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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Tool for removing tapered parts

Did a little search and found that KD Tools and OTC have similar ones, look stronger than the one on amazon. I refuse to buy anything from amazon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Blast media

i use generic silica sand that Menards handles--about $5 for 50 lbs. Have tried glass beads, and that black stuff. Glass beads worked good on aluminum with lower pressure as it isn't quite as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,218
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Wd-40

I had a 7.3 idi diesel that had sat for a couple years and when I tried to start it, fuel wasn't getting through the injection pump to the injectors. A diesel injection service told me that parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Flathead V8 head bolts vs studs

When I built my '36 21 stud, I used aftermarket heads so the original studs were the wrong length. I went to my local Auto Value and, at the time, could get a variety of studs. It's been several...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,839
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Adventures in gas tank restoration. '36

I have a D6 caterpillar that plugged the fuel line up--discovered the tank had a LOT of varnish and gunk in it. Did some research and learned that lye works good as a cleaning agent, so I put about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Liner/bore question.

I bought a '36 tudor that came with a boat load of extra parts the previous owner had had the original '36 LB block bored the cylinder walls out to water and had sleeves put in to make a 239 cu. in....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Mouse motor check it out

I have two that were almost like that--valve train stuck on both. One has been soaking in used diesel oil for three or four years as I haven't had time to work on it, the other is sitting on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 820
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: It is getting harder to find basic parts at the auto parts stores anymore

I used to buy a lot of stuff of ebay, but not anymore. I can usually find the same item for less cost, often from the same vendor. The "free" shipping is added to the price. And ebay automatically...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: cooper tires

They are one of only a handful that are still made in the USA, one more reason to buy them. I just bought a set for my '01 Jimmy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: White wall care

We have three sets of Diamondbacks- they instruct to use Simple Green and if a blemish/stain doesn't come off with just the soap, use some very fine sand paper. Has worked for us for close to ten...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,828
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: OT 8BA to Jeep

I'm working on a '67 Mustang and haven't totally ruled out putting a '51 Merc flathead in it. Had a six in it originally. Have a 351w as well, but..............it would be fun at cruise nights!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: 36 5 w

These are drain ports for the windshield opening. Not sure where they drained originally but I ran a hose down inside the kickpanel area, drilled a hole in the bottom of the cowl and the hose sticks...
Forum: Early V8 10-12-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By swedishsteel
Forum: Early V8 10-11-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By swedishsteel
Columbia two speed--your way

Have a '39 Lincoln Zephyr Columbia two speed only, no controls. It is complete with torque tube, drive shaft, u joint, trailing arms and spring. It has Ford backing plates and hubs/drums, drums...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,887
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A little info from the delivery person perspective: I was a rural mail carrier for 30+ years, retired a year ago. Yes, misdeliveries happen; easier than you think when you have 150 packages in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: 1936 Rear window gasket question

Originally that rear window rolled up and down. If yours doesn't it has been changed, so do what ever you think will keep it from leaking. Rod
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Removing cylinder head on 8BA

A few years ago a friend told me when attempting to loosen a rusted/old/stuck bolt or nut to try to tighten it just enough to move it before attempting to loosen--I think that's what Ol' Ron means in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,296
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: What are the must haves for you're shop?

A couple things I didn't see mentioned: a rotisserie and an adjustable height stool on wheels. Having a car on a rotisserie enables you to do all the work at a comfortable height. I have a couple...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,326
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Spark Advance versus Overheat

I have a '36 lb engine with a Potvin 3/4 cam. 2 97's on high rise Eddie Meyer manifold, Eddie Meyer heads, stock distributor rebuilt by Bubba. Bubba sets the timing when he ships them back and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Copper packing material for oil seal?

I used furnace door rope seal to pack a tractor rear axle. Found a site online that had several different sizes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Painting Over Evaporust?

This doesn't directly answer your question but Rustoleum High Heat primer and paint works SUPER. You have to sandblast your manifold first. Three years ago I sandblasted the exhaust manifolds on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,715
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Battery cut off

I installed a hidden battery cutoff switch in my '36 five window so some a$%%^^e can't hot wire it in the middle of the night and drive it away. All it takes is a jumper wire on the back of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,939
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Sanding tempered glass? Yes-No?

Your local glass shop can trim it. I had similar problem. Took a bit to figure out exactly what/where it needed to be cut trimmed, but I marked it with a Sharpie and took it to the glass shop and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: 8ba rear mains

I bought a '51 Mercury motor a year or so ago. One piston was stuck so I disassembled it. It had been "rebuilt"--I think just the crank ground, pistons knurled and new rings, and didn't appear to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Building a sleeve for a t170

Been several years, but I'm pretty sure I made it even with the front end of the "nose" on the tranny. Use thread locker on the set screw so it doesn't work itself loose.
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