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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 1949 F1 ride into town to chase some parts

It was a fine ride.
Glad you turned the heater on when you did. I was getting cold!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 8BA Running Temperatures

1951 F1. 8RT, same as 8BA just lower compression.
I run the stock gage of the left side and an electric universal gage off the right side.
don’t remember what thermostat I put in it 21 years ago...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Electric steering

I did a cylinder head replacement on a ‘35 Ford with an 8BA with a GM steering box and a pump mounted over the left cylinder head between the two center spark plugs and run by a belt off the rear of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Transmission Oil

After Jseery’s post that reminds me of the time I drained everything on my Ford Aerostar.
I put gear oil in the five speed transmission.
The next day I had a hell of a time shifting it.
I looked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: bore

Are you tapping on the pistons to move them in the bore without the rings on them?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,041
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

A few years before Mr. Mitchel died he told me he ran one in his 3/4 ton Ford pickup with 390 engine with no problems. They should easily take what little abuse a model A engine can give them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: O/T Explain water bucket mouse trap

I put Coca Cola in a couple of dishes under my walnut tree.
No more rats or mice since.
Coca Cola won’t hurt dogs or cats since they can burp.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Transmission Oil

David J says he uses 140 in everything.
I checked the weather there last month and it was -20f three times when I checked.
My brother lives in St Croix Falls.
When I lived in River Falls I bought...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,229
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Fuel boiling at fuel pump

I had horrible vapor lock problems on my ‘46 V8. Especially in stop and go traffic on hot days.
I went back to single exhaust and never had the problem again.
This week I am installing a new gas...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Transmission Oil

I’ve often wondered about that too. I don’t see why not.
Just to be safe I use something more like 75/140 in my old transmissions.
In souther CA straight 140 should be ok but I think back in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Gasoline in Crankcase

I have seen many cars run just fine with the fuel pump leaking gas into the crankcase.
After changing the fuel pump and oil and filter you should change the oil again after a few minutes of running....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Extended warrantee

I get that stupid call too.
About twice a month.
Sometimes I play along. They don’t want to hear about cars with over 100,000 miles.
My wife’s car has 277 thousand.
My daily driver (MGB) is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Cast iron 2 groove wide belt crank pulley

I just pulled a cast iron pulley off the engine in a ‘46 Mercury.
Double pulley, wide belt.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Radiator repair in WI, 1950 f3

Coils?
There’s gotta be a radiator shop somewhere near you.
Ask an auto repair or dealer where one is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,836
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Birthday present

GeneF, you’ve never been to California?
People will do it here just because they hate that some guy like you drive 3 or 4 hundred thousand dollar car that you have to have all the parts custom made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,509
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

The first Pietenpol had model T engines.
There is one in a museum somewhere.
There is one in an airplane museum in the Morgan Hill, Ca. Area with a model B engine.
I have seen it several times.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Their still out there

Ya, they’re still out there but most belong to hoarder.
They are waiting for the value to go up to some unreasonable amount. In the mean time some are rusting away.
I started restoration on a ‘39...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: What clutch would you use?

Yup. Same as JS says.
I wouldn’t even use an eleven inch clutch in a big truck.
The nine inch will handle the power.
Back in the fifties guys preferred the nine inch clutch on their cars because...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Second Thoughts on Valve Lash?

I’ve always hear just set both intake and exhaust to .015 with th early cams.
They’ll not be too tight but still quiet.
Let’s see what other readers say.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: ported vacuum

GREAT article.
Now I know why my ‘51 F1 accelerates so crappy and gets 11 miles per gallon on a good day.
I would say there are three ways to correct a giant flawed system.
1. Change to a...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-18-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: T5 trans

But Red, the guy you posted the link on has a three speed with overdrive behind a two speed T. That only gives 12 speeds forward.
He certainly needs a Ruckstel huh?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Not using an ignition resistor on my 48 mercury

Some new round coils need external resisters and some have a resister buil in.
I have see thirties and forties cars running without a resister or bypassed.
It shortens the life of the points though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Fuele Mileage question....

I have found getting rid of the roofing tar in the crankcase and changing to 10-30 or thinner motor oil also helps the gas mileage.
Also backing off the accelerator pedal and coasting the last half...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: What to look for on a preliminary block inspection?

The last 8ba I bought had foot long cracks between the oil pan and exhaust manifolds on each side. Did see them until it was hot tanked.
The two before that had cracks in the valve seats to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,057
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Original 1932 Standard Coupe up for auction

Isn’t that a model A distributor?
I’m just across the bay from Red Wood City but I’m gonna have to forget about going th the auction.
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