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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 671
Posted By Fordestes
Re: What's your "Go To" for a hard head?

Since you can pull it up a small amount try using wood pieces under the ends ,sides ,top and bottom of the heads , pry up alternately as in a back and forth rocking motion, wood will not damage the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 1949 Ford 8n Tractor

mytractorforum.com, is another forum for all tractors .My wife has a 50 model 8N with correct ford Brush hog, I have a 64model , 4000-4cyl. Diesel, best small tractor for my needs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Piston /ring question

Sorry I didn't clarify that to begin with ,but I gained a wealth of knowledge just the same, I like the drawing ,I'll copy and add it to my files .Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Piston /ring question

These 221 engines are 41 models and have removable sleeves , with the sleeves removed there shouldn't be a whole lot more to be removed , I'm just guessing about .040 more to make a standard 239 ,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Valve Guide Seal Installation The Easy Way

where can I buy the correct "O" rings for the guides instead of the stock square cut quad ring style seals , are those rings a Viton , Butyl rubber, silicone or neoprene material ? I have looked and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By Fordestes
Re: pro or con HEI

I have in some cases wired the ford blue tab module into the Reluctor style systems in lieu of the factory modules and been ok, I use the blue tab modules as a pulse amplifier on my Sun distributor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,482
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Scam

I am aware of a similar experience , strangely enough someone called the persons utility company and ordered the electric to be disconnected and the water to be finalized their gas to be turned off,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Piston /ring question

I am planning to bore some 221 engines to 3-3/16., and use up some N.O.S parts I have and install the engines in my trucks .
Many thanks , fordestes
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Fordestes
Piston /ring question

I have a set of .005 o.s. 09A 3ring aluminum pistons , will standard rings be sufficient to use ? As I remember from my childhood, we used this combination ,however what we did does not necessarily...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By Fordestes
Re: pro or con HEI

Buy a Re-built or salvage O.E.M , H.E.I for a 500 c.i. Cadillac and have someone on the barn machine it to fit , a better unit than the china junk and a hell of a lot more dependable. I have several...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Need a piston

I have a piston of the 3 ring design, about a hundred gram difference in weight vs the 4 ring.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 3 ring pistons

I never heard of under .750. But as I stated these engines sometimes are full of surprises, a gracious Fordbarn member Tim Ayers is sending me some to fit to my piston Rod assemblies, and at no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By Fordestes
Re: need help from you wizz kids?

What problem are you having with an LN 9000? I had a couple some time ago, I found out some of the circuits are ground activated , right backwards of most trucks , My e- mail is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 3 ring pistons

I appreciate it , If it wasn't for you letting me know about the color codes I would not have ever realized it till I got all standard size pins, then I would have been pulling what hair I have left...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 5/16" id or 3/8" id fuel hose?

This is good info to know , I am guilty of overkill, sometimes I forget we are working on flatheads and see more and more of why henry designed them the way he did.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 3 ring pistons

Thanks all , Ggmac I see a red mark on the pistons ,that had me curiouse as well , I thought mabe they were a ford failure design or something of that nature , I am going to go ahead and use them , I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 5/16" id or 3/8" id fuel hose?

Too small diameter can cause restricted fuel flow ( starvation) , some times fuel hose will grow shut, seen it many times on heavy equipment, maybe just the type of material, the only time I use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Question re stuck rings on a removed piston.

Mart , I have used a small pin punch to carefully tap the rings out, somewhat tegiouse and most of the time the corrosion has gotten to the ring lands and rendered them unsuitable for re- use, find a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Fordestes
3 ring pistons

I have a stash of 3 ring aluminum 3-3/16 pistons Ford part # 09A6110- G .060 over. are these suitable for a stock engine , I realize ford went to a 4 ring design and some of us are using 4 ring...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,407
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Looking for a new job-maybe...

Count me in also Mac if you decide to take on the task of passing on your expertise, after all Knowledge is power and I have an unquenchable thirst for any thing old ford especially, I found we may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By Fordestes
Re: CMM Crank in earlier engines

frnkeore, I use the top seal holders from an 8 N ford Tractor , I pay average of $5.00 each, then I buy the lower part of the seal holder on e bay for 40.00. better than paying 40.00 each for the top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By Fordestes
Re: 32-34 4 cylinder motor.

Considering that the 4 cyl. would be a babbit rod and the v-8 is inserted and full pressure lubed as opposed to splash oiling for the 4. and the parts availability is to be considered etc. .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Fordestes
Re: '47 Fordor Generator Question

Before you tear it down check to see if the generator will motor, that will give you an Idea of the brush contact.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Oil pump question

Do you intend to use the 8 B A pump with the helical gears ? I think the last one I bought for that swap was from Speedway , installing the 8 B A pump with helical gears is a good upgrade, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,305
Posted By Fordestes
Re: Broke down

Looks like it was used too much when it was new .
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