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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Brian
Re: Ballast resistor

Try cleaning all nuts and terminals both sides of the resistor. They get dirty/corroded and can cause problems.
And those mounting screws go right through to the engine side of the firewall, where...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Brian
Re: brake problem

Actually, I haven't been sitting still; just been doing other things [Ford V8 flattie related] for other people. Having a break [brake lol] from this little dilemma. I have had quite a few fellows...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By Brian
Re: Don Orosco,RIP

I am truly saddened to hear this news. I spoke with him on the phone once and found him to be most friendly and helpful. Don was responsible for reproducing to very high standards so many oh so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Brian
Re: Ford flathead V8 i.d. please type ☆B18F☆

Standard Ford practice was to stamp engine number on the transmission case. I have seen 37 style 21 stud engines with numbers stamped similar to yours. I actually thought such engines were WW2...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Brian
Re: A California Survivor - California Cabriolet V-8

I see the S is RHD..when did the US go to left hook?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Brian
Re: Ford flathead V8 i.d. please type ☆B18F☆

I believe the 'F' to refer to the vehicle being RHD
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Brian
Re: brake problem

Brake drums not cracked, they are nos
Residual valves? Why? isn't the residual valve built into the m/c? And, having the remote reservoir mounted up on the firewall actually adds a slight 'head'....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Brian
Re: brake problem

Using 39 pedal assembly, and yes, I have a bit of free travel before pushrod contacts end of m/c piston
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Brian
brake problem

I've been converting my 35 to Bendix style brakes. I cannot get a pedal....
I am convinced the RH front wheel cylinder is bad.
Long story, but I'll try to give all relevant details to enable you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Brian
Re: Unshielded wires

Yeah, those EMF's are powerful...I asked a sparkie at work to help me diagnose some issue I was having with my 35. He approached it whilst engine was merely idling and 'blew' his flash Fluke meter....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Brian
Re: Which is the thrid brush ???

I ran a 3 brush generator for years on my daily driven 35. Man that was an exceptional generator....wish I still had it. It would push more than 30 amps; push the ammeter needle off the scale, but I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Brian
Re: Which is the thrid brush ???

Standing on your drivers side, ie, the LH side of car, slip the cover band back. The upper brush you can see is the moveable third brush
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 397
Posted By Brian
Re: oil pan modification

Early oil pans had a smaller drain bung. Somewhere in one of my oilpans, the large drain plug has been drilled and tapped to suit the smaller bung. Easy solution for you would be to modify your drain...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,576
Posted By Brian
Re: Would You Use it?

I seem to recall a service bulletin which describes how to enlarge those centre holes in particular heads.I think it pertains to the heads like pictured in post #23.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,830
Posted By Brian
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

I also built a French flathead with a steel crank. It was however, 3 3/4 stroke. Are the French 4" stroke cranks steel?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Brian
Re: 36 Ford shifter question.

Undoing the 6 bolts and removing the entire top will give you more room. You can remove your 'threaded cup' and lift the lever up and out...if you do that, be careful not to drop the pin into the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,830
Posted By Brian
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

"Pete" - I see you are in Washington state. The only other person who has seen one is "Brian", from New Zealand. Perhaps these are Canadian made?



The one I used I bought off of eBay. I no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,830
Posted By Brian
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

I dunno; I built a stroker with a genuine Merc crankshaft that was definitely made of steel. Apparent when drilling the counterweights during the balancing process; iron does not have swarf that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By Brian
Re: 36 LB. temp ranges, thermostats?

A peculiarity of 35-36 engines is that at high flow rates, the cylinder head mounted pumps tend to push coolant up and outta the overflow. Fitting thermostats in the top hoses can slow this down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Brian
Re: 1934 V8 slipped timing gear

Yes, I once encountered that....now on all my builds I 'scotch key' the gear in place to prevent it happening. To fit a scotch key, drill and tap a hole somewhere around the seam where the two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Brian
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Brian
Re: Door Hinge repair

Good on you! A lot of work- needs to be done, and sounds like you've done it well. Satisfying isn't it? the final product...especially when you're putting your own 'energy' into it- not paying...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,350
Posted By Brian
Re: Delivery problem for parts

What are you guys whinging about? I purchased an item off of James at Gotham City [New York], which he posted USPS on 1 April [fools day?]. Tracking shows it is still sitting in Jamaica NY...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,071
Posted By Brian
Re: 33 Harsh noise

Good one, those early motors don't like 11A advance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Brian
Re: Driveshaft spline wear

I think your idea is sound....you're lucky, normally it's the pinion end of the coupler and pinion splines that wear; a harder fix. Keep it all aligned when you weld it; set it up in a lathe .
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