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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Wiring a voltage regulator

Run the yellow wire through the ammeter loop. ( you may have to reverse the direction of the yellow wire to have the ammeter show a charge with the engiine running - if I recall the yellow wire runs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Generator output voltage 7.3v drops to 6.6V at battery this normal or not

You have .7 volt drop. Start at the arm terminal on the gen, then to the bat and arm terminals on the regulator, terminals under the dash, the solenoid and the battery terminals by cleaning each...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By Bill OH
Re: steering columm bushing

Cas3 has it right. I have a wheel barrow bearing in my 38 ford. Remove steering wheel, use 1/8th drill bit in an electric drill to aid in removing rubber bearing, use vacuum over shaft to remove...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 6V generator

I had the same problem with squeaky generator brushes on a flathead when I was 16 and my grandfather had me put just a drop of kerosene on the commutator and no problems after that application.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 40 engine temperature drop by 20 degrees

Also dropped the engine temp by using cupped core plugs. Do not drive at temps below 50F.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Dual carb linkage

I have dual 97s and I do not have chokes connected
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Bill OH
Re: cleaned fuel bowl=no start?

I use neoprene gasket - cork is not reliable. Learned from a farm tractor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Grounding starter button issue

I restored my 38 and that included a repainted dash on its back side - grounding problems.
I used fine sand paper on the spring steel on the switch and used a file at a 45 degree angle to remove the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 32 stock v8 tudor steering very hard

Removing steering wheel: After the removal of the light rod, back the nut off on the steering shaft until the nut is flush with the end of the shaft. Then cradle the wheel in one arm firmly and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 32 stock v8 tudor steering very hard

Top bearing - Remove light rod and steering wheel. Use 1/8th inch drill and tear up old rubber bearing, then use vacuum tube which will fit over steering shaft and clean out crumbs from rubber...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Bill OH
Re: spuratic miss 59ab

On 6v, set gap to .025. I have had a NAPA coil fail after
about 3 yrs. Try a coil from Skip Haney, Fl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,202
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Engine burns alot of oil but runs great

Change oil and put in detergent oil. I had that with a 221 that smoked and detergent oil cured the problem. One quart of MMO in the crankcase would help. Be patient.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,280
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Introducing "Betty" 1938 Convertible

Mike: Looking forward to spending time with you this summer. Miss the Tues AM mens’ breakfast. Will be in OH 10 May
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,280
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Introducing "Betty" 1938 Convertible

You have a great looking auto - Washington Blue. I have a 38 Phaeton that I restored frame up and painted Washington Blue and Lebanon Bonney Top and upholstery. It came with a 37 21 stud engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bill OH
Re: spark at the plugs

Maybe one of the idle circuits in the carb is fouled with debri. Try removing the idle adjustment screws, give the holes a good shot of carb cleaner followed by compressed air and do this a couple...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,387
Posted By Bill OH
Re: No spark?

I have installed a new condenser in a tuneup only to have a no start. And you may have paint under the condenser mounting tab. I would try the condenser that you used before the rebuild.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,027
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Dual 94s one really sucks, one not so much

When I set up my Strombergs 97s (I have used Holleys), I first check that the throttle plates are closed with the idle screw backed off. I then measure the throttle shafts center to center on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,167
Posted By Bill OH
Re: engine won't turn over

Flathead fever has given an excellent presentation on understanding electrical theory. Print it for future reference.

The analog (needle) voltmeter is excellent to determine voltage drop or loss,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,571
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Self respect

I agree that carboard is good for sliding under. The getting up is also interesting . Reading the above posts, I can appreciate how I get around at 84!! Keep moving.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Bill OH
Re: adjusting mechanical brakes

I have mechanical brakes on a 38 Ford using Gatke lining. I adjust by jacking up a wheel, pull the emergency brake on two notches, tighten the adjuster at the top of the backing plate until I can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,629
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Vacuum brake on crab dizzy

I back the vacuum break off and drive on. Works just fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,580
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 1939 Pickup Maiden Voyage

Wow!!!!! A head turner. You put a lot of effort into that truck. You are to be commended!!!
Santa could haul the chilren’s toys with it. Enjoy the Season!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,371
Posted By Bill OH
Re: maximan revs

I have another 38 ford that I restored with a 221, 3.54 gears, 6.00 x 16 tires and the speedometer is accurate with a GPS. At 50 mph in second, a Snap-On tach shows 5,000 rpm at 50 mph.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,371
Posted By Bill OH
Re: maximan revs

In 1950 I twisted a stock 221 with 3.78 gears and 6.00 x 16 shells to 68 mph in 2nd. Really hummed. I could always count on 86 to 88 mph top end and once hit 92 mph. I had another 38 221 that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 49 ford 6 volt positive ground with pertronic ignition

Yes, I have used 20W since 1950 in a flathead and never tossed a bearing. Also used it in farm tractors, farm truck(59AB) and combine. And I used it in a 1980 Olds Diesel that ran to 119K when a...
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