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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By vincent
Re: 1949 Merc 8CM engine

Yes, take it apart.My french flathead came with only 600 hours on the counter after being completely overhauled in Clermont-Ferrant where all french flattys were repaired for the french militair. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By vincent
Re: will this Tacho work on my Ford

Lawson, I am sorry for my shortcut words. Did not want to confuse any of you. Rest assured that I have my own problems with some of the posts as my native language is german.
cheers, Harty
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By vincent
will this Tacho work on my Ford

Hello folks, I need advice. I searched for a tacho for my flathead, running on 12 V with a converted Chevy dizzy. A gentleman offers me this SUN tacho , I is a nice piece and would suit my car. Now...
Forum: Early V8 10-04-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By vincent
wanted: a tacho for my Model 40

Hello
I am looking for a rev counter to fit to my model 40 V8. It runs on 12 V / neg ground. So the tacho should suit this set-up. I would like to fit it above the steering column or on top of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,694
Posted By vincent
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

Terry, I use both chokes, have made a little contraption to go over the rear choke lever and thus both chokes move. Both carbs are fully working as the butterflys are linked.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,694
Posted By vincent
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

Here are a couple pics so you see what is under my hood. After receiving Clives advice I reduced the pump pressure further down to a little under 2 psi - seems to help. The floats or the power valves...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,694
Posted By vincent
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

B&S - thanks for writing your findings, they confirm my thoughts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,694
Posted By vincent
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

Terry, I got a reply from Stromberg GB and will check the points that Clive mentioned. I will do the tests that you suggested as well and see where this leads. We will eventually find the problem /...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,694
Posted By vincent
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

Terry, I tried the 0.037 first with the summer setting but it was still too lean on the transition from idle to butterfly lift. So I put the links onto the Winter setting which helped a bit but not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,694
Posted By vincent
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

0.037 did almost work but even after warming up the engine enough it was slightly hesitating when slowly pushing the throttle in. However when pushing throttle quickly the accelerator pump squirts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,694
Posted By vincent
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

I have investigated a bit more: the homemade jets with 0.034" have no influence on idle - thats what I thought anyway. The car will not accelerate without a lot of hesitation/burps until it reaches...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,694
Posted By vincent
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

Forgive me for entering your thread but I have a couple questions that if answered might help you as well to get your carbs sorted.
What mainjets would you run in a twin (GB) Stromberg 97 carb...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By vincent
Re: 32 Fuel tank clean out

If corrosion is present and you want to scrub off the worst rust flakes, fit the tank to a concrete mixer or whatever is available to rotate it continuously. Fill with some cleaner and at least two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Posted By vincent
Re: Valve seat cutters

get one of these and you will never need another tool. https://theultimatetooling.com/en/product/peg-10-valve-seat-grinder/
I use that grinder in my motorcycle shop and have had perfect seats ever...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By vincent
Re: Flathead Crankshaft Plugs

For the french flathead I threaded the plugs internally to pull them out, worked very well. If I would resize them, they could be used again. I chose to turn new plugs on my lathe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By vincent
another strange thing on my 34

I have the oval gas gauge on the dash with 0, 1/2 and F and the liquid filled glastube. Connected to it is a thermal unit that makes the fluid rise in the glastube when I warm the unit. The gauge...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By vincent
What temperature gauge do I need?

Hello folks
My french flatty is near the first start-up so its time to complete the missing bits. I would like to fit a temperature gauge with twin scales so that I can see both head temps at once....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By vincent
Re: Distributor for French 4,2l flathead

I have a french flatty as well in the 34 Tudor. I used the lower gear of the french distributor and coupled it to the distributor that I intend to use. Had to modify the dizzy shaft and housing a bit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By vincent
Re: break-up at WOT

Wide open Throttle?
If so it might indicate a lack of gas or a collapsing spark due to the higher compression
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By vincent
Re: Top Tips for Rusty Bolt Removal. No hype, jeopardy or clickbait. Just hints and t

The first thing I saw was some lousy advertisement - I am so tired of all these ads that I closed the screen immediately. Is there any chance to avoid this crap?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,301
Posted By vincent
Re: Project ford G48 from russia

Hello Slava
Welcome to the Ford barn! You will find lots of information and help here! Show us more pics of your car please.
cheers, Harty
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By vincent
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a towbar - picture

Thanks to Lawrie and Petehoovie for the pics. Before I start on building my own one question is still not answered. Could you order a tow bar in 1934 or were they all made at the local blacksmith or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By vincent
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a towbar - picture

Could you order one back in the day at your Ford dealer? If so, does anyone have a picture or drawing of it that I could use to make one?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By vincent
1934 Tudor needs a towbar - picture

Hello
I would like to fit a towbar/trailer hitch to my Tudor as I want to use a trailer now and then. I know that some of you have one on their car but probably no such part for sale. I would need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By vincent
Re: 8BA Valve Seat Insert

I once made an expandable insert in the valve guide location with a hardened, steel pin. When this was locked into the valve guide hole I was able to put my homemade little adjustable cutter onto the...
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