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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Smitty
1951 Ford Trunk Striker

Hi All,
I am mounting a 1951 Ford trunk lid in my 50 Tudor. I have the correct latch and striker. It will release but not smoothly.

My question is: what angle should the striker be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Smitty
PV Ford

Anyone know what's going on with PV Ford in Tewksbury MA?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By Smitty
Re: Hempy Cooper

I have been using the KR Wilson fixtures and boring bar with adjustable cutters. One of my Wilson pouring bars has been cut .040 to give me enough to size it where I need it. Had not thought about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By Smitty
Re: Hempy Cooper

Hi,
Thank you for the feedback on that. He is actually using Gene French molds on his T's
Cooper is an old device dating back to the 20's
Thanks, Steve
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,226
Posted By Smitty
Re: Model A Rear Main Cap Removal

An old Snapon 3/8 flat style torque wrench will allow you to re-torque those rear main bolts in the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,415
Posted By Smitty
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

Been running 12v for years, get a starter wired for 12 volt and install a modern starter drive and you will no longer need to worry about broken starter drive/bolts. Battery has lots of reserve,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By Smitty
Hempy Cooper

Any of you good folks out there who have used Hempy Cooper on babbitting Model A block. I am guessing that you must also use casting putty same as needed with Wilson fixtures?
Thanks, Steve
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Smitty
Re: Gears 1930 model A

Also shift with a "soft hand"

I will sometimes have a tendency to reach for the spark advance and need to tell myself not to double clutch in my 50 Ford.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Smitty
Re: KR Wilson Combination Machine Raising Block

I have been using a Kwik Way bar but had often wondered about using the original KR setup.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Smitty
Re: KR Wilson Combination Machine Raising Block

Ah, I see
Has anyone used the Wilson machine to bore cylinders? I have not yet tried that feature. As I look at the Model A engine specs. it seems critical that everything is to specification and in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Smitty
KR Wilson Combination Machine Raising Block

Anyone know what purpose this serves? Have been using a combo machine without one.Seems fine.
S
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Smitty
Re: 50 Ford Steering Tight

Beautiful, thanks for that great video!
Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Smitty
Re: 50 Ford Steering Tight

Hi, was there a video link there? Thanks, Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Smitty
50 Ford Steering Tight

Hello All,
I rebuilt the steering box in my 50 Tudor. When I drive it the steering seems tight at center and the steering does not tend to return to center after turning the wheel. I have backed...
Forum: Model-A 10-31-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By Smitty
Model A Cast Iron Sediment Bulb

Hi All,
Looking for a 1930 cast iron sediment bulb. What ya got..

Thanks, Smitty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Smitty
Re: 1930 Firewall Fuel Bowl

Thanks for the feedback, I suspect it is the old problem of reproduction parts again.
I drilled the outlet and tapped it with pipe thread then fitted a flare fitting. See how that works..
Steve
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Smitty
1930 Firewall Fuel Bowl

Can anyone tell me what the 1930 fuel bowl as attached to the firewall under the hood looks like? Is it cast iron with no glass bowl. I am experiencing perpetual leaks in the fitting at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Smitty
1950 Ford Sedan Wiring Harnes

Hi All,
I have my 50 Ford Sedan wired up but am looking for the best wiring route to the rear if the car, lights, fuel sender, etc. This is a custom Speedway harness. Did the original travel along...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Smitty
Re: 1930 Fuel Bowl Leak

Thanks, that seems to have done the trick. Set the fuel pipe 1/8 beyond the ferrel and leak seems to have stopped. Think I knew this and forgot at some point....
Steve
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Smitty
1930 Fuel Bowl Leak

Hi All,
For some reason lately I have been experiencing a leak at the fuel line fitting fitting coming off the glass type fuel filter on my 30. When tightening the fitting it just wants to push...
Forum: Early V8 09-20-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By Smitty
1934 Frame (for pickup)

Hi All,
Looking for a 1934 frame in good condition for a friend who is restoring a pickup. Close to Boston area would be great would consider traveling. Let me know what you have.
Thanks, Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Smitty
Re: H 226 flathead

I have a 3 carb manifold with Schieblers and a Mallory for this engine and a truck exhaust manifold I had planned on splitting with a passenger car manifold to create a dual exhaust setup. Probably...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Smitty
Re: H 226 flathead

The one I have seems to have plenty of torque. Have not yet taken on the highway.
I have heard that they will wind out at about 50mph
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Smitty
H 226 flathead

Anyone have experience with souping up one of these motors. How do they perform?


Thanks, Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,630
Posted By Smitty
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

Call Rivet Flats, they will tell you how to do it.
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