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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,326
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Which Cam

Thanks, Ron I'm building a 296 with either 81A or EAB heads (depends on which block I use) for my '40 sedan. Would the L-100 work on the street?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,326
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Which Cam

I've heard the L-100 described as the "smiley cam". Does this mean it has a nice lopey idle, but is not a good cam for a street car?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,588
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Loss of Hot Rod Deluxe

The beauty of a print magazine is that you can read it at your leisure. Reread that last paragraph if you need to. Read it from back to front if you like! (Ever turn to the inside back cover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Engine Machining

Thanks for the info! The reason I asked about so-called "vapor lock" was because of the wide variations in auto gas vapor pressure. I remember being at the top of Pike's Peak with a carbureted '86...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: new B motor running issue

Did the same guy rebuild both carbs? Maybe he made the same mistake on both. It happens!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Engine Machining

It's hard to tell from the picture, but I don't see much of a radius on the journals. Could this have caused the crank to break?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Engine Machining

GPierce, Just curious: Does the auto fuel contain ethanol? (I would think not.) And how high can you fly before "vapor lock" becomes a problem?
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-22-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: early ford development water cooled vs air cooled

Takes a lot of air to cool an air-cooled engine which means a big fan which uses up a lot of power. Plus an oil cooler is usually used as the oil gets real hot! Air cooled VW's had an oil cooler...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-22-2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Looking for a better rear end

What was done to beef up the GT500 axle?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,588
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Loss of Hot Rod Deluxe

In a sense, no one to blame but ourselves! Ask yourself: "Where have I been getting my parts, from a Magazine ad, or off the internet?" When we quit patronizing the companies that advertise in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Larger intake valves

Don't overlook the fact that the 305 has smaller cylinder bores, thus shrouding the intake valves.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

No holdover here! The flathead did not have a 'tang and slot' oil pump drive. It was gear drive off the back of the camshaft. Oil pump was at the rear of the block, distributor was mounted to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Larger intake valves

If the valves and seats are in good shape, just do the usual regrind. Being larger won't hurt a thing (and by itself probably not help much for power). It may have been done to repair worn out...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-20-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

This is just one example that proves Henry was right when he said that "History is more or less bunk!", meaning that so-called historians are not factual. They leave facts out, embellish some...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-20-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

Wait a minute! Henry had been dead 7 years by then! Those "historians" must have been making stuff up!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: valve question

Actually, no! Valve stem width has nothing to with the cam lobe ramps. It is the bottom of the lifter (Ford called them "pushrods") that contacts the cam lobe. All flathead lifters have the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,779
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

I too failed the light holding contest. Seems I wanted to see what Dad was doing so the light somehow was shining in his eyes when I held the light so I could see!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-15-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Carrier side play

Jack, Have you been inside this N's engine? I'm curious about the crankshaft: Is it cast or whittled out of a billet, or adapted from a K engine? Just wondering how Henry did a one-off engine. ...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-13-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Carrier side play

I assume this car came after the K, and supposedly the K soured Henry on six cylinder engines, so did his hot rod tendencies override his dislike of sixes? (We may never know.)
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-13-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Carrier side play

Thanks! I recently saw a photo of a newspaper clipping from back in the day about Henry blowing off the high dollar cars of the day. Is that an actual clipping, or a later made up story? Also,...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-12-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Carrier side play

Is this Henry's special made six cylinder N that he terrorized the streets of Detroit with?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,652
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

There were a lot of T's that came from the factory in colors other than black.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Is this a bad idea?

You're right! My 1940 car manual says for temperatures lower than 10 below F. use 10W oil with 10% kerosene. The 8N tractor manual recommended dumping a quart of gasoline into the crankcase while...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1950 F1 with Merc flathead

Due to "games politicians play" US car companies had to 'rebrand' their vehicles sold in Canada for awhile. Thus Ford tucks were labelled Mercury, Chev cars became Pontiac, Dodge trucks became...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,622
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: BULLETT Mustang sold today at Mecum auction for:

This reminds me of that old wise saying: "A fool and his money are soon parted"!
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