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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,599
Posted By tubman
Re: What is the price of a rebuilt flathead??

I had heard that the reproduction heads had several improvements over the originals that made them an overall better setup. Id this not true?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,377
Posted By tubman
Re: 215 85 16s

Hell, on long trips, my little brother used to take a nap in the package tray in dad's Oldsmobile. Talk about a potential projectile. Things have really changed; think about it, when you were a kid,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By tubman
Re: Still Amazing how things happen

Congratulations! Sometimes things just work out right. About 20 years ago, I broke a stock exhaust rocker arm on the Engle roller cam in the Hemi in my dirt modified. The very next weekend at a swap...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By tubman
Re: 1947 clock not working

Probably; I would imagine that a properly-sized resistor would have to be used. I'm just guessing on this, but if you are interested, I could ask my partner who is an EE and knows about such stuff....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 817
Posted By tubman
Re: New products thread??

Boy, I can totally identify with the concept of labor pushing the cost through the roof on small runs!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,186
Posted By tubman
Re: oil pump

Yes, please try to let us know what you find. I used a "Speedway" oil pump on the last engine I did. Upon initial fire-up, the oil pressure was quite a bit lower than I was used to, so (after some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By tubman
Re: 1947 clock not working

Might not be the same, but mine (electric-wind) had two wires going to it. One without a fuse for the light; another with an inline fuse for power.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 817
Posted By tubman
Re: New products thread??

I am all for this. As most (?) of you know, I am offering my updated "Trash Can" condensers and a 6V tachometer driver. I try to get the information out, but every time I sell one, the buyer asks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By tubman
Re: 1947 clock not working

I have an electric-wind clock in my '51 Ford which was not working. I took to a local clock repairman who had fixed my Grandfather clock for me a couple of years previously. He inspected it and found...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 714
Posted By tubman
Re: Batter Tender

My cars are in northern Minnesota and I go to Florida for the winter. I hate to leave them completely unattended all winter in an unheated building, so I have battery tenders on all of them. I too,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By tubman
Re: White wall care

We always used something called "Westley's Bleche White". I just looked and see it's now "Black Magic Bleche White", which it wasn't back in the day. It's probably like a lot of things, a shadow of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,081
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA compression issues

Good luck. I find one of the most gratifying parts of this hobby is the initial start-up of a new (or revived long-slumbering) engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By tubman
Re: Data plate silk screening

The guy that bead blasted my '48 Seagrave Fire Engine damaged the cloisonne' Seagrave emblem on the Grille. I had it restored and theY did a good job but it was over $400.

It was just like this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 367
Posted By tubman
Re: 50 Car Steering Idler Arm?

Which car and oil pan combinations wil or will not work seems to be pretty well covered on the part listing on their web site.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By tubman
Re: Engine Made in the Stand

Now that I think about it, doesn't the Merc plate have a reinforcing bracket with three bolt holes in it that goes to the oil pan? Other than that, are they functionally the same?

I ask because I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 367
Posted By tubman
Re: 50 Car Steering Idler Arm?

I looked at the steering upgrade kit on the Shoebox Central sit e and was disappointed to see that there were no reviews. That being said, my '51 has been well maintained since new, and I have never...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,081
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA compression issues

I have a '51 Ford with a 255" Mercury and Edmunds heads, which should be as hard, if not harder, to spin over that your engine. An Optima spins it over just fine. Before resorting to a 12 volt jump,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By tubman
Re: Engine Made in the Stand

"V8COOPMAN" - Do you know if the cast iron and stamped steel bellhousings use the same starter plate?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,105
Posted By tubman
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Thanks for getting back to us Ted. It's good to have some information for benchmarks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By tubman
Re: Gas and ways to seal

Assuming you are referring to a 94 type carb, have you tried replacing the ferrule? They sometimes get damaged. Very rarely, the entire line needs to be replaced.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By tubman
Re: Carb. question

Which carburetor are you running as the primary (or only)?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By tubman
Re: Carb. question

I would be interested in what intake manifold you are running. Hopefully it's not a "Super".:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By tubman
Re: how many cfm for two carb flathead??

You think you were "stupid ass kids"; hell, you were amateurs. I had a friend with a good running 2 barrel 265 in a '55 Bel Aire hardtop. We stumbled across a 6-2 setup and installed it , expecting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 Pickup

You're welcome!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By tubman
Re: Painting Copper Brake Lines

I'm no metallurgist, but I believe the addition of the nickel to the alloy changes everything. One of the major advantages of NiCopp is it's resistance to corrosion. I don't believe it has much in...
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