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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Overheating Flathead

Disconnect the upper hoses from the water pumps .Pour water in the necks on the pumps to bring the water level up to the top. Remove the belt so the pumps don’t turn .Crank it up and look for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Split Lock Washers On Main Bearing Caps Of Flathead Motor

I’ve seen that in the 8BA engines. Lock washers under the center and rear but none in the front .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 781
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Alternator or not?

Just my opinion, I think that Powergen is a very expensive piece of crap . Stick with the generator .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,164
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Low oil pressure solved

I agree, I’m not here trying to bash anyone but I’ve learned a very good lesson . I didn’t build the engine so from now on I’ll be paying more attention to some of those kinda things .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,164
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Low oil pressure solved

It has the restrictor fitting .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,164
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Low oil pressure solved

I had the cap removed along with spring and poppet . The bushing was not installed deep enough to seal it off from the tube that runs the length of the block. Running without a push rod won’t affect...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Greasing a front spring on a 39 pickup

This is the prescribed Ford spring lubricant
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,164
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Low oil pressure solved

Installed a newly rebuilt 59A in a 32 for a friend. Engine was rebuilt by a well known flathead shop on the west coast . It came as a short block and I fitted the heads ,oil pump and pan,intake etc. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 40 ford fordoor. Still need help with rear armrest

When I done my 40 fordor 30 years ago,I made the armrest form out of wood and panelboard . There was none available.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 40 ford fordoor. Still need help with rear armrest

What Hal said. Those formed metal arm rest with the hook on the back is not 4 door rear.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 226 G six cylinder water pump

The 41 G series used a pump with a bushing and carbon seal similar to the V8 pumps. After 41 the changed to a sealed bearing type pump.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 1940 ford deluxe windows

The rear ones do not
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: I Don't Like Palnuts

I use the same 3/8 locknuts as used on the small block Chevys. Readily available at your local parts house .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Harold “Putt” Smith

The Flathead community has lost another wealth of knowledge. Harold” Putt” Smith of College Park Georgia passed away Sunday Feb 16.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,182
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Opinion n on this thrust bearing?

I’d remove the bearing from the hub and pack it with grease then see how it feels.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 1940 Ford floor boards

To answer your question, I don’t know of any. When I started working on these old Fords I didn’t realize that besides having mechanical ability that carpentry would also be a requirement. Especially...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,871
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Plug Wire Tubes

Got these plug wire tubes with only two holes facing the heads and one on the inside facing the intake. All the others I have has three holes facing the head . What gives?��
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 39 accelerator pedal

Make sure the bolt is tight at the base and also check for play in the hinge at the base of the pedal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,343
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: pre-bent brake line kit - 39/40 Ford quality

Thanks for the feedback. I had asked you about pre-bent brake lines with the armor springs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: How do I get pressure plate out.

It’ll come out without dropping the pan. However, you may need to roll the engine to access the pressure plate bolts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 1940 hand grab

This is the one in my 40 Deluxe Tudor. Original upholstery . Just one assist strap on the passenger side .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Genes Hot Rods

https://geneshotrodparts.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: 1946/48 Columbia axle length

Also has a stud for the sway bar. Makes it easy to identify.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By Ken/Alabama
Re: Clamshell.. Felt or cork

I’ve always used the cork , never had an issue .
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