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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Replacing rings on 1 piston on 8ba

Can replace rings without removing engine. I've done it on a 37 engine. A little hard to get the pan off but it can be done.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,648
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Ebay sales tax in place

Not true. Texas state tax is 6.25%. Local adds in 2%. I pay 8.25% on ebay.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Part numbers for F1 wheel bearings

https://36fordwoodie.weebly.com/f1brakes.html
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Hydraulic brake adjustments.

Good luck with Lockheed brakes. I gave up on them and use repro bendix brakes. Way easier to adjust. Your problem is probably too much air and brake shoe clearance. If you arch the shoes to new drums...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Single stage or base/clear

Thanks great advise I hadn't thought of. Single stage would be 3 coats. Base/clear probably 6.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By mrtexas
Single stage or base/clear

This question isn't about an old Ford but it could be. I'm buying a 2003 white MR2 and from a different seller a blue hardtop. Will have to paint the hardtop to match. Paint on MR2 is 16 years old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 873
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 41 vs 42 woody header

It was a toss up for me between these two. Ron however gave me a fixed price bid so went with him. Visited both. Ron couldn't be nicer and does excellent work.

My 41...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 873
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 41 vs 42 woody header

Sometimes he lists his shop as Fullerton and other times Orange. Can't be in two places at the same time now can we?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 873
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 41 vs 42 woody header

There is one wood maker in California that is a complete fraud and crook. He advertises on ebay. They often change their name as well. He has been banned from advertising in the Woodie Club magazine....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 873
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 41 vs 42 woody header

41 one year only and 42-48 have little wood in common.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1941 Ford Radiator

Brassworks has the split one for $2000. I bought the unsplit one for $1000.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Boling Bros. drums- Any issues?

No tax days are over. All the mailorder are now collecting sales tax.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Too low of 49 front end

I have 4 14s and had 2 15s. The 15s were on the back and the car was raked so much it couldn't be aligned. Chucked out the 15s and use the 14s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By mrtexas
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1937 Deluxe Turing Four-Door Sedan value?

Good luck selling. To find any buyer at any price will be a challenge. 30s Ford market is very soft to non-existent. Just sold a restored beautiful 36 woodie and had to take about 1/2 of what it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

That's right, natural gasoline distilled from crude straight run is still around 60-70 octane which is why the compression ratio of 30s cars is so low, usually around 6:1. You could buy gas with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By mrtexas
Wood varnish color match on 49 woodie

I'm very pleased with the varnish color match on the leading edge of my doors. Leading edge was rubbing against the fender so had to grind down the edge a bit to make it fit. Can see in picture but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By mrtexas
Too low of 49 front end

I have a Fatman front end on my 49 woodie, a hot rod with a 302 Ford v8(for those not liking hot rods go one to the next post). Tired of scraping the underside on bumpy Houston roads so installing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1934 Ford Sedan Delivery

It costs $2,000 to have Model A mechanical brakes restored to like new by Snyders. Had two sets done. Makes a Model A stop on a dime. Can't imagine 34 would be any less.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

How true that ethanol absorbs water. Ethanol is not blended in refineries where the gasoline is made. It is blended at the fuel terminals and stored in tanks with a domed roofs so water won't get in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Well 90% of 87 and 10% of 113 gives me 89.6 which is slightly above mid grade. How do you come up with 91/93?

"In terms of its octane rating, ethanol has a rating of 113. "...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Rear Disc Brake Conversion

This place will install user provided rear disc brakes if you let them convert your rear axle. The only problem is when I talked to them about it they couldn't tell me what worked. Still considering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Don Orasco Selling Out Question?

https://www.ebay.com/sch/dbodevco/m.html?item=123933351453&hash=item1cdb00de1d%3Ag%3A%7Eb0AAOSwNotdnRXc&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Octane is a rather mysterious and technical subject. Higher octane means more resistance to igniting by compression rather than spark. Igniting by compression gives knock, a sound that can be heard...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

70 octane would be OK as compression ratio is very low like 5-6. Modern motors are 10:1. Super is a waster of money. What is the octane rating in Auckland? Research octane? Here in the states it is...
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