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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,349
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Nice! Hope you can get it installed soon and enjoy some low RPM cruising in your shoebox
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 49 ford 3 speed and overdrive

Dunno, the ammeter on my 51 seems to work with the one wire alternator going to the battery terminal on my starter solenoid. Ken
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,349
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

The 1951 version of the transmission has no lockout switch, in contrast to the 49/50 circuit. I wonder if operating the transmission in the locked out mode (with the solenoid trying to engage but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,349
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Great! I'm very interested to see what you find and hope you get it resolved soon. Ken
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,349
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Maybe Hawthorne green? I have not needed to do anything with the exhaust when removing the transmission, even with duals
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1950 Rearend Disassembly

It looks like the correct car axle to me. Not sure why it’s not covered in gear oil though? Do you have the shop manual?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,349
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

It’s definitely an odd place for them to put it! Glad it’s there in your green bible too
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,349
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

It’s in the Accessories section of my green bible
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,349
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Interesting, I hope that fix works for you. If not, I can tell you first hand that it is possible to ship a transmission to him via UPS in a wood crate. Mine weighed 135#... Good luck!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,349
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

You might give Mac Vanpelt in OH a call. He rebuilds these transmissions and may have some mechanical checks you can do with the unit still in the car. Ken

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,349
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Sorry to hear that it's still not working. Assuming #4 is the correct terminal on the overdrive solenoid, using a toggle switch to that should directly energize at and engage the overdrive when you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,349
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

I added an overdrive transmission to my 51 Deluxe, which originally had the standard three speed. I ran it for a long time with a toggle switch that simply provide 6V to the solenoid. Run the car up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: Optimal ignition timing curve?

I put the sensor in before the FI system and as I recall, it wanted to idle at ~13 with the original carb. It wouldn’t run well if I tried to increase AFR at idle. Might need to stick with a richer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: Optimal ignition timing curve?

OK, good to know the I’m in the right timing ballpark before I work more on fuel. I have an Innovate WB O2 sensor to help me get it dialed in. I guess it makes sense that not as much advance would be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: Optimal ignition timing curve?

Right, the bogging off idle might be more of a fuel issue. There are settings for acceleration enrichment but I just need to figure out what they should be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: Optimal ignition timing curve?

Thanks everyone for your encouragement! For input to the EDIS distributorless ignition system, I brazed a 36-1 toothed wheel to the crankshaft pulley and mounted a VR sensor on the timing cover. It's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Ken Henry
Optimal ignition timing curve?

I've adapted an electronic fuel injection and ignition system to the stock 8ba in my 51 tudor, which now gives me the ability to set the timing to whatever I want at any vacuum level and rpm. I've...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,400
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: What have I done?!

Here's an album including rust repair pictures on my 51 deluxe. You have the advantage of the problem areas being apparent. Mine were lurking under 1970s fiberglass body work... Good luck! Ken

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 8BA potential leak- Bubble test

On my 51, the temp gauge would do alarming things when I ran the correct 4# radiator cap, possibly due to air bubbles. I run an open system now and it works fine, my thinking being that if it's not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1950 Car Transmission OD and Regular Length?

Thanks for the responses. My ammeter is a little lazy so it's hard to see how much current is drawn during OD engagement. Maybe some kind of external switch could be fitted to the 51 overdrive, that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1950 Car Transmission OD and Regular Length?

Here is a related question I have always wondered about: The 51 OD transmission does not have an electrical lockout switch on it for when the OD handle is pulled out, while the 49/50 design does....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,381
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: Power valve failure

It could be percolating after heat soak. If you look down the throat of the carb after shutting off, you will see fuel dripping out the nozzle bars in this scenario. It tends to run out at the base...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: 1951 Ford driveshaft - which end is which?

So you think the oily end goes to the rear? Later in the post it sounds like you are suggesting the front. Seals at both ends were leaking. Looking at the underside of my floor, there is more oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By Ken Henry
1951 Ford driveshaft - which end is which?

I was a little overzealous and removed both U-joints from my driveshaft without marking which is the slip joint end. Now I'm not sure which end to attach to the transmission yoke!

The main...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,982
Posted By Ken Henry
Re: strange noise in my flathead V-8

Maybe you have a small exhaust leak? Can you reproduce the noise while stopped by slipping the clutch with the emergency brake on?
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