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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Are these EAB heads OK?

I have several 8BA and some RT kicking around, some must be good. I can look around see what there is when I get back up to Pa. next month
Forum: Early V8 04-15-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By Rodrelic
39 Tonner

Too many things to do and no time/space so cannot leave it to wait for a few months extra to finish. Originally a 60 hp, has a 53 8BA and later trans, rear end.
Wheels were converted to 16”...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: bad Babbitt Bearing or Valve Poor Quality Valve Job

If the oil pressure is good, I would pull the intake and start checking valve gap, easiest thing to check. If wide, will have to pull heads and grind valves, &/or install adjustable. If pulling the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: If You Look Here - Your Eyes Will Explode - You Have Been Warned

Naughty Nelly boot jack, a classic piece.
Only thing could be saved from a Fordson in west NY state was the ends of the gas tank, stamped with Fordson logo, plan to use to make a tank for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: shifts hard

OR...find another and overhaul it, by then will be an expert and easy swap
I had a valiant that was wore out, recall it a PITA always locking up, manipulating it under the hood to free up. If I knew...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: 3 Speed Trans Open Drive to Close Drive?

My jalopy has a 39 ish rear with 3.78’s, about the same year truck trans. I also had leftover 46 parts and put the later gears in the early case, good shape. Wish I didn’t, 1st seems tall and with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Radius rod rubber ball replacement.

Same as motorcycle handle bars, dish soap lets them slide on and they are glued, won’t come off.
Maybe modern made rubber not work as good
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Machine shops in upstate NY

Other end of the state, I had my LB done at a shop in Mayville that does local dirt track motors but dad had flathead experience. Boiled clean, line hone and bore + 3 sleeves
Johnson race engines...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: External oil filter - question on oil lines

Not very cutting edge, I used grease gun hose for firewall mount. Bolted to head spoiled looks IMO
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,698
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Where to buy 21 stud repro alu heads

I just want them to work.
I sand & polish, coat with clear engine paint. Look decent for a long time. Get a yellowish tint after awhile but like it even better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,698
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Where to buy 21 stud repro alu heads

I talked to Don early last year and got his last pair of Eddy Meyer heads in May, they are for flat top. I wasn’t paying attention and used dome top on my LB so I planned on getting something from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,698
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Where to buy 21 stud repro alu heads

I talked to Don early last year and got his last pair of Eddy Meyer heads in May, they are for flat top. I wasn’t paying attention and used dome top on my LB so I planned on getting something from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Piston and cylinder clearance / measurement???

The Model A Ford Restorers org has specifications page shows a difference of .0015 of stock bore/piston.
https://model-a-ford.org/resources/technical-reference/specifications/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: which comes first...the windshield or the rubber seal

If you look at cross section illustrations can see that have multiple folds that interlock provide a tension retention once installed.
For my AV8 I made a channel frame and a channel rubber glued...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: which comes first...the windshield or the rubber seal

All the glass I have put in I put the rubber was in the frame first, then the glass was “rolled “ in. Caterpillar and others have another flap that fold in to fill the space in the seam, best system...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,412
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Holy Crap! Kindergarten kids stamped my block. What do I have here?

Dumb to think same but what # on trans pad where Id number really should be, similar?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,045
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Water Pump

DidnÂ’t know that about model A, recently acquired one (A) motor and
May see what parts I can throw together to use it for a flivver. If it fits
Cool use it
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,045
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Water Pump

Didn’t know that about model A, recently acquired one (A) motor and
May see what parts I can throw together to use it for a flivver
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,045
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Water Pump

I like to use temp gauges on both sides so I save any head mounted pumps. I am using one now that I drilled and brazed on a collar to get a sender in. Cooler to use 2 right side, greasable
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Banjo rearend rebuild

I am in the panhandle now will be going to Ft Myers later. I had come with parts to put together a project, not going to get to this season. I have put them together in a fixture on table top. Have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Cruisin' the for sale ads

$10 for intake.... maybe. Same for the pan.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Rear End- Is it worth saving ?

Model A I think by wishbones. Looks like it was a kit, hardware may be repurposed somewhere. Maybe a bench top stand to use when rebuilding a banjo rear end.
Wheels are keepers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,920
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Looked at this old truck today. Someone save her

Ok want it for whatever but is it 59A motor makes it better, postwar transmission makes it better
I start at 500 bare bones shell, if complete double that
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: oil pressure tank

I would look at a big truck junkyard for a lubefiner auxiliary filter.I had to pre-lube my reman 855 Cummins and the constructor had the filter setup and I filled it after I re-routed it with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,194
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: 1936 Ford Pickup - New Engine and transmission

Sorry for my rash response, been there myself. I have also been scolded for my use of model A parts at cruise-in. Proper response is to show pics of the material I start with, and no restorer would...
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