The Jalopy Journal
I use SBC Arp rod nuts in all my builds.
I use Stant Superstats 45848 in 59A's - 180 deg.
Hope to make it
The choke plates are essential to getting proper air flow through the venturis. Do not run without them.
I get my rebuild kits from Mac Van Pelt in Ohio.
Easy to check power valve. Remove carb, set on the bench and see if fuel leaks out. Another check is to look down the carb throats at idle and see...
What Hemihotrod66 said.
Those pumps with the pressed in valves are not rebuildable.
I run the stock pump on my 39 with a 276 in engine and Holley 390 carb. Been on 25 years.
All 59A cams had 5T on them. Cars and trucks were the same. I have checked a number of V-8 cams, 8CM's are consistent. I have checked cams marked...
The number would be 18-xxxxxxx. Then look it up on Van Pelts website.
Started going in the middle 80's. Swap meets in general aren't what they used to be. I go more as a social occasion now.
How long is it?
I've been running the SU-1A in my 276 inch engine for over 20 years now and really like it. Very similar to the L-100.
The only 2 carb manifold I would consider running progressive linkage on is the Edelbrock Slingshot.
Don't you mean power valves and not jets?
What did you set the lash at? I generally use .012 intake and .014 exhaust.
81 indicates 1938 221 cu in engine.
Magnafluxing is fine, but I wouldn't pay good dollars for a block that had not been pressure tested.
The standard bushing for the pump pushrod has a .060 drilled in it. As said, without that bushing, you lose a ton of oil pressure. That cup plug...
I went to work as an engineer at IHC Motor Truck in Ft. Wayne, Ind in 1966 and my first assignment was to evaluate that engine. Did a ton of tests...
I have built a lot of engines and have never had a problem with used original head bolts.
Actually vacuum at idle is high so the plunger is held off the plate. During normal driving it is also off the plate. Upon acceleration, vacuum...
Blocking the crossover is a bad move. I'd check your thermostats. Sounds like one or both is not closing. Get it up to temp and I'll bet it will...
The Champion N5C requires an approx .21" spacer. Again see the Fordbarn thread.
>060 orifice and 80 lb sender are correct. The spring in the pump is usually set at around 50 - 55 lbs. I built a rig to test the oil pumps and...
I'll gladly send you a pair for the postage. Message me. Jack
Could be seat needle is sticking. Use only steel needle without rubber tip.
Praying for a complete recovery. Go Bruce.
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