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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By Zeke3
Re: Soooo close

I think it is more like a 1.5 car garage the way those two bodies are squeezed together.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Zeke3
Re: Put remote coil back still no spark

I would have preferred you to keep posting on the original discussion rather than starting a new one.

Have you confirmed that the points are making and breaking contact as the distributor is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Zeke3
Re: Valve Assembly Fail

Congratulations on finding the source of the noise. It looks like your engine may have the split valve guides, if so, make sure both halves of the guides are lined up before installing the retaining...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Zeke3
Re: Trip back in time

I think that this behavior was not unique to the Fordson tractor, all tractors prior to Harry Ferguson's three point hitch design probably suffered the same weakness.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Zeke3
Re: spark plug wires

I agree with Kube, do them all at once. The 12116 terminal plates for the helmet distributor, that I have seen, have two sets of cylinder numbers by each of the wire cavities, so you just have to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Zeke3
Re: '38 headlights switch/tube

Thanks for the pictures Will.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,178
Posted By Zeke3
Re: New Car- New Member- LOTS of questions!

Welcome, that is a very nice looking car and it sounds like you have may quite a lot of progress on it already. There are some old discussions on here about the woodgrain on the 33 and 34 model cars...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Zeke3
Re: '38 headlights switch/tube

Will, can you post a picture of the other side of the horn switch plate with the horn button removed? I wanted to see what it looks like where the wire attaches under the button.

I was thinking...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By Zeke3
Re: Stray Voltage?

My guess is that you are picking up interference from the high voltage ignition circuit. My other guess is that you left the flux capacitor energized and you will end up back in 1952 if you exceed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Zeke3
Re: 40 ford cpe

Glenn, thanks for posting the information on the Houdaile shock absorbers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,136
Posted By Zeke3
Re: TIG welder recomendations

I recently watched a couple of Youtube videos about some inexpensive TIG/stick welders that looked interesting. I will look for them and post a link if I find them again.

I am interested in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,236
Posted By Zeke3
Re: 36' rear tail pan repair

Thanks for all the great pictures and explanation of the tail pan repair. I have to make this repair on my '37 sometime soon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By Zeke3
Re: How to compute HP

I agree, JWL's book is the best guide to how much horsepower can be expected from a set of hardware on the flathead engine.

The horsepower of an engine is calculated as follows:

HP=(T x N)/5252...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By Zeke3
Re: Electrical questions from an Idiot

Kube has stated in the past that he adds a ground wire to the button and connects to an inconspicuous place behind dash to improve the ground connection between the button and the dash.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By Zeke3
Re: Harmon Collins build thread ...

Professor, will this be on the final exam?:D

I don't have a HC ignition, but it is interesting to learn about them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Zeke3
Re: It's alive.

Paul, great to hear you found the issue.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By Zeke3
Re: 1952 8Ba flathead wot stay running

Congratulations on getting the engine running. If you are still having fuel leaking from the carburetor gasket above the float chamber, there must be a defect in the gasket, but the fuel shouldn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Zeke3
Re: 39 Ford

So it went from left hand drive to right hand drive and back again? Great looking sheet metal work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By Zeke3
Re: Still sober

Congratulations on another year and thanks for sharing the message of help and support for those in need.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,321
Posted By Zeke3
Re: New 1940 Truck project

Welcome aboard. The size of the picture file is usually the problem with posting photos. If the photo is on your phone, you can e-mail it to yourself to reduce the file size or I download them to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By Zeke3
Re: Dead

Did you let the smoke out? Check out the wiring diagram for the model of 1940 you have on Mac Van Pelt's website and try checking the locations from the battery for power. It looks like the horns...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,304
Posted By Zeke3
Re: Fantastic craftsmanship

Pete, thanks for posting. What a project, that is beautiful craftsmanship.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,431
Posted By Zeke3
Re: Choke/throttle rods set up

So, when you "catch it with the ignition switch" have you looked at the carburetor to see what is holding the throttle open? I suggest disconnecting the hand throttle rod completely and just start...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By Zeke3
Re: 1940 dashboard

What are your plans for the window garnish moldings, the same grain or a contrasting color?

Sounds like a good graining technique.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Zeke3
Re: Hello Ford Barn

Welcome aboard.
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