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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Starter questions

I've got a core Fordomatic starter if you need one PM me if you do.
Forum: Early V8 01-12-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By 51504bat
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-08-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 57 2 door ranch wagon

So does this mean you might be movin' on up from a flathead to a Y block?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By 51504bat
Re: a 53 motor in a 41 truck

I've installed several 8ba's in 1939 and 1940 trucks. I'm currently running one in my '39 p/u. Simple install with either the stamped steel Merc 1/2 bell or the cast iron truck 1/2 bell. One thing to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By 51504bat
Re: starter bendix

On some applications the new style Bendix is a real PITA to install. Sometimes it takes a bit of grinding. I installed one on an 8ba I had in a '40 big truck without grinding but it took a lot of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Buying a car out of Canada

You might try to get in touch with gimpyshotrods over on the HAMB. He is in San Francisco which isn't all that close to Pacific Grove but he is a licensed and bonded title guy and from what I've read...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Source for the green speedo plastic?

I believe that HRP posted in the past about using the tops from zip lock containers but he might have been referring to red or blue, not green.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-01-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Looking for a better rear end

I have one of the narrower Ranger rear ends that I'm considering for my '54 Ranch Wagon. The WMS to WMS dimensions are just a tab bit less than the original rear end which should make removing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Pcv valve kit

This is from a prior posting about this. Posts #5 and #8 show photos and lists part numbers of my install.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=237933
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Pcv valve kit

I'm running a PCV system on the 8ba in my '39 p/u. IMO you don't need to buy a kit. I removed the road draft tube and used a Dorman grommet and a PCV valve out of a 231 CI Buick IIRC. I was told you...
Forum: Early V8 12-26-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 21 Stud Big Truck Air Cleaner

Still for sale. Boxed it up for shipment but the buyer changed his mind so its ready to ship or local pick up still OK.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By 51504bat
Re: moisture again

Many years ago when I worked as a mechanic for a local dairy we used a product called Master Mechanic sold by Selig Chemical. It smelled like bananas IIRC and it was the best water displacement spray...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Second Best Christmas present ever

Am I missing something? The Chevy distributor looks like its got a vacuum advance to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Lebaron Bonney Conv rear window frames

Something like this? PM if interested or if you want dimensions or more photos. Have everything but the nuts and bolts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By 51504bat
Re: window glass for 37 Ford Woodie

It would help if you posted your location. There may be a glass shop that is local to you but without knowing where you are located you may be missing out on a recommendation of a quality shop that...
Forum: Early V8 12-17-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
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Forum: Early V8 12-17-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By 51504bat
Forum: Early V8 12-16-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By 51504bat
21 Stud Flathead

SOLD

Thought I had this sold but apparently not. 21 stud flathead, missing pan, carb, and other parts as shown. Don't know the history, belonged to a friend of a friend who passed. Engine was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Power Steering for AA Truck

A power steering box from a Toyota 4x4 p/u (I believe mid '80's) is a push pull box but it might be a little wimpy for a big truck like an AA.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-14-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 12 volt heater motor for '54 Ranch Wagon

Good to know and I'm sure it gets used more in Oregon than it will in SoCal.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-14-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By 51504bat
12 volt heater motor for '54 Ranch Wagon

Converting my '54 Ranch Wagon to 12 volts. Is the 12 volt motor from a '56 a direct bolt in? Thanks.
Forum: Early V8 12-14-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By 51504bat
21 Stud Big Truck Air Cleaner

I believe this is an air cleaner from an early '30's Ford big truck with a V8 but I'm not positive. I don't know anything about it, it is the last of some parts that belonged to a friend of a...
Forum: Early V8 12-14-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By 51504bat
35/36? Waltham Speedometer

SOLD

I believe this speedometer is '35/'36 vintage but I'm not positive. It will need to be completely gone thru or use for parts. The trip odometer resets and the needle bounces. Other than that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

I don't know diddly about old school boring bars but if I needed to know anything about them I'd PM Roseville carl here on the barn. If he can't help you I'm guessing he will know someone who can.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Ford Starter

Automatic V8 starters are different than standard V8's
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