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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,538
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Painting the embossed Ford script on tailgate

I'm in love with your truck you better keep it locked up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Adjusting Flathead V8 Lifters

I have a 400jr and it is a pita to adjust. I have to measure the clearance then raise the lifter in the bore and adjust by trial and error. So drill the holes if it is not too late.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By woodypecker
Re: 59a/b engine crank bolt question

I use an inline fuel pump to and route it through the fuel gauge fitting like the previous poster.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Twin turbo flathead

forged pistons, low timing, low compression, very high octane, and good luck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Where to Find Correct PSI Fuel Pump?

If the pressure is too high add extra gaskets under pump and then when it or the cam wears remove them to raise pressure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,071
Posted By woodypecker
Re: 8BA Crankshaft pulley problem

I have a 51 or 52 8rt engine and the pulley from it has an S stamped in it but no 8ba outer diameter at pointer is 6 3/4 inch. It has a support length of two inches. One solution would be cut your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Fuel pump stand which gaskets ?

I put one together that had been filed and a mix of parts. My fuel pressure was too high flooding my Stromberg carburetor. I added 2 extra gaskets to lower fuel pressure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By woodypecker
Re: blower on a 4bbl intake

I used a one inch plate with a fifth hole in the middle and have a pop off valve on the side of the manifold and I needed it on first drive due to magneto and carb problems. I run a max of 4 psi of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By woodypecker
Re: blower on a 4bbl intake

Be sure and address crankcase breathing or you will also be cleaning oil off of the windshield.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,999
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Using 12volts on 6 volt starter

I should have added do not run through the solenoid. I run 12 volts all the time but have a 12 volt solenoid.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,999
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Using 12volts on 6 volt starter

The 12 volts works great on a 6 volt starter but do not crank very long without cooling time. My guess is no longer than 5 seconds. The tighter the engine the more current the starter will draw and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,814
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Torque tube seal-need a quick fix

I did not take out the center bearing when I shortened the torque tube and always thought I made a mistake until now. My lazy mistake may be my oil flow dam.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,377
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Vapor lock

People who have posted about problems were at altitude after pulling long grades. Even water boils at a lower temperature at high altitude. Ask any cook who has tried to cook in the mountains.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,527
Posted By woodypecker
Re: 12V Battery choices

I went to my local Costco with my tape measure and they had a large rack of many batteries for me to choose from. Also visited local auto parts stores but Costco was cheaper. It was not perfect but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,609
Posted By woodypecker
Re: clutch 9 inch vs 11 inch

From someone who has an 11 inch in a fenderless truck use a 9 inch
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,607
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

I can not find it where I live
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By woodypecker
Re: 6 volt generator

Good idea if you are willing to change all electrical systems
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By woodypecker
Re: To much oil pressure?

If you have too much oil pressure send me some
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,029
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Remote oil filter plumbing

I used 3/8 and my cold oil pressure is lower than hot pressure indicating to me that the hose should be a little bigger. Pressure is measured after oil is returned to block.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Test

You passed the test
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Generator restoration and 12v conversion

There are complete rebuild kits for later 12v generators that include 12v armature field coils brushes and bearings. everything fits except the rear bearing is too large for the early rear plate and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,275
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Valve Adjustment on 49-53 V8

I have adjustable with a .400 high lift cam and they need adjustment too often. They loose their torque retention because the screw is out further with less thread engagement
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By woodypecker
Re: front main seal

Thanks for the tip I do have a pcv but have not checked function and flow
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By woodypecker
front main seal

I have an 8ba flathead with about 1500 miles on rebuild I used the one piece lip seal and have a leak. I am old and have always used the rope seal I left the spiral groove in the crank. Is that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By woodypecker
Re: Head studs

If you can find a large T handle it puts less side load on bolt or stud than a long breaker bar and lets you use two hands to apply even torque.
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