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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Been in hospital 4 Spinal Surgery

Glad to hear you are doing better, and hope all goes well. I have had 2 back surgeries, a hip replacement, and a partial knee replacement. all took a while to heal, just listen to the Doc., like the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,088
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 8ba block decking

deuce roadster is right, machine shops that are not familiar with flatheads are usually not aware that the angle on the flathead blocks are not the same on both sides, and have to be machined...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1940 ford dash

Check the classified ads on the HAMB. they show up there often in various conditions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,774
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Old Henry

He needs to take a trip to south central Alaska
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: A little off topic but interesting old bus.

That Corvair van is worth a bit.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-23-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Anyone own a 1966-1967 Fairlane 500?

rotorwrench, there is a white one sitting under a carport along the east side of Lake Halbrook near Mineola TX. It has not moved as far as I can tell in at least 4-5 years. was still there in Jan....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-14-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Y block fuel pump

Yeah Sid, I know what you mean needing to keep it original and the Vac. wiper situation. I use the factory style double action pump on my '51 Merc. It is all stock except for the headers and dual...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-11-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,089
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Isky E4 cam

do not forget that the lifters come out the bottom, and not just pulled straight up like small block Fords, and it can be a real pain to change the cam without pulling the eng. It can be done. ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-11-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Vlaue of a 390

Back when I was working, I pulled many FE intakes off car and truck engines while the engine was still in the car. they were heavy for sure. always hated being dispatched a job with the big...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-10-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: offy intake manifolds

Thanks Sal, it is getting better just slow. My brother called today and said he pulled the intake for me. It was a definitely a mismatch with the heads. He said he could not believe that the eng...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-09-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: offy intake manifolds

That is true. Edelbrock no longer makes an intake for the Y block. I bought a good used one. I have yet to install it, The car is in storage 50 miles away. between the virus crap, and the fact...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-09-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Y block fuel pump

I have been running FE ( 390 ) fuel pumps on my Y blocks, they are easier to find in the local parts store
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-26-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: New to forum

I am curious, was that car offered for sale over on the HAMB in the classified's ? if so I bought a 3x2 set up from him back in Dec., in my opinion , was not quite as advertised
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-16-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 57 Tbird fuel tank sender

I suggest using a brass punch on the sending unit retaining ring. one spark from a steel hammer on a steel punch or screwdriver could spell disaster. also you may have to work from one side to the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-26-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: loosen brake line nuts

Try a 50-50 mix of acetone and atf
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: New member / 1st Post / 53 Mercury

Tubman beat me to the answer
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: New member / 1st Post / 53 Mercury

#1 The head marked eab is a ford head, and likely was replaced somewhere in the cars life. It did not come that way #2 A good radiator shop should be able to repair it. If repairs to the core...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-22-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: spare tire, jack, tire iron trunk detail

If you have the original owners manual, many times there is a picture in it of how to store the parts in the correct way
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-20-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 351 cleveland engine

probably one from an early '70s mustang with the 351 Cleveland eng. would work. you probably need to find a parts store with a real parts person, although they are getting harder to find all the time.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-20-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Od cover plug removal

I guess my mind is not working, I can not picture what part you are talking about
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-19-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: t86 R10 OVERDRIVE REBUILD

Mac van Pelt, but he is a little away from you. I do not think shipping would be that bad in the lower 48
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Flathead V8 engine cradle/dolly

look at the stuff these guys sell, I am sure you can make something similar fairly easy. https://motofeet.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Who lightens flywheels? Looking for a shop

JSeery ask a good question. I forgot to mention this when I posted about possibly having to slip the clutch to get moving. The lower the gear ratio you run, ( 390:1, 4:11, etc ) will off set the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Afred E Neuman is back !

I really liked all the old Don Martin cartoons
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Who lightens flywheels? Looking for a shop

only use an aluminum lightweight flywheel in a light car, or you may end up having to rev up the eng, and possibly slip the clutch to get rolling. the heavy flywheel prevents this by way of...
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