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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-02-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,515
Posted By chiefdave
Re: tow dolly

Uhaul didn't have the wider tow dolly so I rented a trailer. In hindsight I'm glad I did.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-28-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,515
Posted By chiefdave
tow dolly

I just bought a '62 Flare side and need to get it 75 miles home. Its a 3 speed stick would a tow dolly work without pulling the drive shaft? Nothing on my route is over 55 MPH.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,456
Posted By chiefdave
Re: Flathead Carb

I don't know if Holley still offers them but in the past they offered factory refurbish carbs at a very deep discount. Most were returned because the customer either didn't know how to tune them or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,110
Posted By chiefdave
Re: 49-53 distributor

I second Tubman's advice. I'm using a dual point flattop in conjunction with the 390 Holley and am very happy with the combination. Starting, performance and MPG are all good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By chiefdave
Royal kingpins for '49

I need to replace the kingpins on my '49 sedan and am considering the Royal kit. Any input from anyone who has actually used them?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By chiefdave
Re: Polishing head fins

The easiest way to refurbish a set of stained and tarnished heads is a can of engine paint. Then progressively finer grit discs on an orbital sander followed by polishing compound if you wish to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By chiefdave
Re: what works?

For badly tarnished and stained aluminum heads I've found engine paint works best
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By chiefdave
Re: mallory dual point distributor

I looked into getting one of these and found the gear is not included and the shaft not drilled to pin the gear. For the better part of $400 you think that you would get a complete distributor. Found...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By chiefdave
8A-18207 fog lamp instructions

Does anyone have an instruction sheet for the 8A-18207 fog lamp kit for a '49 car? If so could you send me a copy? Mainly need a template to drill the holes in the apron and splash shield and wire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By chiefdave
Re: 8BA Carburator Kits

In your part of the country non-ethanol gas should be readily available. I use it in my old car and motorcycle as well as my gas powered lawn equipment. Have had none of the problems associated with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,767
Posted By chiefdave
Re: Distributor to 1951 255 8BA

Not really an advance with a dashpot, I've heard it called a vacuum break or vacuum anti-break.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,767
Posted By chiefdave
Re: Distributor to 1951 255 8BA

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Also, do you know if it's possible to run a stock 53 Ford vacuum advance distributor using a 390 Holley carb. ? I think the vacuum port on the Holley is not below the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,581
Posted By chiefdave
Re: 8BA doesnt have power

I ran into the same problem trying to find a WCFB in rebuildable condition, prices were $200+. Ended up going the 390 Holley route. Not the look I wanted but performance is good and a dog dish air...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,319
Posted By chiefdave
Re: Value of CHAMPION 8 BA heads

Bargains are still out there but you have to look. My Navy retirement and Social Security leave me a lot more time than money so I search the internet to find the parts I want at a price I can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By chiefdave
Re: Powermaster alternator

I put an Offy/Holley 390 combo on my '49 and there is a clearance issue. Went with a conventional one wire alt.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,686
Posted By chiefdave
6V Voltmeter

Does anyone know of a source for a 6v +ground voltmeter? Thanks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,076
Posted By chiefdave
Re: My 29 V-8

Looks like it is going to be a very nice and period correct build. Any plans to warm up the engine with period correct parts?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,928
Posted By chiefdave
Re: 1935 Ford Convertible Sedan Pace Car

The pace car would have been given to the winner Kelly Petillo. A Google search of him may provide additional photos.


Ford entered 10 cars in the '35 race. Only 4 qualified and none finished....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,761
Posted By chiefdave
Re: coker tires out of round

Thanks, I ordered a set of the tire savers. Hopefully they will help keep the new tires round.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,991
Posted By chiefdave
Re: Barrett Jackson

Is it the one that sold for $22K?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,761
Posted By chiefdave
Re: coker tires out of round

Thanks for all the input. I've decided to bite the bullet and replace the tires with what is on the car now (Coker classic radials). I have a speedo error (60 mph gauge=58 mph GPS). Would it hurt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,589
Posted By chiefdave
Re: cooper tires

Don't know about their passenger car tires but have used Cooper AT3's on my trucks for years. Would not use anything else.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,761
Posted By chiefdave
coker tires out of round

Took my '49 Tudor to the local tire shop to have the fronts (6.00R16) balanced because of a vibration. The car came with an extensive service record that shows them install in 2006 and have had about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,739
Posted By chiefdave
Re: Is this a bad idea?

Didn't Ford actually recommend adding a pint of kerosene to the crankcase during cold weather operation?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By chiefdave
Re: Making your own gaskets

For hole punches I've always used spent centerfire brass. Cheap and comes in several sizes from .25" to .5". Plus you get to convert them from live to spent.
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