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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Why not make your own ethanol-free gas? Take a translucent five gallon plastic square container, add four gallons ethanol gas and one gallon water, and mix. Turn upside down and let it settle. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Axle Quick fix seals which direction?

Either my eyes are deceiving me, or there already is a seal installed in the hub.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Positive Ground

There is what is called "conventional theory" of electron flow through the system, and what is called "electron theory" of electron flow. Conventional theory (now disproven) said that current flow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,416
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What have you found working on your A?

It could be that the "sand" you found in the tank was actually sugar, since sugar does not dissolve in gas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Brent, can you tell us more about this Diesel conversion? When was it made? How many made? Did it work at all? Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

I believe this was a reference to a doctor's advice to drink more water. See post #1.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: cracked cyl head

Since spark occurs when the points just start to open, this is where the distributor cam should be set with the timing pin in place. The position of the rotor tip does not have a direct effect on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,258
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

"Too much gap will advance the timing to the point that it will run poorly if at all." Actually, the amount of rotor gap (or plug gap) has no measurable effect on timing. Secondary voltage rise in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: cracked cyl head

"Points gap can affect timing." Maybe a little. In reality, timing is set by that there lever on the left side of the steering column, not points gap! "Too little gap" can be compensated for by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,590
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just out of curiosity, how did you ship those rail cars?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Bent Fuel Pump Push Rod

With engine sitting on floor you pull the heads and intake, then roll the block over to pull the pan. halfway over, the pump rod starts to slide out. Oops! Do you try to save the rod, or your foot?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,152
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

Well, actually, that '57 Holley was a square bore. The Holley spread bore didn't show up until much later, as a replacement for spread bore carbs like the Quadrajet or the Carter Thermoquad or the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,518
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

Wait a minute Gene. Apparently this crank was ground in the distant past when it was common to do this. Either by customer request or the crank guy wanted to save a little wear on his grinding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Helmet and why not ????

Jim, How much voltage can a helmet rotor handle, in case a guy runs higher cylinder pressure or larger plug gaps? It's been my understanding (could easily be wrong) that these rotors can short to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 67,450
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tell a Model A related story

"all canned and labeled 'fido'"! I love it! This has to be the comment of the week, at least! Maybe of the year! Thanks, Gary!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Oversize and Undersize Aluminum Cam Gears

Maybe Dan can do a program somewhat like the loan-a-tool deal some parts stores have. The home hobbyist orders and pays for 3 or 4 gears of various sizes. If one fits, he keeps it and returns the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Front Wheel Cylinders

Might be a good time to convert to the Bendix style (Lincoln) brakes. Complete bolt-on kits are available.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,152
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

looks like a pretty complete kit. It even includes the engine!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,114
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

I've heard that one a lot, too. I wonder though: If you stand it on end, won't it eventually droop over like a wilted flower?? Or if you hang it vertically, won't it elongate like a wet noodle??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Original Condensers

I believe those early condensers (as well as some other items) were made from nit seeds, which are highly sought after by nitpickers!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: The Latest Scam

I believe the correct term is "Pidgin English". A pigeon is a bird; or, a gullible person.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Flathead Storage?

Get some "fogging oil" to spray into the spark plug holes and down the intake. You can prime the oil system through the oil pressure sending unit port. Rig up a line from a small pump or pressure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,283
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model A prices...going which way?

Oftentimes too much emphasis is placed on "What's my car worth today? Did it go up or down? Will I lose money on it? (Horror of Horrors!)" Take a look at your modern car: Is it worth what it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,114
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

So many; where to start? How about: "Check the timing first thing if it won't start". (Tell me, how does the timing suddenly get so far off that it won't even start??) Or, a common one: "You need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Valve clearance Hot/Cold

Surely Isky knows better than to specify a "HOT" clearance spec for a flathead! Maybe should call them for clarification.
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