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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By vilanar
Re: AFR tuning

I have basically identical engine in my 50 and I also use Innovative AFR meter.
And I have same result , idle mixture needs to be on rich side to run nice and fine.
Like all have said , initial...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,354
Posted By vilanar
Re: Generator or alternator ?

I've put 20000 miles on my PowerGen, everything ok by far. I just can't stand the looks of standard GM alternator atop of my flatheads..
PeterC , man , your engine is NICE , love that air cleaner ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 54,728
Posted By vilanar
Re: New Poll, What Year Fords Do We Own?

1930 Tudor, 1931 Roadster, 1934 3W Coupe, 1949 F1 Panel , 1950 Convertible, 1957 Country Sedan
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,574
Posted By vilanar
Re: PCV VALVE SYSTEM for 8BA with Early Intake Manifold

Nice tutorial, thanks for your effort.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-22-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By vilanar
Re: 1957 Country Sedan front brakes

Shoes are new and drums are turned and they match widthwise(contact area). Hubs go all the way like they should , that is why I asked if there is different "offset" drums.Looks like backing plates...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-14-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By vilanar
Re: 1957 Country Sedan front brakes

Regarding to shop manual , shoes and drums are right width... but they are same in so many years. Maybe there is different dimension hubs on some models/years.
I just hoped that someone has tinkered...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-13-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By vilanar
Re: 1957 Country Sedan front brakes

Yes, they rotate and brakes work.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-13-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By vilanar
1957 Country Sedan front brakes

Hi guys,
I bet someone can educate me.
Im checking over new to me 57 Country Sedan , witch has "brakes overhauled"
Lines are new and internals look new also , but at front I can see linings...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,361
Posted By vilanar
Re: Copper coat gasket spray.

I'm with JackShaft. Rattle can silver witch can handle heat ,both sides of composite gasket.
It absorbs it and if in need gasket is easier to remove. Worked great OT twin turbo V8.
Fel Pros don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By vilanar
Re: Reds Headers. Washers?

Nord-Lock washers and anti seize. With those washers they will stay tight.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,379
Posted By vilanar
Re: Another one shipping ARDUN 8BA

Nice numbers, well done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By vilanar
Re: Coil , coil , coil

Same for me. I used Beru plugs in my Ski-Doo Elan back in 70`s. They were good...
Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,877
Posted By vilanar
Re: Full flow oil filter

Donaldson filters have been good quality. We use those also in our heavy trucks. Made in US.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,449
Posted By vilanar
Re: Exhaust diameter

I hate "rap" also , prefer blues....
That "rapp" I was telling was strange, annoying , very sharp tone. None of my flathead hot rods hasn't have that before , but problem on that one is solved ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,449
Posted By vilanar
Re: Exhaust diameter

I have little different experience. I have full length 1 3/4 exhaust with long Smittys.
There was annoying rapp when accelerating , I thought that it was because of plugged heat risers and unplugged...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By vilanar
Re: 1950 ford custom convertible

And if you end up buying different top frame , search for 1951 one. Its much more rigid and weatherstripping is great compared to -49 or -50. I have one in my -50.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By vilanar
Re: valve seat cutter

Lawrie , please let us know what is their response.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By vilanar
Re: I have a bridge for sale

The bridge guy was Mr. Robert Paxton McCulloch(supercharger guy) , he actually founded that city.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By vilanar
Re: 50 Car Steering Idler Arm?

My heavily lowered 50 with 53 pan has that system and I have to make adjustments ( a lot) to clear that pan , but I also have lowered king pins and steering arms.
New idler arm is great upgrade.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,503
Posted By vilanar
Re: Cool Clayborne Engine Stand

Thanks Flatheadmurre for additional pics.
Great device...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,503
Posted By vilanar
Re: Cool Clayborne Engine Stand

Ok, one more thing that I have to build..... no chance that I would ever find original one.
Coopman where did you spot those pics ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,513
Posted By vilanar
Re: 52 v8 flathead heater

Maybe it's already covered here but , hot water should go to the lower port of heater core and return hose to upper port . That way heater is always full of coolant and it will blow hot even when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By vilanar
Re: 1950 convertible door glass

Problem solved. Rubber was just like original. I just have to stretch that rubber a LOT , so it got thinner and then slide + pound in the glass . Then release the rubber and it expanded locking the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By vilanar
Re: 1950 convertible door glass

51 Merc-CT
Thanks for response . Vent windows were easy, because of that setting tape , but for Conv.
door glass is surrounded with that SS framing and glass is kept place with dedicated rubber...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By vilanar
1950 convertible door glass

Hi,all.
Can you educate me... what is the procedure to install new door glass in the stainless frame of the convertible door.
I have the new rubbers but it seems to be impossible to slide the glass...
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