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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 455
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

Just went and checked my 1947 Chilton's Flat Rate Manual. It only goes back to 1938 so I used the data for a 1938 V8, which should be close as clutch and drive train are very similar. It shows...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Really old gasoline question

Do not run your engine on that old gas! It will not burn completely and will leave a sticky, varnish-like goo on the exhaust valve stems, which will make them stick!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 718
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Timing

Let's back up the bus a bit and reflect on a couple of things. This statement first: "I don't set my timing by the points." Since a spark occurs when the points just start to open, it follows that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 913
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

Backlash? The only backlash involved in finding actual TDC with the positive stop method would be the oil clearance in the rod bearing! The timing gears are not involved in finding TDC. Since...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: A new idea from Mart. Mart's Real Hot Rods. On Youtube.

Please! No music! How about engine sounds instead?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,782
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Max Compression Ratio

The cited article states: "The signal from the crankshaft position is also used to monitor if any of the cylinders misfires."
Other references state that what is monitored is the slight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,782
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Just a side note on the "crankshaft torsional deflections" that Terry mentions here: These deflections are large enough to be easily measured. In fact, every modern vehicle has such a device. It's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,560
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

The "W" in 20W, etc., stands for "Winter" not "Weight"!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Why not make your own ethanol-free gas? Take a translucent five gallon plastic square container, add four gallons ethanol gas and one gallon water, and mix. Turn upside down and let it settle. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Axle Quick fix seals which direction?

Either my eyes are deceiving me, or there already is a seal installed in the hub.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Positive Ground

There is what is called "conventional theory" of electron flow through the system, and what is called "electron theory" of electron flow. Conventional theory (now disproven) said that current flow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,505
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What have you found working on your A?

It could be that the "sand" you found in the tank was actually sugar, since sugar does not dissolve in gas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,782
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Brent, can you tell us more about this Diesel conversion? When was it made? How many made? Did it work at all? Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

I believe this was a reference to a doctor's advice to drink more water. See post #1.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,536
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: cracked cyl head

Since spark occurs when the points just start to open, this is where the distributor cam should be set with the timing pin in place. The position of the rotor tip does not have a direct effect on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,560
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

"Too much gap will advance the timing to the point that it will run poorly if at all." Actually, the amount of rotor gap (or plug gap) has no measurable effect on timing. Secondary voltage rise in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,536
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: cracked cyl head

"Points gap can affect timing." Maybe a little. In reality, timing is set by that there lever on the left side of the steering column, not points gap! "Too little gap" can be compensated for by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,633
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just out of curiosity, how did you ship those rail cars?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Bent Fuel Pump Push Rod

With engine sitting on floor you pull the heads and intake, then roll the block over to pull the pan. halfway over, the pump rod starts to slide out. Oops! Do you try to save the rod, or your foot?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,231
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

Well, actually, that '57 Holley was a square bore. The Holley spread bore didn't show up until much later, as a replacement for spread bore carbs like the Quadrajet or the Carter Thermoquad or the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,572
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

Wait a minute Gene. Apparently this crank was ground in the distant past when it was common to do this. Either by customer request or the crank guy wanted to save a little wear on his grinding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Helmet and why not ????

Jim, How much voltage can a helmet rotor handle, in case a guy runs higher cylinder pressure or larger plug gaps? It's been my understanding (could easily be wrong) that these rotors can short to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 68,286
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tell a Model A related story

"all canned and labeled 'fido'"! I love it! This has to be the comment of the week, at least! Maybe of the year! Thanks, Gary!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Oversize and Undersize Aluminum Cam Gears

Maybe Dan can do a program somewhat like the loan-a-tool deal some parts stores have. The home hobbyist orders and pays for 3 or 4 gears of various sizes. If one fits, he keeps it and returns the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Front Wheel Cylinders

Might be a good time to convert to the Bendix style (Lincoln) brakes. Complete bolt-on kits are available.
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