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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,460
Posted By tubman
Re: New member, new project

Keep at it; you'll get there!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA Piston Removal...Success!!!

Back in the day, they sold "oversize rings" for situations just such as yours. I think they still do today, but call 'em "file to fit" to escape liability.:rolleyes: I would check for excessive taper.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By tubman
Re: pro or con HEI

There is a special paint for plastics that you can use to paint the blue cap black. I have done it a couple of times and it worked well. Depending on the kind of car, it sounds like you need a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA Piston Removal...Success!!!

I agree with the above. When we were kids, a little "piston slap" was an acceptable component of one of our rebuilds. If we did use different pistons, they came from the "piston pile" at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By tubman
Re: Serpentine System for Flatheads

Veeerrry impressive setup. It would look even better on a "Street Rod" site. People, I think we are starting to loose our focus.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By tubman
Re: pro or con HEI

Doug, you're supposed to use a "big grin" :D or "sarcastic" :rolleyes: "Smilie" when making a funny remark like that.:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By tubman
Re: pro or con HEI

The "pro", of course is a hotter spark.

There are two "cons" : The first, it is not original to the car (which can make a BIG difference to many of us). The second problem with them is that when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 615
Posted By tubman
Re: fuel pump removal?

The O/P has a '52 Mercury. The factory specified oil pressure at 40 MPH is 57 psi. I would be concerned with any rebuilt 8BA that had less than 25 psi at hot idle.

To the O/P : I would be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By tubman
Re: new bottom radiator hose leaking

I'm with "Floyd" on worm-drive hose clamps.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 439
Posted By tubman
Re: Hard to start when hot

To expand on the above from "Angledrive", if you have a 94 model carb, the power valve may be leaking. To check this out, remove the carburetor top after it has been run. The fuel level should be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By tubman
Re: new bottom radiator hose leaking

Stock Ford hose clamps had slotted head screws
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 772
Posted By tubman
Re: Centre exhaust port baffle or fourth port?

To be specific, it was a Yamaha V-Max motorcycle. Half the cylinders and mufflers. My better half didn't speak to me for a week!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 772
Posted By tubman
Re: Centre exhaust port baffle or fourth port?

I'm sure the engine sounded great, but anything is loud if you start it in the basement.

Trust me, I've done it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By tubman
Re: Flathead smoking on start up

The solution is simple; drive it every day!:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By tubman
Re: new bottom radiator hose leaking

This is odd; I have never had a radiator hose leak on me. I would take it apart and check for for a bent spigot or maybe some foreign material stuck on something first.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,374
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 ford fuel gauge dissaembly

I've found the Dollar Stores to be excellent sources for automotive chemicals. My local "Dollar General" had Marvel Mystery Oil at less than half the price of my "discount" at the parts store across...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By tubman
Re: New model in the Ford dealer showroom

Looks to be a very nice car, but it's an odd color combination.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 678
Posted By tubman
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

"rockfla" - If you look at the pictures of the two condensers "petehoovie" posted, I think you can see that each is grounded in a completely different way. The kind in the lower picture grounds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 678
Posted By tubman
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

"Kube" - As I have said, it has been a long time since I was deeply involved with pre-war engines (I had an 8BA in my '36), so I only know what others tell me. That is that the condensers available...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 steering components

I agree with Mr. Stephens.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 678
Posted By tubman
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

With all due respect, that's not what I have heard from several sources. I am starting to wonder whether I should be pursuing this.:confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 678
Posted By tubman
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

First of all, I am not trying to start anything here; I just want to expand my knowledge. Again, I am an 8BA guy, and most of my experience (I did have a bunch) with the early V8's was over 40 years...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 678
Posted By tubman
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

"rockfla" - I was responding to your blanket statement, which could be misleading.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 678
Posted By tubman
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

I don't know about this statement; your're gonna break something unless you remove the distributor mounting bolt the condenser strap is mounted under. The condenser has to be connected to the coil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 772
Posted By tubman
Re: Centre exhaust port baffle or fourth port?

I've always wondered about exhaust baffles. I have a set I never used, because I could never see how putting a substantial-sized lump of metal in an already restrictive exhaust system could be of...
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