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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,191
Posted By denns1989
Re: If you had a Flathead V8 from 32'

My 8BA was parked for 44 years in a non climate controled garage & siezed, I oiled the cylinders, let it sit for a week, put it in gear pushed the car, motor broke free, oiled the cylinders again & a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,643
Posted By denns1989
Re: early 1933 air cleaner?

I'm up here in Canada & my grandfather had a cement mixer that was powered by a "Made in Canada" flathead out of a 34 Truck (assuming that based on the grill shell that was also used on the cement...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,608
Posted By denns1989
Re: Carb issues with a new Holley 94

Agreed on the vacuum leak... similiar issue with my flathead this spring, changed the intake gasket & all is well, no more idle or weird acceleration issues :-)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,508
Posted By denns1989
Re: Do you use a timing light ?

I was trying to figure out how to make my 12 volt timing light work on my car recently & then I thought of a simple solution - I just hook my 12 volt timing light up to a spare 12 volt battery beside...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,166
Posted By denns1989
Re: Valve Adjustment on 49-53 V8

Correct, not needed at this time, clearance were still within "spec" & new intake gasket fixed my issue, running strong & tail pipes have an nice "brown" color to them inside, purrin just fine !!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,166
Posted By denns1989
Re: Valve Adjustment on 49-53 V8

Thanks for the reply's it was hard to tell if I have the "early" style or not but when I went to check the gap the feeler gauge wouldn't fit for the "later" tolerances (bigger) I checked all valves...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,166
Posted By denns1989
Re: Valve Adjustment on 49-53 V8

I just took the intake off my 8BA this evening to see if I had adjustable's or not - I assumed not (engine was rebuilt in early 60's & hasn't been opened up since), looks like they are the "early"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By denns1989
Re: Resistor Unit / Coil Resistor 6 Volt System

Perfect ! Thanks Again for your help !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By denns1989
Re: Resistor Unit / Coil Resistor 6 Volt System

I believe the Bosch Blue was recommended if I had a 12 volt system ?, but for a 6 volt system the 3 ohm will be to much ? (only 2 amps on 6 volt)
Further research indicates that the coil resistor is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By denns1989
Re: Resistor Unit / Coil Resistor 6 Volt System

ahhh the Bosch Blue - same as I have on my MG Midget well regarded coil - Perfect !
So even though it's a "12 volt" coil it's fine to use direct on a 6 volt system ? Just wanted to be sure, makes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By denns1989
Resistor Unit / Coil Resistor 6 Volt System

Greetings Again

I searched & didn't find a clear answer for my current inquiry.

My car with a 1949 - 53 8BA 6 volt pos ground system didn't have a "resistor unit" as it's called in the manual...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,450
Posted By denns1989
Re: Engine installation success!!!

You should try it on a Model A that has been channeled 6" & the body was fit after the flat head & gearbox were installed in the chassis originally, I was the sorry bugger that took the engine &...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,998
Posted By denns1989
Re: bad head gasket = pressurized rad ?

Allright, things are looking up.
I drilled a small vent hole in each thermostat & filled the block before installing the thermostats (I know redundant, but I thought I might as well), then just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,998
Posted By denns1989
Re: bad head gasket = pressurized rad ?

Aside from the first time I was filing the cooling system it was probably running around 10 minutes, most other times 5 minutes or less, I was wondering about an air lock, I understand sometimes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,998
Posted By denns1989
bad head gasket = pressurized rad ?

My 8BA was rebuilt in early 60's, hasn't ran since 1970 - just got it in shape to actully run for more than a few seconds, I have flushed the block, replaced water pumps with speedway unit's,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By denns1989
Re: How to remove lens cover from 46-48 Pillar Lights ?

Perfect ! You guys are a great help, I was worried to try prying, even gently, now I wont be !
Thanks again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By denns1989
How to remove lens cover from 46-48 Pillar Lights ?

Here is a picture I got from an EBay listing of the same style lights that are in my Hot Rod, I can't figure out how the metal cover (that holds the round lens) separates from the base to change the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By denns1989
Re: Suspension parts install inquiry (48 Ford Style)

Okay great, now I know what I'm in for: basically educate myself on spreader bars & the rest will be what I call "character building"....

Thanks again for the replys
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By denns1989
Suspension parts install inquiry (48 Ford Style)

Greetings

One of my next projects is to replace the following suspension Parts :

Front & Rear Spring Shackles
Shock Links (Dogbones?)
Front Sway Bar bushings
Front Wishbone Rubber Ball

Is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,957
Posted By denns1989
Re: 8BA with early toploader "18" Case (32 -34)

Yes it was already drilled for the 10" Clutch, it had the old style "flyweight" 10" that had clearance issues with the early 32 - 34 transmission bell.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,957
Posted By denns1989
Re: 8BA with early toploader "18" Case (32 -34)

Thanks Again Kahuna !

Here are some pictures of my progress last night, so far a perfect fit !

Overall Comparison:

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/denns1989/20150130_215848.jpg...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,957
Posted By denns1989
Re: 8BA with early toploader "18" Case (32 -34)

Yes & a pile of other Ford models, just have to watch out because they also used 11" clutch on some as well, here is a link for what the 10" looks like :
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,957
Posted By denns1989
Re: 8BA with early toploader "18" Case (32 -34)

I was searching all over the internet, anyone have a part # for this type of pressure plate ?

Thanks in advance

Jeremy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,957
Posted By denns1989
Re: 8BA with early toploader "18" Case (32 -34)

Okay, so my long range plan is to source a 48 or 78 series case with 9" clutch combo, unfortunately I just finished rebuilding my case, so I was looking for an easy solution (I know wishful thinking)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,957
Posted By denns1989
Re: 8BA with early toploader "18" Case (32 -34)

I am re-using the modified transmission case, when you say clutch cover, what are you referring to ? the pressure plate or transmission case ? I was going to replace the pressure plate, simply...
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