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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Helmet - condensor (vertex)

I've not mentioned this to you before, I admire your passion , skill , knowledge and the time you spend sharing it .
Thank you !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By Ggmac
Re: starter/sol II

I'm in Florida but wouldn't mind helping. If you put it in 3rd gear , can you rock the car enough to move the motor some ? Make sure the key is off ! Do you still have the crank handle for starting ?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Oil pan baffels ?

A lifetime ago , while tearing down some flatheads in the shop I was working at , I noticed all the stationary pump motors had no baffles in the pan , the 2 car/ truck engines did have the baffles ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Symptoms of worn out sector shaft?

If you have a go pro or other camera set up , mount it secured under the car pointing at the steering linkage and see if anything is binding or not visible when static testing .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Gauge wizards - need some help

When testing gauges , I've used a older accessories cigarette lighter plug in style adapter that you can adjust voltage with . It's got an adjustment range of 12volts to 2.5 volts , simply by moving...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Ggmac
Re: 1937 85hp cylinder sleeve possibly leaking water into the pan?

Did this ever have steel Pistons ? Just curious
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Intermittent sticking valve

If you still need to find the cyl . Remove one plug wire at a time and run , if it's not that cyl it'll drop even more when the bad one acts up . Yes it's time consuming but it'll find it usually ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 878
Posted By Ggmac
Re: What kind of air cleaner setup is this?

With the long oil fill tube , I'm thinking military , either vehicle or stationary application, but it's got a clutch so guessing vehicle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Ggmac
Re: What OHM's reading sender for fuel tank

[quote=randy993;1795103]so there may be a chance that this will work for me. I know my tank is full so i need to drive it some. Going to the coast for a week as soon as the hurricane clears out. I'll...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,649
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Underhood carnage on my F-1

It looks as if that blade was redrilled , possibly having the extra bolt holes too close to the original and fatigued the metal . I'm just going on an enlarged photo so it's a guess .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Whining noise from my 8BA

True , but it'll leave the motor clean !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,106
Posted By Ggmac
Re: STREET MACHInES, Engines, gearing and etc

Anyone ever use a ford single rail overdrive ? 83-84 vintage . I just removed one from a mustang and thought it could possibly work .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Whining noise from my 8BA

With the motor running , use some foaming gunk , it'll be visible when it's sucked in .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Flathead repair

Check for blocked exhaust .
Use a vacuum gauge and if it starts dropping slowly at first then steady drop till dies .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By Ggmac
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Atlas tires

Anyone remember the Atlas milepac , I think it was called . It cost $15 in the 70s , later moroso came out with drag front tires with the same tread design
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Water pump replace

Are you using a good quality 6 point socket ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Help: Reverse eye leaf spring problem 34 Ford

Take a square to the leaf spring and the bolts . It'll show them the amount of angle
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Help: Reverse eye leaf spring problem 34 Ford

I've found just the single eyed leaf spring on Amazon for $40 . It was for my 34 front .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Engine change

Where do you live . Just asking cause if in south Florida, I can lend you some help . I've reconverted a few . The oil pan and a few other problems pop up but it all depends on what was done to yours...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Air shocks ?

They do lift it . The load was to determine how much lift you need
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ggmac
Re: front brakes replacement

Thanks for your service !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By Ggmac
Re: 51 f3 v8 flathead to 6 cylinder flathead swap

Nice ! Good luck and I completely understand the switch .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Air shocks ?

You could add helper springs , they are coil springs about 4-5"" in dia and come in 3 diff load levels , should say over load weights . They have a bracket that mounts it on the axle tube and the top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Ggmac
Re: Protecting a bare block

If it's clean use spray paint , let it set a few days then use spray cosmoline or corrosion stop spray . I live in south Florida and without the paint you'll find rust spots where touched , scratched...
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