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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: No Thermostats

There is a type of thermostat that, if it fails, will fail open.
As I understand it's called a "reverse poppet" thermostat, but no one I've dealt with recognizes this term. They are as one would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Harley Davidson low pressure brake light witch

I recently replaced a stop light switch on a Harley Dyna, low miles.
It failed closed and that's with only one tail light to power.
I don't have a high opinion of them.

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: One piece driveshaft - '38 Ford?

Or, 3.78. Got one in my garage, waiting.
Out of a 1947 or 1948 Merc.

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Falling out of 2nd gear

In the AV8, top loader transmission,
My solution was to put a much stronger detent spring in the the shifter/top.
Just in the 2nd-third side.
I do understand that this isn't the "proper way", BUT...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: 1939 Ford Flathead idle problem

I bought an intake manifold from a reputable source.
Turned out to have a hole between the carburetor heat-
under the carb, and the intake right under the carb.
Would have been a huge vacuum leak....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,298
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: barrel starter drive for flathead

My Dad bought an auto parts store in 1966
One of the old guys showed me how to reset the barrel type starter drive
On the very end, there are three places to put the end of a very sharp pencil,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Transmission End Play (stock 41)

Mac VanPelt has an excellent transmission book.
Get one

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Valve seat cutters

I used a split guide, and a 5/16" pilot (expandable) before acquiring the proper pilot for flathead.
For a smooth finish, try a bit of soapy water for a lubricant on the seat. I've used Simple...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,879
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Should I?

I would acquire it, no hesitation.
Cost is relative to one's own effort, vs. hiring out the work.
I would dump the Datsun engine.
Hopefully, the truck hasn't been hacked so badly.
Put in a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Master cylinder

Harley Davidson uses these.
Size may be an issue.
Try an aftermarket car parts store?

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: best 6v coil

I will suggest Bosch, blue coil.
I don't have a part number.
Find out if it's internal or external resister.
I think it's internal...

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Wheel studs

FYI,
One can also machine the stud knurled side to make it fit the hub and drum.
-I've done this on a drill press when without a lathe.-
The knurl length can be cut down, so that the lug nut can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: King pins on 35

Get the king pins for the spindles.
Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Cross part number for 32 Inter axle seal

I have an (older) size chart for National seals.
With micrometer measurements, I can find a seal that works- for lots of things.
So can a lot of others.

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Rebuilt '39 Transmission quiz. How many issues can you find?

It's got the lid for the 91a gears,
got the 2-3 slider for the earlier transmission
What the inside measure for the 2-3 fork?
Minor note, missing the throw out fork.

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,958
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Hydraulic brake questions - 1932 Coupe

I didn't see Ritchard Lacy mentioned. He has a business,
may be called something like the V8 Garage, I can't recall.
I have seen one of his kit installs for a 1935 Ford,
it was really well...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,337
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Intake Valve not seating

I may have missed this idea in the thread, but...
Using a compression tester that is too long,
The valve may hit the end of the tester, and bend the valve.
I've a vague memory of someone bending...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,786
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Torque tube shortening recommendations

Mitchell Overdrive was kind enough to cut splines on a solid shaft for me,
might have been around 15 years ago. The turn around time is dependent
on their timing. They do a bunch all at once. Then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Karl Wolf
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: 46 ford rear drum cutting

I have the arbor also, if you're near SF, Ca

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: 46 ford rear drum cutting

I have the arbor also, if you're near SF, Ca

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Conversion U-joint

If you can find the right auto parts store, there are size listings.
You need to measure the end to end ujoint size by measuring the drive shaft, then same on the rear end.
and then the cup...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,381
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: 12 year old Coker tires, still ok?

I've had a ten year old tire, stored inside, go off like a bomb.
This was on the highway, 70 mph.
This was pretty soon after putting it in service.
Took out some sheet metal. Almost nothing left...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Swap 46 transmission internals into a 37 box

One better, get a top from the later box that is the one the 3" fork comes from.
1939, or the truck 3 speed- to 1948. (I think?)
If you put the 3" for in the earlier lid, you'll have to reposition...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Karl Wolf
Re: Head bolt question

Put the head flat on the bench, drop the studs in and compare
the heights of the studs.
Karl
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