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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: New baby 1953 Merc update

I agree. The PCV is probably pulling oil splash from somewhere in the crankcase. It's highly unlikely that a dead cylinder could cause that much smoke.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: blackish engine oil

Detergent oil turning dark is normal. If the oil is "blackish" it could be from the carb running too rich. Even if no black smoke is seen coming out the tailpipes, the mixture can be so rich that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-19-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Early Y Block OHC 239 Spark Plugs

14mm. 1955 was the first year for the tapered seat 18mm. (If I'm remembering correctly)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Shoebox Driving with Overdrive

Some early ('56 or so?) Hydramatics had what I call "German engineering". When put in Reverse and the engine switched off, a spring applied the parking pawl. When the engine was started and shifted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,285
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Patina or Paint?

If you're just going to flip it to make a quick buck, leave it for the new owner to pick the color.
If it's a keeper, fix the dents and rust and repaint it! It doesn't have to be a professional...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-06-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1960's FORD F100 9" BALL BEARING AXLES.

What year? Or better yet, what are the overall lengths?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-06-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 969
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: '54 Y-Block push rods

Not to mention that those worn rocker arm tips would chew up a feeler gauge in no time if you tried the engine running method!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Crankshaft end-play

As I remember, back then MPH in the quarter was timed in the "traps", which was from 60 ft. before the finish line to 60 ft. after the line. Some years back this was changed to 60 ft. before the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Shoebox Driving with Overdrive

Yep, that was a lesson I learned even before getting my license. "Always shift into reverse when parking." Even with non-overdrive transmission cars. Back then, automatics were relatively rare. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Shoebox Driving with Overdrive

Do you have any references as to which new cars have this "coasting" feature? I have never heard of such a feature. Seems like it would cause all kinds of rear end collisions as the Sams and Sallys...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-19-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Fordo I to a cruiso?

Will a cast iron Ford O Matic bell housing bolt to a Cruise O Matic case? That would be the simplest solution.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: why am i overheating ???

Which is simply a matter of pulling the timing lever down a few more clicks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: NO starter? NO hill? Here's "Plan C" in 45 seconds

What's with the gloves? Real men don't wear gloves to crank start an engine, They just get in the way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,784
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Boat Anchor

That's an interesting comment about the Model A being designed as a 4 speed. I've never heard that before. Do you have a source for this information? I'd like to research this. Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: what now is best to prevent rust returning?

I think this was because alcohol was generally used as antifreeze and it evaporates out of the cooling system rather rapidly, since it has a lower boiling point than water. Topping off the radiator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Shoebox pulling a Teardrop

Re timing: Since an 8BA has only the vacuum chamber for proper timing (no mechanical advance mechanism), you have to be certain it is working! Just setting the timing at idle is not enough. You...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: early heads on 8BA block??

Why do you need to de-carbon? Is your engine a smokey oil burner? If the rings are good, you shouldn't have a carbon problem. Since gas is now unleaded, a major source of carbon has been...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 05-26-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-18-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,229
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: engine knocking 292

We need more information. Since it makes the noise at idle, it's not likely ignition 'ping' or spark knock. Is the carb original? Is the distributor original? Has the valve lash been checked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: GAV lever

No. It is an internal mixture adjustment that is effective only when the engine is running. It controls the air/fuel ratio. The driver opens the valve more when the engine is cold and can adjust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,518
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

Wow! Just think how much better that second engne would run without that cheap super restrictive air cleaner!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,518
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

Exactly! With the throttle closed very little air can be pushed into the intake tract, so as the piston descends on the intake stroke a partial vacuum is formed. When the throttle is opened, air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,518
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

While we're bench engineering and building, keep in mind the the fuel/air mixture is NOT "pulled in" by the pistons, it has to be PUSHED in by atmospheric pressure. Liquids and gasses cannot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 59a stroker motor?

Glenn, Have you had any experience with either cam in a street vehicle?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 59a stroker motor?

KiWinUS, How does the L-100 compare to a Comp Cams Mother Thumpr cam?
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