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Forum: Late V8 04-04-2018, 04:52 PM
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Posted By cavecreekjake
1956 Ford hood

Need a 56 Ford Fairlane hood in good condition.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-08-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,901
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Correct Auto Trans Fluid?

Still flummoxed over what to replace Type A...
Sources here say Type F... several other sources say DextronIII / Mercon...

This is for my ‘56 Sunliner Fordomatic...
??
Thx
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,813
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Car Sold- What Is The Best Form Of Payment ?

Keep in mind, every time you write a check, you're giving out your routing number and account number .... They're right on the bottom of your check...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,115
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Cooling problem

GM....
Not using stats.... Got the ones that Skip recommended, but took them out after initial run heated up the same way.
(Skip recommended them, and said they opened up larger than other stats,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,115
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Cooling problem

....Hey GM..
I did the laser thermometer thing yesterday... Fairly warm day, and temp gauge said 200.
Immediately did the laser on the head water neck, the chrome radiator hose tubes, the top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,115
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Cooling problem

WGA....
Radiator is 7 row built by Custom Auto Radiator in NJ. Bought it new. Supposed to be high efficiency. Not that old, or should say, not that many miles on it. Have not tested for exhaust...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,115
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Cooling problem

7lb pressure cap..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,201
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: 1940 standard tudor survivor, saving another one.

1940 Tudor Standard was my high school car.... Will have another one one of these days.
Nice find !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,115
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Cooling problem

Don't have goose neck covers.... 8BA block, but 59AB style center outlet Navarro heads.
Guess I could try taking the reading on the head outlet right next to the hose, or maybe better still, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,115
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Cooling problem

Laser thermometer shows cooler on outside of engine, but not sure that translates to internal temp.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,115
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Cooling problem

Tested thermostats in a pan on the stove... Opened properly.
At highway speed, airflow should replace fan flow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,115
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Cooling problem

274158

Model A hot rod, fan is a Speedway 16" curved bade 2100 CFM, running as a 'puller'...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,115
Posted By cavecreekjake
Cooling problem

Have a frustrating cooling issue - 276 ci Walt Dupont 8BA block, Navarro early heads (center hose), 20 quart Custom Auto radiator (7 row), 2000cfm fan. Had a problem with temp going quickly to 220...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Head Gasket question...

Yes, 41... there is a hole in the front of the 8BA block (on both sides) that has to be plugged when using the early heads.... have done that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Head Gasket question...

..just searched old posts, and all semi-related posts say do not enlarge holes....
So, unless anyone else has more info, I'll go with "as is"...
Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By cavecreekjake
Head Gasket question...

Have an 8BA block, and Navarro 59AB heads...
Got Best GraphTite head gaskets... The coolant holes in the gasket are only about 1/4", while the head and block are approx. 1/2" and 3/4" (?)
Shouldn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Dipstick length

OK Thanks, Bink..... I definitely have a Merc pan. Picture 26... I
have the three studs on the back
So oil change will be 5, plus full flow filter.
Thanks all !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Dipstick length

Ok, so how do I ID the pan?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Dipstick length

My dipstick, errrr...the CAR'S dipstick measures 13 5/8", top washer to Full mark, and the pan tube measures 7 1/2" to the pan end flange.
This combination would be..... ??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Dipstick length

somehow, I knew this post would elicit some 'non-Ford' response! LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By cavecreekjake
Dipstick length

I have an 8BA block in my hot rod, and not sure, but think a Merc pan. (are they different?) When I change the oil, adding 4 qts. plus one for the filter (full flow system), shows a quart low on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 49,846
Posted By cavecreekjake
Re: Flathead project

And use the pilot bearing, not a bushing.. My bushing squeals like hell from time to time. I'll change it when I get around to pulling the engine !
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