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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1938 ford standard 60 hp motor

If all you intend doing is new head gaskets, just remove the radiator cap and open the drain cock on the radiator. It won’t stain your driveway if you have your garden hose running while doing so.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Oil pressure mystery

All good points made above. Another point not made as yet is the level of oil relative to the rotating mass, which should determine a correct quantity, rather than any other factor which may be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Fuel pump stand - what's up?

Whatever the reason for putting it in there, you could find ten reasons for taking it out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Drivetrain Advice Needed

The 3.78 gears will provide your highway speed regardless of the transmission gearing, as 3rd gear is 1/1 ratio anyway. LZ gears are not well suited for a light coupe for street use, 1st gear being...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,221
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Fuel boiling at fuel pump

This is precisely when it gets that hot, when the flow of fresh air under the hood slows to allow temperatures to rise. Compare your temperature gauge while on the highway to when you exit and wait...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By ford38v8
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By ford38v8
Re: The question of the day?

Lawson, did you just call me a degenerate? :mad:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By ford38v8
Re: The question of the day?

Come on Coop, we weren't born yesterday!

Actually, Fathers did it so the kids could retrieve any marbles that fell out of their pockets. :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Salvage yards in Colorado

There was a place in Greeley that advertised in Hemmings. I made a special trip there for which I found nothing worthy of advertising, and lost my bearings trying to get the hell out and back on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By ford38v8
Re: The question of the day?

Did they do that in the old days with model Ts going up hills in reverse?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 01:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Gasoline in Crankcase

The underside is exposed to high heat, while the topside is cooled by the fuel. Apparently, it may have been replaced prior to being attacked by ethanol?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,798
Posted By ford38v8
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

80 and fully intend to outlive all my enemies. That ought to keep me busy for another 20 years or so. :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Brake shoe repair

This is the best advice you can get. and I like your KRW!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 802
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Opinion please

Look at my username and take a wild guess.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 36/5 window front vent drain

Now Bruce, isn't that a bit of wishful thinking? I mean, at your age? :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Not Ford, But Definitely Timely

I'd think that with sliced bread, you'd get a pretty crummy nights sleep. :eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Bullet wire connectors onmy 40MERC

If you don't anticipate further changes, or even of you do, consider soldering the bullets permanently. The only reason they are there was to facilitate fast assembly during manufacture. If you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,909
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Flathead V8 Distributor Slot in Cam shaft

So, Ronnie, as you agree with Lawson, I take it that you intend to stop abusing the King’s English at some future time? :rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1936 Intake manifold

This ^ , and COEs. Oil fill stack. Also, '36 intakes were aluminum.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1940 Ford V8 Wouldn't Start

With the air cleaner removed, actuate the throttle to see if there is a squirt of fuel from the crossbar nozzles inside the air horn. If no squirt, remove the air horn itself, and see if there is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 997
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Failing health

Al, Here's hoping your vertigo becomes more tolerant for you, and that we'll hear lots more from you in the future. We are all getting on in age and condition, and this Forum becomes more and more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,352
Posted By ford38v8
Re: A little eye surgery

I had both mine done when glasses wouldn’t do me any good anymore. Now I’ve got technicolor, and can read a street sign a block away. :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By ford38v8
Re: rear differential ratio

With the spark plugs out! :rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Distributor Installation 40 V8

This is an excellent method, particularly as you can only get one hand in the cramped space. Only two headless bolts (studs) needed however, an inch or so longer than the mounting bolts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By ford38v8
Re: heater for 1935 Ford

Ford allocated cars to Dealers equipped as Ford determined they wanted that Dealer to have. The Dealer had no choice as to these predetermined vehicles options, nor even the quantity. This practice...
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