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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,680
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: NOS heads

Hey! My single RNOS FORA head is not a wall hanger! It is a door stop. Wall hangers dent the floor when they fall.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,680
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: NOS heads

FORA Head combustion chamber
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,680
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: NOS heads

I have one of these FORA heads that is brand new. On mine, the FORA is larger font and above the "made in usa" text. Decent casting.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,969
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Why not a new casting

Seery is correct, the number of core pieces makes the Ford V8 a difficult part to cast. We all remember the history books telling us how Ford originally struggled to get the casting process refined...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: C59A bearings questions

How does one oil hole in the crank get lube to two independent sets of bearings on the rods?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,969
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Why not a new casting

OK, a stock block for $3K.... not that bad if I am building a nice car. Can someone sell 30 a year? French block sales numbers would be interesting. The Motor City block was doomed since it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,969
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Why not a new casting

Yes, I have followed Todd's postings.....he has a lot on the plate but he may give us an insight as to the difficulty involved with casting a FH block.... I do know the FH V8 has a lot of core pieces.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,969
Posted By mike in tucson
Why not a new casting

OK, I get it. Flathead cores are harder to make than a small block Chevy or a Model A Ford. The machining of the casting is also more complicated with the valve features. You can buy an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,663
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Seeking Info on a 1939 Tudor Sedan

VIN sequencing did not start until 1968. Fords of the era had a serial number stamped on the drivers frame rail, most forward position is just forward of the firewall on the top side of the frame. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Anti freeze

A lot of farmers used kerosene in their cooling systems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Cracked block "Bad Deal"

By the way, I pay the shop that did the hot tank and mag directly... I figure the shop will be honest with me if I am paying. I have bought blocks sight unseen and have never been stung. Also, it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Cracked block "Bad Deal"

When I buy an unknown flathead block, I tell the seller that he can take it
to a shop to get it hot tanked and magnafluxed. IF it passes, I will pay his
price plus pay for the hot tank and mag. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,534
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: NEW products available thread

so where are they for sale?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,633
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: 1932 V8 standard roadster update

Imagine that you were a young fellow in 1932 walking into a Ford dealer....your heart would certainly race upon seeing this car!..... Imagine the same in 2020 and the same thing happens....regardless...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Trick to remove OFF ON ignition plate

An observation regarding the ON/OFF switch plates: The original plates had raised letters...meaning they were stamped. Reproduction plates are found with raised letters OR the cheap ones that are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Found On Road Dead

My typical fail is to put the bad rotor back into my box of electrical stuff so I can pull it out again in the future and go thru the entire sequence again. Kinda like my wife's dad had a keyboard...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,210
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

"It's a poor workman who blames his tool" anon
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,210
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

A long time ago, I installed some waterjet cutters in China. When I finished and was getting ready to come home, my customer technicians asked if they could buy my American tools....they said that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,729
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: This AWFUL Bug...Explained!

Virus vs. Germs require completely different approaches to control them.... I just read an article regarding the spread of the corona virus.... there is an "average" transmission where a single case...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,729
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: This AWFUL Bug...Explained!

Johns Hopkins University Sent this excellent summary:

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Fuel Pump Oil Pressure Shut Off Switch Question

It is important to know the current capacity of the oil pressure switch. For instance, the stock GM 5.7 switch is packaged with the oil pressure sender and has very little current capacity...it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,136
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Drake Sale:

A couple of years ago, a group of us stopped at Drake's parts outfit in Grant's Pass, OR. Mr Drake was very cordial and showed us around the place. He openly discussed the backorder problem.... for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: 32 Ford Ignition Bullseye Toggle Switch

Michael, I didnt see the springs on your web site. Can you help me with how
to order qty 4 of the springs for the bullseye on/off switch? Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: 32 Ford Ignition Bullseye Toggle Switch

Thanks, Michael
I didnt see them on your store site.
DavidG... yes, they tend to jump out of my parts
box and disappear even though I put them in plastic
bags. Since Michael sells a nice kit, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: 32 Ford Ignition Bullseye Toggle Switch

DavidG
If you find a source for that spring, I will buy 3 or 4. I looked in my column drop rebuild parts and cannot find any springs...I must have used all that I had.

Thanks
Mike
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