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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Vacuum Bleeder?

I was never able to get a vacuum tool to work for me, on several different cars. I believe due to sucking air at the bleeder nipple, as Rotorwrench described above.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,850
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Want o go highway speeds ??? Need opinions.

When I first got my car I fantasized about an overdrive to keep up with traffic on the interstates. But then I read a post from Kube that changed my mind. He said something like this:
“I can imagine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 1938 85 1.5 ton gearing

Doing the math:
34” tall tire has 107” circumference.
38” tall tire has 119” circumference, an 11% increase.

With the taller tire your 38 MPH top speed would increase 11%, to 42 MPH.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 1940 Ford Convertible Wire Loom Routing

The connection point with the rear body loom is in the frame immediately aft of that dash panel mount to the frame. I think you will be ok as long as the front loom's branch-out wires for connection...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Ford Script Battery

Battery Central Mall. But they ain’t cheap! Just paid $379, delivered. And as mentioned in post #3, took several months to get it. But sure looks purdy in my ‘40. Fits perfectly. Per Kube’s...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 1940 deluxe fordor window regulator

Do you mean glass is falling inboard at the top, coming out of the “channel” formed by the garnish molding?
If that’s what is happening, may need to fine tune the lateral location of the whole...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,799
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Removing glass from '35-'36 windshield frame

Modern glass shops have a clear epoxy or something they use on bulls eyes. If done right, supposed to be near impossible to see the flaw. But this is just what I have heard; no personal experience...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Where did the Auction 32 Fords go????

Those prices are all through the roof! Even the hot rods. So much for “nobody wants our old cars anymore”

What explains those high prices?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Back to the 50s 2021

Read the notice posted by Petehoovie. Says masks still required. Other restrictions (crowd size, etc.) have been lifted.

The Covid virus is still out there. Many people have refused to get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Matranga Merc

"what I/we used as door "poppers" back in the day were 1940's GM solenoids that GM used to engage the starter gear."

How were the solenoids activated? Push buttons (or keyed switches?) hidden in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 1948 Ford 12 volt coil issues

Yes Jack, I think that's what he is referring to. But based on what I found with the resistors, I don't think you can get up to 4 volts until engine is running. I'm trying to dispel what I think is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 1948 Ford 12 volt coil issues

I'm just an amateur, but I have to speak up here, because I don't believe that's possible. That is correct value for a turning distributor, but not when working in the garage with engine stopped. You...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Ford banjo rear v8 script glass lens

Excuse my ignorance. I'm really curious what you guys are talking about. What is a pole light for banjo rear end ?? Anybody got a pic?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 1940 Ford fuel gauge issue

You didnít necessarily mess up the float rod. Thatís how the aftermarket senders act. They will work on our gages, but with no accuracy.

You can add a resister to the wire going to the sender to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Non-Zero Oil Pressure

Maybe 8 volts out of the voltage reducer is not OK? 6 to 7 volt is what the gauges were designed for.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Compression Tester

Russ: What do you mean by "use of lubricants" ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Ford Flathead engine swap part 4 and 5. Gettin' it ready then first run and driv

That was great, Mart. Really enjoyed being with you & Jack on the break-in run of the Ol'59 Flatty. And so nice that it is running well!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,687
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Electric steering

And I would think the high current draw would not be continuous, only while the motor is working hard to turn the steering shaft.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,687
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Electric steering

Pete. Can you get pics of the under-dash mounting? I looked on epowersteering’s site......showing products but no installation pics.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Hot Fordy

Thanks for posting the follow-up. Its always good for us to learn the results, especially when it definitely solved a problem.

Yeah, now with cooling problem resolved, I would go with 180 stats.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By JayChicago
Re: PVC Valve ?

Thank you all. Now I understand what I have.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Holley ignition coil ID

And probly would work just fine on G.M. cars through '54.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By JayChicago
PVC Valve ?

Still trying to understand what I got. New-to-me '37 has Offenhouser intake, with this PCV valve on it.

Anyone recognize it? Who makes a PCV valve like this?

Don't want to touch it until I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By JayChicago
Re: hayden automotive 3647 adjustable thermostatic fan control

No experience with the Hayden unit. Vintage Air no.24675-VUT was on my '37 with aluminum radiator when I got the car. Works well, no problems so far. The on/off delta is about ten to fifteen...
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