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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By hotrodart
Re: gas question

Yes......I use STABIL when I put E-10 in my "collector" cars. Mainly due to the short "shelf life" of E-10 in my area. It separates out after a month or so......turns "pee-yellow", but still burns...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,835
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 40 Front Axle Perch Bolt

X10!! I did mine about 25 years ago......ample coating of anti-seize.....you will be amazed how good this stuff is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By hotrodart
Re: New Radiator, Berg vs Brassworks

My son got one for his '31from Brassworks about 25 years ago.....trouble free.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,166
Posted By hotrodart
Re: STP/gear lub

Can't argue with these facts. But.....maybe there is some good that STP does in conjunction with oil......one of my buddies was a Honda factory motor cycle racer.......the Honda engineers told him...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,166
Posted By hotrodart
Re: STP/gear lub

Lots of anecdotal stories, but no scientific facts......yet......maybe a chemist who knows about lubrication will chime in to clear this up.


BTW......I used STP in a Ford 312 engine for over...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Master cylinder

I used a Mustang BOSS mc with 15/16" bore on my '40 with MAGNUM disc front brakes. The mc cover hit the floorboard so I sectioned it about 5/16" to clear. Works very well, but I suggest you look...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By hotrodart
Re: lacquer paint

My '40 coupe was painted in 1980 with DuPont lacquer and still looks great......no cracks or crazing......have never had to use any abrasives on it since the original buffing. I have used Maquiars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By hotrodart
Re: exhaust manifold coating

I had Jet Hot coat my headers about 25 years ago......lots of miles since and they still look as good as when they were coated. Also.....easy to keep clean. But they were pricey to have done.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 110 compression/gas in oil

Usually, gas in the oil sump is caused by a leaking carburetor. Check the fuel bowl in the carb after it has been running......wait a few hours to see if it is leaking down. You should not run the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Hamtown Al?

He has been active recently on HAMB......prepping a Nailhead for one of his hot rod fleet.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,558
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 40 ford gas tank

This has been covered a few times already.....should be able to find it in the archives.


I replaced mine in a couple of hours, on my back in my shop. Car up off the floor about 18" on ramps. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Front brake conversion

I used the Magnum disc brakes on the front of my '40 coupe........very high quality parts. I also used a Mustang Boss 429/Ford MC......15/16 inch (vice 1 inch) bore for my non-power...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Exhaust manifold coating

I saw a restoration shop use stove black on exhaust manifolds.....looked pretty good. I got some at a local hardware store and tried it on my headers a couple of years ago......like shoe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Drake gas tanks

I put a SS Drake tank in my '40 a couple of years ago......it fit perfectly.......about 2-1/2 hours for the whole job, on my back in my shop. Would easily recommend that tank.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Starting/Carburetor

Something else to consider.......the fuel in the tank (from California?) could be old. That means the ethanol has separated to give you water on the bottom of the tank. You might try taking some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By hotrodart
Re: wheel bearings

I learned many years ago, from a Ford guru, to tighten the front bearings a bit more than snug, back off and re-tighten to 15 inch-pounds/closest cotter pin hole. This has worked for me ever since.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By hotrodart
Re: question

I have been using a UNISYN made in USA for many years.....has worked very well for me, including Hilborn mechanical stack injectors.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,298
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Steering wheel wobble

Ditto what Walt said...... A steering system damper should not be needed if all the parts are tight.....it's a band aide at best. Worn parts are dangerous and should be replaced. Remember.....Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Engine oil temperature

As a reference point.....my modern car has an oil tem gauge...the "redline" is at 150C.....but with synthetic oil only.....and the sensor is in the sump.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Gas tank sender unit gasket

I put a new sender in my '40 a couple of years ago when i put in a new gas tank.....used a cork gasket, no sealer......does not leak or seep.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By hotrodart
Re: rebuild kits Q...

I tied to find ethanol friendly rebuild parts for my Stewart Warner electric pump without any success......plenty of "original" parts available, but those will fail again with ethanol laced gas.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 46 Headliner help

You could try calling LB to get an explanation. Their people have been very helpful to me in the past.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 1940 clock questions

I got an NOS clock for my '40 about 25 years ago at Carlisle....was $90 and still works OK. Winds like a watch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 1935 Ford Pickup Model A ??

Those people are muscle car guys, not early Ford guys. Also....the cab was a '36, not a '35.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 1940 gas tank help

For what it's worth.......I put a Drake stainless steel tank in my '40 coupe a couple of years ago.......total time was about 2 hours, working slowly.........original tank came right out and the...
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