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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By Tinker
Re: Lifting a 8ba engine

I hope you removed the engine by now


I've used tow straps before. think your good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By Tinker
Re: Wiring a voltage regulator

good resource. just need to pop the field on the regulator. If wired right.


http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_drawings_electrical.htm


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By Tinker
Re: Smoke from oil cap?

Guess best I can say... from the words of Bruce Lancaster " fords leak oil to protect the underside of the car". Not verbatim.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Tinker
Re: Happiness Is.....

Family. then fords :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

I agree Texas, but fuel in the 30s-40 was like 60 octane, dirty, and had lead.


Guess it's why I can run about any crap fuel in my 1927 throttler.


I do not have a good answer here. Doing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By Tinker
Re: Smoke from oil cap?

Blow by. but a hot motor vapes oil of the downdraft?

Geez does anyone run a regular oil vent system. I've never had concern. Christ these motors leak a bit. Nobody freaked out.


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Emmit, most guys just run ethanol fuel out. If you are driving and using it you are fine. If you let it sit a lot maybe an issue. maybe not. Course other issues maybe not real but I can't say if they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Tinker
Re: Another dumb question

.... you'd be okay with 10 yrs most likely. Granted its a 79 yr old car. It made it this far. Depends on how you drive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Emmit, a lot of marine and boat guys use Startron.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Tinker
Re: Wanted: Ford Script version battery cable 40-14313-B

Well that is really hard to follow merc. ha ha .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1933 34 colors

If you have good chipcharts and books, its a good start. It's mix of paint store working with you. Best if you have a part they can scan. Pictures off the web are not accurate, in my opinion.


I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Tinker
Re: Carb Spacer

Being that most modern vehicles have a complete plastic intake. It makes sense. Probably could do the same with aluminum, plastics are cheap and better suited in a way, hell you might be able to make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1941 Pickup Cowl vent: A video from Mart.

Great video Mart. For anyone needing to put together a 41 cowl vent "air conditioning" this should do it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Tinker
Re: Flathead Fan Oil

Ya most it's mentioned is your year service lube and maybe oil. Is to put some oil (engine oil) in the cup really. 30w then
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By Tinker
Re: Backfire

These flatheads are so simple they are complicated. One simple thing complicates the system. Once fixed it'll run for a long time. Good thing is it just might be ignition and fuel :)



Super...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By Tinker
Re: Lifting a 8ba engine

i just use head bolts and a leveler.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Tinker
Re: The Defiant One.....at the transmission shop

Guess the lesson is to when storing don't keep it out side or fill it with oil and spray the sh!t out of it ever season. Maybe inside also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Tinker
Re: The Defiant One.....at the transmission shop

Or a tub of used oil for a yr. I've had decent luck with the new pb blaster stuff, as getting kroll isn't easy for me. This one would take a lotttt of soaking.



Even if you free it maybe too...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By Tinker
Re: Running without a torque tube center bearing ?

Not sure I'd ever run with out the bearing. Although the shaft is strong it covers a distance that I wouldn't want to let slap around.


Torque tubes have made a come back with modern chev vettes....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By Tinker
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,161
Posted By Tinker
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

Had a chance of buying a running Olds Rocket 88 10yrs ago for $300. I didn't. Also had a nice 61 caddy 390 that I sold and the guy let it rot outside. Regret both decisions. :(


Couple google...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,161
Posted By Tinker
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

Might want to check out Tim's page

http://yblockguy.com/


If you want to watch videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/mctim64
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By Tinker
Re: Cutting domes in 21 stud aluminum heads?

Being that the original poster said he has aluminum heads but want's to cut down iron.

Aluminum 21 stud heads aren't dropping out of trees. Well not any trees I know anyway.

h&h did a few...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Tinker
Re: Running 2 carbs on a 3x2 manifold

Probably okay. There also voids from the block off. Not bad, but could be better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,040
Posted By Tinker
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