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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By tubman
Re: fuel pump removal?

The O/P has a '52 Mercury. The factory specified oil pressure at 40 MPH is 57 psi. I would be concerned with any rebuilt 8BA that had less than 25 psi at hot idle.

To the O/P : I would be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 457
Posted By tubman
Re: new bottom radiator hose leaking

I'm with "Floyd" on worm-drive hose clamps.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 187
Posted By tubman
Re: Hard to start when hot

To expand on the above from "Angledrive", if you have a 94 model carb, the power valve may be leaking. To check this out, remove the carburetor top after it has been run. The fuel level should be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 457
Posted By tubman
Re: new bottom radiator hose leaking

Stock Ford hose clamps had slotted head screws
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By tubman
Re: Centre exhaust port baffle or fourth port?

To be specific, it was a Yamaha V-Max motorcycle. Half the cylinders and mufflers. My better half didn't speak to me for a week!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By tubman
Re: Centre exhaust port baffle or fourth port?

I'm sure the engine sounded great, but anything is loud if you start it in the basement.

Trust me, I've done it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By tubman
Re: Flathead smoking on start up

The solution is simple; drive it every day!:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 457
Posted By tubman
Re: new bottom radiator hose leaking

This is odd; I have never had a radiator hose leak on me. I would take it apart and check for for a bent spigot or maybe some foreign material stuck on something first.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,288
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 ford fuel gauge dissaembly

I've found the Dollar Stores to be excellent sources for automotive chemicals. My local "Dollar General" had Marvel Mystery Oil at less than half the price of my "discount" at the parts store across...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By tubman
Re: New model in the Ford dealer showroom

Looks to be a very nice car, but it's an odd color combination.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 592
Posted By tubman
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

"rockfla" - If you look at the pictures of the two condensers "petehoovie" posted, I think you can see that each is grounded in a completely different way. The kind in the lower picture grounds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 592
Posted By tubman
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

"Kube" - As I have said, it has been a long time since I was deeply involved with pre-war engines (I had an 8BA in my '36), so I only know what others tell me. That is that the condensers available...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 steering components

I agree with Mr. Stephens.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 592
Posted By tubman
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

With all due respect, that's not what I have heard from several sources. I am starting to wonder whether I should be pursuing this.:confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 592
Posted By tubman
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

First of all, I am not trying to start anything here; I just want to expand my knowledge. Again, I am an 8BA guy, and most of my experience (I did have a bunch) with the early V8's was over 40 years...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 592
Posted By tubman
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

"rockfla" - I was responding to your blanket statement, which could be misleading.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 592
Posted By tubman
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

I don't know about this statement; your're gonna break something unless you remove the distributor mounting bolt the condenser strap is mounted under. The condenser has to be connected to the coil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By tubman
Re: Centre exhaust port baffle or fourth port?

I've always wondered about exhaust baffles. I have a set I never used, because I could never see how putting a substantial-sized lump of metal in an already restrictive exhaust system could be of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 555
Posted By tubman
Re: Serpentine System for Flatheads

That's cool, in a billet sort of way, and I like the symmetry. But, like you said, it is a totally inappropriate look.

I don't know if you could make a serpentine setup look good on a flathead....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By tubman
Re: Coolant additives

Yep, it's been addressed many times on other forums. Generally a thumbs down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,347
Posted By tubman
Re: 1951 F3 Truck

Well, I, for one was struck speechless with this response. "rotorwrench", who is one of the more mellow level-headed people on this board offers a suggestion on how to best get results from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,004
Posted By tubman
Re: So I have a little problem...

I tend to agree with "Mart" about installing a fully populated stock manifold and using that as a guide. If it can keep the engine vacuum in, it surely can keep the metal chips out. Just seal up the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By tubman
Re: Coolant additives

To be clear, the reading I was talking about was mainly in marque-specific club publications and similar venue not glossy advertisements.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By tubman
Re: flathead oil pressure?

On my engines, I like to see 25 psi at hot idle and 55 psi at 2500 with the engine at operating temperature. The only time I didn't see it was with a fresh build with a "Speedway" branded pump. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,433
Posted By tubman
Re: BEWARE Smiths classic car clocks/Fraud

Everybody needs a friend named "Louie". I have several. It's even better to have one named "Carmine".:D
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