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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By alchemy
Re: Major brake adjustment procedure request

Maybe a worn inner bearing?

If you don't find anything wrong with the bearings, have your local drum-turner take a hair or two off the edge of the drum. Or if you aren't too fanatical, you could...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By alchemy
Re: '40 brake adjustment

I usually try for 1/8". My hot rodded '32 has a return spring that brings the pedal up to a small rubber bumper on the bottom of the wood floorboard. When I push the pedal, it's from the bumper...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By alchemy
Re: Brake Drums

So, is that the heavy spot or the light spot?

I always assumed the weight of the steel that was drilled out for the valve hole in the wheel was replaced by the weight of the rubber stem. But...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By alchemy
Re: 1932 transmission prefix 18-oooooo question

I dunno. Does that DavidG guy really know anything about 32's? ;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By alchemy
Re: Grancor heads & intake advice please

I have the exact same heads and intake, and they are my favorite speed parts. Saving them for my "someday" roadster.

If you are going to list them on Ebay make sure to show nice clear pics of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By alchemy
Re: NOS heads

They did NOT just use an original Ford head to pull a mold off when they made these heads. If they did that there would be at least 1/4" too short on the end. Patterns for aluminum sandcast molds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,325
Posted By alchemy
Re: What does this intake manifold fit ?

They were made on April 1st.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By alchemy
Re: '38 steering box

Y'all do know that the gasket for the end plate/tube is not just a gasket, but a shim of the proper thickness? Make sure to use either the exact same thickness, or re-examine if you should maybe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By alchemy
Re: 1932 Grill Shells, Inserts & Crankholes

I've got a loose crankhole surround that is rusty steel. I always thought it was an old Argentina repro, but I see in Rockfla's pics that he has a chrome plated steel crankhole too. So, not all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By alchemy
Re: 1936 rear radius rods

Darunee, there is a wanted classifieds section that you can post all these ads in.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,099
Posted By alchemy
Re: Harmon Collins build thread ...

I found a website for Chief Aircraft Parts and they don't show anything with that part number. Can you let us know the application or another part number?

What do you think about hand grinding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By alchemy
Re: Drive gear bushing.

Bushing? On the R&P?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By alchemy
Re: 1932 frame horn covers

And no seam shows on the old pic there. Maybe they found welding up a seam and metal finishing it took too much time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By alchemy
Re: 1932 frame horn covers

Those swoopy coved covers are neat! What version are they?

Did the single top-bumper covers (early) only come with round holes for the fender?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By alchemy
Re: Help! 59ab oil pan fitment

I removed the baffle from a 59A pan when I fit the 8RT pump and pickup. It also required a slight heat-and-bend of the pickup tube because the screen was touching the bottom of the pan.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,598
Posted By alchemy
Re: Sacrificial Anode

I put a sacrificial anode from the Boatzincs place (like John in Illinois linked) into my flathead about 10 years ago. Last year I checked it and it didn't have any corrosion or erosion on it. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,415
Posted By alchemy
Re: Off shore adjustable lifters

Flathead Jack is no more. And it sounds like Johnson's from Gosfast are not gonna be available for a while either: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=284685
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By alchemy
Re: Scraping noise when turning

Can you fit your head under there and look around? See if you can find scraped paint on a suspension part, or the backside of the wheel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By alchemy
Re: Uncle Max Carb Quality

Yep, Max knows his 22.2's!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By alchemy
Re: supplier of 1933-34 Ford Windshield Rubber

I've got 14 years on a Dennis Carpenter seal in my 32 sedan. Still looks good. I had first tried a Vintique but the glued corners broke before I could even get the thing stretched all the way...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By alchemy
Re: 1934 U joint lube

Should be a zerk on the clamshell. It will mostly fill the cavity between the clamshell and the torquetube bell, but some will eventually make it's way to the front edge of the bell, then between...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By alchemy
Re: Dizzy days

He's just making sure you keep him on staff to use them up on rebuilds. Do you guys do a trade-in deal, or restore my distributor?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,704
Posted By alchemy
Re: Rare Deuce parts thread

Here's some pics. This car had the red repaint in the 50's, but hadn't been touched since then. We turned it into a hot rod in 2006. The only "damage" done was the drilling of 13 holes and some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By alchemy
Re: Offset piston in a 59 AB

My engine was sandblasted through all the water jacket holes, cleaning the factory sand and aftermarket rust. I can cruise down the interstate at 65 MPH in the summer and it will show about 170...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By alchemy
Re: Mercury Block - Is it Too Far Gone?

To the OP, I'd think if a guy really wanted to he could cut, chip, dissolve all the crud and internal parts out of this block in prep for lots of crack testing and probable sleeves. But, the killer...
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