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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 812
Posted By JayChicago
Re: car pulls to left when braking

Why look at LEFT rear? He said car is pulling to the left. Weak side is passenger side.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,822
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Upper air deflector installation

V8 Coopman
I had forgotten about that interchange a year ago. What you are describing seems to make sense. (at least it seems logical) I can see how the big hood on a 39 or 40 could allow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,822
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Upper air deflector installation

Don't most overheating problems show up in stop-and-go driving, not at highway speed? Isn't this deflector going to be effective only at speed? I don't see how this deflector can help the fan pull...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 50 psi oil pressure gauge

"On initial start up the oil pressure can go as high as 100psi"

Don't our engines have a pressure relief/return in the oil gallery? At what pressure do they trip?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Diamond Back Bias Ply looking radials

These are standard size, 600-16.
3" whitewall
What's a beauty bar? Is that a raised band on the sidewall above the whitewall? Didn't order that. Don't recall that option available when I bought...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 36 coupe water drain issue in pan

I believe dicky is the British terminology for rumble seat. Like bonnet/hood and boot/trunk.

I always wondered how we got the term “rumble seat”. Rumble?? Maybe something carried over from horse...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Diamond Back Bias Ply looking radials

The avatar picture here shows DiamondBack Auburns on a ‘40. Very happy with the tires. Have had no problems. Not happy with how much I had to spend to get them.

I bought the radial tubes because...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Brake Pressure Bleeding

Thanks guys. I will check free play and the ports.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By JayChicago
Brake Pressure Bleeding

On my stock '40, when I pressure bleed the brakes I get one good long squirt out of the bleeder, then flow stops. Air pressure in the MC reservoir at +/- 9 psi goes down only a hair. If I pump the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By JayChicago
Re: C & G Ford Parts Outstanding Service

It's nice to know they do that. Guess I was being too cynical.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By JayChicago
Re: C & G Ford Parts Outstanding Service

Employees with little to do during slow time, so make phone calls to customers. That's a nice touch, but I suspect this year that call was paid for by U.S. tax dollars, Covid relief funds. Businesses...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 1939 Ford 2 Door Standard Rear Tail Lights

My 1940 also has but one light. I use this small portable LED light when driving at night. Is the kind of warning light that might be hung on a farm/work trailer. Red LED is very bright, will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Hood prop '37

Me too:
First day after I bought my '37, posted an inquiry asking where to obtain the missing hood prop. Got several replies saying "Don't do It! There's good reason why the hood prop was removed"
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,842
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Patina or Paint?

I agree with aussie merc. Do what YOU like.

It’s a tough decision. As we see from all the comments above, there are pros and cons each way. When I am faced with one of these tough decisions, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By JayChicago
Re: more on the 8BA problems

“lean bucking at low speed”.
How do you know it’s due to a lean condition? If it is, pulling the choke a little should make it run smooth.
Both bad condenser and bad coil will often work fine when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,640
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 59ab compression numbers

Thanks for posting this. Good for all of us to hear how a mysterious problem got resolved.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 1936 flathead operating temp

Would suggest checking actual temp. Bought a car once with aftermarket under-dash gauge and sweated all the way home cuz gauge was reading 220. Then found that actual temp was only 195.

You can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Heavy Black Exhaust

OK, that's new info not disclosed before. If only on start up, I would guess it has nothing to do with the jets.

Maybe your new carb just needs less choke, less pumping the throttle on start up?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By JayChicago
Re: dead cylinder on the 53 flathead V8

Frank
How can we know the correct products to use?
What brand cleaner(s) do you use?
What brand penetrant with Xylene?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 1940 Ford Deluxe Fordor Newbie

I will second what has been said about spraying the area before you go to unnecessary work. I replaced the cowl vent gasket with no change to the leak problem. Then did what I should have done first:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 46 ford coil purchase

You will see full battery voltage at the coil if the engine happened to roll to a stop with the points open. When that happens, just bump the starter to get the points closed.

The resistor should...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By JayChicago
Re: PCV valve install question

Not familiar with the teapot, but I think most carburetor idle circuit mixture screws are regulating a fuel passage. So you would screw out a little, to let a little more fuel to pass.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By JayChicago
Re: PCV valve install question

Both. This, I think, is the theory:
Adjusting the mixture screws will ad fuel to compensate for the little additional air coming in thru the PCV, to get the air/fuel ratio right. But then that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Wiring insulation burn-through

I believe all our usual vendors sell cloth covering to make up wire looms. It's intended to look like original cloth covering. I would think your cloth covered wires would be protected if in a second...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By JayChicago
V8 Times Article on Bad Brake Shoes

Going to be trouble shooting a brake problem, so I re-read current issue of V8 Times' article on improperly made replacement brake shoes. (page 95) Said the bad shoes caused pedal to go half way to...
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