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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By supereal
Re: 59A Engine Fitted with Truck water pumps

I would send them to Skip Haney. He does them for us. Usually, when installing a kit, the pulley is broken by trying to remove it. and a kit doesn't fix it. Skip is an expert. You can reach him...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By supereal
Re: wheel studs

Raise each wheel and turn it to check for wobble. It is unusual for studs to cause the problem unless one or more wheels have damaged mounting holes. These are caused by failure to properly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By supereal
Re: Green gas

May be a reaction to the caustic solution used to clean the inside of tanks. In any case, it is a good idea to pull the tank and thoroughly clean the inside. Denatured alcohol is a good solvent. If...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By supereal
Re: Chrome plating

Mine was done by The Bumper Boyz. I couldn't find the address, but it is likely online. Excellent quality at a very reasonable cost.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By supereal
Re: Paint & clear coat

We don't use Rust-O-Leum at all. It tends to react to almost all paints, clear or other, and comes out looking like crackle finish in most cases. The key to a good paint job is to use only...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By supereal
Re: '40 front pass brake line, (pipe)

C&G (800) 266-0470) sells brake line kits with the lines at correct pre cut lengths, including the necessary nuts. For your 40 order 91A-2269, $58.50. Use your existing lines to bend the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By supereal
Re: Chrome plating

I am not familiar with that place, but quality chrome plating has become scarce as the EPA has cracked down on platers because of the solutions required. Always see finished examples before hiring a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By supereal
Re: 1941 Merc gas tank problem

If you are relying on the gas gauge to tell you how much fuel you have left, and you have a replacement tank sender, it is necessary to bend the float arm to calibrate the reading. If that doesn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By supereal
Re: Ford 8BA engine placement

Most engine swaps are concerned with clearance between the frame and cross members, as well as the hood. Unless the engine is placed at an odd angle, the oil pan will compensate. If you have to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By supereal
Re: Paint & clear coat

My '47 convertible is black with a clear coat. It looks very fine, and has the advantage of protecting the finish from exposure. Ford used lacquer in very early production because it was quick...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By supereal
Re: Mart's 41 pickup. What's that squeak? VIDEO.

The most difficult squeaks to find are often due to the glass. I chased one long ago to a windshield where the glass had penetrated the gasket and rubbed against the metal of the opening. Others...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By supereal
Re: brake clips

Squeeze the part than fits the backing plate in a vise. These clips are very important, as they hold the shoes in place so the drum can be removed easily. We sometimes find that they were omitted,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By supereal
Re: Holley 94 flooding

Carb kits often contain power valve gaskets that leak. Some are round, others triangular. If the carb didn't leak before installing he ki, replace the new gasket with the old one. As carburetors...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By supereal
Re: Twin post lift

Buy or rent an engine hoist. Not only does it give good control of the lift or drop, but it can be rolled back when to engine is clear. At our shop we have two double post lifts and an overhead...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By supereal
Re: Ford Flathead V8 weird vacuum question

Check the vent port under the front of the oil pan to be sure it is clear. Otherwise, there is no way for the cap on top of the fuel pump stand to work. Sometimes a pan gasket incorrectly blocks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By supereal
Re: More banjo questions for the gurus

Most people have never seen the KRW inch pound tool. We used the "spin" technique as said above. The Ford rear axle is so tough, it takes a really big mistake to seriously affect
it, particularly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By supereal
Re: 41pu fender to bed. Is welting used?

Likely not. Trucks were usually less likely to receive what Ford called "anti squeak". Most restored trucks have it for appearance reasons.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By supereal
Re: 1939 Ford flathead rattle

A rattle or vibration that is due to resonation is tough to locate. Since it is one that seems to be like sheet metal, it probably is not inside the engine. If you haven't already, have someone rev...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By supereal
Re: high rpms breaking up

We run all distributors on our Sun machine to be sure the points retain contact. It plainly shows on the strobe. The quality of the point sets being sold today is very low. Of the last six we...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By supereal
Re: 8BA block concern

Combustion is formed during combustion, and shows up more prominently in times of high humidity. Mufflers used to have a small mole at the bottom to allow drainage. I always try to only start my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By supereal
Re: Priming engine with oil

Adding oil allows it to flow down and through the valve chamber. Cranking a short time before turning on the ignition usually provides enough priming. The positive displacement oil pump does a good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,986
Posted By supereal
Re: STOLEN RODSTER north of Denver

A battery cutoff switch is a very good and inexpensive theft deterrent. Most thieves can't take time to diagnose a car that is unable to start. At our shop we disable any vehicle that is outside...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By supereal
Re: 50 Ford 8ba spark plug fouling problem

If you are experiencing plug fouling, resist placing MMO or any other additive to your fuel tank or crankcase. Performance improvement is very rarely obtained from a bottle or can.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By supereal
Re: Vapor Lock ...???

A failing ignition coil and.or condenser with cause the symptoms you mention. Today's non alcohol gas resists vapor long, and if your electric pump is doing the job, turning it on should cure any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By supereal
Re: 50 Ford 8ba spark plug fouling problem

I use Champion RJ14YC spark plugs. They have a long snout that resists fouling. I know that many consider Champion to be undesirable, but I have used them for decades. I set the gap at .028. If...
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