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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: '51 tudor tail light quarter spears

I bought a repop pair on ebay about 15 years ago from Classic Auto Parts, but can't find any on them now. Midwest Early Ford also listed them in their 2015 catalog, but no more.

I would contact...
Forum: Early V8 11-04-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By V8 Bob
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 1951 bellhousing question

The '49-'51 6 cyl. bell looks similar to the V8 but is flat on the engine side instead of angled at the bottom like the V8. Biggest difference is the very large 6 cyl. starter plate vs the much...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 2nd battery question for electric guru's

If I remember correctly, charging multiple batteries rarely if ever fully charges all the batteries without some kind auto or manual isolator, like motor homes/boats use/used.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: brake line valve

Your first post stated


"Subsequent conversations with well meaning people center around something called a defective residual valve.
My question; situation seems to imply drum brake...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: brake line valve

The Lockheed master cylinders on U.S. built '39-'48 Fords and Mercs used an internal residual valve, also common on most other master cylinder manufacturers. If your car has an external residual, it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 3- 97's Installed

I'm also running 3 English 97s straight with no issues.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,545
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: This just in, Bonneville info

Congratulations Ron!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,582
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 1950 8ba recommended oil

I would start with a quality 10W30 and check oil pressure. Always better to use the lowest weight oil resulting in good oil pressure, imo. The valve spring loads are pretty low in a stock flathead...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Mechanical brake light switch, '40 Ford

I'm using the SW-42 switch from Ron Francis on my '32, '40 and '51. They are water proof and handle high amperage without the need for a relay. A simple angle bracket will locate them to stock '32...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: point gap = dwell

Just some additional info on '49-up single point Ford V8 dwell. Ford used point dwell contact percent of 58-63 from '49 until '55-'56, based on shop manuals on hand. To convert percent to degrees,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: point gap = dwell

Forget "gaping" when using a dwell meter and simply adjust the points to 27 degrees, the target dwell for most single point Ford distributors.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Flywheel bolts

The ARP bolts I bought were #P10AP.750-1. ARP torque specs are:


70 ft.lbs with ARP moly.
75 ft/lbs with 242 Loctite. (what I used)
85 ft.lbs with 30W oil.


Always follow ARP torque...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: "49 Distributor Timing Issue

Make sure the point dwell is correct @ 27 degrees before making any timing changes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Flywheel bolts

I ran into a similar clearance issue with my new steel flywheel and aftermarket clutch. I was reluctant on grinding down flywheel bolts, so contacted ARP and bought bolts that have a reduced head...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: water pump ID please 49 - 53????

Those wide-belt pumps are '49 Ford car if the "feet" are drilled and tapped for engine mounts, or '53 truck that used the same pumps without any mounting holes because of the truck's central engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,546
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Flathead Oil Pan

The '53 truck flathead engines had some unique parts, like the straddle-mounted bell housing, central front engine mount, '49 car-style wide belt water pumps and the full sump oil pan discussed above...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By V8 Bob
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Mark Kirby/MotorCity Flathead's

Really sad to learn this. I first met Mark over 20 years when I purchased one of his engines, enjoyed a couple of visits over the years, rode in his "new" '53 on it's first run with his aluminum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,076
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: What does this intake manifold fit ?

:o I should have just let the thread go on and let some other sucker bite! You got me. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,076
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: What does this intake manifold fit ?

I have never seen or heard of a V14 Ford or Lincoln engine, until now, and can find no history of one, so when were these made?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,717
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Chevy to Flathead distributor

I've had one of Charlie's in my '51 for many years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Extra quart of oil with oil filter system?

You don't have to add oil to the filter canister. Just put 5 quarts into the pan and run it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-01-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,732
Posted By V8 Bob
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-01-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,732
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Dual chamber master cylinder for drum brakes

KULTULZ,


1-There is no brake fluid "flow", only very slight movement. You knew that!


2-"Studying" a modified or custom brake system to match an existing factory system's fixed value PPV...
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