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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Busted Axle

I have put 2 or 3 pumps of the grease gun into the rear axle fittings on 3 different 38 Fords. Never had a problem. Moderation is the key.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,745
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Lean MisFire

Some thoughts: How about plugging the windshield wiper port on the intake or has the connection for the vacuum gauge accomplished this? Does your intake have defects in the exhaust heat cross over? ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,745
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Lean MisFire

I had a pair of Hollys on a 239 back in the day and I experienced a flat spot in the transition from idle to mains. You might try opening up the idle mixture to see if that helps. I had vacuum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Bill OH
Re: hard start

I would try 5 or 6 gaskets under the carb. Does not sound like ignition with the parts you have installed. Try checking for quality of spark when trying to start. All of the connections clean and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,329
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Which Shaft is Broken

Well, your limited to three beers!!! 3.25 gears and 286 ci is a nice combination. Best Wishes on the repair.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Any thoughts on Optima 6V

I had a wet cell battery for one year and it commenced leaking acid. Returned it under warranty and purchased a red top 6v Optima 7-11. Has 800 CCA and spins the 221 ci very well. No problems. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,329
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Which Shaft is Broken

Ford38v8: My job would probably take 24 - 12oz beers - job last longer and more satisfaction????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,329
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Which Shaft is Broken

If you are going to disassemble the differential to replace an axle or perhaps the coupling, I think I would strongly consider replacing the bearings, seals and gaskets, especially if the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,236
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Filter oil return through hollow bolt on pump stand

I returned my oil filter line to a 1/8 NPT located at the top of the timing cover to lub the timing gear - quiets the timing gear. And no oil leaks from banjo bolts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By Bill OH
Re: 1937 aluminum intake problems

I plugged the heat riser on my 221 with core plugs driven into the block. Those do not melt or blow out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Oil Pressure Sender

Drolston: It is my understanding that the oil presssure gauge is a voltmeter, the negative (or positive on 12 volt systems) being connected to the ignition side of the ignition switch, not the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Bill OH
Re: no headlight or taillight

Sorry about your loss - an empty feeling. As a minister told me -keep busy - keeps your mind off of your loss!!! Fix your light switch and go to the car show and talk with friends. It helps!!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,066
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

On the advice of another person, I installed 43 mains and 65 PVs in a pair of 97s. Hesitated off the line unless PVs were open - ie WOT. I went to 45 mains with 65 PVs and the engine would bog when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,066
Posted By Bill OH
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

On the advice of another person, I installed 43 mains and 65 PVs in a pair of 97s. Hesitated off the line unless PVs were open - ie WOT. I went to 45 mains with 65 PVs and the engine would bog when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
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: 901
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: 901
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: 384
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: 775
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: 464
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: 861
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: 7,659
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: 1,186
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: 1,292
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: 858
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!!!!
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