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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By tubman
Re: Can you guys stand another picture problem?

Thank you "51-Merc-CT". When I did it that way it worked. I went into my album first, "cut" the "IMG" URL, and went to "New Message". I "paste"d the paste buffer into the message and added the text....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By tubman
Can you guys stand another picture problem?

I tried to send a PM with a picture in it. The picture was in a public album I have on the Barn called "PM Pictures". I added the URL of the image I wanted to send using the "Insert Image" button to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By tubman
Re: Need radio (w/ 5 presets) for 47 Mercury

Sorry for the levity; I hope you find what you're looking for, as it is obvious from your initial post.

My response was motivated by the fact that after I had spent several hundred dollars getting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By tubman
For forum member "Pdstark"

Phillip,

For some reason, I couldn't send a picture in a PM, so I'll post it here. I got this picture from another person I sold a condenser to who mounted it on a '52 Mercury. He says it look...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By tubman
Re: 49 F1 Clutch problem

I had this same problem with my '51 when I stored it for a couple of years. We took the car out on a deserted road in neutral. put it in gear and push started it. It broke free quite quickly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By tubman
Re: 1951 Meteor Victoria

I always thought the '51 Victoria was the best looking "shoebox" ever.

I guess the Canadians disagreed.:mad:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By tubman
Re: Need radio (w/ 5 presets) for 47 Mercury

I'd like to know where you are located that you can get 5 decent AM stations.:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By tubman
Re: Valve Lash Esky. Cam

All I can add is that I have done more than a few solid lifter cams, and have not seen one yet that calls for a clearance of less than .010".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By tubman
Re: The case for sacrificial anodes in your cooling system

As I have said before, the Galvanic Series table tells me that zinc is not the best anode to be used to protect aluminum. They are too close together. Magnesium is a better choice, which is why the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By tubman
Re: Mechanic grade tires for my '51 Ford Tudoor

You have the original snow tires your dad put "on the Ford in the winter"? Sounds like there is a good family history with the car. That would make a difference to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By tubman
Re: The case for sacrificial anodes in your cooling system

In a perfect world, yes. However, conditions are different and can change. Who for example, has calculated the mix of materials (basically aluminum vs. iron) exposed to the coolant and determined the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By tubman
Re: The case for sacrificial anodes in your cooling system

I got mine from Amazon.com. Each piece yield 3 chunks. Here's a link : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081YQGVXC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By tubman
Re: Good sounding single muffler

My buddy owns a string of Midas shops. I had his guys install the Fenton headers, pipes, and mufflers on my '51 in 1987. They used some generic "Steel-Paks" and they sounded great then and they sound...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By tubman
Re: The case for sacrificial anodes in your cooling system

You have to think of the cooling system as a very large, very weak wet cell battery. Current flows from the anode to the cathode through the electrolyte (the coolant). The anode is a reducing agent...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,145
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

Without something to ensure consistent contact between the new condenser and the old housing, you might see some intermittence. Could you jam enough aluminum foil in there to ensure good contact?
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By tubman
Re: The case for sacrificial anodes in your cooling system

If you maintain your cars half as well as you restore them, I'm sure there'll be no problem.:cool:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By tubman
Re: The case for sacrificial anodes in your cooling system

This is the reason for my choice, as the RV anodes have to be magnesium if they are to protect the aluminum water heaters. Most marine anodes are zinc, which, as mentioned above, may offer no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By tubman
Re: The case for sacrificial anodes in your cooling system

To be clear, it's an anode. Do you remember what your anode was made of? It makes a difference. Magnesium is the least "noble" metal there is (see the attached "Galvanic Series" chart). If yours was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By tubman
Re: The case for sacrificial anodes in your cooling system

I really can't answer your question, which is one of he reasons I will be changing the coolant soon (even tough it probably doesn't need it).
I want to check what's in it. If I had to guess, I'd say...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,145
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

The glue will probably act as an insulator and may affect the operation of the condenser. You would be better off using conductive epoxy. It is used to attach electrical antennas etc. to car windows....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By tubman
The case for sacrificial anodes in your cooling system

Last August, I started a thread about sacrificial anodes in the cooling system : https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=286252&highlight=anode. I went ahead with it, and this summer, when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By tubman
Re: Mechanic grade tires for my '51 Ford Tudoor

Most implement tires I have seen were rated for a maximum speed of 25 MPH, making them unusable for regular use on a car. Seems like a lot of dough for them compared to 4 discards from the tire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,106
Posted By tubman
Re: New Guy Old Truck

Congratulations! The first start and drive are something special. The truck looks great and it sounds like there isn't too much more wrong that you can't handle.

Get on it and then go get that ice...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,467
Posted By tubman
Re: My 1939 Foed Deluxe Vert w/Rumble Seat

I really like the '39 DeLuxe's best of that particular era Ford, but I have to say it looks like one would have to be an acrobat to get into that rumble seat!:eek:

Maybe that's why they dropped it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By tubman
Re: just a question

You're referring to the "Ice Cream" post, not this one, aren't you? This seems legitimate.
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