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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 59AB bearings

[QUOTE=flatjack9;1955840]If those are Ford bearings, the part # will be inscribed in the groove in the rod bearing. As noted, measure the thickness to determine wear.[/QUOTE


Might add that if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 59a oil pump capacity.

Well, McCulloch superchargers were popular back in the '30's and '40's so the original oil pumps worked then. Should work now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 59AB bearings

They look OK visually, but it would be best to mike them and compare to the original specs. The main inserts may have the size stamped on the back (std. or how much undersize). If the engine has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: "Ace Mechanic" name

As I read, there was a spring loaded switch on the control stick that the pilot pressed to cut the ignition. This was especially noticeable when landing.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Duel exhaust

It's strange that in this computer age a company can't make an exhaust kit that fits! Back in the day every corner gas station had racks of tailpipes and head pipes that fit. In cold climates...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-22-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Mile-o-matic blows fluid out filler on cold start

To avoid any chance of damaging a seal with air pressure, just adapt a length of hose (like heater hose) to the filler tube and use lung pressure. Blow a breath in. If the vent is plugged, the air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: % Year Antifreeze

Yes, there are antifreeze additive supplements available, as well as test strips to dip into the radiator. Just check at a heavy truck shop.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

You could, but remember, the moment you install it and start the engine it is no longer New Old Stock! It's just another 90 year old used belt!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

As the old saying goes: "That's where a fool and his money are soon parted"!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Gasoline flow

A question about all this "crank until you get oil pressure"advice: What about the cam lobes and the lifters? After years of sitting, there will not be any oil on the lobes or lifters! So there's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 111,410
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model A related story

Never had to worry about a cracked block leaking water into the oil, did he!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Mixing grease

X2! You have obviously "been there, done that"!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Mixing grease

It's hard to imagine that a car has never been greased in 90 years! If that is really the case, every kingpin, every tie rod end, etc. is either worn out or seized and in need of replacement, in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,209
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

Right. It's not exactly rocket science! Well, it might be for some. My point is, If we want overdrive and ask for how-to ideas, there's no need for naysayers to put us down. If they don't want...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,209
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

Where did you get such unfounded advice?? I doubt it was from anyone who owns an overdrive equipped vehicle! I would suggest that you find someone who has an overdrive equipped vehicle and go for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: ZDDP oil additive

You don't need the ZDDP.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,209
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

I just found a reference on Hemmings to a special solenoid with a longer nose to clear the crossmember on trucks and convertibles. Said it was very rare. This may have been what I was thinking...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,209
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

First thing, don't give up! You will love having that overdrive! The naysayers like their T5's and their measly 5 speeds, but you will have a 6 speed trans! (Although an extra switch is usually...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: My 46 turned on me

Fuel starvation? Lean stumble/backfire? Maybe from trash in the gas tank?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: timing light

YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE! The ignition timing on a stock model A is set with the timing lever, located on the left side of the steering column. The initial timing procedure, once done accurately, is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,670
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

I say "misdiagnosis" here. Properly torqued rod nuts don't back off like that! More likely, that shop owner told the new kid to torque the rods and "Don't forget the cotter keys!" When the holes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,670
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

So how many documented cases are there of a body separating from the frame after hitting a pothole? Does anyone have pictures?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-27-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What color were OEM engine blocks in 1957?

No! No! No! Chevy orange is NOT the correct color for a '57 Ford engine!! Ford red is much redder than Chevy's orange.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: MARC dues, regular vs. "air mail" of Model "A" News

Sounds like a holdover from the "good old days"!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-27-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,877
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dip Stick

On the other hand, getting down and under every time you drive the car will help keep your body limber. "Use it or lose it"!
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