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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 707
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Batter Tender

I'm not comfortable using a tender, so I make sure long term idle batteries are dis-connected, fully charged and then voltage-checked every month or so. I'll then re-charge at a 2 amp rate if needed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,841
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

The original post was about always carrying a gas can in the trunk "in case" of an emergency, not temporarily "during" an emergency or when needed. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 32' Front Brake Lines

Yes, or use/enlarge one already there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,841
Posted By V8 Bob
Smile Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

Carrying a can of gas in the trunk would scare me! Add, or improve your gas gauge so you can trust it, but NO spare gas can in the trunk, unless it's an empty "show" can. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 32' Front Brake Lines

I would (and have) just gone through the frame, instead of under it. Cleaner looks and better protection.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Some Questions........

Brake lines should always be routed out of harms way as much as possible, and while you did a very neat job with the plumbing, the rear lines in front of the axle are vulnerable to road trash,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Filmed at the Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum

Our car club visited the museum last month and were very impressed with the expansion and additional cars since the last time we were there. :cool:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Flywheel inspection cover

The left picture below is a '52-'53 Ford/Merc full cast iron bell housing with the starter plate and lower inspection cover. The second picture shows a '51 Mercury full cast bell with the same lower...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: My Broken 41 pickup Pt3: The repair. Or not. VIDEO

Mart, good job on the repairs and video work. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 52 Ford flathead fuel pump push rod

The 8BA push rod is 3-piece, and the longer end goes into the block.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Flywheel inspection cover

I don't have any spares, but all full cast iron '51-'53 Merc and '52-'53 Ford car bells use the same starter plates and lower inspection covers, which may make it easier to locate one. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Lifting a 8ba engine

The best method I've found is using 3/8" flat stock on the front and rear exhaust ports along with an equalizer. This eliminates using bell housing, head and intake bolts, water pumps etc. The only...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: '39 Ford Master Cylinder Adjustment

An important point that hasn't been addressed is to make sure the pedal has it's own return spring that can fully return the pedal. This will allow minimum push rod-to-master cylinder clearance (I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Distributor Ford 8 BA Engine 1950

^^^ The '49-'51 shop manuals are also available original and reprints.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Dual 94's?

As estout81 stated, the Edelbrock regular dual will allow a stock generator. The main purpose of the "regular dual" design was to allow the stock generator location, so curious why Speedway's does...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,594
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: A Dennis Carpenter Complaint??

Much better to try and resolve an issue first before you bring attention to it on the internet. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Name that bellhousing

The '51 Merc 4-bolt transmissions are exactly the same as the newer/improved '51 Fords, except for the shift arms. I guess it was cheaper/easier to design and build a one-year-only 4-bolt bell for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 8BA stuff

Posting pictures, and a location other than YEP would sure be helpful.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Are the front seats from a 40 Tudor and Coupe the same?

Two coupe seats were available. Business coupes (with the rear jump seats) used the same basic split back seat as a 2-door sedan, while the 5 window used a one piece seat back that flipped flip up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Flywheel / Clutch Tips 8BA

There are OE production diaphragm plates that have the same common bolt circle as the Merc B&B. Just match the finger height and T/O bearing OD (straight or bent finger Diaphragm).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Oil Detergent - Rislone ZDDP

The best advice I've learned about engine oil is if you think you need an additive, you're using the wrong oil! :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 8BA oil direction

Agree^^^ If you want to use plain black hose, use high quality socketless (push-lock) #8 hose and fittings, like those from Aeroquip, that I use.)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Name that bellhousing

I think "later" '51 Merc may be more accurate, as I have never seen first hand or any pictures of 1951 Mercury bells, other than the full cast iron version; never the stamped steel 1/2 bell round...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Name that bellhousing

The regular production full cast iron '51 Mercury bell is the one with the early ('40-'48 T/O bearing shaft) and fork. This bell, and '52-'53 Ford and Mercury full cast car bells all use the same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 1953 f-100 ,disc brakes

While the above statement is true for some vehicles, many Fords used the same M/C bore diameter, power and non-power, on the same vehicle. The pedal ratio is normally different, power vs non-power. ...
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