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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
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Re: gas question

It's not a question if it will screw up lawn mowers,chain saws,weed eaters or your carburetor and fuel lines. It's when. I have rebuilt about 6 carbs. for friends in the last year that have been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
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Re: Problem with My Aluminum Radiator

1/8" holes are probably okay. I usually do about 1/2 that size. To help eliminate any air pockets. Generally about 1/16". The larger holes will probably just take a little longer to get to the 180...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
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Re: gas question

I have been noticing that the stations with non ethanol fuel have now been posting may contain a trace of ethanol. I questioned the guy at the station and he said may have less then 1%. I am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,641
Posted By Sid
Re: How hot is too hot?

What is the temp.you are driving in? Is there any chance a belt is slipping?
Forum: Late V8 08-01-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By Sid
1965 Thunderbird

1965 Thunderbird landau with a 390. It has an aluminum intake and an Edelbrock carb. Rust free and drives nice. The car does have the skirts. $8,000.00 obo.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,641
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Re: How hot is too hot?

Running that trans./rear end gearing you may be lugging. I'm running the same overdrive trans. with 3.25 gearing and 235/70/15 tires and at 65ish in 5th gear i'm at about 1900 +- rpm and I almost...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Sid
Re: spuratic miss 59ab

While driving. Winding out in second gear especially. I did find a resistor under the dash and bypassed it and is much better. Does Ford require a ballast resistor on the 6 volt positive ground...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Sid
Re: spuratic miss 59ab

Did a 40 Ford have a ballast resistor somewhere in the system? If so is it a resistor wire? And if so what did it cut voltage down to? If so is it needed running the later 6 volt coil and dual point...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Sid
spuratic miss 59ab

59ab has a misfire at higher rpm. 6 volt Mallory dual point dist. 2 97 Stromberg carbs.Plugs are burning clean set at .030 gap. I have pulled choke out slightly when it starts to misfire to eliminate...
Forum: Late V8 07-07-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Sid
Re: 15 inch wheels

I am running 185/70/15 on front of a model A. BF Goodrich 89S tires. These wheels were on the car when I bought it so I don't know the wheel manufacture. It felt like a tire had a balance issue so I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Sid
15 inch wheels

Is there a 15" 5 on 4.5 B.p. wheel out there preferably fomoco with the nubs on the inner to accept the early center caps? I am talking like the late 50's early 60's Ford trucks had only the car 4.5...
Forum: Early V8 06-13-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By Sid
1940 Ford window crank handle

Looking for window crank handle for a 40 Ford car. Brown with beige colored knob and about 4 lines on it. No aftermarket junk please.
Forum: Late V8 05-28-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Sid
55-56 Ford front cross member

I have a new 55/56 Ford Fairlane front cross member from Goodell that I will not be using.$275.00 shipped lower 48.
Forum: Late V8 05-28-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
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Forum: Late V8 05-28-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
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Forum: Late V8 04-30-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,898
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Forum: Late V8 04-30-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
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Forum: Early V8 04-30-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
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Forum: Late V8 04-29-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Sid
1954-56 Ford power steering

For a Ford car I have the center link,idler,frame bracket,control valve and slave cyl. Been off the car a few years so may need o'ring kits. I do have a pair of outer tie rods I will throw in if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Sid
Re: Brake light pressure switch

Thanks....I thought so. I had just noticed them listed on evil bay 39-48 Ford. I know G.M. and Ford used them into the 60's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Sid
Brake light pressure switch

On the 40 Ford brake light switch design is there a difference in a 12 V switch and a 6 volt switch? Does any one have a Napa part number for a switch for the 40 Ford 6 Volt?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By Sid
Under floor pedals

Has any one used any of the aftermarket clutch/brake pedal assembly's on a model A such as TCI,Chassis engineering or Brookville Roadster etc.? If so which ones have been the easiest for placement?...
Forum: Early V8 04-13-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
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Forum: Early V8 04-13-2019, 11:44 AM
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Views: 371
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