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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,372
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: What is the price of a rebuilt flathead??

I have a 59A out of a '47 business coupe. I bought the car from the original owner, who lived down the street from me in NW Chicago in 1963.


To the best of my knowledge, the engine has never...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,959
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Who has one of these?

I am, or was, a mechanical design engineer for production "stuff".
Given the number of different vertical and horizontal "faces" that were required to match up to put that exhaust system into mass...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: 1932 Ford Frame

Back in 1958 I managed to hoist one on top of my parent's 55 Chevy all by myself. Can't be too heavy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Ignition timing

1947 59A standard ignition
Looking down on the distributor sitting on my bench. The vacuum brake is at the top.
The right ignition point gauges at about .015. Which is in spec.
The left one,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: 1932 Ford Pin Striping Pattern

DavidG
My baby girls gave me your books as a birthday present.
But they do not answer a question.
32
Body color different from molding color.
You say that there was a quarter inch gap between...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Identifying carburetors

So
The 40, 48, and 97 share common cast parts.

and can be bolted together to make competent (sort of) carburetors.
We shall see . . .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Identifying carburetors

Carbs
Stromberg 48 times 2 equals 96 plus 1 equals 97! Is there a something there?


Seriously, Are they so similar that body parts from one could be combined with parts from another that you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Identifying carburetors

Mart, you have mentioned a serious problem for us old timers, but might not have noted why. You are UK. You are metric. We are not.



The rest of the world, all 6 billion of them, are metric....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Identifying carburetors

I see where Charlie ny is going. However, an extra thick gasket will solve the problem of eliminating the gasket leak. I think.

Inelegant, I agree. But easy to try and NBD.

Perhaps I should...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Identifying carburetors

Thanks guys.
The gasket face is in good shape and the economizer has never seen a running engine. I suspect ethanol damage.


Now where do I find an economizer that has been built to handle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Identifying carburetors

Ford Barn is awesome!

I have no competent opinion about the 48. Didnít know about it until a short time ago. Just that the 97 was some sort of thing that was a good thing.

After a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Identifying carburetors

Thank you, Uncle Max.
I have a 48. Darn it!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Identifying carburetors

So, I looked through the archives but couldnít find the answer so here comes the question. . .

How do I determine if my carburetor is a stromberg 48 or a 97?

Interestingly, Macís (gulp)🤪 has a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: 1932 Ford Grill Shell Welting

Lacing sag.
Have noticed that with replacement stuff bought ages ago.
What do you think about removing the sagging lacing and putting something (??) under it to restore the height and then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: 1932 Firewall Blueprints

David, your knowledge is beyond belief. May you live forever!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,604
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Cartouche / Macs experience?

A man, a plan, a canal – Panama!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
'32 V8 cast aluminum oil pan

I have a late '32 V8 cast aluminum oil pan. Without the steel swash plates pan.


Help with dimensions or photos would be appreciated.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Help removing a stuck woodruff key.

Do not use a grinder!
Any tapping or pounding processes will not harm the surfaces.
grinding will!
be patient.
you will sucked.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,549
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: LeBaron Bonney

so. now do we go to Mac's because LB is just like Mac's?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Chrome Prices

We are now dealing with stuff that kill us we didn't know about it that then.


Think about bacteria in the 1920's.


The small amount that we introduce into the atmosphere is no big deal.

...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,857
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor was a result of US earlier actions.


So was 10-11.


While the results were catastrophic,


Are we sackling for it?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,857
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: Pearl Harbor

My father's bother became a swabbie (like that?) in 1937. I think. No references available.


Served on fleet tugs and there stuff.


A CFC for most of the war in Mississippi (USS BB41).

...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,857
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: My Pearl Harbor day Car show setup

How do you death of thousands for your "dYS"?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By Bubsyouruncle
Re: GHWB trainer at the Pacific Avation museum

Odd notes


I think his first carrier landings were on the Wolverine or the Sable in Lake Michigan.


Picked up by a sub after being shot down.


No bone spurs on this guy!
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