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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: valve seat cutter

could it be a serdi micro 2000 you are thinking of?, I have one, not well tooled though, have used it several times, needs setup for each seat, pieces are kind of pricey, it uses a live pilot that is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Procedure for check bearing clearance

Use foil, not much need for interpretation--- and even long on the shelf foil is still good, plastigauge dries out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 519
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Comments on these leak-down test results

If you fix the valve sealing problem it should run smoother at low rpm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Tight Valve Guides

I have adjusted guide outside diameters many times with a drill press, just a little using sandpaper and "shoeshine " ,if the whole length needs adjusted I use a close fitting bolt/ nut and chuck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 8BA in a 35/36

I have given this some thought, a 53 merc is one of my engine options
There's thermostat housings that are made for the larger hoses

I am pretty sure I can drill for oil to 37-48 pumps, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gas Cap leaks

What kind of primer are you using?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Brake flaring tool & tube straightener suggestions

I have the mastercool hydraulic flairing tool, and one at work, that along with using the copper/ nickel pipe has made it easy, near perfect every time
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,467
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Loose Rod

I have used the tapered shims behind the inserts--- I was shown how to use them in school. Was a Datsun 510 that ran with coolant in the oil, inserts all down to copper, crankshaft had some scoring,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Reserve Oil Can

There's some pictures in our local city hall-- closed to public for now due to the covid19, in the 60s I remember 7 gas stations here, city of about 3000 at the time, 3 at one intersection-- a Gulf,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cam spring and button

What about the other guys car--- has that been fixed---- has either of the cars been inspected by the guy that did the work
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Reserve Oil Can

Even the SM Citroen had a place for the oil can--- I don't know of American cars having them---but then Citroen kept the hand crank option into the 70s, it disappeared here soon after ww2---- perhaps...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,000
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gen charging Q

Most likely it is a normal cutout, just a switch, then there are modifications to cutouts, --a diode cutout works the same as original cutout, these can be jumped out to check , then there is "fun...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,467
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Loose Rod

If you don't have measuring tools Use aluminum foil--- figure how many layers lock it up--try the rod and bearing on a different journal see if it fits different -

Guess I should have asked which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 963
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Overheating Flathead

The radiator on my 36 would flow the diameter of the hoses---- but when I looked in with a borescope 25% of the tubes were clogged ----
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 12 volt conversion question

I prefer to have people think I have 12 volt system--- fast cranking, bright light, not afraid of night driving, it's all in the details, proper restoration , not having painted surfaces in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Air Cleaner Mystery!!

If there is a screen or metal mesh packed in the cap that serves as flame arrester
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Is My Cam Going Flat?

If the clearance changes on the base circle that lobe is not ground correct
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Starter on 8BA won't turn when HOT. What gives?

crank for 15 seconds with ignition off ----then feel all wires and connections, if you get burned look there
when you put the cables on what condition were the nuts and washers ---the power coming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Changing distributor points

45years, and they came with the car, 35 years A&L condenser
When people drove cars with points the quality most times are better than modern production
Many time points are changed way too soon,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Timing procedure on 59AB?

I don't know how to do a link, I googled "ford flathead distributor timing" ----there will be a picture showing 2 rulers, look at that, this is what i used when i had a 46 and no special tools

it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Seat springs: paint or no?

When I am at a car show one of the places I look is down inside the doors through the window opening--- it's surprising how many perfect outside prize winners restoration with nothing done to restore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Universal water temp sensor

you need a O1A-10889 heat bulb adapter ---its listed in the parts book for when a later engine is used to replace early engine with temp bulb in the waterpunmp to adapt to the pipe threads in later...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Low oil pressure solved

Years ago we started to have some cars towed in with wheels that fell off, they all had one thing in common. They just got tires put on at the local warehouse club-- eventually we asked the guy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Greasing a front spring on a 39 pickup

I have had nos springs apart that were set up for spring lube---no grease inside

I had a 46 that the springs were greased---rode bad
had a 39 that always had spring lube---rode very well
spring...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Greasing a front spring on a 39 pickup

Grease clogs the passages, use spring lube, its thin like automatic transmission fluid--- originally about 75% ice machine oil,rest talc with a dash of ground asbestos
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