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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
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Re: Tool for removing tapered parts

Got a couple PMs asking who made it. It has KD 3918 stamped on it. Forgot to add that it often takes a good rap with a heavy bludgeon to unseat the taper. The thing also take a beating and comes up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By russcc
Re: Reusing head bolts.

Henry's bolts & fasteners were top notch. Never had a problem with any of them, and always reuse them as 1st choice, unless there is some obvious problem as mentioned. On the 8BA's head bolts I found...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By russcc
Tool for removing tapered parts

I have used this tool for both modern & EV8 Fords, and works great for tie rod ends, and other taper seat parts. I just used it to get that tough to get at shock link out of the radius rod next to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By russcc
Re: Blast media

Thank you all for your comments and ideas. I use glass bead in my cabinet machine at 90-125#s, and it work fine for light steel and alum. blasting. The black beauty I use outside in a portable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By russcc
Re: HF 2 ton alum. jack, good,bad,indifferent ?

HF alum. jacks, I have 2, had for several years. Work fine. No leaks. What I found out is HF is the supplier of virtually all the China floor jacks sold to today. The ones NAPA sells come from HF'....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By russcc
Blast media

I have used glass bead in my machine in the past, and black beauty in another blaster that I tend to use outside. I just tried out aluminum oxide, (black), I believe it was 70 grit, from H Frt. What...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By russcc
Compressed head gasket thickness.

I have set of Best 515G Big bore gaskets for the 59L. They mike at .065 at one end of the gasket to .055 at the other end, at the bottom of the cylinder fire ring. What is the shared experience as to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By russcc
Re: Remote filter base.

Thank you fordbarners. Looks like NAPA has the Wix 4770.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,200
Posted By russcc
Re: So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

I use the sonic units, and I like peppermint extract, the critters don't You have to renew the peppermint every month or so to keep it fresh. So far, so good. It's either that or mothballs, and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By russcc
Remote filter base.

Anyone have a Wix part # they have used for a remote oil filter ? And while we are at it , the correct Wix # for a filter that works with the flathead 95% oil filter system. Thank you Fordbarners.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,439
Posted By russcc
Re: Bring back auto mechanics class

Great book recommendation by Tim. "Shop Class as Sole Craft" is right on Target. My cousin, who is retired said his son who is into some form of high tech occupation, says that shop class was his...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By russcc
Re: Head gasket thickness

Thank you Bored & Stroked. I will get Best Gaskets. That's the last thing I need at this point is gasket problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By russcc
Re: Head gasket thickness

I just checked the gaskets again and I get about .062 in the material area and about .067 in the metal fire ring. They are new, and I also realized they came from Speedway, and I have no idea who's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By russcc
Head gasket thickness

Calculating the head to piston clearance on the 59L. I am using a Best Big Bore head gasket that is about .050 new. What should I expect it to be after 55#s of torque ? Also, does it make a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By russcc
Re: Cleaning fasteners

I do not buy new fasteners to replace Henry's unless necessary. The question was related to cleaning existing Ford fasteners as Vern did. If ultra sonic is the method to clean fasteners to re-use, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By russcc
Cleaning fasteners

In Vern's recent book on rebuilding the flathead, he said on page 178 that they had the fasteners "professionally cleaned" and Parkerized". I know what Parkerizing is, but what does he mean by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By russcc
Re: Foil balls for clearance

If I got this right, the purpose of the foil balls is you can measure them with a mike after they are removed to get the actual clearance between parts. The clay gives you and indication only, and is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By russcc
Foil balls for clearance

I have clayed the heads, (Navarro), on the 59L to get an idea of the clearance w/out the gasket. Now I plan to use foil balls to measure piston & valve clearance so I can measure it with a mike. How...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By russcc
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

Here is photo of a breather installation from Vern Tardel's book. The Offy breather has a baffle inside the oil pan. Good to hear from Ron that when used in stock car racing they had no problems with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By russcc
Re: Repairing frame rust

Thank you 19Fordy. the 1020 series, CR, was what I had in mind. McMaster Carr has good selection of steels.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By russcc
Re: Repairing frame rust

Thank you all for your suggestions. Those rust spots are on both L&R rails in the same spot. The rest of the frame is ok including the doubled up ex frame kickup at the rear.
I went through the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By russcc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By russcc
Repairing frame rust

Here is a photo of a spot in the side of the '40 frame rail I plan to cut out and weld in a oval shaped patch. The frame at that point appears to be about .125. thick. My question is what type steel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By russcc
Re: 1940 frame patch pieces

Those parts are now made by Dave's successor by a company in Billerica MA I believe. Got the '40 fame support parts for seat from them, they worked perfectly. I believe they told me that Joe's was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By russcc
Re: 37 Don

Hi Ron


Try calling Ray Helger's at 401 635 4849, he may know Don
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