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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,552
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: wheel balance

Thanks for all the responses. Will get the adapter from Speedway and maybe even the beads. Hoping for a smooooth ride after.!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,552
Posted By gayle marlowe
wheel balance

Back again for more excellent advice!!
My 38 has the wide 5 wheels. 5 on 10 1/2.
Does anybody know a way to balance these ?
Went to Discount Tire and they say no.
My local guys say these old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: oil leak

thanks for the tips Zeke. Will order the manual as it sounds like it is pretty detailed.
Gonna have to think on this a bit and decide if I want or can tackle it. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: oil leak

Yup. Been dreaming of a lift. Don't know if I can get it in there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By gayle marlowe
oil leak

38 sedan restored before I got it. Everything looks really well done, but oil pan leaking a bunch from drivers side front area of rail.

Question: How much of a job is it to pull the pan and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By gayle marlowe
Tube shocks on mech brake 38?

Posted this on the other site also: Any way to put tube shocks on my 38 sedan with mechanical brakes? Just finished repairing the whole mechanical system with the help of FlatheadTed, and they are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By gayle marlowe
radiator shroud for 38

Do you guys know if there is a radiator fan shroud that will fit my 38 sedan?
Have searched a lot but all I have found is modern fiberglass units that must be heavily modified. I still have the fan...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,093
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: Cosidering juice brakes

V8: I talked briefly to "Early Ford Store" in Ca. They say they have a bolt in kit for my 38 that uses all bolt in parts including prebent lines etc. I explained that I was a bit elderly and inquired...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,093
Posted By gayle marlowe
Cosidering juice brakes

Now that I have the 38 sedan running pretty good, I find that the brakes leave a lot to be desired. Am thinking of converting with the kit from Early Ford. I realize that I will have to change drums...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: Low power, low vacum

Success!!!
Put her back together and advanced the timing from stock, 4 degrees. And yes, I went the right direction this time. Put in the #50 jets and started her up. Now I am getting 12-13 inches...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: Low power, low vacum

Yup, you are right. I spoke before I knew what I was talking about. Looking in the old service manual I have, it showed a picture of a carb and I thought it said Stromberg. Wrong, you are right it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: Low power, low vacum

Well, call me stupid.!!! All this time messing with the distributor, I now find out I have been retarding the timing substantially. I set it in the car at factory setting and then thought I was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: Low power, low vacum

Evidently I can only think of these things one at a a time.
When advancing the timing, which way do you move the screw on the crab distributor? Up or down?
If the distributor rotates ccw when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: Low power, low vacum

Oh yea. Forgot to tell you I did pull the carb and it is a Stromberg and the main jets do not have any markings on them at all. Looked them over good with a magnifying glass after getting them out,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: Low power, low vacum

Yes, removed all spark plugs and blocked throttle open.
Yes, the engine and entire car was rebuilt in 2010. Underside looks as good as the rest with obvious mostly new parts under there. Car only...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: Low power, low vacum

Okay. Ran some tests this morning. Cannot find any source of vacum leak. Wipers not hooked up and distributor vacum line is missing and plugged at carb.
Pulled all plugs and all are sooty except...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: Low power, low vacum

I never thought of the vacuum wiper system!!! Thanks for the tip allanwoodie!!
I still have the vacuum gauge attached so I can check that and move the timing also.
I will also get compression...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By gayle marlowe
Red face Low power, low vacum

Some of you may remember I wrote in a few months ago and had just purchased the 38 sedan that was rebuilt from ground up. Looks fantastic but have been chasing a few gremlins, mostly low power. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: timing

Don't know what I did the first time?????
Took the distributor back out, went thru the Van Pelt timing method, put it back in, and VIOLA, it starts and runs fine. Now for a road test to see if I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: timing

Well, I took the distributor off (with much effort as it is not easy to get to)
and checked the timing and the points. Found one set of points that needed touch up and the other set okay. Used Van...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By gayle marlowe
oil pressure sender, 38 sedan

Is there a way to test the oil pressure sending unit to see if it is the sender or the gauge?
Dash gauge does not show any pressure. I guess I could add a gauge under the hood but it is nice to have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: timing

Thanks guys. Now I know which direction to move it. And because of the nicely done paint job on the engine, I could not see the little hash mark on the body of the distributor that Will D shows. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By gayle marlowe
timing

38 sedan at high altitude. I want to advance the timing as others have suggested but don't know if I have to take the distributor off to do it or can I adjust the vacuum break to advance it? I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,623
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: 38 sedan

Ford38, thanks for mentioning it. I had not thought of it so will look at the frame and see if the original stamping is there or if the plate is covering it up. I wonder if the previous owner put the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,623
Posted By gayle marlowe
Re: 38 sedan

Thanks Coop. Ben wanting a nice garage for a loooong time. Finally the wife let me have one, but I had to pay dearly!!! :)
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