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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: My model A wont go faster than 40-45

Your timing is set by that there lever on the left side of the steering column. Push it too far up, and engine temperature rises while power drops. Pull it too far down, and power drops while the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:59 PM
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Views: 60,764
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tell a Model A related story

Gary, did any of your planes have air conditioning? Those long ferry flights must have been like an oven in the cockpit!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:32 PM
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Views: 60,764
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tell a Model A related story

That reminds me of what my Dad used to tell about when the Model A came out (he was a teenager then). This may have been part of a popular song, even. Anyway, it's "Henry's made a lady out of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: My model A wont go faster than 40-45

Throw the old plugs back in and see if the power comes back.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 60,764
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tell a Model A related story

OK, here's a question: Suppose you are taking a trip with your A starting tomorrow. After the customary "preflight", you head down the road to parts unknown. How far could you go before it quits or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 40 Ford Juice brake performance

You are so right. Major brain fade on that one! I need to remember: "Engage brain before activating fingers!"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 40 Ford Juice brake performance

The elephant In the room hasn't been addressed. That is, will your 'trick of the
week' Mustang master cylinder stop you if you blow a line? On a OEM setup, the pedal will go almost to the floor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Overdrive Quandary

It may be that 2nd O/D is the perfect ratio for some of your hills- straight 2nd too slow but bogs in straight 3rd. Other hills you climb partway in 3rd O/D but then bog. All you do is push the gas...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Overdrive Quandary

If you do that, it will freewheel whenever you let off the gas. Not cool when you're going DOWN those hills! Whenever you don't want O/D, just pull out the lockout knob. Then you will have engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Flat 221ci - 1935 - Getting stuck after 3 weeks sitting.

Just curious: What is the reason for smearing on grease? (And what kind of grease?) I remember someone told my Dad to do this years ago. Later he switched to spraying the used gasket with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Out of round tire

A local gas station years ago had a tire truer that had various shaped knives to trim different shaped treads. Try finding an old mom and pop tire shop or gas station.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,348
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1932 serial number starts with D5

But, since VIN stands for 'Vehicle Identification Number', do not say "VIN number", it's just VIN. Seems rather redundant to say "Vehicle Identification Number number", right?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Diaphragm clutch noise?

Is the rust like a brownish-orange powder? That's usually a sign of "fretting"; two parts that are rubbing together, perhaps due to misalignment. Surface rust from moisture is usually dark brown...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 950
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Coil failure ?

1. If the cutout opens, how does generator voltage get to the coil? 2. Isn't generator voltage regulated by the position of the third brush, not the battery?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1932 Ford Frame

Just set it on a bathroom scale! They go to 300 lbs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: "B" on top of Model A Ford cylinder head

And thus the myth that Ford made a Model "C" engine!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 483
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1940 tudor deluxe hood latch help needed!

Maybe it's an engine transplant rejection, like a body rejecting a transplanted kidney.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 60,764
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tell a Model A related story

It's pretty much across the board. Standard practice seems to be: Repair it the most expensive way to maximize profits. This at both the factory and dealer level. It's been said that a dealer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Twisted cylinder head

Have you measured the piston to head clearance? For efficiency and resistance to detonation, you want the piston as close as possible without danger of touching. How much was milled off the block?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: The Case of the Gasping Flathead

Could the air cleaner body be touching generator/ignition wires?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: model a engine jumps time

And, DO NOT FORGET: "This action is known to the state of California to cause cancer, reproductive harm, warts and ingrown toenails." So stay out of California, and you'll be safe!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Why use hammer on full floating rod inseerts?

Since resizing requires a slight angle cut on the parting line faces, how is this done with the studs in the way?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,425
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Lincoln 337 cui what trans can I use?????

Wasn't the original "Hot Rod Lincoln" a 337? …...Nope, internet sources say it was a V12.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Why use hammer on full floating rod inseerts?

Ron, Do you know if these rods can be resized when they're worn beyond the .008" oversize bearings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 60,764
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tell a Model A related story

Those clay tile roofs seem to be a top choice in southern Arizona, too (Phoenix and Tucson especially). They hold up the best under the desert sun.
Another question: Did you ever get blinded by...
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