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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Motor City Flathead Oil Pump

Your concealed filter inside the OEM canister is a great idea. Looks great too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Elusive Block Crack?

Is the radiator losing any water? Your temperatures seem ok.
Did you retorque the head bolts?
Have you thought about adding some block sealer?
It might be a teeny, weeny head gasket leak.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,144
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Blown flathead

That is the cat's meow.....with whiskers!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: New wheels for my spare flathead

Nice.
I always find that I wish I had used 4 swivel castors that are BIGGER.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,591
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: .100 or .125 bore without sonic testing the block? How Safe?

Sleeve it ,bore it and use the pistons you already have. You won't notice any noticeable performance difference if you go with the big bore option. And, like you say, good flat head blocks aren't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: front brakes replacement

The good that we do is remembered for the benefit of others. Well done.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Sea Foam induction... your thoughts?

If your car is running fine, why would you want to Seafoam it?

Just add Marvel Mystery Oil and Stabil in the gas tank at each fill up.

My vote is:" Let it be."
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Axles 1939 Pickup ??

Is it possible to have them metal sprayed and surface hardened?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: GL 1 oil

I know there's been tons of discussion on gear oils and what to use bu,t here's a good deal of info.
https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73472
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: front brakes replacement

I guess I need a lesson on abbreviations and code words. What's a d/p?

Was it meant to be d/t (differential and transmission) ?

It is so very important to take before, during and after photos...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,373
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Roy Nacewicz's business, and it's future

Thank you very much for stepping up and carrying on.
I am sure you will do well. Car folks will support you.
Roy will be missed and you will be welcomed and thanked.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Fuel Gauge

That's great news.
It would be interesting to remove the top of the other gas tank sending unit and see it's condition. Clamp it carefully in a vise and use a big screwdriver or brake adjusting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: front brakes replacement

Clem, Now I'm confused. What's IAW? Can you post some photos?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Fuel Gauge

I agree.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Fuel Gauge

Electricity is not my strong point but is you instrument cluster grounded?

Would it be possible to use long pieces of 14 gauge wire with alligator clips at each end and by pass your wiring...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: front brakes replacement

This is a wild guess but. are the round brass inserts at the bottom holes of the shoes installed correctly?
With the drums off, do the shoes move when you turn the cam adjusters and the bottom...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Fuel Gauge

Since you have an extra fuel gauge , I would suggest buying a 6V dry cell at Lowe's and trying this set up as a test on your work bench. If you know the gauge is good,then problem must be with your...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-10-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Brake light switch for 55 ford

Read all this.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=262265&highlight=harley+brake+light+switch
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-10-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Head light switch for a '54 converted to 12v

Use a relays and the original switch. Relay will take the load off the switch. I am petty sure you can run the relay thru your dimmer switch. Peruse all of this....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Engine Ground Strap

Just for the heck of it "mike" the thickness and then check it against this chart.
http://www.advantagefabricatedmetals.com/gaugeindecimals.html
Here's one that's 18/4. The 4 means 4 gauge....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,416
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

I am in. Thanks, Mike.

You could actually make this into a book showing what's entailed in each part of a restoration.

Such as: exterior, frame and chassis, drive train, interior, wiring,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: GL 1 oil

Here is an excellent video on this topic. If you are interested in only the gear oil GL information and flow characteristics start the video at 12:00. The earlier part of the video deals with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Head gaskets

Since the goal of the redesign was to first pump more water to enter the rear of the block, it would seem logical that the head gasket with larger water holes at the rear would be better than one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Starting Problem 8BA

How old is the battery and is it holding a charge? Volt meter readings?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Carburator problem, I think

Book also available on Ebay. it's a book you read a little at a time so as to digest the info in a meaningful manner. ...
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