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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By big job
Re: Need to replace oxy-acetylene torch set

Invest, buy a plasma cutter, since we bought one there is cob webs on the oxygen
a/c only used now for rusted bolts. Get a high volt good one cuts like a razor I can do
1/2 like butter 230 volt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,524
Posted By big job
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

I am happy with 20-50 racing oil with zinc from Napa. Ah the good ole oil debate. Do
you all remember; example my new 1975 F250 with strict instructions to only use Ford 300
motor oil or the or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By big job
Re: Performance ???

I have a very high respect for you sir and the work you do. So whats my problem its a
46 V8 with so called rabbit ears. I went from average $400 in gas a mo. with my 97 F350 to
same miles same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By big job
Re: 'Ford' 'FoMoCo' script,,,, paint/marker (?)

The rubber stamp is pretty cheap but the big cost is making the die by people I can't think of the tech name but like a tool & die maker like inscriptions on rings watches Etc. thats
the mold to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By big job
Re: 'Ford' 'FoMoCo' script,,,, paint/marker (?)

I suggest to check with your local sign or graffic / print shop. Thats what I did and was
directed to also a local shop that made a custom rubber stamp. FoMoCo is an easy
one to make. They also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By big job
Re: starter or solenoid problem.

I don't want to give you a sorry note, but I did the same thing go to store for milk, engine
at idle & pull hand brake - turn ignition off. Came out same thing click click cables all
clean and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By big job
Re: First 2 speed axles

I think I have seen maybe 45 46 47's with vacuum not sure defiantly vacuum in 1948
to 1950 maybe 1951, 1952 all two speeds went to electric to this day. The pre vacuum
truck most were Ruxtell back...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By big job
Re: Aod in 1950 ford 8ba

I'm not sure of years but it maybe in the 1980's or pre 90's with no electronics which is
a big can of computer worms. We did one from a 1985 Lincoln works perfectly. We
bought the throttle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By big job
Re: stained door panels

Yes a box of brown Ritz dye mixed with water in a spray bottle get it wet and
I rubbed it in with a sponge. All done on the car when dried I'm happy. That dye is like a dollar. I found to spray rub...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By big job
Re: early/late steering gear swap

We installed a F1 pickup in a 1930. I read about cutting welding a F1 Box?? we did
nothing like that just drilled one hole. We spliced the F1 shaft to the A shaft for the
steering wheel. the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By big job
Re: Shocking horn!

Maybe, condenser, diode don't know dealing with DC ground that is getting
a spike like said from the relay. Seems to be its a 1948 & back, later 49's
and up don't have that problem. Nothing to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By big job
Re: 1949 Ford f5 1.5 ton dump truck need info

Is your pump remotely mounted or is the pump mounted on the piston? You say it needs
a hose, so I say pump is remotely mounted with a tank cause there are no hoses on the
cylinder mounted pump. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By big job
Re: recommendation: turn rear brake drums San Francisco bay area ?

Do you have a friend with a lathe? I turn those between a dead center and live center
driven by a dog. I do this all the time - make sure to put a rubber band or bungee's
around the drum or the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By big job
Re: Shocking horn!

Mine does that all the time. I wonder if a diode would work maybe not.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,115
Posted By big job
Re: Greasing

It takes 20 seconds to jack it up ! or maybe 1/2 hour to find a jack LOL or grease a
class 8 truck which will be an education for the use of a jack..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By big job
Re: 6volt battery charger

I got mine from Napa 6 & 12 volt = settings 2amp 10 amp 30 amp and 50 amp for
starting. Then I found out (cause I never read instructions ) I charged a battery and
kind of forgot about it, so...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-24-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By big job
Re: My 56 Homemade PCV Conversion from a 332/302 Valley Pan

I don't know about that I put a PCV on a 59 430 Lincoln in the draft tube and
never had a problem.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-24-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By big job
Re: 292 Starter/Bell Housing Rubber Gasket

Mac's has those around 12 dollars, far as I know Ford Lincoln Mercury Y blocks up to
430 Merc / Lincolns. so go to mac's under starters...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By big job
Re: What's the hiss, hiss, history of this

And another look alike. Probably not its on my truck with a 337. You need a pot of
gold for one= so 6vt electric Napa pump end of story.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,101
Posted By big job
Re: Ignition timing

Right on Hoop. I was raised in my fathers shop when these were the king of the roads.
Not knittin pickin but most now their parents wasn't even born yet. We just got over
very hard times WWII the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By big job
Re: Weak Spark

A 1946 will have a resistor 'left side under the dash' to drop coil voltage. I always thought of this being a "Ford thing" of that period probably something to do with the
original type coil they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By big job
Re: 8BA in '37 coupe ...

Years ago when I had good bones I put a 8BA in my 36 4dr. I can't think of any problems
at all except fiddling with the fan don't remember but I drove it to work for 8 yrs. Pretty
sure the fan was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By big job
Re: Need info on adapting Model A engine to Model B pickup.

Long time thoughts ; has anyone ever tried a 8N tractor engine. All I can say is they
run whisper quiet absolutely no vibrations smooth as a cat. And then my son dropped
a 1935 V8 in a 1930 4 dr...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By big job
Re: Powder Coat Removal??

I have nothing to lose. reverse engineering ? it was put on with heat, so I think heat
will take it off. I say this because brazing galvanized metal the AC torch bubbles that
right off and what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By big job
Re: 6V regulator challenges

I have been checking on these led's thing most can run 6to 24vts maybe you need a
resister not a condenser. My model T has very bright lights with what it was born with.
And I grew up with 6vts. ...
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