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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By tubman
Re: VIN size

Hoo boy!:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By tubman
Re: VIN size

"Tinker" - Things have changed lately; for the worst.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By tubman
Re: VIN size

In most states, it's like the "Monopoly" game : "Do not pass GO; go directly to JAIL.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By tubman
Re: Engine Oil Substitute For 1950 Ford

Do not, whatever you do, succumb to those who say to use non-detergent oil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By tubman
Re: trash can condensers

I do PayPal at "TubmanRemit@gmail.com". I can get up to 4 condensers into a small USPS Flat Rate Box, so $110 for two shipped. Mine are warranted for one year, replacement or money back.

You might...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By tubman
Re: trash can condensers

I got 'em. What do you need? $50.00 plus $10 shipping to board members.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By tubman
Re: 1939 and 1940 Wheel Size

Unless you are going for concourse quality show vehicles only, radial tires are a natural for regularly driven cars. I have Coker Classic wide whitewalls on my '51, and they are a significant upgrade...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By tubman
Re: What clutch disc

We need more specifics on what you are working on. It sounds like it may be an A-V8, but we can't be sure.

Genarally. the trucks clutches are best used in large trucks only.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By tubman
Re: Sonic tests back-Too thin for 3 5/16 ?

I've bored 3 8BA's to 3 5/16". The only problem I ran into was on the last one that had a hidden pit (casting flaw) that we broke into boring the block. It didn't go through to the water jacket, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,389
Posted By tubman
Re: 1940 ? Mercury barn find

I completely agree with this. Some of you should remember that we ALL started out at the "four door coupe" stage of old car knowledge; some just did it earlier than others. This hobby needs new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By tubman
Re: 1936 tires

I have a 1951 Ford. I know it has 15" tires, not 16's like your '36, but it's close enough. If you are going to drive your car (not just show it), I'd say that radials are a much better choice. When...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By tubman
Re: 49 heads

There is no set amount to mill the heads. There are production variances and they may have already been surfaced. The above poster is correct in that the piston head will contact before the valves...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By tubman
Re: Mart's 32 at the Pendine VHRA Hot Rod Races. Part 2. Sunday and Monday.

Now I need to find 45 minutes of undivided time to watch this. It's really better seeing the whole thing in one sitting.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By tubman
Re: Correct carburetor 1939 Ford Sedan Deluxe

If you're going to go to he time and expense to get this fixed right, you might as well find a 91-99 core. While the 59 will work just fine, why not spend your money on the correct parts? They're not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By tubman
Re: Correct carburetor 1939 Ford Sedan Deluxe

I'll give a real strong second on Charlie ny".

You can't do any better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By tubman
Re: Crab Distibutor Vacuum brake pad gone

Too small; it takes a 5/8" punch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By tubman
Re: Mart's 32 at the Pendine VHRA Hot Rod Races. Part 1. Friday and Saturday.

Great video Mart! I felt like I was actually there!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By tubman
Re: front end

The only thing about these Ford front suspensions is that they need frequent lubrication. The manual for my '51 says every 1000 miles. I believe the '53's are the same. Keep 'em greased and they work...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,235
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

I stand by what I said, although I may clarify it a bit. Any early box behind a built 300+ ci flathead is a problem waiting to happen. This from a guy who had a '39 box with good later gears, new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,235
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

I'm not worrying about the clutch holding up anymore. Now it's the transmission. That combination is a grenade waiting to happen.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,235
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

I really don't know. When I did mine, I talked to one of the "old-timers" up here who told me what fit what. The only thing I can think of is that the differences between the flywheels may lead to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By tubman
Re: Adjustable lifter recommendations

See my post #8 for a source.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By tubman
Re: Swage Or Not To Swage?

You are hereby promoted to "Big Howard".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,235
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

It's been a long time since I've done this, but I seem to remember that the best way to do it is to use a '49-'50 Mercury pressure plate and disc. The 8BA flywheel will have to be re-drilled to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,235
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

It will fit fine. The rear of all '49 up Ford and Merc blocks, as well as '48 up trucks using the 239" engine, have the same bolt pattern. The Merc (pressed steel) and Ford truck (cast) bellhousings...
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