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Forum: Early V8 11-17-2018, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Forum: Early V8 11-07-2018, 12:50 PM
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Views: 227
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
59A bearings & gaskets

NORS Thompson Bronze rod bearings for '39 - '42 221 Cu. in. engine. Complete set in boxes. Std. OD, .020 ID. - 50.00 plus postage. SOLD
Two sets of head gaskets for the same engine equipped with...
Forum: Early V8 11-07-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Forum: Model-A 11-04-2018, 04:04 PM
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Views: 236
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Shock rebuild kits, etc,

I have a shock rebuild kit for all 4 shocks and a bag of 10 rubber dog bone bushings. 10 bucks plus postage. -----SOLD------
Forum: Early V8 11-04-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Flathead ignition parts, etc.

Old age, health and eye problems are causing me to quit my old Ford hobby. Here are a few items to consider:
Mallory dual point distributor for 8BA, etc. Late red cap model with centrifugal advance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: 239 rod holes

The small hole is for lubricating the wrist pin. One odd rod indicates the engine has been repaired at one point in time. I don't think drilling it would remove enough metal to affect balance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,207
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Pulling flathead away from Trans

Roger, I'm sorry I called you Roy in my last post. I had another fellow on my mind and my brain fell out on the floor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,398
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Runs for about 10 minutes and the just quits

Partially plugged gas line. I have an A that only gets driven in parades twice a year. I drain everything down afterward. Invariably, some little piece of junk gets sucked into the line. Blow it back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Homemade Model A trunk

Beatiful work! I want to build one for my car but have yet to come up with a plan.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,207
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Pulling flathead away from Trans

Roy, that's not an uncommon problem with cars that have sat for many years. Though it needs to come straight back to avoid binding, a bunch of wiggling back and for and up and down while pulling can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Oil Filter canister on 59A

Not to get involved in a bunch of back and forth nonsense over filters, but you should install one. The original filter setup is fine. It mounts using the top 3 rear left head bolts, where they form...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,483
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: oil pressure

So, what your saying is the Ford blueprints are wrong? Maybe I don't see straight, eh? I thought my cataract surgery was supposed to fix that. I suppose next someone will tell me they excavated the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,926
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Screw on gas cap

Some reproduction/replacement caps just don't fit right. Mine, for example. The ID of the cap was too large and would not screw down tight. I would look for an original with plenty of wear. Remember,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,483
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: oil pressure

There is a little known thing that can cause a problem with oil level in the valve chamber.
If you look at the "dam" ahead of the oil tube, where splash over lubes the timing gear, you will likely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,868
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Help with radiator cap spray

I've found those MotoMeters are not at all accurate. It is true that over filling will cause coolant to come out. I always fill to cover the tubes and let the thing seek it's own level.
Are you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,760
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: milling iron heads

If you are going to use 59AB heads on a 59A engine, there is a slight difference in the valve location on the 59AB. The 59A heads need to have the area surrounding the valve head milled out for side...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Mallory product release...

I am running a later red cap on my '42 with a '53 Merc engine, '48 coil and modern ('49-'53) condenser. The thing runs like a scalded dog but when the Mallory gives up I will go back to the stock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,865
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: engine tear down

Yeah, that engine is shot. Rebuilding one of these things is a very expensive and time consuming project. You would probably save some money and headaches by finding a good used or rebuilt engine....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: 51 8RT in 47 coupe

I installed a '53 Mercury engine in my '42 tudor and had clearance problems with the tie rod rubbing on the 8RT oil pan I used. Solution: used a '37 pitman arm. Good to go.
If the tie rod touches...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,167
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Which supplier is making these kits?

Those big wheels and tires were largely used by rural mail carriers. Roads, where there was any, were not much good in bad weather. Especially in winter. The jacked up river crossers were built by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,637
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: flathead oil filter

NAPA used to sell re-branded Wix filters. Do they still ??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,637
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: flathead oil filter

Don't neglect putting the proper restrictor fitting on inlet (upper) hole on the filter can. For the uninitiated, It's a 1/8" pipe thread to inverted flare line nut with about a .060" hole for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,344
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Oil filters on flatheads

The crank case ventilation system on these things is wide open to the atmosphere. That means that fine abrasive dirt particles can, and will get in the oil. Poo-poo the bypass filters all you want....
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-08-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Binding Plugs

The p1ugs are 1/2" tapered pipe thread, as mentioned. Don't over tighten them. A stout pull on a 1/2" ratchet will do it. Use pipe dope of never seize on the threads so you don't gall the threads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By Glenn Thoreson
Re: Heads for factory replacement block

The A letter heads are for the '39-'42 85 and 90 HP 59A engines. In '46 or somewhere thereabouts the valve location was changed (59AB). I have a nice pair of A heads that are milled to .060. Never...
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