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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Supercharger Spark Plugs

Ronnie's the one who advised me on spark plugs. I should have given him credits in my response.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Supercharger Spark Plugs

For spark plugs I only use NGK if your heads have the standard length flathead plug thread length then I would use NGK B-4L or B-6L plug gap at .035 Don't forget to check the valve to plug...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,181
Posted By solidaxle
Re: I just ordered one.

Sex sells! even back then. Got Ron's attention.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Dwell ???

Look what it did for "Ron Jon" surf shop. I think they made more money selling tee's then surfboards.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By solidaxle
Re: 1953 Sun Distributor Machine - schematic

There's a guy on ebay who sells manuals on cd's. He also has a Sun tester club which helps people with their machines. . If I find his email I will send it.
This is his ebay name mnnorthwoods...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Uncharted waters

What Ron said first. 10 on the vacuum gauge is low, check for a leak. There's youtube for how to on that also. Make sure your gauge is working properly.
I was having issues with my 8ba until I found...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Flywheel / Clutch Tips 8BA

Since we are talking about aluminum flywheels, Does anyone know if there is only one model Albro for all flatheads 32-53? All the ones I have seen for sale, the seller states, fits all flatheads or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Modern day cosmoline

I spray Fluid Film on the underside of my pick up every fall, works great with all the winter salt up here in the North East. I would recommend it as an alternative to cosmoline. Auto stores sell it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,715
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Shop led lighting

Your ceiling height probably would not need high bay fixtures, they are for warehouse use with tall ceilings. To limit the need for extra wiring I would go for a one to one swap. Go on line to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,697
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Persistent intake manifold leak

I did a smoke test to find my intake crack. Go on youtube and search how to build a smoke tester for vacuum leaks. They are cheap to build. Cover the exhaust and carb with latex/vinyl glove and a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,442
Posted By solidaxle
Re: options for electronic ignition conversion on my '41

How much of a difference is there when you use another coil?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,605
Posted By solidaxle
Re: STOLEN RODSTER north of Denver

Glad to hear they recovered the car. Let me caution everyone , most people with antique cars have antique insurance. It's very reasonable in cost, however there are restrictions and limitations. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By solidaxle
Re: drill holes in 51 8ba block

What I did is rent a magnetic base drill, Home depot has them, that way they're dead straight.
Forum: Early V8 04-09-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By solidaxle
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Distributor clamping ideas....

I did what Bubba suggested and used a 10/32 allen set screw A thumb screw would work also. Just drill in a spot that you can get a wrench or your hand to.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By solidaxle
Re: 59AB head stud question

Did you tap the head bolt threads to clean them up? If so what type of tap did you use?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By solidaxle
Re: dual V-belt crank pulley for 8ba

Here's another idea.This would be a custom crank pulley, not the one above.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By solidaxle
Re: dual V-belt crank pulley for 8ba

Sounds like you're on the right track. There was one stock 8ba flathead crank pulley, see picture but the diameters are different. You would need to have the belts run different not parallel. One to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By solidaxle
Re: dual V-belt crank pulley for 8ba

I'll refer you to Joe Abbin's book "Blown Flathead".


Things to consider.


-Determine both pulley diameters (overdrive) by the desired boost and motor displacement. The Formula is in Joe's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,287
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Low Compression - keep trying or rebuild?

Compression is over rated.
https://youtu.be/1l-oUqnHBTU
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,265
Posted By solidaxle
Re: 8BA spark plug wire brackets

I took an earlier set of metal wire looms, cut off the flute and bend and reattached the flute . Also moved two of the mounting legs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Fall in Western NY

New York is certainly one beautiful state. We really have it all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,714
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Turn signals but keeping single element bulb

I went back and read the past posts. He is using the 7 wire turn signal. In that case there is not a problem with the brakes washing out the directional lights.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,583
Posted By solidaxle
Re: 6 volt generator output

Comprendo!


Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,714
Posted By solidaxle
Re: Turn signals but keeping single element bulb

Something you may have considered already. You have to make sure the brake light doesn't wash out the directionals.
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