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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,620
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

Look at pictures from the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1920 and notice people wearing masks (and quarantining). People were smarter back then!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,620
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 702
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Benefits of a thermostat?

If I'm reading this right the opposite is true. A cold running engine will actually produce far more sludge than one with a thermostat that keeps it at 180 or so. Sludge is caused by unburned fuel...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-13-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Holley 4150 carburetor development history

For some reason Ford couldn't make up it's mind in 1957. 312's came from the factory with either a 4150 Holley, a 4100 Ford (Motorcraft/Autolite) or a Carter AFB. Since all 3 were new that year...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Help decipher GM distributor vacuum canister numbers

I found an adjustable vacuum advance unit online (but don't remember the source). It adjusts with an Allen wrench through the vacuum nipple, just like a Ford. In fact, it looks just like a Ford,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-03-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 300 c.i.d. Valve clearance and ignition timing?

215/223/262 have the manifolds on the left (driver's) side while the 240/300 have the manifolds on the right side and distributor on the left (driver's) side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,918
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Latest aluminum block.

#2 is actually a detriment, not an advantage! You want to keep as much heat as possible in the combustion chamber. Heat that is conducted away from the combustion chamber into the cooling system or...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-23-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 902
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Edelbrock 500 for 292?

Rather than go through the hassles of rigging up up adapters, choke, etc., just rebuild the WCFB. They really aren't that complicated. Especially with phone cameras. Just take lots of pictures if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hildebrandt oil filter canister

No, if I remember correctly, the center outlet is the return line to the oil pan. For a filter element, you might start out trying one from an original Ford filter. They should come with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: French Model A aluminum head

Having "the same source for each spark" means that only one of the plugs fired at a time, so the only advantage would be longer plug life!

With just one path from the coil to the distributor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: French Model A aluminum head

This method was common on new cars a few years ago; one coil for two cylinders. Interestingly, the spark jumps from the center electrode to the ground electrode on one plug, and from the ground...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 2-3 Shift Point Speed

That's interesting! Since base timing with the timing lever all the way up is at top dead center, how was it timed backwards?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: BorgWarner Overdrive Questions

Wow! That is excellent information! Everybody that has an overdrive transmission needs to print this, read it and keep it handy. Thank you for sharing!
P.S. Note the lubrication warning in large...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: BorgWarner Overdrive Questions

Nothing happens if you try to pull the handle out while in overdrive. It simply won't move. Hit the kickdown and simply pull it out while moving. See post#4 and others.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: BorgWarner Overdrive Questions

Wrong! Post #4 is correct! I know from personal experience. Did just that often.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,675
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: So, ...how many Model-As can actually do the 'Three S's reliably?

Hmm, If we maintained an A as we do our modern cars, it would quickly become useless yard art! My VW Diesel (what a sweet little engine!) gets an oil change every 10,000 miles. There is nothing to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,263
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Supply chain woes

Do you mean the cats, or the hoarders??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Brake shoe grinder

You may not need a shoe grinder! After turning a drum, the new shoes will likely be high at the center of the shoe ( the shoe 'rocks' in the drum). Stand the shoe up on the floor or a block of wood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: About spark plug gap

Well, not really. It's the larger gap that determines the voltage needed to fire the plug. The larger the gap (and the higher the compression pressure), the more voltage required. So the spark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: A and AA flywheel castings

No Ford tractor ever used a Model A engine or bell housing. There were some aftermarket tractors such as the Worthington mowers that used regular Model A stuff and industrial/agricultural power...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: cr"A"nk it in 45 seconds

Stuck my foot in my mouth, didn't I! That's what I get for not proofreading!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: cr"A"nk it in 45 seconds

Uh, it's "baling" wire, as in hay bales. Not "baiiing" wire, as in a leaky boat.
Or, grab a clothes pin from the clothes line.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 534
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 59AB bearings

[QUOTE=flatjack9;1955840]If those are Ford bearings, the part # will be inscribed in the groove in the rod bearing. As noted, measure the thickness to determine wear.[/QUOTE


Might add that if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 59a oil pump capacity.

Well, McCulloch superchargers were popular back in the '30's and '40's so the original oil pumps worked then. Should work now.
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