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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,040
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 292 312 Ford Engine

Nope! Flathead is no relation to the Y block. Bore spacing is not the same. Compare head gaskets.
Flathead is three main bearings. Y block is five. Y block is deep skirt design. Flathead is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Tuning For Speed-Major Tuning (Blueprinting)

Yes, there was a 400. Same as the 351M except 1/2" longer stroke.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Tuning For Speed-Major Tuning (Blueprinting)

If you run the cam directly on the valve stem you will need much taller lobes on the cam than a stock OHV cam has. Rocker arms do more than just "teeter-totter". They add a lot to total valve lift....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Still plugging away.

Itching to make chips fly, I bet!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Weiand head

Maybe the original owner built his engine with used parts and had only one piston that needed the flycut!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Battery Acid Recharge

A six volt Optima battery will fit inside your case if you desire the original look.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

Gene, thanks for sharing some common sense! (which seems to be in short supply these days!)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,746
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Knocking

No need to mess with the distributor cam! Just set it according to the Ford procedure with the spark lever all the way up. This gives the correct initial timing for starting. The actual timing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

But your flathead doesn't have lip seals like your modern car (unless it has some modern adaptation, in which the new style seals should be made for use with synthetic).
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-17-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Harmon and Collins

I took 'alka-selzering' to mean it was foaming in the radiator from the blown gasket.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-17-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: How To Hop Up On A Budget No. 1 Ignition

More to tuning a carb than swapping jets. At full throttle high RPM, air flow may be so great that enough more fuel is 'pulled' through the jets that the mixture may get too rich even though it is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-17-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

One requirement for an oil to meet a standard (such as SJ, etc.) is that it has to be compatible with all other oils meeting that same standard.
There were a lot of myths and misunderstandings...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-17-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hot Rodding Methods

"casting techniques not good enough"? I think it was more of a sales technique! Design an engine capable of say, 450 cu. in. but start at 332 cu. in. That way you can make it bigger over the years...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Help with Engine dating

The "9" in 59 I believe comes from the Mercury engine displacement, 239 cu. in. The first year Mercury used a '99' designation: The first 9 for the year, 1939; the second 9 for the displacement,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model A Improvements

What you're describing is what probably began right after the first 'A' was driven off the showroom floor! "modifying and upgrading" was in full swing during the Model T days so there was an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model B engine

Post the engine number and someone will give the production date.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-12-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hot Rodding Methods

Well, as I remember those how-to articles, they were state-of-the-art for the time for the most part. Some were just page fillers, though. Anyway, they recommended polishing all the ports to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,558
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Brakes

Just might add: This means there must be some free play in the pedal; it should move 1/16"-1/8" before the master cylinder piston starts to move. Otherwise it will never pump up.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-12-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hot Rodding Methods

Port science has improved tremendously in the past 60 years! Those old articles are pretty much wrong! In 1957 we marveled at a 283 Chevy with fuel injection making 283 horsepower! And a '57 Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: crank shaft housing stripped can't align nut to dimple to time car

How did it get "out of time"? Was the distributor removed and reinstalled wrong? Did someone loosen the screw that holds the points cam and move the cam out of position?
If not, LEAVE THE TIMING...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-11-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hot Rodding Methods

Interesting! It's amazing that those long ago "experts" failed to check the amount of advance. That is a basic tuning procedure!
And dual coil ignition is hopelessly outdated. A single epoxy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: crank shaft housing stripped can't align nut to dimple to time car

Hmmm, seems like a poor trade here! For the Model A, repairs can be improvised or new parts installed. If needed, the A can sit unrepaired for months.
With the horse, a broken leg, twisted gut,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,359
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

That is absolutely correct. An ignition coil is really an induction coil. The primary windings are not physically connected to the secondary windings. While points are closed, current flows through...
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