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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: Small head temp gage.

Marshall instruments makes a nice one also
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,523
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: T5 Shift Problems

Does it grind while shifting into reverse? If so, then the clutch is not fully disengaging.


That can also make it more difficult to shift into forward gears also.


General rule of thumb in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: Seeking to learn

The Van Pelt test really says to release the clutch and count to 20 slowly?
So is that like 20 seconds?


That seems like an awful lot of time to wait to get the clutch disc to stop turning and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: Generator Belt Listing by Length

This is the one I use all the time for belts.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: Merc-O-Matic / fluid in torque converter

Since it has already had fluid in it, you will be ok. Just dont dilly-dally around when filling it once its running.

To answer 34PKUP. When you add fluid to a torque converter you do it through...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: Merc-O-Matic / fluid in torque converter

There is nothing really any harder about rebuilding Ford cast iron transmissions compared to other transmissions.

Problem is finding someone familiar with them as they are somewhat primitive in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: Merc-O-Matic / fluid in torque converter

In my shop, we always put at least 1 Qt of ATF in the torque converter for lube, during initial startup and lube the pump bushing with assembly lube.
Yes the converter will fill fairly quick but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: Looking for Flathead friendly Machine shop near Chicago

Bob Sweeny of FX Engines in Mokena IL. (708) 479-9384, did the machine work and partial assembly on my 8BA. Mokena a SW suburb of Chicago. He specializes in vintage engines and drag race. He is very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,368
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: Flathead intake manifold recomendations

Not sure on the 1932-1948 Offy regular dual manifold but on the 1949-1953 Offy regular dual manifold the generator mount is offset to the left 3/4" to help the generator clear the carb. Might be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,707
Posted By justpassinthru
Why Shimming A Fuel Pump Changes Fuel Pressure

I have seen a lot written about this but no explanation of how it accomplishes it.

I am confused with how adding or removing shims to the fuel pump increases or decreases fuel pressure.

It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,725
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: flathead pcv valve kit by jamco ...any good?

I have the same one that Jamco sells but I got it from a fellow in Canada. A while back there were some issues with Jamco filling orders so I went with him. He sells on EB.
Nice machined spacer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,091
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: Removing brake fluid from brake shoes

Years ago I had new brake shoes on a corvair and a wheel cylinder leaked while in storage. They were soaked with brake fluid. What I did was boiled them in a pot of water on my now ex-wife's stove. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,972
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: fordomatic rebuild

The springs are from the pressure regulator body. One is for control pressure and one is for converter pressure.
The only time I have ever seen those springs broken is when the trans was full of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,300
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: Flathead Plug wire looms, HotRod

I got the ones from Flathead Jack for an 8BA style manifold and they no how, no way will fit. As usual, it seems most stuff I try to store buy wont fit. So I fabricated mine from 3/8" steel tubing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,352
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: Anyone used SPEEDOMETER Service Co in Milwaukee

I have used Speedometer Service quite a few times and get great service. I just ordered a speedo cable for a 74 V8 Comet on Tues., they made it up and I got it the next day. Cant get much better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,795
Posted By justpassinthru
Flathead 8BA Thermostat Question

Looking to install Stewart/RobertShaw high flow thermostats in my 8BA
and my question is should I use the ones with or without bypass holes
Thanks, Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,840
Posted By justpassinthru
1932 Ford Coupe Curb Weight Needed

Do any of you guys know the curb weight of an original 32 5W Coupe with a V-8.
Thanks, Bill
Forum: Early V8 08-27-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 659
Posted By justpassinthru
not needed

not needed
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,974
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: new guy with two flathead questions, if I'm allowed

I had a post on the spark plug issue a few weeks ago with the Offy 8BA-425 heads. What I have found is the NGK B6HS spark plug has a 1/2" reach, non protruded tip. Tried on in the head and looks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,929
Posted By justpassinthru
Re: Offenhauser head spark plug length

Im not trying to figure out which spark plug manufacturer is better or not. That could be argued for ever. What I am interested in is the reach of the plug. The Champion H10C is a 7/16" reach plug...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,929
Posted By justpassinthru
Offenhauser head spark plug length

I have seen a number of threads on this issue and it seems the popular plug choice is the NGK B6L plug. That plug has a 7/16" reach, which may be fine for stock heads. My Offy 8BA-425 heads measure...
Forum: Early V8 03-05-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 850
Posted By justpassinthru
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