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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,267
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: Valve Lash for a 59A Block with a Howard M8 Cam

Odd--my M-8 card from Donnie J. says .012 on intake and .014 on exhaust. (Of course it's possible that no two were alike).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,829
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: Lincoln 337 cui what trans can I use?????

Not much more I can say-I love the one in my F-100. It's not only fun to drive but it's a great attention getter and conversation piece. I love it when somebody looks at it when the hood is open and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,500
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: joe abbin's blown flathead book

Pete: I think you still have time. I can't think of any thing more I'd like to read than your adventures and exploits over the years. If you write it, I'll be first in line to buy it. (But hurry...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,278
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: What flathead is this?

About 5 years ago I saw a real nice '50 or '51 "baby" at the James Dean run here in Fairmount, IN. It had the same set-up as mine (except the carbs-mine has Stromberg WWs). The car was from Ft. Wayne...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,278
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: What flathead is this?

Vic: I haunted swap meets for years before finding that set-and had to pay way more than I wanted to But, as the saying goes: "When it's the only game in town--------".

1937pickup: That...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,547
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: My 'Barn find"

Looks "cast". If it is stamped, there will be an impression (female) from the punch on the back side.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 40,554
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: New Poll, What Year Fords Do We Own?

'53 F-100 (with 337 Lincoln Flathead.)

'32 5 window coupe (with 291" 8BA)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,568
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: 337 flathead in my 1939 coupe?

Go for it! I have one in my '53 F-100 and love it. (And BTW, the crank does NOT weigh 300#). Most of the negativism expressed on this and other sites comes from people who have no personal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: Protection under car

If you've seen any of the old photos/movies of the Ford assembly operations, you'd have seen where EVERYTHING that went into the chassis was painted. I believe the bottom of the body may have been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,568
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: 337 flathead in my 1939 coupe?

The March 1953 Hot Rod Magazine carried the story of Ken Austin who installed one in his '39 convertible sedan. He had made the pattern and cast his own 3 X 2 intake. And, yes, he DID install a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,216
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: Used anti freeze

Any automotive service facility ("repair garage") should have the capability. They are required by law to capture everything they drain. They in turn contract with a company like Safety Kleen to pick...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,423
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: Spec. Info, howard cams

I have an M-8 in my 291" 8BA ( 3 3/8 + .030). It's quite mild-Probably not much more than a stock EAC . Howards specs are: .328" gross lift; 230* duration @ .050"; Intake opens @ 5* BTC, closes 45*...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,981
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: Two Piece Valves

In a Flathead, separation of the valve head & stem isn't as likely to cause the damage shown here -in an O.H.V. engine. I had one do that and the head rattled around in its hole for a bit and beat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,337
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: V8 fuel pump as an air pump? - Racecar

Same kind of sources: "old racers" have told me the same thing. It makes sense since the pump isn't working under the same handicap that Ford designed; namely having to pull/lift the fuel via...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,514
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: Banjo rear end! ring and pinion

Nor was he concerned with how long it would last.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,984
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: Holy Graille of flathead V-8 Engines

Pete: You just answered the question I've been going to ask you for months. You've always talked about your 3 7/16" engines and I've always been curious as to how many you had to cull thru before...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,870
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: What can you tell me about this block

In addition to what has been said; there is NO difference between Ford and Mercury in '49-'53 blocks. The basic block was the same-the Merc had no unique identity until the crankshaft, pistons,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,990
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: overdrive options for 1953 f100

Just change the clutch disc to one with the smaller splined hub then bolt the transmission in.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,225
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: Fair price for EAB heads.

I've seen scroungy ones a swap meets for $25. I told the vendors to clean 'em up and ask $50-$75
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,387
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: 1949 Mercury needs a Distributor

A distributor doesn't care what voltage you're running. The coil does. If you already have a working 6 volt coil, keep it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,209
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: Block casting numbers

What more do you need to know if you already have it narrowed down to a '49-'53 block? They're all alike so it should be irrelevant what its exact lineage is.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: Casting shift

Kinda forgot about thewires-I think most of the modern ones are pasted.
Recommend to anyone interested in the mfg technology of the V-8 to obtain a copy of either the Francis/DeAngelis or,even, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: Casting shift

If you're referring to an engine block, it's when one or more of the baked sand cores which are placed in the mold cavity to form the cylinders mislocates during the pouring of the hot iron. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: ID this Carb/Air Cleaner Mount

I have to say "truck"-just don't know which. The Lincolns and Mercuries had 90* adapters to offset the oil bath hangin over the cylinder head (to the Left on Lincoln and to the Right on the Mercury.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,033
Posted By Dale Fairfax
Re: 337 vs 239 engines

The Cadillac flatty was used in tanks in WW II but the Ford/Lincoln didn't exist until '48-a little late for that war.
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