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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By Tinker
Re: 8BA compression issues

It's a rebuilt engine. run the shit out of it and then report back. Rings are probably not set or valves. A motor needs to be driven.


Certainly if there is a metal on metal issue...stop....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By Tinker
Re: Smoke from oil cap?

Bones I agree. I'm not saying new technology is bad, certainly not. Just saying if you don't have a pcv and see a drip it's not the end of the world for you or your flathead. Granted 1 in 400,000...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Tinker
Re: Too low of 49 front end

Think astro van springs are a good cheap replacement for the early 50s. lower, not in the dirt.


Think on the early yrs you need a angled piece on the top to fix the caster when lowering.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Tinker
Re: Oil leak from helmet distributor?

True real blow-by will be very apparent and a ring issue. Oil will be everywhere. Very different then some vapes and drops of oil, that is normal. Not normal to have oil coming out the vent tube in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Tinker
Re: Fall In The Rockies

Great car, great pictures!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By Tinker
Re: Wiring a voltage regulator

39 ammeter would just be a loop through wire. Main power dash feed. If you loop it the wrong way the meter runs backwards.


It can be a bit of a wives tale that you can remove the battery out of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By Tinker
Re: Lifting a 8ba engine

I hope you removed the engine by now


I've used tow straps before. think your good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By Tinker
Re: Wiring a voltage regulator

good resource. just need to pop the field on the regulator. If wired right.


http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_drawings_electrical.htm


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By Tinker
Re: Smoke from oil cap?

Guess best I can say... from the words of Bruce Lancaster " fords leak oil to protect the underside of the car". Not verbatim.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By Tinker
Re: Happiness Is.....

Family. then fords :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

I agree Texas, but fuel in the 30s-40 was like 60 octane, dirty, and had lead.


Guess it's why I can run about any crap fuel in my 1927 throttler.


I do not have a good answer here. Doing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By Tinker
Re: Smoke from oil cap?

Blow by. but a hot motor vapes oil of the downdraft?

Geez does anyone run a regular oil vent system. I've never had concern. Christ these motors leak a bit. Nobody freaked out.


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Emmit, most guys just run ethanol fuel out. If you are driving and using it you are fine. If you let it sit a lot maybe an issue. maybe not. Course other issues maybe not real but I can't say if they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Tinker
Re: Another dumb question

.... you'd be okay with 10 yrs most likely. Granted its a 79 yr old car. It made it this far. Depends on how you drive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Emmit, a lot of marine and boat guys use Startron.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Tinker
Re: Wanted: Ford Script version battery cable 40-14313-B

Well that is really hard to follow merc. ha ha .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1933 34 colors

If you have good chipcharts and books, its a good start. It's mix of paint store working with you. Best if you have a part they can scan. Pictures off the web are not accurate, in my opinion.


I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By Tinker
Re: Carb Spacer

Being that most modern vehicles have a complete plastic intake. It makes sense. Probably could do the same with aluminum, plastics are cheap and better suited in a way, hell you might be able to make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Tinker
Re: 1941 Pickup Cowl vent: A video from Mart.

Great video Mart. For anyone needing to put together a 41 cowl vent "air conditioning" this should do it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Tinker
Re: Flathead Fan Oil

Ya most it's mentioned is your year service lube and maybe oil. Is to put some oil (engine oil) in the cup really. 30w then
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By Tinker
Re: Backfire

These flatheads are so simple they are complicated. One simple thing complicates the system. Once fixed it'll run for a long time. Good thing is it just might be ignition and fuel :)



Super...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By Tinker
Re: Lifting a 8ba engine

i just use head bolts and a leveler.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By Tinker
Re: The Defiant One.....at the transmission shop

Guess the lesson is to when storing don't keep it out side or fill it with oil and spray the sh!t out of it ever season. Maybe inside also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By Tinker
Re: The Defiant One.....at the transmission shop

Or a tub of used oil for a yr. I've had decent luck with the new pb blaster stuff, as getting kroll isn't easy for me. This one would take a lotttt of soaking.



Even if you free it maybe too...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 982
Posted By Tinker
Re: Running without a torque tube center bearing ?

Not sure I'd ever run with out the bearing. Although the shaft is strong it covers a distance that I wouldn't want to let slap around.


Torque tubes have made a come back with modern chev vettes....
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