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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By tubman
Re: rotor to inner distributor clearance

Here's what I know about rotor to cap contact clearance. Too much can cause a high speed miss. I had the 327/350 engine in my Corvette completely rebuilt. After the usual teething problems and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,398
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By tubman
Re: '51 tudor tail light quarter spears

They were the first thing I took off of my first '51 in 1959 and the last thing I found for my current car in 1989.:confused: Since they are the same on all body types, they are around and you should...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,398
Posted By tubman
Re: My '53 Customline

Your car looks great! Whatever you did to the front fenders seems to have worked very well.

It's currently 19 degrees F in Breezy Point, MN. Fortunately, I'm not there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,443
Posted By tubman
Re: T5 guys TKX

Not for four grand (plus all the labor) I wouldn't! And, I already have the half-bell and starter plate (both types).

Anyway, I've got all of the ancillary stuff (lockout cable, relay, kickdown...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By tubman
Re: 21 stud?

Lawson, here's what I got from "Lanny" :

Hello Denny, say are you still looking for a V/8 60 ?
A fellow here on the barn has one for sale, and some
extra stuff also for a 60.
He is from a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By tubman
Re: 21 stud?

Damn, Lawson; "Lanny" just "PM'd" me about a V8-60 and parts for sale in suburban Minneapolis.

Too bad you're so far away.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By tubman
Re: 12 volt Regulator NOT Regulating

In the "Corvette World", correct functioning, properly dated voltage regulators are very difficult to source. Several years ago, I gutted the case (which has all of the numbers and codes) and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By tubman
Re: New 32

Great truck! What a way to start out.

This is a great forum; there are people on here that are experts on everything flathead (and early Ford in general).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,443
Posted By tubman
Re: T5 guys TKX

I just clicked the link to look at it. I see they are saving you $319.01 and you still have to supply some of your own parts. I scrolled down the page, and some of their prices shocked me.

I will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By tubman
Re: 59A Flatty. A good candidate for rebuild? It's full of sludge!

Sludge is just a cheap, low-grade version of Cosmoline.:D

Probably easier to clean off as well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By tubman
Re: Oil pump pressure test

I believe that the O/P's original question has been lost in a discussion that, to me, boils down to the difference between a good stock rebuild and an all-out racing engine.

Assuming the O/P is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By tubman
Re: Oil pump pressure test

I have found that 10W30 will hold 25 psi hot idle and 55 psi going down the road in a properly rebuilt stock engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By tubman
Re: Oil pump pressure test

Yep; I found that out the hard way. It was a useful exercise though. First, run a fresh rebuild with the Speedway pump and barely get 40 psi at speed. Then replace it with a tested, known good Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By tubman
Re: Best intake options for 50 sedan

One thing about Canada, they made Mercury manifolds cast from aluminum. An aluminum Canadian Merc manifold is a real upgrade as far as I am concerned. I have one on my '51 and really like it....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By tubman
Re: Oil pump pressure test

Although my sample size is smaller (5), this is what I have found as well. My experience with non-Ford pumps is also similar. I put a regular pump from Speedway Motors in my latest rebuild because,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By tubman
Re: carburator

"Probably", but nothing I would suggest doing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By tubman
Re: 1940 Lever Shocks

Check them out on this and other boards first.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By tubman
Re: carburator

I got all excited at the thought of being able to order a new or rebuilt carburetor from "Rock Auto". I checked it out and see that it is a rebuilding service only and requires you to send them a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,259
Posted By tubman
Re: No Shipping

You might try member "Tony Martino" on this forum. I got 5 of these from him a couple of years ago. I am not familiar with New York zip codes, but he is in Kingston, NY.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By tubman
Re: Oil pump pressure test

I will admit that I know nothing about Melling high volume flathead pumps as I do not use them. I have to ask why you are stating 80 psi for a standard Ford 8BA pump? I don't have my manuals with me...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By tubman
Re: carburator

As long as we are getting down to the final complexities, I use a 1 7/16" "Rota-Broach" (shown) to bore the manifolds all the way down. I have done both aluminum (Canadian) and cast iron manifolds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By tubman
Re: carburator

First, of course, it has to be a small base. (Later cars have the larger version.) You also want to find a Chevrolet carb with the fuel inlet on the side; they are much easier to deal with than one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 64,196
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

I can't remember when I've enjoyed so many off-topic pictures so much.:D

Thank you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By tubman
Re: Oil pump pressure test

8BA pumps have an internal relief valve, so if your fixture is set up right (to allow the relief someplace to go), it should max out at factory spec, which is around 55 PSI.
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