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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By RalphM
Re: Mercury crank

Clean out plug on the front will be five eights inch diameter, is the best way
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By RalphM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By RalphM
Re: -37 Ford Drag Racing Leaf Springs

Swedish drag strip! I’d love to see videos of the races!
I think given where you are, custom springs are your best bet.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By RalphM
Re: 1935 Pickup Rear Fender in Steel

Amazing video on the fender beading! So what does “expensive” mean? I’m almost afraid to ask, but if your doing a one off restoration, you have to go that route, unless you have the talent to do it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 910
Posted By RalphM
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

I’ve built plenty of engines, and as you say, I have never degreed a cam. So for us cam dummies, does the dial indicator on #1 cyl check for TDC? And how do you set your front needle point?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By RalphM
Re: Lifting a 8ba engine

I just lifted a complete block, without intake or heads, into my truck using only one exhaust bolt on each side. One 7/16” thread and one 3/8” thread. Did this because it had no pan and sat more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By RalphM
Re: 1937 and 1938 cowl sides ?

Usually the deluxe model, became the standard in the next model year. At least during the late 30’s. Fenders, hoods, grille, were similar, but I don’t know about the cowl.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,629
Posted By RalphM
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was a Joke.
I told him I would keep an eye out for his package.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,629
Posted By RalphM
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Just had a UPS misdelivery happen at work. Five packages sent, only four arrived, after two days of phone calls, and the UPS guy answering my “where is it” questions by shrugging his shoulders and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By RalphM
Re: Fall In The Rockies

Nice drive!
We are getting snow as well!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By RalphM
Re: Rear main seal

So I know someone has done this.
Tubman, what’s the procedure? Because the top half is in the seal retainer right?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By RalphM
Re: 37 glove box clips

If you will notice in the picture I have one original and one reproduction spring. Not an issue, they both sit about the same.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By RalphM
Re: Just a little nostalgia

Great story Ron!
Thank you!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By RalphM
Re: Rear main seal

Is this with the engine still in the car? The transmission still attached? I would think you might be able to knock the seal retainer around the crank with a brass punch or a hardwood drift.
But I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,213
Posted By RalphM
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

A friend is putting a y block in his 38 ford, heres a shot with the body off.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By RalphM
Re: Running 2 carbs on a 3x2 manifold

2x2 manifolds are designed for two carbs, and are not expensive or hard to find. Id keep looking.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By RalphM
Re: Running 2 carbs on a 3x2 manifold

2x2 manifolds are designed for two carbs, and are not expensive or hard to find. I’d keep looking.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By RalphM
Re: 37 glove box clips

Not sure on 37, but 36 has to go all the way behind door hinge hold down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By RalphM
Re: Trying to save a "raised deck" v-8 !!!!!!!

Water obviously hasn’t been in too long, note the absence of rust.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By RalphM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By RalphM
Re: 1936 ford spare tire

Although stock wheel is not 5x4.5 bolt pattern. So it’s obviously been modified. Get one of those wheel spacing gauges from speedway and travel to junkyard, best way I’ve found to search for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By RalphM
Re: Stock cars 1960

Those were the days!
Really exciting for the spectators, notice the tire flying off into the crowd after the five minute mark!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By RalphM
Re: Valve clearance Hot/Cold

Pete,
Is that .011 exhaust and .013 Intake?
I would think the clearance on the exhaust needs to be more than the intake due to the valve getting hotter and expanding more?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By RalphM
Re: steering columm bushing

I’ve heard a lot of guys talk about using a common wheel barrow bearing from the hardware store. Although I’ve never tried it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By RalphM
Re: Flat Black Friday...

I found a video of the one I saw here.

https://youtu.be/jTiK2B88EJs
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