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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By r_reed
Re: EAB flathead, noise pushing it under load

thanks, guys, for the suggestions. i will look in to all of them. since this just started after 6 years of perfect running, i'm thinking belt or carbon build up. it is not running hot, in fact, i...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By r_reed
Re: EAB flathead, noise pushing it under load

actually, i was hoping it would something simple like the belts. since i just put it away for the winter, that will be first on the list next spring. actually my belts are 13 years old with about 25K...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By r_reed
EAB flathead, noise pushing it under load

my EAB is about 6 years, 12,000 miles into a rebuild. it runs great, has lots of power (merc crank, schneider cam, .060 bore, ports smoothed up, bubba distributer, mech advance only, large diameter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By r_reed
Re: Mercury crank

i built a simple v shaped rack, rotated the crank and measured the stroke. since the difference is a 1/4" it is not hard to tell.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By r_reed
Re: Truck show Ballston Spa

nice to see you and the '41 today. since they didn't even collect the $1 (prob a 30th anniversary perk) you did well to come into the show. premiere parking in the corral at no admission cost. it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By r_reed
Re: Truck show Ballston Spa

one of our favorite shows. $1 per person, spectator or truck driver. no trophies, 300 or so trucks from bantams to semis. 1900 to 2019. good vendors. some impressive group entries (like 8 trucks,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,925
Posted By r_reed
Re: Underhood carnage on my F-1

i had one blade break off my 8ba in 1975. i was on my way to a meeting at night, i head a crash and the engine started vibrating really bad. i parked under a street light, noticed the missing blade...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By r_reed
Re: Drive by in the 48 F1 ( Video)

they look great on the road. such a classic look.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By r_reed
Re: eBay seller

nice, makes you want to deal with them again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,572
Posted By r_reed
Re: Blown flathead

nice engine!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By r_reed
Re: Still sober

congratulations! it is tough to do and tough to avoid going back. applaud those who have quite alcohol and cigarettes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By r_reed
Re: Early Ford v/8 sales, Inc.

early ford is a small, family owned company. i dealt with them when they were in ballstons spa. they know their stuff, they are prompt and efficient. never got a bad part, new or used.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By r_reed
Re: K.R.Wilson box refinishing

if you try linseed oil, best get "boiled linseed oil" (comes ready to use), my understanding is raw linseed oil takes forever to dry. also, if you use linseed oil (normally thinned with a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 27,130
Posted By r_reed
Re: My new project 1928 Ford!!!!!

as i understand it, the merc heads have a bigger combustion chamber than the ford heads. if you use the ford 3 3/4" ford crank and merc heads you are losing compression. i believe the merc 4" crank...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,301
Posted By r_reed
Re: First time engine start problem (non start)

just a short side story. brother in laws niece has a ch#@y pickup with 250K miles. it would start (cold weather/at college) he mechanic pals put a little too much starter fluid in and blew off the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,089
Posted By r_reed
Re: This is funny

rule one: you can't change a sparkplug unless it wants to change.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,484
Posted By r_reed
Re: Happy Birthday to ME

you give us all hope. happy birthday.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By r_reed
Re: One more car

you have a good thing going there, enjoy!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By r_reed
Re: shut off heater valve

don't know how stock your car is and whether you expect to open/close the valve that often but here's what i did. if you have 5/8", you can just take a plumbing 1/4 turn ball valve. solder in a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By r_reed
Re: Starter Locked

whi. ch brings up the question, where do you get a new reliable starter drive these days. a new parts dealer gave me in new one (chinese) in exchange for a used part. the new one never worked. the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By r_reed
Re: 8BA Truck Starter Plate Question with Pics

i have the flat bell and therefore needed the flat plate. some of the flat plates have the larger half circle around the crank for certain oil pans?. i needed small circle cut out, flat plate. i...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,801
Posted By r_reed
Re: Difference between Mercury *CM and EAC heads

no attempt to hijack here, but i have a merc crank 4" and i put the EAB heads on it. my understanding was that the EAB has a smaller combustion chamber than the EAC and the EAB would give me a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By r_reed
Re: Hay Ride in a Ford

hay, good idea there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,474
Posted By r_reed
Re: Just bought a '51Merc

great looking merc. enjoy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,078
Posted By r_reed
Re: My new 1953 F-100 deluxe cab pickup

great authentic survivor. enjoy it.
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