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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: '38 fuel gauge

if the gauge moves it is most likely good

there is a good chance the float arm is sticking

the float can be checked by dipping it in boiling water and looking for bubbles
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 748
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Speedometer error

If it is tire size or gearing issues the odometer will be off, if the odometer is correct it is in the unit itself
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Colors of original tool kit

I found another never used original paint A tool, dip painted gloss with runs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Colors of original tool kit

I have original tool kit from later 30s in original pouch(not in pictures), look to have been dip painted in coal tar paint, not quite dry when put in pouch, somewhat stuck together,

The picture...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1931 Generator needs rebuilt ?

What is the beginning battery voltage?--- before starting the engine
What reading are you getting from the ammeter?
Are there modifications from stock in the wiring?

If the battery is low on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

I have drilled a small dimple in the end and used ice pick for guide
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 39 generator

on later field housings that post is a ground wire to connect to the regulator to eliminate weak ground errors in voltage
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Compression tester

When the gauges are checked to a standard pressure and read the same---then when used to check engine compression they read different, the long soft rubber hosed ones read lower, when you move into...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,431
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

If you really want to know where your oil pressure goes use a pressure pot of oil to pressurize the oil gallerys before you put the pan on, then look where the leaks are, the bearings should drip,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Understanding Bolt Torque vs Clamping Force

that chart is for unlubricated steel bolts ---it would be different for plated bolts, and different platings
in the old days there was snug, tight, and good and tight ---snug the oil pan bolts,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,301
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 600w oil

600W is steam cylinder oil,for steam engine use, also listed for use in worm drive gearboxes
Then there is the 600 series of gear oils, listed for use with spur gears, and bevel gears.
I got a pail...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Compression tester

Ones with long rubber hoses tend to give lower readings due to hose expansion, I look for Steel cord in the hoses
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Will 59 A-B flywheel fit an 8BA ?

Back in the 70s there was no internet to tell me it couldn't be done, I skimmed a little off the back of the 46 truck flywheel so it didn't rub, modified a starter drive to go deeper into the ring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,842
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Distributor Lubrication

Just taking ordinary pump oil gun, give a couple of squirts in the oiler, good and full, go for a drive around the block, take a look at the upper bushing area where the shaft comes out and there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rear Wheel Horsepower & Torque

I think the power train consumption is the same or less than many modern cars, I can pull my a on level paved road with one finger, can't do that with modern car
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Help - Ford brake id

The front brakes look like 46-48 type
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: O/T paint can smoker question

Ordinary vacuum gauge is not sensitive enough for evap work, they work in inches of mercury, for evap work you need a gauge that works in inches of water, a gauge is more used to confirm the problem,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1936 cabriolet female dove tail latch

I looked at Joes, they skip 36, ---for my 36 I dug in every promising box at fleamarkets for NOS pieces, have been able to build my conv sedan dovetails with original pieces, For your problem I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Compatibility of brake parts rubber

I remember some Jeeps had Girling clutch system, after working on european cars I learned regular american car brake fluid swelled girling rubber,used only fluid that says "safe for girling systems"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Compatibility of brake parts rubber

I tried it in my MG, after the third clutch master failure I switched back, no more failure during my ownership---plus the clutch pedal movement didn't feel normal, it was sort of rachety
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Mercury Block - Is it Too Far Gone?

even seeing the lifter picture (the remains of the lifter most likely protect the lifter bore in the block)it still looks salvageable, perhaps a little bit of a problem to take apart--I would start...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 39 transmission. V12 OD to V8-60????

I drove a 60 in a 39 for a while. I bought a lot of nos engine parts from retired boat racer, he told me that stock bottom end was good for 2 seasons at a 7000 rpm redline, 1/2 season at 7500, this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Charging Problem

test overdrive solenoid--from Ford repair book--connect ammeter to solenoid wire, if the reading is 6 amps momentarily, then maintains a reading of 12.5 amps it is normal, if the ammeter maintains a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: inner cap to rotor gap

Old radio installation book said to reduce to .005.
A large gap will help fire fouled plugs
A large gap takes more voltage to jump the gaps, puts more stress on coil
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 702
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Hand crank repair

It's the phone changing the spelling of what I wrote---- braze it in
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