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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,435
Posted By bobH
Re: Bring back auto mechanics class

Small world... A long time friend of mine was the one who originally started and set=up the auto shop at Santa Monica High. He and I worked at the same small garage in the 1950's, and he left our...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By bobH
Re: Stock Valve Seat Pressure

I'm nit-pickin again, but we (collectively) seem to consistently mistake 'pressure' for 'force'.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By bobH
Re: Stock Valve Seat Pressure

According to the data published in the Motor Manual, c.1943, for 1935-42 vehicles...
Here are the specs....
1935 through 1942, for all 'regular' V8's. (V860 is different)
Valve closed, 37-40 Lb at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,238
Posted By bobH
Broke down

Rode home on a burro. The truck was giving some trouble, running bad, then died. From reading this forum, I'm guessing condenser or coil. Maybe fuel pump. I've got some spares, a condenser from JC...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,212
Posted By bobH
Re: How rare is a 39 Mercury?

In my opinion, the market is VERY soft. Too many of us old guys dying off, and the younger crowd largely doesn't care. The models that I follow, are heading south. And, when I check on something,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By bobH
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By bobH
Re: Cheap '33 Ford

Sheldon, that looks like my kind of car. I'd be a candidate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By bobH
Re: Swap a 59ab flathead on my 49 shoebox

DD, I tried to mate that adapter to a T5 that I had, and it's an 'almost' fit. The indexing ring was perfect. I would have had to mess with the holes a little, drill one larger, move one, and figure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By bobH
Re: Swap a 59ab flathead on my 49 shoebox

Like already posted, I wouldn't do it either, because of all the 'issues'. But, if he really wanted to go this way, I have the lower adapter shown in DD's post, and I will donate it to this cause....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By bobH
Re: A 1934 Ford Columbia Brochure Found In A Ford Dealership

So, Mike, I'm curious.... When restoring one of your well-acknowledged,
high point, and I might add beautiful and fantastic, 39 or 40's, if it came to you with a Columbia (presumably somehow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By bobH
Re: Second Best Christmas present ever

I think all he means is that the chevy distributor has mech adv, as opposed to what the 8ba distr had. Sure, the chevy distr also has vac adv.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By bobH
Re: 1934? Ballast Resistor - Troubleshooting

Not that this is any answer, however, there are old posts regarding the 'fix' for these old, original, resistors. And, I believe, based on age of the part, and likely corrosion at the ends, this is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,372
Posted By bobH
Re: Replacing rings on 1 piston on 8ba

If you have a broken piston on an engine with that few miles/time, I wouldn't be taking a chance on simply replacing ONE piston/rings. As a minimum, I'd likely pull the other 7, and inspect. Perhaps...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By bobH
Re: Pedal foot pressures

nitpicking.... mixing up pressure and force.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By bobH
Re: Ford F150 transmission for my 34' Tudor

Amusing observation regarding hot rods and street rods. Me thinks it's an age-thing. Gotta be almost as old as me to know or remember what a hot rod is/was.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By bobH
Re: Ford F150 transmission for my 34' Tudor

Might as well put my 'worthless' two cents in.... I'm a jeep-nut in addition to playing with old fords. For years, I had a cj7 with the factory installed T5 (3.31 axles). I can assure anyone, first...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,505
Posted By bobH
Re: 33 Rear Main Leak

Ken, glad you mentioned this. Case in point, one of my '33/34 buddies', had a situation of LARGE amounts of oil coming out the rear. Like a quart in less than 50 miles. The reason... the babbitt had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By bobH
Re: 1935 torque tube

With respect, and in contrast to supereal, my driveshaft guy doesn't make much of a deal of it. He has the big lathe, balancer, and does this all the time. I'm pretty sure there is enough 'straight'...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,113
Posted By bobH
Re: 47 generator rear bushing

I'm still curious about the belt adjustment. As mentioned by Koates/Kevin, the belt adjustment should be quite loose, compared to modern belts/cars. I've made the same mistake, myself, prior to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,113
Posted By bobH
Re: 47 generator rear bushing

Yes, bushings can be changed. Sometimes it's easier to find a swap meet generator that still has a decent end plate. In the past, I've been able to find old generators for 5 bucks, or one time, two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By bobH
Re: '33 tire cover outer band

Hello to southern france. As you might remember, my 33 (identified by David R. as VERY late 33, with some 34 features, and a Canadian built RHD) was originally green.
Since the green on my car did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By bobH
Re: RH drive speedo

I'm puzzled... Over here, just go to a speedo shop, they make whatever you want, any length. Not the same there?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,228
Posted By bobH
Re: advance curves

For whatever it's worth.. I'm another one with 'too much, too fast'. My stock 47/59A/crab gave excessive ping, and I eventually had to replace three pistons due to damage. I understand the reason to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,099
Posted By bobH
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

Bottom line of this discussion... I can no longer build engines. (After 65 years of not attending to these details.)
Great read, by the way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By bobH
Re: Hershey on the West Coast

I'm with Charlie on this. But note... There's Pomona, then there's Pomona on Father's Day weekend. The two are not the same. So, my recommendation is to consider Pomona on Father's Day weekend. For...
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