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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By big job
Re: 59A Starting issue

What kind of coil? a beer can coil does not require a resistor. Just for kicks put a
jumper wire coil to battery and try that. It should be running as fast as you hit the
start button. mine does...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By big job
Re: Viscosity VS Pressure

I agree with Tubman. I have no clue who started the myth of that kind of oil pressure
causes damage, seems to be a modern myth. When flatheads of all makes ruled the
road that 60# pressure said...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By big job
Re: '40 Gas, Oil pressure Gauges

Correct me; I haven't yet heard of a 40# sender or oil pump? It has always been
a 50# or 80# sender= look at your oil gauge if it has 30 in the middle its 80# If its a

lower number which I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By big job
Re: Rims and seat information 1953 F250

first year for tubeless was 1956 so do a search for F250-350 rims. Seats all F100 to
F900 are the same. And then I have a F900 with a early 1970s black seat looks fine to
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By big job
Re: Coil Resistor Smoking Hot

Answer In my lifetime always wondered about that. I am sure its a Ford thing "coil wise". NO body at that time had a inline resistor only ford products, until 12 volts came in to play which is not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By big job
Re: Wiring my new alternator

I was going to say to use the armature wire for the alt. output but didn't want to confuse you. I added a out put wire (alt to Batt terminal) only if this alt quits I put
back the generator with no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By big job
Re: Wiring my new alternator

All I did was run a 10 gauge wire from alternator output to the "BAT" terminal on the
regulator on top of the 'battery' wire thats already there. This way everything is the
same as was with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By big job
Re: Remove oil pan 1940 ford coupe

Kube is right; way faster to remove engine whats to loose a rainy weekend? Then you can clean things up give it a paint job and drive off Sunday :
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,432
Posted By big job
Re: 49 ford clutch chatter

balanced between precision ball bearing centers..on the lathe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,432
Posted By big job
Re: 49 ford clutch chatter

The theory of chatter: the enemy grease oil which being all new parts I say thats out.
Clutch chatter is much like a warped brake rotor like a clutch disk - it grabs runs free grabs over and over,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,631
Posted By big job
Re: Joes antique auto parts

Joe's got my vote.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,999
Posted By big job
Re: Vacuum reading

exactly as my 46 runs
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-04-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By big job
Re: Radiator woes

Throw that flex fan in the trash get the original fan........
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By big job
Re: Rod bearing help

I have been there on this one. The .030 rod journal bearings are out there but the
.010 on the rod is the question. I wasted more time searching for this kind of combination not much luck. This...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-30-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By big job
Re: Fire extinguisher

Just be a trucker not toy trucks. You must have fire extinguisher, road flares, and chock blocks for starters. So it won't hurt to stuff one under your seat: because one day I simply went to Napa...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-30-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By big job
Re: what's it worth

back to basics: We were taught back in science class, You as a human is only worth a $1.98. I have a hard time with a lets nice turn key for 7-8-9 grand, but the same person does not flinch for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,697
Posted By big job
Re: New Flathead “Steaming” Exhaust

Just my thoughts: smoke: black running rich blue Oil white with out loosing coolant very normal here. New or the old, clouds of white and dripping water. I see my kids
going to work and clouds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By big job
Re: My 46 truck hates RPM

up swing in door contact shockings ? whats that mean? I say its point float or lazy valve float, or low carburetor float level....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,411
Posted By big job
Re: Thermostats, To Use or Not to Use

I agree with 51Merc.. This is a topic like the good and the bad. My brain was pounded to see the temp. gauge in the middle '179- 180' and then Model T's like around almost boiling thats its nature. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,506
Posted By big job
Re: Let's start a junkyard fuel injection discussion

My thought bottom line: Think I'll take a ride for some milk in my 23 touring. Well come out of driveway and WHOOHO a 23 touring car across the street gas station getting a inspection sticker I turn...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,085
Posted By big job
Re: Driving season is coming soon (I hope)

cold or snow sand and salt Its called spray the thing with fuel oil .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,588
Posted By big job
Re: My first dumb question

I agree take out the Ford and replace it with a 337 OK......lol
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By big job
Re: 1985 ford AOD trans.

stay with the cable and go to Lockar site they have the cable mounts for the Rorchester.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By big job
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

Just my thoughts they did not need it when new so why now? The old rule do not fill a

model T to the top or you get it in your face when it gets to temperature and thats almost boiling....but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,660
Posted By big job
Re: Electric steering

I can not find any unit that is 6 volts??? or I would buy one.....
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