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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 serial number starts with D5

If it adds any insight, when I got a Minnesota "Home-Built" title for my first "T" bucket in 1966, the VIN the state assigned "MINN 66-nnnn". There was a "re-constructed" C2 Corvette on eBay a few...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 90
Posted By tubman
Re: Dual carb linkage

It looks like the choke rod has been shortened, which is pretty easy to do. Also, only one of the chokes is hooked up which is really all you need.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By tubman
Re: Use of 6 bladed fan

I ran an aftermarket "Flex Fan" as an interim replacement while I was replacing the fan bearing on my '51 Ford a few years back. I don't exactly remember what I had to do to make it work, but the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By tubman
Re: Diaphragm clutch noise?

It may be completely unrelated, but I think I should mention it. The engine in my '51 Ford started making a funny noise when I pushed in the clutch. I could not track down the source, and couldn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By tubman
Re: Gap between rotor arm tip and distributor cap contacts

Bubba,

Does an early Ford coil setup produce enough voltage to overcome the problem?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By tubman
Re: Engine change

I agree with Jack. You will have to change out a few parts (water pumps and bellhousing) and may need motor mount spacers, but the whole process is extremely well documented, both here and on other...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By tubman
Re: Dual exhaust system 1948 ford with headers

If it get's too expensive, you might consider doing it yourself. I did the entire exhaust system on a '36 Ford with Fenton headers about 20 years using one of these pipe benders, a couple of 90...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By tubman
Re: 42-46 pickup cabs & nose question!

I believe "Mart" is correct. There may also be different placement of the gas tank as well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By tubman
Re: Gap between rotor arm tip and distributor cap contacts

I can tell you that it makes a difference. I have a 1967 Corvette with the 350 HP 327 ci engine. After a full restoration and engine rebuild, the engine would not reach the yellow zone on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By tubman
Re: cleaned fuel bowl=no start?

I'm with all of the others. Cork Gaskets just plain work better than neoprene. All logic tells me it should be the other way around, but experience counts. Also agree with "supereal" about not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By tubman
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

First of all, congratulations on solving the problem. But you must have better classmates than I have. I drove my '51 down over 150 miles to attend my class reunion, and those weenies couldn't have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By tubman
Re: Body Number Tag- '38 Convertible

I'm curious as why you would say this. If were originally supposed to be unpainted, why wouldn't you want it that way? If it is aluminum, a little paint remover wouldn't hurt it at all (of course,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By tubman
Re: Curious question about water pumps

Ron, I have a passenger side pump with the deeper driver's side pulley. The passenger side pulley should be almost flat, not domed. Somebody put the wrong side pulley on a rebuilt pump I bought. You...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By tubman
Re: Rack & Pinion Steering for 1947 Ford

We pulled it up with a winch; verrrry slowly.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By tubman
Re: Rack & Pinion Steering for 1947 Ford

You ain't the first person to experience this. I had a friend with a '47 Plymouth with the same problem. We trailered it to a large empty parking lot and had a hoot trying to drive it before we fixed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By tubman
Re: spark plugs 59ab

To be clear, I wasn't recommending Champions, I was just using them as an example, because they were used by Ford in those days. As I said, brand is a matter of personal choice. That being said, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,393
Posted By tubman
Re: Lincoln 337 cui what trans can I use?????

Here's a story I have posted on the H.A.M.B. that might be of interest. Back in the early sixties, a couple of guys I knew shoehorned one of these into a '53 Ford. When they got it in, the front...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By tubman
Re: spark plugs 59ab

Asking NAPA might not be a good thing to do, because they will probably give you the number of a stock replacement, that will probably be incorrect. Make sure you have the proper thread length. Many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By tubman
Re: Tire size 1937 ford pickup

The last few posts show the difference between restorers and hot-rodders.

I like "Talkwrenche"'s answer best, so you know what that makes me.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By tubman
Re: Air shocks ?

I have also had good luck with Eaton-Detroit. I needed a spring built to fit the rear end of a hot rod I am building. I sent them the specifications and they returned a spring that was exactly right...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By tubman
Re: Axles 1939 Pickup ??

Here's a suggestion that's completely of the wall. How about making some spacers to go under the seals to space them out another 1/16th of an inch? That way, they'll run on a virgin surface.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,585
Posted By tubman
Re: .100 or .125 bore without sonic testing the block? How Safe?

I've built three .125 over 8BA's and only ran into one slight problem. On the last one, the boring exposed a small flaw in the casting that had been hidden previously. The machinist said it would be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By tubman
Re: New wheels for my spare flathead

Yep, the biggest casters you can find (preferably with ball bearings), the better.

Here's another reason to use larger casters : When I built my test stand, I bought a set of 3 inch casters...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By tubman
Re: 36 Fuel Pump

I would appreciate it. I have looked and all I can find are ones that are momentary both ways. I did find one, but it was DPDT, which would work in a pinch..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By tubman
Re: 36 Fuel Pump

That sounds like a great idea. Do you remember where you got the switch?
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