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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,416
Posted By fftoddster
Re: What product best for white walls tires

Westleys Bleach white works very well
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,194
Posted By fftoddster
Re: 35 Three Window Coupe Proportions

Ya your coupe looks defective (possibly covid 19 contagious) I will gladly help you out and take it off your hands. Heck I'll even throw a few $ at you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By fftoddster
Re: Covid19

Longest lasting thing ever came out of China :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By fftoddster
Re: spark knock under load

On thehamb someone suggested to try adjusting the vacuum brake by turning in ash bolt 1/2 turn at a time.

Thinking of trying that first as idles good. Can’t test drive till ties though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By fftoddster
Re: spark knock under load

No. Never timed with a light. No mark for TDC. Thought I had read somewhere to not hook up the vacuum brake but I cannot find that again, so wondering if those with the pertronix hook up vacuum to it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By fftoddster
spark knock under load

Crab distributor with pertronix and correct coil. Vacuum brake hooked up to manifold vacuum. Edelbrock slingshot intake with dual 97's. Edelbrock heads... 6 volt pos ground/

Runs good, maybe a bit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By fftoddster
Re: Stromberg 97 carb questions

Yes the gauge is liquid filled but there is a small vent hole in rubber plug to vent it. I had also removed the plug while this was happening.


I was thinking the needle and seat may have stuck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By fftoddster
Stromberg 97 carb questions

I am running dual 97's on an Edelbrock slingshot intake. Manual fuel pump with backup electric pump (only used if necessary) and pressure regulator set to 2.5 lbs and pressure gauge. New 6 volt pos...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By fftoddster
Re: Mechanical fuel pump

Solved. Friend or should I say "friend" had moved my parts around and switched the fuel pump pushrods so I ended up with the wrong one in the engine. Go figure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By fftoddster
Mechanical fuel pump

Mechanical pump is not pumping fuel. It is basically new. I also have electric airtex 6 volt pump that was used only when vehicle not used for awhile.


It all worked fine on original engine....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By fftoddster
Re: No fuel pressure at normal engine temp

Both pumps were on car previously before engine swap.
The glass filter bowl remains full

I will try to take fuel line off and crank it with elect pump off and see what I get in a few days when I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By fftoddster
Re: No fuel pressure at normal engine temp

I have same issue. No fuel gauge as of now. Replaced engine and added dual carb set up. Reused mech fuel pump that worked fine with old worn out engine with single carb. Now the engine runs good with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By fftoddster
Re: temp guages sending units...

Thanks, that part # may help. I have not had much luck finding it without part #.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By fftoddster
temp guages sending units...

So I have a '37. Replacing engine with a '46 with Edelbrock heads. The car is still 6 volt. I do not believe the sending unit from 37 fits in the Edelbrock heads.
The Edlebrock heads have the 1 and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,375
Posted By fftoddster
Re: Flathead filter

I am so thankful I found this thread as the engine I have acquired and am about to install has this mod. I was considering just plugging the ports (not knowing anything about that grub screw and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By fftoddster
head bolt/nut washers

I have read to make sure to use hardened washers under the head bolts especially with aftermarket aluminum heads.
Are the washers that the old Ford parts stores sell hardened, stainless, chrome?
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By fftoddster
Re: Paint removal without harming polished head

Areas are chipping off of block. Apparently they did not prep well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By fftoddster
Re: Paint removal without harming polished head

Well the previous owner had painted the fins. I do not believe I can get back the factory finish so figure best to repaint.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By fftoddster
Re: Paint removal without harming polished head

Also painting engine... Anyone with experience of either?

Bill Hirsch paint with brush? what type of brushes?

Or Eastwood 2k high temp ceramic spray paint?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By fftoddster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By fftoddster
Paint removal without harming polished head

Picking up engine this week. Any good way to remove paint from the polished head without messing up the polished finish?
Or do I just clean real good and paint over existing paint?

Color either...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,076
Posted By fftoddster
Re: Engine burns alot of oil but runs great

Well here is the plan. I purchased 1947 59 engine from neighbor. According to him and his mechanic it is an original engine out of his woody that was a good running stocker,
The heads were replaced...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By fftoddster
checking rod and main bearings

I have read several threads where it has been said that many times the floating rod bearings are reusable.

Before I pull engine apart can I/should I plastigage the bearings to check for wear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,076
Posted By fftoddster
Re: Engine burns alot of oil but runs great

is that just the difference between intake and exhaust?
I red somewhere that Ford put seals on intakes but not exhaust. Or was that just on later engines?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,076
Posted By fftoddster
Re: Engine burns alot of oil but runs great

Yes inside of intake ports looks a lot like lifter valley!


Leakdown test was good. No valve leakage.
Compression test was a little low 75-85 PSI

If bearings are good Id like to be able to...
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