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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Carb and Distributor Dilemma

I didn't see you post a comment on flathead timing. But you have time to criticize someone that's only trying to help. This happens all the time. It upsets me when all I'm trying to do is help. This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Carb and Distributor Dilemma

I said I wasn't a flathead specialist. I need to fact check everything I say so its not fake news. I make these kind of little mistakes all the time. Ticks me off! My memory is not that good anymore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: On Hemmings Daily this AM

I didn't see that coming. One of the most beautiful engines ever made. second to the flathead Ford.

" Lucas, The Prince of Darkness"

Why do the English drink warm beer? They all have Lucas...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Carb and Distributor Dilemma

Adjustable timing Light operation. In my attempt to make better gear-heads out of you I looked for a good video on checking advance. This is a really good video on timing except that they are using a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Carb and Distributor Dilemma

The springs should be fine. Just make sure the advance can move and its not stuck from years of sitting. Grab the rotor and twist it and you should see the advance plate move and then spring back....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Carb and Distributor Dilemma

It says, "post quick reply". I can't seem to post a quick reply? The 1948 and earlier engines use a "vacuum brake". That is the front mounted style distributors. Those use manifold vacuum, not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Carb and Distributor Dilemma

I give these long explanations. Only because I want people to understand how things work. Its so much easier to fix this stuff when you understand how it works.

Hooking the carb to manifold vacuum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Stop and Stall

Stopping sloshes the fuel around in the bowl and if the level is off it can stall. Its a good chance that is the problem but before you pull the carb top off I would start with pulling the air...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: No Spark

It could still be the battery. If they load tested it with one of those hand held battery checkers like Autozone uses they are a joke. There is no way they can apply a large enough load on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,458
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Don't use Corn Head Grease in Steering Boxes

I'm leaning toward the conclusion that the 8N owner had more than just lubrication problems.[/QUOTE]

That is exactly what I was thinking. Even with no grease it should still turn left. Maybe a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,458
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Don't use Corn Head Grease in Steering Boxes

I don't like the fact that the guy mixed the corn head grease and gear oil. All these grease have thickening agents and additives that might not be compatible. One of the reasons wheel bearings fail...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,406
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Stock 1950 8BA

Sounds like a fuel problem. If it was ignition, stomping on the gas would put more demand on the ignition system and the misfire would still be there or it would be worse. No that I've said that it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,467
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Air/Fuel Meter/gauge

Here is a video so you can see one of the these gauges working while selecting the correct main jets. You can read the comments about the video and see how many different opinions there are selecting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,467
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Air/Fuel Meter/gauge

Those are good readings. You will hear people always quote 14.7:1 as being the preferred ratio. That is the exact ratio to make the catalytic converter work correctly and still let the engine run...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,030
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Ford flathead drivability

I can't see which pulley you have but the 8BA pulleys I have just have one raised dot for a timing mark. I think its at 4 degrees? I'm not sure what all those lines are on yours? Somebody probably...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Bolt inside water pump

I wonder is that wear on your stainless bolt wasn't from electrolysis? Even the regular bolt heads don't seem to rust away inside there. I've taken a part about twenty flatheads so far and all of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,468
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: No spark

Just run a wire from the battery directly to the ballast resister and bypass your ignition switch, dash ammeter and car's wiring. That will eliminate all that stuff as the possible cause.

I keep...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Bolt inside water pump

Did you check the threads in the block with he pump off. I tried to install a Champion spark plug in a truck at work until I finally noticds they forgot to install the threads on the plug!

You...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,467
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Air/Fuel Meter/gauge

Its the only way to see what your air fuel ratio is under any driving condition. Even if you do not plan to buy a A/F meter now if your building your exhaust system weld a bung in so you will have it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: My 35 Pickup stop running?

Here is another thought. There is 12.6V at the ballast resister when the engine is not running but there is 14.2V when the alternator is charging. 12.6V divided by 3 ohms is 4.2 amps. 14.2V divided...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: My 35 Pickup stop running?

I had to think about this for a minute. Its not something I use very often anymore.

I'm no sure how running a ballast resistor in series with an internal resister coil would burn out a ballast...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,468
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: No spark

Disconnect the wire from the coil and then check the voltage at the wire. Like was said before, the points need to be "open" to check the available voltage. If they are closed then you are doing a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,654
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: A Young Mans Questions

The other morning I was on my way to Home Depot and a club of lowered Honda Civics was pulled over. As I went by I saw one of the license plates. It said, "Vintage Hot Rod". I thought, this is what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,439
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Black crackle..THE DAY OF RECKONING !

That Harley crinkle paint looks really nice, your ready for Pebble Beach.
I think I'll use it on my 1966 GT-350 valve covers. I won't complain about the price that's the cheapest thing the Harley...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Easiest brake bleeding ever

Good job, hardly anybody does this and it is really important.

I have that same kit, its not cheap. I got a big discount on it because it had been on the auto part store's shelf collecting dust...
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