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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-11-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Ford 56 Starter

Interesting post......I changed my '56 Victoria 312 engine from FORDOMATIC to stick shift using a "parts car" as a donor. I guess I was too dumb then (back in '64) to know about the starter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,710
Posted By hotrodart
Re: New '40 Ford Book soon to be available

BRAVO on the new '40 book. Very much needed......the old '40 booklet was pretty much useless, at least for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 1935 Pickup Windshield Regulator

Chet Chambers in RG 5 used to rebuild these for around $100 each for the club members and Joe's, but he passed away a few years ago.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By hotrodart
Re: '40 Garnish screws

For $6.78 I hope you got at least 10 in the package, not just one!! Ouch!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Anti freeze

Water has a better heat transfer coefficient than 50/50 mix of antifreeze......cooling a flathead with all-water would be better in summer.....that is, if your system is clean and free of crud.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Induction heater good,bad,or indifferent.

1000 watts seems a bit low power to do anything on a car.......just about the same as a toaster.......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,742
Posted By hotrodart
Re: In defense of 6 cylinders

I had a 6 cylinder/Fordomatic '52 Sunliner many moons ago......always started and ran well, particularly in the winter in New England. My guess is that car would be desirable these days.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 467
Posted By hotrodart
Re: gas

Maybe the ethanol/gasoline formulations are different across the country.....E10 fuel in my area corrodes aluminum and pot metal parts (carburetors) and creates havoc with "old" rubber formulations. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 39 trans

I have a 400+ HP motor in my '40 coupe with only one rebuild in 40 years on the 3-speed Ford trans.....same gear set ar your '39. Never pushed it hard and it held up well. But......in high school I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-18-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Cork Gasket on Fuel Level Sender

I have never used a sealant on those cork gaskets, never had a leak issue.....make sure the surfaces are clean metal......do not know what Ford factories did though. I just tighten the screws, no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By hotrodart
Re: 1940 Ford fuel gauge issue

I have a similar issue on my '40 coupe......stock gauge/resistor with aftermarket sender. I am told the aftermarket senders operate on a different principle and cannot ever be accurate. Best bet is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By hotrodart
Re: storage

I used to close the windows and put the cover on, and use repellent inside my cars. But....the mice still got inside and under the hood. So, I tried leaving the windows down, hood and trunk open,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Gear ratio on rearend

9 is the number of teeth on the pinion gear, 34 is the number of teeth on the ring gear. Divide 9 into 34 to get your rear axle ratio: 3.78 nominal (3.777777777 actual)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Anything on the threads?

I use anti-seize compound for brass fittings into aluminum. Been doing that for 60 years without issues. If the fitting is a gauge sender, the Teflon tape might insulate it and it may not function....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,459
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Luray Swap meet

I was there yesterday and today......very small......vendors were packing up at 10 AM today.......very few people this morning.......a bit disappointing, but still nice to get out with car guys.......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Mid atlantic model T meet 6 and 7 October in Luray, VA

I was there this morning......about 40 or so vendors, mostly Model T (of course!), small bit of V-8 stuff, small crowd. Was done in about an hour....might go back Wednesday to see if more vendors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Rear Axle Taper - What It Does

Your skepticism of the axle preload specification is way off base. You have been lucky with only 50 ft-lbs....or maybe you simply "baby" your car.



The taper on the axle is designed by the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Gas Tank Fuel Gauge reading question

The accuracy of the 80 year old technology in that gauge is significantly less than the measurable difference in the float levels with those specific liquids.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By hotrodart
Re: how many tie rod turns equates to 1/16 inch toe in change ?

Interesting question, but it is not the correct one if you are looking for the correct method to adjust toe-in/toe-out. Depending on the actual toe-in/toe-out on the car, you need to rotate the tie...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 902
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Hydraulic Brake Light Switch

Before you finalize your choice of MC.....I used a BOSS 429 MC (15/16" bore) on my '40 coupe (disc fronts).......I had to "section" the cover to clear the floorboard.....also had to lengthen the push...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Toe-In Lesson Learned

I did mine with a tape measure, then put it on a 4-wheel laser machine......the old way was right on the money.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By hotrodart
Re: No Oil Pressure in 8BA

Good lesson in this thread....I pull apart every engine.....new crates as well as previously owned/run. That's the only way to know what you have. There are usually a few surprises in every...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Best source for glass?

I got glass pieces from a junk yard and cut my own. Used the old pieces as patterns. Not difficult to do.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-24-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By hotrodart
Re: Transmission change

You might want to change out the




I did this swap (many years ago) and found it to be quite easy and straight forward. I bought a parts car and simply swapped over all the needed parts, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,331
Posted By hotrodart
Re: PERTRONIX Ignitor Ignition 1940 ford Helmet Dist

The Pertronix techs used to say to not use their Ignitor with a generator.....to much "noise" from the brushes and voltage spikes would blow it out.....maybe they made some electronics changes?......
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