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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 736
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Clutch Adjustment on a 40

After you have eliminated all the play in the pedal and linkage. Grab the clutch arm on the trans and pull it back to see if you have just a little free play down there. You should feel a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: 302 in a 33/34 pickup

Something else to consider is some of the reliability runs and nostalgia events are limiting the entries to having 1953 or earlier engines like flatheads and early overheads such as Cads and Olds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Setting ring and pinions up

What are you using for pinion shims since Early Fords never had them? How much shim did it take to center the pattern?

I did the same thing at work on Dana 60 rearends. I honed a set of test...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Do stock Flathead ford heads have any value?

Mostly I see the stock heads hanging from the corners easy-ups at swap meets. They keep the easy-ups from blowing away while the aftermarket aluminum heads are being displayed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: pinion deph shims

Like Rotorwrench said, there is no adjustment for pinion depth. Stick in there until it bottoms out. That shows you the accuracy of Ford's machining back then compared to the modern rear ends.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Which antifreeze or coolant will keep flathead coolest? Suggestions for

If everything is good with a flathead and its cooling system it should run at a normal temperature just like any other engine. If its running hot and your trying to fix the problem by adding water...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Drum/hub questions

I had to to brake drum junk pile and look. 1932 drums and hubs were cast as one piece, there were no separator hubs, at least there is not on the pair of '32s I have. The drums are also too narrow to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Marsden Locknut Torque Specs

You won't find any torque values for Early Fords, use a modern chart. I would use Grade 8 hardened washers between the bolt and backing plate. If the factory bolts are long enough? Regular washers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: 302 in a 33/34 pickup

Like Ron said a 302 will wipe the teeth right off an early Ford trans. My dad had a '32 3-window with a completely stock "265" Chevy coupled to a '39 trans. That 265 eliminated 2nd gear, never to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,275
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: what's a period type super dual for a 8BA?

I think the Edelbrock Super dual is the best of the two carb wide spaced intakes. There are flathead boat manifolds where the carb mounts are machined at an angle so the carbs will sit level zipping...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Fan Blade Clearance?

I bet it seemed like such a simple project when you started.

You might need to get an offset generator mount and then make a fan mount out of a shortened generator to bolt to the front of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 809
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: How much brake line does it take to do an old Ford?

Hey Tim, here are a couple helpful pieces for your AV8 brake job. The triangle piece that the rubber brake hose goes to that bolts to the rear radius rods front bolt and this brake line bracket that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 809
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: How much brake line does it take to do an old Ford?

I used 3/16" on my '32 chassis and I wish I would have used 1/4 brake line. Its a 1940s style hot rod so 1/4" tubing would have looked more authentic. The people that know look for this kind of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 809
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: How much brake line does it take to do an old Ford?

I was in Napa here one day to buy brake line tubing and every single piece they had were bubbles flares. Not one piece with regular double flare on it. Check the flare types when buying a piece of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 809
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: How much brake line does it take to do an old Ford?

Two rolls seems like too much tubing. One roll should ne enough. We had an assortment of pre-made tubing at work 6" to 60" from 3/16" to 3/8" You cut it too fit and your at least starting off with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Need source for these DUAL window regulator springs

I found you a spring on eBay but its connected to the entire regulator. Which is probably the only way your going to get one. It would be a $78.00 spring with shipping and probably break the frist...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 997
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Wiring question

Battery Load testing. If you are really interested in learning this stuff read this manual that belongs to a battery load tester.

https://www.autometer.com/media/manual/2650-791X.pdf

Look at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 997
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Wiring question

Lowes AC DC digital voltmeter, $25.00. I'm sure its some foreign made piece of junk but it will work for what you need it for. I have a cheap Radio Shack one I've used for 30-year's. Its accurate to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 997
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Wiring question

Did you do the headlight test like Eddie recommended? If you have charged the battery and it started once it should start again but without a voltmeter you don't know if your first start drain the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Off topic ford alternator question

That is a neat boat, it has a lot character. I want one here in SoCal to go ocean fishing but I don't need anymore more projects.

Here are some diagrams for marine alternators. It shows the EXC...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Flathead Fever
1934 Vacuum Operated Horn

I just picked up these original instruction for where to drill your vacuum hole for installing your new "SUPERETTE" vacuum operated horn. It was on eBay dirt cheap and I couldn't resist.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Need source for these DUAL window regulator springs

[QUOTE=DavidG;1732376]All but early original '32 passenger car door window regulators had the double, connected springs.


Flathead fever,

With respect, that's a reproduction '33 regulator in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: Need source for these DUAL window regulator springs

I've never seen a spring like that. Would it be possible to install individual springs if you modified the regulator so each spring had something to hook to like the '32-'33 in this picture? Maybe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 755
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: ‘50 Won’t Go Into Gear - Help

I meant disable the coil so it won't start but you would still be able to crank the engine.

I've never tried to loosen up a sticking pilot bearing or clutch disc. My experience is working on my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 755
Posted By Flathead Fever
Re: ‘50 Won’t Go Into Gear - Help

Disable the ignition if your going to try and crank this engine, in gear, with a stuck clutch disc. If it were to start it could take off on you. Jack up the rear end if you decide to try and start...
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