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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By macdonge
Re: 1953 f100

I'm with Tubman on this. Evaporust/Rust-911 worked great on my '39 block. As Tinker points out, probing the water passages to loosen & flush out the crap is also key.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,838
Posted By macdonge
Re: speedometers rebuild 28-31

I had papanick rebuild my oval speedo several years ago. He did a top notch job and for a good price!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By macdonge
Re: Mixed Signals

I had a similar issue. Check out the thread below to see what I discovered was the cause:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=242551
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By macdonge
Re: Measuring for torque tube shortening

Check out “Mart” on this forum. He did a great video covering this recently on his YouTube channel ‘Marts Garage’.


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By macdonge
Re: 59 Engine bolt torque

For inquiring minds regarding the correct fitting of full-floating rod bearings, check out this recent thread and the PDF I attached in post #64.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,815
Posted By macdonge
Re: Noise from oil pan?

A loose dipper tray perhaps?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By macdonge
Re: Frame - is it straight?

Hudson32700... That's a useful drawing. You wouldn't happen to have a similar one for the 30/31 frame, would you?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,084
Posted By macdonge
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By macdonge
Re: Crazy Tachometer Behaviour

Thanks 51504bat! I'll give the diode a shot and report back.

51 MERC-CT - I have a handheld unit but it's tricky to use as well. Besides that, it ties up your hands and prevents or slows down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By macdonge
Re: Crazy Tachometer Behaviour

Thanks Tubman. Yes, it's a 12 volt system w/ negative ground. I'm not all that concerned about the issue, since I've enough experience to judge by ear approximately what rpm's it running at. Still,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By macdonge
Crazy Tachometer Behaviour

I'm trying, without much luck so far, to get a sensible tachometer reading on a '39 Merc 239 running on a test stand. It has a Bubba-built crab distributor with points and a Bosch blue (internal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,232
Posted By macdonge
Re: throw-out bearing

I might have received one of these bum bearings. Just reinstalled my recently rebuilt transmission and after only about 10 miles of driving it's already starting to squeal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By macdonge
Re: A couple of 59a Engine Queries rebuild.

When I put the core plugs in place (as Mart described) I used some red Loctite as added insurance against their coming loose and leaking.


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By macdonge
Re: Storing an engine upside down.

That's great to hear! Looking forward to another "Lazarus" video series from the Gospel of Mart!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,903
Posted By macdonge
Re: PCV VALVE SYSTEM for 8BA with Early Intake Manifold

Yes, the environment... and the yuckleberries!


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,903
Posted By macdonge
Re: PCV VALVE SYSTEM for 8BA with Early Intake Manifold

Excellent write-up Coop. Now all we need is a similar one for the 59A blocks! ;-)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By macdonge
Re: Front galley plug

The extended diameter on the front plug (beyond the threaded portion) was to restrict the flow of oil coming through that galley and going into the timing gear area.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By macdonge
Re: ID Flathead engine

Look for any numbers cast into the top of the block just ahead of the right side cylinder head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,324
Posted By macdonge
Re: Rear Motor Mount Rubber Issue

JoeCB: I had considered that possibility and initially hoped that was the case but, on close inspection, these are definitely cracks (predominantly through-wall). Mine are the drawn steel - not cast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,181
Posted By macdonge
Re: Changed my steering column mount today!

I'm launching into the installation of one of these column mounts on my '30 roadster and, not having ever removed the dash rail before, have a question for you experts. Is it held on by just the 5...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,378
Posted By macdonge
Re: Solo Motor Installation

I'll be facing a reinstall soon... whenever I can get to the shop that recently re-poured the engines bearings. Any thoughts on whether it's easier to do with the transmission in the car, attached to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By macdonge
Re: It's Friday. Crusty Flatty Pt17. Some assembly at last!

These were the 'before' photos of my engine Mart. Just so you know they both had similar beginnings... and that there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel!
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,587
Posted By macdonge
Re: 1930-31 Steering Wheel installation

Following on Tinbashers thoughts, I put a new wheel on my roadster recently and found there was a lot of mold plastic “spillover” fouling the splines. I had to remove it (with an exacto knife) before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,324
Posted By macdonge
Re: Rear Motor Mount Rubber Issue

CHRS1961815: In going back to your original mounts from the FAMs, did you double check that the originals are crack free? With my engine currently out for rebabbitting I was considering putting the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By macdonge
Re: Stuck Cylinder Head Stud

Patience! Assuming the head is off, soaking the stud/head interface with penetrant and, after letting it sit for hours/days (sometimes), alternating with a propane torch on the stud coupled with...
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