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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 125
Posted By tubman
Re: Fuel Pump Problems

I don't know much, being an 8BA guy, but aren't there two different fuel pump pushrods for the early engines, depending on the intake manifold?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,321
Posted By tubman
Re: What a waste of good thirties Ford bodies.

I like the 5-window with the roll bar on the outside.

If more guys had built them that way, there'd be a lot more left!;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,397
Posted By tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By tubman
Re: 1940 Parts, Reference Resources

Actually, you have already found the best resource for what you are doing : this forum. I doubt that there is anything you have to do that has not been done several times by multiple members. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,860
Posted By tubman
Re: Pertronix Nightmare

I find this to be an interesting statement. Never, in my over 60 years of running Ford flatheads (or other makes and models) with standard points ignition, have I ever had to call anyone about them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By tubman
Re: Oil Change Intervals

One thing a lot of people miss is the fact that Ford called for a chassis lube every 1000 miles on these cars. Most people, then and now, concentrate so much on oil changes that the chassis lube...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By tubman
Re: Thread Chase Kit Recomendations

There is one important factor that has been missed here, That is the matter of thread classes. Thread fit is a measure of looseness or tightness of mating threads. For unified inch threads, there are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By tubman
Re: Video of flathead build and dyno test

It actually should be titled : "How to spend the most money building a flathead".

I'll reserve comment on the rest.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By tubman
Re: "Single plenum" 8ba intake

I rebuild both 94's and Rochester 2G's. I like to test them on my test engine. Instead of changing manifolds, I use a 3-bolt to 4-bolt adapter from Speedway. To get it to run right, I added a divider...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By tubman
Re: "Single plenum" 8ba intake

The firing order for a Ford flathead is 1-5-4-8-6-3-7-2. If you look a regular flathead manifold over, you will see that one side feeds cylinders 1, 4, 6 and 7, while the other side feeds cylinders...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By tubman
Re: 59ab needs clutch in 40 tudor

I was told the same thing over the phone by one of there employees who obviously was not happy about it. Unfortunately, when I related my experience on the forums, the response was to "shoot the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By tubman
Re: 1950 Ford F3 Fuel Issues

Sounds heat related, probably a coil or condenser.

There's an old saying : "90% of all carburation problems are ignition related, while most ignition problems are caused by a faulty fuel delivery...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By tubman
Re: Pressure Switch Question

I have had old Fords with hydraulic brakes for over 60 years, and have never had a problem with an original switch. It may be because that's all I've ever used. If I ran across a decent looking one,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By tubman
Re: 1950 Ford F3 Fuel Issues

Can you start it back up right after it dies, or do you have to wait a while?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,281
Posted By tubman
Re: Thoughts/Opinions on Piston Rings

In one of my many former lives, I was a "Corvette Guy". In that world, it was a given that changing a '70's engine (with ported vacuum) back to straight manifold vacuum (which the same engines used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA Compression Test - Is it worth and an engine strip down?

I agree with Lawson. I drove my '51 for 25 years with an engine that had 85-90 psi in all of the cylinders. It got me around fine. Most ordinary guys would kill for compression numbers like that.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,281
Posted By tubman
Re: Thoughts/Opinions on Piston Rings

I believe that "ported vacuum" is a method used for emissions control and is not the best for general use or performance. Are you sure you want to do this? Straight manifold vacuum is better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 87,134
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

It may be picking nits, but I have to state again that Evaporust is not an acid (citric or any other kind). It works by a process called chelation, and as such, will not harm ferrous metals in any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,187
Posted By tubman
Re: The 1934 Brewster - Built On A Ford Chassis - Marketed By Rolls Royce

I'm sure it's till around. I found the picture in a recent Hemming's article.

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2017/02/07/a-hines-with-25-varieties-oliver-hines-1933-ford-five-window-coupe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,187
Posted By tubman
Re: The 1934 Brewster - Built On A Ford Chassis - Marketed By Rolls Royce

There was a guy in the fifties (Oliver Hines) who built a '33 coupe hot rod and used a Brewster grille.

EDIT : Found it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By tubman
Re: Starter cleanup

Also, if you can get access to a "growler", you should test the armature. Also, check the brushes that are soldered into the field coils; I had a starter that had a "cold solder" joint on one. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By tubman
Re: Pentronix in a Mallory twin point

It should be mentioned in passing that distributors initially intended for use in SBC's have a total advance of around 36 degrees built in. Flathead like a total advance in the low twenties. I had an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 970
Posted By tubman
Re: Need H10 coke bottle plugs. Got ANY

There are guys that like Hot Rods and guys that like Concourse Restorations. These are two very different facets of the hobby. If you want to play in the other guys game, you better be prepared to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By tubman
Re: Pentronix in a Mallory twin point

"Bubba" has retired and is not making these any more. As stated, "Charlie ny" on this forum does an excellent job converting the GM distributors for flathead use. Some may not know it, but he will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By tubman
Re: Pentronix in a Mallory twin point

It depends on the carburetor that you will be using. If it is a completely stock setup, you will be best off using the stock distributor. If you are going to a different carburetion setup, then a...
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