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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,575
Posted By flatrod
Re: Big Boys Heads

B&S, there is no comparison between the Big Boys and Baron heads!! We have both, Other then thickness two different worlds! As you know.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,575
Posted By flatrod
Re: Big Boys Heads

posting pics
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,575
Posted By flatrod
Re: Big Boys Heads

Yes I have a set of unused Big Boys, and my brother, Alaska Jim has Tony Baron heads. I bought mine from Paul years ago, I do remember talking to him when I got them, but don't remember much else.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-07-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By flatrod
Re: 66 mustang

I believe all year mustang convertibles have the torque boxes. It was part of the floor stiffing as well as inner and out rocker boxes and heavy structure where the seats go, both above and below the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By flatrod
Re: Ford holley 94 carbs

I see those are 1 1/4 throttle plates. I answered on the other forum about the shafts. Everything I have bought from Speedway and Charlie Price seems to be the same. I don't know if Charlie is making...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-07-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By flatrod
Re: 66 mustang

complete new bodies are available. If you really have major rust, this may be a option.

http://www.dynacornclassicbodies.com/1965-ford-mustang-convertible/

If you are doing the rust repair...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,083
Posted By flatrod
Re: Finally some Cam Degree Numbers - Now what?

How is the compression? Retarding it will be losing compression, advancing it will add compression. It won't be much, maybe 20 pounds but its noticeable. Advancing it more than 4 degrees will start...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By flatrod
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

Same here, I use 5 small jack stands. 4 at the outer corners and one in the middle. pull the head down with bolts through the spark plug holes. Adjustable or shim able as you need. Also made t slots...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By flatrod
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

Mart, I found that on my Bridgeport 9x42, I can get a head on there but have to use all of the table with the Bridgeport head all the way to the right. So having done that I use all of the table. But...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By flatrod
Re: Do you think a sleeve will fix this?

We have sleeved many blocks with similar cracks. As long as the crack does not go all the way to the bottom seating area, or out the top, I would go for it. We would use Loctite sleeve sealer on that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-02-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By flatrod
Re: '65 289 rocker arm geometry help

As said hardened push rods needed with slotted push rod holes in head. Take a 3 corner file to one of your push rods, if you can cut it its to soft and will wear quickly in your heads. Also agree the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-05-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By flatrod
Re: Re-drill Brake Drums

I have re-drilled lots of drums over the years where I worked. The center hole has to be right though. That's what keeps it all centered. I would re-drill over slotting the hole, although I have done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,199
Posted By flatrod
Re: Block drain for 8RT

Here is Jim's 29 roadster project block with the drain hole at the front flat spot.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By flatrod
Re: VIN on '32 commercial frame

Two cars one title, this is what happen to me. I bought a pile of 32 parts, original frame and NY registration, (NY does not have titles back then). Bought it from a guy that said he got it in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By flatrod
Re: VIN on '32 commercial frame

Thank you David, I will look a lot closer. If I can't find any numbers I will probably lose my vin, as two cars with the same vin as popped up when I tried to sell mine. I have had mine for 18 years,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By flatrod
Re: VIN on '32 commercial frame

DavidG, I am currently trying to find the numbers on my original 32 frame and can find none. Can you say where they are located?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By flatrod
Re: Disc brake question

Was a disc/drum brake master cyl installed? I had this problem years ago. Turns out there is a small flapper valve in the ports of the master cyl for drum brakes. Its there to hold residual line...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-20-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By flatrod
Re: Disc brakes on 1967 Mustang problem

First year for the disc brake option on the Mustang was 1965.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By flatrod
Re: SS lined brake cyl..

I had a 1946 speedway wheel cyl that blew the sleeve out on the front side while bleeding the brakes. Speedway did take the pair back no questions asked.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-14-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By flatrod
Re: What year is this Ford Mustang shifter

Doesn't look like any Mustang/Cougar shifter I have ever seen. The base size is the same as 65 thru 68, after that they got bigger. Any part numbers on it anywhere? Also with the neutral safety...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-13-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By flatrod
Re: Disc brakes on 1967 Mustang problem

Try here. Kit number A 121 or A 121-1 for power brakes.

https://ssbc-usa.com/pages/product-result?rq=yr_1967~mk_ford~md_mustang~ha_base
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-12-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By flatrod
Re: Disc brakes on 1967 Mustang problem

Factory cars had 4 piston fixed calipers, and had 14" wheels.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By flatrod
Re: Axle Identification

With the straight axle tubes and the two dimples, I would say its a 58/59 9". To tell if 9" the bottom bolt of the drop out can not be taken off with a socket. 8" and socket will go on all bolts. But...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-03-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By flatrod
Re: Intake manifold thing

Those tubes going across in the intake rot out, may be why it is plugged with a bolt. If the tube rots out it will have a exhaust leak at the port. If the tube is good there is no need to plug that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-29-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By flatrod
Re: 1966 Mustang quarter panel issue

I have a factory Ford nos fastback quarter panel hanging on the wall, the lip on it measures 3/4 and of course is not angled down. I know you have paint on it but it can be ground back to meet the...
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