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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,434
Posted By Fordestes
Re: I did not know that......

Like I stated earlier there are 17 of the MA9 caps at the factory in Virginia, NAPA told me This A.M that they could be drop shipped directly to the purchaser at no freight charges due to being over...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,434
Posted By Fordestes
Re: I did not know that......

I told a Barner this some time ago , he had an old Mallory and was looking for a cap, I sent him a picture and he chastised me and told me I didn't know s---t and there was no such thing . Also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,434
Posted By Fordestes
Re: I did not know that......

I keep a few around ,I think the number from NAPA is M.A 5, I bought the last one NAPA had at the time ,they most likely will have more , I have some my late father acquired for some old industrial...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Another loss

R.I.P my friend
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
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: 1,477
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: 292
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: 284
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: 1,070
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: 1,197
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: 1,760
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: 1,287
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: 803
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: 1,959
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: 498
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: 1,511
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: 658
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: 1,709
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: 382
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: 405
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: 405
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: 2,284
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: 2,284
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: 2,284
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: 406
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...
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