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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Right turn stumble

See if it does stumbles when someone else drives it, maybe it’s your technique. Then check carb linkage and dist advance/ brake.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Capacitor testing

Just a follow-up, I replaced the capacitor, using the one shown above. This was the only result I found googling. The welder seems to be working ok but I am withholding judgement until I use it a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Capacitor testing

Quick follow-up, I read the thread on cleaning the feed wheels, tension and inspecting the cable housing suggested by rotor wrench and 39portlander. There was some schmutz and I cleaned everything,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Capacitor testing

I got bored so with great trepidation I shorted across it, no trace of life. This was before anyone posted last night. I don’t have an analog meter. With it disconnected and digital meter on 20m...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By SofaKing
Capacitor testing

I know there are some members with solid electrical backgrounds and I need some help troubleshooting my mig welder. It is a 100 amp unit, 110v. Lately it is not working well. It seems to not be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By SofaKing
Re: PCV valve

I can’t find my notes with the part number but, I used one for a Nissan of similar displacement and has pipe threads on a metal body. No gasket required.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,687
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Dirty Oil- PCV Fail?

Truck was not running for 40 years prior to my buying it so I donít know. I would expect it kept fumes out of the cab but think it would have screwed up the airflow. It was essentially another road...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,687
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Dirty Oil- PCV Fail?

JSeery, Talkwrench, no doubt thermostats would be helpful. I mentioned why they are not installed atop the head. I did not mention that I tried them at the radiator inlet. What I observed is they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,687
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Dirty Oil- PCV Fail?

I took my truck out for a 3 hour cruise after disconnecting the pcv. Decidedly unpleasant fumes in the cab. After brief consideration of my lungs and the absence of joy commuting in that malodorous...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,902
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Plug wires made easy ????

I went looking for the pledge and saw a table wearing pants and shoes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By SofaKing
Re: At least this kid is honest

I wonder if his ol’man is teaching him about “buyer’s remorse”?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Some New Years tools...

Thx, I want them just because they are not chinese
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Painting Over Evaporust?

Evaporust does leave a film that is water soluable and per directions can be left on as a rust preventative. That film is not meant to be permanent and will not last. I used a little soapy water to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By SofaKing
Re: balanceing wide 5s

I put dyna beads in a motorcycle I built and had terrible vibration. When I removed them the vibration went away.

I used an adaptor plate and had my wide fives balanced with it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,687
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Dirty Oil- PCV Fail?

I am compelled to agree that putting a pcv appears to have been a bad idea. As I mentioned above, it is one of the reasons I posted photos, as a warning to others. I argued in other threads why it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,687
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Dirty Oil- PCV Fail?

JSeery- I am not running thermostats so temps depend somewhat on the seasons. Seems to be 160-190 range.

Low temps may exacerbate the issue but probably not causal.

With engine being open...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,687
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Dirty Oil- PCV Fail?

I think the oil got very dirty on the second and third oil changes, 12 and 6 miles respectively, because of residual contamination that did not drain from the initial oil change. I plan to purge the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,687
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Dirty Oil- PCV Fail?

Yes to breather. Not sure what hidden areas you are referring to, I ran bore brushes through every oil passage I could access. Did not notice on earlier oil changes but longer interval this time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,687
Posted By SofaKing
Dirty Oil- PCV Fail?

I drained the engine oil and collected a sample of strange looking, non-magnetic, black particulate matter from the drain plug. I drove the truck 12 miles and drained a sample of oil and it was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By SofaKing
Re: 39 truck window felt kit

I think I bought from Drake, no memorable problems and ok so far, 3-4 years. I remember there being two types of clips and not knowing what I needed, I bought both and a bag of screws. I also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Measuring for tube shocks

I have been as unsuccessful finding the valving numbers for shocks as I am unsuccessful finding the country of origin for brake hoses I currently need for my Jeep. The latter I am sure is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Sycronizing a 38 trans

This is a little off topic but is there much difference between 38 and 36 synchronized? I have a 36 and I have to shift pretty slowly to avoid grinding, wondered if it's worth upgrading.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By SofaKing
Re: Adding Some Atomosphere

Possession is 9/10s...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,546
Posted By SofaKing
Re: To those new to the old fords.

I understand stock figures are 85hp, 150lbs torque. Do you notice a significant seat of the pants feel with your numbers? I ask because there is nothing about my truck or its driveline that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,546
Posted By SofaKing
Re: To those new to the old fords.

I have not and don't plan to attempt any mods, but I find this statement curious. Is this generally true that 100hp from an 85 hp engine is beyond bolt on components? What kind of torque figures go...
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