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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 578
Posted By tubman
Re: Installing replacement pistons

You're doing it yourself? I already feel better. The only thing I would add is that if you run into anything you're not absolutely sure of, come on here and ask. The piston clearance question is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By tubman
Re: Howell's Sheeeet Metal Scam

But also, they have been a good source for parts for many people for just as long. Therein lies the problem. If they were just a complete scam outfit, they would have disappeared long ago. There are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By tubman
Re: Howell's Sheeeet Metal Scam

Salesmen? I have bought many, many things in my life, but no one has ever sold me anything. I have however, dealt with a lot of order-takers.

As "cas3" said, there is an excellent thread about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 578
Posted By tubman
Re: Installing replacement pistons

I don't know if I'd accept the builder's explanation of what went wrong, especially since he was the one who installed the incorrect plugs. He either didn't check them or chose to ignore the obvious...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By tubman
Re: Uncle Max help

OK I get it. It doesn't help that someone deleted or changed a post since I made my comment.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By tubman
Re: Uncle Max help

There is obviously something going on here that us "normal people" don't know about.:confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,057
Posted By tubman
Re: Distribator off by one tooth - Pulley casting number

Back in the day when I was buying $100 junkers for my daily transportation, just about all of them would benefit greatly with a simple tune-up. I would be willing to bet that over half of the cars I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By tubman
Re: Cleaning fasteners

I have a tumbler that uses plastic media (and sometimes walnut shells) to clean a few odd bolts when I need them in a hurry. It works good, but takes a while. If the bolts are rusty, I soak them in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By tubman
Re: 6V Voltmeter

I agree. I had to look a while before I found a 12 volt meter whose scale started at zero rather than 8 volts like "V8" shows. They are out there, though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By tubman
Re: 6V Voltmeter

As I said above, this is for my "dual-voltage" engine test stand, and quite frankly, is not a priority for me. The 12 volt gauge already on it actually serves the purpose just fine. (It's also why I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By tubman
Re: crab distributor

Let us know how it works.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By tubman
Re: 6V Voltmeter

A little to "antiquey" looking for my taste, but otherwise exactly right. I wonder if it would be possible to turn that rim off and figure some way to mount it. I bit pricey as well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By tubman
Re: 6V Voltmeter

If you're going digital and have a cigar lighter socket, you could always get one of these. (Digital meters in these cars should only be temporary anyway.)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By tubman
Re: Large axle nuts

Terry, it's good to know he had the nuts; does he have the washers and gaskets too?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By tubman
Re: 6V Voltmeter

It sounds logical, but doesn't that just make it a 12 volt meter? I can see the X1000 on a tachometer, but I don't see the point of this particular voltmeter. If that were still for sale for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,639
Posted By tubman
Re: Anyone with experiences working with Gocat speed shop?

One question; did the shop in question correct the problem on their nickel?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By tubman
Re: 6V Voltmeter

"V8" - I wonder what the "X 2" means on the VDO gauge?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,612
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA doesnt have power

From what I remember, 8BA carburetors did not have a "spark valve" (that thing that looks like a power valve that screws into the carb base). That is on later carbs (2100's and 2110's). If you do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,612
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA doesnt have power

Just a side note. I really like the small base 4G's as well. I got real lucky and found a matched pair (both from '53 Olds Stick cars!) that I rebuilt for an early Offenhauser dual quad on a '51...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,057
Posted By tubman
Re: Pulley casting number

"B 16" looks more like a date code than a casting number to me. I'll take a SWAG and say narrow belt 8BA.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By tubman
Re: 6V Voltmeter

To directly answer the O/P's question, I have looked for several years and have never found one that would be practical for automotive use. Those made for 12 volts will function, but will either not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,612
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA doesnt have power

On the other hand, I drove my bone stock '51 club coupe for 31 years (1987-2018) without missing a beat, 94, Load-a-Matic, and all. These are simple machines to work on and I never had a problem with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By tubman
Re: Large axle nuts

And, of course, for anything like this, you should try Fred at "Southside Obsolete" ("barnfind08" on here).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,094
Posted By tubman
Re: pre-bent brake line kit - 39/40 Ford quality

Just about all of high-end European cars use the "soft, flimsy stuff". I have used it and like it. Granted, it is out of place a a high point restoration, but for a modified vehicle, I really like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By tubman
Re: Colorado Flathead Rebuilder

^^^This. Also, I have been troubled in general that in this and the other thread about crooked engine builders, several people have suggested taking the problem in your own hands and in some cases...
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