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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 821
Posted By donald1950
Re: Header Suggestion

i would personally recommend cast iron headers, like Fenton, as they do not radiate heat like the metal pipe tube headers do. Fentons will help keep under hood temps lower. i found that out when i...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By donald1950
Re: 49 vs 50 car water pumps

totally agree with the 2 belt redundancy statement.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By donald1950
Re: New Stromberg 97 jetting help

Charlie, i worked for the Bell System and i can follow instructions very well.... thank you so very much.... Don
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By donald1950
Re: New Stromberg 97 jetting help

Sal, in browsing a Hemmings article on Stromberg airflow of 97s (155 cfm) and the new 81s (125 cfm) it got me to thinking (and for me that is dangerous as my career was in the telephone industry).
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By donald1950
Re: New Stromberg 97 jetting help

Flatjack9, i think the thinking is that the 200 cu in 4 banger is close to the 221 cu in V8s so every thing should work out pretty close.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By donald1950
Re: New Stromberg 97 jetting help

Sal, i am not trying to richen the carb i want to lean it somewhat. Charlie is sending me a 68 PV as he thinks the one currently in the carb may be leaking.... i do not drive the car hard enough for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By donald1950
Re: New Stromberg 97 jetting help

Jembow & Terry, when i purchased the 97 from Clive he told me it would work fine just as it came out of the box. nothing has been changed so it is as it came with 0.045 inch main jets and a Number 65...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By donald1950
Re: New Stromberg 97 jetting help

Charlie, how do i contact you to talk about power valves and getting several new ones from you? Don
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By donald1950
Re: New Stromberg 97 jetting help

Flathead, K&N filter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By donald1950
Re: New Stromberg 97 jetting help

John, yes i do and it is 2.5 # of pressure. it is not blowing past the inlet valve it is the jetting. tail pipe & plugs a bit sooty...... Don
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By donald1950
New Stromberg 97 jetting help

i have a new English Stromberg 97 on a stock 1930 model A with factory jetting per Cleve. i know it is running rich with the factory jetting, as I do not need a choke it to start the car. but has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By donald1950
Re: Rear spring alignment 49

when i put an 8" in my 50, i removed the spring pads from the axle housing carefully with an angle grinder to cut just the welds, rehung the springs then centered the axle with the springs aligned...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By donald1950
Re: B Motor problems

153 chevy motors are hard to find especially with manifolds. just bought a new ($3200) GM Vortec 3.0 (188 cu in) forklift motor, that is essentially a bored & stroked 153. found an intake and exhaust...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By donald1950
Re: T5 Bellhousing

i used a hole saw and drilled a 1 inch hole so i could see the throw out bearing clearance, then used the silver air duct tape to seal it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,895
Posted By donald1950
Re: Bellhousing indexing

back in the late 60 my engine builder used a dial indicator on attached to the flywheel with the adapter on the motor and an empty transmission case input shaft hole to center and zero the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,558
Posted By donald1950
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

i carry a 2 1/2 gallon VP fuel container about half full in the trunk of my model A. the caps on the jug are well fitted and seal very well. And i check the trunk for fumes each time i drive it and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By donald1950
Re: 50 Car Differential Question

i have used an 8" from a maverick but it MUST be a maverick with front drum brakes. used an angle grinder to remove the spring perches and then installed and centered the housing and slid the perches...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,374
Posted By donald1950
Re: Bruce lancaster

wishing the best for him.......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By donald1950
Re: Speedometer Gear

just use your existing spedo gear. only time you would change spedo gears is if you changer differential ratio....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,008
Posted By donald1950
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

DougE, the oiling problems with upper end oiling was more than just with the quality of oil. there were inherent Y block design issues that caused rocker arm shafts to suffer from lack of oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,008
Posted By donald1950
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

not all the 49 and up transmissions are interchangeable. rear motor mounts, clutch linkage attachments were distinct to 49 - 51 & were different for various years and internals (gear sets) changed in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By donald1950
Re: Gauge wizards - need some help

the Ron Francis output, as i recall was about 6.5 to 6.75V.... gauges worked fine. gas, oil pressure and water temp and heater fan...... i used the VR4 unit. it has been on my 53 for 4 years with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By donald1950
Re: Gauge wizards - need some help

on all the cars i converted to 12 V i used one of these Ron Francis solid state voltage reducers. on one 1950 car i ran the gauges and the hearer fan on the reducer with no problems. had too many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By donald1950
Re: Electric lockout on 49 OD

i believe the governor wire will connect directly to the OD relay on the firewall.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,533
Posted By donald1950
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/WEB-KIT-0808_TACHOMETER?fromCategory=Products/model-a/gauges
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