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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:16 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By frnkeore
Re: Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

For convenience sake, I added '39 and '38 Standards, with the year before. and grouped '41 - 48 together but, I was surprised that know one picked the '41. I was also surprised that only two Merc's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,142
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

It's true, that when you get very close to TDC, the indicator slows way down but, at .100, it's still moving at a rate that you can see. If your uncomfortable, at .100, you can use any distance, such...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By frnkeore
Re: flathead engine 1941

They are a lot more expensive to rebuild, because of the babbit main bearings and different rod bearings also the water pumps are in the head so, it complicates the installation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,328
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

Yes, they are, that's why I said Ford Products. I also like the '39 - '41 Lincoln Coupes and Continental's as well as the '41 Fords. I'd even try to seek in the '57 Continental :)

Maybe I miss it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,328
Posted By frnkeore
Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

I know that you can't like just one and I know picking, even 3 will be hard! But, let's try it. Because some years are very hard to tell apart, it will be ok to group them. I'm grouping two of my...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,820
Posted By frnkeore
Re: The forgotten 1960 Fords

That's how I feel about them, too. I like them better than all the full size Fords from '58 up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Drag it home...Eastern Oregon find

Yea, me too :)

Looks like it might have been Eastern OR?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,142
Posted By frnkeore
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,142
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

I did misstate that a little, regarding TDC but, my point was back lash and unless your working with a roller bearing crank, you do have back lash.

Since your going to have to use a dial indicator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,142
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

As I was mauling this over last night, I remembered my first roller cam, that I installed in a Low Riser, 427, in 1969. It was a Chet Herbert cam (Father of the roller cam). At that time, I lived...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,142
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

No, even though my dad worked for the owner of the Novi, I was a little young, at that time :)

My first time was with a Cosworth Twin Cam.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,142
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

I know that it's a lot of info to take in, in one shot. It's the same for everyone!

Do it a few times and you'll always remember it. My first time at doing this was with a twin cam engine, in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,142
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

For the actual valve timing, you do it the same way. Put the indicator on the valve, as in GosFast picture.

Rotate until you get .100 (or what ever you want it to be), mark the degree wheel,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,142
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

I like the buttons and make my own.

Here are some of my spares. I keep them on a 1/4" dowel and use both 3/8 and 1/2" sizes. The black one is store bought.

If the 3/8 hole is not a press fit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,142
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

The general way of finding TDC, is to rotate the crank, only clockwise, while picking up locations.

Set the dial indicator on the piston and find the approx top of the stroke. Rotate again, set...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Hershey on the West Coast

I also go to the Portland Swap Meet. I'm lucky to live within 270 miles of it.

It's a pretty large venue and has 2 area's, the fair grounds buildings and adjacent area, plus the race track ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Carburetor Issues - School me

Your problem, is most likely that the throttle butterfly's won't close down. 1/16" is to much. it could be compounded by a vacuum leak, too but, start with the throttle.

I'd remove the carb...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Shipping engine

Another, related question. I just recently found Fastenal shipping and it sure beats standard truck shipping.

Are there any other low priced shippers for engine/transmission type items?
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Backfire

I love seeing toughs original invoices. They are a little piece of history.

I also collect tractors and bought my '55 Ford 850 (the larger of Fords 2 basic models) because of the original invoice...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Lifting a 8ba engine

One mild steel, 5/16x18 bolt, has a yield strength of about 1300 lb and a tinsel strength of twice that. G forces increase the load (bouncing around) and torquing the bolt, uses up some of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Rejuvinate script battery

I use 35 Ah, SLA battery's (sealed lead acid) on some of my vehicles. They are small and very powerful, for their size. You have to use a bolt and nut connection, rather than a post or, I'd have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Original Price when new

That's a great find, Norm!
I would love to see a few more pages :)
I believe the first column is FOB price and assume the second column is delivered but, I can't make out what the word is at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By frnkeore
Re: Rear main seal

My last year as a mechanic, was 1970, at that time, they made a puller, that was designed after a Chinese finger trap but, made of thin, braided wire. You use a small brass punch, to start the seal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,368
Posted By frnkeore
Re: 20 inch truck tires

Stu, thank you for the additional info. My 18's are definitely the RH-5*. They don't have a outer spit ring. I had thought that they were some kind of a drop center.

Again, thank you, I'll keep a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,368
Posted By frnkeore
Re: 20 inch truck tires

Thank you for the info on the R-5 wheels. I have a spare set of 4, 7.00-18's, with excellent tires. My '35 truck has 6.00-20 on the front and 6.50's on the rear, with what looks like standard spit...
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