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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Today, 01:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Alexander Is At The Early Ford V-8 Museum In Auburn, Indiana

[QUOTE=trulyvintage;1916555

Personally - I am tired of " armchair experts " attempting
to influence history with personal opinions.


Truer words were never spoken!! Thank you! Sadly, these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: D44 R&P pattern

I've been retired for 6 years so it's been awhile since I've done a Dana 44 but as I remember backlash is .004-.008" and preload for new pinion bearings is about 20-30 in. lbs. so you could take out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: D44 R&P pattern

I'd say it looks good. They never seem to look exactly like the books show. Your pattern feathers out toward the top of the tooth which in my opinion is good because under load the contact point...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 802
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

I believe the term was "Follow Through". They were designed to avoid disengaging whenever the engine would fire once or twice but not catch and stay running. It used to be common to hear a Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 848
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

You might want to remove the pan before you turn the engine upside down. There is always some oil left after you drain it, and makes a mess when you roll the engine over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Port & Polish Engine

Porting and polishing are just one part of a high performance build. On a stock or near stock engine there is no gain, unless there's a casting flaw to smooth out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Should I be concerned?

Thanks for the correction, Mart! My belated research shows '42 to be the first year for the open driveline, parallel spring setup, not '41.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Should I be concerned?

Parallel leafs in the rear are from the factory. I believe '41 was the first year.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Should I be concerned?

No need "to swap out the entire rear end"! Just drop out the center section and change the ring and pinion to something like 3.89 or 4.11. With the overdrive trans, the final ratio would be about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Newbie to forum, and Ford.

Unless damaged (like having been removed with a pipe wrench) the original axle nuts will be just fine.
Just draining out the old gas may not be enough. When a car sits long enough for the gas to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,201
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Paul Bradley Response

Thanks, TJ. Here's the best definition of profanity: "It is a sign of a weak mind feebly trying to express itself".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,670
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Drake 40 dlx headlamp rims (bezels)

[QUOTE=tubman;1912736]Oh please, not this again. Do you really think that the Chinese just sit down and decide to send inferior products to the USA? Nope, these inferior products are all ordered by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,670
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Drake 40 dlx headlamp rims (bezels)

Understood that super tight tolerances raise the cost. But, from your experience, how much extra would it cost to hold, say, a 1/32" tolerance on those headlight bezels over the 3/16" tolerance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,670
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Drake 40 dlx headlamp rims (bezels)

This is the $64,000 question! Bob Drake and/or you other vendors, please tell us WHY you continue to sell shoddy, mis-shapen parts when there is no reason for doing so!!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-23-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1957 Fairlane 500 automatic

The noise may be pump cavitation due to a clogged filter.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-23-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 55 ford Ranch Wagon Pinion Seal

Look at the old seal closely for a part number. It may be on the lip of the seal itself. Or measure the inner diameter of the housing, the outer diameter of the flange, and thickness of the seal. ...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-23-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

That exhaust manifold is a work of art!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Estate planning/thinning the herd

Maybe ask your tax guy what he uses IRS Form 709 for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Estate planning/thinning the herd

Quote: "There is a difference in a taxable gift and a taxable estate." True. The difference is that a gift is made during the giver's lifetime; whereas an estate is after the death of the estate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Estate planning/thinning the herd

I've been reading some threads and posts on how to pass our "collections" on to the next generation(s).
My CPA (as well as other sources) tells me that a person can gift up to about 11 million...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-19-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,556
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: '57 Ford Went Off the Road Killing Driver Highway 74 2 Days Ago

There are a lot of late model vehicles that attach the shoulder belts to the seat back itself. So you don't need to attach to the B pillar unless you want to keep the original seats.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Rear Block Babbitt

Does anybody know what happened? It seemed quite sudden. Was it a heart attack? Or COVID-19? Other?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Ardun Heads and the Chrysler Firepower - Some Perspectives

Thanks for repeating these facts. It's amazing how someone long ago noticed the similarity in valve covers and then concocted the story that Chrysler copied from Duntov! Even more amazing is how...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-17-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Close to finished

Would also love to hear it run!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Red face Re: Rear Main Bearing Drain

"...won't leak." Even when you're grinding away in low gear hauling that load of gravel uphill out of the pit?
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