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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Brian
Re: RTH - Crankshaft bearing sizes

Us Kiwi's got our Ford products from Canada- British Commonwealth...hence my familiarity with Canadian engines

The 85-90 HP engines are the 221's 3 1/16 bore x 3 3/4 stroke
100 HP engines are the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Brian
Re: RTH - Crankshaft bearing sizes

ANY valve in block engine, relieved or not, can be called a flathead, an L head or a sidevalve, all terms relate to the valve in block design.

Some FORD flathead 100 HP blocks were relieved, some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Brian
Re: RTH - Crankshaft bearing sizes

B&S has it correct....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Brian
Re: 59A flathead oil passageway plugs question

It seems maybe no harm will come from it?
I dunno Michael....the front oil pressure relief valve has a flat on it in order that a small amount of oil can 'bleed off' to lube the timing gears. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Brian
Re: Dwell ???

Trust dwell
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Brian
Re: advance curves

Yeah, I know, that's why I fitted 68 style; same small cam as crab. I seem to recall you posing a question on here a few years back about how much spring tension should be exerted on the advance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Brian
Re: advance curves

I think part of the problem could be the flat top pistons...during 36, and all subsequent engines ran domed pistons, said by Ford to have better 'quench'.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,095
Posted By Brian
Re: Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

39 LZ coupe,39 deluxe coupe, 38 std coupe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Brian
Re: advance curves

I'm running 95 RON octane, have 165 lbs compression, and custom Ross flat top pistons.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Brian
Re: advance curves

I set my crab distributors up on a timing fixture; this sets initial advance, also the dwell, both individually and combined. But doesn't do anything about advance curve.....
So, in actual road...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Brian
Re: advance curves

Yes, I know you want full advance in by around 2000 RPM, but I want to slow the advance down; seems to come on too fast, too soon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Brian
advance curves

Which of the front mounted distributors has the slowest advance curve?
Alternatively, how does one adjust the advance curve to slow it down?
And not by screwing down the vac brake.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Brian
Re: Doug Tutill

Sorry to hear this news. I never met the gentleman, however, have seen several of his outstanding cars over the years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Brian
Re: RTH - Crankshaft bearing sizes

Zigg, It'll only be the rear main you need to change. The rear main bearing you require will be #81A- 6331, followed by a letter, which designates the undersize. You'll need to measure your main...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Brian
Re: 1934-35 front hub/drum source?

35 have the ribs. 32-34 don't, and have narrower shoes. 40 hubs will not directly bolt onto 35 spindles
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 648
Posted By Brian
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Lawrie gave you the correct information; your engine came from the factory with hardened valve seats in all holes, no need for additives. And yes, 91 will be fine...although I run 95 or 98 in my 35,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Brian
Re: 1936 Ford Pickup - Electric Radiator Fan

Westie, Welcome to the barn...nice looking truck in your avatar...we love pictures....along with your intro...regards, Brian [ex-Westie ex Jafa]
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 729
Posted By Brian
Re: '36 Cabriolet with an "18-F" prefix

The 'F' denotes RHD, and is carried over in part numbers pertaining to RHD,
eg #21AF 3106 Spindle LH RHD pass 42-48.
Most specific parts for RHD, [steering, brake pedals etc], have the F in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Brian
Re: Thermostats Recommended for 36 Ford?

Henry was renowned for being frugal...but he fitted thermostats to all vehicles coming off the line...so, he must have deemed them a necessary expense.
My experience running pump in head engines, as...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-07-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Brian
Re: 272 starter

Thank you Rotor...I'm wanting to build a 12 volt starter for a flattie, so will use this case with a flathead armature and should be good to go... thank you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Brian
Re: Bent Fuel Pump Push Rod

Yeah, I agree with Mart, someone has rolled the block over and bent that rod.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-07-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Brian
Re: 272 starter

No, nothing!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Brian
Re: Rear main seal

Habu, What engine? Does it in fact have a rear seal?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-06-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Brian
272 starter

I normally hang out on the flathead forum, however, have a question for you boys into the late model Fords....I have picked up a 272 starter motor. It has three field windings, the third one being a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Brian
Re: Low end

Blocked idle tube in carb
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