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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:18 PM
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Posted By 40cpe
Re: reliable fuel gauge? anyone?

Several gauge manufacturers offer after market fuel gauges. The important piece of buying is to be sure that the gauge and sender are compatible. The ohm rating of the gauge must coincide with he ohm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,033
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

I actually wasn't suggesting the use of the cast iron cover. I haven't used one to base an opinion that one is better than the other. I was only saying that I had distributor wobble in the aluminum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,033
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

The conversion I bought very early after these became available had the extended shaft but it was too big for the lower support hole in the aluminum cover. I eventually cut the extension off. Without...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By 40cpe
Re: mallory distributor

email him at
cas5845@yahoo.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 689
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Still sober

Good for all of the "quitters" who have given testimony. My Dad was an alcoholic from the time I was about 12 years old until he died of complication from it at age 58. It ruined his life and our...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-17-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By 40cpe
Re: An untactfull situation

The diagram sent to you shows the ignition switch between the coil and the distributor. That is enough to destroy its credibility for me. That sure isn't like the instructions posted by dmsfrr. I can...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-16-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By 40cpe
Re: An untactfull situation

zoegrant; You are correct to connect #2 terminal to the terminal on the coil that goes to the distributor. As others have said, the #5 terminal must be connected to a ground. A ground is a wire...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-16-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By 40cpe
Re: An untactfull situation

Westach has a website with a list of instructions but i don't see that model in the instructions list.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-16-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By 40cpe
Re: An untactfull situation

What is the model number of the tach you are trying to hook up?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,414
Posted By 40cpe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,414
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Stock versus Performance Cams

Point is, he's leaving it to his machine shop to determine spring pressure, height, etc, after asking for opinions here and disregarding information Ol' Ron and others offered.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,375
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Cam Timing question for the experts on Isky 1007B

How is the l100B different from a l100?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,414
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Stock versus Performance Cams

This has all been an informative thread, but part of the original post was "will I need different valvesprings if I have my cam reground".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,414
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Stock versus Performance Cams

For what it is worth, Gary (GOSFAST) over on the HAMB said that the Isky 185-G spring has a seat pressure of 80# at installed height of 2.000". I read somewhere that the Zephyr spring is 70#.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By 40cpe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By 40cpe
Re: SBC/8BA distributor specs

The Ford distributor in the 8BA did not have mechanical advance. Distributors prior to electronic engine management had vacuum, it works.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By 40cpe
Re: SBC/8BA distributor specs

It works great using the vacuum can as it was designed to do.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Metermatch

I got mine to indicate empty to tell me when to refuel, too, by bending the float arm. Reasonably accurate across the scale is another story.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Metermatch

I have not used it, but the instructions are clear about use with resistive senders. Ford's King Seeley gauges don't use resistive senders. That being said, resistive senders are being used with King...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,124
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Scam

I'm glad you got it back. Thanks to all who put the pressure on him to do the right thing.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-05-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By 40cpe
Re: temp gauge 1955

Glad you found the problem. Good luck!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Trim Ends of Cork Pan Gaskets?

My theory: If, IF, the seal ends are left short enough that they can be pushed completely back into the retainer when the pan is tightened with the gasket between the ends, everything will be fine....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Trim Ends of Cork Pan Gaskets?

I'm not the most experienced builder, but I did cut the gasket just before the rope seal and left the rope seals proud as you did. A dab of silicone on the seal ends and a little where the gasket...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-04-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By 40cpe
Re: temp gauge 1955

I gave you my experience with the gauge in my '55. This car was refurbished and converted to 12v when I got it. You might get more input before removing the cluster, I know it is a pain.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-04-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By 40cpe
Re: temp gauge 1955

The gauge rests on "H" with the ignition off. As said above, the gauge should swing to "C" when power is added and the sender terminal is grounded. I would ground the terminal directly to eliminate a...
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