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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,833
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

While we're bench engineering and building, keep in mind the the fuel/air mixture is NOT "pulled in" by the pistons, it has to be PUSHED in by atmospheric pressure. Liquids and gasses cannot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 59a stroker motor?

Glenn, Have you had any experience with either cam in a street vehicle?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 59a stroker motor?

KiWinUS, How does the L-100 compare to a Comp Cams Mother Thumpr cam?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Back to the 50's canceled

You are 100% right, McMimmcs! Your common sense is refreshing.
As a side note, many people fuss about how terrible it is to be told to wear a mask, yet they willingly walk around wearing a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-26-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: positive ground vs negative ground

It goes on the primary wire that goes from the ignition switch to the coil. Also, the coil may need the primary wires switched. The primary terminals are marked "+" and "-". On a negative ground...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,440
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Chevy to Flathead distributor

Ol' Ron said that the Egge piston/ring package would last 20,000 MORE miles than a Ross piston/ring setup. This is because the closer cylinder wall clearance holds the rings perpendicular to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

If you have to double clutch going into 2nd or 3rd, you need new synchros. As far as 1st gear goes, you should rarely, if ever, need to shift to 1st while moving. Just wait to shift into 1st until...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 59a stroker motor?

KIWI, How will the L-100 cam work in a 296? Streetable in a '40 sedan? Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,669
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Batt. Supercharger

No, I don't think so! It takes a very special (very expensive) compressor to reach the high pressures needed to store enough hydrogen to get out of your driveway. And special high pressure tanks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,669
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Batt. Supercharger

From the comment about the "ungainly" generator, I assume it was significantly larger than stock. Which means it took more power from the engine to spin it. Using more power means using more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: How does 1 adjust this front brake setup on my 36?

Don't mix shoes between the two different types. As I remember, the '39-'41 shoes had a round hole at the bottom of the shoe, and '42-'48 had a slotted hole.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,717
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 49 ford clutch chatter

I checked my 1950 Motor Manual for finger height adjustment and it varies according to model of the pressure plate. 10" clutches go from 1 3/4" to 2 1/8" but yours should be close; just get them all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,717
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 49 ford clutch chatter

You can't check finger adjustment with the pressure plate removed, and measuring to the clutch disc surface is not accurate enough. Remove the flywheel and place about four 3" pieces of 5/16" square...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Tight Engine Troubles?

Don't waste your time that over-hyped WD(Water Displacement)-40! I doubt you have any water in the bearings! Use real penetrant like PB Blaster, Kroil, Liquid Wrench, etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,669
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Batt. Supercharger

Did his fuel mileage improve any?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,669
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Batt. Supercharger

Well, first of all, there is no proof that such gadgets do work. With the "100 MPG carb", the myths are always vague; it seemed that someone's uncle's third cousin's barber heard stories down at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,669
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Batt. Supercharger

People have been suckers for "fuel saving" gadgets for about as long as cars have existed. The list is endless, but a couple that stick out in my mind are the mythical 100 MPG carburetor and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,381
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Electric steering

Well, that Nissan/Toyota may have been an old Ford in its former life, so no big deal!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1953 Mercury Distributor - dual point / single point

Seems like there were kits back in the day to convert stock distributors to dual points. The comparatively weak coils of the day benefited from the extra dwell time in theory, but who really revved...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 49 flathead rebuild. Fuel?

There was no lead in gasoline in the early flathead era!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-08-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,973
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dual chamber master cylinder for drum brakes

It's still the original 289 (well, the crank and block are). The calipers are the 4 piston and the original rear was the 8". Currently it's only run at the strip. And true, I haven't made a panic...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-07-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,973
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dual chamber master cylinder for drum brakes

Well, the new master has internal residual valve for the rear, but no proportioning valve in the system. I have a 9" rear out of a '59 Galaxie which has smaller brake shoes than the original Cougar...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-07-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,973
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dual chamber master cylinder for drum brakes

Oops! See the egg on my face? Apparently I've been wrong all these years. My bad!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-06-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,973
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Dual chamber master cylinder for drum brakes

Hmmm, need to tell this to Mercury. My '67 Cougar with factory front discs had the residual check valve mounted on the floor pan directly above the rear axle! (I removed it when installing a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Happy Easter everyone!

Where do egg laying rabbits fit in the picture?? Could it come from ancient pagan fertility festivals? Hmmm...
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