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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Sta-Lube 3131 bearing grease question.

Just make sure you clean out all the old grease. Grease not being compatible is a cause of wheel bearing failures.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: King Pin Replace On A '40 ??

Clean the bushings and kingpin. Stick the spindle back on and drop the king pin in it. Then grab the spindle and see if you have any play. It should only take a few minutes to check them this way....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Coolant

Save your money. Just use a 50/50 mixture of Prestone and change it every two year's to prevent electrolysis. A flathead is just an engine like any other engine, it does not need any kind of magic...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,287
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Cyl Heads-Navarro vs Edelbrock or Offenhauser

I spent a day with Al Sharp in his garage. That guy was a master pattern maker. Really nice guy. I run his heads just because of what a decent guy he was. Sharp speed equipment set a lot of records....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Black crackle paint finish....any clues ?

Its been about forty-year's since I've used any of that VHT wrinkle paint. VHT still makes it. I think you sprayed it on and then put it in the oven at a certain temperature to help cause the wrinkle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Protection for aluminum heads

I thought about the anti-seize but I'm always drinking out of the hoses like a little kid and filling up the animal water bowls. I'm trying to die from excessive cheese poisoning not lead poisoning....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Cold this mornin'

98 degrees Yesterday, I had to drive 2 1/2 hours down to Calipatria, CA. A little tiny town out in the desert at the other end of the Salten Sea. It was 98 degrees down there in May.

I hauled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Vacuum test

Its good at 19 especially if your at a higher elevation. Another test is to snap the throttle open and closed and see if the reading momentarily goes up even further, then drops back-down to 19. That...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: 1937 ford pickup pilot bearing

If its sticking out as long as it does not hit the splines on the input shaft it should be okay otherwise it will try and turn the input shaft with the clutch in and you will not be able to shift the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Protection for aluminum heads

A flathead Ford cast iron block with aluminum heads is exactly the same as most modern 4-cylinder engines. A regular old mixture of 50/50 antifreeze works just fine. That is what the manufacturers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: What is this called?

It is a "Speed Nut".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,289
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Dual master cylinder update

I did have an ASE Master Mechanic license and an ASE Heavy Truck Master Mechanic license until I retired. Both of those master licensees required separate brake licensing tests. One of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: 1934 Pickup Steering-wheel turns

[QUOTE=CWPASADENA;1757516]You may have a passenger car pitman arm.


The '34 pick up passenger car and pick up do not share the same pitman arm.
this is because the angle of the steering column...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
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Views: 821
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: C&g

There is a spot on your CA tax forms for paying sells tax on stuff you buy out of state. I'm sure everybody here in CA on the Ford Barn is being honest and paying their tax on out of State purchases....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Looking for pics of flathead with Early Ford Green

Here is an older Ford Barn post on the subject. Its been a long time, 15+ year's, I just went to an an automotive paint supplier and had them mix up a batch. They had the formula. My dad restored...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: 1951 Merc elec fuel pump

It should be installed as close to the tank as possible with a filter located between the tank and the pump. The closer it is to the tank the easier it will be for the pump to prime. Where its...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: 1934 Pickup Steering-wheel turns

Like David said the Pitman arm is installed in most likely installed wrong position. Should be an easy fix.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Help with a noisy Banjo rear end.

The only difference is the Model A and early '32 have a tapered driveshaft with a key way in the pinion gear. Plus the later rear ends have the extra straddle mounted bearing on the end of the pinion...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Bleeding brakes on 42

Go buy a thread pitch gauge at an auto parts store or hardware store. They are cheap.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: 34 won't start?

Hook a vauum gauge up to the fuel pump and see if it is creating a vacuum. Then disconnect the line at the tank and see if you have vacuum there. If it has one of those fuel lines with the woven...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Kinmont brakes

The way I heard it was they were going to be used on the Tucker cars until they went bankrupt. Bell Auto Parts bought up the remaining supply of parts and sold them to the racers and hot rodders. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: buffing or sanding out sgl stage paint

Unless you know how thick the paint was applied I don't think I would go sanding on it. Paint is expensive and somebody might have just sprayed enough paint to cover it with no intentions of color...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Help with a noisy Banjo rear end.

I built at least 100 rear ends in my 30-years as a fleet mechanic. On rear-ends you have a drive-side gear pattern setup and a coast-side pattern setup. You attempt to center both sides but its not...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-11-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: 57 T Bird non porthole top

They existed. My mom bought a '57 T-bird new with no portholes. She had a choice of several but she wanted that car because it had a 312, 3-speed manual with an overdrive. I inherited it and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-11-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: 57 T Bird non porthole top

They existed. My mom bought a '57 T-bird new with no portholes. She had a choice of several but she wanted that car because it had a 312, 3-speed manual with an overdrive. I inherited it and...
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