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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By tubman
Re: DOT3 or DOT5 Brake fluid

I agree with what "bobH" said above. I have mentioned this before, but I purchased a relatively cheap tester that tells you the moisture content of DOT3/4 brake fluid. You don't have to change it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By tubman
Re: Grancor Heads

Been through that myself. After a while, my driver thought he owned a share in my car (I had him drive for me after I got older). It was a mess, but I still have the car. I'm sure he feels he got the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By tubman
Re: C69A block

Perhaps unrelated, but this same thing happened to me on the last 8BA I built. When going to 3 5/16", a pinhole was revealed in one of the cylinders. After a phone call, the decision was made to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 954
Posted By tubman
Re: In defense of 6 cylinders

Wen I was in high school, I had a friend whose folks had a '54 with a 223 and Fordomatic. That car was faster than any of our flatheads. I do have to say it was almost new and most of the flatheads...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By tubman
Re: A forgotten in plain site 1936 Model 51

You might want to check this thread out : https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=284887&highlight=demonstrator.

I seem to remember a thread about a guy who restored a '36 truck much like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By tubman
Re: Oil filter

I'll take a bit of a contrarian view on this, as I believe, given the type of use most of our cars experience, a "bypass filter" can be very beneficial.

If you are not concerned about originality,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By tubman
Re: DOT3 or DOT5 Brake fluid

I did a Corvette about 20 years ago, and the instructions that came with the DOT5 fluid said to heat it to almost the boiling point to drive the air out of it. I bought a cheap teakettle and heated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,567
Posted By tubman
Re: Big Boys Heads

That's a "thumbnail". I "Clicked" on it and it came up to a decent size.

You done good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By tubman
Re: Rough 34 Ford 4 door project.

I think you just answered your own question.

I had a friend who said : "Every extra dollar you spend on the front end for a better car will save you a lot more dollars when building it". Some of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By tubman
Re: DOT3 or DOT5 Brake fluid

The fact that DOT5 does not work with anti-lock brakes (which are almost universally used these days) means it will probably get harder to get and more expensive in the future.

Something to think...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By tubman
Re: Rough 34 Ford 4 door project.

One thing I'd be doing is combing through eBay, "Hot Rod" Forums, and anyplace else I could think of. You might find some one who is "Street-Rodding" a restored car (it happens more often than we...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By tubman
Re: 30 amp generator vs 55 amp

Just curious, if they will not fit a single carb manifold, how do they mount them? Perhaps an offset mount over the head, like aftermarket? Maybe the 55 AMP generators being referenced are not for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By tubman
Re: My 1935 Convertible Sedan died on the road

If you "have a short rubber fuel line just prior to the glass bowl" and "the hose clamps were not tight", you don't have the proper flex hose. Do yourself a favor and get the proper part. Even if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By tubman
Re: 8 volt battery in a 6 volt car?

As we all should know, an Optima is 800 CCA. Generally speaking, you can only get so many watts in a given volume with a lead acid battery. Basic electrical theory tells you you give up car-starting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By tubman
Re: 8 volt battery in a 6 volt car?

I really don't think that there is an 8 volt battery (golf cart batteries excepted) that has more CCA than a 6 volt Optima. What you really need are good connections, good grounds, and the proper...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,567
Posted By tubman
Re: Big Boys Heads

Are those from an Oldsmobile?:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By tubman
Re: 1951 f1 coolant leaking at top pipe

If you go to all that effort, you should probably do the "vinegar" trick and then backflush it a couple of times to get the cooling system as clean as possible before you change the hoses.

Welcome...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By tubman
Re: 1951 f1 coolant leaking at top pipe

I would replace ALL of the hoses on that truck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By tubman
Re: Best stock 8BA camshaft

I have an 8CM cam in my '51 Ford. The new engine I put in performs much better than the previous one did, but it has better heads, better carburetion, and better ignition, plus the old one was a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Posted By tubman
Re: Offenhauser 400 Heads Value

If possible, use an actual thread chaser, not a tap.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By tubman
Re: 39 trans

I know this goes against everything ever said here, but when I had my '36 3-window with the 276" Mercury with all of the go fast goodies, I purposely ran shortened axle keys and didn't torque the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By tubman
Re: Another gear ratios question

I have 3.55's in my '51 (no overdrive). I had no problem cruising at 60-65 with the somewhat tired original engine. With the new 255 Merc, a 70 mph cruise is easy, except in heavy traffic. This is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Posted By tubman
Re: Offenhauser 400 Heads Value

When I was a kid, we wouldn't hesitate running those (as long as the pistons didn't hit the dome). These days, I'm a little more selective, but I don't think those are a deal breaker.

Measure and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By tubman
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

Driving with your lights on during the day is a modern day phenomena. When these cars were new, no one did it, as the electrical systems weren't designed for it. If it's important to you, you may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,158
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

I'm CST, so that means I will call at 12 noon my time,
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