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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By drolston
Re: Master cylinder bleeding

By bleeding the brakes cylinders, you also bleed any air from the Master Cylinder. Attach a clear tube from the nipple on the bleed valve down to the catch jar. Crack open the bleeder valve (maybe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
Posted By drolston
Re: On the horn now

Connect a volt meter set on the 10 volt DC scale between a bare spot on the horn itself and a good chassis ground, or the battery ground strap. Push the horn button and watch the volt meter. If it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By drolston
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By drolston
Re: 1950 Ford Tudor 8BA Flathead will not start.

According to the Tilden chart for the Schneider 270f, the intake valve should open 27 degrees before Top Dead Center on the exhaust stroke, and the exhaust valve should close 23 degrees after TDC.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By drolston
Re: 1950 Ford Tudor 8BA Flathead will not start.

You have plenty of compression to start and run. I have seen flatheads run that would not pull over 60 psi on any cylinder. The point is not that your compression is too low to run; the point is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By drolston
Re: 1950 Ford Tudor 8BA Flathead will not start.

Good catch, but it should at least start and run poorly, with no vacuum advance
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By drolston
Re: 1950 Ford Tudor 8BA Flathead will not start.

An overbore engine with Offy heads should pull compression over 140 lb. Makes me suspect that maybe the cam was installed one tooth off.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By drolston
Re: Intermittent sticking valve

I started getting a little flutter on the vacuum gauge at idle about 3000 miles after the build. Ran some MMO through the intake and the problem cleared up. I now add 4 oz of MMO to each tank of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By drolston
Re: electric gas pump on a 39 PU Frame

Amen. Any sign of softness or swelling, replace with the best stuff available, certified for use with gasohol.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By drolston
Re: electric gas pump on a 39 PU Frame

I mounted mine inside the frame rail just in front of the left rear wheel. Be sure to include a filter. I connected mine with rubber fuel line, including a "service loop" both behind and in front...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 665
Posted By drolston
Re: Transmission Leaking

For sure your transmission comes out and in from below. You can get to all of the bolts from there. I have done it on a creeper with the car on jack stands, but a lift and a transmission support...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By drolston
Re: Stromberg S-jet

Drove a couple hours, parked a couple hours on a really hot day. When I fired up to return home, I had a problem with my tri-power 97's running a little rough at high speed (secondaries open). It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By drolston
Re: 6 volt to 12 volt conversion

I left the regulator in place and just connected the Armature wire from the generator (now the +12v wire from the alternator) to the Battery terminal on the regulator. I used the former Field wire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By drolston
Re: 81s tri power or dual 97s

Clear vinyl fuel lines from Summit Racing; not plastic. Perfectly safe. I love to watch the bubbles when it is vapor locking. Sorry about the blurry picture. Get almost 17 mpg on the highway.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,529
Posted By drolston
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

My '41 came with 3.78 gears and I was just not happy with the rpm and racket needed to keep up with Interstate traffic. Considered Columbia and Mitchell but ended up changing the rear end to 3.25...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By drolston
Re: 81s tri power or dual 97s

Take whatever time needed on the bench to get the progressive linkage set up perfectly, so that both end carbs are precisely and fully closed at idle, with the idle adjustment screws backed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By drolston
Re: Is this an ok radiator?

Update on my earlier post. Since then I scrapped the Champion and went to a four row brass/copper radiator, which works great under really stressful conditions of high heat and speed. I could never...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By drolston
Re: 1936 starter

Just to be sure, - you had a good fully charged battery with good heavy gauge cables connecting to ground, solenoid, and starter.

What "doesn't seem right"?

When the engine starts and turns...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 542
Posted By drolston
Re: Why

Just been through an epic battle with overheating on my big inch flathead. Removing thermostats and going from .045 to .047 jets both helped cooling at interstate speeds (60 - 70) little bit (about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By drolston
Re: 50 custom

First be sure it is not completely frozen. You should be able to turn the engine with an 18" breaker bar on the crank nut. Do not use a longer extension, as you can shear the crank snout. If the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By drolston
Re: 1934 Deluxe 3 Window

A '34 three window in that condition is top dollar. Seems about right. That is why I drive a '41 business coupe; almost as pretty but half the price for the same condition.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By drolston
Re: 1948 ford flathead oil change

I don't even trust a bottle of wine with a plug any more. Buy the screw top stuff.
Sure as heck would not trust a plug to keep the oil in my umpteen thousand flathead overhaul. A little black...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,823
Posted By drolston
Re: New Member New car

The '41 was a transition year to the wider body and the front suspension has some unique components.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By drolston
Re: 1940 tudor deluxe hood latch help needed!

Does the air deflector prevent you from putting a bread knife between the grill and hood to push the release lever?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By drolston
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

If a $200 aluminum radiator that looks great, fits perfect, and is rated for 500 horsepower seems too good to be true . you know the rest. That Champion rating must have been for sub-zero air...
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