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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,537
Posted By Init1
Re: rear axle nut torque

250 ft. Lbs. And back off until you can insert the cotter pin. Make sure the fine threads are clean and good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,900
Posted By Init1
Re: Carbon build up inside intake bores?

I agree with the other guys. Worn guides and way to rich.
It should have stunk when it was running too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By Init1
Re: 8CM or EAB cam for 260" Merc?

None of the stock flathead cams are performance oriented.
Why not install a 3/4 cam and gain a few horsepower and a little more torque
Since your engine is apart anyway?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,684
Posted By Init1
Re: T5 Shift Problems

Are the clutch and pressure plate in good shape and the right ones?
If they are worn enought they may not allow the gearbox to shift smoothly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By Init1
Re: Multiple Carbs

What O'l Ron said. A stock flathead will have trouble swallowing that much gas and run rich.
Really not worth the trouble unless you like changing fouled plugs alot.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Init1
Re: Generator output voltage 7.3v drops to 6.6V at battery this normal or not

It is quite possible it is the regulator. Brand new ones can be out of adjustment.
Have it adjusted by a pro to be sure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,993
Posted By Init1
Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

That is a later example of a Fenton.
The early ones have the Fenton logo under the generator location.
I have one on my 8BA and it works fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By Init1
Re: 81ís tri power or dual 97ís

I prefer 2 carbs . 3 carbs can be difficult to tune and will take some tinkering to make work right.
You probably would only use 2 anyway most of the time with a progressive linkage.
But...the 3...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,061
Posted By Init1
Re: Protection for aluminum heads

I use 2 anodes. One in the radiator lower tank and one in a temp sender hole in one head.
Can't be too careful.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Init1
Re: 50 F1 fan spindle assembly

You will probably end up finding a complete unit at a swap meet.
I dont think anyone makes seperate parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By Init1
Re: Petronix ignition question

I use Pertronix in all my cars. I've never had a problem. I also use copper Packard 440 plug wires.
I do carry conventional points just in case.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,052
Posted By Init1
Re: back firing through tailpipe

It might be a little to rich. Does the exhaust smell rich at idle?
Slightly too much ignition advance will also cause backfiring.
The two things together will cause issues.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By Init1
Re: Valve springs.

Flatheads use a fairly low spring rate. Unless you are racing, I'd buy a new set of stock springs. They are not expensive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Init1
Re: carb backfire

Backfiring through the carb can mean retarded timing.
Check it out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,136
Posted By Init1
Re: radial tires /bias tires

Except for that classic look, once you try a set of radials you won't go back to bias.
They made my coupe drive so much better.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By Init1
Re: Cowl Band installation help needed

Keep at it. Its a bugger but it will go back on. Make sure only a couple threads are used on the first side.
Try doing the other side first if you can't get it to reach.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,265
Posted By Init1
Re: water pump bolt

Allen heads wont strip or round off.
Even though its a low torque bolt, they can get cooked in there and cause problems getting them out.
Either way use new hardware.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Init1
Re: Starter post/stud

Replacing the starter post is a fairly simple job and its the best way to solve the problem.
You want a solid connection at the starter
That's reliable since its a heavy draw.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,265
Posted By Init1
Re: water pump bolt

Use a stainless allen head. No washer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,574
Posted By Init1
Re: Fires in California

I just drove through the Redding area last week on our way to the R.P.M. Nationals and the devistation in that area is hard to describe. I will say there are hundreds of men working in the woods...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By Init1
Re: Alumunum radiator for 36 coupe ?

Contact Brice Thomas Radiator in Gadsden, Alabama.
Custom made, tig welded and good quality.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,207
Posted By Init1
Re: Charging help needed please

You may want to check if the regulator is functioning properly. Even new ones may be out of adjustment and cause issues.
And be sure it's a Ford one. GM won't work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By Init1
Re: popping back fire

Generally backfiring out the exhaust means too much advance and backfiring thru the carbs means too much timing retard. I'd look at the distributor and the timing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,868
Posted By Init1
Re: Crankshaft Question

Looks like all the Merc cranks I've seen
The bearing journals look pretty good.
If it has a 6" wide big throw it's a Merc for sure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By Init1
Re: Weak spark from points to plugs

I agree with Ken. A resister too big will kill the spark to the plugs. Poor spark plug wires will too.
Try Packard 440 wire. It's braided copper and is correct
For any flathead.
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