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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,867
Posted By tubman
Re: Could It Be :The rare 1940 Ford Deluxe Electric Clock

You know, Mr Coopman, it really is a lot easier to read, at least for me. Thank you. I also agree it is a message that should get out, and the easier it is to understand, the better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,867
Posted By tubman
Re: Could It Be :The rare 1940 Ford Deluxe Electric Clock

I agree about the advice, "rockfla", but I wish he would have broken it down into a few paragraphs. I literally ran out of breath reading it!:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By tubman
Re: help with Mallory install

A picture would help. Generally, it's not a good idea to remove the "pilot shaft", because the distributors without them have a shorter support area on the upper shaft. You should have an aluminum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,697
Posted By tubman
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

Ya' know, after thinking this over, the "N" series Champions (or equivalent) may just be the correct plugs for these. Add and extra plug washer, and everything should fall into place, eliminating the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,697
Posted By tubman
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

After all the back and forth on this, I decided that there must be something else going on. At Anthony's request, I went to my shop yesterday and spent some time looking more carefully at all aspects...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 869
Posted By tubman
Re: Flathead Friday. New project. Rusty Crusty Flatty. VIDEO.

There was a thread on the "H.A.M.B." where they filled the valley with charcoal and ignited it. Then the put a piece of sheet metal over the whole thing, and after a couple of days, everything came...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,436
Posted By tubman
Re: Ebay sales tax in place

This is not necessarily a bad thing. It beats spending 3 years of your time and an attendant amount of money just to find you can't get a title. It used to be a common topic on the "H.A.M.B.".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,697
Posted By tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,697
Posted By tubman
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

I have one of these imported "mini-lathes". Mine has a 7" swing and can handle objects up to 14" long.Of course, it has it's shortcomings but it got me "over the hump" of being able to do a lot of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
Posted By tubman
Re: Brake light pressure switch

I tried Dot-5 in a Corvette once. It worked, but was such a PIA to get bled that I never used it again.

It would be interesting to find out what kind of brake fluid the guys experiencing problems...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,697
Posted By tubman
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

From the picture, it sure looks like the heads weren't modified. On the plug hole on the right, you can see the complete set of threads. I'll try to take a picture of my head from the same angle and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,697
Posted By tubman
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

Anthony, Going on the assumption (which may not be correct) that your heads were modified to fit some particular type of spark plug in the past, I think it may be more productive to try to figure out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
Posted By tubman
Re: Brake light pressure switch

It's odd. After over 60 years and dozens of cars (from "winter beaters" to complete restorations), I have never had a problem with an original Ford brake light switch.

I wonder what I'm doing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,697
Posted By tubman
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

Boy, that's strange! I wonder if someone has modified your heads or they are from different production periods. Mine came straight from Speedway in the late '90's and have been sitting on the shelf...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By tubman
Re: Cowl lights- AV8 Roadster

Yep, some people like 'em. Believe it or not, when I bought a complete '34 sedan delivery in 1968, I was more excited that it still had it's cowl lights than I was about the fact that it was a sedan...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By tubman
Re: What is it?

C'mon guys! "DavidG" was right. It's a bank! The serrations on the slot are there to make it difficult to remove the coins once they are inside. As I said, you roll up the bills and put them in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By tubman
Re: What is it?

We had them when we were kids. To get bills in, you roll them up and put them in the round hole, not the slot. When they are full you use the money to by a War Bond (Savings Bond these days).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,436
Posted By tubman
Re: Ebay sales tax in place

"moot", not "mute" (not speaking) or "mote" (a small particle). I know it's trivial, but it's one of the things that really bother me. Mainly because the words can be a bit close in meaning and may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By tubman
Re: Tubman strikes again

Thanks for the kind comments guys. I have to admit it was kind of nerve-wracking putting these out with only my own personal experience to rely on, but from all reports over the last couple of years,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By tubman
Re: Rhythmic smoke puffing out of oil input breather cap

I'd try that (but use new gaskets). What do you have to lose?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By tubman
Re: Rhythmic smoke puffing out of oil input breather cap

I have always said that the worst thing you can do is to leave these things sit. Get them out and exercise them. I just finished cleaning the carbs on my old Yamaha snowmobile that I had let sit for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,751
Posted By tubman
Re: Dual carb advantage?

I have never run a Merc carb (885), but I would expect that the Rochester (being a larger, more modern carb) would yield better performance. You might also want to consider a Holley 2110 3 bolt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,751
Posted By tubman
Re: Dual carb advantage?

They're all right, I guess. They are a bit smaller than the small base Rochesters, and parts and kits are harder to find and pricier. On the other hand, you don't have to bore the manifold out for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By tubman
Re: Thanks for the advice, still need more

All of the Mallory distributors with vacuum I have seen have a "vacuum brake" like the pre-'49 Ford distributors. (Actually, it should be called a "vacuum unbrake, but that's kind of awkward). As...
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