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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

Another point to ponder: In the days of carburetors it was common to find excessive cylinder wall wear at the top, to the extent that a ridge reamer was standard equipment in every mechanic's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: st"A"rt in 46 seconds

"Choke out". But then choke was released immediately so why show pulling out? Engine was likely already warmed up when he hand cranked it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1952 ford flathead AUTOMATIC

Check all shifter linkage for wear. There might be enough slop that the transmission arm was not fully in neutral so with vibration jumped into reverse. I assume your car only starts in neutral so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Help with a Mallory 11A

Not really. A binder cut the wheat or oats and tied it into bundles which were loaded on a wagon and hauled to a stationary threshing machine. A combine went to the field and picked up the grain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Help with a Mallory 11A

A "binder" is a farm machine for harvesting small grain. What most guys refer to as a binder is, I think, incorrect. Most A engines used in farming were on combines, mostly ones made by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Can Not Get Idle Down on Flathead

Good to know Slim was not involved! I was just throwing out a suggestion based on my experiences. While a Chevrolet mechanic, a new '67 right off the transport was idling too fast. Cause was a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Thanks for the clarification! I see where you're coming from now. You are going from an electric fan to engine mounted fan. I have a '40 sedan which has the fan actually bolted to the crankshaft...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Why would you need to "raise the return pipe"?? Putting the fan down there on the crank snout moves it away from the upper hose, not closer!
However, the photos show the fan mounted in the usual...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Can Not Get Idle Down on Flathead

Another possibility is an off center throttle plate. If the throttle plates were removed, there's a slim chance one was not centered in the throttle bore when reinstalled and is hanging up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Tractor Supply Coil

And therein lies the secret to getting better performance from a high voltage coil: Being able to run a larger plug gap!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Tractor Supply Coil

Just keep in mind that actual coil output voltage varies. A coil will only put out the voltage necessary to jump the spark plug gap. When the points open and the primary field collapses, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,354
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Take a gander at this.

Did some research: The prize was $25,000, put up up by a hotel owner named Orteig, not a newspaper. Going non-stop was the only rule. A lot of attempts were made by tri-motor planes with 3 and 4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,354
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Take a gander at this.

Lindberg's claim to fame (and fortune) was the prize (put up by a newspaper) for being the first to fly non-stop New York to Paris. Flying solo was his idea, it was not required for the prize.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 806
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: D44 R&P pattern

I assume you are reading the torque while the pinion is rotating. 25 in. lb. rotating torque is probably on the lower side of factory specs for new bearings and seal drag but should be OK.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: crank shaft movement

Measure the end play with a dial indicator to see exactly what the end play is. Then decide what is needed.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-09-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,520
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Wink Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

Don't forget the one-off Model N that Henry had hopped up by adding 2 more cylinders. The car still exists in running condition and has been discussed here on Fordbarn. Apparently he was quite the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,359
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

For drag racing you do not need to worry about what class you fit in! Just go bracket racing. No rules to meet except safety requirements. No worries about running against any cowardly cheaters. ...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-08-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,520
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Alexander Is At The Early Ford V-8 Museum In Auburn, Indiana

When I made my comment about "armchair experts" I was speaking about people in general who repeat falsehoods without caring for accuracy.
I did not realize that this discussion was primarily a tiff...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,359
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

This reminds me of a quote in a magazine many years ago: With nitrous oxide you have a tendency to drive over your own crankshaft!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-05-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,520
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Alexander Is At The Early Ford V-8 Museum In Auburn, Indiana

[QUOTE=trulyvintage;1916555

Personally - I am tired of " armchair experts " attempting
to influence history with personal opinions.


Truer words were never spoken!! Thank you! Sadly, these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 806
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: D44 R&P pattern

I've been retired for 6 years so it's been awhile since I've done a Dana 44 but as I remember backlash is .004-.008" and preload for new pinion bearings is about 20-30 in. lbs. so you could take out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 806
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: D44 R&P pattern

I'd say it looks good. They never seem to look exactly like the books show. Your pattern feathers out toward the top of the tooth which in my opinion is good because under load the contact point...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,174
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

I believe the term was "Follow Through". They were designed to avoid disengaging whenever the engine would fire once or twice but not catch and stay running. It used to be common to hear a Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,185
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

You might want to remove the pan before you turn the engine upside down. There is always some oil left after you drain it, and makes a mess when you roll the engine over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Port & Polish Engine

Porting and polishing are just one part of a high performance build. On a stock or near stock engine there is no gain, unless there's a casting flaw to smooth out.
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