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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 455
Posted By oldford2
Re: What's your "Go To" for a hard head?

I made this lifter from old spark plugs. Helps to wiggle them but be gentle so you don't damage the threads.

Same as JWL's
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By oldford2
Re: Is the brake master cylinder filled through a hole in the floor?

Flathead noob, in all respect, if you think that simple maintenance to keep an old Ford running nicely is a pain, you are in the wrong hobby. Lot's of pain coming:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By oldford2
Re: Oil return line plugged?

When you buy a new filter the correct gasket is included

CARQUEST # cfi 85516

Unless he is trying to use an old gasket and filter
He has not responded to folks trying to help him?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By oldford2
Re: Oil return line plugged?

I think I may have posted this before> In our 46 there is a restrictor hole in the stand pipe and also another where the drain goes into the pan:

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By oldford2
Re: Oil return line plugged?

If you have the correct gasket seated in the lid, and firmly tightened I don't see how Ford oil pressure could push thru and leak even if the restrictor holes were plugged solid. Check the lid and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By oldford2
Re: Fitchburg MA Swap Meet.

Well, it won't be freezing cold like some in the past and it will be light earlier so won't bring a flashlight:) But it is always a great chance for old Ford people to have fun and maybe find a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By oldford2
Re: Exact Engine Year

You are going to just get a lot of guesses because we don't know what you have. Without pictures you will not get an answer to your post
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By oldford2
Smile Re: Flathead Friday: Using a vintage valve seat cutter!

Mart,
Looks like you are having fun. Always interesting videos.
In all due respects, a few comments: Don't run a lathe with loose sleeves. When I was in an Army machine shop the Sgt had a bloody...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By oldford2
Re: pre-bent brake line kit - 39/40 Ford quality

Nice work for sure but no stone shields? I made my own by winding soft wire around a rod.
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By oldford2
Re: 1940 hand grab

2 door or 4 door??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By oldford2
Cold winter moving in

Had the 46 out around the block between snow storms and the road was dry. Now back in my shop for the rest of the winter. Up on stands for all the usual stuff. Oil change, grease, check all fluids,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By oldford2
Re: 40 Heater recore??

Try YouTube "radiator leak repair" dozens of do it your self videos for repairs from solder. JB weld, epoxy, etc
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By oldford2
Re: 53 pickup kup3speed floor shift into a 46 pickup

Thanks for the info Coop. I just read that post.Sounds like I would be headed for a can of worms. Looks like the best approach is to pull the 46 transmission and rebuild it. It now pops out of second...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By oldford2
53 pickup kup3speed floor shift into a 46 pickup

What, if any, mods are required to put a 53 pickup 3 speed floor shift into a 46 3 speed floor shift pickup?
Thanks
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By oldford2
Re: 1947 clock not working

The clock in our 46 was not working so I sent it to Jerry Maquire for a repair. 7 years ago. quick turnaround and reasonable. Still going strong. Ours has 2 wires to the clock, one for the light and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By oldford2
Re: Spark plug preference...Curious

Well,I guess rockfla has enough responses to confuse him.
Now let's move on to a new subject:
what oil to use in a flathead?
or, who is more passionate? blonds, brunettes, blackhair or redheads ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By oldford2
Re: Headbolts

Kirk, you need to be a little patient before you rip the Barners.
You got your answer
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By oldford2
Re: Shipping engine

That is another option but you have to spend $200 dollars for it and need to secure it on a pallet. Also mighty inviting for a shipped to put another pallet of unknown wt. on top.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By oldford2
Re: Shipping engine

Fastenal advised against boxing it to prevent stacking another pallet on it and leave the breather pipe to further deter loading anything on it. I have had Good luck on a few shipments with them....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By oldford2
Re: Shipping engine

Here is how I have shipped engines. Used Fastenal for transport
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,254
Posted By oldford2
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,442
Posted By oldford2
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

Westach makes a 6 volt tach. Very reasonable and a cinch to hook up.
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By oldford2
Re: Tie Rod End Removal

I made one long ago before HF.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By oldford2
Re: Thermostat

I think all thermostats will open in a pan of boiling water. Need to put in a thermometer to see when they actually open.
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By oldford2
Re: Holley 94 carb jets

OK, so question: what is the size of a 51 jet? decimal .051 or 51 drill size .067
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