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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,585
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Good sounding single muffler

Stainless Porter's on mine; sounds good and should last a long time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: My ( Hardly ) Working Vacation on Orcas Island

Orcas is a pretty nice place; my ex-Boss had a beautiful house, and hangar over there. I flew in lots of times to work on aircraft. However, I don't think I could afford to live there now...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,793
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Sun distributor machine

A manometer might work well for such a low vacuum reading...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Advice Required2 - M47 Pickup 12v Conversion

You might also do a search here on the FordBarn... it's been covered many times.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: 39 Trans rebuild

Yes, you'll pay a lot more than that for good bearings. I ordered a set from Carpenter; one was made in India, the other China. They're both still on the shelf...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: 39 Trans rebuild

Front SKF 6208, Rear SKF 6306.

Use the snap rings from the old bearings as modern ones are too thin and will allow the shafts and bearings to move in the housing.

I got sealed bearings and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Anything for a cluster gear

Great way to spend a morning! ;-)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,539
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: PNW Flathead Rebuilders

I'd second either Marshall Woolery or Dave Tatum...

As others have said Dave is getting up there; I haven't seen him since I retired from the aircraft gig a couple of years ago. Hope he can get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Covid up date....Charlie

Thanks for the update Charlie!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,704
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

Speed Bleeders work great, at least in my opinion. Put some teflon tape or paste on the threads when you install them and bleed away...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,526
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: TIG welder recomendations

This ^^^

I have 3 Lincoln welders in the garage; only one I bought new was a MIG unit. I picked up an old Square Wave 175 TIG machine complete with 2 bottles, the regulator, a stand and a welding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Central Calif Machine Shops?

Definitely Hanford Auto Supply; Timmy does a lot of flatheads...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Best graphite thickness

Right here... https://bestgasket.com/head-gasket-bore-thickness/

Or here... https://bestgasket.com/ford-big-bore/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,857
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Fantastic craftsmanship

Another long term project...

I've seen this one fly a couple of times; fantastic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzkoTulqA1U
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,838
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Driving season is coming soon (I hope)

Had my '40 out this afternoon, just a quick 20 mile run to check things after winter maint.
First time it's run since last November...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: 1940 Ford Pickup reproduction parts.

I'm running Wescott fenders on my '40; very good quality and fit well. All four original fenders were too beat up to economically fix and since it's a two-many door I'm not really concerned about the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: 8BA Flathead crankcase breather tube

Art, did you find a tube? I probably have one if you need it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Cosmoline is pretty tough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Soaking in Avgas will do the trick; though it may take awhile.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,379
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Introduction

Nice car... and welcome to the Barn!

You must be close to Pikes Peak? My dad's family was from Clayton County...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: 1940 Ford Headlight Switch

I had one like that; just CAREFULLY heated the metal shaft to the point that I could rotate the plastic knob 180. Let it cool and all is well...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Swap 46 transmission internals into a 37 box

And you may have clearance issues under the cluster gear causing problems installing the main drive gear... but that is fixable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: 1936 rear radius rods

There were a pair on fb Marketplace yesterday... $750!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,265
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: A bomb hoist for the rear bumper

Those are a nice unit! We had a couple of them at the museum which would have worked for loading ordnance on the center line of the Skyraider but never used them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: 40 fordor Deluxe Package tray

Which is what mine did... you have to get the bends in it or it won't fit correctly. Kind of a pain in the a** to make it work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,094
Posted By Hal Beatty
Re: Gosfast Gary from NY?

What a loss... he was one of the good ones.
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