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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,284
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

One good thing about Autolite plugs is they have rolled threads, best for aluminum heads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,790
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: Underhood carnage on my F-1

I have a fan, bearing hub and pulley with a shroud from a 1950 F-1.
It's yours if you pick it up or arrange the shipping.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: 8BA center main ?

Check the bearing web and pan rails for cracks. my 50 F-1 did the same thing, but it also broke the crank in half. A local commercial engine rebuilder had a cap that required a light center line hone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: F-1 door handles

For a temporary fix slip a small rubber O ring over the handle and let it drop into the gap between the handle and the door.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: Vapor lock Stromberg vs Holley

I was blinded by the fact that all my problems started after I installed the Stromberg, It turns out it was a fuel delivery problem,pump going bad. I drained the fluid from the liquid filled gauge it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: Vapor lock Stromberg vs Holley

GM
Sounds like you have made a thorough study of the vapor lock problem,I am running a electric pump at the tank to a Holley regulator into a 3 carb. fuel block. The secondarys are block off for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: Vapor lock Stromberg vs Holley

Ross F-1

I am running a MSD distributor with mechanical advance only.and a
6A capacitive discharge box. Timing set at 2 initial 18 at 1700 total 20.
I have run this set up with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By Bums F-1
Vapor lock Stromberg vs Holley

I have never had a vapor lock with a Holley 94 but after changing to a Stromberg 48 I am experiencing what appears to be a vapor lock. Runs out of fuel and will not restart, but after a cool down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,145
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: Factory 3x2 intake?

I run a three carb manifold on my 50 F-1,I was at a show and did not know what class I was in. I ask the head of the show, he says original stock. I win first place, after picking up my award someone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,670
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: Why do you enter car shows?

To have people say WOW and smile when they see your car or truck at a show is better than any trophy you could get.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,431
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: Starting a Flathead

My old Dad told me to put your mouth over the tank filler neck and blow, it will push the gas up to the carb. If you don't like the taste of gas get a electric fuel pump.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 47,288
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: 6.00X16 radial conversion

I ran LT 215/85/R16 tubeless on stock rims for 12 years and 7:50/R16 Diamondbacks wide whites for 4 years, no problems.love the Diamondbacks.
My 1950 F-1 truck had the death wobble with bias ply...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,432
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: F1 headers

Reds are the best.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,233
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: Can the engine be supported by the oil pan?

I have used that method to change the water pumps on a 1950 F-1 with a truck pan.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,935
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: How Many Fordbarners Own An F-1?

My 1950 F-1 was my Dad's truck when i was in High School in 1957, he gave it to me on my 50th birthday.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,097
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: 1950 f1 front end wobble

I had the same problem on my 1950 F-1,after changing to radial tires it never did it again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,086
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: what size tires do you have on your F1 puck up

7:50 x 16 Diamond Back tubeless radial wide white walls on stock rims.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,668
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: Starting flatheads

My Dad told me to put your mouth on the gas tank filler and blow into the gas tank.I have a electric fuel pump now,don't like the taste of this new gas.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,873
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: 52 8rt engine pings going up hill

I had the same ping problem with a Vintage Speed 3x2 set up with progressive
linkage. After polishing combustion chambers,changing timing etc. I found the secondary carb butterfly's leaking through...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,444
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: more F1 help please

The starter button is hot all the time, even with the ignition switch off.Some added a cut off switch to the button as a safety device.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,870
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: 1950 f1 tire/rim question

I have run tubeless radials for over 15 years with the original rims. when running bias ply tires the truck had a bad death wobble after changing to radials no more wobble and the truck handled much...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,122
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: "Death wobble

I had the death wobble on my 1950 F-1 truck. King pins and all other parts seem to be good. Replaced the bias-ply tires with radials, no problem since.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,822
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: harmonic balancer

My stock 50 8BA crank broke in half at the center main. It now has a Merc crank and a strap on the center main cap. While I was rebuilding it I put on all the goodies I wanted in High School. 3...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,822
Posted By Bums F-1
harmonic balancer

Any advantage in using a harmonic balancer on a internally balanced engine like our Flatheads ? I see several vendors offer them now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,291
Posted By Bums F-1
Re: Factory Flathead speed parts

I entered my truck in a local car show,it has three carb's and Offy heads. They put me in the original stock category. I won first place, after I picked up my award one of the participants...
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