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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-06-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,928
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: The forgotten 1960 Fords

I bought my wife a brand spanking new 60 four door Galaxie, it came with a 292 v8 ac, automatic trany. It was the sorriest car i ever owned. when there was a cross wind the damn thing was hard to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-26-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: aluminium radiator

I'll see if I can post a pic. of mine, not too good at this but gona try again. Thought I had a better pic of it, but not. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Out of round tire

I think ( was told ) that has been outlawed for hiway use. Just sayin!!! Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Wiring an electric fuel pump

the cup on the end of the fuel pump arm was turned back towards the firewall and was not pumping well, so I put the electric pump thinking I was taking some pressure off the cam an doing away with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: 40 engine temperature drop by 20 degrees

We did that to a friends 47 sedan and with duels on it, there was a what we called a back draw, in other words the exhaust popped when you let off the gas. What a wonderful sound it was, we used the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,882
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: New Member New car

Yes welcome to the Barn, lots of good guy's on here willing to help with what ever problems you might have. They helped me with several problems with my 41 Business Coupe. It drives and rides like it...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-21-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: aluminium radiator

My 55 Fairlane has an aluminum radiator with 3 electric fans, a push on the front and 2 pulls on the back. Running a 302 built engine and it runs 170 deg all the time and it get's hot in Texas. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Wiring an electric fuel pump

I think what i'll do is get a new mechanical pump, and use the electric one before start-up then turn it off aftter the engine is running. I also have a fuel pressure regulator and gauge between the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Polishing aluminum

You can use Boname powder with a little water and it will not scratch the soft metal, but it takes lots of elbow grease. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Whats the hole for?

I used the hole on my 41 to mount the electric windshield wiper knob, handy and no more holes drilled. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Wiring an electric fuel pump

i have a toggle switch mounted under the dash bu the door that will act as a kill switch. it's connected between the power source and the fuel pump along with a 10 amp fuse which is supplied with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Wiring an electric fuel pump

Thanks for the reply's, I think maybe the relay will serve the purpose and not burn out the old switch. I use a starter relay on my tractor for the glow plugs and it stopped burning out the ignition...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: At the local show

When I go to our local show, I'm usually the only one there with a flathead, seems like everything has to be a rat rod or sled or some kind of foreign drifter. They ask me what kind of engine I have,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Dual exhaust system 1948 ford with headers

I just got a quote to have my Smitty mufflers replaced and I furnish the muffler's for $60 per side. The shop is a good and well known shop. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By grumppyoldman
Wiring an electric fuel pump

i had my electric fuel pump wired through the ignition switch when I first installed it, but you guy's said it might not handle the amps. I put a toggtle switch under the dash knowing I would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: what C. I would it be?

thanks estout81 I'm told that was done to my 41 and I just wanted to know. Have it for sale and would like to pass it on to new owner. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By grumppyoldman
what C. I would it be?

Removing sleeves from a 221 C. I. flat head V 8 would make it what C. I. motor? The sleeves are .080" wall thickness I've been told. Don't need any formulas just C. i. thanks for any info. Al
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-02-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Rear Tire Jacking info on 1955 ford stationwagon.

II had the same problem with my 55, I added the extensions and that solved the problem. Al
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-02-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Rear eend gear oil

the climate down here is hotter than where you guys live, so I think I should use the 140 wt. thanks for the info. Al
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-01-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By grumppyoldman
Rear eend gear oil

What gear oil should be used in the rear end 0f a 55 Fairlane with an 8" 3;30 to 1/ ratio? Al
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-20-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Rear end temperature

I checked it with an IR gun, the web sight I looked at said a temp below 200 to 250 was ok. Al
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-19-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Rear end temperature

Checked it with my lazer temp. insturment. Al
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-19-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By grumppyoldman
Rear end temperature

I drove my 55 yesterday about 30 mi. and checked the temp. it was 148 deg. is that a good temp. for a just overhauled read axle? Al
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-17-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Short shocks on rear of 55

Got the extensions installed, works good tire comes right ofrf now. Thanks for info. Al
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-15-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Short shocks on rear of 55

Thanks Jeff, got em ordered. Al
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