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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Fitting Sump

Most people I know don't use the white rope pieces. There are other options such as a 1 piece seal which usually involves modifying the front pulley. There are professional engine builders on this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: 21 stud?

I believe it was mid 38 when they switched the 221s to 24 stud.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: 40 rear axles

ford38v8 is correct the 35-38 axle is the same length as the 40 but the machined gear end of the axle that engages the spiders is different. Early axles have 18 teeth,39-41 16. The correct 4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: 41 ford car stock gas tank sending unit - recommendation

All the 6v electric tank units (35 or 6 to 55 or 6) have the same top, only the float arm is different. You can usually take the top off and clean the points and a non-working one will come back to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: 39 ford woodie

svm99, if the 39 in question is still stock, the dimmer is built into the headlight switch, not a separate switch like on 40s and up. But if it does have a separate dimmer that you step on, by all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: 39 ford woodie

Next would be checking the connections (including the plate that is built into the wiring harness) at the switch at the bottom of the steering column. The switch itself could be worn out. Same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Will this work?

I think the radius of the bottom of the lifters is 68"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Kingpin bushing driver

Good point cas3!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Narragansett reproductions

Banks DO watch CREDIT cards closely, DEBIT cards not so much. During this Pandemic I ordered takeout from a Thai restaurant to pick up using a debit card. I look at my card accounts every day. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Kingpin bushing driver

Wait until you have the new bushing. If you have a metal lathe, this shouldn't be a problem, make a driver slightly smaller than the OD of the bushing and step it down to fit snug the length of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Gas in oil

Like others I suspect leaking gasket at power valve or bad valve. Something internal or float level too high or defective needle and seat. Do you know how many lbs/in that pump is putting out? ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,180
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Flying Flathead

In 1992 our Regional Group hosted a Western National Meet using Coeur d'Alene as the host resort. A part of the event was a fly in of a Tri Motor owned then by Evergreen Airlines which now has the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: New addition to the shop, any expert advice?

For practice: Draw an odd number of lines about 1 inch apart the length of metal where you want to run the wheels. Number the center one 0 and 1 -? each side of 0. Start at 0 running with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Notching cylinder for 4 merc crank in a 221

As suggested, put your crank, with the rods you are going to use in the block and check it. I would put 2 rods on the same crank throw and check both sides of the engine for whether you need to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Cleaning aircraft aluminum

My 2015 F150 is all "military grade" aluminum. 700 lbs lighter then the 2012 I traded in.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Need choke if stalls

Maybe a tad too lean for the idle circuit, and the choke overcomes that. 2 carbs lets in lots of air. How do the plugs look?
I have 2 97s on my avatar roadster and when warmed up, turns about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Door lock set screw

If it were me, I would find or make a hole saw larger then the metal tube in there and from the door edge, cut a new hole that is just big enough to take out the set screw and whatever it is in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Hub cap painting advice

P.S Also at the art store, pick up a tool that looks like a fat pencil that has hard rubber at each end, one end pointed and one end chisel shaped. I use it a lot when doing the raised numbers on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Measurement help

If ForwardAir services an airport near you and the destination you may save a bunch of money with them. Worth checking. They were way cheaper before all this shipping drama started and they were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Hub cap painting advice

My pinstriper taught me how to use the 1 shot enamel. After restoring the plates for my avatar roadster he said if I could paint the cars, I can letter the license plates. I now have restored many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Uneven Head Dome Sizes

Good for you noticing that they ruined your heads before you installed them and created even more problems. Never go back to that machine shop unless you think they will buy you another pair of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: 40 Ford Coupe vs Business Coupe Seating

Business coupe does not have a package tray, has 2 little fold down seats. Kube will have the answer for your second question. I only have a business coupe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,767
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: 'Rebuilders'? Am I tooo Picky?

Maybe he thought you were a "patina" guy. That really sucks Dale. I'm sorry that happened to you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Remove window channel

I own a woodie and I can't tell what I am looking at in your picture. Glad you got it out!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Calling trans experts: Issue with bushing sizing for throwout fork shaft

I was taught that bushings pushed into a hole become slightly hourglass shaped, especially thin ones. On something like the bushings in play here probably not that critical but when really...
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