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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 pickup

The 1940 pickup hood is different than the 1940 standard car, which accounts for the needed extra length of the pickup hood release.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 engine temperature drop by 20 degrees

Paul, you got me on that one. Never heard of the "old penny trick".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
40 engine temperature drop by 20 degrees

I have a 1940 85 hp engine, all stock, with a 160 degree thermostat that runs 180 to 200 in summer driving. Took the intake off to adjust the valves and noticed the paint on the intake was cracked in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,934
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

Saw a TV show not long ago were a few old cars were driven across the country. One of the old cars was a Ford flathead. This show was sponsored by Shell Oil. The flathead Ford driver said Shell ran...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: Long live the early Flat Top 6!

I have a 1941 Ford 6 cylinder truck and had the same situation a few years ago. I went to O'Reillys and they had a green colored belt that was an exact fit. I think the green belt was industrial or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 41 ford pickup question.

Matt, I just watched your video on the fender repair on your 1941. I work on my Fords by myself and your video was good for me to watch. Since you are in England with a 1941 American made Ford truck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 Ford power valve & jet solution for my car

The carburetor I just changed the power valve and jet size on was a rebuilt carburetor from Daytona Carburetor two years ago. Do not know why they put a 5.5 power valve in a single carburetor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
40 Ford power valve & jet solution for my car

Here are some things I have found out about power valves and jets for the Holley 94 carburetor series 91-99 Ford used in 1940. The standard power valves Ford used with the 94 carburetor was 7.5. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

All compression checks I did were cold engine. Great deal of work to put all the engine back together to do a warm engine check not knowing if the problem was corrected.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

Intake was completely off the engine, so intake area was open.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

For all that are interested here is where my situation is. When I started this I thought 3 days and it will be done. It has taken 3 months to get where I am now. To make a long story short I had a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

Lot of good advise here. The 7 seconds of grinding is not all at one time. I did about 2 seconds and checked it. Still had dark spots of die. Did the grind again for about 2 seconds and still dark...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

For those interested here is the latest with this project. Today I did the stone work on all the valve seats. The valve seats that had 60 to 65 compression needed about 7 seconds of grinding to clean...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

Another up date if you are interested. Hooked up the valve seat grinder today with the 1 5/8 45 degree stone. The valve seats on this engine are not smooth at all with gapes all around the seats. Did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

Just for an update to all that have an interest. I have purchased a Black and Decker valve seat grinder to clean up the valve seats. The stone I need to do the job is the 1 5/8, which came with my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

Good advise about grit in the new motor. I have been thinking about this valve job that has gone bad in a short time. I have watched several videos on You Tube, and have seen machine shops doing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

The intake and exhaust valve guides both had rubber seals on them. No exhaust valve guides were stuck in the engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

Russ, I did check the guide and valve on the worst cylinders and they show no play. All seem normal. Like you suggested I have gotten the 2000 mile rebuilt engine thinking out of my mind and am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

[QUOTE=L78CHEVELLE;1748383]Got the leak tester and hooked it up to each cylinder at top dead center. I put 100 psi into each cylinder and got the following results:
#1 cylinder held 90 psi
#2...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

Russ, your offer to help has given me encouragement to continue even with my limited knowledge and resources. I will take the heads off next week after my legs and back recover from the work and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

As I stated earlier the intake is off the engine. The exhaust and intake valves on each individual cylinder are closed when I put the 100 psi of air pressure into each one of them for testing. When I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

Yes, the engine does have adjustable lifters.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

Got the leak tester and hooked it up to each cylinder at top dead center. I put 100 psi into each cylinder and got the following results:
#1 cylinder held 90 psi
#2 cylinder held 65 psi
#3...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

Engine block and heads were baked, steamed, and run through a cleaning machine to get all the scale out. No over heating since the rebuild. I have a cylinder leak down tool coming and will run the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,403
Posted By L78CHEVELLE
Re: 40 V8 compression change all cylinders same time

I used another compression gauge and got the same readings on each cylinder. Will try the leak down with air on each cylinder as soon as I can get the tool. I will post the results.
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