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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-29-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By hotrodart
Re: tow dolly

You might want to make sure a tow dolly is OK on the highways you plan to use. I towed a car from New Hampshire to Virginia......the New Jersey turnpike and Garden State Parkway would not allow the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By hotrodart
Re: '40 Disk/Drum brakes, no rear brake problem

If you had to use an adapter for the MC mount, you need to lengthen the push rod by the amount of the adapter thickness, otherwise you will not get enough travel.. I put a BOSS 429 MC (15/16" bore),...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 703
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 39 ford

My '35 had a similar issue......a bit of white lithium grease solved it.......now cranks in/out with ease.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By hotrodart
Re: installing electric fuel pump in'39 piccup

Some electric fuel pumps will not pass fuel through when turned off. You might want to check yours for this. I put one on my son's car on a by-pass line, with a check valve to prevent back flow. He...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,762
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Now it's junk from Carpenter!

You can now vote with your wallet with a clear conscience......buy from someone else....if there actually is someone else to buy from. Otherwise your choice is go without, make your own, or suck it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,762
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Now it's junk from Carpenter!

When I talked to the Carpenter guys at Hershey last October, it was obvious they were/are going through some changes. Their display had zero new parts (catalogues only)...only used parts on display....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Cleaning running boards

I use Simple Green.......scrub brush, rinse with lots of water, then let air dry......looks natural after drying....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,019
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Drop Axle Installation

I had to heat the axle to remove the perch pins, and use a 150 Ton press......they came out with a big bang, but were still in great condition. i suggest you use anti-sieze when you re-assemble. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

The grandfather of a buddy of mine was a striper at the Sommerville, Mass. Ford Plant up through the '30s........all stripes at that plant were done by hand.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Leaf Spring Prep...

I had each leaf powder coated for my '40 springs about 25 years ago. Also put teflon between each leaf at the outer contact areas. Many miles later...no issues, no squeaks.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Pictures, part #s, instructions; rebuilding a 39 style trans.

I used to rebuild one of these every week many moons ago........I have one tip that might be helpful: when assembling the cluster gear with all the bearings, I used a wood dowel (of the correct...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Hot today

Temps have been well below average for the better part of a year here in the Valley.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,967
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Cracked Block

JB Weld was developed for the Army specifically for fixing cracked cast iron engines. It's been used for this purpose on millions of engines with very good success.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Holley 94 set up

I always adjust the idle mixture screws out 3-1/2 turns initially, and pour a bit of fuel down the carb......work the throttle manually........engine should fire up immediately if the distributor is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 292 V8 carb alternative

I used the stock distributor that came on the 312 engine.....no changes to the vacuum line....just re-shaped it to fit the port on the Rochester. No correction needed. But I also used an electronic...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 292 V8 carb alternative

I put a Rochester 4GC from a Buick 322 on my '56 312 engine. It was almost a direct swap.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By hotrodart
Re: gas question

Yes......I use STABIL when I put E-10 in my "collector" cars. Mainly due to the short "shelf life" of E-10 in my area. It separates out after a month or so......turns "pee-yellow", but still burns...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,282
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 40 Front Axle Perch Bolt

X10!! I did mine about 25 years ago......ample coating of anti-seize.....you will be amazed how good this stuff is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,047
Posted By hotrodart
Re: New Radiator, Berg vs Brassworks

My son got one for his '31from Brassworks about 25 years ago.....trouble free.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,761
Posted By hotrodart
Re: STP/gear lub

Can't argue with these facts. But.....maybe there is some good that STP does in conjunction with oil......one of my buddies was a Honda factory motor cycle racer.......the Honda engineers told him...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,761
Posted By hotrodart
Re: STP/gear lub

Lots of anecdotal stories, but no scientific facts......yet......maybe a chemist who knows about lubrication will chime in to clear this up.


BTW......I used STP in a Ford 312 engine for over...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Master cylinder

I used a Mustang BOSS mc with 15/16" bore on my '40 with MAGNUM disc front brakes. The mc cover hit the floorboard so I sectioned it about 5/16" to clear. Works very well, but I suggest you look...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By hotrodart
Re: lacquer paint

My '40 coupe was painted in 1980 with DuPont lacquer and still looks great......no cracks or crazing......have never had to use any abrasives on it since the original buffing. I have used Maquiars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By hotrodart
Re: exhaust manifold coating

I had Jet Hot coat my headers about 25 years ago......lots of miles since and they still look as good as when they were coated. Also.....easy to keep clean. But they were pricey to have done.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,475
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 110 compression/gas in oil

Usually, gas in the oil sump is caused by a leaking carburetor. Check the fuel bowl in the carb after it has been running......wait a few hours to see if it is leaking down. You should not run the...
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