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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Ggmac
Re: what a job, shuddering fixed and back to work.

Machinists porn ! Im old not dead
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Stuck engine

In New Jersey, cold winters , cracked block . Just my past experience.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Identify this engine.

If youre in Maine , i check to make sure its not cracked from freezing .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,595
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Found Very Concerning Issue

It only takes one stud to break and your looking at alot of time , money and labor ! Remove engine , remove as much as you can , send , take to machine shop , have the stud repaired and then see what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,404
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Been in hospital 4 Spinal Surgery

Im a 4 timer L S man L3, L4 , L5 , S1 . Glad to hear your doing well . Listen to the Dr and rehab specialist. Good luck
Gary
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By Ggmac
Re: 1941 convertible backfire to carb, with video

Check your accelerator pump setting and discharge .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,342
Posted By Ggmac
Re: new engine start-up problems

What Jseery said ! Leave the center carb , remove the 2 outer carbs by butting aluminum or something solid between the carb and manifold. By just taping the top of the carb you made it worse , now...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Ggmac
Re: 1939 ford flat head wont fore after a rain

Use a spray bottle mist and at night , spray the engine lightly . Have someone try starting the engine . Look for sparks , have it as dark as possible. If it starts continue checking for spark or the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,342
Posted By Ggmac
Re: new engine start-up problems

[QUOTE=Brian King;1934985]OK here is the latest:
-Unplugged the outer carbs and then covered their inlet with tape.
-Checked voltage at the coil and it's got 9 volts.
-Tried to fire again but it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,342
Posted By Ggmac
Re: new engine start-up problems

The idle circuits are still in play with the outer carbs , meaning more gas , and that’s assuming the power valve isnt leaking . Block off the outer carbs , thin alum under the carb or remove and use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,342
Posted By Ggmac
Re: new engine start-up problems

Agree sounds like too much fuel ! Eliminate the outer carbs from the break in procedure before you wash out the rings . Change manifold if possible or completely block off carbs .
More info needed ,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Ggmac
Re: 1936 Overheating Problem

As stated above . But only a 20 degree drop tells me rad is not doing its job , but then you wernot moving . Stick a 110 house fan infront of it and retest . The fan should show a larger drop in temp...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Ive been thinking , what kind of cranking noise does it make with no spark ( removing coil wire ) is it the same strange cranking ? If not check for cap problems , carbon tracking offset internal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Just a guess , a loose valve seat ? Valve guide broken ? Massive vacuum leak ?
You’ll figure it out . Probably around 2 am while sleeping . Some of my most hardest problems are solved that way .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By Ggmac
Re: 40 pick up steering column bushing

Wheel barrel bearings . Or you can upgrade to sealed bearings but the wheel bearing is easily lubed and will outlast us .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Anyone with the "Dirty Word" knowledge

Checkthe wood !, termites , ants , rot .
I have a 30-31 on a ford 34 frame . There was no wood left saving . The entire body is tacked / nailed to wood frame ( coachwork ) i used angle iron inside...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Inductive tach

Possibly having 2 sets of points
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Shop ruined my '48 radiator tanks

Sorry they screwed it up . Glad you had a alternative. It is sad , my wife always says just call a repair man , fence , gate opener ,security cameras , Irrigation pumps , etc ,i say no way . Remember...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Ggmac
Re: 1952 stuck flathead

Id hook up a battery and mechanical oil pressure gauge , change oil and check oil pressure while cranking . If good and you cant move the pistons down while each has just gone past TDC , id say , run...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Engine issue

How high are you reving it ? Im leaning towards fuel starvation .
Stock fuel pump ? How old ? Tank and lines in good condition ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Temperature Sender

1980 ford gauges are near identical , more plastic but look the same . I remember osing the guts of a 80s ford something to repair a 46 or 48 ford gauge . Worked great . The 80 ford gauge cluster had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,217
Posted By Ggmac
Re: New to the Flathead game and need advice

Just something else to consider on your gear ratio is the size of your tires . They look to be a bunch shorter than what would be original . Take into account the diam. of current tires vs original....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,914
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Electrical Issue advice

Like 35 fordtn said but i used a seatbelt buzzer so i could hear it when twisted under or in the dash . Even on six volts they usually work just a little less obnoxious.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Engine rapping noise 59A

The only thing i can suggest is to remove the sparkplug wire and see if it changes . If its anything listed your still going to tear it down to find out . Starting with cyl heads . Id pull the plugs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Late 21 stud 85 with 14 mm plugs

What i think youre missing , is that no flatheads were stamped with numbers . Only the frame and trans were . So if so state required the number on the block it would of been stamped . So if your...
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