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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By tubman
Re: Overdrive Quandary

As Dorothy so succinctly put it : "We're not in Kansas anymore". Put it in and get it going; the easiest thing to get going is to drop into OD in high. Even with the "limitations" imposed on you by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:36 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,443
Posted By tubman
Re: First Flathead Build

I agree. I see some rust damage (that is easily overcome), but no fatal cracks (I do see a "Part Number" crack, but they are no problem.) Perhaps a few more pictures of the actual areas of damage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 305
Posted By tubman
Re: Some photos of my '41

Huh?:confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Why
Views: 449
Posted By tubman
Re: Why

I agree with "JSeery". No thermostats and "high flow pumps" (at least in later flatheads) are a band-aid for other cooling system problems. Solve the problem; don't treat the symptoms. I was "keeping...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By tubman
Re: 40 engine temperature drop by 20 degrees

I'm not a "wiser head", but simply put, if you don't drive your car in cold weather, you don't need the exhaust heat provided by the ports in the block and the manifold. Any time you can cool the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By tubman
Re: Shoe Box Central

I agree with all of the above. Plus, with my last order, they included a small oval "Shoebox Central" sticker. I'm not one to put decals and stickers all over my car, but I discreetly put this in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By tubman
Re: Head Gasket Installation 1937 Ford V85

If you are going to use anything, I agree with Jack; grease.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By tubman
Re: Head Gasket Installation 1937 Ford V85

I would not, especially since the herds have been resurfaced. It shouldn't be necessary, and if you do use it, it will make the next head or gasket change miserable, especially since you have an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By tubman
Re: Flat 221ci - 1935 - Getting stuck after 3 weeks sitting.

I would suspect a blown head gasket or something else that would allow water to leak into a cylinder or two, and if allowed to set there for a while, would corrode and stick the rings to the bore. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By tubman
Re: Tinker please elaborate on the cotter pin

Not so, if they're done right. On the last two 8BA's I did, I used "Fel-Pro" pan gasket sets. They came with a selection of rope seals and a trimming guide. Using this guide, the seal was a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By tubman
Re: 50 custom

Actually, for a car that has been sitting that long, I would try a breaker bar on the crankshaft pulley first to see if it is "stuck". Hitting it with the starter right away may break something. Even...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 834
Posted By tubman
Re: New Member New car

When they were new, most of these cars had no heaters or gasoline heaters (!!) The later 8BA water pumps had a provision for a hose fitting, but I think some of the early pumps did not. This was a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 834
Posted By tubman
Re: New Member New car

The heater hose looks fine to me, the worm drive clamp, not so much. The original clamps are quite different. The "oil canister on top" is the by-pass oil filter. There is a filter element inside...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By tubman
Re: Stumped on my first Flathead Build

Always good to see a brave man. Just don't get caught. I still cringe when I think about the time my ex-wife came home unexpectedly and found me using the dishwasher to clean a couple of Triumph...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By tubman
Re: Dual carb linkage

This may be true for a "Regular" manifold (one with the carbs biased towards the rear), but I've never heard of anyone doing this successfully with a "Super" manifold (one where the carbs are placed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,332
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 serial number starts with D5

If it adds any insight, when I got a Minnesota "Home-Built" title for my first "T" bucket in 1966, the VIN the state assigned "MINN 66-nnnn". There was a "re-constructed" C2 Corvette on eBay a few...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By tubman
Re: Dual carb linkage

It looks like the choke rod has been shortened, which is pretty easy to do. Also, only one of the chokes is hooked up which is really all you need.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By tubman
Re: Use of 6 bladed fan

I ran an aftermarket "Flex Fan" as an interim replacement while I was replacing the fan bearing on my '51 Ford a few years back. I don't exactly remember what I had to do to make it work, but the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By tubman
Re: Diaphragm clutch noise?

It may be completely unrelated, but I think I should mention it. The engine in my '51 Ford started making a funny noise when I pushed in the clutch. I could not track down the source, and couldn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By tubman
Re: Gap between rotor arm tip and distributor cap contacts

Bubba,

Does an early Ford coil setup produce enough voltage to overcome the problem?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By tubman
Re: Engine change

I agree with Jack. You will have to change out a few parts (water pumps and bellhousing) and may need motor mount spacers, but the whole process is extremely well documented, both here and on other...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By tubman
Re: Dual exhaust system 1948 ford with headers

If it get's too expensive, you might consider doing it yourself. I did the entire exhaust system on a '36 Ford with Fenton headers about 20 years using one of these pipe benders, a couple of 90...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By tubman
Re: 42-46 pickup cabs & nose question!

I believe "Mart" is correct. There may also be different placement of the gas tank as well.
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