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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 214
Posted By RalphM
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

WAIT! There’s a national weed day? And all this time I haven’t been celebrating it! I feel so left out. :(

Coop man,
That is so true!
I sit in the lunch room at work, and everyone is glued to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 214
Posted By RalphM
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

Mine flies every day for all those who served!

Interesting my I phone has all kinds of days marked, some of which I had no idea what they were till someone told me, but today is not marked as “...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By RalphM
Re: Mart's Crusty Flatty Teardown Pt6. Studs!. Get 'em out!

Mart,
Those videos are the “go to” ones for anyone starting to disassemble their first stuck flathead. Now if I could just find a young apprentice to teach on the ten or so that I have. :)

Ralph
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By RalphM
Re: Engine teaser: Getting closer

Looking good!
Love to hear it run, if my calculations are correct, that’s 292 cubic inches?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By RalphM
Re: Hot today

Just the opposite up here!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By RalphM
Re: Stromberg 97 Carb Large Logo vs Small Logo

Nah, their worthless! Send them to me.

Seriously, I haven’t noticed any differences. But I’m more used to rebuilding model 94’s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,263
Posted By RalphM
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

Yep see it all the time. But you can’t tell people at 40 below not to get back in their car, they just don’t understand. Problem is the static is about 10 times worse at those temperatures.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,263
Posted By RalphM
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

Funny story, my wife was traveling from Texas to Alaska the first time, so I told her to get a spare gas can and bring it with her in her truck. Gas stations in Canada were few and far between then....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By RalphM
Re: 35 tailite stand differences

Interesting to see them side by side. Looks like the angle at which the gas fill pipe comes through on the 36 is closer to 90’ from the mounting surface than the 35’s are. If I am seeing it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,263
Posted By RalphM
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

I drove a 69, and 70 Ford truck for almost 30 years combined. Regular cab, Gas tank behind the seat. Only issue was when you fill it on a hot day make sure you park with the drivers side uphill!
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By RalphM
Re: New Ring Gear

Many patterns start as wood! Even core boxes. Depending on how many of something your going to make. Higher production can use a match plate made of aluminum. Think about that one, the wooden...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By RalphM
Re: New Ring Gear

My Dad was a pattern maker. I still have his “shrink rulers”,
He used to say “if you want to play a joke on someone, just slip in a shrink ruler while their not looking!” :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By RalphM
Re: New Ring Gear

Definitely a talented man. Imagine what he could do in a real foundry!

I watched a man in an automotive shop in Vietnam make mufflers. All he had was a torch, a hammer and a pair of shears. They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By RalphM
Re: 35 tailite stand differences

In my Coupe .
I originally only had the one on the left but I found one to match for the right. Less than 8 inches say 7-1/2”
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By RalphM
Re: Video putting a sleeve in a flathead

He didn’t say, but how much do they bore it to so it will accept the sleeve?
And funny they completely finished one side before boring the other. Saves on set up time, but what if the walls are thin...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By RalphM
Re: Mart's Crusty Flatty Teardown Pt5. Cam and lifter removal.

That was good Mart! No broken parts and didn’t hurt the block. I would have lost patience and broken out the fire wrench a long time ago!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By RalphM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By RalphM
Re: 337 flathead running

I wonder how many hot rods were built with one of those?
I had one( not much more than boat anchor) till a friend of mine wanted it, so I gave it to him.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 491
Posted By RalphM
Re: Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Hope you all have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,807
Posted By RalphM
Re: tesla Truck

Not if I have my own gas pump and generator! But I would miss the Ford Barn terribly :(
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,807
Posted By RalphM
Re: tesla Truck

I’m still waiting for the big EMP blast that will make all these new cars and puters worthless scrap. And I’ll still be driving around in my old Fords!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By RalphM
Re: Master Cylinder Mounting in 32' Frame

Tom,
That is one of the slickest conversions I have seen as well!
Puts the MC away from a dual exhaust set up also!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By RalphM
Re: how do I replace stripped wheel lugs in a wide 5 hub

You have to cut the swaged portion of the stud ( wheel side of drum )where it goes through the drum then support the backside of the drum and press it out. You can also drill from the backside and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By RalphM
Re: Master Cylinder Mounting in 32' Frame

That should work!
There is also a “flat plate” design that simply bolts to the back of the K member using another plate as a spacer and it uses original holes.
I used one of these, very simple and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By RalphM
Re: Decarbonize engine

If you have ever pulled the head on an engine that is leaking coolant into one or more cylinders(and still running) you will find that the coolant cleans the piston, valves and head like new.
My...
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