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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By 37 truck
Re: Clylinder head clearance

I checked the old head gaskets that came off my engine, and they measure between .04" to .05". I don't know if they rebound some when torque is released. That gives me about .07" over pistons...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By 37 truck
Clylinder head clearance

I thought I should check clearance of my cylinder heads to valves and pistons. I remember Ol Ron suggested using aluminum foil balls stuck on with grease. I have Edelbrock 1126 heads, and checked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By 37 truck
Head gaskets

I am installing new Best 511 copper sandwich head gaskets in conjunction with Edelbrock block letter heads. Is there an up or down side to the gaskets? The copper rolls over around the cylinder and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By 37 truck
Re: split pins usage

Spring pin, SOME CALL THEM ROLLED PINS
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By 37 truck
Sand washers for head studs

I bought an ARP head stud kit for my flathead, and read somewhere that you should sand the washers prior to installation. Anyone have insight on this? The washers seem to have a cross hatch from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By 37 truck
Re: Water pump replace

I got my bolts out with a socket that has steel pins inside if it, it fits around what is left of the bolt head and bites in as you twist the socket wrench. Got it at Ace hardware.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By 37 truck
Re: '37 Model 77 under bed wood risers

You should check out Bruce Horkey, www.horkeyswoodandparts.com , They have strips in many lengths, good guy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By 37 truck
Re: '37 Model 77 under bed wood risers

My wood rails appear to be maple, at least a dense closed cell wood, not oak or ash. They appear laminated, but I don't know about dowels, definitely not bolted. The wood deck has metal strips...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By 37 truck
fuel tank float question

What direction does the float arm go in the fuel tank? 1937 pickup. Sorry for the stupid question.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By 37 truck
Re: Priming engine with oil

Thanks for your reply's, sense we are on the subject of oil, what is everyone using as a break-in oil these days?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By 37 truck
Priming engine with oil

I had my flathead rebuilt about five years ago, and finally am getting close to starting it. I want to prime the engine with oil before starting. Everything was well coated with assembly lube, The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By 37 truck
Adding an electric fuel pump

I am in the process of adding an electric fuel pump (carter low pressure) that I plan to mount to the rear cross member, low in front of the tank. This is on a 1937 pickup. I will add a filter before...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By 37 truck
Re: 35-37 ford pickup question

I think the 35 had removeable trim on the inside of doors and 36 and 37 had the trim as a connected part. Early had rubber bumpers at door glass, later had felt sweeps. Some had two metal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By 37 truck
Re: Installing Head studs

Thanks for the replies, I think the ARP studs sound like the way to go. ARP 151-4101 head stud kit, 1938-48 Ford Flathead for Edelbrock heads. Speedway wants $517.99 for this set, free shipping, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By 37 truck
Installing Head studs

I have a 1940 flathead that I am putting Edelbrock block letter aluminum heads on. I have a set of new studs from Speedway that are Offenhauser brand. Do you install them all the way down to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By 37 truck
Re: Fuel injection

I thought that this might be a solution for those seeking drivability with a stock (sort Of) appearance. I thought Old Ron worked with the GM throttle body, but it doesn't look at all original. Being...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By 37 truck
Fuel injection

Has anyone tried the Autotrend EFI 97? looks like classic appearance with modern drivability. Would appreciate feed back before making the plunge. The performance is suppose to be better as well....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,746
Posted By 37 truck
Re: Banjo steering wheels

Lime works makes a horn wire conversion for their after market banjo wheels, it allows a horn button in the wheel with a wire and contact that comes out of the column where you want, say under the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,040
Posted By 37 truck
Re: Blew The Rear End In My '40 coupe

Speedway motors has one, part number 919107E, 1935-48 Ford
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By 37 truck
Re: Found some old tools

I'll get some pictures soon, The top tool is a Sunnen model A Ford lifter compressor, the second one is a Snap-on S-9051, don't know the application. Anyone have any old tools laying around they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By 37 truck
Re: Found some old tools

I'll see about a few other angles. Here is another tool.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By 37 truck
Found some old tools

Anyone recognize what these old tools are for/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By 37 truck
Re: 1939 Pickup windshield frame repair

I would drill a hole in the broken square piece, tap it to say 10/24 and use a slide hammer to remove it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By 37 truck
Re: 1939 Pickup windshield frame repair

You can buy 5/16 key way, and it works just fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,428
Posted By 37 truck
Re: Front spring clamp confusion

Your right, I overstated the thickness. A short piece of Spring under the clamp might be better than washers.
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