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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Ritzy1
Re: The Unofficial Vender List

Good stuff. I'd suggest putting Van Pelt in the Misc Parts NOS section as well since they have much more than transmission parts. For example, I scored a NOS pulley from them.

Also, like Mart...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: Dual exhaust system 1948 ford with headers

Those are the emergency brake cables that run along the bottom of the X frame.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: Dual exhaust system 1948 ford with headers

I went with Red's headers on my '48 and used their head pipes after striking out with Fentons. The drivers side pipe didn't quite clear the hole in the X frame, but nothing a little work with a die...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: Wiring an electric fuel pump

Some say it's best to wire in an oil pressure sensor switch that automatically shuts off power to the fuel pump if the engine oil pressure dies, like in the event of an accident. Here's what I used:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: Tudor rear quarter window-How's that work?

Thanks for the advice. I didn't need to be too "bold", it moved fairly easily both ways after being un-stuck, but it certainly feels like it could use some lubrication at a minimum. I do have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: Tudor rear quarter window-How's that work?

So, I've got to turn the handle in the opposite direction to get them to roll down?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Ritzy1
Tudor rear quarter window-How's that work?

I've got a '48 Tudor Sedan and am wondering about the proper operation of the rear quarter windows. When I move the regulator, the windows move to the rear and stop. Are they also supposed to roll...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: scissors lifts

This might be an option for you: https://www.kwik-lift.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: How hot is too hot?

Funny you should mention that Sid! I did notice that the belt had indeed loosened up past spec, so I tightened it up to have the 1/2" of deflection it should. It didn't seem to make too much of a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ritzy1
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: How hot is too hot?

Yup, 2,380 RPM @ 70 MPH in 4th. Right on. It did tick up to 205 on both heads again, but dropped fairly quickly when I slowed a bit. May need to fatten it up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: How hot is too hot?

Haven't tested it Charlie, but I also don't feel the need to. It's brand new Dakota Digital stuff, and when the fan kicks on using a separate thermostat control, the gauge is reading 185.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: How hot is too hot?

Mine seems to idle all over the place. It certainly doesn't like to idle when it's cold. If I try to hit the road too fast, it'll die when I come to a stop. Once it's warmed up it can range from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: How hot is too hot?

Interesting to see you recommending 2,400, Ron. Putting this thing together, my mind was thinking low RPM at highway speeds like a modern car (1,800-2,200).

I was also surprised to see flatjack9...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: How hot is too hot?

Thanks again for all the feedback. As many of you know, these carbs come with .045 jets. Since I'm a rookie with flatheads, I consumed Vern Tardel's book How to Rebuild and Modify Ford Flathead V-8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: Back from the upholstery shop

Very nice! Love the color combo. I was going to have Lebaron Bonney do something similar, but now I'll need to find another way . . .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: How hot is too hot?

Thanks for all the replies. I'll just keep an eye on it. Trying to keep the RPMs varied as I break in the motor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: How hot is too hot?

Typo on jet size. Should have said .041.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: How hot is too hot?

T-5 trans., 2.73-geared Ford 8.8, 235/65R16 tires. Thinking I may need to change to a 3.08 to get it more in the engine's power band on the highway.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ritzy1
How hot is too hot?

So, I've got less than 500 miles on my freshly rebuilt 59A-B flathead. .040 over, Merc 4" stroke crank, Isky Max-1, dual Stromberg 97s w/.041 jets, 180 thermostats, shrouded electric fan with 185...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: 8BA Heartbreak

Mine had some similar cracks and areas around a head stud that needed to be repaired. Shop took care of it. All it takes is $$$!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: 1946 Ford Insturment trim

I have so far been unsuccessful at re-soldering one of the trim clips back onto my '48 glove box trim. Will probably resort to JB Weld.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: Vacuum takeoff on Edelbrock Triple Manifold

That's the base of an Edelbrock Slingshot. Using twin Stromberg 97s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: Vacuum takeoff on Edelbrock Triple Manifold

I believe Jim Linder (Bubba's) told me the vacuum advance wouldn't work with multiple carbs, so I put a plug in the front cover where the original line came out. Because I was going with power disc...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,025
Posted By Ritzy1
Re: Thinking about selling

Nice looking car.
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