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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Ford Flathead engine swap part 4 and 5. Gettin' it ready then first run and driv

That was great, Mart. Really enjoyed being with you & Jack on the break-in run of the Ol'59 Flatty. And so nice that it is running well!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,945
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Electric steering

And I would think the high current draw would not be continuous, only while the motor is working hard to turn the steering shaft.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,945
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Electric steering

Pete. Can you get pics of the under-dash mounting? I looked on epowersteering’s site......showing products but no installation pics.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Hot Fordy

Thanks for posting the follow-up. Its always good for us to learn the results, especially when it definitely solved a problem.

Yeah, now with cooling problem resolved, I would go with 180 stats.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By JayChicago
Re: PVC Valve ?

Thank you all. Now I understand what I have.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Holley ignition coil ID

And probly would work just fine on G.M. cars through '54.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By JayChicago
PVC Valve ?

Still trying to understand what I got. New-to-me '37 has Offenhouser intake, with this PCV valve on it.

Anyone recognize it? Who makes a PCV valve like this?

Don't want to touch it until I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By JayChicago
Re: hayden automotive 3647 adjustable thermostatic fan control

No experience with the Hayden unit. Vintage Air no.24675-VUT was on my '37 with aluminum radiator when I got the car. Works well, no problems so far. The on/off delta is about ten to fifteen...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Coil readings what it it telling me

I think readings on both coils are what they should be.

Skip's coil needs the ignition resistor back in the circuit. Will add about .5 ohm for total of about 1.5 ohm. Your can coil is about 1.5...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 604
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Extra quart of oil with oil filter system?

You could, but I think no need to pre-fill the canister. I think posts #6 & 7 above have it. The canister will fill as engine turns. The restriction in the filter supply line holds back oil going to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 604
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Extra quart of oil with oil filter system?

No, talking about the stock filter canister. Return line drains center tube of canister by gravity. But oil can only get into the center tube through the two small holes at top of tube. So most of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 604
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Extra quart of oil with oil filter system?

The canister's oil return path is through two small holes in the center tube. These holes are near the top of the tube. So I think gravity will only drain down about 1 inch of oil at the top of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Who can 6v to 12v shop SoCal

I would suggest you have them resolve the other issues first. And then maybe leave it 6 volt, especially if you care about originality. 6 volt is unforgiving; things need to be right. But otherwise,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,317
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Ignition Problem or Carb Problem

Good news. Sounds like that condenser would work on start up but then fail immediately.

But I think you are not done yet. You said: "I am running a brand new Bosch blue coil which I measured as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,408
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Mikko, just a personal, curiosity question:
You are in Sweden, but everything you have written is in perfect English. Better written than most of us native English speakers. Are you native English,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,408
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Glad to hear it arrived and you are happy with your purchase. And very glad to see a young guy enthusiastic about our old flatheads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By JayChicago
Re: timing a 85 flat

drolston, sounds like good advise to me. As you said, takes into account the variables in my particular engine. I’ve been afraid to touch my distributor after it was set by a pro on a machine, but I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,111
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Thermostats, To Use or Not to Use

Here is a thought. I don’t know about this, just throwing it out here. Wonder what others think:

Is restriction of the water flow at the thermostat really a thing? Seems like it might be because...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,506
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Another find 32 tudor

From Petehoovie: "Beautiful! There's something to be said about the patina gleaned from age and use. It would be a sin to restore this car."
I agree with that. Enjoy it, show it, as is.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By JayChicago
Re: So that old 59 Flatty then. Is it going to run?? If so, for how long??

That was great! Had a big smile on my face listening to that old engine purr. And I think we heard a smile in your voice, and your son Jack too. Grins all around.

And to think what the block...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,370
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 3 bolt to 2 bolt distributor adapter

That's what I found to be in the '37 I bought recently. I've been curious why a three bolt cover on a 59 engine? Was pro-built by Motor City Flatheads. Maybe they did this because customer was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By JayChicago
Re: 59A Date?

From what I have read at VanPelt’s site and elsewhere, any info on the meaning of the casting symbols from the foundry have been lost to history.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,347
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Inner Tubes for Radials?

That's another reason I felt more comfortable with tubes. Feared with tubeless, I get to the storage garage and find a slow rim leak caused a flat tire. And the fix may not be simply airing-up the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,347
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Inner Tubes for Radials?

Thanks for the info. Yes, I got the "radial tubes" from DiamondBack with the Auburn tire purchase. In 2017 the tubes were only $9.90 each. Peanuts compared to the expensive price of the specialty...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,347
Posted By JayChicago
Re: Inner Tubes for Radials?

Why not? Is there some problem with tubes in a tubeless tire?

Seems like belt and suspenders to me. I don't trust my original wheels to be clean enough for a good seal. Don't want to come to...
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