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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,408
Posted By hook00pad
Re: FORD vs FERRARI

So true Rotorwrench!

Old Bold Pilots makes me think of Chuck Yeager, test pilot, and the "Right Stuff" story. Isn't Yeager still alive?

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By hook00pad
Re: 1939 pickup 1/2 ton engine noise

I also heard the chain jingling on the air cleaner!

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By hook00pad
Re: Ingintion Guru's advice #2

I had a similar situation a year or so ago with a zero-turn mower. It had 12 volts at the ignition switch, all wiring seemed intact, all connections good and clean, but no spark and no voltage or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 818
Posted By hook00pad
Re: 52 v8 flathead heater

Defrost damper and fan control should be the only other control mechanisms.

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,624
Posted By hook00pad
Re: 1947 convertible

Have you pulled the distributor cap and checked the rotor/cap interface, making sure you have a good circuit to the plugs?

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By hook00pad
Re: vick perno

That thread is pretty amazing, isn't it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By hook00pad
Re: Flathead machine shop in Tennessee

That's West Paducah, Kentucky by the way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By hook00pad
Re: Flathead machine shop in Tennessee

Pat Robinson in West Paducah is a great engine machinist. I've seen a few flatheads there over the years, but Pat is in his 80's and has been in bad health lately and may not be accepting work. He...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By hook00pad
Re: Carburetor Issues - School me

First, try flipping each of the throttle plates over. One at a time. Sometimes that helps.

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By hook00pad
Re: Backfire

Sounds like distributor cap and or wires/connections.

By the way, my dad bought his only new car ever [for his own use] in 1954. It was an ohv 239 Y-block, custom line, tudor sedan for about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By hook00pad
Re: Lifting a 8ba engine

Nice charts, Fordy. It's amazing to think how strong steel actually is. A grade 8 5/16" bolt could easily lift a full size car!

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By hook00pad
Re: Dad's secret (sorta) project coming together

A friend's dad, back in the 50's, had a "Jeep" that he said was a Ford. Actually had a Ford tailgate on it. I always assumed it was legit. Anyone else seen a Ford tailgate on a Jeep?

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,984
Posted By hook00pad
Re: No reverse BW R-10

Way to go, bud. Like my Mamma says "Don't ever quit!" Ha Ha, she's almost 99 and hasn't quit yet!

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,984
Posted By hook00pad
Re: No reverse BW R-10

Bad solenoid? Have you actually tested it's operation by applying voltage? It has to be working to lock out the OD sungear/clutch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By hook00pad
Re: Anyone identify this cowl vent handle?

I've got an extra '46 somewhere, if I can find it.

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By hook00pad
Re: Let me ask another way

You might try switching the polarity to the rear bulbs. LEDs only work when wired in one polarity direction. That is the nature of a diode.

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,142
Posted By hook00pad
Re: Risk of using old (over 10 years) tires

I had a friend who was bringing his very nice diesel pusher motorhome back to Kentucky, after wintering in sunny Florida. His wife and her twin sister were with him. He blew a front right tire,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By hook00pad
Re: first drive after a loooooong slumber and shes making a bad noise.

The shuddering sounds like the clutch grabbing from a rusty flywheel, possibly. The grinding could also be rust on the brake drums, which should have quietened after a couple of uses of the brakes.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By hook00pad
Re: '36 Radiator - looking for shop suggesting in South-Central PA or source for new

Hey Yoyodyne, Do you happen to know of a garage in or around Lancaster, Pa. that was/is run by Al McMichaels? I knew him and his wife from Ft. Myers Fl, while wintering there.

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By hook00pad
Re: Brakes

Please make sure your return spring is returning the pedal to the top of it's travel when bleeding. If it doesn't that makes it nearly impossible to bleed off air through the master cyl.

Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By hook00pad
Re: 1947 Sedan rear brake drums

Adhesive backed paper is a good idea!

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By hook00pad
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By hook00pad
Re: Car Shakes

It could easily be a bad tire. They will balance out even if they are not round. How old are your tires?

Al Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By hook00pad
Re: can't access passenger rear exhaust manifold bolt

You might consider loosening your transmission mount(s) and jacking up the rear of the engine slightly.

Hook
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By hook00pad
Re: I decided to make a little anvil.

I also have one that I made from a piece of rail that my dad used for years.
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