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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: What's Behind Your Flattie?

Yes, I forget that the shoebox Ford's had an overdrive. Maybe I ought to own one so as to get familiar with them? :) I still think unless you are trying to tear something up, he'll be fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

That's pretty amazing. I can't imagine the cost it takes to get this endevour started let alone to a final product that is marketable.

Have you considered an aluminum flathead V8 block?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: What's Behind Your Flattie?

You won't have any problem with the stock 3 speed transmission behind a warmed up street flathead. Your money will be better spent on a 3.54 gear ratio in the rear end and a 29/15 tooth transmission...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Early V8 Distributors

On the back side of the distributor near the tang that engages the cam shaft.

In reply to Tim's question. I forgot to add the quote.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: 1930 Coupe Acquired 2/22/41, 79 Years ago

Congratulations. Wonderful story.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Small World

Pretty good segment and that you got to deliver that Model A roadster to him, pretty cool.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Kenny Waited (62) Years For This Day ...

I went to high school with the reporter that did the story, Gwyn Bevel.

That's pretty wild that you posted the link and someone from my hometown did the story.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,489
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: I guess its time ???

Jim,

Best wishes on your heart procedure and for a fast recovery. Take care of yourself. You don't want your distributor out of time. Thanks for all the help over the years. Keep us posted, check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Babbitt Work needed in IL. Anyone!?!

Effingham Regrind still does Babbitt work. I have used them before and they do a great job. Located in Effingham, Illinois.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Looking for a new job-maybe...

I also encourage folks to join the Early Ford V8 Club. The club is a great way to interact with like minded V8 guys, pass along knowledge, tips and connect with folks that can help you maintain your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Looking for a new job-maybe...

I'm 39 and have been working on, rebuilding, restoring early Fords since I was 18. I learned a lot buy diving into the work, reading and asking questions of the jobs I needed to perform. There has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Rain at last

Great news! I wish I could send you the rain we have been receiving in Southern Illinois.
Forum: Early V8 02-07-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: 39 ford

I have found 3:54 to be a good ratio while changing your transmission gears to 29/15 gear combination. I have this ratio in tudor sedans and it handles well on moderate hills. I haven't ran it in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,252
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: New to me 1936 5 window coupe

WOW! Nice car. I'd drive the hell out of it.

Please keep posting back with us on your adventures in this coupe.

Also, congrats on your girlfriends keen eye for old Fords. She's a keeper I'd...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Undocumented Victoria Owners

I'm not a member but I believe you have my car in your records.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: V8 times jan/feb 2020...

David, I didn't mean to leave anyone out so I edited my post. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: V8 times jan/feb 2020...

Jeff, John Mason and Frank Miller are die hard touring legends in my mind. There are many other V8 club members who drive their V8's to and from the national meets but these guys I have a really good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Apparent change to PayPal (for the worse)

I haven't sold anything this week. So I have not tried it lately.

Thanks for the heads up though. I'll pay closer attention. The wife has me on home projects and I haven't done any V8 work. I did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Apparent change to PayPal (for the worse)

Lately PayPal has notified me that I have a payment waiting and I have to "accept" the payment before funds are transferred.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,787
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Wrecked 34 phaeton

"Don't Touch". The owner was proactive in warding off the '34 Ford parts hoarders, even before '34 Fords were near the center of the V8 universe. The owner had uncanny intuition.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,787
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Wrecked 34 phaeton

This is something I'd try to restore. :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Another 1933 1934 Brochure from a Ford Dealership "Leaf Springs"

To add to this point, have you seen modern advertising for new cars? There is little to no mention about the engine, transmission or suspension. It's all about the electronic gadgets in the dash....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Flathead V8 head bolts vs studs

I believe you are correct. It started with the 8BA in 1949.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By Seth Swoboda
Re: Cleaning fasteners

It's a great deal of expense and work having bolts cleaned, plated and often times made new and plated. I'm thankful there are people like the late Roy Nacewicz and now Micheal Driskell that care...
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