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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Temperature Sender

I don't know about the earlier gauges, but 48-on can be adjusted. Adjustments must be VERY small or the gauge will go crazy. One adjusts Zero, the other readings. According to the 48-51 Truck manual,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,018
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

Not just 4 wheels, but should have 2 horizontal legs. Some have a single leg with two wheels on a cross-piece at the end. Not nearly as stable. If you are going to be hammering on lifters and pistons...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Function trumps Awesome

It almost sounds like after a burst of speed, it's running out of gas. Stock fuel pump?

Does it die at stops regardless of whether you've had your foot in it?

I can understand wanting to go...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Holley 94 on 1953 Ford

Very nice looking car! Glad you got it running right.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Where does your 53 Ford run?

I would not buy a Speedway radiator, check out Champion. Many cheap aluminum radiators have epoxied tubes, totally unrepairable.

220 on the heads seems awful high to me. I took these readings...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,198
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Off shore adjustable lifters

Sealed Power makes and sells the heavier solid adjustables, last set I bought said Made in USA and "each lifter hardness tested". They looked like quality parts.

On the OP's lifters, I have to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Modern Ford Q?

It's a bad design, no question, but it is mostly the techs using high-powered impacts with worn, sloppy-fitting sockets. I can't blame them for using the big guns, with aluminum wheels run in salty...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1951 8BA Cooling Capacity

Even with the pumps out, with the engine in the frame, the 3 slope to the rear keeps some at the back. Need to lower the front to get it all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1951 8BA Cooling Capacity

My truck (with Car heater) lists at 22 qts, I've never gotten more than 18 - 19 in, even with a dry block (after rebuild).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Holley 94 on 1953 Ford

Are the mixture screws about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 turns out? Is your idle speed to spec? How about the timing, has it been checked and does advance work?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Airtex E8902 Debacle

Electric pumps are good pushers but poor suckers. Sounds like the loop over the axle is the problem here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Ford F1 pitman arm refurb: Spherical turning without any fancy fixtures.

Well done! Using that loop of emery had me holding my breath, tho, same with the file.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: feul pump problem 49 ford flathead

The saying, "Fix it once and fix it right" comes to mind. After spending the money on a rebuild, I wouldn't be knocking metal particles into my engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Replacing Floor pan and rocker panel 52 Ford F1

From what I've seen and heard, expect to need to do some metalworking to make the new piece work. Saw one that was 1/2" different where it joined the firewall section.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,194
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

I've read that HF's supplier used worn-out tooling to produce these jackstands, result being that the engagement of the pawls is much less than it should be. That's just the kind of shortcut I'd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 50 F1 Temp Gauge Malfunctioning

The way these gauges work is by heating coils wrapped around a bimetallic strip. Over time, the strips seem to lose their full range of motion. Only solution is to replace the gauge when that happens.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1951 Ford F1 stock build

Welcome to the Barn!

You can check the frame using a tape measure to check diagonals, from left-front to right-rear and vice versa. Set the frame on jack stands and measure off the floor at front...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 49 Ford F1 Leaf Spring Center Pin/Bolt Front

My book says 5/16"-24 x 3
p/n 350303-S
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Optimal ignition timing curve?

Ditto the comments on idle below 13:1, but that is also with a carb, where the idle system is in play for a good bit above idle.

I'm running an MSD ready-to-run distributor with manifold vacuum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: GM 1 WIRE alternator

It shocks me how many people are putting 100+ amp 10Si's on vehicles that got by with a 30 amp generator. I don't get it. These are mostly stock vehicles, too. More is not always better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Torque for Flyeheel to crank bolts?

I use a piece of 1"x1" angle iron with a hole, that catches a tooth on the ring gear. Works for removal, too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: The Radiator Blues - Let's Pray

I haven't been to Martin's in probably 15 yrs, but it was like being in a candy store! I have heard the county was after them on some environmental or OSHA issue and they aren't what they used to be,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,015
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Same Clutch noise problem after third assembly and a lot of archive searches

I'm wondering if this car has a Speedway adapter for the T5? I have heard many times of issues with clutch components scraping on these adapters. Usually just a little grinding needed to clear.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Calling Stu (Truckdog)

Sent you an email, GB
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Flathead Air Pump

There's no cam drive, so something like that "almost" makes sense.
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