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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 269
Posted By Tinker
Re: 50 Car Steering Idler Arm?

Slightly lowered my old 53 front using new springs. Everything cleared fine, which is strange you would have clearance issues with a stock replacement idler. Maybe I read all of it wrong. :)

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 269
Posted By Tinker
Re: 50 Car Steering Idler Arm?

I'm guessing this is a lowered car as well. Sidenote... Being there is no camber adjustment for fords 49-53 these brackets will save some tires. Think fatman sells them also. Probably a easy make,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Tinker
Re: Stromberg 97 Carb Large Logo vs Small Logo

There are a lot of talk on this subject. See post 8 from Bruce Lancaster on the link below. edit*** Guess I also learned something today. thanks.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By Tinker
Re: wiring harness choices

Not that I'm aware of. Always been my goto. Nice stuff.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Tinker
Re: Stromberg 97 Carb Large Logo vs Small Logo

One is more period correct, if you care.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By Tinker
Re: wiring harness choices

http://www.bauerelectronicsinc.com/our-products.html
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By Tinker
Re: Painting Copper Brake Lines

I have not seen the pictures, but I agree. copper looks great against black. Technically black is the absence of color. But it is a color really. Same as white, total light. Both effect color. But...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By Tinker
Re: wiring harness choices

I've never used Tyree Harris RI. lot of good recommendations from solid restorer type people.



I have used sacramento ford. Good period looking harnesses with new wires with looms. Bugs me to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Tinker
Re: '38 rear brake spring - how to? @*&%^!!

Probably so JS. I have never worked on a ford after the 60s. But makes sense.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Tinker
Re: '38 rear brake spring - how to? @*&%^!!

tools are a good thing. You might only use it a few times but it's okay and easier. That tool will work up to the 60s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By Tinker
Re: What is the gross vehicle weight of 1941 Ford pickup

Just a side note.

There are places to find weight of a vehicle. If you're friendly with a rock/gravel yard they can do it for free. DMV should suggest a place.

under 2500lbs sound lite to me....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,747
Posted By Tinker
Re: Last years body on this years car

Solid info, lot of things carried over through the yrs.

Is it a 32 without the v8? I would think a 31 with a flathead v8 would be all over forums. Never seen one.

Think putting a model a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By Tinker
Re: 8BA Low Oil Pressure

Well I looked a bit more on both my blocks 36/38. Also looked up on the ford service manual and page' books. Best I can tell is Yes Flatjack is correct there is 2 points drilled. Upper capped and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,268
Posted By Tinker
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

boy, I need to remove gas cans for my snowblower eminently out of my garage. It's a time bomb.... I'll chance it... yawn
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By Tinker
Re: how many cfm for two carb flathead??

Article also mentions a 12.3/1 compression. Maybe I'm mistaken. That's a shit load. Race gas only.

You can run a lot of carbs with jets reduced and progressive linkage. It's a village, all needs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1939 pickup 1/2 ton engine noise

Have you driven the truck yet?


I'd start with a compression check.
Then maybe send off the dizzy to bubba.
work out the fuel, lot of guys here that build carbs. CharlieNY comes to mind.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,268
Posted By Tinker
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

In true fordbarn fashion we do what we do. And I do what I do.


Not the best idea to have a boat gas tank as a main source of fuel I guess. But some of us just run around fields and some don't....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By Tinker
Re: 215 85 16s

You do you GB :). Keep it on the road!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,808
Posted By Tinker
Re: tesla Truck

TJ, the consciences realistically to go "green" quickly (no fossil fuels) is nuclear power. Does make sense, but most of the plants we have were built 20 yrs ago. Technology is a gift and a curse! :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By Tinker
Re: 8BA Low Oil Pressure

Yes... but early fords 38 "21 bolt" back to 32 only had one. At least my early 38 only had one for the oil sensor (maybe I got the only block). I had it drilled on the off chance I might use a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,808
Posted By Tinker
Re: tesla Truck

I like my flathead and I don't want it to go away. It's not going to fade. Maybe others will over time. Lot of old hit miss engines around that people have fun with.

Electric motors certainly has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By Tinker
Re: 8BA Low Oil Pressure

Well isn't it normal that there is only one opening there for the electronic oil pressure gauge. People drilled and tapped it for oil filters (later yrs may have both). So maybe someone plumbed this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By Tinker
Re: Making an old radiator grill look good

So drink Jack Daniels while soaking it in coke? :D


I don't drink hard liquor. So what do I know. ;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By Tinker
Re: 8BA Low Oil Pressure

Pressure sounds fine except for the flickering. Flatheads are a low pressure system. At hot idle 15lbs is fine depending on the engine your building or what it is.


As oil gets hot it will get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By Tinker
Re: Intake reinstall?

On an intake gasket I don't, just because I might remove the intake more often and reuse the gasket (which a little grease might help with). But heads and waterpumps I do spray with a tac spray.

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