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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Don
Re: Engine stops when it is hot

I think people should check the current draw of ignition circuit more often when a coil is suspect or getting hot, or the resistance in circuit is in question,I think about 3 amps give or take a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Don
Re: Low comp on one. Yl

Got engine all back and running after freeing rings in number 7 ,,new piston,,after running a short time started missing !,changed carb same thing,changed dist and cond, same thing,pulled plug wire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By Don
Re: Optima battery will only chug to 50%

Thanks for info Paul,think I’ll parallel a 6 volt optima with the bad one and try charging to see if that works,if not might go for the charger you mention,sure cheaper that a new battery at $185,,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By Don
Re: Optima battery will only chug to 50%

Battery charger is a scheaur(spelling) that has a percentage meter also has settings for agm settings,
I also have optimum batteries in my roadster and model A ,at least 10 years on both and very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By Don
Optima battery will only chug to 50%

Optima red top 6 volt will only charge to a little over 50% ,then charger shuts down,l just use it in shop for engine stand,trickle charge it when I think about it,,never leave it more than a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Don
Re: Low comp on one. Yl

Got piston out a few minutes,second and third ring were stuck in grove,,these are four ring pistons ..top ring was loose ,,,
I was very careful when installing rings. so sure there on correct,
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Don
Re: Low comp on one. Yl

That’s today’s project,take it apart to find problem,oh well keeps me out of the house!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Don
Re: Low comp on one. Yl

Did that and hear air in crankcase!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Don
Low comp on one. Yl

After rebuilding a 21 stud,doing a valve job !new rings and everything else,,put on engine stand,bad miss!rechecked everything!dist ,wires took off intake ,recheck valve clearance,everything good but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Don
Re: Steel head gaskets

Coctacted fel pro tech line! Also ,,,guy said copper coat or there was another sealer I forgot,!,,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Don
Steel head gaskets

What do I put on a 21 stud steel head gasket with cast iron heads to get a good seal?? Copper coat,grease,or silver paint or nothing
I used copper coat on a composit gasket the other day,had a stuck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Don
Re: Master cylinder fill cap

I took cap from old MC or even new one and drilled a tap for 1/4 pipe,then used a compression fitting to apply air and fluid,,when done ,just removed the comp fitting and put a 1/4 pipe plug in BE...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Don
Re: Brake pedal clearance desapears

Shortened the MC rod and that fixed the full pedal problem,good hard pedal and down to normal position,,,always good to get a second opinion!!! Tks,,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Don
Re: Steering stablizer

Never had the wobble on my 35 but sure have on my 29 rpu probably needit more on the pu than the 35
Just thinkit would improve steering on a rough road,,,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Don
Steering stablizer

Want to put a stablizer on my 35,any particular year of vw ,from what Iíve read on here a stablizer is a big improved fora driver,,.i know ,,,all steering components have. been rebuilt and in good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Don
Brake pedal clearance desapears

Went for a drive today after replacing all wheel cyl You and MC this summer,good brakes but the further I drove ,about 20 miles,the brake pedal play was going away,had a full pedal with no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Don
Re: 1939 Ford flathead 59AB help

Believe you’ll find that it’s not a pipe thread,can’t tell you the thread butbeen there,,,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By Don
97 carb base

I have two 97 carbs one has the half moon base the other has the tringle,can they be interchanged!both have same size Ventura,only diff,is one has the winter and summer settings? This is going on a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By Don
Re: Pressure plate finger adj

All good information here,its not rocket science,,,I don’t really know why everyone is so afraid to check and make corrections if needed,
Will lock tight work here or should they be staked??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By Don
Pressure plate finger adj

Have done a lot of searches for this info,lot of model A infobut cant find the measurements for a V8,,Haveread a lot about donít mess with the adj,but if there are not equal,they need adj!!!I believe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Don
Flywheel on a 21 stud

I only have a FW that uses a 10 inch PP ,will this work on a 37 21 stud engine??
The FW came off a 59ab truck engine,,,,,it fit the 21 stud engine aright ?but was wondering about starter match up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Don
Re: How do I test my oil pressure sender?

The gauges all work on a pulse method,you cant check with ohm meter,better to get a manual to see how they work,I guess current draw would be how they work tho,!the sender has a bimetallic strip and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Don
Re: Brake bleeding problems - stock '40 Ford

How do u dertrmine free travel of push rod?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Don
Re: Help - Ford brake id

These are Lockheed type brakes in case you need to lookup and see how to adj them,just went Thur this on my 35 conversion,,,a little hard to understand instructions at first but after doing one it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By Don
Re: Do the old style bubble balancer work

Got the tires all balanced with help from neighbor who used to do this when he worked at a service station,said he never had a dissatisfied customer!!still have to get brakes bled to give it a run...
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