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Forum: Early V8 Today, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Ross F-1
1950 V8 exhaust manifolds + crossover

Very nice condition, minimal surface rust (from desert NM car), no broken ears. Crossover has many miles left but would be $$$ to ship due to size of box.

Price is $50.00 PLUS shipping. Will be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: need help from you wizz kids?

Are you using Chrome or Edge, or -?- for a browser?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Flathead Valve Guide Seals

I doubt bevelling the edges would seriously reduce their effectiveness.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Colorado Flathead Rebuilder

A long time ago I heard good things about this guy, no personal experience tho:
Jeff Andreen
8240 Circle Drive
Westminster CO

There are several good flathead shops in Albuquerque,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Mouse motor check it out

I bought an engine that would only turn about 45 degrees either way, assumed it was a stuck valve(s). Nope, packrats had dropped acorns down in the timing cover.

I get that it's a safe, enclosed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Where has billben/flathead gone

Bill Bentley passed about 5 - 6 yrs ago. The site remained active for maybe a year, but folded.

I believe it was Carl in Roseville CA who kept the site going
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Suspect several here have been there

Nothing but Yale's pellets for my cars! A JC Whitney staple.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1950 F1 with Merc flathead

Mercury trucks, with a single exception, came with the same 239 Ford engines as Ford trucks, domestic or Canadian.

Merc heads on a Ford engine results in lower compression, unless milled a fair...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: boring a "94" "8BA"carb base to " EGC " 1 1/16

Not sure boring will solve the problem, it appears to me the whole throttle section is larger. See photo of 94 base with ECC gasket overlaid.

I have a near-complete ECC 1-1/16" carb gathering dust...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 3 blades verses 6

I am running a 3-blade fan with shroud in my 52 pickup, 4-row radiator, +.060 EAB. No overheating whatsoever in 100 degree weather, slow traffic or highway speed.

My biggest concern with fans is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,817
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: This, is why you pull the clean out plugs on a crank!

My rebuilder does it that way, except he doesn't even drill the starter hole. I saw him do a whole crank in less than 5 minutes. He uses an air drill, and a bolt down the middle of an old socket....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 12 volt starter rpm reduction

If you are going 12v, I'd recommend getting a gear-reduction "mini-starter". They put the bendix into the front of the ring gear, never any hang-ups. They draw less than half the current of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Old transmission..... New transmission

That's about where mine is with a 9" rear axle. I've been putting off having a new driveshaft that is 1/2 - 3/4" longer made. The normal distance from the face of the rear seal to the end of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Airtex E8902

That's a Carter pump, I wonder if it is a return where someone sent in their Carter? Mac's sells it as a Carter: https://www.amazon.com/MACs-Auto-Parts-28-49431-Electric/dp/B071JHFCVS

That said, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1951 Ford F-100 pickup truck

Is something wrong with the 302? Have you driven it enough to know whether it's good? Not sure I'd throw it away, 302's are a good match to F-1's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,300
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 8BA compression issues

Are the battery cables #00 gauge, very heavy duty? Common cables carried in auto parts stores are #2 or #4, made for 12v systems, nowhere near up to the 600 amps a 6v car draws in cold weather.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,264
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 8ba generator mount modifications

I have an EAB engine that came out of a Car (narrow belt) in my Truck. I had to have Car sheaves pressed onto the Truck WP's. I'm using a typical horseshoe alternator adapter.

One thing to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Correct Head torque

The Truck manual for 48-52 8BA/8RT says to go 65-70. FelPro says the same for their PermaTorque gaskets.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1951-1952 f1 hood

Actually hoods, cabs, and doors are shared by F1-F8. The big trucks often have better sheet metal because they are up out of the muck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Np435 on 8ba

I know of no non-stock manual trans that will fit in an F-1 without a great deal of butchery on the crossmember. From the back of the hogshead to the front of the crossmember is a little over 9...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Still needing advise on 52 F1

Does your tank have a right-angle shutoff valve on the fuel connection? That is what is stock. On its inlet (part that screws into tank) there is a metal tube made out of brass screen that sticks up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Still needing advise on 52 F1

Make sure the valve at the tank is completely open! Have you ever cleaned the screen in the valve, that sticks up into the tank? Have you done anything with the fuel line to the pump? That is the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 F1 timing

On V8 trucks with the pin lined up it is at 2 deg BTDC.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Oil pan baffels ?

None of the 8BA truck pans ever had baffles, and the only 8BA Car pan I've seen them in was the Merc pan. I have one of those on my truck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,584
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

Believe it or not, Ford actually made an adapter to do this for trucks. They also made a kit to convert from the flat-6's to the OHV 6's. The parts lists for the kits runs to 2 pages...

Never seen...
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