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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By Gene1949
Re: 50 Car Differential Question

The axles were a notorious weak spot. I lost 2 at different occasions many miles from home. One occurrence was on our way from Oregon to Detroit Lakes up in your neck of the woods. Very lucky to find...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Happiness Is.....

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sorry guys
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Happiness Is.....

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,855
Posted By Gene1949
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

Precisely my point (distant past), customer request or "saving some wear on his grinding wheels" is a patch job.

Eyeballing a "polish" on a crank without measuring it is not something a reputable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,855
Posted By Gene1949
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

find another machine shop. No REPUTABLE shop would grind a set of rod [journals] like that. God know what else they missed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Flywheel / Clutch Tips 8BA

A case of buyer beware. If we are going to be in this hobby it's up to us to dot our "I"s and cross our "T"s. A lot of junk being sold to us out there

This spring I just bought a complete package...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Oil Detergent - Rislone ZDDP

Snake oil my friend. Oil companies spend billions of dollars formulating oil additives engineered by chemists. By using additives your are basically trying to outthink engineers who have spent their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Gene1949
Re: On The Road With The Merc

Naa. As long as "big gubmit' keeps sending money [crop subsidies] to my relatives north of Callaway everything will be fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By Gene1949
Re: need my transmission rebuilt

X2, Chap. The most difficult part about rebuilding an early Ford tranny is locating parts. I just did the T-10 in the '49 this spring and even those parts are starting to get hard to come by.
There...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By Gene1949
Re: What kind of heads are these - 49 Merc flathead?

and what looks like a Tremec trans and an MSD electronic distributor. Snap it up if the price is right.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Gene1949
Re: 53 with automatic

The original Ford-O-Matic, while capable of three forward speeds, started out in second and shifted to third, with first only being used when selecting L on the gear shift column.

HOWEVER; if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Gene1949
Re: 53 with automatic

Friend of mine has a C-4 in his. Much better reliability and 3 gears make it able to keep the rpm in ranges the flatty likes. With an auto rear end gear set makes a real nice cruiser.
He cools his...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,706
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Junk yards of the '40s '50s

15 years old.
40 Desoto coupe from the neighbors for $25 and a 54 Desoto firedome hemi from Starr Auto Wreckers. I think I had $300 dollars in the whole car.
Slightly repurposed wheels, tires,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 852
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Transmission Leaking

Don't think so. Mine doesn't have one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,243
Posted By Gene1949
Re: STREET MACHInES, Engines, gearing and etc

Well spoken, for sheer drivability a 4 speed or a 5 speed were made for the flathead. I put a T-10 and a Granada [Ford] automatic rear in 25 years ago, long before many had thought about the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,062
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Risk of using old (over 10 years) tires

Quite frankly I'm appalled at some of the irresponsible comments in this thread. It isn't just about "me me me", it reflects on all of us.

Endangering the lives of your fellow old car enthusiasts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Which pressure plate to order?

Dual Friction Clutch Includes Pressure Plate & Disc
Part Number : 183-DF021221
I couldn't be happier and the price was right from Jegs (drop shipped from Centerforce).
They pretty much have all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Gene1949
Re: 40 engine temperature drop by 20 degrees

thankx guys. Wiser heads have prevailed.
I was thinking along the lines of the heated charge actually being a bit leaner in the original posters comments.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Gene1949
Re: 40 engine temperature drop by 20 degrees

still trying to get some input on the engine temp drop claimed by the OP, tubman.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Gene1949
Re: 40 engine temperature drop by 20 degrees

don't know about the "birth year penny" stuff but I do know we used to block off the heat to cool the intake charge with a piece of shim stock. Gotta be a regional thingy I guess (birth year penny). ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Gene1949
Re: 40 engine temperature drop by 20 degrees

Interesting. Any idea why the coolant temp would drop??
(1) removing heat from the intake charge ??
(2) prevent the movement of exhaust gasses thru the water jacket at the intake crossover??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Overdrive Quandary

If you are a purist by all means go thru the hassle with the OD
But is you want drivability in the hills you need an early Mustang 4 speed (bolts right in) with very little fabrication OR
a 5...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Diaphragm clutch noise?

I think Centerforce recognizes the need for replacement parts. I was going to have the original flywheel turned and rebalanced but the cost locally was within a few dollars of brand new.
Same with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Diaphragm clutch noise?

I ordered mine from Jegs (diaphragm PP, duel friction disc and flywheel).
Used the stock 49 throwout bearing on a '65 Mustang t-10. Smooth and easy on old knees.
Same clutch I have in my big...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Overheating Problem

radiator full of coolant
homemade spark plug adaptor to air line
set each piston @ TDC
Pressurize cylinder and look for bubbles in radiator.
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