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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,786
Posted By tubman
Re: Drake Sale:

Well, there goes another "Reliable Internet Source" out the window.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By tubman
Re: 1935 Radio Mounting

If it helps any, I too remember the radio mounting bolts sticking out a long way on a very original '36 I bought in 1959. That, and the clock in the rear view mirror stick in my mind.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,786
Posted By tubman
Re: Drake Sale:

In this case, with 40 years experience in the wholesale.distribution business, I have to agree with "V8COOPMAN". Your first statement reflects a non-professional view of the situation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By tubman
Re: engine is a quandary

I must be missing something here. How did you get the pistons out without having "the bottom end apart yet"?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By tubman
Re: 6 Volt dim headlights

I ain't holding my breath on these. Even if they did come out, they'd probably look weird anyway.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By tubman
Re: Water pump adaption

You will need a set of 1946-1952 Ford truck water pumps. It not quite that easy though, unless your '51 engine is from a pickup. If it's a car engine, it will have dual narrow belts rather than one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By tubman
Re: 6 Volt dim headlights

If you follow these tips, you will find that your lights will be bright. No need to go to 12 volts, or to install Halogens (which take a lot of power).

That being said, I would be interested if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By tubman
Re: 33-34 dash light bracket?

Boy, that's almost as good as having the original factory drawings!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By tubman
Re: Loss of Hot Rod Deluxe

Ahh! The old "Double-Shuffle". Typical!:mad:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By tubman
Re: Electric fuel pumps...

I also agree that there is something wrong. This is a common problem brought up on the Corvette forums, but I have never seen it with my '67. I have spent a ton of time on the carb in that car,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By tubman
Re: Bronze valve guides??

Gary - Good to see you back! I hope everything worked out for you. Even though I've been lucky so far, if I were going to do any kind of a flathead beyond a simple re-ring and re-gasket, I'd opt for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By tubman
Re: Bronze valve guides??

Just my experience. Of all of the flatheads I have owned and driven since 1957 (about a dozen), the only one I ever had with stuck valves was a wrecked '50 Tudor that I pulled out of a garage in 1990...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By tubman
Re: crab distributor - only choice on early 21 stud ?

Good for you! It may not be directly comparable, but I restored my '51 to strict stock 35 years ago, and drove it that way until 5 years ago. Then I decided "What the heck", and made the changes I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By tubman
Re: 3 ring pistons

Do you have any idea of the vintage? Can it be determined from the part number?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By tubman
Re: French Flathead Blocks

Trust me, more guys in California are looking for flathead blocks than in Iowa.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By tubman
Re: 34 ford rear differential cage bearing grease

Stan,

Are you still interested in condensers? I have gotten 2 empty PM's from you in the last couple of weeks.

Sorry to hijack this thread, but I don't want to leave ya' hanging.

Tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By tubman
Re: HF 2 ton alum. jack, good,bad,indifferent ?

Looks like the one I've had for at least 10 years. Still works fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By tubman
Re: Reusing head bolts.

For anything but a high performance build, I agree with "jetmek" about avoiding studs. This is in addition to financial considerations. As to the existing bolts, clean 'em up and check them out for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By tubman
Re: 32 Pa. LicenPlates now legal on my 32 now

I rarely mention the term "Street Rod" with any kind of positive connotation, but the "Minnesota Street Rod Association" got on top of this early on up here, and as a result of their efforts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By tubman
Re: French Flathead Blocks

I would disagree with this. The main reason is cost; pure and simple. That and peer pressure; the "Street Rod Crowd" wants the latest "flavor of the day". Witness the current popularity of LS engines...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By tubman
Re: French Flathead Blocks

This should motivate Tod!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By tubman
Re: French Flathead Blocks

There's a thread on the H.A.M.B. right now about a guy who bought a bunch of "good" blocks from the daughter of an enthusiast who passed away a while ago. He barely saved them from the scrapper (who...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By tubman
Re: French Flathead Blocks

Had to happen some time. Maybe there's another old warehouse in France....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By tubman
Re: HOW TO:REINSTALL POINTS CAM LOBE on 49-53 Ford Distributor

While I applaud "19Fordy"'s excellent job on this, I was having the same thoughts. I believe he did the right thing, however, as having everything as close to factory spec as possible is good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By tubman
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