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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 354
Posted By tubman
Re: Head gasket installation

Nope. Big bore composite gaskets from Speedway (I believe they were Fel-Pro). BTW, I had considered running standard gaskets until I fitted one on my engine and saw how it overlapped the bore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By tubman
Re: need your help

Very nice looking car! I will have to say, however, that's about the longest license number I have ever seen.:eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 354
Posted By tubman
Re: Head gasket installation

I see the problem here. Both you and "Ronnie Roadster" are serious racers. You exist in a whole different world than most of us on here. Look at it this way : The engines in top fuel dragsters are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 354
Posted By tubman
Re: Head gasket installation

No, I am not. Composite gaskets have worked fine for me over the years and I wouldn't use anything else.

Elementary high school chemistry :...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 354
Posted By tubman
Re: Head gasket installation

I would say that copper head gaskets are not a good choice for an engine with aluminum heads (electrolysis problems).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By tubman
Re: 1951 Starter 6&8

Yep! Has worked for me for a lotta years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By tubman
Re: Oil Detergent - Rislone ZDDP

You don't need it on a stock (or close to it) flathead.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By tubman
Re: Last years body on this years car

This has worked for me every time I used it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 354
Posted By tubman
Re: Head gasket installation

Of course, I was thinking of the gasket surfaces only; I also use "Permatex" thread sealer on my head bolts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By tubman
Re: Unusual carburation on Flathead V8ís

The only good thing that came out of this whole thing is that when I was running the numbers on a couple of Quadrajets I had to get the proper kits, I found out one was from a 1979 390 HP 454...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By tubman
Re: Ignition wiring photo request

"19Fordy" - That looks real nice, but i think i would prefer the original "4-holers" for those who have access to them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 705
Posted By tubman
Re: XM Radio On 6 Volts Positive?

I have a little apprehension about what "A guy named Charlie from I believe Ohio made some kind of adaptor". ("Adapter is the correct spelling of the device").

I advise you to be careful, lest you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 354
Posted By tubman
Re: Head gasket installation

I coat mine with regular grease.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By tubman
Re: Bubba's distributor question

The above is probably the way to go if you have converted to 12 volts. If so, then go with it. Are you, by any chance, still running a 6 volt system? If so we need more information, specifically,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By tubman
Re: Unusual carburation on Flathead V8ís

I can't see it very clearly, but I think that's a 4G.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By tubman
Re: Unusual carburation on Flathead V8ís

You're probably right. I had a bunch of parts laying around and I thought I'd try it. I had zero dollars in the attempt.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By tubman
Re: Tachometer Hook-up 40 Flathead

Unless you have converted to 12 volts negative ground, or have a quite expensive (and rare) 6 volt positive ground tach (Westach), it going to be difficult. If you are 12 volts, negative ground and a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By tubman
Re: Unusual carburation on Flathead V8ís

This is probably not what you wanted to see, but here are some pictures of my attempt to put a Quadrajet on a flathead. I figure if the would run on a 3.8 liter Buick, they could be made to work on a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By tubman
Re: 36 rear drum

I have heard that you can loosen the axle nut a turn or two, and then drive around in some vigorous "figure eights".

This is NOT recommended; the best way is to buy, borrow or steal a proper...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,366
Posted By tubman
Re: Junk yards of the '40s '50s

An Allard maybe? There have been stranger things.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,899
Posted By tubman
Re: Warning about c&g

I see "Digger" hasn't been back. Please close this thread.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By tubman
Re: Ol man thinkin & seeking to learn

In case anyone is interested, we are in the process of field testing original pre-war Ford script condenser cases (both '32-'36 and '37-'41) with modern severe duty film capacitors inside them. These...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By tubman
Re: Ol man thinkin & seeking to learn

And therein lies the problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By tubman
Re: non restrictive aircleaner

"Chap52" - What kind of foam is that? Is it something special? I would think just plain foam rubber stuffed into the scoops would be quite restrictive. No criticism, just a little curiosity.:confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA in '37 coupe ...

Good move on buying the 8BA! I haven't run into a reasonably priced runner around here for years.
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