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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By bobH
Re: RH drive speedo

I'm puzzled... Over here, just go to a speedo shop, they make whatever you want, any length. Not the same there?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By bobH
Re: advance curves

For whatever it's worth.. I'm another one with 'too much, too fast'. My stock 47/59A/crab gave excessive ping, and I eventually had to replace three pistons due to damage. I understand the reason to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,121
Posted By bobH
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

Bottom line of this discussion... I can no longer build engines. (After 65 years of not attending to these details.)
Great read, by the way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By bobH
Re: Hershey on the West Coast

I'm with Charlie on this. But note... There's Pomona, then there's Pomona on Father's Day weekend. The two are not the same. So, my recommendation is to consider Pomona on Father's Day weekend. For...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By bobH
Re: Spark plug insert came out with the plug

I've used the KD brand thread inserts. And, yes, the ones I've experienced, all come out with the plug. In the distant past, I've been able to get KD inserts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,787
Posted By bobH
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

For the young guys... I worked in a small, independent shop in the 50's. At least where I was, it was VERY common to grind a crank in the car (or pickup). We had one customer that ran a small fleet...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By bobH
Re: #4 Piston Removal

I'm with Ron. VERY unusual for a wrist pin to be loose, if it was ever 'right' in the first place.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By bobH
Re: Front Wheel Cylinders

On my 47, I found that someone had previously installed new, earlier 1-1/4 cylinders. I changed back to 1-3/8 on my 47. So, I have 'near-new' 1-1/4 cylinders, which I will offer free. Of course, if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By bobH
Re: Question about "The Green Bible" manual

I've got an original 'Green Bible', which I've had since the 1950's. It's marked November 1950 on the cover, and indeed, it has 802 pages. I've used mine extensively, and it's falling apart. I'm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By bobH
Re: Grand Cherokee rear to 1935

I'm gonna make a guess... My 03 GC is a 6 cyl, and does NOT have a D44. Perhaps it's V8 GC's that have the Dana 44 ?? Or maybe it's MODEL related. Mine is a Laredo.
And, to Anthony, above, My GC...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By bobH
Re: Grand Cherokee rear to 1935

I've got a 03 GC, and it does NOT have a 44. I wish it did. And, whatever rear I have, is 3.73. I live in the mountains, and 3.73 (with OD) works good for me.
Seems to me that an Exploder rear would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By bobH
Re: 34 front engine mount /water outlet

Charlie's repair is GOOD.
I also have a pair that are available. Some rust-out on ends, but still usable. They have the part # cast on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By bobH
Re: About half Model A related

In days long gone by, the shop where I bought my tires habitually changed the tires WITHOUT removing the wheel from the vehicle. This was in the 1950's, and the tire size was 6:00-16. With tubes....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,391
Posted By bobH
Re: Is this an ok radiator?

I don't see that anyone has posted issues with electrolysis... I was losing radiators at the rate of about one per year in a 96 Bronco. Except towards the end of my aluminum experience, when the rate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By bobH
Re: Mallory distributor

I probably qualify as 'old', and in many ways 'cheap'. But, in this case, cheap has nothing to do with it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By bobH
Re: Stromberg 97 and Holly 94 core prices

So, which one of you wants my old cores? I'll start with uncle max. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By bobH
Re: Which pressure plate to order?

If it's a 48, then WHICH 48? If it came from a car, it would be a 59-type. If it came from a pickup, it would be an 8BA. Check 8BA clutch stuff. I think you will find a 9-1/2.
If it's 48 car,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By bobH
Re: Need a Mechanic. SoCal.

Used to be, Jon Roberts, Irwindale off-ramp, 210 fwy. I think the business name is Roberts Auto Sales, or something similar. 'Course, Richard at Early V8 Garage is also a source.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By bobH
Re: Optima battery support bracket/carrier for a '34

I made a carrier that is a duplicate of the original, except made a hair taller for the Optima. No pictures, but be assured, it looks like original except for the height dimension. Are you willing to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By bobH
Re: 34 ford top seal

For whatever it's worth... I used small screws, just as you have mentioned. It's been awhile, and I'm not sure, but I think I used 4-40, and ran a tap into the gutter below to accommodate them. As I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By bobH
Re: Starting to work on my 68

Frank, something to consider & keep in the back of your mind regarding head gaskets.... Ol Ron has posted a few times regarding this: If you want 'big-bore' gaskets, simply take 59A (239) gaskets,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By bobH
Re: Heck of a good deal

Kidding... Right?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By bobH
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By bobH
Re: 21 Stud Head Gasket

I have some very old composite 21 stud head gaskets. By old, I mean un-used, old stock. I don't know how to identify them, except that they are marked Victor 1002K. Couple bucks for the postman, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By bobH
Re: 1934 v8

And, what if the die cast insert was left out?
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