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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2017, 11:07 AM
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Posted By GearRat
Affordable tires?

Hey guys!

Does anyone know where we can get bias ply tires that won't break the bank?

Thanks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,240
Posted By GearRat
Re: GearRat's '35

Not an expert on flathead v8's so I'd appreciate feedback on how ours is idling. Adjusted the idle screws a bit as the plugs were pretty sooty. We are also running with open manifolds right now so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,546
Posted By GearRat
Re: Crab style distributor?

As you can see, the slot of the adapter is not as wide as the slot of the cam. The adapter we have here is at least from the '40s. So, question is... Do we try reusing this adapter or go with a new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,546
Posted By GearRat
Re: Crab style distributor?

Is this adapter supposed to be here? What do I do now? Lol
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,546
Posted By GearRat
Re: Crab style distributor?

We've settled on upgrading to 12v so we want to pursue the Mallory option
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,546
Posted By GearRat
Re: Crab style distributor?

Hey guys!

Looking to go with a Mallory 12v distributor, but have a question... Will we need to change the stock crank pulley to accommodate for it?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,546
Posted By GearRat
Re: Crab style distributor?

Thank you very much guys! Am I also able to get the adapter through you to mount the 2 bolt to a 3 bolt setup?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,546
Posted By GearRat
Crab style distributor?

How does one get a 6v crab style distributor for a '46 flathead?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,240
Posted By GearRat
Re: GearRat's '35

Hey there guys!

Trying to track down a radiator for the '35 is a pretty difficult task. Is there a company that you all would recommend as far as getting a new radiator? I cant seem to find any if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,240
Posted By GearRat
Re: GearRat's '35

Didn't capture a before photo, but there was another pump in the trunk that looked very identical to its prior condition.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,240
Posted By GearRat
Re: GearRat's '35

Fuel pump before and after...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,240
Posted By GearRat
Re: GearRat's '35

Hello all,

Long time no see! We recently started working on the '35 again. The engine fired up for the first time in at least 20 years so we are excited about that (link to video below). I've...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,240
Posted By GearRat
Re: GearRat's '35

Hey Guys!

Progress has been slow, but the engine is coming along. Just a few more things to take care of and then we can prepare to get the engine back in place.

Question: This car looks to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,983
Posted By GearRat
Re: Who's gonna fill their shoes…..

I'm 20 going on 21 in March. My first car, the one I've learned how to drive in, is a '52 Packard with a flathead straight 8. Bought her completely dead from a salvage yard when I was 18 and worked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,240
Posted By GearRat
Re: GearRat's '35

Hey Gene,

The # I found on the rod ends was 99, but i'm not sure if there was an "A" by them or a triangle. The bore from what I measured was around 3.218", mind you that probably isn't very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,240
Posted By GearRat
Re: GearRat's '35

I used a lot of carb cleaner to liquefy the nasty gunk, let it sit and dry out, and then took the gunk out in manageable chunks. Then more carb cleaner, some rags to get the smaller stuff, and then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,240
Posted By GearRat
Re: GearRat's '35

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the warning about the bell housing. I'll definitely keep the hoist attached and take more load off of the bell housing. I knew the engine wasn't a '35 but I didn't know...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,240
Posted By GearRat
GearRat's '35

Hey Guys!

I'm making this my official project blog for the 1935 5 window coupe we inherited from my Grandfather. Yesterday we removed the engine to make sure we get it cleaned out right, and to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,453
Posted By GearRat
Re: New guy, old car

SUCCESS!!! Finally got the oil pan off. It took me disconnecting the engine from the trans and hoisting the engine up and nearly out. On a quick glance, the inside of the oil pan doesn't appear to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,453
Posted By GearRat
Re: New guy, old car

Hey Scott,

When I drained the oil last year it was terrible. There was a big plug of sludge or something that delayed the oil from coming out for a couple of seconds. And the oil was super tacky,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,453
Posted By GearRat
Re: New guy, old car

This is what i'm dealing with. It looks like the only way that pan is coming off is if the engine is higher up and disconnected from the transmission. The pan is smashed right up against the flywheel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,453
Posted By GearRat
Re: New guy, old car

Thanks guys, she's a pretty solid and good lookin' old car. I have pried the wish bone down and have the engine hoisted up as far as I can. The problem is the wishbone would have to come down several...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,453
Posted By GearRat
Re: New guy, old car

It's been a while...

I got back to work today on the '35; hadn't touched her since last spring. The oil pan being stuck was the first order of business to attend to. After moving , hoisting, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By GearRat
Oil pan removal?

Trying to figure out how to get the oil pan off of my '35 5 window. Pan is free from engine and trans, but having a hard time getting it off completely. It is getting caught on the the bars running...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,196
Posted By GearRat
Re: V8 clutch problem

I had ordered the 10" long style Ford pp for my Packard from speedway a while back, and had the same problem. It was one of their discounted garage sale items, and I found it was off by just a little...
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