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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,335
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: 851
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: 851
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: 1,543
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: 9
Views: 553
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: 888
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: 587
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: 2,757
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: 2,757
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: 240
Posted By Fortunateson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,875
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: 623
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: 866
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: 1,298
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: 2,178
Posted By Fortunateson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
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: 840
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
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Removing mold from leather upholstery

Glad it worked out for you!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Ford Flathead valve setting. 32 Frame strengtheners. 32 Pt21 59 pt15.

Mart, you've been officially added to my list of British TV that I watch! Every week I watch you and if not Friday night then by Saturday afternoon at the latest. Then I'll watch another favourite...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 1932 Ford Frame - "false shaped panel"

Just a real wild guess but perhaps the middle of the frame was so buggered that new sections were installed and the faux style lines were done in sheet metal as that would be a lot easier than doing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 751
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Eab

I've read that as a cost cutting manoeuvre Ford left out the either the exhaust or intake seats in '50 or '51 and then did away with both in '52.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Removing mold from leather upholstery

I've had great success using a water/vinegar solution to get rid of mould on leather. I replaced a seat on my OT German car due to a rip in the leather. Got a replacement for cheap because of some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 891
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Thanksgiving

By the way, Thnaksgiving was last month! LOL Regardless, have an enjoyable day and don't forget to remove you mask when inputing food to the mouth..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 891
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Thanksgiving

"Some of the most..." LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,644
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

Sometimes I invite my friend John along but he prefers Jack!
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