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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-06-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Crankster
5.0L timing

Well no, actually he asked how to "best" set the base ignition timing. I suggest using a timing light.



Yes, we all know this. Nobody said otherwise. I don't get it, generally you always seem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
Posted By Crankster
Re: Is it possible to date my 28CCPU?

Just be yourself! Try to find common interests, and some soft music. Good luck!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By Crankster
Re: Compression Gauge Readings

No idea if this helps but this is the data provided from the 1950 Motors Repair Tune Up chapter.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-05-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Crankster
Re: 1955 F-100 5.0L timing

I suppose, if people only drove at wide open full throttle you might have a point!

But again, there is no point to vacuum advance in drag racing in the first place, because there is basically only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Crankster
Marine vs car battery?

If you've enough CCA for the application, it should work well. There are some differences in the way they are measured, CA are measured at 32 F. and CCA measured at 0 F.

And generator equipped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Crankster
Marine vs car battery?

Are you sure you're comparing like for like? High CCA automotive start batteries have different construction and greater plate surface area to achieve the high current yet brief demand periods. A...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-02-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Crankster
1955 F-100 timing

The factory specs in the manuals were ordinarily listed as distributor degrees, because, the OEMs intended for the distributor to be setup on an actual distributor machine. This is the source of much...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-02-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Crankster
Re: 1955 F-100 5.0L timing

No, "total timing" is always determined without vacuum advance. Most OHV V8 want 34 to 36, somewhere in there anyway. On flat ground, cruising out on the highway 50 or even more is typical.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Crankster
Marvel vs Ampco Oiler

I've an Ampco that works OK, but as a practical matter I don't think it makes any appreciable difference whether under load or not. The idea is to remove gum and varnish accumulations from valves and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Crankster
Overheated motor

Is that where we're at now, the engine in question is siezed up?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By Crankster
Regulator NOT Regulating

There was a fellow making solid state regulators for generators under the name of "Dynamo Systems" or somesuch, but I neglected to buy one, and he seems to have retired or passed on. They had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Crankster
Won't start now

Yabut, he says first thiing it has spark and fuel..

I'd try squirting some earl in all the cylinders as mentioned and hope nothing got toasted too badly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Crankster
overheated motor won't start now

Compression check maybe? A consequence of severe engine overheating is piston rings lose their spring tension.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,055
Posted By Crankster
Re: starter amps

"Less than 250" sounds a little too vague to me, but I don't know for sure. These sound like OHV V8 numbers. A Flathead or early Ford in stock form at least, is not a high compression engine, I would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By Crankster
My next adventure

Yabut, that's what I'm trying to tell you, if it's pulling 20" vacuum you already know compression is acceptable. Don't stress over this! Try some Marvel's in both the gas and oil per the directions...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By Crankster
Re: My next adventure

You mentioned in the other thread the engine manifold is pulling steady 20" it can therefore probably be inferred cylinder compression is satisfactory. A vacuum test doesn't replace the compression...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,846
Posted By Crankster
Lean MisFire

The old mechanic saying went "90% of the carburetor problems are ignition related."
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By Crankster
Re: Surface corrosion

Yes! Your google-foo skills far exceed mine, I couldn't find anything. Or did you use an actual meatspace disctionary? Thank You!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By Crankster
Surface corrosion

Why is it called "Crocus" cloth? Are there little crocuses embedded in the paper or something? How about "Emery" paper? Named after some guy in Michigan at the turn of the century?

(How many here...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,050
Posted By Crankster
Positive Ground

Sounds like just the thing, if you're selling new cars! That's why I'm skeptical ... lol
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,050
Posted By Crankster
Re: Positive Ground

The way it was explained to me years ago, the condenser acts as a kind of "shock absorber" and ensures most of the energy occurs between the plug electrodes where we want it, instead of arcing at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By Crankster
Tap Water

Tap water ... You mean like that stuff out of a garden hose?? Are you crazy?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Crankster
Compression results

No, it is used at the directed rate of 4 fl. Oz per 10 gallons fuel
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,050
Posted By Crankster
Re: Positive Ground

Yeah, I was going to mention that, instead of power being generated in the coil by the relative motion of conductors and fluxes, it is produced by the modial interaction of magneto-reluctance and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Crankster
Re: Jump Starting flat 6V battery

Yeah as general rule a battery that goes completely flat below 11 volts particularly for an extended time period like this, should be thoroughly charged and then tested for defects such as a shorted...
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