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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By 40cpe
Re: driveshaft yoke

Some engines have been installed with motor mounts reversed. It locates the engine 2" froward from the correct position.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By 40cpe
Re: what a job, shuddering fixed and back to work.

Good for you!! I probably would have never figured it out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By 40cpe
Re: '40 coupe trunk handle lock

That is the way they work. I ground the head of a key down so it would fit under the lock cover and leave the key in the lock until I need to lock the trunk.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,570
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

I use Autolite 216 in my 8BA 276" engine with a Rochester 2G carb. My plugs show a medium brown color. I'm unsure how much effect the rest of the ignition system has on the plug color. Dirty points...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 52 Victoria overdrive

You are welcome. Please let us know how you eventually work it out. Reports on repairs, attempts and successful, adds to the knowledge base here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 52 Victoria overdrive

I don't think the governor is the problem. It is actuating the relay like it is supposed to do. It might help to remove the cover from the solenoid and clean the points. Also, all wires and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-09-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,642
Posted By 40cpe
Re: problem to start

The vacuum advance should not affect starting and the incompatible carb/dist will seem to run good if in good shape, especially if one hasn't experienced a properly operating system. The centrifugal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 52 Victoria overdrive

Your OD solenoid has "pull-in" and "holding" coils in it. The pull-in coil requires a lot more current. When your governor energizes the relay, the pull-in coil is using all the current your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By 40cpe
Re: engine analyzer questions

The point resistance scale is only one scale on the analyzer and is disregarded when using other functions. Look toward the top of the meter and see the "8 cyl, 6cyl, and 4 cyl" scales with "dwell"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Air Conditioning Condenser for an 8BA

Your concern seems to be with airflow that doesn't excessively restrict air through the radiator. I can't definitively answer your concern, but I used a Vintage Air manifolded condenser (instead of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-02-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By 40cpe
Re: My T Bird is a 292 bored 40 over I found

With a rusty tank maybe you should carry a spare fuel filter on your tour tomorrow.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-02-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Saturday first tour with the T-Bird

You have been driving and sorting it over the last few months so you have a good feel for its capabilities. It will do well. Ford built them to run, you just need to get your confidence in it built...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,408
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Been in hospital 4 Spinal Surgery

It is good to hear that you are progressing well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Just curious, 47 PU

I always understood that the 8BA came out in the '48 trucks, '49 passenger cars.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 40 Ford LED tailights

About 20 years ago Lambert Enterprises had a booth at Nats South. I bought a LE card that mounted inside the tail light housing and used the stock lens and bezel. The lights were very visible. I see...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-26-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By 40cpe
Re: 57 Ford model name

Scicala is correct. See this brochure. You all must see a picture in the original post that I don't.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Oil pressure with remote oil fllter

Russ didn't say specifically that he tapped the 3/8 passage and installed a threaded plug. I would guess that he did, but it would help to know for sure.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-19-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By 40cpe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By 40cpe
Re: spark plug wire set

This week I put these MSD wires on my 8BA. They are 8mm spiral wound stainless wire rated at 500 ohms/ft, same as some of the low resistance Pertronix wires. I ordered mine last week for $30 and free...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-16-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Stock 57 Fairlane 500

From my memory, at least some of the 4-barrel carbs back in the '50s-'60s had smaller primary bores/jets than the two barrel carbs offered. This would give better mileage in cruise and more power if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Distributor cap corrosion

I did swipe them with di-electric grease after the cleaning. The local NAPA store is going to have to get a brass terminal cap in.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By 40cpe
Distributor cap corrosion

I have a converted Chevy distributor in my 8BA. It started missing some when I rev it a little so I looked for a problem. The distributor cap has aluminum terminals and 3 or 4 of them have that white...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Delco distributor on my flathead now

Google doesn't find a Hayes Electronic Ignition for me. Do they still make them?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By 40cpe
Re: MOONSHINE Festival

The last time I went people were parked in the driving lanes in the parking area. I had to leave my car and go back and get it later on. It is another show that I stopped going to because they...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-11-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By 40cpe
Re: The Hurst Mystery Shifter

There was a How-to article on the home made floor shifter in one of the hot rod mags back in the '50s. I made one and put it in my car. I don't remember having any problems with it.
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