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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By uncle max
Re: Uncle Max help

And, alloy bases can spell trouble when the throttleplates start digging into the soft aluminum!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By uncle max
Re: Uncle Max help

[QUOTE=uncle buck;1846053]What does Uncle Max have to do with Speedmaster 97 , doesn't he deal in actual "Stromberg" stuff ? Are they the same company?
Actually glad to help, but in this case I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By uncle max
Re: Stoplight Stall

FLOAT LEVEL should not be confused with FUEL LEVEL.
Float needs to be set 9/32", measuring down from gasket surface of bowl to the top - adjacent to the hump - on the free end of the float... Just a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By uncle max
Re: Mitchell in a 37..Report

Knew you'd love it... Now wait for the onslaught of questions when you park it. "What's that other shifter for?"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By uncle max
Re: Mitchell overdirve in a 37

'37 Tudor, 258" 8BA, '39 trans, 3:78 rear, Mitchell "36%" overdrive (w/floor shifter), 235/75-15 tires. No cutting floor necessary. Effectively, SIX forward gears and two reverse... If you're...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,272
Posted By uncle max
Re: Broken stud removal. It's ugly. Really ugly.

Do: Use a washer/nut.
Do: Turn up the heat.
Do: Use a bit of penetrating oil.
Do: Walk away for an hour.
Don't: Hammer on it. Work hardens and prone to cracking.
Actually best - following these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By uncle max
Re: 97 Accelerator Pump Woes

He did and I told him he needs to drive it a bit more often...
MMO might help, but if they sit too long with this stuff they call gas, they'll dry up quickly.
Some guy in Florida makes synthetic...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,067
Posted By uncle max
Re: Flathead Jack

He called me one day and I answered, "Women's Shoes, may I help you?" From then on when he ordered, it was "A pair of CFM stilettos with fishnets!"
Only the two of us knew what he meant! Miss him...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By uncle max
Re: Source 59AB large port Intake gaskets

Arman at Best Gasket will sell you a blank gasket with the correct outside perimeter and bolt holes; then it's up to you and your knife.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,367
Posted By uncle max
Re: Bruce lancaster

God Bless Bruce Lancaster!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,010
Posted By uncle max
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,010
Posted By uncle max
Re: Warning about c&g

^Chinese Checkers!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By uncle max
Re: Hello

Good golly!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,239
Posted By uncle max
Re: 1950 Ford Tudor 8BA Flathead will not start.

Distributor could very well be 180 degrees off.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By uncle max
Re: Stromberg S-jet

The S-jets are just fine IF the car is driven regularly.
If the car is dormant for weeks or months, sometimes the S-jet can become susceptible to varnish, additives or other contaminants in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By uncle max
Re: Stromberg S-jet

The struggle is real.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By uncle max
Re: Stromberg S-jet

Now, stand by for your next issue.
Spray carb cleaner will attack the leather of the accelerator pumps and cause them to swell up like your big toe. After they sit for a while and dry out, they'll...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By uncle max
Re: Stromberg 97 and Holly 94 core prices

All I need is an address. Free w/$3 postage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,471
Posted By uncle max
Re: 81ís tri power or dual 97ís

It's hard to beat the throttle response of three 81's on a rascally flathead!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By uncle max
Re: Stromberg 97 and Holly 94 core prices

I must've missed the memo. 97 cores are going for $100 and up, hereabouts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,456
Posted By uncle max
Re: Motor City Flathead Oil Pump

Been using one for 18 years; no worries!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,672
Posted By uncle max
Re: How hot is too hot?

Some .043's or .044's would absolutely cool it down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,884
Posted By uncle max
Re: Identifying carburetors

Behind the choke kicker linkage - on the passenger side - you'll see a small raised circle on the main body. 1-1/32 indicates a model 48. A model 97 reads 31/32. There are also differences in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By uncle max
Re: 36 ford stromberg manual hand throttle links

I have at least 100 assemblies: Lever, spring, cap and pin.
All in very good condition.
PM your info.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,874
Posted By uncle max
Re: Walt dupont

Someone tell Walt there have been 1300 views to this post, which translates roughly to 1300 people who care about him and wish him the best!
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