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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,609
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: 1934 ford grill NOS

I think it's a nice piece. I don't see the MAJOR pitting others are mentioning. 85 year old pieces that have been sitting around aging for 85 years are not going to be absolutely perfect. Back...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Bolt remover socket

What size is it? Sometimes you can pound on a metric socket that is just a tad smaller. Have you tried a 6 point socket? Impact wrenches are FAR more successful at busting loose stubborn...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Torque wrenches

That's weird. It put the same Youtube address for these as it did for the mechanical torque wrench. Here are the updated web addresses.

As for the torque angle... You can even ratchet the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,609
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: 1934 ford grill NOS

For those who are interested, here is a discussion regarding old vs new chrome... and those who can properly do old chrome.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276283
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,609
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: 1934 ford grill NOS

Need better pictures of what the chrome actually looks like, as well as the welting. You can tell the welting on (my) grill is original from 1934, and there is zero chance of it being re-chromed or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Torque wrenches

Delete... Double post
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Torque wrenches

Actually just talked myself into the Quinn digital... as I do some torque angle stuff. From what I read, the company that makes them does the electronics for MAC, etc. I used a coupon code... ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,609
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: 1934 ford grill NOS

https://imgur.com/hsbCYFu.jpg

https://imgur.com/WORONkx.jpg

https://imgur.com/qouIBq4.jpg

https://imgur.com/T2v7xKO.jpg

https://imgur.com/aj1xQ01.jpg
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Torque wrenches

Believe it or not, Harbor Freight has started to offer higher quality tools lately... including torque wrenches. Here are some tests of them against big names... as well as checking against...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,609
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: 1934 ford grill NOS

This is a really nice grill. It was included in dad's '34 Phaeton when he bought it in 1931 for $600. It was NOS. He had it installed for short periods of time on his car... and is still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: DOT3 or DOT5 Brake fluid

DOT 5 is a silicone based fluid, and is not compatible with DOT 3... so the system needs to be COMPLETELY flushed in order to make the switch.

DOT 4 is basically Synthetic DOT 3, and is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,609
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: 1934 ford grill NOS

Yes, you need MUCH better pics... especially for an item as you describe. To get GOOD money, you need to have a way of proving what you actually have, and what kind of condition it is in. You'll...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Engine Break In

Running it in without a load for too long will keep the rings from properly seating. They need the heat/cylinder pressure to properly break in, and not just glaze over. Improper break in on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Engine Break In

This came up in another thread, but thought it deserved a wider audience, as it applies to much more than the scope of that thread. This is a comprehensive post about break in. Ring seal is BIG. Lake...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: PennGrade Motor Oil

Best break in oil right now is Driven from Joe Gibbs racing. Their BR40 is a 10w40 break in oil that costs around $8/qt, and comes highly recommended. Another very good break in oil at a good price...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Flathead Ford V8 Being Built at Rouge Ford Plant

Really cool vintage footage of the Ford flathead V8 being cast, assembled and tested at the Rouge Ford plant.

Sorry it's a Facebook video. May be on Youtube somewhere.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,502
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: I picked up a cheap 38 standard and put it on the road.

When it comes to life... You're WINNING. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Hard seats on exhaust only

Hardened seats are only used on the exhaust... That being said, the only vehicles that NEED hardened seats, are those that are run under heavy load and see a lot of miles. An occasional use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,940
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Transmission oil

As was said, I've been driving and rebuilding Ford Toploaders (the cast iron ones made from 1964-to 1973-ish) for 30 years.

The places that specialize in Toploader rebuild parts/rebuild kits...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,940
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Transmission oil

GL-5 is supposed to be harder on bronze/yellow metals. GL-4 is supposed to be safe. GL-1 does not have the extreme pressure additives, and does not protect as well as the more modern oils.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Flushing engine block

I ran a Gano Filter (screen filter for the cooling system) on the mustang back in the day, and do not recommend them. They are okay if you check and empty them constantly, but about all they did for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Flushing engine block

Dad and I attacked a torn down 21 stud with a 9 hp Pressure Washer and a long Screwdriver. The amount of sediment in the bottom rear was shocking. You could tell much of that had been there for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,696
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Women buy shoes: Guys buy toys[old Fords]

The picture of the flamed street rod above reminded me of this one owned by Bob Sayre in WV. I believe this picture was taken in 1991... or maybe very late 1980's. Not sure. Anyway, this was at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,696
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Women buy shoes: Guys buy toys[old Fords]

This car has FAR more class than a 350 SBC with a 350 Turbo Automatic trans in a generic street rod! It's actually 'period correct', and the ONLY thing that looks like it has been changed is the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,381
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Wheel bearing grease

If you watch those Project Farm Youtube Videos that were posted, you'll see:
Lucas 'Red and Tacky'
Walmart Grease
High grade Marine Grease
Grease from the 1940's.

They found all grease is NOT...
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