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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By Steves46
Re: headlights dim/ 53 f-100

This was the problem I had when I first got my 55 F100-cleaned the wire connections (which are exposed to the elements) and had nice bright headlights.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Steves46
Re: Radiator Baffle

Small portion of a rubber fuel hose added to where it almost touches the radiator cap. No doubt the baffle was not installed correctly but hopefully the hose extension will work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Steves46
Re: Radiator Baffle

Thanks all. I took a look at the water flow with the engine running. During idle, the water flows below the baffle. At higher RPMs it then comes in quickly over the top of the baffle. Maybe this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Steves46
Re: Radiator Baffle

The system cools well the problem is that if I go faster than 45mph, I start loosing too much water which then starts to make my mechanical temp gauge start to rise whenever I slow down. I will try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Steves46
Re: Radiator Baffle

Thank you very much for the info. After 144 views, I was getting concerned. Maybe I can carefully pry it up with a cotter pin removal tool or something else. I suspect it is not the original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Steves46
Radiator Baffle

Good evening. I have searched many threads on this subject and was unable to draw a conclusion to my question; should the water being pumped in from the water pump flow on top or beneath the baffle?...
Forum: Model-A 12-21-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By Steves46
Step Plates

Pair of used Step Plates. Excellent shape. Price $40 ($25 for the plates and $15 priority mail shipping).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,839
Posted By Steves46
Re: Hi Compression Heads

I have a Snyder's 5:1 Head and have been very pleased with it.
Forum: Model-A 09-17-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By Steves46
Single Downdraft Intake Manifold

Looking for a single downdraft intake manifold that will work with a stock exhaust manifold. Thank you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Steves46
Re: Bosch Coil Confusion

Unless your heart is set on a Bosch, how about a Pertronix 40kV Flamethrower Ignition Coil, Black, 3 Ohm, Epoxy Filled. P/N 40611. Mine works great with my stock distributor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,115
Posted By Steves46
Re: Happy Birthday JM 35 Sedan

Happy Birthday John!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By Steves46
Re: Slow turn over

I had the same problem when I used to own my 46 Ford (Flathead V8 & 6 volt positive ground). Changed the battery cables to 00 gauge and noticed immediate improvement. Later-on the starter started...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Steves46
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Steves46
Re: Ford Script Distributor Body

Larry was correct-there was a step. Filed-it down and installed however there was no improvement and behaved the same as before; even with the spark advanced, the RPMs did not increase and when I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Steves46
Re: Ford Script Distributor Body

Thanks Larry. I will take a look and see if there is a step.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Steves46
Re: Ford Script Distributor Body

Update....the rotor gap was within recommended specs and it made no difference so I will stick with my non script distributor body. Appreciate all the help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Steves46
Re: Ford Script Distributor Body

I have my trusty feeler gauge and will check this evening. Hopefully this will give me a good indication as to possible cause. Would really like to use the Ford script body. We will see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Steves46
Re: Ford Script Distributor Body

I will do that-thanks. Learning something new everyday.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Steves46
Re: Ford Script Distributor Body

This one has 2 notches so it looks like this is not an original. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Steves46
Ford Script Distributor Body

I found a Ford script Distributor Body stashed away from the previous owner. Since I thought it was really cool, I replaced my non-script Distributor and fired-up the car. Although is started-up, it...
Forum: Model-A 07-04-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Steves46
Clear Distributor Cap

Looking for a Clear Distributor Cap. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By Steves46
Re: Bending Overflow Tube

Thanks all. I wound-up attaching small rubber hose and it did the trick. Just going with what was recommended in the 1930 Service Bulletin.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By Steves46
Bending Overflow Tube

The radiator overflow tube is facing towards the front and I would like to bend it so it faces the rear to possibly help cut down on water loss. Any recommendations on a good way to do this without...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,149
Posted By Steves46
Re: Distributor Lubrication

Thanks. The Syl Glyde is a product I have used to lube speedometer cables-looks like Vaseline.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,149
Posted By Steves46
Re: Distributor Lubrication

Is 3 in 1 oil ok to use? For the distributor cam, would Napa Sil Glyde be ok to use as well? Thanks.
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