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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,211
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

Well, the extra flow from a high volume pump has to have somewhere to go (through loose, worn bearings) or else it just gets churned through the bypass (relief valve) wasting power and heating the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,211
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

Point taken. I was responding to comments that seemed to recommend a need for extreme oil pressure, like 80 lbs., which is totally unnecessary.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,211
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

This may be apples to oranges (at least it's Ford to Ford), but I drag race a Cougar with a 289. I shift about 74-7500 RPM and cross the line about 6500. I run a stock oil pump and stock relief...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 999
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Installing Rear Hub On A '40

Hmm. I don't see the trans. low gear ratio figured in. I used 2.82 as the first gear ratio and came up with a total of 2144 ft. lbs. of torque to divide between the the two axles (minus drivetrain...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hard seats on exhaust only

Pete, does the 30 degree seat work for the intakes too? Thanks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 894
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

"other idiot drivers"?? What's wrong with holding a cell phone in one hand and a Big Mac in the other? I can steer with my knees, I'll have you know!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 894
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

What sounds like your engine over revving is really just fan noise. we are used to the silence of modern cars which makes us think an old car is ready to explode, just due to the noise level. Old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Mercury Block - Is it Too Far Gone?

And, would a "true" (pre-war) Mercury block be any better than a 59 series block? I believe all dimensions are the same between the two except for the valve angle difference.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: O/T paint can smoker question

But, while you can see smoke, you can't see vacuum! If you have a leak in the evap system, injecting smoke will pinpoint the leak. Whereas if you merely watch a vacuum gauge to see if it drops you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Rusted block, repairable?

Do you know any history of this engine? Was it stored outside or in a leaky shed for years? You should be able to find the blueprint dimension for the distance from the pan rail to the deck surface,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: piston rings 050

If you're going to file-fit the rings, make sure you check at the bottom of the ring travel. Cylinders wear more at the top than bottom, so are tapered. If you fit a ring to have the correct gap at...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-12-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: I got a helper coming Friday on T-Bird

Since she is an Electrical Engineer, ask her which is correct: electron theory or current theory? That is, does electrical current flow from the battery's negative post to the positive post, or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: '49-'53 8BA or 8CM Heads

EAB yes, but not EAC! EAC are Mercury heads, which have significantly larger combustion chambers to keep the compression down on the larger 4" stroke Merc engines.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Flathead FAQs

What about the 1932 Lincoln flathead V12 at 448 cubic inches?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 628
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: FORD/MERCURY 1939-1948...Differences (Re-Boot)

Yet, I've read that on Henry's trips to his winter home in Florida he rode in a Lincoln. Obviously he had figured long before that there was more money in selling a lot of low priced cars over...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Cam & transmission question

The problem with the choke trick is that you are washing down the cylinders with raw gas, diluting the oil, and fouling spark plugs. That's engine abuse:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Cam & transmission question

Well, no matter what you do to the exhaust, a stock cam will still sound like a stock cam. Even straight pipes will be pretty quiet at idle. Your girls will not be happy!
I think you can make a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Which Car-Like Vehicles Can Tow a Model A?

Best check with U-Haul. They have a list of approved vehicles, and if yours is not on it they will refuse to rent a trailer to you!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,985
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Take a gander at this.

Not sure which engines you mean with your question about direction of rotation. The Model A in a Pietenpol rotates the same direction as any other A, but I don't know about other aircraft engines. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,985
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Take a gander at this.

No fan??? Well then, what is that thing right there on the front of the aircraft?
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-04-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: T-1917 wrench

Probably 21/32". That was a fairly common size some years back, as were other /32" sizes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Check out this period foto 32 Phaeton

Maybe she grazed the curb while running down that critter now residing on her shoulders!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,324
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Rear exit manifolds for flathead 39 Ford

That would be interesting! Open it up to all flathead engines used in automobiles from, say 1920 to 1954. OEM blocks, cranks and heads only. Otherwise, anything goes! Use the Engine Masters...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,902
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Timed my roadster - now runs worse

Since the timing lever gives a total of 40 deg. advance when fully down, there would be no need to mess with the setting of the distributor cam! 40 deg. is more than enough advance, even for a worn...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,135
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Red face Re: Mystery Car

Notice how close the fenders are to the tires on the mystery car? I wonder if the right side fenders are that close?
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