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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

I was of the understanding that cold and flu viruses are also known as coronaviruses, and the current pandemic was the result of a new strain, therefore the novel (meaning "new") virus.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,115
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: My first dumb question

The throttle linkage on the right (passenger) side is the for the floor pedal (was called the "foot feed") and the left (driver's) side is for the hand throttle which is handy for holding fast idle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 887
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: O/T Explain water bucket mouse trap

Try antifreeze or oil. Need to keep pets away since antifreeze is poisonous. Maybe use something like chicken wire around the pail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

COVID-19. Heard of it?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 02:26 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,223
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Although never a FordBarn member, my dad had you guys beat. When he was 95 his '40 2 dr. sedan cracked an exhaust manifold and sounded terrible So I found one on ebay and had it shipped to him. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

Detergent oil can only do so much. Sludge results from moisture in the oil reacting with combustion byproducts that end up in the oil from blow-by past the rings and exhaust valve guides. Water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,312
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 4 post lift

I wonder if the (cheap) switch stuck on?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,312
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 4 post lift

Words of wisdom here. Thanks!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-19-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Blown freeze plug

What we call "freeze plugs" are in reality "core plugs". They are openings in the casting to hold the sand cores in place during the pour of molten cast iron. These openings are machined during the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,251
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Flathead identification

Could the heads be aftermarket replacements? Outfits like Western Auto sold just about everything for a Ford.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,091
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Why not a new casting

Is the Donovan still around? I remember reading about it in the early-mid '70's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Not using an ignition resistor on my 48 mercury

Check your charging system voltage before condemning the battery. Maybe that battery just never got fully charged. Should be about 7.2 volts at the battery terminals with the engine running about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

You may be thinking of fins inside the oil pan to provide more oil to the rods. I saw this in a youtube video titled "Howard Henderson's Model A Ford powered Pietenpol Air Camper". Start at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

It's amazing how it still sounds just like a Model A with those short exhaust stacks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: original 32 grill shell

Back about 1950 an uncle of mine built a tractor. He used a Model A engine and and an AA 4 speed trans. and misc. junkyard parts. He dressed it up with a '32 grille shell. He is now in his 90's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

[QUOTE=s.e.charles;1986329]i read the oil pan was finned to allow cooling[/QUOTE


Well, that may have been an option for the wealthy pilots of the day, but Bernard Pietenpol designed this plane...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Desaxe engine - Anyone heard about it?

Most engines of the last 50 years or so do. That's one reason why most pistons have an arrow or notch to denote the forward side of the piston.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,946
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Let's start a junkyard fuel injection discussion

And here is the answer for the naysayers and doubters! ....."just too much fun not to do...." It's a personal challenge with great satisfaction when it all works, like when the purist finds a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,197
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

NOT "weight"! It's "Winter"! In the early days of the automobile, oil viscosity was tested and rated as SAE10, 20, 30, etc. As oils improved, oil companies were able to produce oils that flowed...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-14-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,036
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: New member with "new" 1922 Model T

The cylinder walls may be dry from the car not being started in a long time. Try removing the spark plugs and adding a couple tablespoons of 10W (or 10W-30) oil to each cylinder. Let it sit a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,197
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

Maybe they wear anti-gravity boots that work the opposite way "down under":)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,197
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

What about CV joint grease used in the axle joints of front wheel drive modern cars? It both flows and is extremely "clingy". To me, it is a lot like the John Deere "cornhead grease" and a lot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2021, 02:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,960
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: I'd like to start a new thread on the components used in building a flathad

I'd like info on angle milling also. How much angle? What about the head bolt holes? Do you start from the top of the head or from the bottom side? I imagine you could relocate the head a little,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,441
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dual points for increased dwell??

How does that happen? It would seem that point bounce is directly controlled by the strength of the points spring. The chances of point bounce are doubled with two sets of points.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,441
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dual points for increased dwell??

Sounds like the engines were Chrysler Hemis, not flatheads.
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