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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 2 degree advance crank gear for model A

Have you done dyno tests to prove your idea of not much gain? Sometimes small changes such as cam timing can make a big difference. Sometimes big changes only make a small difference! You never...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,741
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

Carbonation is what causes burping. So one would have to replace the flat Coke quite often! Sounds like a full-time job going around pouring out fresh Coke!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Henry’s plan 2 mitigate Chevy

Thanks, Red. I was just regurgitating what I read years ago as to why Henry did not have a six in his cars. Made sense at the time, as do a lot of myths (unless you do some research).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Cracked head- pic

This may go without saying, but less spark advance (timing) is needed with a higher compression head. If a person runs with the timing lever in the same position as before, he will pound out the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 591
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Finding TDC for leak-down test

This is an air powered starter motor. The large stationary engines mentioned put air pressure directly into the cylinders to get the engine rotating; no starter motor is used. A lot of youtube...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Henry’s plan 2 mitigate Chevy

Or was it Edsel's plan? From what I've read over the years Henry was content to keep producing the Model T. And once he agreed to a new model, he wanted no part of using a six cylinder engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Fenderwell Headers SBC 40 Pick Up Help

You're asking for help. The best help I can give you is to throw that SBC behind the garage and put a flathead back in it!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: The next Idderation of the Int

A rat rod before rat rods were cool!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Carb issue - 29 CCPU

That is the quickest and easiest thing to try. In less than 5 minutes you'll have your answer (assuming the spare carb is OK).
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-27-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,402
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 55 Fairlane New member/barn find

Maybe the entire engine was swapped instead of just the intake. Are there two vacuum lines going to the distributor?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-27-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: bolt torque difference iron block & Aluminum Head

As I remember, those are 5/16" bolts so the bolt itself is the limiting factor. 12-15 ft. lbs. should be OK in aluminum as spark plugs in aluminum heads are torqued to around 20 ft. lbs.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-26-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 56' 312 No Spark..finally figured it out!

On your trans, did you reseal the shift shaft and throttle valve shaft seals? If so, the internal linkage may be out of place and not moving the shift valve. There is a pressure test port on the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-26-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 56' 312 No Spark..finally figured it out!

Good job! Just goes to show that persistence pays off!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Serpentine belts

You will notice that modern cars with serpentine belts run spring loaded idler pulleys to keep constant tension or preload on the belt to prevent slippage. How much belt tension can a Model A water...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,131
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Timing gear oiling?

Timing cover surface is vertical, so oil is going to drip back into the pan, thus appearing drier than the valley area.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Holley 94 air screws

Probably as you say, a shade tree mechanic's mistaken idea of an "improvement" to the Holley carb because, as you know, "them oil companies paid off those Holley engineers so cars would use more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: My wife hates crankshafts...

Be careful about storing a crankshaft on end. It will eventually droop over like a wilted flower!
And if you hang it in a rack it will eventually stretch out like a piece of spaghetti and not fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,704
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Who designed the Model A engine ?

Hmm, there were plenty of faster cars than a Model A (prototype or not) in 1927. Lincoln at 70 MPH, Packard at 100, a LaSalle averaged 95 MPH for 9 3/4 hours, Chrysler at 70, Pierce Arrow at 75, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Crusty Flathead Friday pt18: Assembly continues. Pistons etc.

No need to fuss over ring gap placement as the rings rotate in their grooves when the engine is running. Other than concern about not catching a ring on the relief during installation, no need to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: SBC/8BA distributor specs

???"non-LOM Ford systems have centrifugal advance with vacuum load retard system."??? Uh, no. The vacuum unit actually further advanced the ignition timing under part throttle light load conditions...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-11-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1954 f truck id

Problem is, that chart is for Y-blocks only. His truck has the factory flathead in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,957
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Test your knowledge, what do we have here?

But consider the alternative: Horses or oxen pulling an even smaller payload at far slower speeds! Plus you can't shut a horse off. Its always idling, burning a lot of hay when not working.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,403
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Shortened Pitman Arm

Not necessarily! It depends on the placement of the fulcrum. Put the crowbar under a heavy weight with a block of wood 6" from the "handle" end and try to lift the weight. Now put the block 3"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,302
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: W.C.F.B Carburetor

From experience I've learned not to trust everything printed in Hemmings. They seem to rely on submitted material written by 'most anyone, knowledgeable or not! A lot of urban myths get repeated in...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-10-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,016
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: To dwell or not to dwell

Neither advance it nor retard it! Find the real problem. Point gap, worn bushings, bad vacuum chamber, weak coil, harmonic balancer ring slipped, weak fuel pump, carb problems, etc. This is...
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