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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Aluminum radiator swapout

I bought one from a California firm $99 . Works great looks well made especially for $99. The company was called auto hose factory . All one word . After i ordered the price was advertised at $599 ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By Ggmac
Re: flathead head engine leak Help

Thanks . I had an idea that maybe too much oil but not the case .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By Ggmac
Re: flathead head engine leak Help

Just curious . How much oil did you install and whats your oil pressure?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Ggmac
Re: 239 / 2gc idle issues

How much vacuum is it reading , is it steady ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Ggmac
Re: More. Brake problems

The system may have had a mc with a built in residual valve and the new one does not .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Brake fluid gone..

Wait is it april 1 , 36 were mechanical. Okay not a joke . , since you converted it did you also add a power booster ? If not my idea is out the window aka not valid
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By Ggmac
Re: OT June 6

Sacrifice. Im afraid it doesnt mean thesame to the younger generation.
God bless all ,that gave it all ,so we can be free .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Disc brake question

Adjust mc to pedal rod
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 662
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Spongy Brakes

Is the pedal to master cyl rod adjusted ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,306
Posted By Ggmac
Re: brake problem

Not all mc have built in residual valves . But i understand your arrangement and the remote fill should work . I would remove the wheel cyl in question and disassemble to inspect the bore , cups and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,306
Posted By Ggmac
Re: brake problem

Possible need of residual valves ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,400
Posted By Ggmac
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

No way that head gasket was sealing . Please clean and recheck with new gaskets . Take a pic with the gaskets laid on . Water will find its way to the pan . If it was mine i would not tear into it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,400
Posted By Ggmac
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

One pic looks like the head gasket was leaking . But you shouldnt have oil in the water unless the rings werent gapped properly or are cracked , but you have decebt compression ?
Blocked water...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,400
Posted By Ggmac
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

Was it sleeved ? Hopefully its easy fix especially with the $ spent . Wishing you the best .
Keep us posted .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,400
Posted By Ggmac
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

If you have a compressor , rig up a tool made from a old gutted spark plug to an air line ( or use the hose from a compression tester ) add air to the cyl and listen in the oil galley , intake and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,400
Posted By Ggmac
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

Pull the plugs and check for moisture . Are you sure its steam and not just oil vapor ?
Have you retorqued your heads , usually 3 hot cold cycles .
More info , your location , motor specs , who...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Speedometer needle

You must of driven in reverse pretty fast ! At least 5 mph .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Stuck brakes on BB

Will be looking for you !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Torque tech.

Or use a beam scale torque wrench for both checking calibration or actual use . If treated properly a beam will rarely need calibration . Or that's what I was taught many moons ago
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By Ggmac
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Coil adapter (home made)

I made an almost twin . I used a hot melt glue gun on top , for some reason the epoxy I used didn't stick. Been using it for 10-12 yrs , though not daily .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Rear shackle recommendations 40 banjo

Speedway nylon . Long lasting , easy to install . They aren't prone to deteriorate like the rubber, asbestos originals .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Somethig "squirrely " at Bubbas ???

I love it ! I made a balance beam with the food in the middle . They can climb the beam if only one squirrel is on it but I'm trying to get two on , one on each end and catch it on the security...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By Ggmac
Re: What is this?

Why remove it ? How many miles on the car ? How many volts at the coil ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Ggmac
Re: 34 rear spring

What is the angle of your shackles currently with the reverse eye spring ?
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