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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:16 PM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:14 PM
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Re: Eab

Yes, 239 c i

Issued in '52-'53 Ford
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Condenser

Is the size of your condenser necessitated by the construction or for nostalgia look?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-23-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Resistor for coil on 1956 Thunderbird

The wire from your ignition switch goes to one end of the resistor. The other end of the resistor goes to the "+" , or battery side of the coil. The "-", or "dist" side of the coil goes to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,344
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Another Huge Loss to me

I remember you restoring a truck for your Dad, and going back to see him when you could. Take comfort in the fact that you loved and honored him when you could. May God's grace comfort you in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By 40cpe
Re: electric fans

I have a '38 which has the tall, narrow radiator like your '34. The shroud doesn't cover the entire core, so I placed it at the bottom for clearance. Mine is on an 8BA engine. I used the 16 series...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By 40cpe
Re: New Gauges for 39 Deluxe

do those gauges fit the factory holes in the '37-'39 dash?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Voltage to points

Following up on this thread: I have gotten a good education on ignition resistance theory from all you good folk's comments and facts. In looking for an amp meter I could depend on, on ebay I found...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By 40cpe
Re: What do you think?

Proper clutch adjustment and the viscosity of the transmission oil help slow the clutch disc to minimize first gear grinding. Depending on where you live, you might consider changing the transmission...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Hood hinges

Try this link to the page of hinges.
http://www.autometaldirect.com/advanced_search_result.php?filter=&keywords=hood+hinge&x=0&y=0

Marcus, I think it was the ";" after the .com that killed the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Hood hinges

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Yep, me too.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-14-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By 40cpe
Re: T85 transmission question

As stated by those above, The clutch disc is spinning at engine RPM when you press the clutch. The parasitic drag of the transmission is supposed to slowly stop the disc from spinning. It should stop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By 40cpe
Re: difference in 6 volt and 12 volt ignition ?

I sounds like you are on the right track. The Bosch "blue coil" #00012 made in brazil is listed to have 3.4 ohms resistance. You could use any coil with 1.5 primary resistance with a 1.8 ohm ballast...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By 40cpe
Re: SBC / 8BA distributors

I have your advance adjuster in mine and I have used it. I have an L100 in my 276" 8BA. On deceleration (like approaching a stop sign in high gear) my car "surges" or "bucks" from about 12-1300 rpm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Mechanical Oil pressure gauge fittings

What kind of fitting attaches the an-4 to the gauge?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Crazy Tachometer Behaviour

I bought an Autometer tach that had your symptoms with a pertronix unit and spiral core wires. AM tech said it was RF interference and a shielded pick up wire would stop it. It didn't, so I put...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Voltage to points

Thank you for the very helpful information. We all seem to be on the same page as far as the amount of resistance. I'm going to order a Fluke multimeter that will measure up to 10 amps and try to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Voltage to points

I don't mind swapping to the Ford coil, but the resistance measures the same. Do you have the resistance value of the wire feeding your Falcon coil?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Voltage to points

I had a Pertronix unit in the distributor at one time using this coil. The name doesn't mean anything, just the ohms. I have a few more coils on the shelf, one being an old Ford yellow top coil, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Voltage to points

Jack, thank you for that perspective and it certainly makes sense. Those readings were close to the advertised values for the ballast and the coil and what I got from checking with a Fluke meter....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Voltage to points

I tried to check the running amps at the coil with an older Craftsman clamp type digital DC amp meter and it just jumped around between 1 and 3 amps. I then used a harbor freight digital meter in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Voltage to points

Thanks Koates, I'll get that reading tomorrow before changing the capacitor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Voltage to points

I have another capacitor I'll try and see if it changes the voltage to the points.

Thanks for the direction, I hadn't suspected a capacitor issue.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Voltage to points

Resting battery voltage was 12.3v. With key on, points closed battery read 12.1V. The 5v at the coil was taken using a cheap analog meter and a digital meter. So the capacitor could be responsible...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By 40cpe
Re: Voltage to points

I did measure it, with a Fluke meter. It read 1.4 ohms.

How do the voltages at the coil and points look?
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