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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Flywheel alignment

you should be able to "hear" lack of compression when using starter with ignition off ---or feel it using the hand crank.
You could also look down the spark plug hole and watch the valves move ,a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1937 Ford Differential Gearing

stock 36 would be 4;11 ,from the service bulletins 37 --3:78 unless it was 60 hp then 4;44, as a option a 60 could have a 4:55 and the 85 could have 4:11 or 3:54
if it is a 37 it would have cable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Non-Ford distributor rebuild

each set of points do 4 cylinders ,there should be a window to see the timing marks on the flywheel. There were "NOS" dist for sale that were surplus WWII boat ones they seemed to have a slow advance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1940 Brake rebuild not right:

It has to be adjusted so there is some free play, a little bit of pedal movement before the master cylinder piston moves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: temperature gauge

Adding a thermostat allowed me to close gav more, got 2.5 mpg increase, and oil stays cleaner longer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: temperature gauge

I consider over 160, under 212 to be good
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rebuilding a backup distributor, for my 53' Merc

It's important to have the advance adjusted with good vacuum gauge,and that there's no leaks in the diaphragm
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Ford gear sets and their interchangeability ?

Back in the 70s ther was no Internet to tell me it wouldn't work, I had been looking for a cluster gear for my 46 that had all it's teeth, took several apart at a junkyard that were in cars and all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Finding a list of issued tools on a 34 Ford

It's pretty much the same except the jack and handle are different
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 8BA Compression Test - Is it worth and an engine strip down?

drive it a 100 miles and check again.
then if it is still low do a leakdown test if you are still worried.
How evenly does it pull from low rpm (10 mph) in top gear?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Finding a list of issued tools on a 36 Ford

There is also a envelope with top nut wrench and top instructions
and a bag for the center posts that I have not seen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: crank journal bolts

this was the era special wrench
there is a little pip on one corner of the square of the main bolts to show orientation of cotter pin hole on the other end to help line it up
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: A big thankyou from Woofa Express.

I used to play around with different plugs, just putting in the 3X plugs for show and taking them out to drive home, once I got lazy drove home on them ,ran better, got better fuel mileage ,40 years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Parked in the garage

I just back into garage run carb out of fuel. It's been 6-8 months at times ,I expect it to start.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: multi or not?

the simplest way is to change the flywheel.
The service bulletins has a long list of what needs to be changed to go to a single disc from multi disc.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: What's the shortest length generator?

post 7 has link to ford garage there are pictures of armatures those pictures give lengths and gives reference to the generator they fit.
Another possibility is using double belt pulleys and using...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: What's the shortest length generator?

The 68-1000-c the generator with the bulges on the sides is most likely the shortest.
Also if your needs are only a little ---a 1/4 inch or so could be shaved off the shaft and field housing to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,813
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Speaking of engines

If it is a poured Babbitt engine hot tanking it will damage the Babbitt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,138
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Woofa Express looking for help.

No Venturi?, what carburetor?
Checked point gap?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Seepage at the head

If you can't afford to open Pandora's box use sealer.
Many times the block deck is low in the corner there from rust, both head and block may need to be surfaced, not hard to get head done once...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Knowing left from right??

You probably didn't look in every dollar box at Hershey, without specifically looking I pick up several pieces each year.
Sweging doesn't need the holes perfectly aligned,the swedging process swell...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Sleeved 59AB Questions

I have several sets of the thick version that were bought off joblot many years ago, I don't know when they were used, might be in wartime packaging but not full cosmoline treatment
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Sleeved 59AB Questions

There were 2 thicknesses of "tin" pre finished sleeves something like .040, and .060 thick, I have some of the thick ones so I know they exist
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Transmission flush

There's a grease fitting on clutch bearing hub , grease there could be dried up making clutch action stiff
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Knowing left from right??

on old english cars it can be interesting---inside the car left is sitting in seat---- outside left is standing in front of car looking at it.
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