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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Tinker
Re: Tinker please elaborate on the cotter pin

Mel i don't know. I know the pin is there to get rid of excess oil from wherever.


if your orginal flathead doesn't leak a little oil. you are a lair.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Tinker
Re: Curious question about water pumps

Ron Can't you just press on a pully of your liking? I'll deliver the wrong one to hang out for a couple days. Not kidding. Maybe the right one.




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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Tinker
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

can't imagine how water volume would be negative.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Tinker
Re: The Case of the Gasping Flathead

I don't mean to ever be rude. It's the internet. Besides I said your are not ignorant. Just not familiar maybe.

Lots of guys here with more experience and knowledge then me, big dogs. I get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Tinker
Re: The Case of the Gasping Flathead

If you have never used a vacuum gauge. I might start there....


or not. Dig your project!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Tinker
Re: The Case of the Gasping Flathead

NOT IGNORANT. How will it not? How do you tune your motor? You need a healthy intake vacuum on a motor. A vacuum gauge is your friend.


A combustion engine is basically a air pump. A vacuum guage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Tinker
Re: The Case of the Gasping Flathead

Set your carb by vacuum at idle with the air cleaner on. Oil bath? Thinking your lacking air.


My thinking is you want to put a vacuum gauge on the carb at what you are running.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By Tinker
Re: cleaned fuel bowl=no start?

The glass bowl is there only to filter debris. Certainly it could get by and clog a jet as debris are really small. I replaced the lines with copper and a new tank from a vendor. I get a few chips...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Tinker
Re: Grounding starter button issue

Explain grounds out? should be + ground. Ground out being the button does not complete the circuit? It should ground out.

Could add a ground wire from the battery to the body as built. I like a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Tinker
Re: Battery Charging Experts -

The Schumacher will once a charge is near full, start a processes of dropping off and on. The needle drops to no charge then full charge. Probably part of a managing code. I've forgot and left them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By Tinker
Re: cleaned fuel bowl=no start?

I usual fill the bowl with fresh fuel 3/4 the way. Always starts. With a new gasket remember to revisit it and tighten. Cork.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Tinker
Re: Tinker please elaborate on the cotter pin

Great info too add. there is a seal on the pan. I don't know everything, never will, so it's great when people add info. Thanks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Tinker
Re: Tinker please elaborate on the cotter pin

You have it correct. The pin will rattle in the wind when driving, keeping the hole open for oil to be removed. That part of the pan is separate from the actual oil compartment. It is under the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,020
Posted By Tinker
Re: FH Valve Springs

I run LZ springs maybe a bit much for a reground cam. Seems to be good so far. I have a fiber timing gear too. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By Tinker
Re: Fuel pump rod - what is the purpose of umbrella?

The Chinese can make a part to exact requests. Not always requested and corners are curbed for manufacturing speed and cost. and sometimes you don't get what you order... sometimes the left arm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Tinker
Re: Flex fuel line with one way valve

Check valves in the pump should prevent that. or you have a leak close to the pump.


Robert Shewman
P.O. box 163, Kimberton PA 19442


More info here on the check valve flexhose...
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Tinker
Re: Wide five wheels with radials

Ways back guys would run duct tape around the rim to cushion tubes in rivets. Coker sells liners. Not a sealant.



Not a solution to your radial question.... but just an idea. Lots of different...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By Tinker
Re: needed 6 volt battery charger

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1766908#post1766908


post 13 on the thread. I'm sure if you have questions they can be asked directly by pm, concerning the optima battery. Great...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 439
Posted By Tinker
Re: 51 f3 v8 flathead to 6 cylinder flathead swap

flat 6 is a great motor. interesting question.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By Tinker
Re: 32 stock tudor shortened pitman arm

I've tig'ed some mech brake stuff with contingency. Tig would be best.


I'm curious why this is a thing? on a stocker? Is it really needed?


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By Tinker
Re: 18 to 14mm Spark Plug Adapter.

Maybe Heli coil then. Bit of jump to 14mm. not sure if an adapter would help anyways...


18mm with some anti seize might work. but who knows what condition, your condition is in.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By Tinker
Re: needed 6 volt battery charger

Get a Schumacher charger for basic all around charging. They are cheap. Good charger. If lucky they can be found at a garage sale or auction.


optima's need to be charged not tendered other then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1950 ford flathead 11" pressure plate flywheel clutch old trick

Light car, lots of horse power.


Like putting a ls5 in a 70s Datsun. Have at it.


Hope the OP wasn't scared off?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By Tinker
Re: 18 to 14mm Spark Plug Adapter.

Use the 18mm plug. Snyder's has adapters for the model a (18mm to 14mm). I use one for my compression checker.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Tinker
Re: Who needs a new tool box

Just picked up a 60s snapon lower at an auction. Decent price. Kind of like it much better. But that's just me.
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