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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By tubman
Re: Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

'32 3-window, '36 3-window, '51 Victoria.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By tubman
Re: Happiness Is.....

..... an extra good crack-free block.;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By tubman
Re: 52 Ford flathead fuel pump push rod

It just drops into place. Once it's in and before you install the fuel pump, have some one kit the key and turn the engine a revolution or two and watch the rod; it should go up and down. If you want...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By tubman
Re: The condenser man

Charlie,

Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you could find a good home for those. In my opinion, nothing looks worse than a plain ole condenser hangin' off the side of a vintage hi-performance...
Forum: Late V8 10-17-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 41
Posted By tubman
Brass "Trash Can" condensers

We have for sale a modern version of the iconic "Trash Can" condenser that was used on just about all of the vintage high performance points ignition system. They serve as a functional replacement...
Forum: Early V8 10-17-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By tubman
Brass "Trash Can" condensers

We have for sale a modern version of the iconic "Trash Can" condenser that was used on just about all of the vintage high performance points ignition system. They serve as a functional replacement...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By tubman
Re: flathead engine 1941

You said "flathead and didn't specify how many cylinders. There are a lot of people who consider the "G" and "H" 6 cylinder engines to be superior to the V8's. Since the first 6 came in '41, they are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By tubman
Re: Happiness Is.....

I like your attitude. Tomorrow is supposed to be one of the last real nice days up here. I think I'll take my car for a nice long cruise rather than working on it.

Thanks for the suggestion.:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By tubman
Re: new member needs advice

I had a 390 Holley on a 276" 8BA in my '36 3-window 20 years ago; it was a trouble-free setup, but not the best looking on a flathead. I like the old Mallory' dual points. I have tried both the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By tubman
Re: block quandary

How could this be? A .125 overbore produces 258" engine with a stock stroke, while at 4" crank gives only 255" with a stock bore. Plus the stock stroke engine will have slower piston speed, which is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By tubman
Re: 1940 ford coupe headers

Guys, check out his original post; he is talking "center dumps". I have never done it in a car, but i have a set I use on the flatheads I run on my engine stand. From what I have seen (I have a set...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By tubman
Re: block quandary

Unless there's a problem with the block, I'd do the .125 overbore. Even with that, there are probably at least 3 more "clean-up" bores left in the block. After that, it can be sleeved. Think about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By tubman
Re: Happiness Is.....

Frank, I'm going to get serious for a moment. IIRC, your car has overdrive and 3.78's. Are you saying that it starts to over heat at 75 on a 90 degree day in OD? My car (with no OD and 3.55's) runs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By tubman
Re: 36 fuel pump flare fittings leaking...

I to have had problems with the fittings with integral ferrules, but never with the separate ones.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By tubman
Re: Another dumb question

Just like all of the oil change places that "recommend" a 3000 mile interval between oil changes when just about every study says that you can go at least twice that before things start deteriorating...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By tubman
Re: Another dumb question

When I got my '51 it had 61,000 miles and I did a full tuneup, including points, cap, and a rotor. That was in 1987. In 2016, at 81,000 miles, the original engine was getting a little tired (less...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By tubman
Re: 1934 Ford Sedan Delivery

When it comes to "driveability", every sedan delivery I ever drove had serious rear vision problems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By tubman
Re: Help me identify these holes in my dash

I like the idea of a period-correct compass. My day always installed them in his new Oldsmobiles when he was a traveling salesman on the '40's and '50's. I bought a new Stratus coupe in 2001 that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By tubman
Re: Speedometer Gear

The speedometer gear should match the rear end gears. OD or not has no effect on the speedometer, as the gear is after the OD. What rear end ratio do you have?

I am planning on putting an OD in my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,632
Posted By tubman
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's a relief to hear that. The response did seem out of character.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By tubman
Re: 1940 Deluxe condenser help

I would be highly suspect of an "NOS" condenser. When we pull the guts out of one to install one of our new capacitors, the internal workings usually disintegrate in front of our eyes. We are careful...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By tubman
Re: 1949 Ford Convertible sagging side rails

I don't fully understand what you mean by "side rails", but the first thing I would do is get the car up and crawl under and check out the body mounts. If you are referring to the top, please ignore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,456
Posted By tubman
Re: Hershey experience

Don't ya' just hate it when you have to buy something?:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 479
Posted By tubman
Re: 8CM or EAB cam for 260" Merc?

Frank, I would not install the 4.11's until I had driven the car for a while and was sure they would be beneficial. From what you are saying, the 3.55's might be just fine with the modified engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 479
Posted By tubman
Re: 8CM or EAB cam for 260" Merc?

I will mention that I have a '51 Merc with a stock cam, massaged Edmunds heads, a 2GC, and Mallory dual point distributor in my '51 club coupe. This is also a heavy car. I had an Isky MAX-1 I was...
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