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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By tubman
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

I ran Mobil-1 20W-50 in the original engine in my '51 before I put the new engine in. I didn't see any increased leakage while I was using it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By tubman
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

Hmm. Interesting to hear this. Back in my snowmobiling days, it was a definite no-no. Nobody ever gave a good reason, though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By tubman
Re: options for electronic ignition conversion on my '41

A good plan that's not dependent on the type of ignition you choose.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

"deuce" - PM sent.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By tubman
Re: felpro rope seals

"Ross" - You never cease to amaze me!:eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

"deuce" - The big problem is that a capacitor robust enough to handle everything that we can throw at it tends to be quite large. They have to withstand voltage spikes, high temperatures, and have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By tubman
Re: Turns over slowly.

Check out this thread. He had the same problem and ended up with the desired results : https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=265282

(Read the whole thread through to the end.)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA into a 1934 Ford

C'mon "JSeery", I did say it was Speedway.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA into a 1934 Ford

They are available, but in my opinion, waaaay over priced. If you have access to a welder and some scrap steel, you can make your own at a fraction of the retail price.

By the way, has anyone else...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

I agree with all of the above. However, when you get down to brass tacks, just about all modern condensers are in the low .2xx micro-farad range. I have to believe that this is the value that works...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By tubman
Re: Three-Blade Fans

Take it from Ross. He's the one who got me on to this.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

OR.. You could go with one of my Big Brass Condensers that mount externally. I have had a bunch of these in the field for the last three years with no failures. Plus, they add an old time "Hot Rod"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By tubman
Re: Long live the early Flat Top 6!

If you haven't tried Southside Obsolete ("barnfind08" on here), you haven't exhausted your resources. I can't guarantee he has one, but he has a LOT of stuff.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By tubman
Re: Distributors

I will have to disagree with this. I have a mechanical advance only Mallory on the '51 Merc engine in my '51 Ford club coupe. It starts on the first touch of the key and runs excellently. As a matter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

I "tuned up" my '51 when I got it in 1987. I used Echlin points and condenser from NAPA. I changed the engine two years ago because it started making a funny noise. At that time, the condenser and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By tubman
Re: Three-Blade Fans

This was posted by a guy called "8-Track" on the H.A.M.B. : "I came up with NSK 885586 WATER PUMP BEARING on Ebay for $31.00 it is a universal bearing than needs to have the shaft trimmed to fit."
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By tubman
Re: options for electronic ignition conversion on my '41

You're already most of the way home. With the way you are planning on using the truck, the stock ignition will probably last longer than you will. Millions of backyard mechanics had no problems...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By tubman
Re: Stock 1938 Ford Tudor sedan

Oh come on! Why don't you go just a bit bigger on the rear? As Carl Kohler used to say, "If some is good, more is better, and too much is just enough":cool:.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By tubman
Re: Isky 1007B Track Numbers

Tell us more about the "Batten Special", especially the engine being build for it now. The heads and intake system are like nothing I've ever seen.

There are flathead powered British specials...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By tubman
Re: Laser Cleaner On Frame

Some information from the H.A.M.B here : https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/new-way-of-cleaning-heads-and-blocks-anybody-seen-this.1130737/

The problem there was the cost (I think in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,323
Posted By tubman
Re: What are the must haves for you're shop?

+1 on LED lighting. I convert my fixtures over when a fluorescent tube goes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 953
Posted By tubman
Re: Jensen S1

So it looks like it took them at least two years to make from the date of initial collaboration.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 953
Posted By tubman
Re: Jensen S1

I would be interested in the source of your information. From what I have researched, Mr. Gable contracted with the Jensen company in 1934, which would fit with this car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By tubman
Re: weight of 39 coupe

I have seen the weight of a flathead engine quoted many times as 525 lbs. Since a transmission, flywheel, and clutch weigh more that 75 lbs, I believe 600 lbs to be a little more appropriate....
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