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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,146
Posted By vilanar
Re: Cool Clayborne Engine Stand

Thanks Flatheadmurre for additional pics.
Great device...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,146
Posted By vilanar
Re: Cool Clayborne Engine Stand

Ok, one more thing that I have to build..... no chance that I would ever find original one.
Coopman where did you spot those pics ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 683
Posted By vilanar
Re: 52 v8 flathead heater

Maybe it's already covered here but , hot water should go to the lower port of heater core and return hose to upper port . That way heater is always full of coolant and it will blow hot even when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By vilanar
Re: 1950 convertible door glass

Problem solved. Rubber was just like original. I just have to stretch that rubber a LOT , so it got thinner and then slide + pound in the glass . Then release the rubber and it expanded locking the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By vilanar
Re: 1950 convertible door glass

51 Merc-CT
Thanks for response . Vent windows were easy, because of that setting tape , but for Conv.
door glass is surrounded with that SS framing and glass is kept place with dedicated rubber...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By vilanar
1950 convertible door glass

Can you educate me... what is the procedure to install new door glass in the stainless frame of the convertible door.
I have the new rubbers but it seems to be impossible to slide the glass...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,043
Posted By vilanar
Re: Unusual carburation on Flathead V8s

I'm using Edelbrocks new 500 CFM AVS2 4 barrel ,great throttle response and fuel economy.
Did need major tuning with AFR meter thought. Ugly and too modern , but under the hood of 50 Conv and air...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,487
Posted By vilanar
Re: Supercharged Early Fords!

Great article and two great cars! Thank you for posting the link and congrats for such a nice car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By vilanar
Re: How to use PCV valve w Tri Power?

The tube from filter to valve cover on OHV engine is intake side of the PCV system , blow by fumes are sucked through PCV valve straight to intake , usually there is that large tube underneath...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By vilanar
Re: 8BA Basic Cam Issues That're Over My Head

X2 Chevy valves and stock basic circle cam does that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By vilanar
Re: Steering play

Check the idler arm bushing ,it is usually worn out. And usually steering box adjustment is wrong , its little tricky to adjust , but if you get yourself factory shop manual there is right procedure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,916
Posted By vilanar
Re: Radials on a 37. Yes or No??

Sorry, I hate the look of radials in classic cars , but I have ones in my 50 Conv. They are American Classic Bias Look Radials, drives excellent , looks great but expensive and are not available 16...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By vilanar
Re: Anything less than a foot is a dusting.

-22 F and 2 feets of snow here at the Arctic Circle. No ragtop driving in near future ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,829
Posted By vilanar
Re: Bearing clearance

Very informative post. Thank you all that have contributed your knowledge.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,864
Posted By vilanar
Re: K&W block sealer, impressive results, but lasting?

Those big trucks are way cool !!!
Nice shirt ! :cool:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By vilanar
Re: 1949 Ford shocks

x3 for Shoebox Central for all your shoebox needs. Great people.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,505
Posted By vilanar
Re: Flathead V-8 tops 200 MPH Rear engine modified 27 Ford roadster

Wow! Awesome! Congrats Ronnie ! I loved to watch that tach to climb beyond 6k !
Waiting for your next visit to Bonneville.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,660
Posted By vilanar
Re: 50 Ford heater output

When I did get my replacement heater motor , wires coming out of motor were backwards (red - and black +)it did run but not like it should. Flipping the wires solved the thing and
now it blows ok....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By vilanar
Re: Radio noise suppression spark plug wires

Thanks, Bubba ! I love your in depth explanations and your web site contains ton of information...
As side note , my 8BA came with newly installed copper wires and Pertronix , it did last one ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,781
Posted By vilanar
Re: 8BA tooling.

Count me in....very interested
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,439
Posted By vilanar
Re: good use for old 33 axle

Nice thinking ! That is recycling at best. Please show us the product when its finished.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,210
Posted By vilanar
Re: milling iron heads

Angle milling is best , that way transfer and valve area stays more open.
Then turn the head around and go through head bolt holes and straighten the bolt bosses.
And thanks to OlRon for all his...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,989
Posted By vilanar
Re: Vapor Lock Thick Carb/Manifold Gasket?

I did mine out of POM- plastic(polyacetat), it worked out great.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By vilanar
Re: Still here!

Thanks for letting us know you are still working on that . Great !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,650
Posted By vilanar
Re: Shoebox Central's Steering Upgrade Kit?

I too have one on my 50 Convertible. I also did find clearance issue with oil pan , but
nothing major. Biggest problem was that tie rod ends didn't tighten at drag link. The hole was reamed too...
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