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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Flat spot that just won't go away

Try blocking off the hose to the wipers or did you have your vacuum gauge connected in its place and if so try driving with the vacuum gauge connected. I have encountered flat spots with CG and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 1939 Ford sedan - Question about rear terminal on generator

I reread your initial report wanting to know what the back terminal on the generator connects to - the answer is it connects to the armature terminal on the regulator. My generator would not charge...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 1939 Ford sedan - Question about rear terminal on generator

Interesting that your Ford is running negative ground!! How about the ignition coil - stock? That was designed for a positive ground system. Or did somebody put an adapter on the distributor and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Pan gasket replacement. 1940

4 core plugs in pan rail if your engine has them, put in new oil pump and clean sludge out of oil pan.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Bill OH
Re: At last! The long awaited first drive! Mart's 32 Ford Sedan hits the UK roads!

Great ride and I have driven on the UK roads - new experience. Your 32 was more complete than mine on the first ride. My instruments were suspended with coat hanger wire, used vise grips for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 59AB Crab distributor plug wiring routing

Generator wires feed thru the conduit along side the ignition wires (field and armature) and while your doing all of that run a ground wire thru the conduit to connect the generator and the regulator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Mallory Electronic Ignition for 1940 Flathead

I would establish a timing mark by the hard stop method and use a timing light. 4 degs will be about 1/4 inch in advance of the pointer. Any other method is a guessing game. The helmet distributor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,204
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 49-53 mercury flathead oil pump help

I have had oil pressure senders go bad giving law pressure readings. New sender solved the problem, What happens when you ground the connection on your sender and the ignition switch on? The gauge...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Where to buy tires & tubes

I recently installed Diamond Back tubeless 6.00 R 16 whitewall tires. Look good, handle well, and ride good. They are radials!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 3-brush gen problems

I had a 3 brush generator about 70 yrs ago and it was a pain in the neck. Dumped it for a 2 brush and 3 coil regulator - more output and reliability. If you are having a judge inspecting your car...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Would you run this oil pump?

I would install a new oil pump. You have the engine torn down and the pump is accessible. A new pump is a good investment. I follow the rule if I have the oil pan removed a new pump goes in!!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 1938 fan shroud

I removed the fan and hood sides. No problems. Done it for years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,043
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 80# Oil Pump Upgrade

I have a mellings 80# in a 221 with by-pass filter that returns to top of timing cover. Runs 50# cold and 35# hot with 5-20 Mobile 1. No problems. Using stock relief valve.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,800
Posted By Bill OH
Re: KR Wilson spring spreader

I changed the spring shackles on a 38 ford in 1950 using a model T Ford jack under the spring eyes. Later made a spreader using 3/4” redi bolt, pipe, nut, thrust bearing and welded spades onto the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 1939 model 91a charging

I would use an analog meter - digital meter will give readings all over the place. Your readings of two decimal points tells me you are using a digital meter - inaccurate
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,670
Posted By Bill OH
Re: I did not know that......

The vent hole is non-existent on a distributor for marine use. I think the AMC marine engines used a flat cap styled like that used on the Ford crab distributor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Questions on Dwell

I have a Snap-on Dwell-Tach with the leads being black and yellow. I connect the yellow lead to ground and the black lead to the terminal for the coil- condenser. Reverse the leads and no reading. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By Bill OH
Re: spark plug recommendation

Charley: Back in the day with a 239 with my foot in it, I ran H-9 plugs with good success. The stock jet for the Stromberg 48 is .048 and I am thinking your use of .050 is too rich, hence the color...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 31,865
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

This small rod on the side of the shift lever is for reverse. Use your thumb on the little lever and pull up and at the same time push the shift lever to the right and then back toward the seat and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,067
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Cosidering juice brakes

I have posted in Ford Barn many times regarding the setup and adjustment of mechanical brakes. I have used them on three 38 Fords with success. Lub (Lubriplate) the cable conduits and the linkage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By Bill OH
Re: dist cap problems again

My father had a 47 Ford truck with a 59AB equipped with a rabbit ear cap. Moisture was a problem. I have used the helmet distributor on three 38 Fords and I could run a garden hose on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,482
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

Set your plugs to .025 on a 6v system - try that. .035 is pretty wide.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Coil readings what it it telling me

Check for voltage at coil neg terminal, which will indicate if ballast resistor and ignition which are a closed circuit. If the coil has voltage at negative terminal, then check for voltage at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,059
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Stray Voltage?

Use an analog meter - digital is a no go.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,129
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Ignition Problem or Carb Problem

Pleased that you found the problem. I have had straps break off condensers, and a new condenser fail with a no start, but your problem was an education for me too.
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