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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Crankster
Ordinarily a new regulator should not need any...

Ordinarily a new regulator should not need any adjustment, is my understanding. The output should be checked as part of a tune up or at replacement though. At some point the service replacements were...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By Crankster
Re: fuel pumps

I don't believe they should be selling stock fuel pumps out of specification to begin with, and then requiring the end user to spend more money to throttle it back with a regulator.

The FE style...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 941
Posted By Crankster
Re: lost my best friend today

Stan, very sorry for your loss and you have my condolences.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Crankster
Send generator off for a rebuild?

It is a little difficult to find information on generator charging systems. The shop manual is really helpful, as always but I like to "read up" on a given task from different sources whenever...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Crankster
Send generator off for a rebuild?

Replaced the armature with NOS while I had the generator disassembled. The original had been turned down quite a lot, the commutator diameter was much reduced in comparison.

The repair doc I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Crankster
Re: Send generator off for a rebuild or just rebrush it myself?

I'm working through a similar saga. I'd previously paired a NOS Motorcraft voltage regulator with a fresh rebuilt generator and figured any electrical problems would be only a distant memory. This...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By Crankster
Re: Condensers

Right, but that was up to 60 years ago. Condensers fail over time, just sitting on the shelf, and the new manufacture .. well too often they are junk from the start. Provided the OEM condenser passes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By Crankster
Re: Condensers

If they test OK, use them. Maybe you'll find a good one, but that's probably not the way to bet.

But an ohmeter or digital "cap checker" can't test them properly, as mentioned. Not completely or...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-22-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Crankster
Re: Spark plug wires coming off distributor while driving

One other thing, a little dab of dielectric grease around the inside of the boots can make them pretty much watertight, which is the idea of course but, that also makes the boots airtight and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-21-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Crankster
Re: Spark plug wires coming off distributor while driving

Must be Gremlins! :) Not sure how those are dealt with properly. The Shop Manual is notably silent here.

I would mention the typical plug wire terminals are springy just as you describe they can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,136
Posted By Crankster
Re: Accepting cash for car sale

Larger bills started being removed from circulation in the 60s ($500 and $1000). I think as we get older at some point we tend to sort of lock in prices, or what we think something "should" cost. Dad...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,136
Posted By Crankster
Re: Accepting cash for car sale

It's actually a lot less than that and has been for some time. Even $2000 or $3000. When the law was passed, probably 1969, $10k was a lot of money. So it's actually gotten more intrusive.

They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,136
Posted By Crankster
Re: Accepting cash for car sale

It's a lot of cabbage, but it really isn't that much money anymore. It's a car. A nice car, sure. Prices going up, up, up, starts to add up after a while.

I vaguely remember as a toddler my mom...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Crankster
Re: Testing Starter

I like vintage tools too, they did make analog dial type "clamp on" ammeters for this test back at least as far as 1930s. It gets its indication from stray magnetism or somesuch, how do it know? But...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Crankster
Re: Testing Starter

Another sort of clever method can be used if you have a carbon pile type load tester.

First, measure the battery cranking voltage for several seconds with ignition disabled. Then connect the load...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-12-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,070
Posted By Crankster
Re: rocker arm oiling problems on Y block

It's an interesting question, I drove around for years without worrying too much about it. If the OIL light isn't illuminated, must be OK, right? And that's true so far as that goes, but an otherwise...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-12-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,397
Posted By Crankster
Distributor Rebuilding

You'll have to tear into the ones you have to see what's what. It's good that you have a selection to work with. If they have a lot of miles on them everything will be pretty trashed in terms of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-11-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,397
Posted By Crankster
Re: Heating up a block to get stuck dizzy out

What flavor Y-Block distributor is this? Somewhere in there around '57 they switched design quite a bit, and after this many trips around the Sun there's no telling which one might have been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By Crankster
Re: Re-torquing head bolts

Stuff moves around after initial assembly in this case due to heat cycles. Expansion and contraction. So a torque check or "re-torque" just takes up any slack, so to speak. This can take a few...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Crankster
Re: How do you identify ethonol resistant carb kits?

Some of the consensus I've heard is A. Replace any rubber fuel hose regardless every year or so, or B. Use rubber fuel line that is rated for fuel injection service.

It helps I think to buy parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Crankster
Re: How do you identify ethonol resistant carb kits?

Do you recall if that power valve was a genuine Holley or maybe it was one of those generic 6.5" out of a rebuild kit? I had one of the latter fail in maybe a year without much actual use, not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By Crankster
Re: The price of a Model A Ford

What's "collectable" is definitely generational, trends come and go. Some things get "hot" for a while, and then are not. For a while now there has been a lot of overseas interest in Coleman...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-05-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Crankster
Re: wheel bearings and seals

If they are not worn excessively or fretted they can safely be reused. Correctly fitted wheel bearings can last a really long time, and they may even be better than what you can buy today.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By Crankster
Re: Zinc anode for radiator

One thing an article I'm reading about "zincs" or sacrificial anodes stressed, it has to have a good electrical contact with whatever it is you're trying to protect. Just hanging a strip of zinc in...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By Crankster
Re: ballast resistor

After this many years and possible mods or deletions a better course in my opinion would be simply to measure the total ohms resistance from end to end in the primary ignition circuit. In a '57...
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