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Forum: Early V8 07-24-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By El Rat
WTB F1 fan with spacer

Hi Gents...
I need a Ford truck fan. Generally it's 18" in diameter and has a 1.125" spacer. My F1 1 came with a flat fan (no spacer 8 holes) that bolted directly to the clutch hub. However it hits...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,044
Posted By El Rat
Re: 4 barrel carb opens passengers side

Thank all
I guess I'll build cross over linkage. I generally opt for an answer that doesn't involve additional monkey motion. I just thought someone might say WCFB XXXX opened from the other side....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,044
Posted By El Rat
4 barrel carb opens passengers side

Hi Gents...
Building my Paxton/McCullough blown 8 BA. It will have a 4 barrel on a Edelbrock 452 manifold. I need a carb that opens from the left side (looking from the front). Does anyone have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,941
Posted By El Rat
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By El Rat
Re: head bolts 51 f1 8ba

Re-torgue as often as required. When the bolt quits moving (after heat cycle) you're done with re-torque.
AV Permatex works great stays plyable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,804
Posted By El Rat
Re: Anyone experince this

Did you own an albino cat?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,695
Posted By El Rat
Re: replacing fuel line.

I'd start over. Lots of good advice above. The fuel Line looks like hardware store copper. Needs to be copper coated steel, Also find a picture of what the original clamping arraignment was and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,993
Posted By El Rat
Re: leaking head gasket

As above the culprit will show up on the plugs! There will be no doubt on the cylinders with water.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,984
Posted By El Rat
Re: Found a Mercury flat head engine- Green- year

Well...@ 5,000 you are kinda correct. @ 10,000 not so much. it's really not a big deal to match weight the pistons and rod big ends. You can do it at home and not spend anything but time (flatties)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,190
Posted By El Rat
Re: Sacrificial anode attachment.......

I think the anodes are a good idea. They are inexpensive and there is no down side. Maybe it's belt and suspenders but it is zero risk and has potential benefits.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By El Rat
Re: Machining drums

Even if they are .080 over it's not a deal killer. However, not matching the shoe OD to the drum ID is.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,146
Posted By El Rat
Re: Better Distributor Cap?

Check the "Fit" of the rotor to the shaft. Some wobble around. I tighten them with a paper insert.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By El Rat
Re: 39 gearbox leak

I ground about 1/8" off of the shaft and added RTV and a freeze plug. Same as above. my deal doesn't leak even with RP synthetic.
Forum: Early V8 03-02-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By El Rat
WTB 1938 Ford cowl trim piece

Hi gents...
My 38 Ford coupe' is missing one piece of trim. Thee trim piece, if it where there, would be between the hood and the front door. The piece is about 4" long and 5/8" wide. Just need one;...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By El Rat
Re: 6 volt generator in the '40

I think it is very important to ground the regulator it may be grounded regardless make sure it is grounded. Note: I drilled a small hole in the regulator base and attached a wire from ground post on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 767
Posted By El Rat
Interesting 6 volt generator fact

Hi gents...thought I would relay this to all:
I recently bought a Ford armature at a swap meet...looked nos. I was in need of a long style armature typically seen on 38's and 39's with a radio....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By El Rat
Re: 6 volt regulator kerfuffle

Hi gents...
Appreciate the feed back. I pretty much know all of the "tests" I just thought it interesting that an engine with working dynamo would die instantly when the arm/field jumper was...
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 03-01-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,828
Posted By El Rat
Re: How do I balance a Radiator FAN?

I recently set up my 38 (generator mounted) fan in a Bridgeport turn-table. Shocked...not one of the four blades was the same distance from the center. So why would you try to balance it? Just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By El Rat
6 volt regulator kerfuffle

I seem to have recurring regulator problems. Most where caused by a 6 volt generator on steroids! However I need someone to explain this to me:
I can "jump" the generator (armature to field) and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By El Rat
Re: Hand painted number on fire wall...1950 panel truck

My one owner 52 F1 has grease pencil on the firewall. Correction I'm the second owner...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By El Rat
Re: Fuel pump

I mounted mine between the crossmember and fuel tank complete with regulator and liquid filled gauge. Pumped thru the stock pump. I use a three way toggle to energize the pump. In one position the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,083
Posted By El Rat
Re: Removing bearings from hubs

What he said!

Put the hub back on the spindle without the outer bearing ,the race can remain,and screw the nut on a few turns then grab the drum and give it a jerk towards you.
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Forum: Early V8 02-16-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By El Rat
WTB 6 volt Fuel Tank sending unit

Hi gents WTB an original 6 volt ( I know) fuel sending unit. The Bob Drake style won't "talk" to the original gauge in my 38 Ford Coupe'.
Thanks Gene 832-514-5668
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,951
Posted By El Rat
Re: Isky cam failing

Replace with real live Henry part. Me thinks that you have an offshore piece of crap. Also fairly often looks at the oil will spot contamination. I change oil every 500 miles or so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,502
Posted By El Rat
Re: Priming the oil passages for first start

I pack the pump with white lube. I remove the spark plugs and spin the motor to get oil pressure. This is assuming that you have used white lube (or similiar) in and on bearings etc. My car is a 6...
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