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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By jason78613
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

This truly is an awesome forum! With all the help and additional searches through previous posts, I feel like I got a solid crash course in carburetors!

As Max mentioned, he reached out and will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By jason78613
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

I was really hoping to attend a car show happening this Sat... would it be a good idea to drill a tiny hole in the float (just to get the gas out), then patch it up with some gas tank repair epoxy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By jason78613
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

Ok, that will be my next task.

EDIT:

Ah ha! I just removed the carb off the car and pulled out the float and gave it a shake... sure enough, it's full of gas! I wiped it dry and I can see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By jason78613
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

Yep, the float moved up and down freely.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By jason78613
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

UPDATE:

I took the top off the carb, removed the inlet valve, all looks good and clean, no crud. float moves up and down just fine...

I left the carb open and cranked the engine (I have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By jason78613
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

Thanks Charlie!... I’m going to open the top of the carb once more to check that the valve/needle is seating correctly, and that the float is controlling the fuel correctly...

I’m hoping it’s an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By jason78613
Re: Not sure what I did wrong, carb leaking gas

I have a rebuilt fuel pump from Charlie set at 2.5 psi, and it was running fine with no leaks before I opened the carb... I didn’t change anything else??

I just tried it again and it started up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By jason78613
Re: Not sure what I did wrong, carb leaking gas

Thanks Charlie, I’m sure your fuel Pump and Max’s carb are good based on all the forum reviews and recommendations, I’m just wondering of I did something wrong?

It was running without leaks until...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By jason78613
carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

Got a rebuilt Stromberg 81 carb from Uncle max, and a new fuel pump from Charlie NY for my '38 60hp. Car is smooth at idle but sputtering when I accelerate hard. After extensively reading through...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By jason78613
Re: Which fuel fittings?

Fair point, but I'd like to have the fitting in hand before starting the job of draining the tank and and removing the old connection. I guess I can just order them both! :-)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By jason78613
Which fuel fittings?

The connection from the copper fuel line to the newly installed gas tank in my '38 Ford standard has a small drip no matter how much I try to tighten it. I'm thinking the old fitting is no longer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By jason78613
Re: Bob Drake fuel sending unit / customer service

On top of that, I'm now noticing there is a slow leak/drip at the drain plug on the bottom of the tank that makes my whole garage smell like gasoline. I checked the bolt with a wrench and it's super...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By jason78613
Bob Drake fuel sending unit / customer service

I ordered a gas tank from Bob Drake, which required that I buy their sender unit also. The shop that installed the tank said the sending unit was pretty stiff and they tried to make it move as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By jason78613
Re: How to remove steering wheel? (1938)

Went to Harbor Freight and picked up the bearing separator and puller set, worked like a charm! Thanks everyone!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By jason78613
How to remove steering wheel? (1938)

I'm trying to remove the steering wheel from my 1938 standard to restore it.

So far, I disconnected the horn/light switch assembly at the bottom of the steering column and removed the horn button...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By jason78613
Re: Which fuel pump for 1938 60hp?

Thank you! My carb (81) is packed up and ready to ship out tomorrow to Uncle Max! Do you have Charlie's contact info? I tried sending him a private message here but it says I can only send a PM if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By jason78613
Which fuel pump for 1938 60hp?

I have a 1938 standard, 60hp, and want to get a new mechanical fuel pump.

I was looking at model 11a-9350 sold by Bob Drake and a few others that looks like the right one, but then I read on an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,097
Posted By jason78613
Re: Stromberg 81 vs 97, rebuild or new?

Will reach out to you tomorrow!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,097
Posted By jason78613
Stromberg 81 vs 97, rebuild or new?

I have a 1938 Standard, 60hp. My carb is leaking fuel and mechanic suggested 3 options:

1. Have mine rebuild by Carburetor Center in CA. (around $300)
2. Use a $60 rebuild kit, with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,112
Posted By jason78613
Marvel Classic Motor Oil

Newbie here, just bought a 1938 Ford Standard and runs great. I'd like to keep it that way. I've seen some posts touting Marvel Mystery Oil (MMO), which I will start incorporating, but has anyone...
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