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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By tubman
Re: 1950 Horn Button

No, but I got shocked every time I blew the horn on a 1957 MG Magnette I had in the late '60's. A couple of years a go, I was looking at the H.A.M.B. and lo and behold, there was a thread on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By tubman
Re: Front Wheel Cylinders

I have had similar experiences a "JSeery". It seems Rock Auto has been buying up all of the old Auto Parts stores and distributors over the last few years and have picked up a lot of old parts. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 479
Posted By tubman
Re: 40 Ford Brakes

I'm just a "Shoebox Guy" so my knowledge about this is limited. I've always wondered why the early ('39-'41) brakes weren't considered superior than the later ones ('42-'48). I would think that the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By tubman
Re: dumb questions

A lot of people get '49-'50 Fords confused with "Bullet-nosed" Studebakers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By tubman
Re: dumb questions

I don't mind "Dumb Questions"; after all these cars are completely out of the experience of most people that see them. Healthy curiosity is a good thing. What I don't like are "Dumb Statements" by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 818
Posted By tubman
Re: Copper coat gasket spray.

I'm a "greaser" myself. If that don't do it, you have other problems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By tubman
Re: Spark plug shims

I run extended tip plugs in my car, but I have Edmunds heads where the spark plug has been relocated just enough to get it away from over the valve. Two years and 3000 miles with no problems. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,662
Posted By tubman
Re: 1940 Ford Deluxe Voltmeter for 12 Volts

I think your understanding of modern electronics is a bit higher that the average of the members here. Sounds like a good idea, though; they're cheap enough these days. If it was me, I'd get one and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By tubman
Re: 1946 Ford Custom Deluxe Police Car From Cop To Cop

I saw a video someplace where the Chicago police had a little parade when they took delivery of a batch of new police cars in 1932. There were a couple of Phaetons, a bunch of sedans (both two and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By tubman
Re: paint on oil pan?

Lanny,

Sorry to say, I never met Tom Hoover; my drag racing days were several years before his and I was long gone when he was at his peak. You never cease to amaze me as to some of the cars you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By tubman
Re: paint on oil pan?

Jim, That is one terrific looking engine! I don't blame you for posting those pictures here. Hell, if that were mine, I'd probably post it on the Studebaker form. I'm the guy that got away with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By tubman
Re: In these times, Fordbarn is my comfort

Once you get those bleeder screws freed up, consider replacing with them with "Speed-Bleeders". You can bleed the brakes by yourself, which (in my experience), leads to a happier "missus". If the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba block decking

You're Finnish? Well, that explains everything!;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By tubman
Re: 1946 Ford Custom Deluxe Police Car From Cop To Cop

I wouldn't worry about a guy like you damaging anything; I think the comments were more intended as a caution for other folks that may not be as experienced as you.

I have met people who could...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By tubman
Re: 4bbl manifold flathead V/8

"CA Victoria" - I have a question and a comment. First, why did you swap out the WCFB; (Not enough carb, condition, parts availability?). Second, I have heard that the Fenton is the best of the 4 BBL...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba block decking

Dale, I really like the last part of your last sentence.;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 872
Posted By tubman
Re: Posting pictures

I used to use "PAINT" and it worked good. Then I got Windows 10 that has "upgraded":rolleyes: "PAINT-3D". It took me about an hour to figure out how to use that, and everytime I do, I have to spend a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By tubman
Re: Pressure plate finger adj

I don't think the precise measurement is as important as having them all the same.

Here is an excercise that I went through : https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=227626&highlight=clutch
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,027
Posted By tubman
Re: Anyone heard from TOD lately about casting a new block?

Danny,

"PM" me, I have 12 left in stock from my last production run and am about to do 20 more. I get $50 each from forum members plus $8 shipping. Two would be $108. I'll take a personal check...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By tubman
Re: 47 pickup second gear pops out

You could always do what the old stock car racers did. Bend a hook out of 3/8" steel rod and bolt it to the dash. If you position it correctly, there is enough give in the shift lever to put it in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By tubman
Re: '50 Merc flathead V8. "Lonesome at Night"

Looks to me like the car has some serious steering problems.:(
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By tubman
Re: J&M Machine?????

From what I've seen over the years, Amazon could sell genuine US $100 bills for $79.95 and still get a review rating of 97%. Some people can never be satisfied.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By tubman
Re: 1946 Ford Custom Deluxe Police Car From Cop To Cop

Cool story, but it doesn't look like a police car.; one color, no "gumball machine", or anything else. Did someone try to take it back to stock during the interim?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By tubman
Re: Floor shift in 53 f-100

Just about every aftermarket floor shift conversion kit available today says they will work in any pickup '49-'68 (but not in cars). I have one new in the box I will sell for $50 plus shipping. (I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By tubman
Determing transmission condition

I am in the process of installing an overdrive transmission in my '51 Ford. I have four transmissions, two '49-'50's and 2 '51's. Because of the differences, I would really like to use one of the...
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