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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

Yes, the rotor tip position controls where the spark goes, but not when! The "when" (or the "timing") of spark occurring is at the moment of the points opening. Point opening is not determined by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

"The spark happens when the points open." Thus timing of the spark is determined by point opening. Rotor position has no effect on when the spark occurs. Rotor position is fixed by the slot in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

That goes without saying. Setting the points first is just standard procedure. But as points wear, initial timing (lever up) changes a little and we compensate with a few clicks of the lever. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

"Points gap affects timing"? Only when the advance lever is completely up or completely down. Otherwise timing is totally controlled by the position of the advance lever. Most drivers seem to set...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,381
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: 1,381
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: 1,804
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: 1,408
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: 953
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: 1,408
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: 1,408
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: 13
Views: 443
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: 29
Views: 1,129
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: 1,804
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: 574
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: 27
Views: 967
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: 574
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: 27
Views: 967
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: 27
Views: 967
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: 354
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: 1,825
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: 629
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: 629
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: 629
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: 629
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?
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