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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By bobH
Re: Drilling flywheel for 10" clutch

Correct... 49-53 Merc uses the 6 evenly spaced bolts - same as chevy. My experience - I really like the Merc clutch - velvet smooth and soft feel. JMO
(PS.. BOLT pattern same as chevy, not the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By bobH
Re: Valve Adjustment on 49-53 V8

Does the cam make a difference? I thought there was a 'so-called' 'good' cam, late 8BA. And, how does one identify that cam?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,727
Posted By bobH
Re: Pressure Plate photo and what is problem??

For whatever it's worth... I've got a PP - free, if anyone wants it. Shipping might be the killer.
It came out of a 34, and I've been told it's same as mod A - it looks the same.
BTW, interesting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By bobH
Re: 1933 Ford title

Best suggestions I have... 1. Dont take car for first encounter. 2. Be prepared to walk, if any problems, if more than a couple papers, if more than 10 minutes. 3. Be prepared to try another day or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,003
Posted By bobH
Re: Can't remove fly wheel without removing engine? 59A

[QUOTE=Old Col;852487]...see anything alarming?...yep, the pressure plate is trashed. All those little marks represent hard spots in the surface,and often they will have little cracks surrounding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By bobH
Re: 4BBL Caruretors

Here's my experience... Probably of no help, but this is what I've experienced...
I bought a 56 chevy, new, and it came with a wcfb. I've still got it today, and like Andy above has posted, mine has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,245
Posted By bobH
Re: Battery in backwards

Lonnie, if you are ever back at P-ville, look up 543 Main St. There is a ca historical plaque there, #142 state plaque, featuring a bust image of John Studebaker. His shop was reported to be at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By bobH
Re: Upholstery people

Opinion & speculation here... I'd be real surprised if there isn't a 'car-culture' in Bakersfield. Are you in touch with EFV8 club members in your area? If you are going for 'original' (or, at least...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,245
Posted By bobH
Re: Battery in backwards

According to Motor Manual, all Studebaker's, 35-50, were positive ground.
John Studebaker had a shop in Placerville in the 1850's, making wheelbarrows for the miners. He moved back to Indiana to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By bobH
Spun Bearing ???

What is the cause, and what is a proper fix ???
I've recently had an 8BA come to me with a spun rod bearing. All the other bearings look ok.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By bobH
Re: Axle bearing race - how bad is to bad ??

I'm with BobbyG... My 47 has worse-looking surfaces. Every two or three years, I clean them up, take another look, and put them back in service. I'm not seeing any new degradation over the last 13...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By bobH
Re: 40 Ford transmission question

On my 47, I have a longer-than-original hose at the front of the torque tube. So, when I want to drop the rear end out, just enough to get the trans out, I've got enough hose available to roll the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By bobH
Re: 40 Ford transmission question

I once agonized about pulling a rear end to change a u-joint. After procrastinating for way too long, I pulled the rear end in about 30 minutes, max. No problem.
And, IF the car has hydraulic...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By bobH
Re: Royal & Deluxe (Speedway) Kingpins w/precision needle bearings

This sounds similar to the Lincoln vs Ford U-joint discussion....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By bobH
Re: Please ID this adapter for transmission

Here are some sketches that might help extablish what it is NOT. The adapter I have was advertised as being Chevy-to-top-loader (I think??)
The T-5 measurements here, are from a Camero T-5 with Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,612
Posted By bobH
Re: 48 coupe- want to remove valve assemblys from 59a

Fer whatever it's worth... I've been using a Neway set that I bought in the 70's. I've probably done more than 25 sbc's, a few sbf's, and few jeeps, and a only a few flathead fords. Used carefully,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By bobH
Re: Flathead test stand

I've been running engines pretty much the way Ron describes. Works good. As for 'radiator', I don't use any, just like Ron says, for a short 'blast'. If I feel the need to run a little longer, I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By bobH
Re: crab cap and rotor

Dunno about what Mac's is selling, but I'd favor a local source so I could inspect before buying. One of the vendor's (not Mac's) sold me an absolute crap crab cap and rotor. I ran it for a short...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By bobH
Re: value opinion of 1934 Ford Tudor Sedan

I'll bet we could agree... picts not clear enough. And, I've been known to be full of it, too. dmv hasn't caught up with me, yet. Glasses probably needed for my next trip to dmv, too. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By bobH
Re: value opinion of 1934 Ford Tudor Sedan

I'm puzzled... I can clearly see identifying 34 features. Not trying to start a debate here, just wondering what you see that I am missing.
What I can see right off is the factory-punched hole for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By bobH
Re: '37 top load trans

Gotta wonder why anyone would want an eleven-inch clutch??? It would be about the last on my list of 'desirables' JMO
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By bobH
Re: Correct 32 ford engine color

If you are not looking for 'perfection', Hunter Green in rattle cans is pretty close.
If you want some brush-on, PM me. I bought more than I can ever use. I'd have to look up where I got it - I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By bobH
Re: Puzzled on which bearings to buy

And, just to help with 'confusion', not ALL 59-series engines came with floating bearings. There are a few 59-series engines that came originally, from day-one, with 8BA rods, cranks, bearings, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,687
Posted By bobH
Re: 1933 vs. 1934 Ford Frame VIN#'s locations

I can't add any tech info to what is already great info posted here, and I'd also thank David G for the great background/research info.
The one thing I might add, is something I discovered while...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By bobH
Re: '53 MERC 8CM ENG. into 39 FORD WATER P

Another 'tip', just in case not everyone knows... Drake is selling replacement water outlets for the 8BA heads that have been made with the correct 'larger' hose-neck, to fit the top radiator hoses...
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