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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By mfirth
Re: Fun at Mart's. Ol' 59 Flatty. 32 Sedan. 33 Coupe. Let's have a cracking time!

Good one ....keep cracking on .....no not that kind of crack.......
Sleeve time ?
Love listening to the Crusty Flatty...may she live a long life.....
Cheers Mart !!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,157
Posted By mfirth
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Russ i had an 8ba done 3 yrs ago and the new cam gear was mismarked. Dot was off by 2 teeth. Also had a new oil pump {both parts were Mellings}..... junk. Lower oil pressure than before rebuild....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By mfirth
Re: 1950 Mercury flathead....into the night

Why does it start soooo hard........A....SWEET TRUCK !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By mfirth
Re: Fun at Mart's. Old Ford Rally. 32 Sedan shocks (still). Ol' 59 Flatty Crank out.

Crank looks good...crusty will like it. I too still have some old drop forged spanners made in India. Good show old chap! Had time to watch due to no church today. Thanks Mart !!
I'll stay tuned.
m
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By mfirth
Re: 0BA distributor overhaul

Way to go Jim....hope you are doing well
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By mfirth
Re: 9/11

I heard a N Y C fireman say on the radio today that fire & rescue from every state came in the days following and that some of them were made sick by breathing "stuf" ......
GOD BLESS OUR WONDERFUL...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By mfirth
Re: old school flathead...

That is flat out "Flatastic"...such a deal !! If i had a place for it...and if my wife......nuff said
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By mfirth
Re: H 226 flathead

I had a stock 226 in a 50 2 door sedan with o/d trans. Rebuilt .o3o bore, minor shave on the head.
It beat a v8 or two.
They are good engines.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By mfirth
Re: 255 merc engine

Ron, you are amazing........keep on keep'n on !!!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 951
Posted By mfirth
Re: Safest Way to Buy a Car Long Distance??

I'd be cautious. I paid a "pro" appraiser to examine a car for me. He missed major things that cost me $$$$$. I would not have paid what i did if i had seen & DRIVEN the car myself.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By mfirth
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By mfirth
Re: Another "greatest generation" passes

What is it about Uncle John's. I had an uncle John who was a hard working, Christian, family man. He too loved cars of all makes & his favorite tractor was a Ford. Also part of The Greastest Gen....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By mfirth
Re: Mart's Update Aug 28. 32 Sedan. Ol' 59 Flatty. T-Bird Startup. Steam Roller. Crus

Another good one. Last time i rode in a "real T-Bird" was .......long ago.
THANKS !!!!
Cheers,
mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By mfirth
Re: LAST throwback Thursday

Neat pics & story. I should have taken a picture of a early 40s Lincoln a friend showed me in the mid 60s.
It was in a woods in Marblehead Ohio with a tree between the front bumper & L F fender.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By mfirth
Re: hurricane

Thoughts & prayers from Ohio...be safe & blessed down there !!!!!!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By mfirth
Re: Power Nation Flathead

Makes me think of a V8-60, they are cute too.........
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,603
Posted By mfirth
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

I ran 216s in mine for 3 years with no mods and no problems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By mfirth
Re: Weekly update Aug 21st. 32 sedan shock mount. Ol 59 flatty heads off. Plus more s

I like what you've done for the mounts in what some might say was a "shocking ordeal".
Cheers Mart !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By mfirth
Re: Cleaning engine out in '40 Sedan

Tubman & Jseery are right.....180s made my 8BA run better all the way around.
Nice looking car you have there.
mike in Ohio
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,667
Posted By mfirth
Re: Ronnie roadster

Go go go, Ronnie go, Ronnie Be Good .......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By mfirth
Re: It’s a thing of beauty! But now some questions…

Admiral, Charlie NY did a 1 1/16 throttle bore 94 style carb for my 8BA with max 1 in it.
You could feel the difference, over the stcok 1" diameter 94. Just say'n. Charlie is easy to talk with........
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By mfirth
Re: Just for Fun- Ford MOSStina not patina!

Now that's what i call vegitate'n.......should be saved
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,870
Posted By mfirth
Re: Should I be concerned?

I'm not sure the hoses are a problem..overheating, etc. ....but, if at all possible, you need to see & drive it for yourself. I paid a "professional appraiser" to check a car out for me.
BIG MISTAKE...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By mfirth
Re: Newbie to forum, and Ford.

Welcome Dave. Love the 40 & like the others, i would keep it pretty much original.
Patina is king.....if it were me, i'd redo the interior as stock as possible, keep original paint, add dual...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By mfirth
Re: Mart's 1932 Ford Sedan Project Pt5. Spindles and Steering.

Good watch Mart. You make everything seem so simple. Cheers, mike
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