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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Tinker
Re: Which pressure plate to order?

Haven't heard anything negative from fort wayne stuff.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tinker
Re: The Case of the Gasping Flathead

How are you checking your vacuum?

Yes you can goose the throttle to the floor and check what the vacuum does. Don't leave it to the floor at idle. But it needs to open fully.

17 is still a bit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tinker
Re: The Case of the Gasping Flathead

Is it okay to quote myself? :rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tinker
Re: The Case of the Gasping Flathead

vacuum should drop to near zero at open throttle but never zero. going from 17 to 13 is not correct. maybe the vacuum is not in the right area. pv wouldn't open on the carbs.


from that video...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By Tinker
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Tinker
Re: LaBonney out..now what?

to what? I like what you are doing! It's a period correct hotrod.


I have a parade everywhere I drive.


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Tinker
Re: LaBonney out..now what?

Ya it's complicated. It's a choice. Be a hard core ratter or a restorer. Had a streetrod builder friend call my 38 a rat rod because it was not painted (no one here). Lines are blurred but easy to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Tinker
Re: LaBonney out..now what?

Although not a restoration vehicle. Lot of us are builders. Its just as fun to be in a shop working on it, maybe more so then driving. No shame, its just what we do.


Like you said... If i quit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By Tinker
Re: Advice and comments on my early ford pls

They are both cast.


Trucks/big trucks always get the tougher less neat stuff. Years went longer also between changes.


Replacement heads for the early fords were available and usually in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Tinker
Re: LaBonney out..now what?

Boy this is a said reminder of how restoring cars is going. Available decent parts are getting rare. Back to doing custom work.


I'm guessing in 10-20 yrs I'll be at a show and some guys is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By Tinker
Re: Advice and comments on my early ford pls

Nothing wrong with a holley94. I do run strombergs though 36/38. (38 should have a chandler-groves "first year holley" but that's a whole different story).


Square spindle, Front backing plate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By Tinker
Re: Help: Reverse eye leaf spring problem 34 Ford

Never weld a spring or heat bend... on any spring metal. Yikes!!! (maybe when cutting a coil off a later 50s front end, big coil springs)


They might have gave it a bit more arch when reversing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By Tinker
Re: Advice and comments on my early ford pls

Neat project. Running a 97strom would be closer to early year rodding (pre 39). but you have juice brakes.


Take pictures of the backing plates on the back and front. (the other side of the wheel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By Tinker
Re: Flat 221ci - 1935 - Getting stuck after 3 weeks sitting.

Flathead heads go through a torque cycle. Run it up to heat, let cool. Torque heads. Repeat up to 2-3 times.

Tubman's idea on the gasket could be it (since you reused the gasket). So maybe try a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 840
Posted By Tinker
Re: New Member New car

Nice car!

Welcome, you'll get as much "one on one" help as you need. No question is wrong. I've had a few and probably will have more down the road.

Sometimes the info can be described a bit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Tinker
Re: eBay seller

this is very true.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Tinker
Re: At the local show

I like your truck better. Not too much stuff added either. Not like you are going to put a rubber rat on the tailgate or other.


If you want to draw attention to your old pickup. Put a 60s...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1936 Rear window gasket question

I have a trunk on my 36 and the window rolls down. Can't answer your question on seals. Not there yet.


Best of luck? Looks nice
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Tinker
Re: Hop Up Magazine: En Hopup Veritas

Hopup has been around forever. Worth checking out.

Been collecting little mags for yrs. so much info and ideas.


Everyone knows who barris is or ed. How many know Dean Jeffries or watsons...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By Tinker
Re: Wiring an electric fuel pump

Still not sure how turning the power off at the switch lead, powers a pump. Less it's connected to the lead power.



A inertia switch is a different animal. A good thing. Not that I worried to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Tinker
Re: 37 wiring issue

Gratuitous wiring source.


Sacramento Ford. rewired a few cars. always happy with their stock harnesses. eazy-peesy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By Tinker
Re: Whats the hole for?

I could be wrong but I think up to the 40s they had "safari" front windshields. Which would have a knob there to open the windshield. I know that in 42 they did not. No reference for the 40 car.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Tinker
Re: 37 wiring issue

http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/FH_images/FH_electrical-pics/Flathead_Electrical_wiring1937.jpg


Might need to get a meter out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Tinker
Re: Diaphragm clutch noise?

Could it be the steel used is more vendible to rust?


My only suggestion is to replace the throwout before resemble. Just procedure.





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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By Tinker
Re: Wiring an electric fuel pump

If the pump is rated correctly, it shouldn't burn out a wire or switch. It will drain the battery.



Relay or a switch with a light. I would think having it connected to the shut of (power or...
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