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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Re: I need 40 ford marker light lenses.

I had tried with some of the major vendors and all the area swap meets. Posting here was the best though. Within an hour I got a PM offering up a pair of NOS lenses. I appreciate everyone's help. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
I need 40 ford marker light lenses.

I have been working hard on my buddy's 1940 ford 2 dr sedan. I should be painting it soon. I have not been able to find front marker light lenses anywhere. Anyone have any info that might lead me...
Forum: Early V8 07-15-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
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Forum: Early V8 07-15-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
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Forum: Early V8 07-13-2019, 07:21 AM
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Views: 310
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
1949-1950 Ford Hood For Sale

I have a very nice hood for a 49-50 Ford. Appears to be original paint. No dents or rust!
Forum: Early V8 06-25-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
1950 Ford 2Dr Sedan

I am selling my 1950 Ford 2Dr Sedan. I have too many projects and this one must go! Car is missing the motor, transmission, radiator, front bumper, and seats. Looks as though everything else is in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,246
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Re: Problems Setting Valve Lash

My late Grandfather made a living working on these things. One of my old bosses once said to me that my Grandpa had forgotten more about cars than the two of us would ever know! I am sure he was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,246
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Re: Problems Setting Valve Lash

Well paint my face red! I will look at it that way tomorrow.


Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,246
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Re: Problems Setting Valve Lash

Yes the engine is on a stand.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,246
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Re: Problems Setting Valve Lash

OK,


How is the cylinder numbering then? I always thought the number one was the closest to the front of the engine and then all odd cylinders followed behind it, even on the other side? ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,246
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Problems Setting Valve Lash

I am in the process of completing my first Flathead build. All has gone smoothly until now. I found the instructions:


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Forum: Model-A 04-14-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 932
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Forum: Late V8 04-14-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Forum: Late V8 03-25-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
390 FE Bell Housing, Flywheel, and Clutch Fork

I have an origonal Ford FE (Ford Edsel) bell housing flywheel and clutch fork. This should work for 3 and 4 speed manual transmissions. Will bolt to 330 FT V8, 332 V8, 352 V8, 360 V8, 361 FT V8,...
Forum: Model-A 03-25-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 932
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Cool 1928-1929 Sedan Rear fenders

I have a pair of origonal 1928-1929 model A sedan fenders. They have been sandblasted and primed. No bondo in them. A little dinged up but could easily be smoothed out with a little hammer and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,967
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Re: Crank & Bearing Help For 8BA V8

I appreciate your input. I likely will not be racing the car but may make a pass or 2 at the local track just for kicks. I do want to be able to drive the car quite a bit. Hope to enjoy the hell...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,967
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Re: Crank & Bearing Help For 8BA V8

I have found a supplier who can get me .040 under bearings. I have learned my crank is right at the lower limit and could be polished and use .030 under bearings. Should I just polish it out or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Rebuilding an 8BA, Need Help With Parts Selection

I just dropped my block and crank off at the machine shop to have them hot tanked and magnafluxed. I am looking at what I need to make my 8BA a reliable long running engine. The shop has told me...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,967
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Re: Crank & Bearing Help For 8BA V8

Well, I have good news and more good news. First of all my crank is in pretty good shape. I took a micrometer to it and found my mains to be 2.468" and my rod journals to be 2.109". The standard...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,967
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Unhappy Crank & Bearing Help For 8BA V8

I am working on an 8BA motor. I have it all torn down and ready to go out for hot tank and magnaflux. Nothing outwardly wrong with the motor so far. Good .040 over 4 ring pistons, pin ends tight...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,701
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Re: Help with an 8BA Flathead V8

Yup! A valve was the problem. A little heat with the propane torch and some Kroil and it finally let go.

As far as valves and seats go. Should I plan to have hardened seats installed? And...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,330
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Re: Hogs Head Help

Can I use one of these hogs heads from any truck 4 speed or is there a certain year range? What do they typically sell for? The adaptor looks real nice, however it is certainly a part I can make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,330
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Re: Hogs Head Help

Not a rel big concern for me. I can easily machine an adapter for hogs head to T5. However going from bell housing to T5 is much tougher. Thanks for the tip!

Mike :cool:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,330
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Hogs Head Help

I want to mount a T5 on the back of my 8BA truck motor. I have the short bell housing. I think what I need is a hogs head. What years and types of transmission would appropriate ones come from. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,701
Posted By 57ChevyWagonMan
Re: Help with an 8BA Flathead V8

I will have to look at that valve thing a little closer. Perhaps another shot of oil on each valve is in order.

Mike
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