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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By tubman
Re: the build

They have "EAC" heads; not as good as "EAB"'s because they have larger chembers to keep the same compression ratio as the Fords with the Mercury's longer stroke.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By tubman
Re: the build

I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but I really like a small base 2G on a bored out Merc manifold; the same throttle area as duals with only one (probably better) carb.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By tubman
Re: dizzy black cap

There was a thread on here about a week ago that said the Echlin MA9 cap and MA7 rotor were a replacement for old Mallory flattops. Several of us have them on order, so we should know soon.

See...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 296
Posted By tubman
Re: 1938 85 1.5 ton gearing

Let's face it; your truck will always be at the limit just trying to keep up to traffic. Sometimes, you just can't win the war, no matter what you do. If you want to do a lot of long distance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By tubman
Re: the build

I have them in both of my engines; the '51 Merc in my '51 club coupe and my "HotRod" engine that is going into my Tub. I can honestly say that I can't hear either of them. I have only run the second...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By tubman
Re: Vacuum Bleeder?

I had a "Mighty-Vac" years ago and it would not work at all. Looking back, I'll bet it was bad out of the box.

Anyway, the experience really soured me on them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By tubman
Re: New baby 1953 Merc

Even that is not as simple as it sounds. It requires sizing the master cylinder correctly and possibly adding some proportioning valves. Dual master cylinders are not what they're cracked up to be. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,743
Posted By tubman
Re: Fuel problem on my '40

The more I hear about this, the less I think I was grasping at straws. A new carb should fix it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By tubman
Re: point gap = dwell

I set the points on a Mallory dual point to the gap specified in the instructions. The car would hardly run. I check with the dwell meter and it was way off. I then set them according to the dwell...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,478
Posted By tubman
Re: I did not know that......

Dale,

I haven't forgotten about you; I just haven't gotten to my shop yet.

I'll post the results to this thread when I get them, as I believe they will be of general interest.

Denny
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By tubman
Re: the build

All of the 8BA series engines came from the factory with 80 lb pumps. Why would you even think of using a 50 lb pump?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By tubman
Re: Engine fit

Did you take a close look at that ad? If that "speed equipment" is NOS, I'll eat it. Also look at the fifth picture; is that the top of a piston? Sure looks like it to me as it seems like he is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By tubman
Re: Disc brakes?

Here's what I posted on your other thread :

"I have to agree with "another Merc guy". That car looks like it should be kept as original as possible. I know these cars had "hanging pedals", but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 479
Posted By tubman
Re: Major brake adjustment procedure request

Maybe a bent backing plate?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By tubman
Re: New baby 1953 Merc

I have to agree with "another Merc guy". That car looks like it should be kept as original as possible. I know these cars had "hanging pedals", but don't know if power brakes were an option. I would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By tubman
Re: JAX vintage valve components

Are you sure? It sure sounds like the kind of name game one would use when they want to take advantage of someone else's good reputation. :mad:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,813
Posted By tubman
Re: looking at a restored 36 ford coupe

The rich are different from us; they have more money.:eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,743
Posted By tubman
Re: Fuel problem on my '40

What's chances of a cracked or porous carb body casting? After a fresh assembly, everything is dry and proper and it runs fine; let it sit a while and the fuel seeps through somewhere and causes your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,813
Posted By tubman
Re: looking at a restored 36 ford coupe

If I was selling a car and wanted it to give a good impression, I'd make sure the air cleaner was installed. (And not one of them itty-bitty aftermarket chrome ones either.)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,920
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

I can't help myself; here is a picture of a "deuce, dually ... truck" I found (it is European).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,478
Posted By tubman
Re: I did not know that......

Dale,

Thanks for posting those links; I had tried several times to order the "MA5", but it wouldn't let me. These came through fine; There must be a problem with the "MA5".

I have been able to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,478
Posted By tubman
Re: I did not know that......

Boy, I must be doing something wrong, because they say "Unavailable for Home Shipment". Maybe I'll try again. It could be because I'm in north-central Minnesota?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By tubman
Re: flathead refresh

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

However, the fact that the O/P says he has an "1951 ford 59AB", should raise some red flags and caution the rest of us of the situation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 801
Posted By tubman
Re: My '53 Customline

Looks great Mikko; enjoy it!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,920
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

I don't care what anyone says; that is in NICE shape!
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