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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By tubman
Re: AOD to flathead

I think I have heard about more 3.73's in non-OD shoeboxes than 3.55's. It's probably a regional thing; hills and mountains or flatlands. My car which, I absolutely know was original, was made in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By tubman
Re: Don Orosco,RIP

This is terrible news. I know he was active to the end, because he bought a couple of condensers in March. Four 81's and two "Trash Cans"? I can get a pretty good idea if what he was putting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By tubman
Re: 34,000 mile 1946 Ford Truck for upcoming TV episode

About the mileage shown. Remember, the odometers in these trucks were only 5 digits.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 142
Posted By tubman
Re: Throwout bearing replacement

I'm sure I did, but it was a couple of years ago so I don't remember exactly. It had to be pretty simple, because if it would have been difficult to any degree, I'm sure I'd remember what I did. One...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 70
Posted By tubman
Re: Voltage Regulator Replacement

I can't speak to the problems using a 40 amp regulator in a circuit intended for 30 amps, but can attest to the fact that the quality of current replacements has slipped badly over the years. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 142
Posted By tubman
Re: Throwout bearing replacement

I have done it a couple of times just using my bench vise. Never had a problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By tubman
Re: AOD to flathead

I believe "shoeboxes" with O/D had 4.11's, while non-O/D cars had 3.55's. My '51 (which came without O/D) is 3.55. I think Fordamatics got 3.23's. I believe "chunks" from up to '55-'56 can be used,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By tubman
Re: Honing wheel & Master Cylinder

I was always taught to use only brake fluid as well. The "cutting oil" suggestion sounds wrong to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By tubman
Re: 226 H parts suppliers

And don't forget Fred at South Side Obsolete; he seems to have a bit of everything!:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By tubman
Re: 34,000 mile 1946 Ford Truck for upcoming TV episode

Check out the homemade brace on the left rear fender. It's not the first time I've seen one of those.

Solid truck though, except I have to say, it had to be a rough 34,000 miles.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,590
Posted By tubman
Re: Help Me -before I go mad

Karl - Please don't go to that length.:eek: You may be on to something with the "gunge in the tank" theory. I had exactly that problem with a '36 I bought about 30 years ago. Until I was able to get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By tubman
Re: Steering wheel paint color

It would be nice to know the year. '51 wheels are quite a bit different than '49-'50.

Probably the earlier one, though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 627
Posted By tubman
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

That's a great picture Mr. Coopman; shows it perfectly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By tubman
Re: radiator hoses

You should probably know that "Mac's Auto Parts" (formerly of Lockport, NY and now operating under the umbrella of Ecklers Corvette Parts in Florida) is only used as a supplier of last resort by the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By tubman
Re: To be or not to be a 1936 club cabriolet

It's kinda like not "boffing" your girlfriend so she'll remain a virgin for the next guy.:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By tubman
Re: To be or not to be a 1936 club cabriolet

I'm sure glad the original owners of my car did this. Thanks Hjalmer and Elmer Anderson!

As to original vs. street rod? Do anything you want to now, but only if can be undone down the road.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,031
Posted By tubman
Re: ***Need help on BRAKES - 53 Merc Monterey***

You don't by any chance, have the stock wheels, tires, and hubcaps, do you?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By tubman
Re: An interesting journey...

Sounds like a recipe for happiness!:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By tubman
Re: Which is the thrid brush ???

Murre - It sounds like you have developed an actual voltage regulator replacement (a 3X5 box that mounts on the firewall). Are you planning a little round version to mount on the generator for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By tubman
Re: Flathead Cylinder Heads

I like to run Edmunds finned aluminum heads. They are not currently made, but a lot were made back in the '50's and '60's, so some are available if you look hard enough. I like them because they have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By tubman
Re: Getting on Fordbarn

The secret here is to leave the computer on and tell it to do the updates automatically at, say, 3AM. I have mine setup this way, and it is constantly running the latest versions of all the software...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By tubman
Re: Which is the thrid brush ???

Hmmmm. I'm starting to wonder if this is something I should look at getting into. It has to be real simple and easy to do. I had a problem with the voltage regulator on my Corvette, so I bought a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By tubman
Re: Which is the thrid brush ???

From another current thread, it seems to be easier said than done. It sounds like they are on backorder with no delivery date in sight,:(
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By tubman
Re: Getting on Fordbarn

All good advice above., with special emphasis on the security aspects. Since I have been using Windows defender on Windows 10 (at least five years) , I have had no problems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By tubman
Re: Getting on Fordbarn

I've tried both Firefox and Chrome on Windows 10. I find Chrome to be far superior.
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