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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Are these EAB heads OK?

The area where the gasket fire ring is a little iffy to say the least , I wouldn't use them unless by some miracle they will surface out and not be too shallow in the dome area. Just my opinion .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 1949 Ford Starter

I used an early 12 volt T-Bird starter by changing the end frames and adding the flattie Bendix drive, it does not slam into the flywheel as bad and I have not had any problems with it jamming like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Coating on 8BA Pistons?

The coating is an antifriction material designed to coat the cylinder bores, If I remember correctly from what I was told at the S.E.M.A show it is a form Of Teflon, which makes sense to help create...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 46/47 Front Truck fenders

The Wheel Well openings are larger on my 1 1/2 ton ,smaller opening for smaller tires on the pickup .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 59A 221 Cu in engine

I have been using the late 41 -42 221 engine blocks and removing the thin wall sleeves then boring them out to accept the standard 3 3/16 bore pistons and later 239 49/53 crankshafts, make a pretty...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 59 L 276 Stroker Problem during start up

Unless your crank is beyond servicing , I would find a Ford crank and proceed before going to an offshore crank, also make sure the rods are within spec. have the rods checked , if the crank is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,575
Posted By Fordestes
Re: MiG help

If you are using a gas conversion you must make sure the polarity is correct, when I switch from GMAW TO FCAW . The polarity for FCAW welding should be set for D.C. negative electrode, A.K.A DECEN...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Anyone used Irontite block sealer in a Flathead?

Try completely draining the system, re connecting lower hoses and removing both temp senders or the top heater hose from the block , remove radiator cap then use a light draft of compressed air to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 47 Ford Pickup Windshield Replacement

I always use a windshield sealant, the stuff I use is from 3- m, I didn't use it once and regretted it, the water seeped around the bottom onto the dash and started to rust a bit before I realized...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,731
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Oversize OD main bearings for 37 21 stud block

I am going through my stash of bearings and it would be nice to know the aftermarket bearing numbers , some of these don't have the ford numbers penciled on the boxes.so it would be helpful Clawson...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 46 pickup rear tube shock conversion bracket advice

I too am planning the same install, I have the brackets pictured from a 51 pickup, but if they don't fit I am thinking the brackets will be a good pattern to make some similar to work with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 255 merc engine

Is there any appreciable difference in power from boring .060-.080 versus.125 or more ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Electrical Fire Hazard.

You certainly got lucky ,glad it didn't short out while you and your family were sleeping, I turn the power off to all machine circuits while they are not in use, (an old habit ) I have the lights...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,481
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Sacrificial Anode

I have used the "Rad Cap" brand in my Jack Roush Mustangs and have seen them dissolve over a period of two years along with keeping my coolant change every other year, I always wonder if the water...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Cooling system Fan on my 47 Deluxe

Do you have an electric variable speed fan that was offered in the 40's? if so it is supposed to work with a temp sensor that varies current with the temperature of the system, I have two new old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Drag link 1945 1/2 ton pickup

I just looked up the number 21A 3306 and it shows to be a passenger car, the comm. part number is 21C3306, mabe someone will clarify this for us, the length of my link is 30 1/2 inches center of ball...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Drag link 1945 1/2 ton pickup

I bought one for my 46 half ton ,21A3306 ,I think it was from midwest ford, mine is a cross steer, the 40 looks almost the same but is a little shorter and will allow the gear to not be centered and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,039
Posted By Fordestes
Re: I found a crack in an odd place while pressure testing

It looks like the engine is on the stand , so tilting it horizontal as I stated above would be the best.as the compound is vacuumed in you should see a pattern of the crack slowly sinking into the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,039
Posted By Fordestes
Re: I found a crack in an odd place while pressure testing

Check with your local welding shop , we found a cold weld compound at a welding supply, we had a Dozer with a cracked radiator tube, I used the same process to repair the damaged tube and within 24...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,039
Posted By Fordestes
Re: I found a crack in an odd place while pressure testing

Most of the recommended repairs stated above are certainly very good . I performed this type of crack repair many times which has proven to work and never has failed after many years when the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 1953 Ford big truck radiator.

That number is from the ford truck parts/service manual. I would think N.A.P.A could cross reference the number or have their own listing for a 4 pound cap, I will check my inventory to see if I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Ford transmission?

Looks like a 4 speed trans from behind a "G" model 6 cylinder ford.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 1953 Ford big truck radiator.

Try a 1T 8100A, 4 pound cap. that is the only number my ford catalog shows ,also the group illustration shows a sleeve that sits underneath the cap for a 239 engine , the 279 and 217 group...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,374
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Mabe the engine started out as a 337 c.i. ? I ran some 337s back in the early 70s they are heavy but can be strong runners for sure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Fordestes
Re: running erratic

try backing off the Idle adj. screw on the throttle shaft where it connects to the linkage, also you may have some mis-aligned butterfly plates allowing the throttle shaft to bind allowing the fuel...
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