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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By markdtn
Re: PCV valve

PCV that replacesthe Road Draft tube. The vacuum port justbelow the carb on an iron 8BA intake uses 7/16 banjo threads. I bought a GM disc brake 7/16 banjo bolt and a 7/16 banjo to 3/8hose barb...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,462
Posted By markdtn
Re: Old cars

I can see this one a few different ways. I agree that really original cars should not be cut up and should be left alone. BUT. Sometimes being hot rodded means the car is being used and driven...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By markdtn
Re: A 42 Ford Tractor a friend has?

I have a 2N with an 8BA in it. It's a toy. If you want one to work it, honestly I would get an NAA or newer. The hydraulics are much improved over the 9N/2N/8N. The 8N does at least have 4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By markdtn
Re: 8BA Coolant Hoses

Gates online lists a "green stripe vibraflex hump hose" that looks like it could replace a bottom hose.

https://www.gates.com/us/en/fluid-power/engine-hose/coolant-hose/c/197

I think the bottom...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By markdtn
Re: 8BA Coolant Hoses

My bottom hoses have a slight bend or offset. I had to trim (shorten) them to make them work on the tractor. And yes, the tops are simple 90s that can trim to fit. I actually turned them over...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By markdtn
Re: 8BA Coolant Hoses

I got mine from Carpenter with the script. They worked nicely but honestly my tractor application is a bit unique. But the script has held up almost 2 years now.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,670
Posted By markdtn
Re: water pump bolt

I'm going to agree. Stainless bolts are really only good for cosmetic applications IMHO.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,240
Posted By markdtn
Re: Omg not sears

In 1985 I bought a '74 F250 (390 with granny 4-sp) at auction. I was 17. Went riding with a "friend" of mine. He showed me how to do exhaust explosions. Push in clutch, turn off ignition, pump...
Forum: Late V8 09-21-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By markdtn
1954 F350 North Tennessee complete, non-running

This belongs to an old friend of mine. He got this in a package deal and does not need it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/934598493390284/


Figured it's complete, somebody may want...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By markdtn
Re: V-Belt Cross Ref

Gates B52 is a 55 belt. B50 and B51 are 53 and 54.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,301
Posted By markdtn
Re: Bad actor among us !

Did you get a photo?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,584
Posted By markdtn
Re: How to fix ribs??

Never boil ribs!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By markdtn
Re: Starter rebuild or new?

Upon looking a little deeper, I think where I soldered on the new stud that a dab of solder was touching the armature at times shorting it out. I was going to just fix it, but I am running 12V and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By markdtn
Re: Starter rebuild or new?

Thank you all. I have a line on an rebuild/old stock one. I will go see it tomorrow.


I found an early FE starter rebuilt for $41 at Advance. I may go that route if the one above falls...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By markdtn
Re: Starter rebuild or new?

Looking a bit deeper today, it seems that field coils for this starter or the similar early FE engine starter are not available. Any idea if later 60s/Early 70s style field coils interchange? I may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By markdtn
Starter rebuild or new?

The starter on my tractor (Bone stock rebuilt 1950 8BA from F1 truck) had issues with the starter stud. All the threads were gone and it wouldn't hold the nut tight. I ordered a new stud but I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By markdtn
Re: 8BA in 47 Merc.

Be very sure that the flywheel is for an 8BA. The easiest way to tell is if the pressure-plate bolts are drilled allthe way through. If they are blind, itwill not work (even though it will bolt up,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,933
Posted By markdtn
Re: Holley 885 carb vs Holley 94

I considered one for my V8 tractor to use a more "tractorish" air cleaner system, but the 94s are a lot more common and I already had the intake for it so I didn't. Still think it would have blended...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By markdtn
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By markdtn
1950 F1 8BA Oil Plug Wrench Size

I know this is out there but I can't find it. I need to change the oil in my V8 tractor. I need to know what size the oil drain plug is. It is in a storage building and I don't want to take every...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,862
Posted By markdtn
Re: Low compression, reliability?

I'd run it, but I would fix the brakes before I did anything. Don't want anybody to get hurt.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By markdtn
Re: 8-n paint

I used more like 2 qts when I did mine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By markdtn
Re: Home Made PCV system

Mine is similar to above. The vacuum port just below the carb on an iron 8BA intake uses 7/16 banjo threads. I bought a GM disc brake 7/16 banjo bolt (and drilled it to a larger ID and drilled an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,001
Posted By markdtn
Re: Fort Wayne Clutch & Driveline

I agree. There are others. Felton's Clutch in Chattanooga TN also does complete rebuild on clutches and pressure plates. I got a non-China pilot bearing from them too. They had the 10" B&B clutch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,476
Posted By markdtn
Re: 8BA radiator options - suggestions?

This is exactly what I would do. It was working before so you have enough radiator size. It was mounted so you don't have to fab anything. Just replace the core and go again. Probably the least...
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