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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Poll: Brake Fluid
Views: 1,411
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Brake Fluid

DOT 5 is Silicon based, and CANNOT be mixed with other fluids. It also does not absorb water, so it can be a good choice for something that sits in storage for long periods of time.

DOT 3 is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Painting Over Evaporust?

Yes, black BBQ paint is the best deal in high heat coatings. Bast bang for the buck you're going to find!

If you want different colors, VHT offers something they call 'Flame Proof Coating'. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,354
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Penetrating oil-what is best

I bought a gallon can of Kroil years ago. I use it in a spray bottle. The old school auto parts store in town sold gallon cans of WD-40, and WD-40 labeled spray bottles. I bought one of those...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,983
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Bearing clearance

Tight is dangerous, a little loose is safe.

To run tight clearances, machining has to be SPOT ON. ANY incaccuracy in the rods, bearings or mains... and you'll have contact. Most machine shops...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,249
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Rotella Oil Question

Nitric oxides are not detrimental to catalytic converters... at least the ones I'm familiar with. (ones used in gasoline engines)

Gasoline catalytic converters: Nitrogen Oxides are produced...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 883
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Hygrolic throwout bearing??

One thing to look out for on hydraulic throw-out bearings, is lack of stroke. A mechanical linkage will will generally release a lot further than the hydraulic versions. Be sure to account for this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,364
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Anybody use this reamer for kingpins?

Thanks.
A good machinist can do magical things with a proper hone. We're not talking a hone with spring 'feet' like you'd run through a wheel cylinder. REAL hones are rigid, and will straighten...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,364
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Anybody use this reamer for kingpins?

That looks like a straight reamer... not tapered.
I'm assuming the king pins are going to be tapered. You would need a reamer with the exact same taper as the pins.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: New blocks

Hadn't heard of these... Will they be babbit or bearing halves? Nice to see new major parts being made.

Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,926
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Optima 6V batteries production

I saw 'fake' original looking cases that were designed to conceal an Optima battery inside.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,217
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Membership dropping, interest too???

I was looking at a bunch of dad's old pictures of when he went to car meets back in the 1960's. It looked like they had FUN! Driving events/races where they held eggs in spoons, dressing up, swap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,606
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: End of the road

This is good advice. A person often needs 'something' to keep themselves grounded in trying times. Just an hour of 'escape' at a time can help keep a person from losing their minds.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,926
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Optima 6V batteries production

I have a 1966 mustang with a 12V Red Top Optima. The date on it is 2006, and it still works just fine.

Your mileage may vary. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,285
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Revisiting head stud removal. Ugh!!!!!!

Yea, you need to get it hot all the way down into the threads. The block is a major heat sink. You can't just get the surface of the stud dull red, and think you're fine. You'll need to get it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,285
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Revisiting head stud removal. Ugh!!!!!!

Yea, my kids were into paintball for a while, and it cost the same to fill a 9 ounce or 20 lb CO2 tank. lol They didn't like the hassle/labor of filling the small ones.

As for welding tanks, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,285
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Revisiting head stud removal. Ugh!!!!!!

I've found the exact opposite. As long as you don't go 'full retard' with the impact wrench, the impacts actually help break the stud loose. What works well, is using a 3/8" electric impact. They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,296
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

Here's a video of the radio playing! :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j52wI2VtMbA

And, the lights work... (not as much fun as the radio) lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu2K_Q4G_8M
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,285
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Revisiting head stud removal. Ugh!!!!!!

If you're talking about the Bernzomatic kits, the cylinders are available at Home Depot. Just buy 2-3 oxygen tanks for each MAPP cylinder.

Oxygen is $10.97 each....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,285
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Revisiting head stud removal. Ugh!!!!!!

Until you get a heat source that can heat the stud RED HOT, you are wasting your time. BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.

The only thing that will reliably break that rust bond is heat... and a propane...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,296
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

Thanks Guys. There is a part of me that would indeed like to keep it... But, It's just not in the cards. I'm not desperate for money or anything... and if I were in Daytona, or somewhere similar,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,296
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

I'm trying to figure the value of a reliable 'driver' quality survivor that just needs driven. To me, it's a lot more fun than a restored car... as you don't have to go great lengths when cleaning...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,296
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

Thanks, everyone. A lot of you personally know the car, and have inquired in the past. I'll get some current pics up here in the next few days... likely over the weekend, as I still work full...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,296
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

There isn't really anyone where I live that is into these cars... so there's nobody to 'play' with. When dad had it in Florida, the car... especially being a 'driver' it was a blast! Here, it's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,026
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Optima....

Walmart says they still have them. As does Autozone. Walmart is free (to store) shipping.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/OPTIMA-RedTop-Automotive-Battery-6-Volt/706140145
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,244
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Propylene Glycol

From the link I posted...
Ready to Use
Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is pre-mixed with de-ionized water.

Most of the Propylene Glycol products I've seen come pre-diluted... like 50/50...
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