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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: flathead refresh

Also, look out for another motor to overhaul since time is on your side.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-17-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Need someone locally, just bought a model T Touring

Looks ok to me as is. If oil at the petcock and liquid in the radiator I would try to start it.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-14-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: 1923 Model T Replacement Gas Tank

Can get some, round or oval?
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-14-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Whatisit

Thanks for the opinion. I guess if it was real cold and hard start would help to prime it with warm gas to fire. Not worth adding it on for me, but don’t throw nuthin out. Another dust collector.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-08-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Whatisit

Got it now
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-08-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Rodrelic
Whatisit

This was in a mess of parts, looks like it lines up with the manifolds so I assume it is some kind of boiler, heat exchanger, Frankenstein add on to the right side of the motor. Fancy brass petcocks,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Cars from my past, how about you

65 GTO 389 4 sp in ‘75, usual slots with Remington L70/L60 air shocks, headers glass packs. Had nowhere to keep it so…. Well “I can always pick up another for a grand or so when I get back on my...
Forum: Model-A 06-08-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By Rodrelic
Model A passenger door

Don’t know exact application but similar to a crappy one I have, was in chicken shed. No defects, full of rodent nest, in excellent condition window broke but hardware still in door and inside...
Forum: Model-A 06-06-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By Rodrelic
Fender for trade

Have 2 left fenders, one for tire one not. Rot at running board, small dent at headlight bar, other rot at headlight bar, either easy fix. Will trade either for passenger side fender, or sell both.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Houdaile oil

I always thought 90w, probably not correct but I used modern 90-140 in mine but will caution one is leaking now, notrefurbished ‘46 shocks, after 10 years will research seal tolerances
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: '40 Gas, Oil pressure Gauges

I like the old school gauges but temp gauge repair sounds tough so I am trying SW with electro first time. Can’t easily find lower temp 0-200 deg old timely that really work anymore. But for oil so...
Forum: Model-A 05-31-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By Rodrelic
KR Wilson valve grinder

Pics in early V8 swap
Forum: Early V8 05-31-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By Rodrelic
KR Wilson valve grinder

Had for several years stored inside. The belt was a bicycle tube stitches with wire, needs a leather belt made and new cord installed. I travel north in the Jamestown Ny area and south late in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,555
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Cosidering juice brakes

All I can think of is the western NY weather and salted roads, parking brake was the common obstacle to inspection. I cannot imagine cable brakes working well back in the day, even without salt.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: wide 5s

Research showed pickups were 4.5” for 6.50 tire and I believe that also went for Mercury in ‘39. Probably could do 700 tire on 5”, those wheels should be high value.
I had a pair widened to 6”, used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: 39 big truck motor mount removal

Buddy wanted to do his and he was same age as the truck, born in ‘39. Had bad memories of standing on his head, back in the day to work on them, so I helped engineer and complete a tilt front end....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Swap meet find! 1941 Lincoln Transmission with LZ Gears

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So much good has gone to scrap, gotta get it wherever whenever
Saw a load of axles and frames in a junkers trailer late at night, all wide 5 hubs,
Went back down town at 6am, already gone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: 21 stud engine best upgrades?

I don’t imagine you want to take it apart, if it ain’t broke....
But if you do, a mild cam sounds better through the tubes, I think the crude iron plumbing muffles it some. The most fun I had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Are these EAB heads OK?

Something like these?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: Are these EAB heads OK?

I have several 8BA and some RT kicking around, some must be good. I can look around see what there is when I get back up to Pa. next month
Forum: Early V8 04-15-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By Rodrelic
39 Tonner

Too many things to do and no time/space so cannot leave it to wait for a few months extra to finish. Originally a 60 hp, has a 53 8BA and later trans, rear end.
Wheels were converted to 16”...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: bad Babbitt Bearing or Valve Poor Quality Valve Job

If the oil pressure is good, I would pull the intake and start checking valve gap, easiest thing to check. If wide, will have to pull heads and grind valves, &/or install adjustable. If pulling the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: If You Look Here - Your Eyes Will Explode - You Have Been Warned

Naughty Nelly boot jack, a classic piece.
Only thing could be saved from a Fordson in west NY state was the ends of the gas tank, stamped with Fordson logo, plan to use to make a tank for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: shifts hard

OR...find another and overhaul it, by then will be an expert and easy swap
I had a valiant that was wore out, recall it a PITA always locking up, manipulating it under the hood to free up. If I knew...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By Rodrelic
Re: 3 Speed Trans Open Drive to Close Drive?

My jalopy has a 39 ish rear with 3.78’s, about the same year truck trans. I also had leftover 46 parts and put the later gears in the early case, good shape. Wish I didn’t, 1st seems tall and with...
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