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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-15-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Carrier side play

Jack, Have you been inside this N's engine? I'm curious about the crankshaft: Is it cast or whittled out of a billet, or adapted from a K engine? Just wondering how Henry did a one-off engine. ...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-13-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Carrier side play

I assume this car came after the K, and supposedly the K soured Henry on six cylinder engines, so did his hot rod tendencies override his dislike of sixes? (We may never know.)
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-13-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Carrier side play

Thanks! I recently saw a photo of a newspaper clipping from back in the day about Henry blowing off the high dollar cars of the day. Is that an actual clipping, or a later made up story? Also,...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-12-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Carrier side play

Is this Henry's special made six cylinder N that he terrorized the streets of Detroit with?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,408
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

There were a lot of T's that came from the factory in colors other than black.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Is this a bad idea?

You're right! My 1940 car manual says for temperatures lower than 10 below F. use 10W oil with 10% kerosene. The 8N tractor manual recommended dumping a quart of gasoline into the crankcase while...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1950 F1 with Merc flathead

Due to "games politicians play" US car companies had to 'rebrand' their vehicles sold in Canada for awhile. Thus Ford tucks were labelled Mercury, Chev cars became Pontiac, Dodge trucks became...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,558
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: BULLETT Mustang sold today at Mecum auction for:

This reminds me of that old wise saying: "A fool and his money are soon parted"!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Conventional oil and Synthetic oil

But, does "regular" oil really "break down"? If so, under what conditions?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 79,878
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Angry Re: tell a Model A related story

So true, Gary. In central Arizona several years ago 19 firefighters burned to death less than 1/4 mile from safety due to numbskull desk drivers, miles away in Phoenix, putting themselves in charge...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Flathead "spark knock" ???????

Maybe it was to improve the idle and initial throttle response with a big cam. At low RPM a long overlap cam will allow a lot of exhaust gasses to remain in the cylinder, which dilutes the incoming...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: A Interesting 1934 Ford Brochure I Found over 20 years Ago

Chevrolet did it, too, with the Corvair (with less than stellar results!).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: A Interesting 1934 Ford Brochure I Found over 20 years Ago

"air condition your Ford" is technically correct, as you are conditioning the air with heat. Other companies, such as Nash, used similar terms. When what we now call "air conditioning" was known as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: A 1934 Ford Columbia Brochure Found In A Ford Dealership

So if you had both you'd have a 9 speed transmission, right up there with modern cars!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Another 1934 Brochure Was In The Desk Drawer Of A Ford dealership Fuse & Bulb Kit

I imagine if a driver had the third brush pushed to maximum output and was wound up in 2nd when he turned the lights on, those bulbs were hit with a pretty good voltage spike! Or conversely, if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Locating 1937 Ford Heater Hose

Re shut-off valve location: As a general rule, the valve should be in the line coming out of the head (the "hot" hose going to the heater inlet). This prevents possible over pressuring the heater...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What were the chances!

Makes one wonder: Did the owner deliberately hide it there, or did it somehow slide there and got lost?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-31-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Spin on oil filter for Y-block

What year tractor? Spin-on filters were OEM on 1957 cars..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Copper in oil?

If it's "clumps", could it be from the mesh in the oil breather cap that disintegrated into the pan?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,291
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

"No oil at all on the dip stick."? Did you hear about the highly educated college grad who went to the parts store and requested a longer dipstick? The counterman asked "why?" The college guy said...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,641
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Junior Johnson Passes On

What about all the other guys that were convicted of the exact same crime? Why weren't they pardoned as well ??!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,978
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model A street rod

AV8's have probably been around since the first V8 hit the junkyard, so this car is period correct! It may annoy the "correct factory smudge marks" crowd, but I think it has a place on this forum. ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-26-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 292 Y Block Electronic Ignition Conversion Advice

Some of these electronic ignition failures might be attributed to arcing in the generator due to bad brushes, plus the old electro/mechanical voltage regulators. Between these two items you get a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,679
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Baby Ruth abd the big engine.

I suspect that the intake ports are the final "throttle" in the intake tract, being the limiting factor in airflow. Since the ports will only allow "X" CFM's to pass, it stands to reason that a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Rotor Position Question

Rotor tip position has absolutely nothing to do with timing! Zip! Nada! No way! No how! The spark occurs when the points open, regardless of where the rotor tip is! However, rotor tip position in...
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