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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Starter issues?

Re Phill's post, select top gear.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,963
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Trans Synchro Ring Wear

Ther is another aspect of wear that many people do not consider when attempting to fix a problem gearbox that causes jumping out of gear.

If you go back to Macs pictures there is a ring of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2016, 02:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,265
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Catastrophic crank failure.

Can you post pictures of the break? Was there an old crack?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,512
Posted By Bluebell
Re: How do I check king pins for wear, 41 coupe

The bit that Seth missed out after his first paragraph was:
Once you have established there is play (a vertical wobble) you then have someone apply the brakes.
Then you check it again. If it still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Head bolts lessons learned

Maybe no piston to head clearance?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Flywheels

Following on from JSeery, The flywheel is, as it was, Henry Ford's design of choice, having factored in his chosen specs of everything else;
The fuel available,
The weight of the car / truck and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,428
Posted By Bluebell
Re: '35 Gear Grinding in 1st & Reverse

As the original poster said it only happens after 30 minutes of running, I have a question that is from a different angle.
How fast is the engine idling at when it's hot?
If your throttle spindle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,825
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Rear end setup. Not easy is it?

Well Mart, I just don't know what to say.:eek:
All that top notch advice and now this.:) (not really meaning to poke you in the eye:)) The stuff below is for those that don't know, from someone who...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2016, 04:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,825
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Rear end setup. Not easy is it?

Mart, for pinion preload, if you know the spec and don't have the Ford tool.
Fix a long piece of steel to the pinion. equal lengths out both sides so it is balanced. then hang a given weight to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Break-in process failure

A few other things you might consider or dismiss:

Are the guides and stems in spec?
Are there seals on the guides?
Did it burn oil under acceleration? or on overrun?
Is the air filter clean...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,407
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Brake Residual Valves

Thanks guys for the help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,407
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Brake Residual Valves

J Seery, This is not something of my composition. It is a Bren Carrier built by New Zealand Railways in 1940. NZR. cast their own backing plates and drums and used Canadian Ford truck(Wagner...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Decode flathead casting

Bruce, Every Universal Carrier produced by Ford of Canada had an oil cooler and the third hole in the block. The first one rolled off the line on 8th Feb 1941.
Prior to that British built carriers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,407
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Brake Residual Valves

Thanks V8 Bob and Rich.B. I can still learn.
I have here been alerted to a possible problem that I previously hadn't thought existed.
I have a situation where the master cylinder (Ford 91T - 1 1/4"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,407
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Brake Residual Valves

They also hold fluid in the line, which helps to maintain a high , firm pedal, and this helps also to reduce the response time.
With regard the fast release letting air in: It is the return springs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,352
Posted By Bluebell
Re: 2 bolt dist. to 3 bolt cover

To Mart.
At this point, I would just like to re state the last 3 lines of Alan's post #7.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Trying to ID parts

The same internals , cluster, mainshaft gears, reverse idler, selector forks and shafts etc. are interchangeable with the Dodge (New Process) WC series, 4 speed crash boxes of WWII. Post war Clark...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,211
Posted By Bluebell
Re: So my 41 doesn't have an oil filter, what options

In support of Cecils post, many large plant items run both types of filter, basically because a full flow filter can only catch the larger rocks (because the oil has to go through relatively un...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By Bluebell
Re: radiator cap

Jan P. I have no idea what year radiator you are talking about, but here goes, with my thoughts on a mid 40's era radiator.

My guess is that it depends on what your radiator was built for. Here...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,615
Posted By Bluebell
Re: What jets should I be using?

You cannot read your tail pipe colour or spark plug colour as easily as we used to with the old leaded petrol. I think it tends to look a bit sooty now, when the mix is about right.
The 41 to 47...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2016, 04:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,211
Posted By Bluebell
Re: So my 41 doesn't have an oil filter, what options

Roughly speaking, when you think that 10 percent of the oil bypasses to the filter. That means in theory that every 10 times the oil goes around, 100 percent has been through the filter. With only a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,211
Posted By Bluebell
Re: So my 41 doesn't have an oil filter, what options

Oil has changed a lot. The last posters comment is important.
The recommendation used to be for a monograde oil because it transferred heat better than multigrades.
JWL posted some good info on oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,553
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Electronic ignition for flatheads

Mart, is it programmable, like a Megasquirt?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,553
Posted By Bluebell
Re: Electronic ignition for flatheads

Pertronix does one for the 42-46 distributors. It (the reluctor) replaces the points and does away with the condensor. It comes on a base plate that adjusts the timing with the screw in the side,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2016, 03:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,354
Posted By Bluebell
Re: distributor

Jseery, I think you can buy a gear that bolts onto the cam with the gear mounting bolts, as long as you already have a cam with a bolt on gear. (which a std 46 would be)
So yes Trucker 46, I...
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