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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Thanks. I'll get to CharlieNY for the distributor, I'll block off the centre carb, and I'll go see my machinist and discuss the .060 over versus the .030 over. I'll look into the 2" carb risers.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Fortunateson
Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

As the title says. Tried his personal email but message was rejected. Posted a Barm PM and no replies yet.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: OT: My new favorite T-shirt...

Got the same shirt except, "built in the Fifties".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Changing color of frame

Could the coating be Imron? I heard that stuff is really hard.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: The Towe Museum Early Ford V-8 Engines Have A New Home !

Thanks for the pics...seems a shame to drill through the oil pans though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: The Towe Museum Early Ford V-8 Engines Have A New Home !

Did he loose the whole collection? Is that him in the OP's pics?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: The Towe Museum Early Ford V-8 Engines Have A New Home !

Haven't thought of the Deer Lodge Museum for a looooong time. Was it sold off, was it primarily Ford vehicles, who's th older fellow in the pics? I googled Deer Lodge museums and there is one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: The Towe Museum Early Ford V-8 Engines Have A New Home !

How are the engines secured to the stands/dollies?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,407
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Holy Crap! Kindergarten kids stamped my block. What do I have here?

Kilohertz,

I have the same Canadian block which came with a 4" crank and the Merc pistons. I was told it was a Merc block because of the heads but head are easily swapped. When I tore it down I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

Thanks for all the replies. I started a thread on this last spring but am only now ordering the parts. (I usually have the parts shipped to my mail box across the line and pick them up there as it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By Fortunateson
266 versus 276 CI?

Just about ready to order parts for my flathead build that I had an earlier thread on. My machinist says to only go .030 overbore which would give me around 266ci I believe. A lot of the flatties I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Black single stage paint.

I love Centari. My first paint job with a small 2hp compressor using a gun metal gray metallic turned out incredible. One tiny run but a razor blade took care of that. A light polishing, which...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-04-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 1956 Thunderbird Original power brake Booster

I have that booster waiting to go into my '56 Meteor Rideau Victoria. I was wondering about adding a dual MC. So I could do it but only run the booster to the front, correct?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 1949 & 50 Merc oil pan question.

Interesting and educational thread which I will save for future reference. However, some posts are normal size and others are way smaller which is irritating when trying to scroll and read. Can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Mart's 2020 Roundup part 2 Happy New Year!

Always watch Mart. I,learn a lot of new tips when I do and I find the "do it yourself" theme very inspirational. Friday nights: Marts Garage. Saturday afternoon is: Cold War Motors

Have a great...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,764
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 1932 ford frame differences

Thanks David. Now what was it I was asking about....? LOL. If I make my own would the flanges be required? Considering our modern roads and not the old roads/farmers fields would plates be ok? ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,764
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 1932 ford frame differences

David, I think I may have asked you this once before but the old memory isnt up to OEM standards...

I have an early frame which has been "farmer engineered" after having the frame crack over the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Fortunateson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,933
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: A mouse repellent that works

I've used peppermint oil with success spraying in the engine compartment so the little buggers don't eat the wiring.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-20-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Ceramic finishes

In regards to exhaust manifolds does anyone have any experience with Calyx?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: why wire wheels?

My '32 has kinda spoked drums which I believe are stock. Just curious but are they worth much?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,327
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Off topic but a Christmas sentiment

Nice work. 2021 will be like the Beatles " Getting better all the time (can't get much worse)!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-06-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,194
Posted By Fortunateson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 32 ford hood

Well I've never seen a roadster sporting a 5W door; where's the jamb? This is very disappointing as I thought Foose knew better!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 874
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Iím getting close to trying to start my 1956 bird after a lonnnnng ordeall

Now that's a very rare car you have! '46 T-Bird, eh? Just a friendly editorial notice...LOL
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