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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2016, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By bobH
Re: Casting Quality

On my 47, with a 59.... I discovered a crack across the deck on #6, about 15 years ago. Who knows how long it had been there before that. I 'agonized' over that crack for awhile, and in the end,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By bobH
Re: Casting Quality

My experience comes from the 50's, when I worked at a small independent garage. The garage owner was primarily a Ford guy, and among his various groups of clients, were the local used car dealers....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,963
Posted By bobH
Re: Would Anybody Attempt To Fix This?

You say that the nut and piston pieces were retrieved. All of them? Was there any other loose shrapnel? Was the engine run for any time under this condition, or was it immediately shut off? Pete,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By bobH
Re: Merry Christmas from Hawaii

Merry Christmas, Sheldon. I hope you've had a good one.
A little 'down' here, missing the mrs.
Looks like you had about the same snow as we had - just a little.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By bobH
Re: JB Weld VS Quick JB Weld

Its natural color is very dark grey.
Like in another post above, I nearly created a steering wheel with PC7. (Actually, probably less than 50 %.)
And, the 'spit-trick' (posted as water, above)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By bobH
Re: 34 ford running hot. Advise???

Does this all imply that there is, somewhere, somehow, a stock 34 that does NOT boil, with several minutes of idling??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By bobH
Re: JB Weld VS Quick JB Weld

Another 'un-professional and un-informed' opinion... I've had no (nada, zero) luck with 'Quick'. I've had ok results with the original.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By bobH
Re: Flathead identification

So he has an advantage over you. He likely knows exactly what he has. You are trying to learn. Beware...
Read Binx, #14 post...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By bobH
Re: New Califonia DMV legal yellow on black plates

So, are the year (62), and 'California' stamped in (like original 62 plates), or are they simply painted on like current white plates?
And, can you pick your number, like say, if you have a record...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By bobH
Re: 1934 Ford Brake/Clutch pads

This leaves me puzzled. I know that David is the expert authority, and I also know that the pedals in my late 33 / early 34 are not 1/2-20. Maybe my pedal assy has been changed ??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By bobH
Re: how critical is TDC

Getting back to TDC, when there are no marks... Bruce (I think) and Ron, have posted several times, using a big zip tie. Search. Pretty accurate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By bobH
Re: Early Motor, worth it?

I've tried a good look at the rear end. Unfortunately, my computer version of the pict is not very clear. I think I see radius rods with the 'angle' at the axle end, so the rad rod meets the axle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By bobH
Re: Customer Service

So, what are you going to do? Accept their generosity, and live with it? Or install another top? Or?
And,what's to happen with the removed top? My criteria for perfection might be a little less... I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By bobH
Re: Impossible optimist quest: Help me find dad's 32.

Here is an off the wall thought... That ca black plate is still, possibly, a current plate. If the plate is still active in the system, it is possible to trace it to current owner. I recently did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By bobH
Re: Ford Mercury Truck Engine

To be clear, NO Ford trucks ever used a Merc engine from the factory (in the flathead era).[/QUOTE]

I'm nitpicking here... might want to check that comment. If "trucks" includes pickups, I believe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By bobH
Re: winter dampness

In addition to all the good ideas already posted, I like to add a 'moisture barrier', on the floor. Simply, a plastic drop cloth. I have one garage stall which tends to have moisture come up through...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By bobH
Re: new top

David, or anyone who has installed a LB top, is it REALLY a DIY job? Reason I ask, the top on my 47 has never looked real good (20 yrs old). It has always had wrinkles in the quarter area. When I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By bobH
Re: Ford Mercury Truck Engine

Ron's right. Also check the rpm that hp is rated at. Could be the same engine, if rpm's quoted are different.
Again, ref the marketing dept.
jmo
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By bobH
Re: 1936 Ford Flathead valve clearance check to determine next step

Yes and no.... there is a spec on approx where the top of the valve ought to be, after all is said and done. My last, and only recent experience with having a new seat installed, is that LOTS of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By bobH
Re: 1936 Ford Flathead valve clearance check to determine next step

Lots of ways ... one way is to rotate crank to bring valve full open, note crank position, then rotate crank one full (360) turn.
Recheck. That spec... .001-.003 doesn't sound right.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By bobH
Re: Need a piston(s)

On the subject of 'one more thing',,, Walt mentioned knurling, which is what we did 'all the time' (so-called overhauls).
Another 'one more thing'... regarding ring lands... it used to be a common...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By bobH
Re: Need a piston(s)

At the risk of 'being on my soapbox'....
Walt almost addressed his own comment, or rule, automotive "pistons are not round", and "btw, BS pistons ARE round." There are other examples around, for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By bobH
Re: Piston size

Something to file away 'in memory'.... 25.4 mm/in
So, 77.9 / 25.4 = 3.067. Standard bore for 3-1/16 = 3.062 (5).
You probably have a standard bore, with .005 wear.
So, probably standard 3-1/6 in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By bobH
Re: Need a piston(s)

How about a 40, and let it slap? Or, how about a 60 and a lathe? If Burt Munro can whip out pistons in his home garage shop (Fastest Indian), ought to be able to conquer this situation. Just opinion....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By bobH
Re: Rochester 4jet

I can 'plug the vac circuit that actuates the PV plunger', but I am not clear on how to 'plug the PV'. Suggestions?? Do you mean to drive something into the PV to plug the 'orifice'? Or?
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