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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

I say "misdiagnosis" here. Properly torqued rod nuts don't back off like that! More likely, that shop owner told the new kid to torque the rods and "Don't forget the cotter keys!" When the holes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

So how many documented cases are there of a body separating from the frame after hitting a pothole? Does anyone have pictures?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-27-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: What color were OEM engine blocks in 1957?

No! No! No! Chevy orange is NOT the correct color for a '57 Ford engine!! Ford red is much redder than Chevy's orange.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: MARC dues, regular vs. "air mail" of Model "A" News

Sounds like a holdover from the "good old days"!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-27-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dip Stick

On the other hand, getting down and under every time you drive the car will help keep your body limber. "Use it or lose it"!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,747
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Snyder 5.5 head

Since a high compression head is obviously NOT original, why try to pass it off as original? Seems rather dishonest to me!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-23-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,726
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

You're onto something here! Read the fine print on a bottle of B&M "Trick Shift". It says "Meets Type F specifications"! So it's possible "TRICK SHIFT" fluid is just Type F in a fancy bottle!
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Patching Inner Tubes

"stitching" is using a narrow serrated roller to press down the patch for better adhesion. No needle and thread involved!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,726
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

Many years ago I dealt with one of these early Fordomatics that was acting weird. I forget the details, but there is an aluminum sleeve pressed into the front of the output shaft that directs fluid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,290
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: spark Advance

Yep. In fact, an old trick to get more heat from an exhaust manifold heater was to drive with the timing lever up. You could get the manifold to glow red!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: question

Yep! Same age as a '29 Chevy was in 1967.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Paint recommendations

I have a question: Just how consistent were the factory colors? If in 1930 you took a door off a car made in January and put it on a car made in June, would the color match exactly? Likely not! ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: question

Every antique car came equipped with turn signals! Although, it did require rolling down the driver's window! (Or lifting the side curtain)
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-15-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,726
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

The pressure port is 1/8" pipe thread.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-15-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,726
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

As mentioned earlier, the throttle valve may not be properly indexed with the internal linkage. Have you had a pressure gauge on it? Use the port behind the throttle lever and compare pressure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,307
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,307
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil and Marvel Classic Motor Oil

[QUOTE=drolston;1941661]It is probably a really good product for old flatheads, with increased zinc for our flat tappet cams, and detergents to prevent sludge build up. But at $9.00 per quart, plus...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1950 Crestliner-Ford

Those numbers are the maximum safe pressure for the tire, a "do not exceed" number. You may want a little less pressure for better ride.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,853
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Borg Warner OD Question

That lever DOES NOT engage nor disengage the overdrive! Engagement is done by the solenoid. The lever is a lockout lever. In the forward position (photo #1) it locks the trans in direct drive (the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Knocking on start up

Drop the pan and check for a worn rod or main bearing. They knock worse on start up until they get oil. Sometimes a worn/cracked piston will rattle for awhile until it warms up a little and expands.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Henry Ford

Was this with the car he named "Princess"? (If I'm remembering correctly) He used the winnings from that race to start one of his companies (I don't remember which one-it took him three tries). ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

One that's been bored to a cylinder diameter of 3 3/8" and stroked an extra 3/8" to 4 1/8", or as I heard long ago, "huge by large".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,601
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Those were the days....

Good point! (often overlooked)
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: My T Bird is a 292 bored 40 over I found

Is the choke working? For a cold start, it should take just one pump of the gas pedal to set the choke and give a squirt of fuel. Just one pump and then take your foot off the pedal. If the choke...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,463
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: new engine start-up problems

1. Have you tried a different condenser or coil? Wouldn't be the first time a new part was defective out of the box.
2. Have you checked EVERY electrical connection including all grounds?
3. Is...
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