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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Replacing pistons

Honing is quite basic for what you're doing. You merely need to break the gaze on the cylinder wall to allow new rings to seat. No need to resize the cylinder unless it's badly scored. Then a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Babbit woes

You're not that far from Clare, Iowa. Take a day trip and haul your block and crank down to Kohnke Babbitting.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,127
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Agreed. Look at what Ford did in the '60's with the comparatively primitive computerized dynos available then. To get their 427 durable enough to last 24 hours at Le Mans (and beat Ferrari) they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: U Joint Quality

Good point!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: OT 8BA to Jeep

Wrong radiator cap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Gas-Per-Mile

Seems like I remember seeing such devices in old magazines. A calibrated jar hung on the door frame with a hose going to the carb, and using the odometer to measure distance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: fish scale instead of torque wrench

Up through the '50's, maybe '60's, most guys grew up watching/helping their dads/grandpas, uncles, older cousins, etc. overhaul engines, transmissions,etc., so early on developed a 'feel' for how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: fish scale instead of torque wrench

About $25 online, or browse pawn shops. Beam type wrenches are very simple and reliable, As long as the pointer sits at zero, a used one should be fine. If the pointer is off center, some Harry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: fish scale instead of torque wrench

But on the other hand, a man can never have too many tools!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,127
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

As has long been said: "Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?" Looks like you're willing and able to go quite fast!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,127
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Ah yes, 'tis the season for bench racing! Let's keep it coming; NOT to put each other down, but to share ideas, compare notes! Discussions like this are educational, especially for us onlookers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: fish scale instead of torque wrench

But those are the 'click-type'. They are no good for checking pinion bearing preload! When checking preload you must take the reading as the pinion shaft is turning steadily. The reading is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: fish scale instead of torque wrench

ebay has new 0-80 in/lb beam type torque wrenches for $25. Just put on a socket and read the scale while rotating. Simple! Done, no fuss, no muss, no conversion factors, no adapters, no guessing!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-30-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Ford OHV V8 (Y Block) Cast Iron Rods

Take a close look at reply #6. No such thing as a cast iron rod in any Y Block! Your old timer was blowing smoke!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: how many cfm for two carb flathead??

Any more than two carbs is strictly for looks and/or bragging rights! "Oh look! His engine has three carbs! It's got to be faster than that lowly flathead with only two carbs! Hey, here's one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Rotella T4 oil, dirty oil

Best explanation yet!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 816
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: wedding decoaration ideas

I thought the guests were supposed to do the decorating! At least that's the way it used to be. I hid my car to avoid all that nonsense!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: U Joint Service

If cornhead grease is hard to find, or no John Deere dealers nearby, use CV joint grease. Every parts store sells tubes of the stuff, and it is semi-fluid just like cornhead grease. Ever change a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: U Joint Service

Did you get the kind for high speed gearboxes, or the one for low speed gearboxes? John Deere sells both. So if we want to do it right, we can use the low speed cornhead grease in the steering box,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Rotella T4 oil, dirty oil

If you're wondering about "dirty" your oil is, just send off a sample for a real analysis. Without seeing/feeling/smelling your oil, no one on this site can give an informed opinion, anyway! Look...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Decarbonize engine

He was more likely adding carbon, not removing it!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,877
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tesla Truck

Tomcarman, it sounds to me like your idea of a gas engine to recharge the batteries enroute was done 20 years ago. It's called a Prius! The Chevy Volt is another example, just two of many. Your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,877
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tesla Truck

Stop and think about this "test": level ground, steel wheels on steel track, tapered roller bearings on those steel wheels. Amount of friction to overcome? Very little! Rolling resistance? ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,877
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tesla Truck

It may be ugly, but that's only skin deep! It's looking more and more like the cycle is about complete. Early electric cars (around 1900-1910 or so) were far better than the gasoline or steam cars...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-20-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,498
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: y-block blow by..

Check for drain holes in the muffler end caps. Some have them, some don't. I'm thinking here of the oval OEM style with crimped seams. You can drill a drain hole if needed; about 1/8" or so. Or,...
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