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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By mfirth
Re: My "new" 260 inch Merc is a BEAST!

Terry, so glad the cam worked for you & that the engine is so GR8.
Hows about a pic or 2 or 3.......
Happy cruise'n, mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By mfirth
Re: C4 transmission in a 1953 Ford

I was told one of the Ford A O d will fit, but i've not seen one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By mfirth
Re: 390 Holley vacuum advance hose question

19Fordy, according to CharlieNY you can run a Y Block, 1 inch bore, 94 type carb which improves performance with the Load o matic dizzy. I'm in the process now of ironong out minor tuning issues, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By mfirth
Re: OT 8BA to Jeep

JimTN, have you posted this on The H A M B ? Might be worth a try.
swedishsteel, maybe you & i are nutz, but a 276 Merc flatty in the Mustang would be really neat. 5 speed tranny would improve...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,422
Posted By mfirth
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

God bless all veterans & those serving now. It is amazing what WW 2 military and folks at places like the Ford Motor Co.who built planes, etc. accomplished and did for this country.
I am blessed to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By mfirth
Re: Replacing rings on 1 piston on 8ba

Times 2 on what Bored&Stroked said. Honed & re ringed an 8BA & a smc some years ago.
It isn't perfect, but greatly reduced oil use & improved performance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,875
Posted By mfirth
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

Nope, the kind of gas i have can't be put in a can......too many beans !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,763
Views: 616,896
Posted By mfirth
Re: What I Did on My Lunch Hour

Very nice Vic! I might be there in Jan. sometime, but even that's a maybe.
God bless ya for your generous offer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By mfirth
Re: timng gear from a camshaft

Did you try Vanpelt Sales...for a new one?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,871
Posted By mfirth
Re: tesla Truck

I am thankful for much, but i'm gonna be REAL THANKFUL when this thread is dead !!!!
Lots more OLD FORDS ....PLEASE
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 505
Posted By mfirth
Re: Happy Thanksgiving to all!

What Mike says, this mike does too. God has blessed & one of the things i'm thankful for is "The Barn" and the GR8 folks who make it what it is. Happy Thanksgiving to all & to all a ..........a nice...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By mfirth
Re: Decarbonize engine

Tubman, my dad had Packards till 1958 when he bought a Lincoln same story. His last Packard was a 56 Carribian & i don't think it ever had time to "carbon up". Those 2 4's were open a lot..........a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,871
Posted By mfirth
Re: tesla Truck

Come on guys...enough already....Like a friend once said "i played with electric cars when i was a kid".....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 49,932
Posted By mfirth
Re: Flathead project

Yup, THAT IS NICE !!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By mfirth
Re: Another Ford Video

Thanks a bunch Ron !!!!!! Loved it. mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By mfirth
Re: Anybody experienced cast iron degradation?

A little off, but i had a head on an A M C 327 marine engine that looked as though it was delaminating....flaking apart above an exhaust port .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By mfirth
Re: Spark plug preference...Curious

1940, are you 12 volt Or 6 positive earth ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By mfirth
Re: Spark plug preference...Curious

NGK or Autolite for me.....some folks are not happy with Champion quality.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By mfirth
Re: Repainting an engine

Only painted 2 flattys & used Hirsch on both.One brushed & one sprayed,VERY satisfied.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By mfirth
Re: Cowl lights- AV8 Roadster

2 more cents, or nonsense, I like cowl lights.... lots a folks want em gone, but 2 me they ahve character.....look at lots of pics....then decide.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By mfirth
Re: Any 52-54 Lincoln owners out there?

Love that series of Lincoln...good luck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,047
Posted By mfirth
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

O K, i gotta get back in here after look'n at some older posts where several guys are runnung 216 & 437 Autolites, NGK BL6's & 4's and non of them indicated any problems with pre-ign. spark knock,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By mfirth
Re: Flathead "spark knock" ???????

Bubba, don't know if this "fits" here, but my 8BA with Max 1 cam, !" bore 94 type carb, loadamatic dizzy & Offy heads is V E R Y sensative to timimg,, plug type, and fuel quality. It will spark knock...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,047
Posted By mfirth
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

Aw shucks, looks just like a 216 fit to me..........maybe using Go Fast's spacers and somp'n
longer......otherwise i'll keep the 216s. cause it sure runs good.
Thanks 4 your time Denny.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By mfirth
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