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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,841
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,841
Posted By bobH
Re: Replaced my carburetor...used copper line...going steel ASAP

I'm not advocating either way. But, will comment, there is a type of copper that IS APPROVED. I've forgotten which, but I think it might be 'K' ??
David, you are usually looked upon as an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,841
Posted By bobH
Re: Replaced my carburetor...used copper line

Mac makes some good points. I've tried to make this piece with TWO bends - very difficult to get it right. Mac's point of making THREE bends is a good one - leaves some wiggle-room. However, I wonder...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By bobH
Re: Wasco flathead timing tool

I printed the Wasco manual, and at first glance, it looks like it may be useful for my Chec-Rite timing fixtures. I'll give it a try... and, thank you for the manual.
Does anyone have any knowledge...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,827
Posted By bobH
Re: T-5 and a Flathead...

Attn DeuceLover... My recollection is that you put a T-5 in a 36 pass chassis. (59a engine, early 90's WC Ford T-5, tail converted to mechanical speedo) Can you confirm this, and if so, can you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By bobH
Re: 3.54 rear gear in 46 to 48 convertible

For whatever it's worth, wife & I have a 46-48 convert (47F), and it came with 3.54's. In my opinion, it's a slug to drive, sluggish off the line, won't keep up on freeway on-ramps. Once going, it's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By bobH
Re: 33 Generator

On my 33-34, the 'arm', and 'bat' wire are as you stated. The field wire comes out the hole (of the housing), and is grounded under one of the cutout attachment points. Is yours different? Could the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,376
Posted By bobH
Re: Road Test of Stant vs. Shewman Thermostats

So, it's NO big deal if you never have a problem. I was probably close to the same 60 years into my own engine 'career', when I encountered MY first problem. I had a fresh build, with an air pocket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,376
Posted By bobH
Re: Road Test of Stant vs. Shewman Thermostats

Old engineer's 'creed'... If you have something that is working well, and you try to make it better, if you screw with it long enough, eventually you will f**k it up.

I ran this same test...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By bobH
Re: !939 spun #2 rod bearing

I don't know about 'trunk' engines, but 48 was the first year for 8BA engines in trucks (pickups), and I'm pretty sure all 8BA's had/have inserts. There are also some 59's that came with 8BA...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By bobH
Re: Did Ford carry rhe 46 into 1947 ?

The above posts pretty well cover it. I'd probably take exception to Kubes first sentence, then explained by 42deluxe. Maybe to help confuse, I have one reference that indicates 1946's did NOT have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,853
Posted By bobH
Re: Where to get better shocks?

Gads ! ... Look at the wear mark on the #3 leaf against #2 leaf. If I'm seeing this for what I think it is, this car has had some serious use.
Of course the bushing situation is bad too, as already...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By bobH
Re: 1933 Tudor Sedan Value ??

Well, a 'crap-shoot', but here's a couple data points...
I bought a sedan about 8-9 years ago, close to same description, except that I got a motor (36, unknown condition, turned out to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By bobH
Re: Testing electric pumps with other than gas

Agreed... kerosene, paint thinner, diesel fuel. I don't like water because I once ruined a pump with water. Residual water was left in there, to do its bad stuff - I wasn't careful enough to get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By bobH
Re: Pilot bearing

Sez he's working on a 37... That's a ball bearing, in the flywheel, NOT in the end of the crank. If he doesn't want to pull the flywheel, then itslow has the right idea.
I wonder, though, I once did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By bobH
Re: Best first Repair Manual Book?

Aside from what's already posted, I'm a fan of Motor Manuals. I'm sure I'm biased, because that is what I worked with starting in the late 40's - early 50's. Easy to find used, old MM's via ebay,...
Forum: Early V8 06-18-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By bobH
1932-34 Motor Mount Brackets

1933-1934 Motor Mount Brackets
40-6030B RH and 40-6031B LH
green parts book says to 36 for Trucks (?)
some corrosion of inlets, still usable, 55 Pair
32 bracket is sold
Forum: Early V8 06-18-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By bobH
1934 RHD Dash

1934 Ford Dash, RHD, STANDARD, 80-90 percent original paint, no rust, no extra holes. Pristine. Trade for equivalent 1934 LHD dash. NFS @ 325.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By bobH
Re: Pilot bearing

What are you working on? Answers here might be 'problematic' if it's a 48-back flathead. If it's a bushing in the end of a crank, info here might help. Suggestion from WilCap, for bushing-type, use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,697
Posted By bobH
Re: Disc brake conversion

Why do we want disc brakes? Not trying to be a smart a**, just wondering what a good reason is.
And, if we do want them, why on the rear? Seems like a waste, except if you have something like a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By bobH
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil alternatives

I think us fans of MMO and Rislone are giving away our age.
(Goes good on salads, too.)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By bobH
Re: 46 convertible top

Vic, I'm also not 'hell-bent', and I'm with both you and mrcorvair. I've got a 47, and the factory power top is a pita in my opinion. I'd like to eliminate the sluggish & vague operation, and leaks....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,218
Posted By bobH
Re: Value of a 1928 AR Pickup

I'd like to toss out a thought on 'restored', and 'runs'. I bought a car about a dozen years ago that was amateur restored. It had been 'club-judged', and was pretty fair in regards to looks. I saw...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By bobH
Re: mains studs turning

Are you sure about 'studs'? The 34 engines that I'm familiar with, have thru-bolts. Look for heads in the lifter valley area? Of course, I'm thinking of US engines - not sure about what might be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By bobH
Re: Modern Ignition Points

A wire, ANY wire, has capacitance. You can measure it. I've worked on projects where is was deemed to be important. If you add a length of wire to the capacitor (condenser), the wire capacitance is...
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