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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By billfish
Re: power valve question

Thanks tubman ad scicala

The fuel bowl lost about 1/4 inch over night--The only wetness i see is at one of the two fuel jet access plugs located on the fuel bowl. I replaced these gaskets and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By billfish
Re: power valve question

Tubman
Thanks for your reply- I have the carb on the bench now with gas in the bowl.

I am still curious as to how the engine would perform without the power valve. I have read on this site that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By billfish
power valve question

I have a stock 1951 8BA

I would like to install a power (valve block off plug) in my 94 holly carburetor to determine once and for all if this is the source of my leak down problem.

What can I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By billfish
felpro rope seals

I have an oil pan gasket set from Felpro #os 2996 c-1 for my 51 ford 8ba. It came with 3 rope seals - 1 thick straight black - 1 thick curved white and 1 thinner straight white. No instructions - I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By billfish
Re: heater control valve

there's a simple manual shut off valve available at most parts stores for about $10- just open in winter and close in summer. Actually with the slide control on my 51 the air flow is diverted from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By billfish
Re: heater control valve

So if the control valve were eliminated you would have full flow thru the heater core all the times, and you would control the heat either on or off with the lower control lever that positions the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By billfish
Re: heater control valve

Not an O ring but some type of packing material- Does not appear to be field repairable. I bypassed heater control valve for now and connected hoses directly to heater core inlet and outlet. will be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By billfish
Re: heater control valve

I guess what i'm trying to accomplish is the replacement of a 50 cent O-ring as opposed to a $150 control valve.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By billfish
heater control valve

has anyone replaced the O ring in this 1951 heater control valve?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By billfish
Re: this does not make sense

Thanks for all the information-- the slight noise and vibration i was hearing appears to have come from the drivers side exhaust pipe making contact with the car frame. Readjusted pipe from frame and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By billfish
Re: this does not make sense

thanks merc42 and JSeery- I just didn't understand the sequence and learn something new every day. Appreciate your knowledge and help. I assume I have no problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By billfish
Re: this does not make sense

meric 42
just went out and chocked one rear wheel, when i spin just one wheel the driveshaft turns, when i was spinning both wheels together the drive shaft wasn't turning.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By billfish
Re: this does not make sense

With my limited knowledge if you spin the rear wheels the driveshaft has to turn, if it's in gear you won't be able to turn the wheels because you would be trying to turn the engine, if its in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By billfish
this does not make sense

I have a completely stock 1951 ford victoria with stock v8 with stick shift. I've had a slight noise and vibration from the drive train, so I jacked up both rear wheels to spin them and see if i...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,541
Posted By billfish
Re: back firing through tailpipe

had a similar situation with backfiring through exhaust when the car was backing down- was advised to advance ignition- that solved the problem for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By billfish
chrome or stainless

this taillight spear on my 51 is in good shape but it has what i'll call scuff marks on it and i'd like to clean it up. I'm not sure if it is chrome or stainless, I'm guessing it's chrome and I've...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By billfish
Re: hood alignment

Attached- right and left side- My thought was just to make them the same on both sides if possible but there does not seem to be an adjustment to accomplish this. Fenders seem to line up correctly,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By billfish
hood alignment

is there a way to adjust the side to side gap on my 1951 ford hood. Hood needs to move to the right so the gap on both sides will be the same. pictured attached.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By billfish
Re: rapping-popping from exhaust

Did a tuneup this morning-new plugs (Auto Lite 216) new dist cap, cleaned points and rotor, checked dwell (27degrees) checked idle adj (550rpm) with vacuum gauge at 21 and steady. checked timing (on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By billfish
rapping-popping from exhaust

gradually over the past 6 months my 51 8ba with dual exhaust has been rapping and popping from the exhaust. This only happens when backing down in second or third gear and can get pretty loud. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,427
Posted By billfish
Re: overdrive conversion

I'll continue my search, all this good information will make it a lot easier to identify.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,427
Posted By billfish
Re: overdrive conversion

rotowrench- it is a 1 inch 10 spline input shaft. does that along with the rail switch give a clue to the age range-when did ford first have an overdrive trans. of this style??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,427
Posted By billfish
Re: overdrive conversion

51 Victoria had the regular frame-picture attached
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,427
Posted By billfish
Re: overdrive conversion

Greg-- A pictures worth a thousand words- Thanks for your help, it's obvious this trans is not going in my 51.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,427
Posted By billfish
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