ford advertising film ("The New1940 Ford", as I recall) announcing the new "koo-pay". SinceFord said "koo-pay", that's good enough for me (and should be for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1929 AA oil drain on engine

Try hitting the plug with your air impact gun. The sudden jolting may knock it loose.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Staying warm in winter

If we did that, you'd complain about all the traffic! :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,565
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 30w oil

Zinc is a type of extreme pressure additive to prevent/reduce cam lobe/lifter wear in engines with high valve spring pressure. It had nothing to do with Babbitt bearings. Not needed there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,409
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

My (admittedly extreme) take: Unless you can come up with the original air for the tires, it will never be factory original, nor ever be a 100% restoration to original! It will just have an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Bearing conversion

Find a long time parts store that keeps old paper catalogs under the counter, and has an old parts man that knows the business. Those old catalogs have an interchange guide in the back.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1940 sedan, different door?

If it wasn't noticed before and will be covered anyway, why mess with it? There's about a 99% chance you will only make it worse!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Can NOS oil additives go bad

Probably just a marketing gimmick! "We need to sell more oil. How?" "Put an expiration date on it!"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Can NOS oil additives go bad

Hmm, there should never be any zinc on the valve seats! There's no way for it to get there unless you have the world's worst oil burner! Zinc additive is to prevent cam/lifter wear in an engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Babbitt

These Babbitted axle journals were a high maintenance/high problem item. When/if they ran out of oil, the resulting friction and heat was called a "hot box" and would sometimes set the boxcar on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Oil classification

The correct term is "multi-viscosity" oil, not "multi-weight". n The 'W' stands for "Winter", not 'weight'.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Oil classification

Werner, The word "Weight" is incorrect! The 'W' used in "20W" or "30W" means "Winter", NOT "Weight"!
Years ago oil viscosity was just 10, 20, 30, 40, 50. As refining methods improved 10W, 20W,...
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