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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Grill screen air flow

Have boated the Columbia many times. Your 2nd photo looks like the area where the movie "Maverick" was filmed for the river scenes. Glad to hear from you again!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,151
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

Maybe you should all descend on his place at once and make a raid to get your engines back...........call 911 just before you get there!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: electric gas pump on a 39 PU Frame

I also added a fuel shut off valve just out of the tank. Nice to shut off the gas supply while changing the filter.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-05-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: tires

And to my understanding if the date code only has 3 numbers in it, then the tires were made before the year 2000.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Jessi Combs

I agree, RIP please. She died not that far from where I live.............
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-25-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Rule of thumb for fan belt tightness

Thanks darrell and chap. I will work on finding the sweet spot some more. Thanks all for the help!!!!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-24-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Rule of thumb for fan belt tightness

Thanks 40. The belt only drives the water pump and alternator and is a fairly new belt-maybe 400 miles but I will check it anyway. I am thinking it is squealing on the alt pulley since it is the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-24-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Rule of thumb for fan belt tightness

What started this thread is that the bolt that goes thru the alt housing sheared off flush with the head. Sometimes the belt would squeal before this happened. It is a 7/16" by 6" bolt. This allowed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Some photos of my '41

Nice!! I learned to drive in my grandfathers 40 pickup on the farm. Wonderful memories.........
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Shoe Box Central

I also have nothing but the best to say about them!!!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-22-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-22-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-22-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Rule of thumb for fan belt tightness

Is there a rule of thumb that you guys use for belt tightness? This is for my avatar 302 engine. Thanks!!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-16-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: 1960 wagon west

I am running two Pertronix set ups. Not a glitch with either now going on four years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: GL 1 oil

If I were you I would contact Petersen Cat in Redmond. I believe their facility is near the airport. Your blade is worth too much to take a short cut............
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: For Minnesota guys with cars that are still 6 volt

That has been the law here in Oregon for several years but doesn't seem affect drivers much.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Vapor lock

I agree. The experts here often say fuel problems are really electrical. Mine was a coil.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-15-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Carb Spacer

Thank you for your ministry passion!! My avatar runs a 302. I always run non ethanol in it and all my stuff that has a carb. Costs a little more but NEVER any fuel related problems. Should not be a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Overdrive using electronic ignition

I too converted a Volvo-Penta outdrive and engine with a Pertronix unit. No problems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Future V-8er??

WOW!! You are a lucky dad.............keep it up!!!!!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-12-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Heater temperature control valve 302 engine

Thank you again. That was exactly what was happening!!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-12-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: Heater temperature control valve 302 engine

So the valve should go into the pressure side right? If this is the case then the NAPA guy was right because my valve is currently in the water pump hose. This would put hot water into the heater...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-12-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Heater temperature control valve 302 engine

My avatar has a 1971 302 engine. The car has the original heater. The heater control valve doesn't shut off completely. The NAPA parts man THINKS the current valve is installed on the wrong heater...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: What are the must haves for you're shop?

Lots of lighting. When you think you have enough, add more. Put the lighting on different circuits so you can have on only the ones you need. I have separate switches for different areas of the shop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By 50fordcoupeman
Re: 1939 Ford flathead rattle

On my avatar I had a sheet metal rattle just above idle rpms . Turned out to be the bottom of the inner fender just below the louvers had about 1/32" clearance from the frame. It took me about a year...
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