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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,202
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: Help Me Repair My Mallopry Unilite Ignition Module, Please.

Personally, even as a retired electronic engineer, I would not bother with a repair. These units are available from numerous sources like Summit racing for about $60.00. I have used these units in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By hotrodcbx
Source for Potvin 3/8?

Who sells Potvin super 3/8 cams and good quality adj. lifters????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,978
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: More techno info from Canada

I wouldn't trust anything automotive that is made in Canada. Go for the MSD 6, a proven reliable unit which is fully backed by the company.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: Oil pump shaft

The pump is a genuine melling stamped M15. I have had it a while but it is new. This sheered off drive shaft is a mystery. I see no other reason than metal failure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By hotrodcbx
Oil pump shaft

I did a mild rebuild on my 8ba. Nothing too in depth as the engine looked in excellent shape. I also installed a new Melling m15 high volume oil pump. The engine has been run for 2 hours and showed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: Head Studs

And, what cylinder heads are you using??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,862
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: Car weight

My '34 3 window coupe, full fender all steel with supercharged 284" flatty weighs in at 2880 lb on the road with gas and no driver. The car has 150 lb more weight on the rear.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: '34 ford lower rad hose (Macs)

Thanks for the info, I have not heard of vanpelts but will give them a try...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By hotrodcbx
'34 ford lower rad hose (Macs)

I put an order into Macs today for a lower rad hose for a '34 (pn 21a-8286) and was told these hoses are no longer in production. It should be a common hose as it fits many years. Any suggestions for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: Rad hose for 8BA in a 1933 Question

It was a problem getting the engine pulley to clear the stock front cross member, the dist. was OK. The front engine mounts were raised about 2". I had the engine pulley's front groove machined off...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By hotrodcbx
Rad hose for 8BA in a 1933 Question

I have installed a 8BA with stock heads in my 33 roadster with a stock rad. What upper rad hoses do I need? The thermo housings are 1 3/4" outlets but the rad has 2 1/4" outlets.. It would also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By hotrodcbx
33' Grill question

Morning Barners.. On a 1933 Ford does the triangular air deflector at the bottom of the grill go INSIDE the grill frame or is it mounted on the outside of the grill frame.. Thanks in advance ... Doug
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By hotrodcbx
Headlight bolt size

I am in Florida escaping the wrath of winter and need to know the dia. and thread size on the hollow headlight bolt for a 1934 Ford. I want to order a die to retap the threads and forgot to measure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,102
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: Ignition requirements

This is what works for me, and still working well at 25,000 miles. My steel 34 coupe with a 296" Mark Kirby built flathead has the following specs. The engine: 296", full port and relieve, .050 over...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,951
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: Potvin 3/8 cam ?

I have this cam in my 296" blown flathead running about 5 lbs boost. It pulls like a freight train from idle on up and I run this engine to 6000 rpm on occasion. Not sure about this cam on a unblown...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By hotrodcbx
Thermosat size

Hi Barners. I have aeroquip braided lines on my early flathead with an ID of about 1 1/4 inch. Is there a thermostat that I can insert into the hose that will fit this ID or one that I can cut down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,510
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: Adjustable lifters keep backing off - what do u do?

I have a blown 286" flathead with a Potvin super 3/4 cam. I bought adjustable lifters from flathead Jack (not a memorable experience) which were produced in Australia. I now have 25,000 miles on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: Spark plugs

I didn't want to admit it, but after seeing Tubmans response to using Mercury surface gap plugs, I too have to admit doing the same thing. The plugs were spares out of a 2000 Mercury 90HP two stroke....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,295
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: Beautiful V8 Pilot for sale on NZ Trade Me

That Pilot is one of the prettiest cars ever. Never heard of it before.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By hotrodcbx
'33 & '34 rad differences

I am installing a '34 rad in my '33. I had to fabricate hood latch attachment brackets to fit on the sides of the '34 rad, otherwise it fit great until I put on the rad cap and saw it was sitting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,715
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: blower motor cam recommendation

My '34 coupe has a 296" 3/4 Potvin cam with SS Chev valves. I am running a B&M 144 blower at 5psi. MSD ignition with boost retard. This engine was built by Mark at Motor City Flathead in 1998. It now...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By hotrodcbx
8BA rebuild lettering??

I have picked up a barn find 8BA for a bigger bargain than I ever expected. Upon disassembly I found the engine to be perfect with very few miles. I think this was a Ford rebuild from back in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,642
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: Preparing to install Glove Box Radio

Thanks for the info regarding the two radio screws, I havn't drilled the faceplate out. The two slots you referred to I assume would be for the steering column drop for left and right mounted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: 1934 Gauge restoration

According to my '33 -'34 restoration manual their was no consistency on the shade of yellow, they all varied slightly. I have a number of speedos, gas and amp gauges from 33 and 34 cars and they all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,642
Posted By hotrodcbx
Re: Preparing to install Glove Box Radio

I am currently installing a glove box radio in my '33 roadster. This is what I have learned so far.

1/ There is a "S" shaped bracket that attaches to the bracket mounted on the radio. This...
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