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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,287
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model A police car pictures needed

To quote a popular Youtube site: "Well, I'll be dipped!" I wonder though, if the radios mentioned in this 1931 bulletin were actually two way. All the references I found said the first two way...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,287
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Model A police car pictures needed

The first two way police radios were in March of 1933 so maybe the optional low speed generators were for the extra lights, plus I imagine the cars did a lot of idling and low speed patrolling.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Multiple Oil Leaks after sitting?

Auto parts store have inexpensive kits for tracing leaks. They have a dye to add to the oil, a special flashlight and tinted goggles. Run the engine and watch for leaks. Don't drive the car while...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: load-o-matic - (CAPITALIZATION OPTIONAL ON MY BROWSER)

[QUOTE=KULTULZ;2059006]

SOURCE - http://www.y-blocksforever.com/tech/html/loadomatic.html


That opening statement is 100% wrong!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 891
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 52 Flathead crankshaft end play

Just march it off the flywheel with an air chisel with a blunt tip. easy-peasy!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-21-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,929
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: fordamatic

Just a reminder of one quirk of this trans. It is a three speed, but normally starts out in 2nd when the lever in D position. 1st has to selected manually by putting the lever in L. It will not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Exhaust and Intake Manifold Decking

I wonder if it's possible to "get the angle of the carburetor canted off center" enough to affect the float level to a measurable degree? The purpose of resurfacing is to get a flat surface so that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-10-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Tuning issue- seeking thoughts

A restricted air cleaner would make it run rich, so pulling out the choke would make the problem worse. If the fuel pump were weak, pulling out the choke would only help momentarily. In addition to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: New guy with a 1952 Flathead

The Chevy point type distributor conversion works well, especially with the different carb you have on it. The original distributor spark advance will not work with a non-original carb.
The 8BA...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Early Ford Hydraulic brakes in 1931 Fordor

Did you make sure to have some free play in the brake pedal linkage? The master cylinder has to return completely to uncover the bleed port that lets the wheel cylinders push the fluid (and any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,334
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: ford 9n and model a motor

The "secret weapon" on these Fords was the three point hitch system designed by Harry Ferguson. As the grill on mine says: "Ford Tractor Ferguson System." It really only worked for plowing. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Crankshaft shims

They made oversize width inserts to correct thrust surface wear, but I don't know where you could put a shim that wouldn't get torn up immediately!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,235
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: The 1BA block Mystery What's the Story ?

Ronnie, I just checked and I have 2 1Ba blocks. One has a lot of scale in the water jackets and a couple cracks-valve seat to cyl. wall. The other one only the "standard" stud thread to water port...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,334
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: ford 9n and model a motor

This conversion would not be practical from a dollar and cents perspective, but does it have to make sense? NO! The entire old car/tractor hobby does not make sense from a financial perspective! ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,334
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: ford 9n and model a motor

Is your friend able to see a picture? Just show him a picture of a Model A engine along side of a picture of a 9N/2N/8N engine. The differences are obvious!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1950 Ford 8BA flathead leak Down Test

If you reused the old pistons, did you check the side play of the rings in their grooves? The top side of the top ring grooves wear the most, so a new ring will not seal properly. The grooves wear...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-04-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Oil filter conversion sucks!

As shown by the Ford part number in Kulutz's post, 1957 was the first year for factory spin-on filters. Any earlier would have used the conversion.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-03-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: too much moisture in exhaust?

Temperature has more to do with it. The warmer it is, the sooner the exhaust system gets hot enough to evaporate the moisture which is formed inside the engine by the combustion process.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-01-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: too much moisture in exhaust?

He's about 12 miles south of Portland. Current relative humidity 33%. Temp. 75 as of 2:50 PM MDT Sept.1
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,929
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Yes,there IS such a critter as a factory FOM flat 6 Ford!

Funny how the same basic story has so many variations! The version I read in a car magazine years ago said this happened at the Detroit Hydroplane Race in 1948 or so on the Detroit River. Henry...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-01-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: too much moisture in exhaust?

Which part? The rainy coastal/Portland area, or the desert that covers much of the rest of the state?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,153
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Another overbore question

Did you break it in and tune before heading to the track?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Hotrod or OG

With a modernized cooling system (water pumps, fan, pressurized radiator) and a clean block, A/C should not be a problem. A few mild mods to the engine will take care of the drivability. If you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 102,582
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Wow! It's hard to believe that any engine builder does not know about bearing crush! This is about as basic as it gets, and insert bearings have been around far longer than any current engine...
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