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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:23 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Brian
Re: Holley 94 on 1953 Ford

You're damn right; Charlie does not toot his own horn, but quietly does what he does best. He is the best!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Brian
Re: 1935 Distributor Upgrade

Use the 68 advance
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Brian
Re: 1935 Distributor Upgrade

You surmise correctly
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Brian
Re: Fenton intake value?

I've run that very same manifold now for probably the last 20 years on various engines. The porting is rather small, this isn't necessarily a bad thing; it keeps intake velocity up. Thing I like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Brian
Re: Eng work on Canadian '48 in car

Newc, That's a '41 239 engine, easily identified by the 19 cast into block in front of #1 cylinder
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Brian
Re: dumb questions

Karl: Did your mechanic figure out the problem you were having with your '34?



GREAT QUESTION!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,684
Posted By Brian
Re: Hydrostatic fuel gauge innaccurate

The original [tetra-bromo-ethane] liquid was tinted with 'Durant scarlet dye'. when your repop liquid fades out, try adding a drop or two of cochineal red food colouring....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Brian
dumb questions

Many times on here, I've seen the comment that there are no dumb questions...
Today, I've been using my 35 as a complementary taxi, along with another guys '30 phaeton, ferrying people down to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By Brian
Re: help identifying Greyhound ornaments

No, they will only fit 1935
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By Brian
Re: 1935 ford Fordor Slantback rear seat frame pic

As you've figured, the seat base can't be a flat wooden arrangement, because that area of the floor ain't flat. Only the seat back is on a wooden frame. I do have a spare seat base, but it's going to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By Brian
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By Brian
Re: 69a Block Oil Gallery Crack. Centre bearing

What size bore is that block?
I may be able to help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By Brian
Re: 69a Block Oil Gallery Crack. Centre bearing

Phil, I've never seen a crack there, but there's lots I've not seen....
I take it this is the hot engine you recently bought off trademe?
Any cracks through main bearing webs can be considered...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By Brian
Re: 69a Block Oil Gallery Crack. Centre bearing

Not nice; a highly stressed area of block...find another one
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By Brian
Re: help identifying Greyhound ornaments

The one on my 35 is identical to your #2
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By Brian
Re: help identifying Greyhound ornaments

Actually, I reckon both the 2nd and third versions are for 1935
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,500
Posted By Brian
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

Ok, so you've got an 80lb pump installed with a built in relief valve. Others have said you can 'regulate' the engine oil pressure through the relief valve at front of valve chamber. The engine will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Brian
Smile Friends

Seems to me, there is at least two types of people that play with flatheads....one type sees it as a lifestyle, this type gives freely parts and labour to others of the same ilk, and receives the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Brian
Re: 1936 oil pump drive gear????

Probably just stuck on, give it a bit of a tap sideways with a punch and little hammer, break it free
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Brian
Re: testing wheel cylinders

'Good way to break [brake?] an asian vise. I like that, made me laugh...thing is, it's so true!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By Brian
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,338
Posted By Brian
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

Vincent, with respect, shouldn't the first thing to do be to calculate the existing diff ratio? You only 'think' it is a 4.11.
These cars are noisy at higher engine revs, however, it is my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Brian
Re: '35 Front Fender brace -- thru inner panel?

Yeah, that's one of the problems with museum exhibits...made to look good to the casual observer, but often times using any parts whatsoever
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Brian
Re: 1936 LB rods?????

You are correct, I use the 21A or 91A rods in all my 21 stud rebuilds. I get all my engines balanced....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Brian
Re: '35 Front Fender brace -- thru inner panel?

Yes, they run through the oval holes in the inner fenders
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