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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 940
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Serpentine System for Flatheads

Original was serpentine squeekers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Now it's junk from Carpenter!

My experience with Vintique is not poor quality. I bought the 40 Ford headlight surround chrome from Drake. Fit like crap. Sent them back and bought Vintique ones. Perfect fit and function. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 940
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Serpentine System for Flatheads

Serpentine belts squeak too. I have had much more squeaking on my two 97 T Birds and my diesel pusher. A serpentine system is no cure for squeaking belts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By philipswanson
Re: new bottom radiator hose leaking

Never use WD40 with rubber. It is a petroleum product which deteriorates rubber. Use a silicone instead. Double wrapped clamps are best too. And some Aviation Permatex on the water pump flanges.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Anyone available to look at a car on Long Island?

Suggest you fly out and look at it yourself. Flights to NYC from LA and SFO can be found on Alaska Airlines or Spirit for as cheap as $99. After arriving at Kennedy, you can catch the Long Island...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Is the brake master cylinder filled through a hole in the floor?

That's the way many older cars were. Very common. Not that hard to fill.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Shopping for a Trailer

Tons of them on Craigslist. No need to buy new, many out there at good prices.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By philipswanson
Re: WTF?? battery 30V ?

Digital meters are much more accurate and seldom go bad if they are a quality meter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Need a distributor

I sent him a PM message for one too but a helmet (1940). Maybe a call would work better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Drake Sale:

I don't bother going to Drake until a last resort. Almost all the time, Carpenter has what I need. I also like the fact, unlike Drake, that Carpenter makes allot of his own stuff like rubber...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Bronze valve guides??

My two 51s have sat that long. A Woodie and a Vicky. At least they are garaged in SoCa. I have a new Corvette too that has sat for over 20. I have so many cars, I am bad about running them all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Drake Sale:

It is kinda funny that Drake has ALL the backorder problems. Every time, when it was on B/O, Carpenter had plenty and I can say he very seldom puts anything on B/O like Drake.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Drake Sale:

What you need is NOT on sale. Just a few items that don't move. He is clearing out some of the inventory that doesn't sell.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,049
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Vintique Auto Parts

C&G is just a sub for Carpenter and Drake.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

Better not to do it in the first place!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By philipswanson
Re: US Customs blocking import/export of NY registered vehicles

Good! We don't need to lose those vehicles to some exporter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Need encouragement head replacement

Back the nuts off 3-4 turns and hit the starter. Heads should pop loose.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

That's what I do too. My flat cart is actually a hydraulic table I got from Harbor Fright tools. It is very handy especially for loading and unloading to my truck.
It's a real back saver.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

After over 50 years of engine building, I have never had a problem with a 3 wheel engine stand tipping over, etc.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

I wouldn't say "Just as important ". All my engine stands have 3 castors, and I have several. I have rebuilt Olds 455s, Ford 460s, BBCs, SBCs and many other engines much heavier than a flathead....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,233
Posted By philipswanson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By philipswanson
Re: V8 times jan/feb 2020...

They all look good in the picture! Especially the 40.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By philipswanson
Re: What year and what is it worth?

Base value in NADA says $1287 in that condition.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By philipswanson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,373
Posted By philipswanson
Re: LED shop light follow-up

I used drop in tubes on 21 fixtures. Not one has failed and that was over a year ago. Every one is still working perfectly. Two garages, house and two rentals. I think the ballasts last much...
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