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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Fords in Fall 2020

Hard to find much color around here. This is along the original pre-37 alignment of Route 66.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

I have the Innovate unit linked above, it is very interesting to watch how the carb responds under different conditions.

You have to weld a bung on the exhaust, preferably up near the manifold....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

They are all 12v tho...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 50 F1 Parking Cable Boot

I hate to suggest it, but there are any number of Taiwanese shops that could kick them out of molded rubber in a matter of weeks, usually with excellent quality. Just need the dimensions. They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Scammer alert

"Friends and family" is not for payments for goods.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,797
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

Couldn't say, this is what they look like
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,797
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

Just the opposite, specifically with Rustoleum "Professional" enamels. I just finished off a can I've used off and on for 4 - 5 yrs, worked flawlessly right to the bottom of the can. The instructions...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 0BA distributor overhaul

Burnishing is very different from honing, I can't think of any way for a person to do it at home. Hard to believe it's really critical.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Transmission internal gear question

There is a 10" diaphragm clutch for Y-blocks that will "almost" work, but it's made for cars with the smaller input shaft. I tried it but the fingers rubbed on the center of the release bearing. A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1952 F1 with a FE 352

I have a friend with a Caddy 500 in a '49, it's an easier fit than an FE. Same for nailhead Buicks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1952 F1 with a FE 352

Plenty of people put 390's and 460's in 48-52 F-1's. They are a tight fit around the steering box but there are literally dozens of them on the Ford Truck Enthusiast site,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Hot '53 Mercury flatty

A lot of people would die to get that power steering setup!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Post 1948 Ford Gearbox - what year is this item?

What would the nuts/studs on the bottom of the case be for?
I've never seen a 3-sp with stamped levers and clevis connections.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1953 Flathead acceleration issue

There is a wire under the points plate that often times wears thru its insulation, as it moves every time there iis a change in advance. I wonder if it shorts when you hook up the vacuum but doesn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Temperature Sender

I don't know about the earlier gauges, but 48-on can be adjusted. Adjustments must be VERY small or the gauge will go crazy. One adjusts Zero, the other readings. According to the 48-51 Truck manual,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

Not just 4 wheels, but should have 2 horizontal legs. Some have a single leg with two wheels on a cross-piece at the end. Not nearly as stable. If you are going to be hammering on lifters and pistons...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Function trumps Awesome

It almost sounds like after a burst of speed, it's running out of gas. Stock fuel pump?

Does it die at stops regardless of whether you've had your foot in it?

I can understand wanting to go...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Holley 94 on 1953 Ford

Very nice looking car! Glad you got it running right.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,300
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Where does your 53 Ford run?

I would not buy a Speedway radiator, check out Champion. Many cheap aluminum radiators have epoxied tubes, totally unrepairable.

220 on the heads seems awful high to me. I took these readings...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,980
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Off shore adjustable lifters

Sealed Power makes and sells the heavier solid adjustables, last set I bought said Made in USA and "each lifter hardness tested". They looked like quality parts.

On the OP's lifters, I have to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Modern Ford Q?

It's a bad design, no question, but it is mostly the techs using high-powered impacts with worn, sloppy-fitting sockets. I can't blame them for using the big guns, with aluminum wheels run in salty...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1951 8BA Cooling Capacity

Even with the pumps out, with the engine in the frame, the 3 slope to the rear keeps some at the back. Need to lower the front to get it all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1951 8BA Cooling Capacity

My truck (with Car heater) lists at 22 qts, I've never gotten more than 18 - 19 in, even with a dry block (after rebuild).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Holley 94 on 1953 Ford

Are the mixture screws about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 turns out? Is your idle speed to spec? How about the timing, has it been checked and does advance work?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,606
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Airtex E8902 Debacle

Electric pumps are good pushers but poor suckers. Sounds like the loop over the axle is the problem here.
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