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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By drolston
Re: How do I get pressure plate out.

Short of drag racing, there is no advantage to the 11" clutch in a passenger car, and considerable disadvantages, including: difficulty of replacement (drop pan), added rotating inertia, and stiffer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By drolston
Re: Vacuum leak

Get a can of engine starting fluid. It contains volatile and easily flammable chemicals such as heptane and diethyl ether. With the engine idling slow, spray small bursts of it around throttle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By drolston
Re: How do I get pressure plate out.

An 11" truck clutch would require dropping the pan. A 9" or 10" pressure plate should come out of a '41 engine without dropping the pan, if it is a stock Ford part.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,341
Posted By drolston
Re: Which Cam

Can't compare to the Isky, but the Schneider 248f I run in my 284 inch flathead is very good in traffic, and has the low end torque needed to perform very well with the 3.25 rear end gears I have in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By drolston
Re: 41 won't start when hot

Had the same problem. Mine was the coil. Step one: Check the spark when cranking the hot engine. Should get a nice blue spark to jump half an inch. Good spark but no start, - then look at carb...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

That will be my next action. Spray some starting ether around the carb bases and manifold to see if I get any RPM surge.

Is there a better way to check for vacuum leaks?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

The end carbs are on progressive linkage and do not even start to open until about half throttle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By drolston
Re: What Electric Pump do you recommend?

The only ones I can find are 12 volt negative ground.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

Starts up and runs fine after a stall. No stumbling or other indications of flooding, such as gas smell or black smoke. Fuel pressure is regulated to 2.5 psi and I have a gauge on the pump output,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

Not applicable. The two end carbs are completely closed at throttle off and do not even have idle fuel circuits. All idle tuning is on the center carb.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

I will check the float again. The good thing about the Stromberg 97 is that you can pull the top off and actually measure the fuel level in the bowl with the fuel line and pump still hooked up.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By drolston
Re: No key for locking gas cap...help!

You can get a new one for $20. Not sure if it is just like original.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By drolston
Re: 40 Heater recore??

Faced with an $800 re-core, I painted a thick coat of liquid FlexSeal on some miniscule leaks (more like weeping) on my radiator. It has held up for about 1000 miles on some hot days and with a 7 lb...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

Do you think too low, or too high? Which would cause stalling when coming to a stop?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By drolston
Re: Stoplight Stall

The outer 97's are built as secondaries, with no choke and no idle circuits, and they are on progressive linkage so they do not even start to open until about half throttle. All idle tuning is done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By drolston
Stoplight Stall

59A/B starts easily and runs great, but for some reason takes spells where it will die when stopping. Always re-starts instantly, but it is annoying and kind of a safety hazard.

Engine is 284...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By drolston
Re: What Electric Pump do you recommend?

I have used Mr Gasket #42S for five years with no problems, but I do carry a spare.

2 - 3.5 psi, which is ideal for a 94 or 97 carbs. Self priming, but should go near the tank anyway. 12v...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By drolston
Re: Cheap '33 Ford

If ever there was an ugly '33, that is it!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By drolston
Re: wiring help

Take any substantial load, like a headlight bulb or heater motor, or an ignition coil. Put a lead to ground on ground side of the load (actually, either side will work). Fasten another long lead to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By drolston
Re: removing 35 radiator

It's been 60 years since I removed a '35 Ford radiator to swap engines. I don't remember taking the grill off, but I do remember skinned knuckles and having to cut the lower hoses off, because they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,204
Posted By drolston
Re: Is this a bad idea?

First, never use gas for flushing engine or cleaning parts, - ever. A friend set his house on fire cleaning his lawn mower carb in the garage, using gasoline.

Second, an engine with really bad...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By drolston
Re: Optima 6V battery charge

Most of these smart chargers are too smart for their own good. Like if a battery gets completely discharged, they will indicate failed battery and not even try to start charging. I use an ancient...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By drolston
Re: starter bendix

They do not recommend any lubrication on that part. It is more likely go gum up the works than help operation.

Warning! The new replacements of original style Bendix can be of questionable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By drolston
Re: Putting Electric Fuel pump in the tank of my 42

Two failed mechanical pumps probably means cheap diaphragm and valve materials that can not stand up to the alcohol. Get the expensive rebuild kit. But even a perfectly functioning mechanical pump...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,601
Posted By drolston
Re: Flathead "spark knock" ???????

Yep, rods knock. But "pinging" is also called spark knock; a whole 'nuther thing. "Pinging" is the more descriptive term. Sounds like a few small pebbles being shaken in a tin can.
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