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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Adjusting Clock Speed

some auto clocks of the era also also do a fine adjustment of the speed when the hands are set---if it has that and you adjust to correct time every few days it will correct itself
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Are the supplier's "v8 STYLE pressure plates" really for tractors?

I have a original Ford disc (v8)in my A, it was in the car when I got it 50 years ago, I took the picture when I was trying to get it unstuck, drove over 40 miles jerking it, still wouldn't pop...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cylinder #4 Running Hot

I have tried to duplicate #4 being hotter than the other cylinders--- let it idle for a hour, drove over 55 for hour, then let it idle again -- #2 got 2 degrees warmer than4-- some of the temps...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: valve seat cutter

could it be a serdi micro 2000 you are thinking of?, I have one, not well tooled though, have used it several times, needs setup for each seat, pieces are kind of pricey, it uses a live pilot that is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Procedure for check bearing clearance

Use foil, not much need for interpretation--- and even long on the shelf foil is still good, plastigauge dries out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 776
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Comments on these leak-down test results

If you fix the valve sealing problem it should run smoother at low rpm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Tight Valve Guides

I have adjusted guide outside diameters many times with a drill press, just a little using sandpaper and "shoeshine " ,if the whole length needs adjusted I use a close fitting bolt/ nut and chuck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 8BA in a 35/36

I have given this some thought, a 53 merc is one of my engine options
There's thermostat housings that are made for the larger hoses

I am pretty sure I can drill for oil to 37-48 pumps, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gas Cap leaks

What kind of primer are you using?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Brake flaring tool & tube straightener suggestions

I have the mastercool hydraulic flairing tool, and one at work, that along with using the copper/ nickel pipe has made it easy, near perfect every time
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,498
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Loose Rod

I have used the tapered shims behind the inserts--- I was shown how to use them in school. Was a Datsun 510 that ran with coolant in the oil, inserts all down to copper, crankshaft had some scoring,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Reserve Oil Can

There's some pictures in our local city hall-- closed to public for now due to the covid19, in the 60s I remember 7 gas stations here, city of about 3000 at the time, 3 at one intersection-- a Gulf,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cam spring and button

What about the other guys car--- has that been fixed---- has either of the cars been inspected by the guy that did the work
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Reserve Oil Can

Even the SM Citroen had a place for the oil can--- I don't know of American cars having them---but then Citroen kept the hand crank option into the 70s, it disappeared here soon after ww2---- perhaps...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gen charging Q

Most likely it is a normal cutout, just a switch, then there are modifications to cutouts, --a diode cutout works the same as original cutout, these can be jumped out to check , then there is "fun...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,498
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Loose Rod

If you don't have measuring tools Use aluminum foil--- figure how many layers lock it up--try the rod and bearing on a different journal see if it fits different -

Guess I should have asked which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Overheating Flathead

The radiator on my 36 would flow the diameter of the hoses---- but when I looked in with a borescope 25% of the tubes were clogged ----
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 12 volt conversion question

I prefer to have people think I have 12 volt system--- fast cranking, bright light, not afraid of night driving, it's all in the details, proper restoration , not having painted surfaces in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Air Cleaner Mystery!!

If there is a screen or metal mesh packed in the cap that serves as flame arrester
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Is My Cam Going Flat?

If the clearance changes on the base circle that lobe is not ground correct
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Starter on 8BA won't turn when HOT. What gives?

crank for 15 seconds with ignition off ----then feel all wires and connections, if you get burned look there
when you put the cables on what condition were the nuts and washers ---the power coming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Changing distributor points

45years, and they came with the car, 35 years A&L condenser
When people drove cars with points the quality most times are better than modern production
Many time points are changed way too soon,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Timing procedure on 59AB?

I don't know how to do a link, I googled "ford flathead distributor timing" ----there will be a picture showing 2 rulers, look at that, this is what i used when i had a 46 and no special tools

it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Seat springs: paint or no?

When I am at a car show one of the places I look is down inside the doors through the window opening--- it's surprising how many perfect outside prize winners restoration with nothing done to restore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Universal water temp sensor

you need a O1A-10889 heat bulb adapter ---its listed in the parts book for when a later engine is used to replace early engine with temp bulb in the waterpunmp to adapt to the pipe threads in later...
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