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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,021
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

I like the "What's your favorite ice cream?" analogy posted above. Everybody's taste is different, and naturally we tend to buy our personal favorites.

A few years ago I was talking to a guy at a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By JayChicago
Re: What OHM's reading sender for fuel tank

That's what I did too. I found 7 ohms to work with my particular after market sender and float arm adjustment. (using what I had on hand, three 22 ohm resistors in parallel) Gauge needle will now...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By JayChicago
Carb Deterioration

Follow-up: A few weeks ago I posted that I suddenly could not get my built flathead with a Holley to idle. Only way to keep it running was to keep pumping the accelerator pump. I assumed the carb...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Tudor rear quarter window-How's that work?

Yes, but I would not be overly bold, you don't want to bend something.

The glass is pushed forward by a big cam on the window regulator engaging a pin on the lower window channel attached to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Carburator problem, I think

That sounds like a good idea. A vacuum leak should affect engine performance most during low throttle/high vacuum. But that brings up a question I have had. What's a good way to search for vacuum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Carburator problem, I think

Today I tried to clear a blockage with high vacuum by choking at high RPM as suggested above. Didn't work on this carb. No change.

Needle valve does not appear to be the problem on this carb. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Carburator problem, I think

Thanks for the advice, guys. I will try sucking out an obstruction with high vacuum. And if it doesn't clear, will take pics and replace the inlet valve during the rebuild.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Carburator problem, I think

Thanks. Already ordered the book from the Alibris.com site you suggested. A used book, with shipping, under $10. Can't beat that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Carburator problem, I think

OK, thanks for the vote of confidence and all the info. I will order a kit and follow your advice. I have rebuilt carbs before, but I always felt unsure if I was able to get all the tiny passages...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Carburator problem, I think

Is it really easy for an amateur like me to rebuild a carb properly? I can spray some carb cleaner and let it soak, and install the kit parts. But how will I know all the tiny narrow passages in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By JayChicago
Carburator problem, I think

Built flathead, Holly four barrel, electric fuel pump. After a drive at highway speed, suddenly engine will not idle at all. I can keep it running by continuously pumping the accelerator, or holding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Fuel sending unit float will not float.

Thanks for the advise, guys. I ordered a float today from Joe's. (along with a bunch of other small parts I have been waiting to order) Joe's catalog has both the original 36-48 brass float, and a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By JayChicago
Fuel sending unit float will not float.

My new-to-me 37 street rod came with a bad fuel sending unit for the aftermarket gauge. I have cleaned the sender's variable resistance parts, and an ohm meter shows the electronics are now working...
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