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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By big job
Re: Hot today

Old sayin; can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, or move to north> east coast, ain't
no global warming here. My car gets the radiator cardboard end of August until next
year May--whats...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By big job
Re: Rhythmic smoke puffing out of oil input breather cap

back when I had a real job police dept. my detail was to run the generator each Friday night and switch the power for at least two hours 'work it'.. This generator a free WWII
army surplus free bee...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By big job
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

Way back in my school days, learning experience only, I bored several Briggs & Strat. lawnmower engines they were junk anyways. Did this on a mill with a boring head. All
went well cause my father...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By big job
Re: WW II 2 gals a weeh

Say what? I am in rations now; how; just retire & you will find out quick.
My retirement check -once a month- is less than my weekly pay check before I got old and had to retire. Whens the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,548
Posted By big job
Re: Flathead Valve Adjusting Methods ??'s

Has anyone watched "Fiat Nuzt" utube by John Edwards shop in Ca. He came up with a
jig to measure and the indicator tells how much to either face or grind a valve stem.
slick I believe he sells...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,591
Posted By big job
Re: No compression all cylinders

My logic I have seen this before and it takes munch heat to damage engine mostly
plastic stuff wires yes . Idea is an engine will not burn, the engine is not fire wood, its
just the burnable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By big job
Re: 59A flathead oil passageway plugs question

Yes the one on the front to machine a brass plug hardware store drilled a hole
back side and pressed a brass pin in with lock tight. Pictures and some scaling
down or up on the PC this pin cannot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By big job
Re: 59A flathead oil passageway plugs question

I bought those from Mac VanPelt
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,031
Posted By big job
Re: Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

Me 38 39 with a beak 4 dr. None around here:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,838
Posted By big job
Re: advertising to sell, but doesn't seem to want to sell????

some peoples children; after I retired, I worked for a by poler crackpot for 10 yrs asphalt paving the yelling screaming throwing shovels at the help guess what, call wife left truck
running and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,631
Posted By big job
Re: 8BA compression issues

Valve lapping is a good sign. However these days no one laps valves anymore a shame.
Heres how we do it; with out valve keepers we stick a shop vac onto a intake port and
the shop vac will snap...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By big job
Re: Dipstick question

OK my fresh 59A I put 5 qts per orange engine book. My glove box manual from a 1942 says no filter 4 qts. I put the oil in the valve chamber so all nooks and crannies are
full and valves guides...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By big job
Re: '50 Ford Overdrive

I highly recommend a friend " Chucks Trucks in Camden CT" Chuck Is the nicest, honest
Ford expert on the east coast or on the planet. I know he deals in trucks Mainly Marmon
4x4's His big shop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By big job
Re: new member needs advice

I basically did what deuce did only I used the Armature original generator wire, then
on the regulator took 'that Arm wire" to the Batt regulator terminal the renders the regulator dead just a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By big job
Re: Need to replace oxy-acetylene torch set

Invest, buy a plasma cutter, since we bought one there is cob webs on the oxygen
a/c only used now for rusted bolts. Get a high volt good one cuts like a razor I can do
1/2 like butter 230 volt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,102
Posted By big job
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

I am happy with 20-50 racing oil with zinc from Napa. Ah the good ole oil debate. Do
you all remember; example my new 1975 F250 with strict instructions to only use Ford 300
motor oil or the or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By big job
Re: Performance ???

I have a very high respect for you sir and the work you do. So whats my problem its a
46 V8 with so called rabbit ears. I went from average $400 in gas a mo. with my 97 F350 to
same miles same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By big job
Re: 'Ford' 'FoMoCo' script,,,, paint/marker (?)

The rubber stamp is pretty cheap but the big cost is making the die by people I can't think of the tech name but like a tool & die maker like inscriptions on rings watches Etc. thats
the mold to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By big job
Re: 'Ford' 'FoMoCo' script,,,, paint/marker (?)

I suggest to check with your local sign or graffic / print shop. Thats what I did and was
directed to also a local shop that made a custom rubber stamp. FoMoCo is an easy
one to make. They also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By big job
Re: starter or solenoid problem.

I don't want to give you a sorry note, but I did the same thing go to store for milk, engine
at idle & pull hand brake - turn ignition off. Came out same thing click click cables all
clean and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By big job
Re: First 2 speed axles

I think I have seen maybe 45 46 47's with vacuum not sure defiantly vacuum in 1948
to 1950 maybe 1951, 1952 all two speeds went to electric to this day. The pre vacuum
truck most were Ruxtell back...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By big job
Re: Aod in 1950 ford 8ba

I'm not sure of years but it maybe in the 1980's or pre 90's with no electronics which is
a big can of computer worms. We did one from a 1985 Lincoln works perfectly. We
bought the throttle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By big job
Re: stained door panels

Yes a box of brown Ritz dye mixed with water in a spray bottle get it wet and
I rubbed it in with a sponge. All done on the car when dried I'm happy. That dye is like a dollar. I found to spray rub...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By big job
Re: early/late steering gear swap

We installed a F1 pickup in a 1930. I read about cutting welding a F1 Box?? we did
nothing like that just drilled one hole. We spliced the F1 shaft to the A shaft for the
steering wheel. the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By big job
Re: Shocking horn!

Maybe, condenser, diode don't know dealing with DC ground that is getting
a spike like said from the relay. Seems to be its a 1948 & back, later 49's
and up don't have that problem. Nothing to...
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