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  1. Tom, I have a spare engine to build up and could use this, but the link is not hyperlinked and I can't find any threads under Shirley Hopkins.
  2. Anyone know where to get these, or have a pattern for them? One thing I missed when putting the engine back together.
  3. I used a 3/8" pipe tap to create threads in the breather hole in my intake manifold (being careful to vacuum out the shavings). The PCV threads right in. I connected it to a BK-49 manifold spacer/vacuum takeoff from columbiatwospeedparts.com. If I had blow-by I wouldn't know it. Also installed the solid valve guides with seals on intakes.
  4. Thanks, Tom. I've been searching for the right power valve. They either surge too early or too late. Originally I thought a stronger spring meant they would open slower, but now I believe they are "normally open" and are held closed by vacuum working against the spring tension. So the weaker the spring the leaner the mixture. Do I have that righht?
  5. Rolf left us several years ago. He provided me with my carb, distributor, and several other parts before he departed. Great loss.
  6. My original pump could not supply enough fuel. I ran it for awhile with a spacer to get more lift, but that was an imperfect solution. I bought a new one from Sacramento Vintage Ford, and couldn't keep it from overpowering the float valve and flooding the engine with gas. I replaced the spring with the spring from the old one, and now it is "just right." I have over 2,000 miles on it and no problems.
  7. Glad to hear it, Keith. The seals I got from Narragansett in the 80's don't allow the windows to close completely. Keep us posted.
  8. I should have known by looking at the plates that wasn't Jay's. When we visited him he had a black '41 Cabriolet in his garage, and I must have confused it with the one he brought. So the Rockingham Tan one must be his.
  9. To the right is George Poore's '47. Looks deceive. He has driven this all over the U.S. and beat me for longest driven distance to the Hamilton, MT GOF. To the left is Jay Moyle's exquisite '41. Jay bailed us out of one of our generator misadventures, driving 100 miles out of his way.
  10. Oil: There's been a lot of discussion on the forum about the importance of using oil that contains ZDP (zinc additive), which is supposed to help preserve the cam from wear. I've been using Valvoline VR1 racing oil, which contains ZDP (it fouls catalytic condensers in newer cars). I've been running 20W-50 because I'm in the hot central CA valley and have had low oil pressure, even with a Melling M-15 pump. If you don't like that advice, Castrol has an article on what oil to use: http://www.castrol.com/en_gb/united-kingdom/products/cars/classic-oils/classic-engine-oils.html
  11. Hey Jeff, are you using an AM transmitter and playing through your stock radio? Where did you find a 6V FM radio?
  12. I'm looking for a pair of engine mounts in any condition. Seems like all of the suppliers like Boos-Herrell, Naragansett, and Whelihan need cores. Thanks. daspring42@gmail.com
  13. What's the latest on steering wheels, Keith?
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