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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By Crankster
Re: Flathead Spark plug Thread Repair

Since you've the heads off already it is a simple matter to use a time-sert, I used these for a Lawn-Boy jug with stripped plug threads and they work really slick. Aluminum accepts a tap like butter,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,088
Posted By Crankster
Re: Clear Distributor Cap

Well not to be outdone, Clem has 'em too!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,088
Posted By Crankster
Re: Clear Distributor Cap

I think Mike's has them back in stock. $12.95
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,088
Posted By Crankster
Re: Clear Distributor Cap

Does Mike's have them?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2022, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Crankster
Re: 50/50 antifreeze and Water Wetter

"Water Wetter" is intended for use in a water only cooling system, for example when track regulations prohibit glycol coolant. I can't really see any need or benefit in normal applications when using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 01:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,088
Posted By Crankster
Clear Distributor Cap

Gunson Colortune


https://www.gunson.co.uk/techtorque/Colortune-See-inside-the-combustion-chamber
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,379
Posted By Crankster
Re: piston ring end gap spacing ?

The piston ring manufacturers recommend staggering them at installation. Maybe it's only an issue for a brief period during the first few minutes of operation, or during break-in, to help guard...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,180
Posted By Crankster
Re: Pertronix Nightmare

Thanks for that link. That's about the coolest thing I've seen all day, though it's still early yet.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,180
Posted By Crankster
Re: Pertronix Nightmare

Was that an "original recipe" Ignitor, or was it one of those fancy pants variable dwell & rev limited variants?

The Ignitor I is about as simple as it gets and the particular one I always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Crankster
Re: Analog engine analyzer info needed

I think there's some truth to that, or at least the perception but keep in mind the Sun machines in particular were pretty expensive. I was told they were usually leased, not outright purchased.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Crankster
Re: Analog engine analyzer info needed

Yeah, the "Engine Analyzer" moniker had the odor of at least a little bit of marketing wankery to it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-08-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,344
Posted By Crankster
Transmission Removal Tips

Use your special Checkbook tool! :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By Crankster
Re: Checking a coil

Couple things just from a quick take - New condensers are notorious for being defective, and will dependably cause trouble. I would suspect that, at least before condemning the ignition coil. Points...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By Crankster
Re: Checking a coil

Without specialised test equipment, there's only some rudimentary tests that can be performed. They will weed out the duds, but that's about it. Ignition or high voltage is strange stuff. And as many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Crankster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By Crankster
Re: Checking a coil

General check is to measure ohms resistance of both the primary and secondary windings. This will tell you whether it "should" work. Both ignition coils and condensers are tested at normal operating...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Crankster
Re: Dead/ shorted battery cell

While maybe it doesn't happen often, it isn't exactly unknown for batteries to (sometimes) explode under certain conditions, consequently sticking my face in the way of a battery with a possible...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By Crankster
Re: Voltage Regulator Comment

I plead guilty, sorry about that. This thread is titled for regulators, and this advice is given so often ... it's just a given!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Crankster
Re: Dead/ shorted battery cell

A shorted or "reversed" cell is going to be quickly evident by the open circuit voltage alone, it's kind of a diagnostic. In a 12 volt battery it will show 10.5 volts, or near enough. Simple...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By Crankster
Re: Voltage Regulator Comment

Reading the various Ford and OEM service docs published over the years they are always very insistent about never using sandpaper of any kind to dress regulator point contacts, with lots of warnings...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-02-2022, 12:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 913
Posted By Crankster
Re: 1966 289 no start

That's definitely "a" issue. It might be interesting to see just how far off (late, or retarded) the valve timing might be. N.b., this is different than ignition timing.

A quick & dirty method is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
Posted By Crankster
Re: Antifreeze Concentrate VS 50/50 Mix

Is there some reason to doubt a 50/50 mix is not adequate to -34 below or performs as advertised? Seems to me, we would have heard about this by now. Glycol engine coolants became almost universal by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Crankster
Re: Battery Cables

Outfitted my truck with an entire set of their 2/0 starter and ground cables, thought the price fair and turnaround was quick. Higher cost than the generic cables sold at the auto parts stores but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
Posted By Crankster
Re: Antifreeze Concentrate VS 50/50 Mix

Certainly, but as I get older, I'm of the mind that the "preferred method" is to live somewhere it doesn't freeze!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
Posted By Crankster
Re: Antifreeze Concentrate VS 50/50 Mix

OK, maybe, was just trying to decipher the logic there.
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