Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 222
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Bill OH
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Bill OH
Re: dist cap problems again

My father had a 47 Ford truck with a 59AB equipped with a rabbit ear cap. Moisture was a problem. I have used the helmet distributor on three 38 Fords and I could run a garden hose on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,531
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

Set your plugs to .025 on a 6v system - try that. .035 is pretty wide.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Coil readings what it it telling me

Check for voltage at coil neg terminal, which will indicate if ballast resistor and ignition which are a closed circuit. If the coil has voltage at negative terminal, then check for voltage at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Stray Voltage?

Use an analog meter - digital is a no go.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,880
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Ignition Problem or Carb Problem

Pleased that you found the problem. I have had straps break off condensers, and a new condenser fail with a no start, but your problem was an education for me too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,880
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Ignition Problem or Carb Problem

You state that the spark is erratic when cranking like it is not hitting every cylinder. I still think that the points need looking into for spring tension and closing or binding. Points hanging...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,880
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Ignition Problem or Carb Problem

I run ,045 mains with #71 PVs in dual 97s on a 221 at 500 feet above sea level. I think .047 is toooo rich. Also connect an ohmmeter to distributor terminal on coil and the other clip to ground and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,285
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

I am running a Max 1 cam in a 221 driving a 3.54 with 6.00 x 16 tires and the sweet spot is at 65mph. I am running in flat county and the acceleration is good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By Bill OH
Re: My 36 Pickup

Attention getter - looks neat,— enjoy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,355
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Charlie stolded.....my version

I had the same great experience with Charlie that Ziggster experienced - a real delight. Charlie is a great asset for us.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Spark Plug Fouling

I would be very careful in going to a hotter plug - punch a hole in a piston. I used to run H9s in place of H10s in an 8ba in the 50s and BF32s in place of BF42 in a 352 ci Ford. Had good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Charlie in New York

Charlie sent me a diaphragm for my fuel pump at my request and he enclosed a bill with it.
Upon its receipt, I sent him a check. He is straight, forthright and a pleasure to know and do business...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Distributer timing fixture

I would suggest that you set the points at .015 - .016” clearance with a feeler gauge and establish TDC on the crank pulley using the hard stop method, which has been outlined in previous posts. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Tattersfield manifold with dual Strombergs

I have used standard main jets in 97s on a dual edelbrock manifold, but changed the power valves to #71 in place of #65s. With standard mains and 65 pvs, the engine would bog when the pvs were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,391
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Engine removal '38 deluxe

I have pulled the engine on a 38 and removed the hood, although you could support it straight up and did not remove the grill - removed the radiator. I made a lift hook that is a piece of angle iron...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Engine opinion

I stored a flatly full of used oil and when the time came to use it, I lifted it up, removed oil pan drain plug and no problems - engine turned over.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Spark plug wire terminal - Crimp, Solder, or neither?

I strip off 1/2” of insulation, insert the bare wire thru to hole in the terminal, fold the wire over and insert into the distributor cap. Bare wire tightens the connection.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Clutch finger adjustment in car

I have adjusted the fingers on a 9” in a V8. Yes, it is close, but I tied a line to the open end wrench to retrieve it in the event that it got dropped. Did not want to pull the transmission.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By Bill OH
Re: C59A - Purpose of threaded holes on block

I used the two right holes (as viewed from the flywheel) to mount the pointer for TDC.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Tighten up 37 brakes

Could you repost from a different computer?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Tighten up 37 brakes

I have posted on here before regarding the adjustment of cable brakes. I am assuming that all the shoes, springs, wedges and rollers are good and that the cables are lubed with white grease. Once...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By Bill OH
Re: cam gear timing 1936 LB engine

I would pull the heads, valves, lifters and the cam, then install a bolt on gear and cam, valves and heads. Inconvenient - yes, but if the gear strips in the future, not to difficult to replace. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Petronix better ?

Use points, condenser and skip’s coil - problems solved. Very dependable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Ticking noise?

Pull the fuel pump push rod and fire it up to see if noise is still present.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,833
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 1937 Ford question

Port Clinton on the lake. Catawba Island and not to far from Mon Ami Winery.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 222

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 AM.