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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By Admiral
Re: Pressure Sealing A Block

Yes, I've seen this on their website, too, and was curious. Sounds like a great way to make a slightly cracked block usable or to seal up any unrepairable or inaccessible pinholes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,259
Posted By Admiral
Re: BorgWarner Overdrive Questions

Glad I asked these questions, lots of great information in this thread. I like Chain Drive's idea of shutting the ignition off for a second to put it back into direct drive without having to floor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,259
Posted By Admiral
BorgWarner Overdrive Questions

OK, I’ll be installing a BorgWarner overdrive in my ’51 Ford and I’ve got a few quick questions about it. I’ve read both the service manual and the reference book written by Randy Rundle, so I know...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,661
Posted By Admiral
Re: Painted My First Car (well, parts of one!)

That is FUNNY right there!

Nice work on your paint job.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By Admiral
Re: 255 merc engine

Ain't that the truth! Now here's my opinion, LOL!

I'm by no means an expert, but I want as much meat in the cylinder walls as possible. Rust and corrosion plus possible core shift are issues I'd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Admiral
Re: Removing Oil pan on a `39

I'm not certain with the 1939s, but if they're like the '36 Fords, you'll probably have to undo the front motor mounts, disconnect the lower radiator hoses and then jack the engine up a couple inches...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Admiral
Re: Speedometer Cable Length

Interesting... The book doesn't list any other lengths, does it? If not, it would seem OD and non-OD transmissions use use the same cable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Admiral
Speedometer Cable Length

I'm adding an overdrive transmission to my '51 Crestliner. Any idea if the speedometer cable length changes between the standard three-speed gearbox and the overdrive unit? It looks like the port on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Admiral
Re: Cooling system flush

I just ran a couple quarts of Thermocure through my car's cooling system (it's made by Evapo-Rust). I wasn't having overheating issues, but there's always room for improvement with these old V8s. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Admiral
Re: Clutch Recommendation

Ah, thanks for sharing this! It's very valuable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Admiral
Re: Clutch Recommendation

Thanks, guys. Sounds like the stock clutch will work, especially if I get stiffer springs put in. When the time is right, I'll reach out to Fort Wayne Clutch about getting the stock unit reworked.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Admiral
Clutch Recommendation

I'm working on building an engine for my '51 Crestliner. It will have a 4-inch crank, a mild overbore, probably EAB heads for an extra shot of compression and an Isky 1007B camshaft. I will also run...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,858
Posted By Admiral
Re: Vacuum Brake 1932-1948 Ford

Actually, check your local shoe-repair shop. I bought a leather heel pad for a dollar or two and used that. It's about a quarter-inch thick and one was enough to make perhaps 10 vacuum-brake inserts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By Admiral
Re: Stan's 34 Ford

Fascinating stuff! But what's the story here? I'm curious what he was cutting and modifying, oh, and how he put it all back together.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Admiral
Re: It’s a thing of beauty! But now some questions…

I was actually thinking of going with the valves offered by Red's Headers. I like that they have the non-grooved exhaust guides for slightly better heat transfer.

I think I'd like to run valve...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Admiral
Re: It’s a thing of beauty! But now some questions…

Thanks for the feedback, mfirth! Actually, I've got a 1 1/16"-bore Holley rebuilt and ready to run. Glad to hear they work well with this sort of combination. I'm shooting for good drivability, lots...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Admiral
It’s a thing of beauty! But now some questions…

After a month in the clutches of the USPS, my reground Isky 1007B camshaft FINALLY arrived from D&L Automachine (Thanks, Pete1!). Ain’t it pretty? Seriously, it’s almost too nice to use…
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Admiral
Re: Double-Action Fuel/Vacuum Pump

Charlie, do you sell rebuild kits for these double-action pumps or do you recommend purchasing from Daytona parts? Both you and they were SUPER helpful when I ordered a Holley rebuild kit recently. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Admiral
Double-Action Fuel/Vacuum Pump

Any idea where I can buy a quality rebuild kit for a double-action fuel/vacuum pump? I don't know much about the unit I have, which came on a core engine I purchased. The pump was made by AC Delco...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Admiral
Re: What to look for in an oil pump

Thanks, guys! I think I'll button this pump back up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Admiral
What to look for in an oil pump

I’ve got a 1952 or ’53 block at the machine shop getting checked out. It seems like a pretty primo flathead. It turned over, has no cylinder ridges and zero sludge inside. I’ve partially disassembled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,921
Posted By Admiral
Re: Drive shaft lock pin

This is a BRILLIANT idea. Really clever!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,193
Posted By Admiral
Re: Help Me -before I go mad

I've had similar issues in the past with a crab-style distributor. One time there was electrical arcing through a bad reproduction cap. This was an easy fix, just replace the cap. Another time I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Admiral
Re: 1936 Standard Interior

As far as I know, no, they did not. The dashboard and door moldings on standard models were painted a charcoal color, Benton Gray Metallic, if I remember correctly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By Admiral
Engine Firing Orders

I thought you guys might get a kick out of this. There's a guy on YouTube that posts videos demonstrating various engine firing orders. With flashing lights and some speakers, he simulates what...
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