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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,305
Posted By tubman
Re: 1951 F3 Truck

Well, I, for one was struck speechless with this response. "rotorwrench", who is one of the more mellow level-headed people on this board offers a suggestion on how to best get results from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By tubman
Re: So I have a little problem...

I tend to agree with "Mart" about installing a fully populated stock manifold and using that as a guide. If it can keep the engine vacuum in, it surely can keep the metal chips out. Just seal up the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By tubman
Re: Coolant additives

To be clear, the reading I was talking about was mainly in marque-specific club publications and similar venue not glossy advertisements.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By tubman
Re: flathead oil pressure?

On my engines, I like to see 25 psi at hot idle and 55 psi at 2500 with the engine at operating temperature. The only time I didn't see it was with a fresh build with a "Speedway" branded pump. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,396
Posted By tubman
Re: BEWARE Smiths classic car clocks/Fraud

Everybody needs a friend named "Louie". I have several. It's even better to have one named "Carmine".:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By tubman
Re: Coolant additives

I usually don't believe in "Snake-Oil" cures, but I read so much good stuff about "No-Rosion" that I bought a case and use a bottle with every initial radiator fill. No problems, so far.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,279
Posted By tubman
Re: Drake Sale:

I have no dog in the fight about who handles their backorders properly, but I can offer some clarification as to the terminology. I owned and ran a company for almost 50 years that specialized in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,699
Posted By tubman
Re: I guess its time ???

Sorry to hear this, but your health is you first priority. Take care of yourself and please, keep posting when you can. Your knowledge and experience are invaluable.

Thanks for your years of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By tubman
Re: Tool for removing tapered parts

Nice that they are still available. That one doesn't look quite as beefy as the one Russ has.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By tubman
Re: Reusing head bolts.

Boy, I don't know; a head bolt with a 5/8" hex is just wrong in my book!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By tubman
Re: Flathead builder near Pixley CA -

"Haney"? Is he any relative of "Skip" Haney? If so, he 's gotta be awful good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By tubman
Re: Fuel pump

I once had a problem with the glass bowl type pump where there was a slight leak around the glass bowl. It was very difficult to find, but when I did, I solved it by lapping the mating surface of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By tubman
Re: Flathead builder near Pixley CA -

Pixley? Isn't that about 12 miles from Hooterville? I think there's a Hoyt-Clagwell tractor dealership there, but I don't believe there are any flathead rebuilders. If there were, I wouldn't use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,279
Posted By tubman
Re: Drake Sale:

Well, there goes another "Reliable Internet Source" out the window.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By tubman
Re: 1935 Radio Mounting

If it helps any, I too remember the radio mounting bolts sticking out a long way on a very original '36 I bought in 1959. That, and the clock in the rear view mirror stick in my mind.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,279
Posted By tubman
Re: Drake Sale:

In this case, with 40 years experience in the wholesale.distribution business, I have to agree with "V8COOPMAN". Your first statement reflects a non-professional view of the situation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By tubman
Re: engine is a quandary

I must be missing something here. How did you get the pistons out without having "the bottom end apart yet"?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By tubman
Re: 6 Volt dim headlights

I ain't holding my breath on these. Even if they did come out, they'd probably look weird anyway.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By tubman
Re: Water pump adaption

You will need a set of 1946-1952 Ford truck water pumps. It not quite that easy though, unless your '51 engine is from a pickup. If it's a car engine, it will have dual narrow belts rather than one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By tubman
Re: 6 Volt dim headlights

If you follow these tips, you will find that your lights will be bright. No need to go to 12 volts, or to install Halogens (which take a lot of power).

That being said, I would be interested if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By tubman
Re: 33-34 dash light bracket?

Boy, that's almost as good as having the original factory drawings!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,106
Posted By tubman
Re: Loss of Hot Rod Deluxe

Ahh! The old "Double-Shuffle". Typical!:mad:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By tubman
Re: Electric fuel pumps...

I also agree that there is something wrong. This is a common problem brought up on the Corvette forums, but I have never seen it with my '67. I have spent a ton of time on the carb in that car,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By tubman
Re: Bronze valve guides??

Gary - Good to see you back! I hope everything worked out for you. Even though I've been lucky so far, if I were going to do any kind of a flathead beyond a simple re-ring and re-gasket, I'd opt for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By tubman
Re: Bronze valve guides??

Just my experience. Of all of the flatheads I have owned and driven since 1957 (about a dozen), the only one I ever had with stuck valves was a wrecked '50 Tudor that I pulled out of a garage in 1990...
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