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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By tubman
Re: Mark Kirby ?

It seems I have waited longer for that aluminum flathead than I have for a kind word from my first wife. (I divorced her in 1972).:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By tubman
Re: valve seat cutter

Derek - I have been thinking of purchasing a set of these. It sounds like you would recommend them. After looking at their web page, I figure I could get everything I need for a flathead : pilot,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 755
Posted By tubman
Re: reliable fuel gauge? anyone?

Exactly! Just another advantage of the "King-Seeley" system.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By tubman
Re: Original Coil Dependability

This is starting to sound awful familiar.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By tubman
Re: Staying Home is for the Birds

I think you should practice being more upset. That is a very valuable car, possibly in 6 figures depending on configuration and condition. Take care where you get it repaired; most "body shops" are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By tubman
Re: To fuse or not to fuse

Yeah, one of the places Henry Ford saved money was on fuses. I had a '36 coupe, and IIRC, it had ONE.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By tubman
Re: Another clutch chatter thread

You might want to check out what I went through to get my 8BA "clutch geometry" to where I felt comfortable with it. There are some who said it was not necessary, but I believe that it goes a long...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By tubman
Re: BeeHive oil filter, Original

I would seriously doubt that is a "Frantz" style. My old man repped for then in the fifties and sixties, and the way I remember it, it was a closely held (and closely watched) patent.

Surely...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By tubman
Re: Staying Home is for the Birds

"I feel your pain"? This guy now has a '56 Thunderbird and a '63 Corvette (maybe a split-window) that his wife paid for? Please Lord, send me the trials of Job!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 755
Posted By tubman
Re: reliable fuel gauge? anyone?

Good pictures, "19Fordy". Now, does anyone want to speculate about the purpose of the toothed wheel in picture #2?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 108
Posted By tubman
Re: gas gauge 1939 tonner

He said the truck has been sitting 35 years. I don't see what is wrong with your original assumption.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 108
Posted By tubman
Re: gas gauge 1939 tonner

Same old problem. Ford gauges use the "King-Seeley" system which works differently from most other systems. Most (probably all) replacement sending units are the resistance type and won't work well...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By tubman
Re: To fuse or not to fuse

You might have to experiment. Keep putting higher rated ones in until they don't blow when you activate the horn. If you get to 20 amps, I would stop and look for other problems. Fuses are relatively...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By tubman
Re: 1935 Ford Model 51 truck driveshaft lubrication?

Sounds like you caught the "as long as I'm this far, I might as well...." disease.

It is endemic with most of us.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By tubman
Re: starting problem after sitting 1947

I applaud your desire to "keep it stock". Ford motor company engineers didn't think an electric pump necessary. Granted, these cars were usually started several time a day when new, not so much these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 755
Posted By tubman
Re: reliable fuel gauge? anyone?

Not my picture (mine was of a temperature sender), but there is obviously a set of of points in there. There was a set in the temperature sender as well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By tubman
Re: Arcing New Brake Linings

Ask the guys in Australia about asbestos content in automobiles.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 456
Posted By tubman
Re: Coil bracket? 42 and up

I really enjoy making brackets. With a little planning, they are usually less than a one day project, and when they come out the way you want, very satisfying. I had a field day when I put the hemi...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By tubman
Re: starting problem after sitting 1947

It really doesn't make any difference. It is either the valve itself or the gasket. I have never heard of anyone repairing a power valve. You just replace it. When you have it out, inspect the gasket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By tubman
Re: starting problem after sitting 1947

Take the top off of the carb and make sure the bowl is full. Put a cover of some kind (i use aluminum file as it easily conforms to the shape of the carb) and let it sit overnight. If the fuel level...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By tubman
Re: starting problem after sitting 1947

I had a similar problem with my '51 a few years back. After a lot of sleuthing, I tracked it down to a slight leak around the glass sediment bowl on the fuel pump. Over a period of time, the fuel in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By tubman
Re: BeeHive oil filter, Original

I am a great believer in the Ford "bypass" filter system. I think they are well suited to the conditions most (if not all) of our vehicles are subject to. This includes inside storage, frequent...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By tubman
Re: 6 Volt to 12 Volt for Headlights only?

My partner and I have been working on an all-purpose 6 to 12 volt converter box and have found that to make one that will handle much over 1 amp is not realistic.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By tubman
Re: 35 Three Window Coupe Proportions

I can tell that you guys are a bunch of cars guys, not art enthusiasts.:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By tubman
Re: 35 Three Window Coupe Proportions

Just to be sure, you are talking about a fenderless '35 coupe with a suicide (spring behind the axle) front end?
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