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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,832
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Gee Whizz...A New 'Barner

Hey Glenn, I have 5 ‘35 wire wheels but unfortunately they’ll be going on my ‘32...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,832
Posted By Fortunateson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,832
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Gee Whizz...A New 'Barner

So I went over to Glenn’s place today to check out his car and to lend a hand. The car is indeed in very good shape. Glenn is very excited about this project. I took my brake drum puller over and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,832
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Gee Whizz...A New 'Barner

Hey! I’m on here as well...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,415
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: purchasing flathead camshafts who do we turn to?

Sorry to be so thick headed...I do know this cam science is not rocket science, it’s way more complicated!

So cam Gurus for a ‘32 5 W with a 255 ci Merc engine with a .030 overbore, Eddie Meyer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,415
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: purchasing flathead camshafts who do we turn to?

Pete, what about the stock ‘49 Merc cam?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,415
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: purchasing flathead camshafts who do we turn to?

So Pete, the Max1 is not a good choice or is it not readily available?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,415
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: purchasing flathead camshafts who do we turn to?

How about the Max1 in a light car with a 255 Merc and a .0030 overbore?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,946
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 8BA block cracked

Mart, I was hoping you’d have a block for Tony as you seem to find them and rebuild them on a kind of regular basis... I’m betting you’ll find one for him!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,092
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Lathe set up help for my shop

I don’t have a lathe but my son has two, a old Sears(?) and a Harrison which he calls George made in Yorkshire along with two table top mills, some fancy grinding machine, a surface grinder, and a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: So Which Flathead Do I Have?

Gee I wonder if it has anything to do with it being CANADIAN? LOL As far as the 8CM block goes I’ve never seen one, just going from internet info.

But it’s looking like NOBODY can give a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: So Which Flathead Do I Have?

Well the Jeep engines were Dodge engines simply put into the new stablemate when Chrysler took over Jeep.

The point I’m trying to make, and yes I am VERY aware of the fact that the blocks between...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: So Which Flathead Do I Have?

476649

476650

Contrast the pics I posted pics at beginning of this thread epics of my Merc block I posted last year. Anyone know why they did away with casting the type of block it was in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: So Which Flathead Do I Have?

That’s why I called the Merc heads “ instant improvement” bullshit. I presume in the old days most knew the Merc engines had more horsepower so swapping heads would give the illusion of the engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: So Which Flathead Do I Have?

Yeah I know all that you STATED but the part ABOUT the numbers I posted. I JUST thought that someone would be able to decipher them. As far as peripheral parts are you referring to the cam, rods,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By Fortunateson
So Which Flathead Do I Have?

Just picked this up now I need info...which flathead did I get?476510

476511
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-23-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: ‘56 Meteor/Ford Body Shell Weight?

No harm in trying if you could transport to the present...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Bolt Sizes

Thanks very much!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Fortunateson
Question Bolt Sizes

Can anyone tell me the sizes of the oil pan bolts and the big bolt at the front of the crank on a 8BA engine?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: ‘56 Meteor/Ford Body Shell Weight?

You raise (pun not intended) a good point. And I do know that the Victoria’s are hardtop but I like using that word...LOL
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: ‘56 Meteor/Ford Body Shell Weight?

I have a ten foot ceiling so I’m sure the body would clear the chassis enough to roll it out, perhaps with slightly deflated tires. This project is a long ways off so I was more interested if the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: ‘56 Meteor/Ford Body Shell Weight?

Thanks. I got a screaming deal on a 440/880 electric hoist from Princess Auto and was hoping it would be able to lift the ‘56 and my ‘32 body shells as it would be a lot easier than my engine hoist....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Fortunateson
Question ‘56 Meteor/Ford Body Shell Weight?

Okay guys as the title states can anyone give a good approximation of the weight of the empty bare body shell of a Victoria?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Body Weight of a ‘32 5W?

Thanks David. The reason I’m asking is that I just got a heck of a deal on a 440/880 electric hoist and though it would be a better way to lift off the body than using my engine hoist. Now I need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Fortunateson
Question Body Weight of a ‘32 5W?

As the title says can anyone give me a good estimate on the weight of the empty body shell of a ‘32 5 W coupe?
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