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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By tubman
Re: Data plate silk screening

The guy that bead blasted my '48 Seagrave Fire Engine damaged the cloisonne' Seagrave emblem on the Grille. I had it restored and theY did a good job but it was over $400.

It was just like this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 250
Posted By tubman
Re: 50 Car Steering Idler Arm?

Which car and oil pan combinations wil or will not work seems to be pretty well covered on the part listing on their web site.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By tubman
Re: Engine Made in the Stand

Now that I think about it, doesn't the Merc plate have a reinforcing bracket with three bolt holes in it that goes to the oil pan? Other than that, are they functionally the same?

I ask because I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 250
Posted By tubman
Re: 50 Car Steering Idler Arm?

I looked at the steering upgrade kit on the Shoebox Central sit e and was disappointed to see that there were no reviews. That being said, my '51 has been well maintained since new, and I have never...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,702
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA compression issues

I have a '51 Ford with a 255" Mercury and Edmunds heads, which should be as hard, if not harder, to spin over that your engine. An Optima spins it over just fine. Before resorting to a 12 volt jump,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By tubman
Re: Engine Made in the Stand

"V8COOPMAN" - Do you know if the cast iron and stamped steel bellhousings use the same starter plate?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By tubman
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Thanks for getting back to us Ted. It's good to have some information for benchmarks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By tubman
Re: Gas and ways to seal

Assuming you are referring to a 94 type carb, have you tried replacing the ferrule? They sometimes get damaged. Very rarely, the entire line needs to be replaced.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By tubman
Re: Carb. question

Which carburetor are you running as the primary (or only)?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By tubman
Re: Carb. question

I would be interested in what intake manifold you are running. Hopefully it's not a "Super".:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By tubman
Re: how many cfm for two carb flathead??

You think you were "stupid ass kids"; hell, you were amateurs. I had a friend with a good running 2 barrel 265 in a '55 Bel Aire hardtop. We stumbled across a 6-2 setup and installed it , expecting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 Pickup

You're welcome!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By tubman
Re: Painting Copper Brake Lines

I'm no metallurgist, but I believe the addition of the nickel to the alloy changes everything. One of the major advantages of NiCopp is it's resistance to corrosion. I don't believe it has much in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 Pickup

That looks kinda like the hood seal on the core support on my '51 Ford.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By tubman
Re: 51 Crestliner

Boy, that last one is really "accessoried out" ain't it!:eek:

I think you nailed it, though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By tubman
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

"And now we return you to our regular scheduled programming......":rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,240
Posted By tubman
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

I, for one, would not think twice about carrying a 2 gallon can from the station to my shop (two miles) in the trunk. I would never consider carrying one permanently. It raises the odds to an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By tubman
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Thanks for filling the displacement in. May I indulge you some more and ask what a "small Isky cam" is? MAX-1? I ask you as it is quite similar to my last build.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By tubman
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Ted - Thank you for the interesting information. If you ever run across it, could you post the displacement of the 150 HP engine? It would be interesting to know.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By tubman
Re: Some Questions........

Welcome to the 21st century.

"NiCopp is a nickel-copper alloy brake tubing that meets SAE Standard J1047 and ISO 4038; meeting all international and U.S. requirements for brake tubing. This alloy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By tubman
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

I am interested in this as well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By tubman
Re: need correct oil bath air cleaner

The carburetors with the V-shaped inverted flange were used on trucks. You are going to want a truck air cleaner, but that could lead to other fitment problems and would be incorrect anyway. IIRC,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By tubman
Re: Marmon Herrington info and snogo

I had a friend who had an International Scout years ago. He was out of town when his wife had a blowout and called him. He told her to replace all four tires, but she decided two were enough. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By tubman
Re: Isky Max 1 valve lash

Maybe they mean that the engine should have been brought up to operating temperature and then the valves adjusted, instead of with the engine dead cold. I know that is what is specified for a SBC...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By tubman
Re: New Ring Gear

If I had one of those aluminum ring gears in my high school '51 Ford, I bet I wouldn't have broken so many axles!:D
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