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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,352
Posted By Walts50
Re: Coil selection advice

Thanks guys I got a IC7sb at the local NAPA, no carquest nearby, Its working good.

Middle aged guy at the counter first said "we haven't carried" 6V coils for many years". I asked him to look up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,352
Posted By Walts50
Coil selection advice

I have an 8BA, Mallory dual point 6V positive ground. Coil is just black no name.

After cleaning and replacing some contacts car is again starting OK.

But I noticed the coil is apparently wired...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 71,902
Posted By Walts50
Re: Model A CRASH??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_motor_vehicle_deaths_in_U.S._by_year
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 71,902
Posted By Walts50
Re: Model A CRASH??

As to the issue of safety by years. I was able to look it up, but no longer have the references. IIRC deaths/mile was worse around 1940, and total deaths peaked late 50's 60's because so many more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 71,902
Posted By Walts50
Re: Model A CRASH??

As to the issue of safety by years. I was able to look it up, but no longer have the references. IIRC deaths/mile was worse around 1940, and total deaths peaked late 50's 60's because so many more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By Walts50
Re: Dim Lights, Help Please

I bought 6V halogen sealed beams on line, think the place was "Mikes chevy" Much brighter than the standard lamps.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,537
Posted By Walts50
Re: Fuel economy

I have 3.3 rear end stock OD trans, 276ci Flatty with Holly 390. I can get 18/19 mpg mix of highway/light in town traffic. I know the stock engine got best mpg at 30 mph. The drag on a 50 ford is .62...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By Walts50
Re: Best shift for 0-60 time?

Thanks guys, got me to do the calculation, its a stock tranny.

2nd (no OD) is 4800 rpm at 60mph. I should get a tach.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By Walts50
Best shift for 0-60 time?

3.31 rear end OD trans with toggle switch. 276 ci, 4bbl ,aluminum heads, 3/4 cam.

1) Forget the OD?
or

2) Use the OD and pause to let it shift from 2nd to 2ndOD?


without breaking anything
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,316
Posted By Walts50
Re: Highway speed rpm

http://www.automobile-catalog.com/curve/1950/739550/ford_custom_deluxe_tudor_sedan_v-8_overdrive.html



sorry it doesn't come up as a link this site has stats, acceleration power curves, etc for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By Walts50
Re: Oil usage

1950 rebuilt 8ba flathead 1 qt 2000 miles, 8000 miles on rebuild
2009 Hyundai 85,000 miles less than 1 qt /7500 miles between oil change
1996 Camry 280,000 miles 1 qt /400miles
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Walts50
Re: Tranny grease

reason for rotorwrech reply is newer grease will attack brass parts. I ordered stuff from Amsoil for the purpose which worked well. OD tranny has 2 places to grease
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,034
Posted By Walts50
Re: How many flatheads were produced??

I've read there were about 3.5 millioin 49-51 shoebox fords made approximately half V8. Interesting the same article said Ford was not going to produce the V8 after WW2 for Ford passenger cars...
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