Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.33 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Brian
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,119
Posted By Brian
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Russ, I've been following this thread. A bit hard to diagnose over the computer. However, the first thought I had, I haven't seen it mentioned, but a very useful diagnostic tool is a vacuum gauge....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Brian
Re: 1936 Overheating Problem

Fill the cooling system with caustic soda and run it. The hotter it gets, the better it'll clean. you'll be surprised at what comes out! Do not do this if you're running aluminum heads; it'll gobble...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Brian
Re: 1937 Ford V8 Steering Box Bushes

They look right to me
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,499
Posted By Brian
Re: Cleaning an early aluminum intake

A vapour blasted intake would look damn close to that nos one of coop's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,499
Posted By Brian
Re: Cleaning an early aluminum intake

With respect, how does anyone know 'exactly' what the factory-cast finish looked like? Not trying to be argumentative, but exactly which of the above pictured finishes exactly matches that of a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,499
Posted By Brian
Re: Cleaning an early aluminum intake

Have you seen the finish vapour blasting gives? Looks like brand new!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By Brian
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

When a local machine shop surfaced a pair of finned heads I had, they tapped the stud holes in the four corners. [Probably 1/2 unf?] Screwed in bolts and clamped the bolt heads. Having this setup...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Brian
Re: 1936 dual carbs/ triple carbs

Blast, the biggest problem with fitting multi-carbs to early, pump in head engines, is generator/ waterpumps clearance. The easiest twin manifold to fit is one that allows stock generator mounting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Brian
Re: Oversize OD main bearings for 37 21 stud block

On the cheap? Can't you find the correct bearings?
A while back, I built a 255 cube 21 stud....I used a 37 block like you've got, first operation was to ultrasonic check all cylinders to ensure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Brian
Re: Oversize OD main bearings for 37 21 stud block

if you decide to do this...big job, you'll need to narrow the centre main; the later cranks are narrower there and won't fit the block, also, the rear main is still .010" too short; something else to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,296
Posted By Brian
Re: Again?! this time juddering at a stop

Yeah mate, you'll need a lathe big enough to turn those axle housings. Bugger!! I feel your pain.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By Brian
Re: 1936 vs 1937 Emergency Brake Lever

36 handbrake bolts onto the rear trans mount. Use a 35-36 mount and 36 handbrake. You'll still need to make the rest of the handbrake system. Do a search, there are threads detailing various...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Brian
Re: Oversize OD main bearings for 37 21 stud block

front and center main bearings .015 os;

68 6333 X .020 u.s
68 6333 Y .030 u.s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Brian
Re: Oversize OD main bearings for 37 21 stud block

Front and center main bearing liners, .015 os;

68 6333 X .020 us
68 6333 Y .030 us
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Brian
Re: Oversize OD main bearings for 37 21 stud block

if you can't find .020 bearings, 68 6331 AA is .030 on crankshaft, .015 os and again .010 shorter @ flange
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Brian
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Brian
Re: Oversize OD main bearings for 37 21 stud block

The rear main .015" os in block, .020 on journal is #68-6331 Z However, the length between flanges in block is .010 us. total length thrust to thrust is std. Check the width of your blocks flanges.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Brian
Re: 1936 LB engine fuel pump stand to intake

Actually, there are several 'cut out notches' in that tube. they are baffles. Fit the tube in any orientation; it doesn't matter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By Brian
Re: Military flathead engines

Sounds like a Thames truck engine
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By Brian
Re: Military flathead engines

That's the guy! I too have assisted him with parts etc over the years. He'll know....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Brian
Re: stainless molding

Good one Lawson!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By Brian
Re: Military flathead engines

Ian, Shoot 'bluebell' [a member on here] a pm. He is right into NZ bren carriers and will know the answer
edit; better to send him an email, I see he hasn't been on here for several months
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,296
Posted By Brian
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By Brian
Re: Military flathead engines

Ian, you may well be correct, I've read that info somewhere too, but I still maintain that every Pilot engine I've seen has the freeze plugs at back of each bank of cylinders. Every 21 stud bren gun...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By Brian
Re: Military flathead engines

and the 21 stud surplus models were made in England apparently and fitted to the Pilot cars and Thames trucks after the war.

Ian, I'm not so sure...the pilot blocks are a different casting to the...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 AM.