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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: How To Make and Aluminum Engine Block

Good question. Maybe they are only for dragsters. Also, what does "wet jackets" mean?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By 19Fordy
How To Make and Aluminum Engine Block

This is an amazing process. Imagine all the programming that went into this.
https://www.howacarworks.com/engine-block
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Hi Temp damage

This chart shows melting points of various metals.
https://www.steelforge.com/literature/metal-melting-ranges/

Here's some excellent reading on the warping of engine blocks. It seems that fr the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Removing bonded brake linings.

Wonder what type of adhesive is used to bond the shoes?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Hi Temp damage

Good points.
How long and at what temperature were these items "cooked". Was it a garage /car fire?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: hammer size

I suppose if the numbers were too straight it would raise questions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Hi Temp damage

A good question for a metallurgical engineer. I am sure it would help a lot if you knew the alloy composition of the block and crank. A metallurgical engineer could prepare a small speciman of each...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Don Orosco,RIP

Gosh, that is terrible news. He was a true Legend in His Own Time and will be greatly missed. Prayers go out to him and his family. Truly one of the great ones.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Throwout bearing replacement

Automotive Stud: This looks promising....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Throwout bearing replacement

I learned something new. Thanks. However, do your best to search and buy an American made bearing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Throwout bearing replacement

Just to clarify. What year car, engine and transmission are you dealing with? If you're referring to the clutch release throw out bearing,
you need to replace the entire bearing as a unit.
That...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: hammer size

Sorry for double post.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: hammer size

I like this one:
You only hit it one time. Practice first to get the feel and impact correct. I don't like ball pein style as the head is not flat. It has a slight crown. Layout in advance the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Wheel bearing grease

STA LUBE 3131 is the grease to use.
https://www.qualitymill.com/2999089/Product/Sta-Lube%C2%AE-SL3131
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: To be or not to be a 1936 club cabriolet

drolston got it right.
There are more and more of this era cars coming up for sale but the buyers are
not willing to pay the big bucks prices of even 10 years ago. People today are looking to buy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 397
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: oil pan modification

I bet you could easily weld or braze an oil drain plug bung onto your present pan.
This one looks good as it has a low profile....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: '40 Lockheed brake system

It would be interesting to perform a test between Bendix and Lockheed systems to
see which stops the car in the shortest distance and which requires less pedal pressure to get the brakes to lock...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Installing Starter motor

Picture 10 in the thread below shows how a little tab was made to hold the case and the front starter plate together for easy install and removal as the little tab remains in place on the starter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: turn signals for a 40 deluxe

Ok "51504bat" fess up. Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: turn signals for a 40 deluxe

Me too. What's that big black canister all about?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: '40 Lockheed brake system

Don't know for sure but I would buy 2 qts. That way you always have some if needed.
I have DOT 5 in my 40 and used Speed Bleeders.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: 53 Flathead Gen/Fan

The internal threads you speak of are the threads on the other end of the long stud that screw into the intake manifold. It's a "thru" hole. That stud must be very tight in the manifold as you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: 53 Flathead Gen/Fan

Scroll down to #13 post on this link and you will see how it all fits together.
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1381760-1953-flathead-fan-pulley.html

The square spacer fits in between the ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By 19Fordy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By 19Fordy
Re: Mart's Sparks: A turn signal tip from Mart's Garage. Easier than I thought!

Mart, That is really great. Thanks. I would like to install directional signals in my 40 coupe that's been converted to 12v. Maybe, in one of your videos you could explain what you did to install...
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