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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Brian
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Lawrie gave you the correct information; your engine came from the factory with hardened valve seats in all holes, no need for additives. And yes, 91 will be fine...although I run 95 or 98 in my 35,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Brian
Re: 1936 Ford Pickup - Electric Radiator Fan

Westie, Welcome to the barn...nice looking truck in your avatar...we love pictures....along with your intro...regards, Brian [ex-Westie ex Jafa]
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 668
Posted By Brian
Re: '36 Cabriolet with an "18-F" prefix

The 'F' denotes RHD, and is carried over in part numbers pertaining to RHD,
eg #21AF 3106 Spindle LH RHD pass 42-48.
Most specific parts for RHD, [steering, brake pedals etc], have the F in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Brian
Re: Thermostats Recommended for 36 Ford?

Henry was renowned for being frugal...but he fitted thermostats to all vehicles coming off the line...so, he must have deemed them a necessary expense.
My experience running pump in head engines, as...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-07-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Brian
Re: 272 starter

Thank you Rotor...I'm wanting to build a 12 volt starter for a flattie, so will use this case with a flathead armature and should be good to go... thank you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Brian
Re: Bent Fuel Pump Push Rod

Yeah, I agree with Mart, someone has rolled the block over and bent that rod.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-07-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Brian
Re: 272 starter

No, nothing!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Brian
Re: Rear main seal

Habu, What engine? Does it in fact have a rear seal?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-06-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Brian
272 starter

I normally hang out on the flathead forum, however, have a question for you boys into the late model Fords....I have picked up a 272 starter motor. It has three field windings, the third one being a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Brian
Re: Low end

Blocked idle tube in carb
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Brian
Re: Radiator shops in Houston Texas

Yes, you should/must retorque after several heat/cool cycles until the gasket has fully compressed, ie, the heads hold torque. Torque should be to specs for the heads you're using.
You'll find the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Brian
Re: 34 1/4 window fuzz metal strip

https://www.steelerubber.com/beltline-weatherstrip-40-0539-57


This is what I used in my 35 1/4 windows...it can be bent to follow contour you desire
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Brian
Re: Radiator shops in Houston Texas

One other thing....have you retorqued the heads?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By Brian
Re: Bendix wheel cylinders

Duh...did a search and found front cylinders are 1 1/8", and rears 1"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Brian
Re: A Couple 36 Fordor Questions

There was available, aftermarket accessory horns that mounted on the firewall, but as duece stated, original horns were mounted in behind the screens in front fenders.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By Brian
Bendix wheel cylinders

When converting early Fords to Lincoln style brakes, what size wheel cylinders are normally fitted, front and rear?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,104
Posted By Brian
Re: Greasing

Ted, Check the bush; it should have an elliptical groove in it running from the grease hole, to enable grease to both lubricate the entire circumference of pin, and also intersect with your afore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Brian
Re: Stromburg carb video

This one?



youtu.be/2q5JshGd4nA (https://youtu.be/2q5JshGd4nA)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By Brian
Re: Water Pump Flow Rate

And I've said it before, and will continue to do so....this is 'my truth'
8BA series engines are the most crack prone of the flatheads. You'll find they tend to crack from valve pockets into...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By Brian
Re: Water Pump Flow Rate

First, why is it so hard to find a block w/o cracks and where does the cracking usually occur?


It's not hard to find a block without cracks- how many cracks are there in your 21 stud? Your 37-38...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By Brian
Re: 8BA Edelbrock head clearance

OK, so with the material in the head over the piston, has anyone tried using 4" pistons on a 4.125" crank and machining the head .125" and blending into the valve relief.
In theory this would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By Brian
Re: The Unofficial Vender List

Don't forget the kiwis...flatheadted for brake floater kits, improved 32-34 steering boxes and possibly other 'kiwi enhanced' products.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Brian
Re: 35 intake manifold

Post pictures of what you have and we'll give you positive id
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,302
Posted By Brian
Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

I 'googled' Jack Henry - very interesting, early flathead speed equipment pioneer. I'd guess that the manifold of his I attached earlier, was the inspiration for others, such as the Eddie Meyer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Brian
Re: Clylinder head clearance

You've certainly got clearance...What head gaskets are you using to have .07"? generally, compressed gasket thickness is around .045". I generally aim for around .040-.050 over the pistons when...
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