Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By tubman
Re: tachometer for 1934 ford

Did it come with any instructions? Probably not, so it might help to know the make and model of the tachometer. Someone here may have some tucked away somewhere. It would also help to know if it an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By tubman
Re: Best spark plug

A lot of people like NGK's, but I've never had a problem with Champions.

It is kind of a pain buying 8 individual "lawn mower plugs" instead of a box of 10 like in the old days. BTW, does anyone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By tubman
Re: Overdrive transmissions

This will probably work fine if you use the right combination of parts from the respective transmissions (gears from the non-overdrive transmission will probably go right in). There are some problems...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By tubman
Re: 41 Distributor Helmet Style - Dwell

I found my purchase, but the pertinent information is long gone. When I clicked on "Purchase Similar", this is what came up. I'm sure some of them would work, but they appear to be a little spendy (I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By tubman
Re: 41 Distributor Helmet Style - Dwell

Most powered dwell meters are 12 volt negative ground and won't work on an old Ford. (I know; I tried.) I bought an old, non-powered dwell meter off eBay and it works perfectly. You just don't get a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By tubman
Re: Replacing points on 39 Ford

I completely agree with these guys; electronic conversions are not the panacea they seem to at first glance. Learn about your car and stick to a points ignition. In the long run, you'll be glad you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By tubman
Re: king pin replace

Your best chance for that is getting them from one of the guys on here that have NOS parts. I would recommend Third Gen Automotive ("35fordtn" on here) or SouthSide Obsolete ("barnfind08" on this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By tubman
Re: Overdrive transmissions

Van Pelt Sales is a good place to find transmission parts. There are other sources that I am sure will be recommended by the members here. As to swapping gears, I don't think that will fly. A change...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By tubman
Re: Overdrive transmissions

The only transmissions that will fit without modifications are '49-'50. The '51 looks a lot like them and has the clutch boss, but the mount has been relocated further forward, so it's not a bolt in....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By tubman
Re: 36 project making progress

That looks great. There will have to be a nice sunny day with clear roads this winter!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,245
Posted By tubman
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

One thing I have learned from this thread is don't buy the additive from your FLAPS!:eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By tubman
Re: 34 tool storage?

Back in the late '60's, I bought a complete, original (but very rusty) '34 sedan delivery. It turned out to be too much for me, so I sold it to someone more qualified. Before I sold it, I found a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By tubman
Re: Does Anyone Know What This Is?

Not so fast; maybe he likes the crop reports and foreign language stations so common on AM radio these days. I even found one up here in Minnesota that plays Mexican music that sounds like "Old-Time"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By tubman
Re: Fords in Fall 2020

Not 2020, but here's one of my old '36 3-window with some glorious Minnesota fall foliage about 25 years ago.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,632
Posted By tubman
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

An "Air/Fuel" meter will tell you the ratio of fuel to air in the intake charge (generally around 14:1) by analyzing the engines exhaust. They essentially need two inputs; 12 volts to power them and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By tubman
Re: Brake Adjustment

If you don't have "quality help" when bleeding your brakes, "Speed-Bleeders" are a great help. Used properly, it is easy to do it by yourself.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,234
Posted By tubman
Re: Battery Tenders

I have battery tenders on my cars when I go to Florida for 6 months every winter. I was concerned about overcharging, so I bought a simple timer from K-Mart. After a few months of experimentation, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By tubman
Re: connector sleeve for choke rod

On a '36 I had years ago, they were soldered together. I heated them up with a big soldering iron and they came right apart. When it was time to put them back together, I used the same big iron to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By tubman
Re: What’s a quick test for temp sending unit?

I fixed one a while back. Look at this thread : https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=226078.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By tubman
Re: condenser

"Hope",

I think my first email went to eBay. I just sent one to : "leowmeu@gmail.com". Let me know if you get it.

Denny
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By tubman
Re: Identify this engine.

Cast iron bell means truck and EAB means '52-'53 heads. EAB heads were the highest compression stock late flathead heads, and a lot of people swapped them onto other engines to improve performance....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,245
Posted By tubman
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

It is my understanding that any motor oil that has a "50" in it's viscosity (e.g. 20W50 mentioned above) has adequate zinc in it. When I was racing my dirt car with the hemi, I used Mobil 1 15W50...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By tubman
Re: 11-A Distributor Thread Size

I've always known them as "Ford Nuts".:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,245
Posted By tubman
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

Gallons are a little unwieldly to handle. Maybe I should have kept the old pint bottles and repackaged it.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By tubman
Re: condenser

"Hope",

I just sent you an email with contact information. let me know if you got it.

Denny
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:38 AM.