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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:57 AM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Engine Break In

Wow. Thank you so much for this!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: H&H Flatheads

Sure you got the right number?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Should I be concerned?

Great! As someone said, no way you could build it for that and seems fair for all that was done to it. Drive it and enjoy it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Tim Ayers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 848
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

Me too. Great resources.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,310
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

I'm with you on this, Tony. Those numbers seem really optimistic. There is book written by George Nichols (I believe) and he uses a similar dyno program. Every cam he put into the program had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Should I be concerned?

Nice! Please do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,630
Posted By Tim Ayers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,424
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Oversized Brake Drums

So true. I have a few that are so badly grooved, there must not have been any lining material left and the rivets there doing the stopping.

I was just thinking to myself the other day, why in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,424
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Oversized Brake Drums

If you have an opportunity, take a look at a '40 drum that has been turned past .060. I have some that, according to my drum mic, are .090, .100, one is even .120. These came off old brakes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Should I be concerned?

Without question it is a nice looking truck. While I agree with you that one would be hard pressed to build it for $30K, I don't share your thoughts on it only being $30K and what's the big deal. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Should I be concerned?

I think you are on the right track. Neat truck, looks good, sounds like it runs well, but needs to be inspected in person to verify or confirm what the seller is telling.

'40/'41 trucks are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Should I be concerned?

Does he have the paperwork/receipt from H&H. For being driven only 200-300 miles in the past 7 years, the motor looks like it has some miles on it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Should I be concerned?

More than mildly IMHO. Paint is a big cost and that color choice is 100% street rod. 9" with a T-5, totally street rod.

Again, not that its a bad thing, but I wouldn't call this truck a hot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 997
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

The more I think about this, for the small amount of rivets we are talking about, get a tote tank set up and use Oxy-Acetylene and do it right. Those "B" tanks should last long enough to do this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Should I be concerned?

Can you give us a ball park what he's asking? This is an unique truck.

Paint is street rod, running gear is a mix of hot rod and street rod. It's interesting mix of the two. No longer a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Should I be concerned?

Agreed, but seeing the money the guy put into it, I am curious as to why someone wouldn't fix it. Motor cost was around $6-$8K depending what is done to it. That's all.

By pictures, looks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Should I be concerned?

Agreed. That's just a the way the hose is going to be do to the outlet location and rad location.

The lower part (where it attaches to the head) should have been made shorter to prevent that. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Strange "Clanking Noise" at Idle

I hear the same and it does appear to be coming from the back.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 997
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

What about one of the cheap spot welders from Harbor Freight?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 997
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

I’ve read a few times that the rivets should be annealed first before setting them. The article suggested placing them in a fire wrapped up in tin foil.
Forum: Early V8 07-27-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Tim Ayers
Wanted: 3.78 banjo rear center section w/ ring and pinion

Looking for a 3.78 banjo rear center section complete with ring and pinion. Must be in nice shape.

Thanks,

Tim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,310
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

This is not to sound like a fan boy, but more so as someone who admires mechanical ingenuity and the ability to problem solve. We are fortunate to have a bunch of these guys on this forum who are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Any shaky can preference on small parts??

Could. I've done it a few times in NJ when it was really humid and didn't have the orange peel like you are showing.

I also made an indoor spray booth for small parts.

I got an appliance...
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