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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By RalphM
Re: Pulling engine

I used to piece of wood across the wishbones and it did really good. when it came to pulling the transmission out laying under the car a couple of the bolts for the torque tube cap were a real pain...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By RalphM
Re: Radiator neck pliers?

Thatís it! Iíll take the entire set !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By RalphM
Re: discussion on way to make a press for stainless to hubcap dish

If the edge has t been “messed with” then the original shape will hold it on. What I’m saying is if it was removed with air vs a screwdriver. If the edge has been pried off then you will need some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By RalphM
Re: Radiator neck pliers?

Yes, like that!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By RalphM
Re: Radiator neck pliers?

Yeah I guess I’ll have to use a muffler pipe expander, I just remembered a tool that was a whole lot different when I used to work at a radiator shop as a teenager.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By RalphM
Re: Radiator neck pliers?

No nothing like that. They kind a look like these in shape only but the ones I’m thinking of are metal and there are serrations on the outside of the bent area and when you squeeze the handle the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By RalphM
Re: Radiator neck pliers?

The ones I remember when I used to work at a radiator shop when I was a teenager have a 90į Bend at the end and it goes in the radiator outlet to shape it properly. There were serrations on the 90 ‘...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By RalphM
Radiator neck pliers?

Trying to get the outlets on my 35 radiator round again. I did a search online and canít come up with anything because all the new radiators are plastic and aluminum, and the tools for them are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,422
Posted By RalphM
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

I toured one of those World War II Diesel Electric Submarines as well. I canít imagine being in one of those, takes a special kind of man. I donít think I could do it. Thank God for men like your Dad...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,422
Posted By RalphM
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

No words can express my gratitude to you and your generation. So Iíll just say Thank You sir!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By RalphM
Re: 1947 Super Deluxe Front Axle Bumpers

I found a set of NOS , perfect fit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,422
Posted By RalphM
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

WAIT! There’s a national weed day? And all this time I haven’t been celebrating it! I feel so left out. :(

Coop man,
That is so true!
I sit in the lunch room at work, and everyone is glued to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,422
Posted By RalphM
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

Mine flies every day for all those who served!

Interesting my I phone has all kinds of days marked, some of which I had no idea what they were till someone told me, but today is not marked as “...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By RalphM
Re: Mart's Crusty Flatty Teardown Pt6. Studs!. Get 'em out!

Mart,
Those videos are the “go to” ones for anyone starting to disassemble their first stuck flathead. Now if I could just find a young apprentice to teach on the ten or so that I have. :)

Ralph
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 914
Posted By RalphM
Re: Engine teaser: Getting closer

Looking good!
Love to hear it run, if my calculations are correct, that’s 292 cubic inches?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By RalphM
Re: Hot today

Just the opposite up here!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By RalphM
Re: Stromberg 97 Carb Large Logo vs Small Logo

Nah, their worthless! Send them to me.

Seriously, I haven’t noticed any differences. But I’m more used to rebuilding model 94’s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,872
Posted By RalphM
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

Yep see it all the time. But you canít tell people at 40 below not to get back in their car, they just donít understand. Problem is the static is about 10 times worse at those temperatures.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,872
Posted By RalphM
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

Funny story, my wife was traveling from Texas to Alaska the first time, so I told her to get a spare gas can and bring it with her in her truck. Gas stations in Canada were few and far between then....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By RalphM
Re: 35 tailite stand differences

Interesting to see them side by side. Looks like the angle at which the gas fill pipe comes through on the 36 is closer to 90’ from the mounting surface than the 35’s are. If I am seeing it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,872
Posted By RalphM
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

I drove a 69, and 70 Ford truck for almost 30 years combined. Regular cab, Gas tank behind the seat. Only issue was when you fill it on a hot day make sure you park with the drivers side uphill!
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By RalphM
Re: New Ring Gear

Many patterns start as wood! Even core boxes. Depending on how many of something your going to make. Higher production can use a match plate made of aluminum. Think about that one, the wooden...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By RalphM
Re: New Ring Gear

My Dad was a pattern maker. I still have his “shrink rulers”,
He used to say “if you want to play a joke on someone, just slip in a shrink ruler while their not looking!” :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By RalphM
Re: New Ring Gear

Definitely a talented man. Imagine what he could do in a real foundry!

I watched a man in an automotive shop in Vietnam make mufflers. All he had was a torch, a hammer and a pair of shears. They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By RalphM
Re: 35 tailite stand differences

In my Coupe .
I originally only had the one on the left but I found one to match for the right. Less than 8 inches say 7-1/2”
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