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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By drolston
Re: Echlin condensers

Can type condensers with layers of paper and foil have a shelf life, but it is measured in decades.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By drolston
Re: 1936 ford front end

The spring can be removed easily and safely using a small floor jack, or even a old screw/scissor jack. I would not use a bottle jack.

First jack the front of the car up a few inches, not enough...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By drolston
Re: Temp gauge all over the place

If temp sensor connection goes open circuit anyplace, the gauge will go from normal indication to full hot. That can happen if there is a loose connection or the points within the sensor in the left...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By drolston
Re: 1941 Ford Radiator

If it is just laid over vanes and not leaks, they can be straightened. I spent a couple hours with a pair of metal fingernail files straightening the fins/vanes on the '41 truck radiator I put into...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By drolston
Re: factory fan cfm

Pretty sure the 32 - 38 generator mounted fan was geared up with a smaller diameter pulley than the crank pulley. Have to concede that 42 - 48 are not.

I vaguely remember a discussion on this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By drolston
Re: factory fan cfm

I can't tell you the CFM, but I can tell you that whatever it is, it is not enough at idle on a hot day. Two problems: The fan turns at crank speed which is substantially lower than belt driven...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,357
Posted By drolston
Re: Happiness Is.....

Family and Fords together is the best. Big smile this afternoon watching my wife take off in her 1934 Ford pickup (barn truck) to get some special hay for a sick horse. My toys have to earn their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By drolston
Re: starter/sol II

Ouch! That's a new one. For that to happen, the ring gear on the flywheel may have shifted. Can you look around the armature to see if the ring gear is flush with the back of the flywheel? If not,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By drolston
Re: Carb Spacer

Most vapor lock occurs from alcohol boiling in the fuel pump, because the metal pump is mounted close to the engine block with only a very thin gasket, and is in the back, partially shielded from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By drolston
Re: Symptoms of worn out sector shaft?

How much free play is there in your steering? It is important that this be tested with the wheels straight ahead. So drive straight ahead for a good distance and stop. Then, when parked with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By drolston
Re: #4 Piston Removal

Ditto Ron. What is the basis for your diagnosis? Valve noise can be mistaken for wrist pin. Check the valve clearance on #4 before you tear it down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By drolston
Re: Multiple Carbs

Or, run progressive linkage adjusted so that the secondaries do not start to open until half throttle on the center/primary. With opening that late the secondaries will probably not reach full open...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By drolston
Re: Just a little nostalgia

A little California-centric, but I had the same complaint about Hot Rod Magazine, and kept my subscription for at least ten years. Back East the hot rod story started with boot leggers and ended up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By drolston
Re: starter or solenoid problem.

Easy battery test for a solenoid that clicks but does not crank and cable connections are good: Hit the starter with the headlights on. If they do not dim at all, the solenoid contacts are not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By drolston
Re: Low end

Maybe float set too high, or debris in the float valve, or fuel pump pressure too high, causing minor flooding at low power. If you smell gasoline when things are getting jerky, that is a dead...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By drolston
Re: 1937 Deluxe Turing Four-Door Sedan value?

Put a few rounds of 38 caliber into the side and advertise it as a gangster car; they loved four doors! Should bring $20k+
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,425
Posted By drolston
Re: 8BA compression issues

Have you verified that crank gear to cam gear is properly timed, per Kurt NJ suggestion?

Very unlikely that valve clearance is the problem on all 8 cylinders. Probably rusty valve stems causing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By drolston
Re: 1949 Ford f5 1.5 ton dump truck need info

Those valves and lift cylinders were generally designed to be easily rebuilt with hoses and seals, regardless of brand. Take your parts to your local truck repair shop and I bet they will be able...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By drolston
Re: Heater Core

What is wrong with it. Why won't they attempt repair? Have you found an old time radiator repair shop, versus the more common parts-replacers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By drolston
Re: 35 Ford Wont Crank

You can check the foot actuated starter switch by shorting across its' terminals with a screwdriver. If no crank, loosen the connections on the switch, wiggle them back and forth and retighten. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By drolston
Re: Rebuilt engine

Yeah, if you bought a rebuilt short block from Western Auto, you knew it had never been run. But it if it cam from H&H you knew it had been started and run on a test stand. Just suggesting that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By drolston
Re: Rebuilt engine

Was the engine run on a test stand after the rebuild? If not sure, I would worry about the cam lube having run off. In any case, I would do the initial oil priming and test run with Valvoline...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By drolston
Re: Master cylinder bleeding

By bleeding the brakes cylinders, you also bleed any air from the Master Cylinder. Attach a clear tube from the nipple on the bleed valve down to the catch jar. Crack open the bleeder valve (maybe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By drolston
Re: On the horn now

Connect a volt meter set on the 10 volt DC scale between a bare spot on the horn itself and a good chassis ground, or the battery ground strap. Push the horn button and watch the volt meter. If it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By drolston
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