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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By tubman
Re: 1951 f1 coolant leaking at top pipe

If you go to all that effort, you should probably do the "vinegar" trick and then backflush it a couple of times to get the cooling system as clean as possible before you change the hoses.

Welcome...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By tubman
Re: 1951 f1 coolant leaking at top pipe

I would replace ALL of the hoses on that truck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By tubman
Re: Best stock 8BA camshaft

I have an 8CM cam in my '51 Ford. The new engine I put in performs much better than the previous one did, but it has better heads, better carburetion, and better ignition, plus the old one was a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By tubman
Re: Offenhauser 400 Heads Value

If possible, use an actual thread chaser, not a tap.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By tubman
Re: 39 trans

I know this goes against everything ever said here, but when I had my '36 3-window with the 276" Mercury with all of the go fast goodies, I purposely ran shortened axle keys and didn't torque the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By tubman
Re: Another gear ratios question

I have 3.55's in my '51 (no overdrive). I had no problem cruising at 60-65 with the somewhat tired original engine. With the new 255 Merc, a 70 mph cruise is easy, except in heavy traffic. This is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By tubman
Re: Offenhauser 400 Heads Value

When I was a kid, we wouldn't hesitate running those (as long as the pistons didn't hit the dome). These days, I'm a little more selective, but I don't think those are a deal breaker.

Measure and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 680
Posted By tubman
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

Driving with your lights on during the day is a modern day phenomena. When these cars were new, no one did it, as the electrical systems weren't designed for it. If it's important to you, you may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,819
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

I'm CST, so that means I will call at 12 noon my time,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,819
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) 11-26-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 775
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) 11-26-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
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) 11-26-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 775
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) 11-26-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Eab
Views: 614
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) 11-26-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
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) 11-26-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
gas
Views: 382
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) 11-26-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
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: 17
Eab
Views: 614
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: 38
Views: 1,819
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: 38
Views: 1,819
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: 408
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: 38
Views: 1,819
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: 634
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: 2,615
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: 38
Views: 1,819
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

Stan,

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

Denny
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