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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,372
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

I'm CST, so that means I will call at 12 noon my time,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,372
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

I'll call you tomorrow, Stan. I am retired so it can be any time. Are you in the Pacific or Mountain time zone? I'd like to call in the morning, about 10 your time if that's OK.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By tubman
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

There is a website called "OnlineMetals.com" that sells small quantities of metal products for reasonable prices. You may be able to find what you need (1 15/16" steel tubing?) there. I would also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By tubman
Re: Pictures, how to post?

Unfortunately, later versions of "Windows" have something called "PAINT 3D" that I find very difficult to use.

You can usually email them to yourself and the will automatically get reduced to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By tubman
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

I don't believe that is what he's looking for. When you remove a proper intake manifold from an 8BA, there is a straight vertical pipe about 5" long the fits into a hole in the valley and also into a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Eab
Views: 466
Posted By tubman
Re: Eab

That's interesting Ross. I have the original engine out of my July 1, 1951 build date club coupe on a stand in my shop. I'll have to check to see if it has that casting number and no seats. According...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By tubman
Re: 60hp

Back in the '60's I had a '37 "Tin-Side" I was thinking about putting in a snowmobile (back in those days, 20 HP was about the most you could get). Some measuring and weighing put a quick end to that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
gas
Views: 308
Posted By tubman
Re: gas

I've never had a problem with "corn gas" either, but that's probably because I only use it as a last resort. I notice the O/P is from Minnesota. No alcohol premium is very common in this state,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By tubman
Re: Mini Flathead

Most of them look like what they are; custom made miniatures. A couple, especially the Ardun, look very close to the full size versions. All on them are amazing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Eab
Views: 466
Posted By tubman
Re: Eab

What's the possibility that some of them were earlier engines with "EAB" heads? It has been common knowledge for a long time that the "EAB" heads were superior. A lot can happen to an engine in 67...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,372
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

Mainly by the construction. The case is about the smallest that will hold the modern capacitor I am using.

Given the sad state of the currently available commercial condensers, the main purpose...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,372
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

In my experience, it should run fine. The points life may be shortened 10%-20%, which really isn't a problem for most of us the way these cars are used. (BTW, I am assuming here that you were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By tubman
Re: Bad Speedometer cable or...

I thought that looked familiar! Talk about "double-duty" parts!:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,372
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

The '33-'36 condensers are still in field test.

As to the Mallory's (and mine) not fitting into the distributor, you have to realize that these were developed principally for use in after market...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By tubman
Re: AFR tuning

I have the same AFR gauge on my engine test stand. I have found that these engines seem to want to idle richer than they run at cruise. In my experience, what you're seeing is normal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,582
Posted By tubman
Re: Colorado Flathead Rebuilder

I guess patience is a virtue.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,372
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

Stan,

I sent you a PM. Here is the picture I reference in it.

Denny
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By tubman
Re: Bad Speedometer cable or...

You should only have to remove the housing that holds the cable to the back of the speedometer and the cable itself should just pull out. Both ends of the cable are flattened into a square shape and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 578
Posted By tubman
Re: Thanksgiving

Thank you, Kube. I totally agree with you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By tubman
Re: Help identifying points

I agree it's a stock 8BA type distributor. As such, the point gap should be .014-.016" and the timing should be set so the pointer on the front cover is pointing at the dot on the crank pulley at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By tubman
Re: Bad Speedometer cable or...

Mine is a car not a truck, but I was able to remove the cable housing from the back of the speedometer and pull the cable itself out. Once it's out, it's a simple matter to put some solvent on a rag...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By tubman
Re: Bad Speedometer cable or...

The speedometer in my '51 worked well all summer. When the temperatures got down below 40, it started jumping around. I pulled the cable out, cleaned it, and lubed it with the proper lube and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,224
Posted By tubman
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

Well, it looks like that's handled. I think it was Nikola Tesla that said, "Those who say it can't be done should get out of the way of those doing it". (Or something similar).:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By tubman
Re: Temperature

This makes perfect sense to me. Given that, generations of car amatuer car enthusiasts will still consider themselves smarter that the engineers who initially designed the vehicles.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,237
Posted By tubman
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

I have the stock bumper jack in my '51. It appears to never have been used. I hope there's not a good reason for that.
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