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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cast iron surface rust removal

What year brake drums??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 39 lincoln zephyr

I always tell customers contemplating a 12 cylinder car---'a 12 cylinder car is to prove to your neighbors that you have made it in life and it doesn't matter how much it costs to fix your car'
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Are these EAB heads OK?

the right head may be worth cutting, left head i would say not to waste any more time or money on it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Battery Move

i bought a optima battery,didn't look at it or touch it for 16 years hidden unbder the floor is a good place for it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,212
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

I was cruising and there wasn't enough traffic to regulate my speed, I got stopped by police, when asked I said I was probably going over 50 a bit--- you were going 62 in a 50 he said, next it was "...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 33 Cabriolet window frame "support rod"

My 36 conv sedan has similar rod and nuts. thats something I havn't taken apart ,motorcycle wheel spokes might be a source
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Question about 32-34 spindles

Perhaps it was a way of making shock mounts
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Recommended hole size for drive rivits

Pick a drill a few thousands larger than the base diameter of the rivit, the round part before the raised part
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,325
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Speedometer stopped working on my 29

Try auto parts store for universal replacement inner cable ,these you cut to length you want and crimp the end on in a vice, you can make a longer one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Early Allen vacuum meter

take plastic face shield and cut one out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,085
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Repairing radiator puncture

Most radiator shops will rip out the tube at each end and solder over the hole in the tank, it will look ugly, for a small hole in the tube on the face of it gently pushing the fins away, carefully...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,305
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Oil grooves

The block picture may not be the best it's original babbitt
The caps are NOS, what you would get at the dealer if you were pouring the mains, the factory put the oil wells in already
When I had my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Differfential Gear Ratio - Determining

Move car so valve stem is up( I use rf wheel), put in 3rd, make mark on crank pulley, roll car ahead watching mark on pulley till valve stem is up again, a little over 4 turns =4:11, 3,3/4==3:78. If...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,641
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

I have found that new production wheel cylinders need to be taken apart and inspected, some have the holes drilled wrong, the feed holes drilled off center (cut the shoe tab so the piston is out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Not enough power up hills....

looks more model T to me
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Nut size on the generator pulley

most likely the available bolt was too long ,so a larger nut was slipped over to act as a spacer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: tire pressure

The instruction book says 35lbs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Generator not charging - maybe ?

If it's a original cutout the top is spot welded on
If you take off the belt, take wire Aoff and touch to B the generator should turn( called motoring), this will do 2 things, first it will polarize...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: tilloston gasket seepage

of course if you use sealant on both sides of the gasket you will need a new gasket every time you take it apart and have a bit of work to get the gasket/glue off the surfaces
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Drivetrain Advice Needed

Here's a Columbia chart that lists different transmission ratios/rpm
Worried about going 65--?? The 39 with the 60hp , 4:44 rear had no trouble cruising at 65-70 on the level ground, when it dropped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Horn Shorted. rebuild or repair??

Slip some plastic/paper under brushes, if still draw its the field windings
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 38 sedan

Lubricating the springs will soften the ride ,the spring center bolt should have a fitting, it looks like a grease fitting, but spring lube is thin oil 75/25 with talc, chassis grease will clog the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: An aluminum pulley for a detachable fan

I think it was the cheapest option in the 60s jc whitney catalogue
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1936 Ford Convertible Trunk Back Sedan Top Irons

I didn't think to measure the iron from pivot to screw hole, I measured the green bow, inside 64" tip to tip, 51" third hole to third hole from the center of the pivot to outside of bow I got...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,693
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: New Flathead “Steaming” Exhaust

You say 8 is the bottom in the picture, but on 8ba the larger water passages on the end are in the rear of the block, could the gasket have been on backwards??
I recently worked on a packard, the...
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