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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,538
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: I did not know that......

I ordered a MA9 cap and MA7 rotor late yesterday from Napaonline. I also received an email this morning that my order has shipped. I have a 1961 Napa Echlin catalog with automobiles, trucks, ag &...
Forum: Early V8 11-25-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By Chris Marshall
WTB: Nice covered set of 33/34 running boards

Looking for a nice set of running boards for a 34 coupe project. Nice original or good reproduction are both acceptable, however they need to be vulcanized. Not interested in replacement covers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: Stroker Pistons from back in the day

Another interesting Elgin. 3 7/16 X 3/16LC. I actually still have the block this was run in. In accordance with popular folklore, the block is a 99 factory relieved Merc block. Not much head...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: Stroker Pistons from back in the day

Here's an Elgin. Common 3 3/8 X 3/16LC.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: Stroker Pistons from back in the day

Here's an early Jahns. 1/8LC. Very bulky/heavy piston.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: Stroker Pistons from back in the day

I have a 3 3/8 X 4 1/8 stroker kit sold by C-T Automotive in southern California in 1965. I don't see any name or identifier on the pistons. Apparently made for C-T, but by whom?

I also have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: '40 coupe trunk handle lock

Appreciate the quick responses. I like the idea of grinding down a key to leave in the lock. The NOS lock cylinder came with two keys so will likely go that direction.

Thanks!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Chris Marshall
'40 coupe trunk handle lock

I have what is likely an ignorant question on operation of the '40 coupe trunk handle lock. When I purchased my car the trunk was unlocked and handle worked fine. I tried a key that came with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,855
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: 1949 Ford State Police car

Here's one that I have. Compare this to the "normal" generator just to the right. Was off a later engine with the narrow belts. I also have the mount for it. If anyone is interested in it, you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,604
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: new engine start-up problems

Here's a long shot. A malfunctioning tach can cause all kinds of odd ignition issues. Disconnect the tach and give it a try.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: Cleaning an early aluminum intake

I expect this has long been outlawed by the EPA, but in the late 80's this Ks boy found himself working and living in the SoCal high desert. Purchased an off topic 67 Merc ex sheriff's car with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: Clay Smith M3

Thanks for the info flatjack9
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Chris Marshall
Clay Smith M3

Anyone happen to have specs for a Clay Smith M3 cam for a V860? I've had one for years but never run across the actual specs on it.

Thanks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: 1932 Ford "Commercial" Rad Cap?

I have two '32 commercial radiator caps (at least I believe both are authentic). Both are 3 1/2" OD and 3" ID where it fits over the radiator neck and appear to match the drawing David posted. One...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,867
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: Mallory sbc to 8BA 4 lobe cam issues

Here's photos of the Magspark and Voltmaster coils I have. Mine is not nearly as clean as the one solidaxle shows. The primary connection tabs have a very distinct "P" and "R" stamped in them. Do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: 1939 Ford flathead 59AB help

I believe Mart has it correct. The early flatheads (pre 59) that used the slinger for oil control on the rear main had the tube in the main cap for oil return. The tube was no longer used from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,867
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: Mallory sbc to 8BA 4 lobe cam issues

This post has been a great learning experience. Not having any early Mallory documentation I've been going by trial and error.

I have an early Mallory Magspark coil and could never figure out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: Removing bonded brake linings.

I just did this. The torch is definitely your friend. Heat the shoe first and then heat the lining itself. Some came right off, but others were extremely stubborn. Heat, scrape, reheat, scrape...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,545
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: Seized 59AB Engine - Solutions

As most have said, you may not be able to save much here. However - that appears to be a 59Y block. Per Rumbleseat's files this was usually industrial, factory relieved, and possibly harder/tougher...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: '32 front wheel bearing spacer

The spacer had been spinning on the spindle and machining itself down. Hence the ever increasing looseness in the wheel. Luckily there doesn't appear to be any damage to the spindle. This appears...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Chris Marshall
'32 front wheel bearing spacer

Thought I'd share my recent experience with wheel bearing spacers. My '32 roadster has original spindles with '40 hubs/drums. It has the requisite spacer on the spindle for the inner bearing. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: 34 ford front spring

I used this front spring in my '32 roadster. Traditional, no sliders. Disassemble, use SlipPlate (graphite paint) between the leaves, then paint. Works great. I'm not sure if he's still selling...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: stromberg 97

In the FWIW category, Carter also sold a replacement for both the 97 and the 94. Here's a NOS version of it. Instruction sheet states for 1934-1955 Ford V8. It also mentions "vacuum spark line".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: stromberg 97

Hope these photos can be read. Essentially the instruction sheet states "attach vacuum spark line (7)". Number 7 is the port on the carb. The instructions also have statements specifically calling...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By Chris Marshall
Re: stromberg 97

I'll try to get a better/closeup photo of the instructions tomorrow. It would be interesting to see the internal differences between this carb and a "normal" 97.
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