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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-25-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: My 56 Thunderbird transmission Leaks?

Also, a leak after sitting (during which the torque converter drains back into the pan) can be from the shift shaft or kickdown lever seals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,074
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: newly rebuilt and a knock

No magic wand here. You need to get the engine back to the rebuilder so he can hear it. Just load the car on a trailer and zip on over to the rebuilder's shop. So what if you're out some time and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1949 Merc 8CM engine

Try Tractor Suppoly. That's where I got mine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,263
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Remote Horn Blower?

Most likely a high school electronics class could easily build one with off the shelf readily available components.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,485
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Demise of the Ford Tri-Motor

Another sad example of "get-there-itis"! If those musicians had waited until morning to fly or had taken the bus (as some band members did), all would have been fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,311
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Greatest Barn-Find Collection

One brand (maybe more) of single cylinder tractor was started with a shotgun shell. A shell was put into an opening on the cylinder head and clamped down. The holder had a pin that you hit with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,254
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Vacuum guage

Use a timing light to get an accurate setting! A vacuum gauge is NOT a timing tool! Use it for diagnosing for burned valves or intake leaks, or to drive for best economy. If you try to set the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Oil consumption

You could pull the spark plugs for a quick look. If they all look about the same you're good to go. If only one or two are oil fouled, you could have a broken ring or a wrist pin keeper has broken...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Flathead 60 hp

Check out what is available for the 2N, 8N, 9N tractors which used the same pump.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 59A flathead questions.

An old-time mechanic told me that the rope seal first appeared on the first (1939) 239 engines in Mercurys and big trucks. The 221 continued to use the slinger type seal. He pointed out the rope...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Are the 3rd and 4th piston rings backward?

The fourth ring helped with oil control when one piece oil rings were the norm. Not needed with modern 3 piece oil rings.
As for a ring 'stabilizing the pistons....keeping them more steady in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Lube for throwout bearing?

My observations: Never use "NeverSeize"! It is NOT a lubricant for moving parts! It is only intended for assembling parts that do not move-mainly threaded fasteners (bolts, park plugs, etc.). It...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1957 Ford Country Sedan Transmission Question

If it's the original style trans, if you go full throttle right away, it will start in 1st gear and shift to 2nd as soon as you let up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: For those who don't have a four post lift......

Got'cha. Didn't think about that angle!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: For those who don't have a four post lift......

What do you use the magnets for?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Yard art 28 coupe

But, but, he did CHECK the oil before starting! No oil change. No attempt to fill the dipper tray, nor to get oil to the mains. No mention of checking or changing gear oil either. Although, he did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: So why did Ford go from 21" wheels to 19" wheels?

14" came out in '57. The first Falcons were 13", I believe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Removing the cam on a Model A

I was just going to say the same thing. A lifter breaks in together with its cam lobe. Putting a worn/used lifter on a new cam means the mating surfaces no longer match.
Besides, all the fiddling...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 175,119
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tell a Model A related story

Hi Gary, My apologies for seeming to make light of your career. That was not my intent. I just wanted to show an example of an occupation that went from being labor intensive to becoming...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 41 Ford SuperDeluxe - V8 Rings stuck (again)

Since this a temporary fix to drive the car, you don't need to spend a small fortune pulling the engine to inspect, magna flux, etc., etc. I'd suggest pulling the other head and flushing the water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 175,119
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: tell a Model A related story

"Affluence. Squander and extravagance." Isn't that a fact! But I sometimes wonder if that isn't a necessary by-product of technology, needed to keep people employed, thus feeding their families. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Cheap Reproduction Head?

Could be a J.C. Whitney jewel!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Heyer Start-A-Car

Well, I was not even close! (Shouldn't have read so many JC Whitney
catalogs when I was young!).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Heyer Start-A-Car

I'm just guessing here, but what comes to my mind is what I call an ignition buzz box. This puts out a constant high voltage spark (like a Model T coil). The output lead goes in the center terminal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Engine priming/oiling BEST ideas.

In my experience, DO NOT use Lubriplate or similar as assembly lube, especially if the engine will sit awhile. Also, the cylinder walls, piston pins, cam lobes and lifters all depend on splash...
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